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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Double din awwww yeah giggity giggity

Jus got my double din today and would like to install it up high where the ac control knobs are and put the knobs down low. Is there a way of doing this without buying the kit.
I heard someone in this forum that did a cut and paste and filpped it upside down... Any ideas any1
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Jus got my double din today and would like to install it up high where the ac control knobs are and put the knobs down low. Is there a way of doing this without buying the kit.
I heard someone in this forum that did a cut and paste and filpped it upside down... Any ideas any1
You're prolly talking bout this guy
http://www.thedetailss.com

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Probably talking about me , Detail kit is pricey but pretty nice.
Here is mine. Pioneer Avic-Z2 and Buick Roady controls

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[quote=94MI9C1;2368840]Probably talking about me , Detail kit is pricey but pretty nice.
Here is mine.

Is this the kit?? Or did u do this yourself because the person stated they did it themself and had some pics up jus cant remember who or where i seen it from. But can u do it yourself or is it too complicated??
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http://www.thedetailss.com if im right this is the kit and 94mi9c1 did his himself

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http://www.thedetailss.com if im right this is the kit and 94mi9c1 did his himself
I guess your all getting me wrong my statement is I seen someone on this forum that took out their own dash and cut it out and flipped it to install a double din im not talking about ordering one from http://www.detailss.com
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I got ya sorry I should of posted more pictures, I did flip the center of the dash over, and remolded it, mine is definietly not the Detail kit and YES you can do it your self.

Here are some more pics. Sorry I should of posted them but I was in a hurry.

First I had to make the metal retainer piece to hold the head unit and the HVAC controls, the Detail kit will not allow you to have the Roady controls, the mounts are different, hence why I made my own out of some sheet metal I had in my shop


Then I cut out the center of the dash around where the ridge is in it and flipped it over and filled it in


Then I glassed the whole mess in with a couple coats of Bondo, shot it with primer, and Krylon outdoor furniture texture paint at about a four foot distance to give it the textured look of the originalm then shot it with semi gloss black.



There you have it, it can be done. without spending 200 bucks or whatever the detail kit is, just took a little time to accomplish. I molded the ashtray in at the same time as well

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how much for 1 of those brackets and any more pic of the ash tray i wanna delete mines to or mold it i dont u it and no smokin is aloowed in my car

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how much for 1 of those brackets and any more pic of the ash tray i wanna delete mines to or mold it i dont u it and no smokin is aloowed in my car
I don't know that I would ever make one again, installs are always easier when the car is in front of you, you know.

Here is the pic of the ash tray, I just molded in the face of it, with fiberglass filled bondo, the stranded kind.
this is the only pic that I have

Other than it finished with my console, mostly covering it up

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Thanks a lot ...

A few things thou. Did you just use only bondo or did u use fiberglass then the whole bondo routine?? And did you use any sand paper if so what grit.??? Im jus tryna do it once and do it right ova here.

Not a fiberglass expert

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