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    Guys, I need some input here. I'm getting good with fiberglassing and had a bunch of ideas, but I just can't decide where to put the 7" screen. Here's a shot. Tell me what you think.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Tony S
    Guys, I need some input here. I'm getting good with fiberglassing and had a bunch of ideas, but I just can't decide where to put the 7" screen. Here's a shot. Tell me what you think.
    src="http://home.comcast.net/~aszablowski/benz0.jpg"
    You know, that little cubby underneath the head unit looks mighty ripe for some LCD lovins my friend!
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    • #3
      That's where I'm thinking, too. I'm good with fiberglassing but not with thinking of how to blend it in, so to speak. I was thinking about glassing it into that cubbyhole so there's no gaps on either side of the screen. The screen fits perfectly if I take out the ashtray and mount it slanted. I guess it's going there.
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      • #4
        That it does, but I would be afraid of the stick getting in the way. I would try (but this may be wicked difficult) to take all the buttons in that wood panel above the radio and relocate those to the cubby, and then put the LCD there.

        or just get one that pops out
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        • #5
          Originally posted by naevity
          That it does, but I would be afraid of the stick getting in the way. I would try (but this may be wicked difficult) to take all the buttons in that wood panel above the radio and relocate those to the cubby, and then put the LCD there.

          or just get one that pops out

          Hey you know, those buttons DO look like they're modular. Almost like in a 90s Caravan. You pop the trim plate off, and squeeze a couple clips, and BAM! Instant mount-anywhere-you-can-make-a-hole buttons! Oh man, I'm getting all giddy now. SELL ME YOUR CAR!!

          Naevity's right. It might be easier to make a fiberglass "blank" to fill in that cubby, pop the buttons in there, and make a bit of 'glass framework to hold the LCD in the upper area where the buttons were.
          The ALEXIS Project
          MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
          Color Coding :
          DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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          • #6
            I'd agree with naevity. It looks like it's the perfect place for a screen right above the HU. Take a lot of pics when you do it
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            • #7
              I vote 'above the HU' Fiberglass the buttons in...with a little ingenuity, a dremel, and some fiberglass...anything is possible!
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              • #8
                HOLES!!! WE NEED LOTS OF HOLES!!!

                *Hasn't modded an interior in too long a while*
                The ALEXIS Project
                MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
                Color Coding :
                DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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                • #9
                  Move the HU, and the buttons down, put the screen in their place...worked for me.

                  (Ok actually I moved my HU up)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by naevity
                    I would try (but this may be wicked difficult) to take all the buttons in that wood panel above the radio and relocate those to the cubby, and then put the LCD there.
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                    • #11
                      You Know it makes sense Bud, Excuse the dodgy photoshop work...only took me 5 mins but you get the idea...



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                      • #12
                        I thought about moving that part with all the buttons but there's fiber-optic cables for illuminating the buttons and they're not long enough to move. I think the best place is under the HU. Maybe I won't even need to glass it.

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