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    2001 Toyota Solara (In Progress)

    Ok this is my first attempt, so dont be to harsh. I'm having a blast doing it though. The biggest issue so far has been the lilliput screen. I thought I killed it. When I reassembled it it was dead. The problem was the ribbon cable that connects the buttons.

    ok here we go...



    Pulling the cover off was surprisingly easy. I actually started doing it while driving home from work



    Here it is all purdy b4 I #$@! it up



    Same here... before I pull out the scalpel


    This stuff is the shiznit!


    Ready to seal up


    Close up (I customized the cool bongo skin via Photoshop..Thanks Bongo Dude!)


    Far away shot.

    Installed!

    Another pic. The smudge really shows up in the picture. doesnt look bad in person. Anyone have any suggestions on how to remove it without damaging the plastic? its plastic cement.. I underestimated how well it would work... my bad! :P

    Still working on figuring out how to auto power the screen on. I dont have the same model as the solder method demo shows. I'm hoping that I have the programmable one. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT MINE WAS PROGRAMMABLE!
    I have to run the wires for the amp and mount everything in the trunk. Then I should be good to go!... AMP IS MOUNTED! (STILL NEED TO MOUNT THE COMPUTER, BUT THE CASE IS DONE) PIX TO COME

    Das it for now!

    Peace

    -j
    01 Solara
    Lilliput 7"
    Jetway 1.5 GHZ C7 mobo
    512 DDR2 533
    M2-ATX, Csetrnc/Morex 2699R
    MPnt GPS
    SD F End
    WiFi
    BlueTooth - not working though
    ALPINE MRP-F250 4/3/2 Channel AMP
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...733#post917733

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    very good job, on the center consol
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    Wow looks excellent.... Very "stock" and factory.... Did you paint the Lilliput? I cant really tell from the pictures, perhaps if you get a close up picture >hint< >hint<
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    I painted the cilpboard mount and it looks good.
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Yes I painted the lilliput. You can buy paint at Home Depot for 5 bucks. It has the texture inside it. I can post the brand name if you like. I'm at work now so I will have to do it tonight
    01 Solara
    Lilliput 7"
    Jetway 1.5 GHZ C7 mobo
    512 DDR2 533
    M2-ATX, Csetrnc/Morex 2699R
    MPnt GPS
    SD F End
    WiFi
    BlueTooth - not working though
    ALPINE MRP-F250 4/3/2 Channel AMP
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...733#post917733

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    There's a mod for some lilliputs to auto power-on by changing a setting in the menu. I forgot how exactly since I did it to mine a loooooooong time ago, but you should be able to find it by searching.
    2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
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    60g SATA Laptop HD
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    digimoto OBDii
    mS GPS
    mini BT keyboard
    relocated HU faceplate

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    is that an onyx 1640 in the background I see?

    I want to get one of those but right now i'm stuck with my 24-channel peavey (gross)

    doesn't look bad, but you might be able to duraglass that in, and make that look amazing.

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    Yes that would be my Mackie I love it. Great for recording. The peavey is probably better than what I was using prior to going mackie

    Duraglass you say? can you explain further
    01 Solara
    Lilliput 7"
    Jetway 1.5 GHZ C7 mobo
    512 DDR2 533
    M2-ATX, Csetrnc/Morex 2699R
    MPnt GPS
    SD F End
    WiFi
    BlueTooth - not working though
    ALPINE MRP-F250 4/3/2 Channel AMP
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...733#post917733

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    even without the paint, the lilli texture/color is almost identical to the solara dash.

    makes it real easy nah?

    good stuff so far! let me know if you have any questions about the solara..

    I used to live in socal - man we'd have had a blast doing this together!

    keep it up!
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    Opus 150W PS | Rikaline 6010 GPS
    7" Lilliput 619 | Centrafuse | IGuidance 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpojoe View Post
    Yes that would be my Mackie I love it. Great for recording. The peavey is probably better than what I was using prior to going mackie

    Duraglass you say? can you explain further
    Duraglass is similar to bondo with fiberglass in it, it's easy to use like bondo, just much stronger.

    what do you record?

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    oh cool. Maybe on my second attempt, or maybe if I get sick of looking at this one...


    I record everything. My background is mainly rock, but I've done just about everything you can think of. My last project was a Hip Hop CD. I did the beats and recorded the artist.

    How bout you?

    BTW: I'm looking for an extension cable to take my monitor from the dash to the trunk. Any suggestions?
    01 Solara
    Lilliput 7"
    Jetway 1.5 GHZ C7 mobo
    512 DDR2 533
    M2-ATX, Csetrnc/Morex 2699R
    MPnt GPS
    SD F End
    WiFi
    BlueTooth - not working though
    ALPINE MRP-F250 4/3/2 Channel AMP
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...733#post917733

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