|07-01-2013 01:52 PM|
Two months later, finally another update!
I decided that it would be easiest to mold the trim ring of the monitor into the dash itself. It would give me the clean look I’m going for and I wouldn’t have to worry about rigging up some kind of brackets to mount the monitor. In case anyone is questioning the weight of the monitor putting stress on the dash and cracking it, it’s not going to happen. The monitor is super light. So out came the dremel once again! I glassed it in, added some filler, primed, spot filled, sanded, primed again and finally plasti-dipped. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself! I left the mini USB port and will hook it up to the carputer when I do the final install.
|06-20-2013 09:29 AM|
What double-din is that with the removable faceplate?
|06-08-2013 11:25 AM|
|benbrabbin||You may notice there are 2 different stereos in the pictures. Two nights after I initially put in the Double din stereo someone broke in and stole it so I took the opportunity to get a new one with an alarm and improve the dash as it wasnt very smooth.|
|06-08-2013 11:21 AM|
Here is a link to my dropbox folder with all of the pictures from my install. I dont think I have the finished/painted picture in there but you can tell what it will look like wih my primered picture. I also have a few pictures from my power door lock install. Its hooked in with my security system so its pretty awesome. I had to wire in some relays for it to work with it.
|06-08-2013 11:17 AM|
|benbrabbin||Thanks for the help. I used your guide for the bondo and stuff but I used a double din mount for a JK to mount the stereo so it is mounted to the frame instead of the plastic and bondo dash. Its working out great. I also found that sandable paint helped smooth it out as I didnt bondo over the whole dash and initially you could kind of see the change in texture.|
|06-01-2013 12:49 PM|
|Jimmy 007||Thanks doc for the reference to installing the radio. The thing is though I have an RB2 factory radio from a Cherokee 2012 and I need to get the wiring harness to install it. Can you tell me where I can get one? I have looked everywhere|
|05-01-2013 05:02 AM|
Double din deck into TJ electrics
Just wanted some advice regarding the electrics for putting a 2011 model double din deck into a 1997 TJ. Will it require modifying the existing wiring? Do I need to get a lumen set specifically for the plugs and points as I have seen some sets on eBay. Anyone know?
|04-29-2013 09:03 AM|
|DocterWrangler||yes it will fit refer to the first post for how to|
|04-29-2013 03:27 AM|
Retro fit double din deck
I have a TJ 1997 wrangler and have managed to get my hands on a late model double din deck (2011 I think) and I want to know if I can install it in my car? Do I need to get a lumen set and if so where can I get one. Just want to know if it is possible as it would be an awesome addition to an already awesome car! Any ideas?
|04-28-2013 05:02 PM|
|bkelly911||Yeah that looks sweet! I just began researching this today and I think I'd like to do the same thing. Do you have any updates or an installed pic?|
|04-16-2013 09:43 AM|
|DocterWrangler||thats going to look great!!|
|04-14-2013 02:48 PM|
I get bored pretty easily, so I felt it was time to change things up. The Kenwood headunit was pulled and sold to a friend. I decided a while back that I wanted to build a carputer or put a tablet in the dash. For a number of reasons, I settled on the carputer. I've been gathering all of the parts over the last few months and finally have just about everything I need. First order of business was getting the Lilliput EBY-701 touch screen monitor to fit. It comes in a double din trim ring, but still required a bit of trimming to get it to fit in my dash. Height was spot on, but width was a bit too narrow. Nothing a dremel, some fiberglass, bondo and lots of sanding couldn't handle! I'll keep this thread updated if there's any interest.
|10-01-2012 11:52 PM|
|MudDemon||Looks awesome man. Like something a high end shop would turn out and charge a sh@**#ad of money for.|
|09-19-2012 07:24 PM|
|benbrabbin||Im in the process of doing the dash with fiberglass. Im using the bondo fiberglass resin kit I got from advanced auto. I cut out a dvd case and glued it in to take up the sides and then just filled it in with the resin mix. I think its going to turn out ok. Ill take pictures as i go and post when im done.|
|09-17-2012 08:50 PM|
Heres my version. I did what I could with the tools I had.
I cut out the plastic piece thats above the AC controls, that allowed me to drop the whole unit down and fit under the AC vents without getting bent up. BTW yes I covered the holes in the sides with velcro lol, when my ABS plastic comes in I will use that instead but this works for now and it really isnt as noticable as it is in the picture.
|09-05-2012 11:02 AM|
|benbrabbin||I did mine last weekend on an 04 TJ. I didnt do the bondo or fibergalass though. I used an 08 install kit and mounted the double din with that. With the double din mounts I just cut a square that just squared off right at the curves of the dash. I used a saw for that. Then I Used a power sander to smooth it out. I ended up a little crooked at the top but it works. I think I might do this to make it a little more stock looking.|
|03-11-2012 09:57 PM|
It appears to be bowing below the vents. I would like to offer a suggestion, if you want to avoid encountering possible issues with other radios. Especially if you're going to be sending modified bezels across the country.
Reinforce or replace the remaining strip, located below the vents and above the radio with fiberglass or steel flat stock. Then clean up the look by using fiberglass cloth and/or a putty filler.
After installing a Kenwood DDX-812 in a Ford F250; I found that even the aftermarket install kit needed modified to allow the tilting screen from getting stuck. The flimsy header was allowed to bow and catch the top of the screen frame.
|03-09-2012 07:56 AM|
Still not 100% happy with it though, so it will be pulled back out this weekend (hopefully) and redone.
|03-08-2012 07:48 PM|
|DeeJayy||Looks clean man, good job on the install.|
|02-21-2012 07:51 AM|
|steev||Replied to both!|
|02-21-2012 06:04 AM|
|royp039||Very interested and PM'ed|
|02-20-2012 06:55 PM|
|pdevoid||I'd Be in for sending mine in for modding!|
|02-17-2012 12:08 PM|
|steev||Thanks! I'm considering buying a few and selling them, or converting them if people send them to me. Let me know if you're interested!|
|02-17-2012 11:41 AM|
I have been searching all over for something like this and what you cam up with is definitely the best looking finished product.
|02-06-2012 01:41 PM|
|steev||If you're seriously interested in this, PM me and we can work out some details!|
|02-06-2012 12:00 PM|
|02-06-2012 03:20 AM|
|Officer Gonzalez||Awesome work looks like a factory option ...|
|02-06-2012 12:56 AM|
|nrlemley||You need to buy a bunch of those bezels and make a bunch of them that will house dual din head units! That'd be a great way to make money, and it'd help a lot of us out!|
|02-01-2012 01:40 PM|
|s3nt3nc3d||That's a very clean install! Good job!|
|02-01-2012 07:55 AM|
A for the wiring, it's exactly the same as any other head unit. Get the wiring harness for your vehicle match up the wires and you're set!
The glare is not an issue. It's low enough on the dash and the screen doesn't throw off much of a glare at all. Even with the top off I don't have a problem.
Hope this helps!
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