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Thread: Just starting custom console in 02 P71 Crown Vic

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    Newbie ALLCITYSF_25's Avatar
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    Hey man, that is looking great. I was wondering if you could help me out with the measurements to get the console to fit into the dash of the car. I have been trying, but i cant get mine as flush as you seem to have yours. cant wait to see it in the car.

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    Flush...

    Not sure if I can help, but I will try.
    How I did it was to take a large peice of cardboard (maybe 20 x 30 iinches) and hold it against where I wanted the console to flush up to. I had to trim that about 6 or 8 times to get it right. Use a pen to mark what you want to cut. Once I had it where I liked it, I laid it up against the MDF and used it as a template to mark my cut on the MDF.
    A suggestion:
    In my CrownVic I removed the cupholder/ashtray. This gives you the space to work AND allows you to "Lock" the console into the rails that the cupholder/ashtray uses. You can add a few small notches where the console touches the dash to make it hold much better.
    If you like, I can post a few more pics of mine and focus on the area where dash meets console?
    Hope that helps. Let me know if you want pics.
    Regards,
    ==LawnGOD

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    That is a wickedly great looking console!

    I wonder if it would have been smart to use two shorter piano hinges on the lid and not have them touch. One could be for the negative and the other for the positive charge to run your LED? Fuse and cover it to prevent dead shorts.

    Just an idea. Looking forward to see how it looks in your car. Nice carpet job also!



    Road_Dog

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    Genius!!!!!

    Road_Dog, thats a brilliant idea....one for pos and one for neg. Its perfect for the LED on the lid!!!!!


    Thank you,Thank you,Thank you,Thank you,!

    I can just remove a small section and it will be 2!!!

    ===LawnGOD...

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    Finshed console in car...

    Here it is. Finished and fitted into car.
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    More in car....

    More in car....TS works fine. Waiting on car stereo for TV and DVD player into 8 inch Lilli.
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    notice the iGuidance 3.0...

    and the tiny keyboard and touchpad velcroed to the hide-away door.
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    from the rear seat...

    from the rear seat...
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    Another...

    Another...
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    1.6GHz Compaq laptop w/ 512M
    Innovatec 393TV w/ MP3,DVD,CD and TV
    Lilliput 8" TS VGA w/2x Video In
    iGuidance 3.0 w/ Garmin GPS
    All mounted in a Custom Console
    Inside an 02 P71 CrownVic w/ 20% tint all around

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    any plans to build the screen into the dash? (apologies if i missed that before)
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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