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    Has anyone mounted their 10.4" touchscreen in a car? I wanted to put mine in the dash but with only 2 mounting holes on the back i was wondering how it could be done.

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    Remove the guts of the display, and build your own casing. Or, mount it in your dash somewhere, and make a cover piece (bezel).

    Let me know what you decide.
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    I'm probably *not* going to remove the casing, as it appears the wire attached to the monitor would be difficult to remove from the housing without cutting, so I'm going to leave it on. I'll probably end up drilling into the dash and mounting the monitor with some kind of fabricated bracket. The project will take place this weekend. I know some others on this site have mounted these displays...and I would hope they will soon reply to this post

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    I have a Datalux 12", in the original housing. I'm using it with a 6" Panavise arm. It is attached straight to the dash, and on the display it is attached to a piece of flat alumunim that spans the Datalux mounting holes. I'm changing the dash mount to a Pro-fit VSM bracket today though, because the place on the dash I put it was a bit too flexible. The arm works pretty well, it allows some flexibility in locating the screen, and also makes it easier to remove if I want to take it out of the car. A nice thing about the Panavise is it's only about $20 and you can get them at any cell-phone place or install shop. I bought mine from the service dept. at Verizon Wireless.

    I'll have pics up some day, maybe this weekend if I get my install finished .
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    what i am thinking for my dash is to cut into what is already there and use that as much as i can to keep it as solid as possible. my car has a center console which connects to the dash so it will be tight. then i'll have to rework the bezel with bondo to frame it. i also have a 10.4" datalux and it already fits behind the bezel in the console frame. just a little bit with the dremel and...

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    I used RAM MOUNTS from http://www.ram-mount.com in my Jeep. Specifically, I used their swing arm kit with the post mounted directly into the side of the transmission hump with stainless steel bolts. I just got rid of the Jeep and bought a brand-new Jetta GLX. I don't want to drill holes in my brand new car so I am fashioning a steel plate insert where the drop-down cupholder slide-out assembly goes (I mean, who really wants to suspend their drink over right over their radio, anyway?) Attached to that steel plate will be a RAM MOUNT "C" sized ball (1 1/2") and my Datalux will attach to that. I will be happy to post a picture once it's finished in a day or so. As a matter of fact, I'm going to the welder's tomorrow to pick up the plate. I highly recommend the RAM MOUNTS. They are of very high quality. Hope this helps.




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    Well what I ended up doing was moving my CD player down tot he bottom of my console and making a bracket to screw the screen into the dash...works well..sturdy. I'll have pics soon also.

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    Looks good! RAM makes really nice stuff. I almost went with RAM, but I just bought a JottoDesk yesterday instead. They have changed the design, it is MUCH better than the old one, unfortunately they don't have current pics on their site. I'll post some of my setup as soon as it's done.
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