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    I have about the same room in my C230 and am putting the slot-load drive below, yet moved the buttons and IR port to either side of the LCD.

    May add a USB and firewire port to the right side, yet am afraid some passenger will knock it and bend it while reaching for the screen, so I am putting them elsewhere for now.

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    There is still a lot of wiggle room to play with.

    I wonder what the dims are of the 8" wide screen tft . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor192
    I have about the same room in my C230 and am putting the slot-load drive below, yet moved the buttons and IR port to either side of the LCD.

    May add a USB and firewire port to the right side, yet am afraid some passenger will knock it and bend it while reaching for the screen, so I am putting them elsewhere for now.
    I've seen a lot of folks relocating those. How long is the ribbon cable for them . . . i.e. how far can they be stretched?

    Todd

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    If I have done my trig right, the dimensions of the 8" widescreen should be 178mm x 114mm which means I could fit in an 8" display instead of a 7"

    Here is an 8" widescreen for a great price

    http://cgi.ebay.com/8-TFT-LCD-VGA-MO...QQcmdZViewItem


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    Quote Originally Posted by toddwess
    If I have done my trig right, the dimensions of the 8" widescreen should be 178mm x 114mm which means I could fit in an 8" display instead of a 7"

    Here is an 8" widescreen for a great price

    http://cgi.ebay.com/8-TFT-LCD-VGA-MO...QQcmdZViewItem

    It probably isn't staright triganometry. If you search, you might be able to find the dimentions of an 8 inch screen. I personally would stick with a 7 inch, but that is a personal choice.

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    Update

    I'm still waiting for the screen to be delivered, so I'm preping the other hardware.

    I found a good place for a USB jack. Since I don't smoke in my car (who would smoke in a Porsche?) I pulled the cig. lighter, and molded one there.

    This is my first bondo/puddy endeavour. I'll post more pics when it has dried, sanded and painted to match.


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    Glad to see another Porsche getting the proper setup !!
    Let me know when you are ready for it, and I'll send you my RR skin stuff. I'm going to be updating it, but here's what I use in the car now.
    Pic below:
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    Okay, we have an update. The Lilliput 7" screen arrived, and it's such a perfect fit, I decided to mount it "As-Is" I put some double sided sticky pads around the unit, and it fit like a dream.



    Then I sealed the whole thing with basic tub calk.



    Then I realized that I probably should have removed the screen and back unit before I calked. Once the calk set, I couldn't get the back panel off. That means I have to spray it with the screen in place. Not my first choice.



    I think it turned out pretty well. It has a factory look, and I didn't have to remove anything from the casing. Now I need to focus of power . . . the inverter is just not a good idea.


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    the way I did it in my Boxster

    check out my 2000 Boxster S install, totally reversible and invisible:

    2000 Porsche Boxster S install

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