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    i actually used thumb screws to hold everything together. if i needed to bond it, the two things I know that work. are epoxy(pain in the ***, takes some time to set). or plastic weld. if you goto a shop that deals with the selling of acrylic sheets, or maybe a hobbie store you should be able to find it. plastic weld is a thin liquid. when you put it on acrylic, and hold the acrylic together it actually melts and bonds the plastic together. When I owned a sign shop I used to buy mine at a place called konradi plastics. Somewhere out by portage indiana. im sure theres a place that deals in that kinda stuff out where your at. I also used to buy 4X8 sheets of acrylic, polycarbonate, etc.

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    Port- I thought about moving the bottons to the bottom. like it looked like on your pic. my only concern was if i would have enough room for the heater controls. I already bent the plastic slightly down and hot glued the touch front into place. im just getting ready to pickup some fiberglass and bondo etc so i can start molding. i took some pictures. ill post them when i get home. im still waiting to see that 10 inch screen in the dash. lol.. im sure youll make it fit... lol.. after kicking and pulling and scratching and crying .lol. all i gotta say is that your a braver man then I

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    Todays update-

    Supplies

    From NAPA(55.00)

    Hot glue sticks-
    Fiberglass cloth
    Fiberglass Hardener
    Fiberglass Resin Jelly
    Body filler(bondo)
    hardner cream(for the bondo)
    Sand Paper(200,400,1000,2000 Grit)

    From the Dollar Store(since theyll be trashed when there used)(15.00)

    Brushes(for the fiberglass)
    Applicators(for the bondo)
    Rubber kitchen gloves(cause fiberglass and bondo is nasty stuff on the skin)


    I mounted the touch screen face to the dash using hot glue to temerarily hold the face into place. Tomorrow I will Fiberglass around the sides(backside) for a more permanant solution. After the fiber glass sets I will fill in and square everything off with bondo. anyhow. heres pics from today.





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    Well today I took care of fiberglassing the lcd front to the dash. First I cut fiberglass cloth. the sides i did to length the top and bottom i cut larger to overlap. monday when i go back into work, ill trim down any fiberglass that stiicks up with the dremel, then ill begin to fill in the front with bondo. the reason im using both bondo and fiberglass, is in my experience fiber glass will give me the support i need, and the bondo will fill in what i need and is easier to sand and mold then fiberglass. best of both words. anyhow heres some pics of today, ill continue monday, saturday night is for partying, and sunday is for sleeping :P






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    Todays work, I blocked the bondo in and let it set. After it was hardend, I dremmeled off the really high spots and shaped the corners somewhate. then i started to sand. I only took 1 pick after it started to dry. im sure ill have alot of sanding to do. and more filling.



    I also bought some more accessories and pc parts that im going to need.

    NewEgg(301.44)

    HAUPPAUGE WINTV-USB2 1020 RT - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$83.00)
    KB QUMAX|KBP20 SLIM WRLS USB RTL - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$48.95)
    HUBS 7 PORT|D-LINK DUB-H7 USB - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$24.50)
    Creative PCMCIA SBAudigy2ZS SB0530C - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$89.99)
    BLUTOO|USR WIRELESS USB USR805422-R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$34.99)

    MP3car Store(346.67)

    1 x USB Adapter for Cardbus Wireless Modem 3G Cards : U132 (U132) = $189.99
    1 x HQCT : (High Quality Car Tuner) () = $149.99

    I know there preordered and wont be here till . but ill need a remote pcmci for my verizon card. and the HQCT radio for AM/FM. From what I read it works pretty well.

    Things Im Still Missing.

    Bluetooth Adapter.

    Microphone I can locate up by the mirror.

    Im not sure what im missing. Ill go back over everything tomorrow on paper.

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    Todays pic. This is after the first coat of bondo and 6 hours of sanding. its starting to shape up. the corners are just about where they should be. I couldnt ask for a better start. Being that its in my car and im kinda a perfectionist when it comes to stuff like this, im sure there will be many more hours of sanding and coats before i think its perfect. I got time until the HQCT module and the usb-pcmcia adapter come in:P wooohoooo sanding here i come!!!


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    Looking good! Keep it up.
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    looking really good, if i may make a suggestion, if you are going for an oem look cover up those buttons or at least relocate them. Keeping them is going to throw off the clean lines of the bezel.
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    thanks for the compliments.

    I thought about moving the buttons like in portabuddys pic, but i decided i would leave the buttons where they were and move the screen up. since its recessed im hoping this takes car of most of my daytime glare issues. even though my windows are tininted at 5% visibility my windshield is like 5 feet long. Its litterally the biggest windshield ive ever seen on a car. like i said im just hoping that because its recessed and moved up itll take care of most of the glare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrean
    thanks for the compliments.

    I thought about moving the buttons like in portabuddys pic, but i decided i would leave the buttons where they were and move the screen up. since its recessed im hoping this takes car of most of my daytime glare issues. even though my windows are tininted at 5% visibility my windshield is like 5 feet long. Its litterally the biggest windshield ive ever seen on a car. like i said im just hoping that because its recessed and moved up itll take care of most of the glare.

    It won't...
    Nice work so far, btw. Although I agree with Scott_fx that those buttons should've been relocated...

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