View Full Version : Making a 2DIN kit from a 1DIN din. Fiberglassers?

08-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Since nobody makes a cheap 2DIN kit for my car, I'm gonna make one out of this 1DIN for my Mazda3 to house my new Alpine IVA-W200:


Of course, it's gonna need some cutting and fiberglassing to complete.. Is there anything I need to know about fiberglassing over plastic? Has anyone here done anything like this?

It's not gonna need all that much customizing to make it fit.. I need to cut out the pocket on the bottom and fill in the gap.. The cutting I can handle, I just don't know how well the plastic and resin are gonna mix.. Any pointers would be appreciated from anyone with experience doing something like this..

08-26-2006, 12:33 AM
buy the double din...

08-26-2006, 12:57 AM
Too expensive.. The only place to get it is thru japanparts.com, and it's just more than I want to spend.. Metra is developing one now, which should be ready in a couple of months.. I can make due with this for a few until then.. Really all I want to know is how resin reacts with plastic.. I've never glassed over plastic before..

Anyone else with advice?

08-26-2006, 12:59 AM
I have never done it but I was reading somewhere else where you wouldnt actually use resin for this it is some sort of abs plastic made by 3m I believe

08-26-2006, 01:00 AM
Cool, thanks I will check into that.. I'm new to this stuff..

08-26-2006, 01:04 AM

thats what u need

08-26-2006, 01:08 AM
Here is a link to what Steve did in the honda...


Go about 3/4 the way down, to where you see pics of the DD, and follow that page, and the nezt 3 or 4 pages, and it's pretty muich step by step. He will start showing other things in between, but its all finished in about 4 pages.

08-26-2006, 03:19 AM
Nice.. thanks for the links..

08-26-2006, 03:31 AM
np. here to help. or in thsi case, relay the help.

08-26-2006, 12:42 PM
Steve Meade uses that polyurethane stuff... he used it on his honda build which is what im guessing is in that post

08-26-2006, 02:30 PM
Ya, it looks like polyurethane is the way to go.. Now I'm glad I asked before I went and bought resin instead.. This is only a temporary solution anyways.. I will pick up the Metra kit when it's available, but I can't just have a W200 sitting around for months without being able to use it!! :waycrazy:

08-26-2006, 07:01 PM
you might want to look at it when you get that kit. the metra kit i got for my double din for my new jetta tells me to just cut out that middle piece and that makes it the double din