Need a screen for a Crown Vic, not quite double din
Ok I think I have 2 options in front of me, 3 if I want to get messy. First im looking for a touchscreen that will fit in a crown victoria dash, which is like 1 3/4 din. double din wont fit and i dont want a flipout.
so here are the options i was thinking of:
1) find one that fits, this is why im asking here because I simply cant find one.
2) get a generic double din sized screen and only attach it at either the top or bottom and let the other side hang out so its not in the bay all of the way. If i dont attach it at the top the screen will be perpendicular to the road which shouldnt be a problem.
3) mount a screen above my electrical / lighting control box and radio equipment in my console. This means if i want to change a song i need to look at my floorboard/cupholder area which I dont want to do but is doable because currently thats where im always fiddling with my equipment in my cruiser.
4) reinstall the laptop mount i took out when my dept retired my car and mount a monitor. passengers dont like this but i wont have a problem with it. I will probably weld a custom one because i wont have a keyboard in this setup. (ok i will have one but not up front with me all of the time.)
Ideas guys and girls? I would prefer it to be subtle and in the dash but I guess that going with all of my other equipment would be a distant option.
I prefer function over how it looks.