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Old 12-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #261
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:15 AM   #262
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Cause he didn't want to change his original 16:9 screen in the console, he had to find a place for his ALPINE CDA-7998 Phantom Face.

He wanted to do this in the middle, under the armrest. Then he had to get of the front en extend it with cables. If this was an ordinary radio, no problem, but with this radio he didn't want to take the risk.
So looked for another option to place the radio, without doing harm to the looks of the interior.

Made little trolley to fasten the radio.
Hier een beugeltje wat ik gemaakt heb op de radio in vast te zetten.



Because he can only tighten this trolley with 2 screws, he made it extra strong. all made of iron.
The radio won't move a mini-mm, it's locked TIGHT !
He also weld the original sleigh of the radio onto it.


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Old 12-26-2007, 04:41 AM   #263
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The fiberglass piece he made for the radio, is finished.
He lost about a day on this piece to get this perfect. When u sit down and
look closely, it was a bit slanting.
reason: the dashboard of the beemer was slanting also: conclusion:
THEY WERE ALL MADE ON MONDAYS
So he placedit, so the lines in the dashboard flow with the piece for the radio.


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Old 12-26-2007, 04:48 AM   #264
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This will be the new place for the radio.
there was a little meaninglesscompartiment here for some useless stuff, so lets give the space some meaning !

Not the normal place for a radio, but that's was just so we didn't have to **up the middleconsole...

there will be people who don't like the setup over there... but didn't have an other (GOOD) option.
In the iron


this is the result of the fiberglass piece.
Thougt of covering it in CF, or doing it in matt black, but changed his mind on the last minute and sprayed it silver? like the christmas-speaker-balls.



We were afraid it may be a bit too much silver, but cause the piece is really far down
If he changes his mind about the colour, it can be resprayed in black orso.

This is the radio with the screen clapped in. .





This is the sight when he sits in the car. Just enough the see all of the radio.



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Old 12-26-2007, 05:10 AM   #265
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Amazing work very interesting place for a radio! lol
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:38 AM   #266
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:04 AM   #267
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I'll have to see all of this project before I can say anything...ingenious positioning and construction as usual, just don't know about the radio being where it is...then again, no one has it that way so that makes it kinda cool.

Keep it up!

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Old 12-26-2007, 08:17 AM   #268
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At 1st I wasnt sure about the radio being there but then I started thinking about it. Almost all radios come with a remote now so you dont have to worry about hitting buttons on the radio. The only hard part would be changing CD's while driving but with having an Ipod hook up they get used even less, at least for me. Sick work as usual.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:46 AM   #269
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The advantage of posting on forums is that you can sometimes take idea's from the people who reply...

got the armrest between the seats and screwed it onto a wooden plate.
So it look originally



This is the original remote controle that came with the radio.


Took it apart. First thing he did is take the eye (aiming to the radio) out of the remotecontrol (out of the printplate), and he will place it under the seat.
problem solved.


the meaning is the remote will glide out of the armrest.
This is the -so called- glider where it will run into


you can see, he did a disc-job into the armrest
Where the thing stopped, it'll get the same shape as the upperside.



You also can see he bended some white alu plate.
He took this specially so be stick-vilt, where the piece is getting into, sticks good.


The upper plate of the remote controle will become 1 with the alu.


Better look on everything

This is how it will appear





There will be a lot of work to it, but we think it all pay of...
IF IT WORKS
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Old 12-26-2007, 02:56 PM   #270
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LOL, it looks good but that remote is HUGE!!!!

Good luck guys, I know you will make it work.

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He didn't want to use the steering wheel controls with an adapter? I do with my alpine deck. Would have been much easier but I guess this way is cooler
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so whats going to go where the radio is supposed to be
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:10 AM   #273
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so whats going to go where the radio is supposed to be
the original 16:9 screen
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In the alu piece where he made this, he made an extra plate on the bottomside, fastened with one tiny screw.
like this, he can always get into the inside, and he can changes the batterie from time to time.



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Old 01-06-2008, 12:47 PM   #275
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Here you can see where the remote control will slide into. As you can see, he put some selfclitting vilt on the sides, and the bottom.
Did this to make sure it all glides nicely...



You see the slot in the middle.
backside, tightened with that screw.


This alu plate lays on top, and is tightened with little screws. If there would be a problem, it's not hard to get into it all.


On the bottomside, you see he made something simple where he can get into with the finger, to glide it all out.



The thing in the car


It'll be super easy to control the radio. Nothin' will feel stodgy while riding the car.


All of this has to go in primer.
After that the console is going in satin-black, like he original was. the remote will be sprayed in the same silver as the rest (trims, ...)
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #277
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The remote got it's color.
It also got a nice contract with the Alpine buttons.

According to him (and me), it looks (as always SUPER), but we still need to see it when it's mounted into the car.
He don't want it to look OVERDONE.
In the worst case, we can spray it black once more..
this is the advantage if you make something that can be taken apart in seconds.





One thing to do still, is to paint the little screw (where it's tightened with) in silver
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:51 PM   #278
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #279
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back to: THE DOORPANELS

cause the piece on the doorpanel looked a bit harsh
, according to him. He looked for something that could 'brake up' the big part.
So he worked in a little lamp. This will light up, when the door is opened.


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Old 01-06-2008, 01:14 PM   #280
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need some more things to do on these panels.
As you can see, het got the disc in there again. Disced a ditch in there so he gots some place to get the overflowingin leather away.

The alu and the pole he got on there so it all stays equal when it gets overlayed.





you see, the plates can be rattled off



as you guys can see, the bottom part is already painted black, you all know what happens then...

indeed, CARBON TIME
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