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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-11-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Double Din installation

Well here I go again, well I bought a double din Avic Z2 head unit about a year ago, with back up cam, bluetooth and XM and upgraded it to Z3 with a 60GB harddrive, etc. Well I has it installed generally where the original radio was located, but found that the viewing angle wasn't the greatest as others have found.

I thought about getting a unit from DetailSS, very nice piece, but the way that I am, I couldn't just buy something that expensive to mount a radio and close it out. So I had some steel in the garage, .060, to be exact and I fabbed up a piece to mount the head unit and heater controls. Also with DetailSS piece the roady controls wouldn't fit right from what I saw. So here it is. installed, I will have to take it out again for something else to install to the headunit so this is all that I have right now.







I still have to remold the piece on the dash but, right now I have maybe 20 bucks into it and about 2 hours of labor. I think that it is going to come out pretty good, I will keep this updated.


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LMAO!!! That is awesome. I was thinking about doing the same damn thing. Keep the pics comin.


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Thanks will do, I may not have the time to mold the dash until winter, but I will keep this updated.

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Cool. Pics of it illuminated when you get a chance please.


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from what vehicle did that ac unit orignate from?



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from what vehicle did that ac unit orignate from?
95 or 96 roadmaster, you can use one from a 94-96 roady or you can use the fleetwood controls also, but I think that some guys have had problems with the fleetwood controls for some reason. Not real real easy to integrate, but not the most difficult thing to do.

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Thought about posting pics, but I figured a video would be better, here it is all lit up.

Oh one thing that I forgot to mention is the the display on the roady temp control will not dim in a caprice, even with a a factory head unit, I am working on the circuit to make it dim, but it is a nightware, I should have something ready by next year Here is the video, little dark but you get the idea

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Looks good mike...

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Thanks Bob it is getting there.


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Keep us updated 94MI9c1!

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