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SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 03:50 AM
How much would I expect to pay for materials to do a fiberglassing job on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to get a double din touchscreen to fit? It's a custom install obviously, only if it won't fit already. I haven't gotten the unit in the mail yet to check it, but when I do the "see if it fits" thing on circuit city, no double din unit fits for my ride.

Can anyone help me out? I was told a price for materials and I was just seeing if it was accurate. 200 dollars for everything, not counting labor.

Help me to not get ripped off! Cause I don't know anything about fiberglassing...

lvjeffro
09-07-2008, 03:59 AM
goto

www.fiberglassforums.com

don't just go in and ask questions, read and check out some of the amazing work that the people that frquent that forum do...

ThatChevyGuy
09-07-2008, 03:59 AM
a bunch.
do it yourself.

SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 04:13 AM
a bunch.
do it yourself.

That doesn't even make sense. Even if I did it myself, I'd still have to buy materials? :confused:

I was told it was going to be 200 alone for materials, and that's all I'm asking, if this is an accurate amount.

Freelander
09-07-2008, 04:33 AM
$200 for materials? Um no....maybe if you were doing it in kevlar or CF but not fiberglass...lol

Freelander
09-07-2008, 04:34 AM
You got a picture of your dash where the HU goes?

SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 04:36 AM
Yeah Ill get one posted here, one sec.

SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 04:43 AM
You got a picture of your dash where the HU goes?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/76745454_97c9919a4b.jpg?v=0

SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 04:44 AM
Ahh I was hoping to post the picture, but a link will do I guess.

Freelander
09-07-2008, 05:37 AM
that looks like an easy job to make a double din fit. Minimal fiberglassing, would mainly be cutting it. I'd glass it to make the double din fit flush into it. What double din do you got?

Freelander
09-07-2008, 05:46 AM
You could even get something like THIS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP-2005-07-DOUBLE-DIN-INSTALL-DASH-KIT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ38636QQihZ002QQitem Z120300305132QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW) cut your dash for it to fit and glass it in. Just depends on how good you are at fiberglassing. If you have minimal experience with fiberglass I would get a kit like that to minimize the amount of molding, forming you would have to do.

If the dispensing gun wasn't so expensive I would say buy that kit on ebay, cut your radio bezel for it to fit and just use Fusor plastic to bond the two together and sand smooth and paint.

Freelander
09-07-2008, 05:52 AM
That kit is actually made for 05-07 Grand Cherokees with the navigation to make it double din, most of the time all the dashes have the mounting points for the various options, so that kit might even bolt into your dash, you would still have to cut your bezel for it to fit and mold it in to make it look the best but if it bolts to your dash as well that would make it very sturdy :)

kovemaster559
09-07-2008, 05:59 AM
i did my cousinf truck with a regular din that has a 4 inch tv came out good. materieals aint to much prolly bout 60 bucks maybe 80 tops

Alpineforever
09-07-2008, 06:22 AM
if u did it yourself it's gonna be about 30 dollars... but you won't have a dash for at least two days... unless you arent painting it... which right now I'm telling you you are... so atl east 30 dolalrs and no dash for at leat 3 days

quest51210
09-07-2008, 06:39 AM
it is that simple, about an hour job for halfway decent installers and 4-5 hours for newbs. this does not include paint dry time.

You could even get something like THIS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP-2005-07-DOUBLE-DIN-INSTALL-DASH-KIT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ38636QQihZ002QQitem Z120300305132QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW) cut your dash for it to fit and glass it in. Just depends on how good you are at fiberglassing. If you have minimal experience with fiberglass I would get a kit like that to minimize the amount of molding, forming you would have to do.

If the dispensing gun wasn't so expensive I would say buy that kit on ebay, cut your radio bezel for it to fit and just use Fusor plastic to bond the two together and sand smooth and paint.

SoloXjeep
09-07-2008, 02:55 PM
I bought an Alpine w200. So you think that dash kit on ebay is the best way to go, eh? I wish I had the jeep with the Nav, but I don't. :( I'm a newb installer, but I could get some help. This doesn't look like it'd be that hard though. :)

SoloXjeep
09-09-2008, 03:35 PM
Any other suggestions?

Thanks

craigzter
09-09-2008, 03:38 PM
I could install it for you for a decent price.

Freelander
09-09-2008, 07:51 PM
its not hard at all.....just give it a try. Especially if you buy that dash kit, it you'll basically just be bonding the two together then sanding smooth and painting.

SoloXjeep
09-09-2008, 09:12 PM
Alright. I got it in the mail today, so I'm going to hook it up tonight and place it in there to see how it fits and we will go from there.

Would you come here Craig? And how much would you charge me? PM me. :)

SoloXjeep
09-10-2008, 12:00 AM
Ok well I was quite surprised tonight. I got it in and it actually fits better than I thought it would. There are no brackets or cage to bolt it in, so I think I'm going to get some L brackets to bolt into where my factory CD player was bolted into. Other than that, the only thing left to do is it trim the dash piece like an eighth of an inch so that it will sit flush. There are those half circles on each side that are holes, but I think I can find something to place in there to look decent.

Anything wrong with using L brackets to hold the unit in place?