3000GT Install ... 3rd time's a charm!
Like everyone else, I was never satisfied with my installs.
My first pc install can be seen here.
Everything worked well but something was missing.
With the 2nd iteration, I was 'challenged' to get a 10.4" monitor installed which required some trial and error. I got it to work and learned alot but it just didn't look stock.
That thread can be seen here.
From there I did a back seat delete. I am very happy with the install and it ended up being the basis of where my pc would be installed. That project can be seen here.
Now finally, I can say I am very, very happy with the latest and LAST install.
I decided to go with a lilliput 8" 16:9 monitor (widescreen). I chose this model for the outstanding resolution, touchscreen plus, I wanted to retain the buttons.
I bought it on Ebay here.
Ok, on to the process. First, fabricating the monitor. I tried cutting out the radio bezel to fit around the monitor but it became too thin and flimsy so I decided to cut out the vinyl from the sides of the console and then expand the monitor bezel sides using Dynatron. I did this so I could glue the front monitor bezel to the console to hold it in place.
Cutting out the side vinyl and foam backing.
Next, after removing the monitor bezel, I trimmed it slightly and roughed up the sides so the Dynatron would adhere to it.
Prepping the sides with tin foil and applying the Dynatron mix