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    Very clean!! Diggin' the USB/FW ports.... Looks great!!
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    snmnetwork... That's a hot install man! - We need to get another GA meet sometime before it gets too cold.

    One question... the lcd in the dash... what brand/did you do the fabrication work yourself?
    -Thanks

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    WOW! That looks completely stock. I think I might have to say that your install is one of the best that I have seen on here. I wish I had that kind of time to devote to my install! You've just made me insanely jealous. Do you want to fabricate a screen mold like that for my Rodeo? I would be forever greatful!

    Hey, thanks for providing a link to that remote/keyboard - I had been meaning to get one of those, but I kept putting it off...seeing this thread reminded me...so now I have one on the way. Thanks!

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    Thanks for all the replies Everybody!

    Quote Originally Posted by LekanB
    snmnetwork... That's a hot install man! - We need to get another GA meet sometime before it gets too cold.

    One question... the lcd in the dash... what brand/did you do the fabrication work yourself?
    -Thanks
    I appreciate all the love!! The screen is a lilliput touchscreen purchased right here at the MP3.com store. Yes, I did the fabrication. I read through alot of how to posts on bondo here first tho.

    I'm down for a GA meet also. I wanted to go to the Nopi meet, but somthing came up. I'll be at the next one tho. I'll make a post in the Ga meet thread.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sheerdark
    WOW! That looks completely stock. I think I might have to say that your install is one of the best that I have seen on here. I wish I had that kind of time to devote to my install! You've just made me insanely jealous. Do you want to fabricate a screen mold like that for my Rodeo? I would be forever greatful!

    Hey, thanks for providing a link to that remote/keyboard - I had been meaning to get one of those, but I kept putting it off...seeing this thread reminded me...so now I have one on the way. Thanks!
    That screen bezel took me 2 days to fab. I'ts not that hard. You need a dremel, bondo and lots of patiance. Sand, Sand and Sand. lol. I would need the truck infront of me to see what is what. Test fit and all that. But you'll be better off trying yoursel, to save $$. See if Matra makes a radio instillation kit for that truck. That would be a good way to start. Try Fry's or Circuit city for the kit. I should be stopping by frys today. I'll see if they have somthing you can work with. You'll also need a sheet of ABS plastic also made by Matra.

    You'll like that remote. I find it very useful. You even got four keys on their to open up programs at the touch of a button.
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    I was only kidding about having you do the bezel for me, but it would be nice to be able to buy something like that. It's not that I don't want to - or even that I can't do it....it's just that I don't have the time to do it. I'm a Senior planning on graduation in May from Mercer University and I have a 10 month old daughter and a nagging wife . So, what little time I have free from school, is already taken. Therefore, when I put the CarPc in the car, I had to go for the quickest route each time. I just really like the way that you moulded a part to bolt into your car that sits behind the actual dash opening, so that it looks flush, even if it is not. That would look 100 times better than what I have now - and it would also take care of my not wanting to have to put bondo on the woodgrain of my dash - because all the modification would occur behind it. I'll have to bookmark this thread and come back here one day when I have some time to give it a try. I'm excited to get the remote to try it out...I know it will prove useful for GPS text entry!

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    WOW! Your LCD job is SAWEET!
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    That in dash install looks great! I have a 2004 pontiac grand am, and as far as I know the factory radios are the same. How difficult was it to mount the lcd in dash? Were those mountings included or did you custom fabricate them? Also, how is the ventilation in your center console? Have you had any trouble with over heating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    267 WOW! Your LCD job is SAWEET!
    Thanks Bro!


    Quote Originally Posted by quickshot56
    That in dash install looks great! I have a 2004 pontiac grand am, and as far as I know the factory radios are the same. How difficult was it to mount the lcd in dash? Were those mountings included or did you custom fabricate them? Also, how is the ventilation in your center console? Have you had any trouble with over heating?
    Hi,
    It wasnt that hard to mount the lcd. I used a MATRA radio kit and customized it to fit the lcd. Thats where I got the mounting ears from. I also used a sheet of MATRA ABS Plastic, and Bondo. The hardest part was using the Dremel to hack the kit and cut out the bezel on the original lilliput lcd case. Once I got the hang of it and started cutting straight lines, it was on.

    I'm going to install a fan in the center console very soon. It does get hot in there, but I haven't experienced any overheating or malfuctions.
    Just added GPS and "Everythangs workin".
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    Quote Originally Posted by snmnetwork
    "Everythangs workin"
    you do realize, now that you said that somethings gunna happen right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HybridFox
    you do realize, now that you said that somethings gunna happen right?

    I know right! Me and my big mouth! lol Let me edit that
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