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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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double din GP with thedetailss.com

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 08:28 PM
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I might be in.

However, the GP price will have to reflect the fact its a fancy piece of plastic...

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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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So its outright 150 shipped bit 5 or more saves 10 dollars. Comes smooth or textured.

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yes

I'm in if it goes - lmk mike

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I might be in.

However, the GP price will have to reflect the fact its a fancy piece of plastic...
its more than just a fancy plastic

if you make your own costume install you will most likely spend more time creating the mounting bracket. I know I did
https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...ighlight=lower


I bought a universal install kit with a eq mount and I spent hours modifying it to mount in my car, and after I mounted it I spent more time reinforing it to hold the weight of a single din and eq. a double din unit is much heaver then my single din and eq combined, you just cant cut a piece of abs plastic and expect it to hold.

is the mounting bracket and fancy piece of plastic worth $150? probably not but you should ask this guy how much he payed for his custom install
https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet...d.php?t=247360

from their you can go gauge on how much money you will spend and how much money you will save with this kit.

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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 08:22 PM
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I just bought 1 last week. Kit looks great. Can't wait to get it installed.
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post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 02:14 PM
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I would be interested. Anyone have pics?

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Pictures at www.thedetailss.com . . .

I bought it a few weeks ago too. It does save a lot of customization time. The bracket part works perfectly & is simple. I had zero issues getting it installed & ready to go for my stereo installer.

The part that's tougher is cutting out the center section of the dash that will fit well to glue in the replacement face plate. I wish I took some more time on it than I did. FYI: this isn't a kit issue as much as it is the time you take to do it right issue. I was rushed and did do enough testing/fitting/cutting to ensure a nice flush fit.

Also, I think I would prefer the smooth one because the textured one is way more textured than stock & smooth would actually be closer to stock than the textured. When I ordered it, I wanted the textured to match the dash, but they are worlds apart.

Here you can see some of the epoxy (lower left) & exposed cuts (across top):


Here you can see the extra space on the bottom, but the face needs to swing down some to open/close:




Prior to cutting the center section & disconnecting the AC controls:


Backside of the AC controls for reference to reconnect, in case I forgot:

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 09-22-2010, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Damn. Don't know if I want it anymore. Doesn't
Look as good as I thought it would

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Damn. Don't know if I want it anymore. Doesn't
Look as good as I thought it would
Don't let my poor install dissuade you. The kit is immensely helpful. I don't regret the price because it would likely cost AT LEAST twice that to pay someone to fabricate it. Then you would *STILL* be left to fabricate the face plate! The fitment of the bracket was absolutely perfect. I did not take enough time to fit the face plate & regret that.

If I can find a replacement lower dash in good condition, I will try again & take my time. I was rushed because I was trying to get it done right before having it installed. I took the least amount of time on the most visible part! DUMB! It's one of those live & learn moments, but you only get one shot.

I would recommend the smooth face vs the textured one (pictured above) though.

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