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    Man, NICE work!!!! My only criticism (please dont get mad) is the color of the new dash piece. I think it looked better gray, or black if you were going to paint it. I have an F-250 and would love to do something like that when I get the time and money. How hard was it to re-route the AC/heat controls? Very very nice... I may be hitting you up for some info in the future!

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    That's a monster of a truck you got there.
    CAR INFO HERE
    "He who dies with the most toys, wins".

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_saum
    Man, NICE work!!!! My only criticism (please dont get mad) is the color of the new dash piece. I think it looked better gray, or black if you were going to paint it. I have an F-250 and would love to do something like that when I get the time and money. How hard was it to re-route the AC/heat controls? Very very nice... I may be hitting you up for some info in the future!
    I purposely didn't move the A/C controls far so that the stock lines could reach them. The lines run on the seam where the upper and lower dash pieces meet, so I just unhooked one bracket holding them down and ran the lines down to the new location. No extending necessary.

    The color of the dash is different from the original piece, but the whole interior is probably 12 different shades of tan, so it matches some other parts. That said, I would repaint it with the stock color if I coulg get my hands on it, but I didn't want to pay to have it mixed. Guys do paint their A-pillar gauge pods the stock color though, so maybe someone sells it premade. I need to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vxcarpc
    That's a monster of a truck you got there.
    It isn't small

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    nice work. i'm about to start work in my 99 Superduty. I'm going to try to keep it a little simpler, however. I'm going to either do the flip screen and new stereo in the double-din and do the computer under the seat, or make a bracket to hold a fixed 7 or 8 inch screen.

    Unlike you, I did all the performance mods first. Let me know if you have any questions on the Diesel Mods. I can surely help you with those.

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    Very nice install there. I had the same idea of doing a removable cover over the screen. What did you use to hold it on there? I was going to use small magnets to keep it clean.


    Also where did you get that LCD and how much did it cost you?

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    The cover is held on by a metal tab i made that slides into a slot on the underside of the top of the screen mount. The LCD is made by optrex and unfortunately is not available retail, which is too bad as it's a great screen. Very visible and low power consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donde
    The cover is held on by a metal tab i made that slides into a slot on the underside of the top of the screen mount. The LCD is made by optrex and unfortunately is not available retail, which is too bad as it's a great screen. Very visible and low power consumption.

    I may have to order one through the company I work for then. I'm assuming that is what you did. I also see that mouser sells dev kits for these, but they are out of stock.

    You have any more pics of the screen?? Daylight pics with programs running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shollz43
    I may have to order one through the company I work for then. I'm assuming that is what you did. I also see that mouser sells dev kits for these, but they are out of stock.

    You have any more pics of the screen?? Daylight pics with programs running?

    The screen is this one:

    http://www.optrex.com/products/partd...8D084J-FW-A-AC

    with appropriate lcd controller, inverter, and a 4 wire touch panel/controller.

    As the page says apollo displays is a distributor of them. When I got the screen, mouser sold kits for other types of screens but not this one. I don't know if that's changed. If you get this lcd you will need a dimming inverter as its just too bright at night and can really fatigue your eyes. I had it non dimming for about a week and then added it when I had to take the screen out again anyway.

    The screen is great, but not perfect. If it is early morning/evening and the sun is only a little over the horizon and behind the truck, there can be significant glare on the screen. All I have to do is shield it with my hand a little and I can see it though; it's never unusable, even during the bright middle of the day.

    The pics at the beginning of the post are all daytime shots, but I'll post a couple more. Both are daytime shots with the flash on. You can see in the first pic that even with the flash aimed at the screen, only a little bit reflects back, and if aimed just a little off as in the second pic there is no reflection at all.
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    I just took a look at mouser and their part number 805-T51638D084AB looks like my screen. It ain't cheap though. You could get that screen, an inverter, lcd controller, TS controller, and TS panel with all appropriate cables and be good to go. My TS is bonded to the lcd panel though, which may make some difference in glare or viewing angle.

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