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Thread: 2009 Ram audio and ipad install!

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    2009 Ram audio and ipad install!

    I would like to share the build log of my 2009 Ram with a New iPad in the dash. This build will start slow as my wife has a lot of projects around our previous house doing updates before we rent it out.

    Well enough talking lets get to the point.

    Here is the system layout that will be going in the Ram.


    mocking the iPad up on the dash to get an idea on placement.


    Virgin center bezel.
    Front.


    Back.


    Removed the trim and vents on the sides.


    Cut the middle section out.


    Mocked up the piece that holds HVAC controls and a factory switch bank.


    I had to mock up the iPad into the dash to make sure I had enough space to work with.


    That's all so far, I am just progressing slowly.

    Feedback appreciated.

    Thanks Aron
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Small update.

    I got the HVAC control, switch bank, and the frame for the iPad done. The iPad frame was glued into place from the front, then back. Epoxy was used around the perimeters on the inside. The bigger holes around the frame were back filled with ABS, the holes will also be filled with ABS. I still have a couple spots to fill before I can bodu work, sand and paint though.

    Enjoy.



    Frame


    Bezel with HVAC and switches mounted.


    Thanks for looking, and as always feedback is appreciated.
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Looking good! Just take your time and all will turn out great. SNO

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    Thanks SNO.

    Got all the gaps filled an a guide coat sprayed. I have a few places to touch up. Should be ready for primer next week.



    Thanks Aron
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Looks very promising...well done so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daclothe View Post
    Looks very promising...well done so far!
    Thanks!

    I really havent made much progress lately as I didnt like the little filler pieces I made for the gaps on the side. I ordered an airless plastic welder, so I will be redoing all the seams. On the up side I did get the Pure I-20 in yesterday and today came my 90 degree connector and extension cable from Sound Man (thanks to Doug and the guys for the uber fast shipping) I hooked the I-20 up and the difference is astonishing, even running analogue into the factory headunits aux input.



    I have spent the week sorting out wires so I know what I have and what I still need. All Second Skin deadening products, Zapco volume control, techflex and heat shrink, adn a 90 amp power supply has been ordered. Now I just need to finish the dash and move on the the audio install!


    My plastic welder did come today and it was a surprise as it was not supposed to be here until next week, I will start work again Sunday.
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Some people on other forum were curious how the iPad worked without the use of the home button, so I posted a quick video on Youtube. Its my first video and far from rehearsed, so please bare with me.
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Great video. Once they get the new iPad jailbroken you'll have even more flexibility with cydia tweaks. Also your fab skills are on point!

    Keep the updates coming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daclothe View Post
    Great video. Once they get the new iPad jailbroken you'll have even more flexibility with cydia tweaks. Also your fab skills are on point!

    Keep the updates coming!!!
    Thanks!

    By now everyone is probably getting tired of my small updates of the same thing, but I am almost done with the dash. I got all the problem areas grooved and plastic welded. I used a fine mesh to reinforce the joints this time so I am pretty confidant I will have no cracking issues this time around.

    Here are a couple more pics. I had thought I took a pic with the mesh on the bezel but I could not find it.

    Here I put a small channel in all the seams that were giving me issues.


    Next I cut and melted wire mesh into the bezel to reinforce it, After the mesh was melted in I melted and forced ABS plastic into the grove through the mesh while melting into the bezel plastic.


    Tomorrow I should get the piece sanded and hopefully primed
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    This is the best iPad integration I've seen. It looks like it was supposed to be with the vehicle. Great work!

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