Stage 1 - Building the display surround.
The LCD came with what was called a 'headreast mounting kit' This is just a black plastic bezel that the LCD clipped in to.
I had previously purchased a double-din surround kit to use with a standard single din head unit in the car, so i figured combining the two would be a good idea...
I spit the double din kit in half and glued the sides to the LCD bezel. I then fiberglassed the ash tray to the bottom, after modifying it to fit around the LCD bezel.
Just so you have an idea, here is the stock interior of a LS400
and here is my display area taking shape;
I thought it was finished and ready for paint, however after painting, I noticed some blemishes and low parts. so I re-bogged them
Tonight I will sand the sections back and re-paint it.