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Worlddre
03-21-2008, 11:34 PM
Did this today for a customer at work. Customer has an 05 Caravan and wants an overhead monitor installed. Says she has been everywhere locally and most several places said they cannot do it due to the fact that the headliner has a pretty gnarly little hump/curve right where the customer wanted the overhead mounted. Overhead being used is an Alpine PKG-RSE2. Customer said one shop tried to freehand cut the plastice shroud that came with the monitor to match the headliner but it was not to her liking so she came to me. Now on to the pics.

pic, of the headliner right after i taped it off. You can see the curve/hump in the center thats where the monitor is going
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7253/1000696op4.jpg
This is what the monitor will be mounted to. It is cut to the exact match of the screen
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6544/1000697ad6.jpg
Our piece of wood mounted to the headliner via a steel brace running under the headliner
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/4363/1000698gv8.jpg
Shot from the otherside so you can see the space that needs filling
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1056/1000699qf3.jpg
made a sleeve so that we can build up the duraglass
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/4025/1000700is7.jpg

MyFartsStink
03-21-2008, 11:38 PM
hmm looks interesting. subscribed.

mrbomb
03-21-2008, 11:40 PM
looks like a fun little project you got there

97gp
03-21-2008, 11:41 PM
and then.

Worlddre
03-21-2008, 11:52 PM
More Pics
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/6146/1000701fs9.jpg
Used duraglass for this as it is pretty thick and easy to build up to the extent that was needed
http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/3990/1000702aa4.jpg
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4697/1000703fa7.jpg
After a few mins of sanding
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6585/1000704yf4.jpg
i removed the sleeve as it was no longer needed plus it blocked my wire hole
I didnt have any grillcloth that matched the head liner so i just used black
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/4093/1000706iv7.jpg

97gp
03-21-2008, 11:54 PM
And then.

Worlddre
03-21-2008, 11:57 PM
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5403/1000707gn4.jpg
And wrapped and installed with an ecstatic customer
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2433/1000710ho8.jpg
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/4479/1000711jz1.jpg
enjoy

mokedaddy
03-22-2008, 12:16 AM
Nice work Dre. Looks pretty sharp. :)

Worlddre
03-22-2008, 12:22 AM
thank ya sir

tez4life
03-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Very nice work, looks extremely professional. Quality install there.

WrenchGuy
03-22-2008, 12:32 AM
Nice. Couldn't it have been rabbit edged and fleeced instead of all the filler? Not criticizing just curious it is good work. Do most roofs have a rib you can put a brace on? I have an 04 Tahoe and rear HVAC controls rattle like a ***** and I was gonna take em out to make my own deal.

Once again looks good.

Worlddre
03-22-2008, 12:36 AM
Nice. Couldn't it have been rabbit edged and fleeced instead of all the filler? Not criticizing just curious it is good work. Do most roofs have a rib you can put a brace on? I have an 04 Tahoe and rear HVAC controls rattle like a ***** and I was gonna take em out to make my own deal.

Once again looks good.

duraglas was the quickest less mess route.....i know 01-up gm suvs ussually have a brace under the headliner

WrenchGuy
03-22-2008, 12:40 AM
duraglas was the quickest less mess route.....i know 01-up gm suvs ussually have a brace under the headliner

I've had it off but I didn't dig any deeper than the plastic crap that was up there. I gotta take the headliner down anyway.

Worlddre
03-22-2008, 12:42 AM
iirc it should be where the rear dome light is

BuckyBoy
03-22-2008, 12:47 AM
Great work Dre.

bumpin buick
03-22-2008, 12:49 AM
nice and clean, keep up the good work

ngsm13
03-22-2008, 01:04 AM
:woot:

Done something similar before, yours turned out great!

nG

SyKo13
03-22-2008, 03:04 AM
Seckz

twisztdauthorit
03-22-2008, 03:07 AM
good job

mdillon
03-22-2008, 05:52 AM
big ups for a fellow headliner modifier

Injected54
03-22-2008, 06:14 AM
nice, that's sharp looken.

blackbonnie
03-22-2008, 06:59 AM
nice little mount there

IamDeMan
03-22-2008, 07:56 AM
That was a smooth job. I'm sure the customer was very pleased with the outcome. Kudos.

azbass
03-22-2008, 08:56 AM
word looks good . i remember knocking a few of thoes out back in the day

Worlddre
03-22-2008, 10:00 PM
gracias gents

UndercoverPunk
03-22-2008, 11:55 PM
wewt.

Zorasmiles
03-23-2008, 12:48 AM
very clean install..keep up the quality work!

king ranch
03-23-2008, 12:50 AM
how much would someone charge to do that because i am looking into putting a 17inch flip down screen and my roof isnt all flat

Worlddre
03-23-2008, 08:10 AM
regular flip down labor for me is $200 plus $300 for the fabrication thus $500 altogether

bluelceii
03-23-2008, 02:52 PM
best thing I've seen in a long time here. excellent!

fbi90909
03-23-2008, 03:20 PM
pics of said happy customer?
lawl, very nice clean work there.

eric12421
03-24-2008, 12:14 PM
very nice work looks amazing!

NeverEnuffBass
03-24-2008, 06:16 PM
Nice job. I hate doing flip downs

MTXman
03-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Looks awesome man, great job.

jbl_marshall21
03-27-2008, 01:10 AM
thats flipping sweet. How long of install was that for you?

Worlddre
03-27-2008, 08:28 AM
about 6hrs with breaks for lunch and another install

Alpineinstaller
03-27-2008, 08:35 AM
You go BABD