Measured out the mounting points..
With the dimensions in the spec sheet PDF, I've accurately laid out the locations of the LCD mounting points on my posterboard blank, and test-fitted it for size in the dash.
http://www.moschini.org/CarPC%20Stuf...Mounts_jpg.jpg Image Linky..
The picture shows the four mount points in red, and a blue and a green line.
The Blue line represents the thin plastic stabilizer support bar that's part of the lower center console - this part may need to be cut away for the LCD to fit, but as it's not a critical part, it might be fine.
A replacement lower center console is $30, so it isn't a big loss if it needs to be replaced.
The Green line represents the sturdy upper support bar that is part of the upper dash, and you do not want to have to cut this out, as you would have to replace the entire top dashboard.
Thankfully, this upper support bar will also provide an easy way to secure the upper part of the LCD, by making a piece to fit the support bar exactly.
The result should be a mounting system that sits in place securely without having to screw it to the dash's plastic.
This post in my Fabrication thread shows the rubber blank I made for the right-side mounting block, which will be extended down to support the lower right mounting point:
Upper Left mounting post.
Here's pics of the rubber blank I made for the upper-left mounting post, which fits snugly in the dash plastic without the need for screws to hold it in place.
Lower mounting points & shelf support.
I was looking at the previous pictures I had taken, and I realized that the mounting block that I made for the right side of the radio mounting points wouldn't really be used, because the lower mounting points are too low for the block, and the upper mounting points are too high.
You can see in the previous picture with the LCD blank in place.
In any case, I have seperate upper mounting points for the LCD, and I figured out a way to combine the lower mounting blocks with a support shelf.
The red lines show the shape of what the lower mounting blocks would be.
The blue lines show where a slot would be cut in the bracket to support a shelf, which could be used to mount the LCD inverter, touch panel controller, etc..
The shelf could be just a simple 1/4" thick piece of plastic, and could either be removable, or epoxied to the side supports to strengthen the lower bracket assembly.
The green lines show where pegs would go (brass rod) to support the mounting blocks from the rear.
And the gray lines show where the upper mounting blocks were going to be, but I may not actually use that space. If I were, there would also be brass rod pegs to support the frame.
Also, I've started to host these pictures from my little web server across my cable modem because I've got so many of them to post, so if they load a little slow, that's why.
If they load fine, or too slow, I would appreciate a PM or an IM to let me know.. thanks.