02 Silverado 1500 - Samsung Galaxy 2 (7.0") Verizon install (4 hours)
So, after reading the forums and over-thinking this install I decided to go a simple way. I wanted my tablet right away and I didn't want to screw around with fabricating and perfection.
So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy 2 (7.0") from Verizon. Tied it into my account, $10 extra a month and it shares my 4GB of date with other 2 phones.
First I took the dash/bezel off. Removed the factory radio. Removed the radio cage. This is what I ended up with.
Then to make things simple I built a little wooden support for the Galaxy. It fitted into the place where the radio cage use to sit. Then I bought OtterBox Defender Series Case and attached the rubber part of the case to the new wooden cage.
Then I just took the tablet that's already in the plastic part of the OtterBox and insert it into the attached rubber cover. This keeps the unit in place, PLUS if I need to remove it, it's easily done.
Then I inserted the wooden peace with the tablet into the place where the radio cage was.
On one side I have the 3.5mm to RCA coming out. That will be running to my new Alpine amp with speakers.
And on the other side I have the power plug that comes out into my DC power. I will probably wire it directly later, but it's fine for now.
Now on the dash/bezel part. All I did was take the dremel and cut the plastic that was covering part of the screen. It's not perfect or beautiful, but it's fine for what I need. In the summer I might get a new bezel and do a better job, but with freezing cold in MN this will have to do till then.
Since the power button is inside, I drilled a hole on top of the bezel and will install some kind of a button, maybe make it from a pen. I really should not need this once I figure out all the power options on the tablet.
But that's about it. Here is the ready unit.
Video Skyping on Verizon network, works really well.
Thanks to Dluvr22 in my original POST.