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    I've gotta say that's one of the best looking installs in a MKIV I've seen. It really looks like the screen was meant to be there. Do you have any other pictures of the fabrication? I've got a screen sitting around waiting to be installed but I haven't figured out how I want to build the bezel yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDog
    Same here or at least i would have to do some hacking and im trying to make this a 0% hack install... What external enclosure do you have?
    There is a divider in that lip in the glove box. I originally intended on cutting the divider out. Instead I realized that my stowaway keyboard and it's cable fit perfectly in there. I put the dvd drive all the way left of the right section (if that makes sense). I realized that I rarely use CD's/DVD's. The only time I do is if a friend brings along some CD's at which point it's easy enough for them to access the drive in front of them. I find I use the keyboard more often so ease of access to that is more important, plus it gave me a reason not to hack up the glove box.

    I have the enclosure they sell in the car store btw.

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    Thumbs up More info on your flush mounting

    What did you use to do this? I'll be installing an LCD into my GTI soon, and am looking for a way to make it look stock like that. Yours looks AWESOME!

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewonder
    What did you use to do this? I'll be installing an LCD into my GTI soon, and am looking for a way to make it look stock like that. Yours looks AWESOME!

    Thanks
    Im going to make a write up on how i did it this weekend, but first i'm installing the whole system... check back tomorrow night for a write up.
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    Sweeet!

    I'm waiting.. THX :-D

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    Ok, well i had to quit for the night so i figured i would do the writeup...

    I started with the lilliput and the plexiglass ring, you can see the grove in the lilliput housing. That is where i cut the housing and that is also the same size of the inside of the ring.



    Here you can see the before and after showing whats left after cuting the housing.



    I then glued the plexiglass and the housing cutout together making the back flush..



    And then on the front i used bondo and filled it in...



    I sanded it from 60 grit and worked my way up using about 6 diferent grades up to 600 grit.

    Here you can see the back once i finished it how it still has the lcd mounts and back cover mounts.

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    I'm sure that will help out a lot of people. Looks like a great method for an easier install. I'm wondering if the connection between the two pieces will hold up well. Not sure what you used to connect them. I'm still contemplating what size screen to use in my final install. I've been using a borrowed 7" Xenarc, but I'm really not all that happy with the day time conditions. Either way, the install looks great and hopefully I can get mine to look half as clean as yours

    BTW, what paint did you use, I have the anniversary edition which has the brushed aluminum console. The HVAC controls are the same color as yours though so I could save myself some hassle and still have it look good if I painted it rather than wrapping it with aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrataG
    I'm sure that will help out a lot of people. Looks like a great method for an easier install. I'm wondering if the connection between the two pieces will hold up well. Not sure what you used to connect them. I'm still contemplating what size screen to use in my final install. I've been using a borrowed 7" Xenarc, but I'm really not all that happy with the day time conditions. Either way, the install looks great and hopefully I can get mine to look half as clean as yours

    BTW, what paint did you use, I have the anniversary edition which has the brushed aluminum console. The HVAC controls are the same color as yours though so I could save myself some hassle and still have it look good if I painted it rather than wrapping it with aluminum.
    I used acrylic glue and it held really good.

    For the paint i think its krylon Industrual enamal, Ill get a photo of the can in the morrning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WebDog
    I used acrylic glue and it held really good.

    For the paint i think its krylon Industrual enamal, Ill get a photo of the can in the morrning.
    Cool, thx in advance

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    WebDog: Thanks for the write up. Now I understand how you did it.
    A few questions:

    - What did you use to cut the bezel lilliput bezel without cracking it?

    - So, you secure the screen to the front using the factory mounts, right? How does this whole piece secure to the dash?
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