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  • How did you mount your screen?

    I think this may be the hardest part of an install: I just get an impression of fiddly, fragile plastic, wires everywhere, and something that is in general a barsteward of a job.

    If anyone has any tips, techniques, pictures, diagrams, cave paintings, etc of how they did their dash mounting I would be pleased to see them

  • #2
    Well unfortunately my cave paintings are on my other computer.

    But I epoxied mine in. It's a permanent addition to the dash now. And it's very sturdy. You can see pictures of it in the link in my sigature line.

    It's not a good way to do it if you want a removable screen.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chronyx
      If anyone has any tips, techniques, pictures, diagrams, cave paintings, etc of how they did their dash mounting I would be pleased to see them
      Come one! think about it! there is a section on completed builds with lots of pics. there is a section about fabrication with loads of ideas.

      Do you want an OEM style screen built in?
      OR
      Do you want to just mount it on you dash?

      I will point you in the right direction for the second idea:
      search for matrixpc's fold down mount, for "proclip" and also try things like camera tripod as all these things have been used.

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      • #4
        I don't have my screen yet, but I am worried about how I'm going to put it in my double din space. It's factory wood trim so I can't hack it up. I'm praying that the Lilliput 7" will fit in without any modification.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bailey
          I don't have my screen yet, but I am worried about how I'm going to put it in my double din space. It's factory wood trim so I can't hack it up. I'm praying that the Lilliput 7" will fit in without any modification.
          you'll have probably a quarter to a half inch of space between the top and bottom if you center it. Or if you move it to the bottom you should probably only have to filll in a half inch.
          CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bailey
            I don't have my screen yet, but I am worried about how I'm going to put it in my double din space. It's factory wood trim so I can't hack it up. I'm praying that the Lilliput 7" will fit in without any modification.


            Buy a screen and put up against the Double DIN to see how it fit. A double DIN opening will NOT fit the screen (Lilliput or Xernac) from top to bottom (if something is behind the bezel, on top and/or below the openning. Well there is already something on the bottom, so you have to cut the button part of the screen and MAYBE it will fit.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chronyx
              I think this may be the hardest part of an install: I just get an impression of fiddly, fragile plastic, wires everywhere, and something that is in general a barsteward of a job.

              If anyone has any tips, techniques, pictures, diagrams, cave paintings, etc of how they did their dash mounting I would be pleased to see them
              Look in the fabrication forum, there are TONS of pics, tips, techniq, hints, and such in there. That is how I do mine (well I am in the fab process).
              Just don't ask Where to put the screen no one will answer you if they do, you don't want to see
              2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
              89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
              Y2K Accord Dell GX150
              RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
              EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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              • #8
                Thanks guys.

                I know where I want my screen to go, but I don't know what I'll do if it is the wrong size, or how to mount it in the dashboard. I'd like to put it where the radio goes - It's in a Ford Fiesta, and the radio is bigger than standard which is useful.


                Take the most DIY inept person you've ever seen. Then a gorilla. After that, there's me.

                And yes, I am scared of breaking the most valuable thing I own.

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                • #10
                  It's not so hard. You can do it and if you're worried about the wires, make sure you secure them with tape, wire ties, etc.

                  Here's my pic on screen install. Screen install
                  Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                  I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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                  • #11
                    I'm pondering the same thing with my corolla.
                    Im just trying to figure out how to cut out the area to have room for the LCD.
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                    carputer: in progress
                    Laptop install

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                    • #12
                      go to a junkyard, pay $10 for an extra radio bezel, and mess around with that. i was going to bondo mine in, but decided that a little filing with both a streight and bastard file worked great to allow me to simply pressure fit my screen in my xplorer. Looks 90% stock, and thats good enough for me for now.

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