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custom dash
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I had always had an idea of completely replacing my center dash insert around the stereo and ac/heat controls with a custom piece designed for an in dash a/v system with a touchscreen. Has anyone done any custom stereo work on the dash?

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- Nik
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#2
I haven't done it but I have researched making custom fiberglass parts. It's not difficult per se, but there is definately a learning curve. You could use your existing dash to make a rough negative then modify it into something you're looking for. Then you just make a mold out of it and then lay the glass to make your part. It's not exactly that easy but if you google "custom fiberglass auto parts" or something similar there are a bunch of tutorials.

Steve



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71_resurrection;36196 Wrote:I had always had an idea of completely replacing my center dash insert around the stereo and ac/heat controls with a custom piece designed for an in dash a/v system with a touchscreen. Has anyone done any custom stereo work on the dash?

At one time, NPD was selling a dashpiece pre-cut to fit a non-dual knob radio. If you don't mind a motorized flip out screen, that might be the way to go.
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im going to do this soon... but i dont belve the motorized flip up screens will work by the way our dash is angled. i got an extra radio bezel off e-bay i cut up and made work great for a cd player install but yes you need to make one out of fiberglass or find an old one you can cut up and make work


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P/O put an aftermarket '80's tape deck in mine and they hacked it up a bit to make it fit. Soooo...I'll be putting a din mount radio in mine because it's already been cut anyway.

Steve



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#6
Check this out

http://www.technooutlet.com/prcpt1485.html
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#7
Good info from all! Back when I was like 16 of course the most important thing in my interior was the stereo, so i bought a kenwood single din cd player and had it pro installed at circuit city back then. So this what I am working with now.
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I am not keen on anything else in this interior, except the way the center dash bezel is customized. The only thing on it that I would change is move the screen down to allow for air vents and no need for the cd player, as the nav screen would be an all in one unit from alpine.
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Also, what do you guys think of carbon fiber accents on the interior. Found this stuff and am wondering about apps for it. Maybe the dash frame, the inserts on the deluxe door panels, and a small portion of the center console.
http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/blog/3m-c...nt-colors/

As always, thanks for your input and opinion guys, it helps!

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- Nik
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Kinda like this


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Tnfastbk;36576 Wrote:Kinda like this

Roy, I've been meaning to ask where'd you get those CF dash parts?

Steve



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Tnfastbk;36576 Wrote:Kinda like this

Wow, those are great!
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