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Old 03-19-2013, 06:11 AM
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Double Din?

I've seen 1 or 2 double din radios. I do automotive electronic installation for a living, primarily stereo equipment. I know there is/was a thread on here where a guy did it, but all the pics are gone "Sorry. This person moved or deleted this image" is all I can see. I've done custom fiberglass paneling, some leather wrap, etc. I'm just curious how much was done to the back of the dash, I haven't had a lot of time to look at mine, but I figured I can always get a second dash and modify it to just swap out. Also please don't try telling me to just go with a flip out/up screen, I've worked on radios for a long time and been doing it as a living for 2 years. I know what options I have for factory fit radios.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23 AM
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Sorry can't find piks, but I'm doing the same in my truck too, my plan is to go down to just above the hvac controls instead of up tho cheers and don't forget piks when you start to hack it up
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:52 PM
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Yea, going up would be a bit more difficult and space limited due to the dash pade and limited space without fiberglassing the whole top. I planned on cutting down just a slight bit as you said, just above the HVAC. I'm going to have to figure out a way to make it easy to replicate so that I can possibly make a kit for people to make their own, or maybe even start doing them for people. None the less, pics will be very abundant when I do get it started.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:15 PM
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Same here, gotta print diagrams and the like to figure it out lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:15 AM
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Here is my install



I used a cracked dash pad since it was getting covered with fiberglass. I cut a piece of ABS plastic and hot glued it to the opening on the dash pad for the radio. I then removed the two screw tabs on the heater control trim. Matched the ABS plastic to the HVAC trim ring and epoxied it. I then laid the fiberglass on the pad, ABS and trim ring. I cut the hole for the double din radio, sanded the piece smooth and covered it with a gray vinyl. Then on the dash you need to cut out the section of the dash between the ration opening and the HVAC opening just big enough to fit the radio between it. In some cases you heed to heat up the air vent and push it is so the radio sits correctly. mount the radio in the dash then attache the pad, ABS and trim ring assembly as one piece.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:41 AM
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Here is my install



I used a cracked dash pad since it was getting covered with fiberglass. I cut a piece of ABS plastic and hot glued it to the opening on the dash pad for the radio. I then removed the two screw tabs on the heater control trim. Matched the ABS plastic to the HVAC trim ring and epoxied it. I then laid the fiberglass on the pad, ABS and trim ring. I cut the hole for the double din radio, sanded the piece smooth and covered it with a gray vinyl. Then on the dash you need to cut out the section of the dash between the ration opening and the HVAC opening just big enough to fit the radio between it. In some cases you heed to heat up the air vent and push it is so the radio sits correctly. mount the radio in the dash then attache the pad, ABS and trim ring assembly as one piece.
Can you get a few more pics of your setup- from the passenger side and a good view of what the dash looks like behind the radio would be great. Your install looks clean enough I'm considering doing this in mine!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:04 AM
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That looks much better than what I was originally planning, great install, any piks of the process
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 AM
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I will try and find my install pics but i'm afraid that they were lost due to a hard dive crash. If I get a chance to pull the radio I will do a write-up for everyone. I plan to recover the dash pad and radio bezel soon as the vinyl I used to cover it was to thick and didn't come out as smooth as I liked.
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Looks quite good, impressed. How long to do that?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:55 AM
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Took about a week to do. I had a spare dash that I did the mock up on so I knew exactly what I needed to do on my dash in the truck so I didn't ruin it. Plus the way I did it I could always put it back to stock by installing the one piece I cut out and putting the original dash pad back on.


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