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    I have a 7" lilliput and I used to use a universal camera mount (from parts express) to hold it in my celica. I replaced it with the "digitalww screen everybody else has" because it would look more professional...

    It took me HOURS to get in there. I don't do vehicle installs for a living, but I do know what I'm doing. Firstly, the screen unit was slightly larger than the opening in the dash molding. That made me have to remove the plastic bezel from the digitalww screen, and drill new holes in my mounting bracket in the sash to move the lcd hosing back.

    the finnished result is the screen slightly recessed but overall I am happy with how it came out and it does its job fine.

    Anybody else here grief like this?
    1994 Toyota Celica
    Dual Battery Tank System
    Intel Mobo/Celery 2.2GHz + & 160gb HDD (w/ 12v power supply)
    Cat5 ports and 120v AC power plugs in console (600 watt inverter in trunk)
    Underbody and Interior lighting

    LAN Party on wheels!

  • #2
    Originally posted by breimann
    I have a 7" lilliput and I used to use a universal camera mount (from parts express) to hold it in my celica. I replaced it with the "digitalww screen everybody else has" because it would look more professional...

    It took me HOURS to get in there. I don't do vehicle installs for a living, but I do know what I'm doing. Firstly, the screen unit was slightly larger than the opening in the dash molding. That made me have to remove the plastic bezel from the digitalww screen, and drill new holes in my mounting bracket in the sash to move the lcd hosing back.

    the finnished result is the screen slightly recessed but overall I am happy with how it came out and it does its job fine.

    Anybody else here grief like this?
    err....no

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    • #3
      Eh, I used velcro for a while. Really chapped my ***.

      So I fiberglassed it in.

      I do understand though, stuff don't always fit perfect and it just ****es me off, so I do all my stuff custom.
      Tidder

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      The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.


      I Wish I could ban people

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      • #4
        Do you have a pic to show what your talking about?
        Current Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Nitro

        Second Vehicle: Sold it :( 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

        First Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger

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        • #5
          Doesn't sound like much of a nightmare if you're satisfied with the results. Nightmare usually means that everything goes wrong and you're screwed. What you describes sounds to me like, and correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like 'hard work'.
          Chrysler 300 - Fabricating
          http://hallert.net/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chairboy
            Doesn't sound like much of a nightmare if you're satisfied with the results. Nightmare usually means that everything goes wrong and you're screwed. What you describes sounds to me like, and correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like 'hard work'.
            Yeah, "nightmare" normally means smoke from an expensive part. Sounds like you had the "easy" solution, the cleaner install is ALWAYS more work. Heck I could duct tape an LCD to a dash for FREE - cause it's easy.
            I am a newbie trying to outfit a couple cars with new custom consoles and mini ITX. Click here for my 2003 Chevy Avalanche project.

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            • #7
              Yeah, I was left thinking.....'Where's the terror in that?'. Feel fortunate that everything works. Many many threads I've read where hours were spent and it didn't work. Good luck with your setup.

              J

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              • #8
                Pic please!
                Renault Megane...the OEM look

                The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                • #9
                  awww, I wanted to hear about another f**ked lilliput.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bodgy
                    awww, I wanted to hear about another f**ked lilliput.
                    Go ask PacMayne, he can whip up a story for you.
                    Chrysler 300 - Fabricating
                    http://hallert.net/

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                    • #11
                      I had similar issues. I ended up take off the little plastic bezel that comes with the housing and i had to end some of the mounting brackets in order to make it fit
                      Alex
                      90 300zx twinturbo conversion
                      Epia C3, 512 ram, syntax mobo, 80 gig WD, Mediacar, GPS w/Routis, all behind drivers seat, 7in Lcd Lilliput VGA with Touch, wireless adapter for stumbling, Consult ODB1 adapter and data scanner.

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                      • #12
                        I had a similar experience. I had to drill new holes in the mounting brackets, put spacers along side of my stereo (below the screen) and mod the dash cover. I also had to get rid of the plastic bezel that came with the DWW mount. I'm still not happy with the way that it looks, or that if you're not careful you can pull the screen right out of the dash - off the tracks - since without the bezel, there's no stop for the sliding mechanism. I also had a real challenge with the wiring inside the housing. It just didn't want to cooperate, so I had to rewire it completely (I had purchased it already done - so much for that).

                        I have a second screen (Lilliput) with the same DWW mount that I'm half way thru rewiring. I'm tired of it and now it just sits on my workbench staring at me. Anyone want to make me an offer? You'll have to finish the wiring yourself, but I guarantee that it works. You can get the screen and the mount for a steal.
                        So far:
                        M10000 Nehemiah, 1Gb RAM, Opus 90w PS, Buffalo Tech WLI2-USB2-G54, 160 Gb HDD, GlobalSat BU-353 GPS, iGuidance, Zippy EL-610, Panasonic CW8123B Slim Slot CDRW/DVD, 10" Lilliput, Sony XA-300, Sony CDX-MP30 Head, OBD-II

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