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Old 09-06-2012, 07:11 PM
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Cool Gunny HUD (Heads Up Display) Mod....

Okay so heres how I did the HUD Mod...

I went to the junk yard and bought an old dash... (Grey)
got one of my old Android Smart Phones

cut out a hole in that dash slightly smaller than the phone's screen

then had a friend fiber glass me a pocket to hold the phone in the
position i want it in the dash......

I also ordered an Ballistic phone case (10.00 on ebay) and used that as a "shock absorber" / trim piece around the home in the dash....

ran a USB charging cord to the "pocket" and perm. attached it to the phone. then hard wired a USB charge port in the ash tray (behind it)
now the phone has constant power.

Before I shut the service down on the OLD android phone I downloaded from the Market an ap called

GPS HUD

went in to the settings in the ap and set it to be used as a reflected display.

I ordered off ebay a mirrored film screen protector for an I phone I placed that on my wind shield with the mirror side facing the phone screen... Take your time its tricky to be right on with it..

(tip::: Use a dry erase marker at night to mark where the image shows up on your dash... (the outer areas of the image) then the next day clean the area inside those lines very good... then apply the Mirrored film screen protector) when your done the dry erase marker just wipes off )

If you choose to you can also add some plexiglass over the phone display screen to help protect it but I just used the clear screen protector that was already on my old phone...

its a nice tight fit... looks fairly nice...


down side is.. doesn't work during the day to well but at night you cant beat it...


this ap on the market even has GPS on it, so as you drive it will show the street your on, and the date and time... Plus it has an ECO gauge that you can adjust... to help you extend your fuel milage by watching the rate at witch you accelerate while driving...

just be sure to adjust the settings BEFORE you install the dash... LOL


since this is the first time I have seen this done on a Powerstroke...

Do you guys think we can call it the "Gunny HUD Mod"

kinda like the Harpoon Mod, the Hutch Mod and such?


Id be willing to set this up for some one and take pics of the step by step... I just didnt do it on my intitial set up as it was trial and error...

oh yea.. if you want to leave your phone on your plan, you can use it as a turn by turn GPS on your windshield... and instead of permanently housing it in the pocket you can also make the pocket a little larger than your phone, run a charging cable in to the pocket from under the dash... with a little over, and you can use it to put your current smart phone in the pocket and charge it at night while your driving and still have the HUD Feature....


Just a little type up on the "Gunny HUD Mod" if you have any questions please feel free to ask and or PM me and I will help...


Gunny



PS: I will be offering to do these mods for people, so they are plug n play ready... just install the dash and plug in the power cable and your ready to go...

if your interested let me know...

There will be a discount for the first HUD mod I do for a member as I will be taking step by step pics for the forum...







NOTE GUYS::::: I SAY GO TO THE JUNK YARD TO GET YOUR DONOR DASH.... THAT WAY IF YOU DONT LIKE THE HUD YOU CAN REINSTALL YOUR OLD UN-MOD DASH BACK IN.... DASHES COST ABOUT 20-60 DEPENDING ON YOUR AREA... AND ARE ALOT EASIER TO WORK WITH.... JUST MY .02



GUNNY
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 PM
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Cool idea

Got any pics of the dash/phone holder pocket?
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Without a doubt that is the coolest friggin thing I have ever seen! I scored a garmin nuvi at the swap meet the other day, I'm thinking I figure out a way to do this with that thing, I can't figure out if the image is reversed because of the mirror affect though, if so how do i jump that little hurdle?


What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?
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Pictures?

Nm I'm dumb, didn't see where it said "more"

Pretty cool looking though


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Without a doubt that is the coolest friggin thing I have ever seen! I scored a garmin nuvi at the swap meet the other day, I'm thinking I figure out a way to do this with that thing, I can't figure out if the image is reversed because of the mirror affect though, if so how do i jump that little hurdle?


What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?


I had the same problem actually.... thats when I looked for that ap on the android market... worst case scenario look on craigslist for an old android phone (20-60.00) and use that....

If you give me a few days I can prob. come up with a way to use your POS Garmin.... (lol - I used to drive truck and I hated the garmin I had... i upgraded to the 8" Rand McNally trucker GPS and LOVE IT ! ! ! )

but, like I said let me put my brain to work once i had my coffee and i might be able to figure it out...


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Old 09-08-2012, 07:12 AM
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Okay guys... since today is my first day off in 6 months (yes the true price of biz ownership) Ill try and get some more pics of the HUD mod...

I might be willing to do this mod for the first person who wants it done on a trade basis... PM me for the details


Like I said guys.... doesn't work to good during the daytime, but at night its amazing ! ! !
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:00 PM
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Without a doubt that is the coolest friggin thing I have ever seen! I scored a garmin nuvi at the swap meet the other day, I'm thinking I figure out a way to do this with that thing, I can't figure out if the image is reversed because of the mirror affect though, if so how do i jump that little hurdle?


What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?
Okay.... so I spent all day trying to figure it out... bottom line is I dont think it can be done... everything to show the right way on a reflection has to be done in reverse... and I toyed around with it all day and I can tell you that untill you find a way to reverse the display on your GPS you wont be able to use it as a HUD, unless you done mind it being backwards looking... and taking lefts when the GPS says right...lol


But like I said earlier... just get an android phone off craigslist/ebay and do the mod and use the ap that already does this for you...


hope I could help some....


Gunny
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:03 PM
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oh yea.... new pics are up in the original posting.... hope they help a little.... they arent that great and show all the detail because of how bright it is outside but you get the point
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I have a droid x that I think I'm gonna use, bought the chrome looking screen material today at the mall, it was like 14 bucks for 3 of em, I bought the Garmin for 25 bucks so I figure I can throw it in the wife's car, she probably needs it more than me lol. I'm gonna take a hard shell case for the phone and paint it to match, then cut the hole to fit and glue it in so I can remove the phone and not mess up the mounting angle, my windshield is tinted to 20% so it should be fairly easy to line up the screen material. Should work durin the day because if the tint. If not I'll tint it darker lol. Im ginna do it tomorrow and I'll post pics, when I'm done.


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That's pretty bad@ss, I'd love to do it in my truck, just can't bring myself to cut a hole in the dash
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