So on pre 03 model crown victorias the dash bezel and the air vents are set up in a way that do not allow for a double din head unit. having just bought a pioneer avic-z2 i had to figure out a way to get around this problem. one approach is to bet a bezel and air vents from an 03 or newer vic however to install the new air vents you have to take out the entire dash from the car which isnt the most fun thing in the world. so i decided to try my hand at a little fiberglassing. i have done speaker boxs before but nothing that requires some nice finish work.
here is a pic of the bezel opening. I also purchased a double din install kit from pioneer to help with the installation
my first step was to cut out the bezel big enough to fit the double din unit and mounting brackets. for this i used an air saw.
next i took the trim ring that came with the install kit and lined it up so it looked square and level then hot glued it in place.
I then took the cage provided in the kit and set it on the backside of my trim ring only i set it in reverse.
i then used hot glue to set the cage in place as well