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    I set mine in about 3/8 of an inch. I did not want the visor too thick. I would love to see some pics.
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    I got a few for you, basically you will have it open like a book.... trace your visor on cardboard then flip it over & line it up & trace it again....... leave an extra few inches for the fold.... make multiple folds for a smooth radius in the center.... without seeing your visor inside it's hard to really explain it.......

    see if these pictures explain it better..... my visors are originaly designed this way, but theres no reason why you couldn't recreate this yourself.... then epoxy to seal it up.... clamp till dry..... looks perfect....

    I really should have painted the trim bezel for the keyboard grey to match the suede or at least black.... but it don't look too bad silver
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    That is the way I did the first one I tossed. I did not like the seem all the way around the bottom. Yours looks great!!! I wanted to keep it as thin as possible and still "surround" the keyboard. I used 3/8 foam and traced the keyboard and cut that out of the foam. This left a low area for the keyboard to sit in. I wrapped the visor with 1 piece of fabric to match my headliner. I used 1 piece to cover it all and it was a trying experience. I like the way it looks. I used the hook side of velcro on the back of the keyboard to keep it in the visor. I ran the wire inside the fabric and down the A pillar. Thanks for the pictures and great job on all of your projects. You have alot going.
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    Your headliner is different then mine, i guess they changed them in the 06 models? Anyhow, i love the idea with the keyboard in the visor, must get tiring typing with your arms in the air though Or does it pop out or something ? Also what is the little pocket above the rear view mirror? Did you add that or did it come stock?


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    I do not type that much and if I do I use a different keyboard that plugs into the USB ports in the dash. My headliner is a felt material, I am not sure what the 06 is but I will check. The little box is where the stock mirror mounted. I made it into a spot for my remote for my garage door opener because I installed a GM rear view mirror with auto dimming and compass and temp. It mounts on the windshield now.
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    Oh ok, after noticing your headliner i noticed mine is the same. Where did you get that rear view mirror and how hard was it to install? Thanks for the help m(__)m

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    I bought it at a local salvage yard. I bought the outside sensor from the GM dealer and I made the harness. It was a 20 minute job. Remove old mirror. Glue on mounting tab. Run wires. Hang mirror. It works great!
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    Cool i'll have to do something like that after i get my carpc in

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    Why the change-up? So how would you rate the difference between the VIA and the 2.4c? Oviously there was something lacking on all previous set-ups or you wouldnt have changed them so fast Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx3165
    Why the change-up? So how would you rate the difference between the VIA and the 2.4c? Oviously there was something lacking on all previous set-ups or you wouldnt have changed them so fast Looks great!
    It is very comparable for what it is used for in the car. I decided I wanted to get the smallest footprint and keep the temp. down. The 3.5 HDs and the faster CPUs made alot of heat! This is the main reason and because I can't leave anything alone!
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    I need to get a smaller mobo and HDD and cd rom ... and mold the screen in, this definitely is a tough project

    How did you mold yours in? I've got a 7" lili and i'm thinking about just hacking up a sinlge-din HU kit for the xB to house the liliput flush with it embedded behind the stock opening for the HU, so it's recessed. And to fill in the gaps on the sides i'd just cut out some ABS plastic or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vairu
    I need to get a smaller mobo and HDD and cd rom ... and mold the screen in, this definitely is a tough project

    How did you mold yours in? I've got a 7" lili and i'm thinking about just hacking up a sinlge-din HU kit for the xB to house the liliput flush with it embedded behind the stock opening for the HU, so it's recessed. And to fill in the gaps on the sides i'd just cut out some ABS plastic or something...
    Mine is an 8" but it would work the same. I took the monitor apart and used the front of the housing as a template to mark where the monitor would go. I then cut the factory bezel so the housing fit snug. I then used masking tape to hold the bezel in place and work like a form to keep the epoxy i used from flowing out the front. The glue is a 2 part epoxy called plastic epoxy that actually bond the plastic chemically and fills the voids and dries hard. I then smoothed it and used body filler for a really smooth look and then sanded for hours followed by primer and more hours of wet sanding followed by paint.

    I have a the factory headunit out of mine and it might work to gut one but it might be better to make brackets for the monitor to fit in the space then make the bezel you are talking about out of ABS stuff.

    Since these housings for your monitor are available I would suggest that route.
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    so much for the title of your thread, don't you realize THERE NEVER FINISHED

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    so much for the title of your thread, don't you realize THERE NEVER FINISHED
    You are sooooo right!!!! But do not tell my wife that.
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    I just want the dash to be reversible though, not that i plan on running the stock HU again, or selling the car, but it would ease my mind. I guess i could always find another center piece from a totalled xB if i needed to...

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