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  • 2012 Mustang Nexus 7 Install questions

    Has anyone done a tablet in their mustang yet? I actually ordered a new trim piece today for where the radio and climate controls go because I dont wanna cut the factory one up. My plan is to trim it to the size I need for the tab. Once I do that I am stuck thinking about how to mount the tab to the back of it. It doesn't ever have to come out. The only thing I can come up with so far is getting it fitted exactly how I like and glassing it to the back of the panel. Def not my first choice as that may even be more permanent than I want lol. Anyone have ideas for me?

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    you could build a ply box and glass that to the fascia and have it so the the tablet slides in from the top then at least you can take it out

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    • #3
      Originally posted by coolcoupe View Post
      you could build a ply box and glass that to the fascia and have it so the the tablet slides in from the top then at least you can take it out
      That's an idea, I kind of want it to look smooth like stock though and I'm not sure I could pull that off honestly

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paaco1981 View Post
        That's an idea, I kind of want it to look smooth like stock though and I'm not sure I could pull that off honestly
        it would look stock from the front all the fiberglass would be on the back hidden the ply box is easy to do

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        • #5
          Have any links to a build log with exactly what you are talking about so I could check it out? Thanks for the suggestions so far btw

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          • #6
            just make sure the facisa you have got is the correct one for your car as I didnt and got the wrong one lol
            http://www.mp3car.com/android-tablet...t-install.html

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            • #7
              Ahh nice job, and thanks for the link. I'm pretty sure I got the right one, I ordered it from a ford dealership.

              If my faceplate comes in by the weekend I'll post some pics on my progress in the hopes that it can help someone else. This is the car it is going into.



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              • #8
                very nice

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                • #9
                  UPS Tracking shows my stuff getting here tomorrow. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do during the week. I actually even have a big project at work this weekend, but I usually take at least one day off. Looking like that will either be Saturday or Sunday. Soon as I get some time though I'll post some pics. I'm still not 100% on exactly what I'm gonna do, pretty much waiting on the dash piece to come in before I go too far thinking about something that may not work.

                  Not much of an update, didn't want you to think I abandoned the project though, it's def going to happen sometime in the near future

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                  • #10
                    Got my dash piece, I also somehow got lucky and they told me to take tomorrow off from work. I think I had too many hours last week and it made them sad lol. Not the most exciting update, but I was hoping for an opinion. After I get this all fabbed up and sanded smooth, what color should I paint it? Also, what are the steps that have to be taken to get it to have a nice professional looking finish? I don't think I want anything high gloss. High Gloss bright colors on the dash of a car to me says ricer. In a mustang I was thinking about going with a nice matte black finish but any opinion will be appreciated. I think I have an idea of exactly what I want to do, I even built a mold to Fiberglass over today that the tablet fits into nicely.

                    I'm doing a lot of reading and watching videos but if anyone has any tips for the fiberglass or finishing I'd appreciate that as well.

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                    • #11
                      just keep sanding lol

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                      • #12
                        Sanding, I cant wait lol...

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                        • #13
                          There is a youtube video of a guy with one. Looks really clean and factory. I think he used galaxy tab

                          Sent from my A200 using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bigsteve04tahoe View Post
                            There is a youtube video of a guy with one. Looks really clean and factory. I think he used galaxy tab

                            Sent from my A200 using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2
                            I saw that, actually tore my dash apart yesterday, which is insanely easy in a mustang. The way he has it mounted is gonna be very easy. Honestly probably one of the easiest dashes I have seen for a tablet install. Unless I run into some problems I'll get it done today. Would have done it yesterday, but the board on the back of the panel for the radio faceplate requires a torx bit screwdriver that I don't have I wish I knew what the guy on youtube used to trim around the square he cut out, thats the only part I dont have figured out yet.

                            And I really apologize for getting this done so slowly, trying to balance a busy work schedule with time to do this is tough.

                            Not very exciting, but I snapped a few pics when I pulled the panels off today.

                            Pic of the new faceplate that isnt cut yet.


                            Center Console Removed. Extremely easy, unscrew shift knob and pull it up.


                            Faceplate for radio removed. Also very easy (2) 7mm screws at bottom and it pops off.


                            Back of the faceplate has a board connected to it that plugs into the headunit. The board is held on by torx bit screws, gonna hit up advance auto in the morning and get this done. Hopefully more exciting pics incoming today

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                            • #15
                              Any news?

                              I've got an '05 that I'm deciding between a N7 or computer install..

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