Thanks guys. In the 2nd photo, in the top of each corner, you can barley make out the brass inserts. The front panel screws into these and are covered by the small rubber hole plugs that were also painted to match. I used a can of 3M spray adhesive to hold down the leather tabs and with the front screwing on, it also helps hold the leather in place. The head unit is the new Pioneer DVH3200. Running street wires Series 7 y-video cable, 11 foot is plenty, and the output from them looks really good. Especially with their price. The boys sure love them!!!
I started by simply punching a hole in the middle of the seat with a pencil. That was my "NO GOING BACK" move.
I then positioned the black inner bracket where I thought it would go. I actually got lucky in that when I did the driver side, I actually started my cut a little higher. But as soon as I saw that the metal frame cut-out (photo #3) was about the same as the inner bracket mounting tabs, I put to rest my real only fear - how to make sure they were just about perfectly spaced so they were a mirror install. Worked out well with this brand of monitors. Cheap brand, but as I said above, they look really good and I'm not hard to please with electronics.
I had to trim about an inch of the foam on each side so the inner bracket fit smoothly but left enough so it was snug. The top of the passenger side had to have a "trim" but not much more than a 1/4". Trimmed out all the plastic wrap they put on the seat to ease on installing the leathers and then pulled the wire down the back, mounted the LCD's and took a few pictures.
On this brand of monitors, the brackets bottom mounting tabs have about a 1/2 spacer tab already installed on the back to "level" the monitor when the seats are reclined in a normal manner.
The paint for an '06 Lariat is Dupi-color's Med Gray Vinyl Spray. About 5 light coats worked very well after lightly rubbing them with 000 steel wool and a quick rub down with iso#70 alcohol.
The rest of my system is an Alpine PDX-5 (spec'ed at 112X4 + 410 X1), Polk 6-3/4 dB's all around (for now
), 4 Rockford P1S48's in 4 ohm mono, in my box
, and was auto eq'ed with Pioneer's CD-MC20 EQ Microphone. That was well worth $25 bucks from Amazon!!!
Glad this might help some!!!