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    Double din mounted screen

    So many people here end up mounting a Xenarc or Lilliput on a chassis for a double din install. Wouldn't it just be better if someone presold a Xenarc already with a blank boring, oversized faceplate mounted onto a double-din chassis?


    People could then just sand down and finish the faceplate and plop a monitor in without as much fab work.

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    q. will the lilliput 7" fit inside a double din hole ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkn
    So many people here end up mounting a Xenarc or Lilliput on a chassis for a double din install. Wouldn't it just be better if someone presold a Xenarc already with a blank boring, oversized faceplate mounted onto a double-din chassis?


    People could then just sand down and finish the faceplate and plop a monitor in without as much fab work.
    Yes, it would be better. You want to start producing such a bezel and purchase a bunch of Xenarc screens to sell with the custom bezel?
    It sounds like a lot of work, time and money to invest, doesn't it? I can tell you that the return on such an investment would be minimal, and that's why nobody does it.
    Maybe when the market grows beyond the hobby that it is today.

    Quote Originally Posted by PIE CJ
    q. will the lilliput 7" fit inside a double din hole ?
    You need to pay a visit to the FAQ Emporium and do some reading.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PIE CJ
    q. will the lilliput 7" fit inside a double din hole ?
    yes it would.
    working on that right now.
    going to mill out a faceplate to hold it.
    don't particularly fancing the bondo way
    but the DVD is going to be a bit tight....
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    Somebody selling blank faceplates would be a better idea....if anyone does put me down for a free couple

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkn
    So many people here end up mounting a Xenarc or Lilliput on a chassis for a double din install. Wouldn't it just be better if someone presold a Xenarc already with a blank boring, oversized faceplate mounted onto a double-din chassis?


    People could then just sand down and finish the faceplate and plop a monitor in without as much fab work.
    there is also a problem
    alot of cars have factory radio that has faceplate that is contoured to the dash and very often much bigger than the standard double DIN. VW Golf for one does that. I was fortunate to find the faceplate at enfiqsports to convert that to a double din.

    now i have to mill out a faceplate to fit the double DIN hole.

    so it's not a one size fits all kind of scenario.

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    which golf are you on about?

    i have a MKIV and they pretty much just have the double DIN
    they are a bit more difficult to mount screens into cos there is no expanse of dash plastic to mount the screen enclosure into

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBeast
    which golf are you on about?

    i have a MKIV and they pretty much just have the double DIN
    they are a bit more difficult to mount screens into cos there is no expanse of dash plastic to mount the screen enclosure into
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    this converts the space where the factory radio is to a Double DIN slot.
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    ah yeah i saw that in a post a few days ago...now i wish i had that...wuld be so much easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBeast
    ah yeah i saw that in a post a few days ago...now i wish i had that...wuld be so much easier
    think i posted it
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