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#58990 - 4th Dec 2004 1:35pm DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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hello all smile

managed to get hold of a 7inch widescreen monitor and dvd player in a deal lately, thought it would be a nice little feature for my car so why not take it.



im a bit stuck as to where to put it though, i dont want to simply screw the stand into the top of the dash as that will look a bit pants. i did have the thought of taking out the vents in the centre of the dash, and cutting the dash above that bit away and moulding the screen into the dash, but if i decide to keep the monitor when im selling the car then its going to leave a great big hole in the dash!

soooooo, i've started a little bit of modifying on the centre console, i've cut out the trays and the surrounding part, and im hoping to make a frame for the monitor out of fibreglass, then mold/smooth this into the centre console, to make it look like a professional has done it and not me :lol:

this is how far i am so far, its only the early stages, bit its getting there smile



all i need is a fibreglass kit, and to learn how to use it :-?

if anyone else has any experience with monitor then please share your information, if anyone has any better idea on where to put the monitor to then please let me know laugh

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#58991 - 4th Dec 2004 1:40pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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Adam, the monitor will look sweet there mate, is the viewing angle good though, when you look down can you see the moniter and the picture clearly ? Plug it in and play a dvd on it to check ?

Also, with it being so low would it hurt your neck to watch it looking down so far ? Would the gearstick be in the way ??

Maybe a better option would have been a flip out single din screen ? That way it fits directly to where your stereo is now and the screen would flip out and is normally in a prime position to view, also it flips away for security when parked etc.... The only down side is you would have to put your head unit somewhere else smack



Just my opinion mate, food for thought maybe ?

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#58992 - 4th Dec 2004 1:44pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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cheers for the comments smile

have checked the angle, whilst having a film on to, angle etc is fine and i wont be watching it whilst driving so dont have to worry about the gear stick being in the way. i've tested to see how it looks from both sides of the car and the angle seems good, will be fine tuned once the housing for it has been made up though.

flip out one would be good BUT, with the shape of my dash the way it is, it would not allow the screen to flip out properly frown its going to be removable to, security was one of my highest prioritys so im definetly going to be making it removable smile

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#58993 - 4th Dec 2004 1:45pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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Dont forget a FM modulater so you can listen to the audio through your car speaskers rather than the little poxy moniter speakers smack

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#58994 - 4th Dec 2004 1:46pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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Either make it removable or simply make a cover for it so it looks like a cassette storage or ashtray or somit stupid like that ??

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#58995 - 4th Dec 2004 1:47pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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i think my headunit has an AUX in and i've been told i wont need a modulator if i get the wire to run from the dvdplayer/monitor to the headunit smile

p.s the speakers on the monitor are pants <img border="0" alt="[Roll around the floor laffin]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions065.gif" />

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#58996 - 4th Dec 2004 1:48pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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Quote:
Originally posted by Scooby:
[b]Either make it removable or simply make a cover for it so it looks like a cassette storage or ashtray or somit stupid like that ?? [/b]
was going to make it removable, but i do like the sound of the cover think

will think about that one smile

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#58997 - 5th Dec 2004 7:08pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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i priced up a fibreglass kit today and it was only 7, been given some good advice from online audio forums to as to was of working with fibreglass.

im looking forward to the end result of this, will hopefully have a professional finish to it and still be able to say i didnt pay someone to do it for me laugh

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#58998 - 5th Dec 2004 7:25pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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You are very good like that, you enjoy making your own things to exactly how you want it and it always turns out great

Good luck with this, I would say it's the hardest thing you have done, as far as modding your car is concerned.

Will look fantasic wen finished! smile

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#58999 - 5th Dec 2004 8:01pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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gonna look sweet adam i was thinkin of gettin that monitor N dvd but im gonna hold bk for abit till xmas is out the way, cant wait to c final product
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#59000 - 5th Dec 2004 8:53pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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Wow, can't wait to see it finished mate. Good luck with it. Would love to learn how to work with fibreglass, so give us a shout if you want some company or ideas laugh

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#59001 - 6th Dec 2004 2:32am Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
Tony MK2 Offline
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good luck adam and i wish you the best of luck in your new venture happy

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#59002 - 6th Dec 2004 3:07am Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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looks great mate good old fiesta with their center consoles you can do so many things with them.

looking forward to seing it mate.
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#59003 - 7th Dec 2004 10:54am Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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nice one adam, if your any good with the old fibre glass you might be able to earn some money and start doing jobs for people.

just need a company name.
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#59004 - 7th Dec 2004 12:24pm Re: DVD+Monitor - Where im upto so far!
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lookin gud adam. i will look at ur stereo nxt time im out man an tell ya weather u need a modulator dude. need n e help on it man just ask dude.
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