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bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 04:51 PM
today i started working on my install for a 7 inch lcd screen. it will go where my cup holders are. today i just glassed up a mold of the cup holders. i think this will be a pretty easy project. here are some pics of the progress. i will post pics of the actual center console once the resin dries.

http://img158.exs.cx/img158/1087/day1a8nc.jpg

http://img158.exs.cx/img158/9776/day1b6qx.jpg

swaptrex
02-27-2005, 05:04 PM
def keep us updated, i want to do something similar to this in my car above the headunit.

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 05:14 PM
most definitely will

mas picturas:

http://img208.exs.cx/img208/4786/day1c1sm.jpg

http://img91.exs.cx/img91/7202/day1d9tt.jpg

http://img39.exs.cx/img39/9784/day1e9kc.jpg

traksta15
02-27-2005, 06:17 PM
looks sweet, keep up the good work.

JAZN
02-27-2005, 06:19 PM
good stuff. i like ur work.

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:09 PM
when i stretch the fabric over the whole thing, which will be better: grill cloth, old t-shirt, or fleece?

heres an image for those who dont quite understand what i'm doing. the reason i molded the cup holder is so i can tightly fit this mount without screwing into the center console (leased car). it obviously will be less angled then the diagram below displays.

http://img121.exs.cx/img121/6581/fg2ca.jpg

ps, the tv will be on the other side, my bad.

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:15 PM
looks like the project in my car i just did.


Looking good. Keep us updated

2kchevy06civic
02-27-2005, 10:19 PM
looks cool so far

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:21 PM
but which of the previously mentioned fabrics will work best? i'm thinking grill cloth or t-shirt; i dont think i need the thickness of fleece.

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:25 PM
t-shirt should work pretty well. I used like spandex material for mine though.

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:26 PM
Also what kind of finish you going to put on it. I used truck bed liner on mine and it turned out really good. Also means you don't have to screw with the finishing of the paint/

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:28 PM
vinyl...nothing too flashy. i want to make it look like it belongs, and IMO, vinyl is most often the best for that.

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:30 PM
vinyl...nothing too flashy. i want to make it look like it belongs, and IMO, vinyl is most often the best for that.
Yea vinyl will look pretty good. How do you attach it though. Is it like a big sheet of and you stick it on. Also is it strecthy or do you have to sew it like at hard coreners such as you do cloth on seats. I jsut never really messed with it before. Just know how it looks.

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:33 PM
Yea vinyl will look pretty good. How do you attach it though. Is it like a big sheet of and you stick it on. Also is it strecthy or do you have to sew it like at hard coreners such as you do cloth on seats. I jsut never really messed with it before. Just know how it looks.

it comes it rolls just like carpet. i believe you apply it the same way you would with carpet (3M 77, contact cement). it doesn't strect quite as easily as carpet, but i think i'll get away with just once single seam on the back of it.

i need to choose a good ~7 inch screen now, suggestions anyone? $100-150 is my range.

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:34 PM
it comes it rolls just like carpet. i believe you apply it the same way you would with carpet (3M 77, contact cement). it doesn't strect quite as easily as carpet, but i think i'll get away with just once single seam on the back of it.
ic, Sounds like it will look pretty good.

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:36 PM
how do you like your power acoustic monitor monte carlo, and how much did it cost you?

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:42 PM
how do you like your power acoustic monitor monte carlo, and how much did it cost you?
I love it. It has awesome resolution and a very clear picture. The price that i paid i cannot tell since i got it at dealer cost beacuse i am an authorized Power Acoustik Dealer. :cool:


I got the PT713HRS monitor


but here som pics of what i did. http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=86255 Beware there are a few flaws but i have since fixed them. For instance the carpet in the port, neons, wires hanging.

bcarpenterfhl
02-27-2005, 10:48 PM
check your pm :)

monte_carlo97
02-27-2005, 10:54 PM
check your pm :)
i did. Now you check yours. :)

NeverEnuffBass
02-28-2005, 01:09 PM
Looks good but before you go any further get the tv. I did something similar in my car and didn't check the viewing angle of the screen so it was really hard to see after I had already glassed it. 7" screens in your price range kind of ****. The one I had was like $175 and had a really bad picture which was made even worse by the angle I had it at. It also had some lines running through it that I couldn't get to go away.

monte_carlo97
02-28-2005, 01:23 PM
Looks good but before you go any further get the tv. I did something similar in my car and didn't check the viewing angle of the screen so it was really hard to see after I had already glassed it. 7" screens in your price range kind of ****. The one I had was like $175 and had a really bad picture which was made even worse by the angle I had it at. It also had some lines running through it that I couldn't get to go away.
I would have to disagree with you. Cause the screen i got was in that price range and it turned out awesome. Great viewing angle also.

bcarpenterfhl
02-28-2005, 02:11 PM
will you still test it monte?

monte_carlo97
02-28-2005, 07:02 PM
will you still test it monte?
i will as soon as i get off work here. But i don't know if i can get pics seeing how i don't have digi camera. I will see what i can do though.

bcarpenterfhl
02-28-2005, 07:03 PM
i'll just take your word for it.

monte_carlo97
02-28-2005, 07:06 PM
i'll just take your word for it.
i will see what i can do. I get off in about half an hour.

bcarpenterfhl
03-13-2005, 07:02 PM
i finished trimming the mold yesterday. i sanded it too, even though it wasn't necessary, i'll post pics if you guys want, but its just the samething trimmed.

btnhfan
03-13-2005, 07:34 PM
Pics now!!!!

bcarpenterfhl
03-31-2005, 12:37 PM
ok. yesterday i did ~2-3 layers of fiberglass, and got the final shape. today, i will bondo, and tomorrow, i will vinyl. i did this at work, and because i was on the clock, i had to do it ultra fast, so i used bigger pieces of glass than i should've. that is why you will see some air bubbles. the major ones, i just sanded off, and kitty haired them (even though that probably wasnt necessary. hopefully it will all get installed in the next 1-2 weeks. AznRevlazn is modding my slim PS2, so whenever he finishes. tell me what you think.

http://img51.exs.cx/img51/8718/18oo1.jpg

http://img51.exs.cx/img51/9793/21hn.jpg

http://img51.exs.cx/img51/6955/30hj.jpg

http://img51.exs.cx/img51/6637/40el.jpg

req
03-31-2005, 02:01 PM
you prolly didnt need to mould INSIDE the cupholers :)

but it is lookin good mang :D

get to fillin' now.

bcarpenterfhl
03-31-2005, 02:04 PM
you prolly didnt need to mould INSIDE the cupholers :)

but it is lookin good mang :D

get to fillin' now.

yea i did. i promise you it fits a lot more snug that way (i'm not drilling into the console; leased car).

req
03-31-2005, 03:06 PM
LOL. i didnt think about that :D

kinda smart way for a mount :)

just wedge it into the cup holders :)

HAHAHAH!

THUNDERBIRD
03-31-2005, 03:28 PM
y do u do this kinda work to a leased car?

xchaosx
03-31-2005, 03:39 PM
why not i did it to my truck blow thru, rims, dropped, tribal flame paint job, shaved then i just bought it out at the end of the lease lol i didn't have a choice i had too much cash into it to let it go back for what i owed

bcarpenterfhl
03-31-2005, 05:09 PM
y do u do this kinda work to a leased car?

uhh cause when i bring it back, i can just take it out and put it in my next car. why not?

bcarpenterfhl
04-01-2005, 09:19 PM
ok here are some pics of it body filled. its getting covered in vinyl, not painted, so i didnt over obsess with the sanding. tomorrow i will vinyl it, which should be kinda hard. the pictures may not show it, but i manipulated the shape of the alot with the bondo. tell me what you guys think.

http://img210.exs.cx/img210/1572/tvfilled7jf.jpg

THUNDERBIRD
04-01-2005, 10:46 PM
that just dont make sense to me u can spend the money that u put into ur stereo on a car and then own it and put the system in later. when u lease a car u have nothing to show for it when ur lease is up if u dont buy it. but if u own a car u have something to show for it

bcarpenterfhl
04-02-2005, 02:48 AM
that just dont make sense to me u can spend the money that u put into ur stereo on a car and then own it and put the system in later. when u lease a car u have nothing to show for it when ur lease is up if u dont buy it. but if u own a car u have something to show for it

uhhh.....what? its not a big deal. i could put all the **** i have now into another car no problem. i have the car for another year, and am fine with doing some custom fibe work for it. but anyways back to the project, what do you guys think?

bigdaddygb
04-02-2005, 09:02 AM
definitaly a great job... good thinking witht the molding of the cup holders. This way you won't damage the lease car and then have to pay for that when you hand it back in. Now have you thought about how you going to run the wires and hide them?

monte_carlo97
04-02-2005, 10:08 AM
it is looking pretty good.

I can't wait to see what it will look like with vynil

swimfreak26
04-02-2005, 12:17 PM
Looks great so far, you may want to sand down a little more though because vinyl doesn't hide imperfections like carpet does...so maybe just a little more elbow grease into the sanding to ensure a great layer of vinyl.

Looks very clean either way though, i like it :)

bcarpenterfhl
04-02-2005, 03:34 PM
to run the wires, i will drill a hole in the back of the mount, then run the wires under and into the center console where my PS2 will be. I'll split the video RCA from the audios, plug the video into the monitor, connect the monitor to my H/Us remote wire, and plug the audios in the H/Us auxilary inputs.

i will take your guys's advice and sand a little more. when i think about it, with such a shaped object the vinyl will be vulnerable to air bubbles, so i should sand it as smooth as possible.

Rawr-DQ
04-03-2005, 04:23 AM
Looks great so far, I'm getting really interested in fiberglass work, I'm thinking about getting more components and I'll make some kick panels in the side of the car by the back seats and passengers.

bcarpenterfhl
04-03-2005, 01:50 PM
its all vinyled up now. i've ran all the wires, just so when i get the monitor on tuesday, i can plug it right in. I also need to wait for my PS2 from Aznrevlazn. Oh yeah, one problem. When i took out my head unit on my durango (which is the hardest car to get a h/u out), i could've sworn the Alpine 9827 had auxilary RCA inputs, but they don't. However, there's an aux. select option on my H/U. What do i do about this? i heard something about using the CD changer input, but i'm not sure.

bcarpenterfhl
04-03-2005, 02:06 PM
nvm, i just ordered a female rca adapter from crutchfield that just plugs into the CD changer input,

swimfreak26
04-03-2005, 02:41 PM
Pics of the vinyl??

bcarpenterfhl
04-03-2005, 02:55 PM
i will tomorrow.

coolman91985
04-03-2005, 09:02 PM
im very interested to see how this ends up as well

bcarpenterfhl
04-04-2005, 10:29 PM
the mount is officially completed and vinyled. i will take pictures with the monitor in it, and the mdf bracket i made for my slim ps2 that will got in my center console.

http://img121.exs.cx/img121/2320/vinyled0sb.jpg

tell me what you guys think!

monte_carlo97
04-04-2005, 11:22 PM
d@mn that is looking sweet as hell. I do not have much experience with vynil so you are going to have to fill me in on how it works. Is it like heat shrink or something like that. Or do you have to like stich it around the tight curves. Or is it like really stretchy.

bcarpenterfhl
04-04-2005, 11:26 PM
contact cement and a heat gun is alll you need. i'll tell you a secret, theres a big ugly seam in the back, but you cant see it anyways. you just heat the vinyl and stretch over the curves and corners.

2kchevy06civic
04-04-2005, 11:29 PM
looks sweet to me. gotta love the custom jobs around here :thumbsup:

monte_carlo97
04-04-2005, 11:29 PM
so if is pretty flexabile then?

I might try it on my next fiberglass project.

What does it usually run for a yard of the stuff. Or where did you get it. Like joann fabrics?

bcarpenterfhl
04-04-2005, 11:31 PM
i got it at the car audio shop i work at for free. i believe it usually runs for 7-10 dollars a yard.

monte_carlo97
04-04-2005, 11:42 PM
sweet. I might have to get me some.

So what monitor did you finally go with?

bcarpenterfhl
04-04-2005, 11:45 PM
it's a 7 inch one by microvision. i know its not the most credible company, but it is certainly the best monitor for $250. you can see it at every angle. i get it for $150 because that's what the shop pays for it.

monte_carlo97
04-04-2005, 11:47 PM
got to love employee discounts.

But is funner being the dealer.



Sorry i never got around to getting pics of my power acoustik one.

bigjus
04-05-2005, 12:28 AM
hey bcarp, i'm in belmont, what shop you work at?

bcarpenterfhl
04-05-2005, 12:30 AM
Audio Images in burlingame.

bcarpenterfhl
04-06-2005, 01:54 AM
bump

lotas
04-06-2005, 04:00 AM
looks good, get a pic with the monitor in there

req
04-06-2005, 09:37 AM
yea. bump for a monitor pic.

cmon!

bcarpenterfhl
04-14-2005, 07:15 PM
i finally got around to some monitor pics. i swear this is the best monitor for the money. i can see it from every angle, and i love that it's completely flush without any buttons (they're all on a remote). It's by microvision incase you're interested.

tell me what you guys think of the work. heres some clips from everybody's favorite movie.

http://img174.echo.cx/img174/5203/monitor8zw.jpg

XDrkmanX
04-14-2005, 07:21 PM
Looking sweet. ;)

Expy2000
04-14-2005, 07:24 PM
Ya that does look nice....

bcarpenterfhl
04-14-2005, 07:51 PM
thanks guys. the way it's positioned makes it really easily to glance at it every now and then. this makes car trips go by so fast.

lotas
04-15-2005, 12:12 AM
thanks guys. the way it's positioned makes it really easily to glance at it every now and then. this makes car trips go by so fast.
awesome job i might try the same thing

and classic flick!

"You're ripping my card! Hey Bud what's your problem?"

bcarpenterfhl
04-15-2005, 01:19 AM
awesome job i might try the same thing

and classic flick!

"You're ripping my card! Hey Bud what's your problem?"

"You ****!"

monte_carlo97
04-15-2005, 12:47 PM
turned out really nice for you.

req
04-15-2005, 01:14 PM
care to give the rest of us a link?

bcarpenterfhl
04-15-2005, 01:33 PM
a link to what?

req
04-15-2005, 02:05 PM
:rolleyes:

someplace that sells that monitor

bcarpenterfhl
04-15-2005, 02:14 PM
oh i'm not sure. i just got it a cost from the shop i work at. try ebay, i'll look for a model number though.

bcarpenterfhl
04-23-2005, 03:13 AM
heres a place you can get it on ebay. $180 isnt bad, though i got mine for $140 and didnt need to pay shipping. any authorized dealer will pay $140 for this.

it doesnt say the model number, but i believe its something like BMD-7001 or something.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38650&item=7911064943&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V

bcarpenterfhl
04-24-2005, 06:02 PM
its the model # is actually MTV-7000BCT, i just bought another one, i can post pics of the box and monitor if you guys like.