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    LCD retrofitted into OEM housing

    Heres my progress so far, its taken alot of work to get it to look this OEM, with still alot of work to go, ill definitly have it in during the next month. Heres some shots so far of the LCD:

    Stock radio:




    Here is the screen sitting next to the OEM tape deck cage:

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    Here it is almost done:








    Heres a picture of my car:



    and the interior (retrofitted the whole interior with blue LEDs):

    What can I say, I love Volvos:
    Volvo 740 with 5.0 mustang conversion (totaled)
    Volvo 740 stock (sold)
    Volvo 940se (sold)
    Volvo 850 T-5R yellow (sold)
    Volvo S70 T5SE
    Volvo C70
    Volvo 850R with a long list of mods

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    Forgot I should have added my car. Can someone add Volvo 850 T-5R before the words in my title.
    What can I say, I love Volvos:
    Volvo 740 with 5.0 mustang conversion (totaled)
    Volvo 740 stock (sold)
    Volvo 940se (sold)
    Volvo 850 T-5R yellow (sold)
    Volvo S70 T5SE
    Volvo C70
    Volvo 850R with a long list of mods

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    Very nice! Are you going to add a plastic bezel around it? Also, I couldn't tell how you supported the LCD. It's going to bounce around alot with car movement, plus has to support you pushing on the touchscreen.
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    I have plans for a bezel, but you will have to wait for that. I stuck the screen in there with double sided foam tape.
    What can I say, I love Volvos:
    Volvo 740 with 5.0 mustang conversion (totaled)
    Volvo 740 stock (sold)
    Volvo 940se (sold)
    Volvo 850 T-5R yellow (sold)
    Volvo S70 T5SE
    Volvo C70
    Volvo 850R with a long list of mods

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    Is that a 7" widescreen or an 8" widescreen? I've been debating which to get to fit into a double din setup that would also be custom.

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    its a 7" xenarc screen
    What can I say, I love Volvos:
    Volvo 740 with 5.0 mustang conversion (totaled)
    Volvo 740 stock (sold)
    Volvo 940se (sold)
    Volvo 850 T-5R yellow (sold)
    Volvo S70 T5SE
    Volvo C70
    Volvo 850R with a long list of mods

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    Nice work. I did very much the same thing with my install I ended up making a frame for the LCD out of plywood, then moulding that to the OEM housing using plastic bond stuff to act as the front bezel. Then did a lot of sanding, painting, etc.

    As for holding the LCD in place, I screwed two wooden noggins into the top and bottom of the front of the housing (behind the bezel) and left just enough room to squeeze the LCD and touch screen inbetween the bezel and the noggins. Then I screwed the original LCD mounts (little metal things) into the noggins and they held the LCD in there nice and tight.

    Wish I had a photo to show...
    Jarrod - Holden VX S!

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    Nice car! Can you stuff the whole computer in there? I would bet you could if you played your cards right.

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    mabye, im using a laptop though, so no dice.
    What can I say, I love Volvos:
    Volvo 740 with 5.0 mustang conversion (totaled)
    Volvo 740 stock (sold)
    Volvo 940se (sold)
    Volvo 850 T-5R yellow (sold)
    Volvo S70 T5SE
    Volvo C70
    Volvo 850R with a long list of mods

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    Where did you get the blue leds from, I would like to do that to mine.

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