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    Question Screen Mount

    I've been looking at this screen mount in this site's store.

    http://store.mp3car.com/Double_Din_B..._p/dsh-016.htm

    Any ideas what I'd have to do to adapt this for use in my '08 TrailBlazer? And is there anything I can do to have the display STATIONARY and include a slot load DVD drive above or below the display?

    Figuring out how I'm going to mount a display is the only thing preventing me from taking the plunge.

    Thanks.
    Don I
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    mounting display..

    Well I'm sort of new to Carputers, but i do have lots of experience with car audio and such.. i think that it will be pretty much as easy as bolting this mount just about anywhere.. But i do recommend not using a mount and installing your screen into your dash. Your car is really easy to work with and the end product will be well worth it. One thing I've learned about these carputers is that its a lot more work and a bit harder than just plugging it in and turning it on. If you say you are going to take the plung, then take the plung. I guess the best reason for installing it flush in the dash, is for a great look and it eliminates the junky .... goddy.. look.. plus the thing hanging off just isn't as exciting in the end !!

    Well i'm sure there are other opinions, but maybe this will give u a bit of insight !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000101 View Post
    Well I'm sort of new to Carputers, but i do have lots of experience with car audio and such.. i think that it will be pretty much as easy as bolting this mount just about anywhere.. But i do recommend not using a mount and installing your screen into your dash. Your car is really easy to work with and the end product will be well worth it. One thing I've learned about these carputers is that its a lot more work and a bit harder than just plugging it in and turning it on. If you say you are going to take the plung, then take the plung. I guess the best reason for installing it flush in the dash, is for a great look and it eliminates the junky .... goddy.. look.. plus the thing hanging off just isn't as exciting in the end !!

    Well i'm sure there are other opinions, but maybe this will give u a bit of insight !!
    Thanks for the response. I'm not all that comfortable modding my dash which is why I've been trying to find a pre-made mount.

    I'm comfortable working with the actual computer hardware but I've never done anything with body work (to know anything about the dash fab/mod).
    Don I
    2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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    I feel you about dash modifications. But i promise it takes a bit a research but its not too hard... plus anyone that owns a 2007 and messes with computers is definetly smart enough to do it. As you can see in my link below... I have one of the hardest dashes to mess with, it is all one unit ac/controls and all... so far it's taken me about 3 working days to get where i am.. total estimated work days should be around 10-15. not too bad.. plus all of the fabrication in your dash can be done for a price if you have the money.. !! here is my project, I usually work on it every other week on my 7 off.. . so far 3 days into work !!

    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...co-so-com.html

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    P.s.

    P.S. the dash work has cost me about $70 so far.. and its my first time ever messing with bondo or fiberglass...

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    Another problem with modding the dash--I live in a small apartment and don't have the workspace like you do. I WISH!
    Don I
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    small space..

    I wish I had some space to work in too.. !! Thats why i say that you can pay someone to do the fabrication, like a local car audio shop... usually cost around $200...

    I also live in an apartment.. i guess I am lucky my step dad has a work shed with lots of tools..

    If I didn't have that I'd def be a few hundred in the hole cause I would have had to pay for the work.. (instead of my step dad helping for free and we get to get wasted in the process) .. he has a wonderfully stocked beer fridge..lol

    ne ways good luck ~!

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    EDIT: I don't know why this posted twice. I tried to edit to fix a spelling mistake and a second post showed up.
    Don I
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    Well I guess if I could get it done for $200 (or less ) that would be ok. This mount alone is $150. I've never priced out anything like this and thought I'd be looking at a LOT more than that.
    Don I
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