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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    The screen is as wide as the opening... right? Then how's it held in place. Me and my friend choppsed away like 2 of those top screws that hold the back together
    I'm not chopping the console trim... one way to make it look stock
    Yeh, when I'm done, I should be like the 5th SC owner with a carputer setup. But probably the 3rd who took the time to fabricate the screen into the dash and make it look stock
    The screen is a little wider than the opening. The screws hold the screen to the front frame. I got my Xenarc used without a front and 1 of the screw holes was chopped/sanded down, but the other 3 were OK. Without them, the screen will rattle around. I don't know if you'll be using the buttons or not, but the buttons on the newer Xenarcs extend a bit further down and need to be sanded down if you are using them w/ and older screen. I've got my Xenarc in without the back piece since there wasn't room to screw it back in once I bondoed the front frame into the dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katya
    The screen is a little wider than the opening. The screws hold the screen to the front frame. I got my Xenarc used without a front and 1 of the screw holes was chopped/sanded down, but the other 3 were OK. Without them, the screen will rattle around. I don't know if you'll be using the buttons or not, but the buttons on the newer Xenarcs extend a bit further down and need to be sanded down if you are using them w/ and older screen. I've got my Xenarc in without the back piece since there wasn't room to screw it back in once I bondoed the front frame into the dash.
    I'm not really fibreglassing the screen into the dash, just sanding it down. As you could see the stereo had small gaps between it and the climate control. I'm trying to keep those.
    About the screws... I'm not chopping down the bottom ones. If worst comes to worst then I'm going to put a small U bracket between the front and back of the screen to hold it together.

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    Little Timmy! Any new pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    Little Timmy! Any new pics?
    There won't be any new pics for a while. School is in so I'm gonna have to make my uncle finish this. Good thing mostly everything is done Plus, my unle was the one who painted the new (fixed) cupholder seen in the pics, and it does not scratch

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    didn't realise your car is what i know as a Lexus Soarer - they are bloomin huge - pretty good looking too.

    I can't believe that steering lock you have!!!!! hehe that would last 10 seconds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    didn't realise your car is what i know as a Lexus Soarer - they are bloomin huge - pretty good looking too.

    I can't believe that steering lock you have!!!!! hehe that would last 10 seconds!
    Yep. I have a LFD soarer with almost no options (except black leather) I don't even have a power sunroof

    The steering lock was in the pic because that pic was taken *the* day I got my car. The stock alarm was toast and I got a $450 clifford alarm (with fake carbon fibre ) to replace it.

    BTW: Toyota never made a Lexus Soarer. Those are just kids rebadging their Toyota Soarers And yes, they are HUGE! My car is bigger than either my mom's sentra (02') or my grandma's sentra (98').

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    I wish I had some pics of an open Xenarc case with the board already in it... would be good for figuring out how much space I have left.
    Here's an 8" Xenarc that's open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    Here's an 8" Xenarc that's open.
    Thanks! I think the 7" is about the same size proportionally.

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    How to stop the paint from scratching off.

    Hi, I dont know if you got the paint problem solved yet, but I'll let you know where you went wrong in prepping plastic for paint. Peroxide will not clean anything other than a cut ... it will probably leave a residue behind that is preventing your paint from bonding. Wash the plastic with dish washing soap first to remove any oils or dirt, then wear gloves so you dont get your finger prints on it. Finally give it a wipe down with rubbing alcohol before you paint. This shold give you the best possible adhesion.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroplague
    Hi, I dont know if you got the paint problem solved yet, but I'll let you know where you went wrong in prepping plastic for paint. Peroxide will not clean anything other than a cut ... it will probably leave a residue behind that is preventing your paint from bonding. Wash the plastic with dish washing soap first to remove any oils or dirt, then wear gloves so you dont get your finger prints on it. Finally give it a wipe down with rubbing alcohol before you paint. This shold give you the best possible adhesion.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks! I'll try that after finals

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