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  • 05 Chevy Colorado build.

    Hey all,

    Well i am looking to start in on my colorado build, and really only have on main question. I have done some searching for other colorado builds (only a couple that i saw), and was wondering if anyone has any input on the size screen that should be used?

    Otherwise, i will just have to wait until i pick it up to measure and go from there.

    Thanks for the help.

  • #2
    screen size is completly up to you, and really depends on your overall requirements-- i believe that the colorado has a double din radio, so a bybyte frame, and 7" screen will drop right in with no modification to the dash. if you choose to go bigger than that, the only limit is how much, time money, and fabrication skills you have(i keep saying this hoping someone will beat me to installing a 42" touchscreen, so i won't have to ).
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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    • #3
      I used an 8" in mine to get th efull 800x600.
      The Car 2005 Scion xB

      The Truck 2004 GMC Canyon

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fixerofallthing View Post
        I used an 8" in mine to get th efull 800x600.
        Do you have the ability to send e some pictures of your setup?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fixerofallthing View Post
          I used an 8" in mine to get th efull 800x600.
          LOL, nevermind...i see the sig now.

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          • #6
            Ok so here is the layout of my stock radio



            It is 8 1/16" diagonal, 4 1/8" tall and 7 1/4" wide. so i thought that a 16:9 8" screen might work?

            http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Show=TechSpecs

            I would be getting rid of the bezel hopefully, and just mounting the screen in the dash. however i don't know that dimensions of just the screen.

            Or would it be better to go with the 7" and make some type of backing plate?

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            • #7
              I guess i just saw this

              Viewable area (L x H) 6 7/8 x 4 1/8

              That looks like it will fit perfectly height wise, but with a bit of extra room width wise. Is it feasible to remove the screen from the enclosure, and just use that?

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              • #8
                Bump for info on removing the lcd from the casing.

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                • #9
                  most will fabricate the casing into the dash, and that would make the monitor bolt right up.
                  My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                  "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                  next project? subaru brz
                  carpc undecided

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
                    most will fabricate the casing into the dash, and that would make the monitor bolt right up.
                    Do most people simply mount the display "as is" behind the dash?

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                    • #11
                      Get one of these:

                      http://store.mo-co-so.com/monitorsdo...s-c-40_52.html

                      Edit: You'll probably also want the Metra GM Multi DDIN Kit, part no. 95-2009

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kross View Post
                        Get one of these:

                        http://store.mo-co-so.com/monitorsdo...s-c-40_52.html

                        Edit: You'll probably also want the Metra GM Multi DDIN Kit, part no. 95-2009
                        So does that metra kit just allow you to mount one of those pre-fabbed screens into the dash?

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                        • #13
                          In theory yes it should. I haven't done it myself. I fabbed my own dash mount for my monitor.

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