Mockup of slim DVD chassis.
I've been thinking of where I'm going to put the DVD/CD drive, which will be a laptop style slim drive, preferably slot loading.
I figured the most logical place for it would be in where the dash clock pod is, also where the optional gauge pod housing could go.
I figured I would remove the clock housing entirely, and replace that entire piece with a 2-part housing consisisting of a aluminum base sized and rounded to fit, and a low-profile bent cover that goes on top to cover the DVD drive and miscellaneous extras.
The top cover would probably get some thin foam padding to smooth out the edges, and would be covered in a textured vinyl to match the gray of the dash.
Also, I'm considering the cooling aspects - thinking of having venting slots in the rear of the cover (closest to the windshield), with a radial blower underneath, exhausting warm air from the center dash area.
Also possibly with some small ducted blowers underneath the central dash to force air up through the central dash column to complete the cycle.
The images attached are an extremely rough mockup, but it's the general idea of the shape I'm planning.