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Old 04-30-2003, 12:20 PM   #1
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Wanted to know just how difficult it is to separate a flip out LCD from chassis?

I was thinking I already have a Clarion 925 Flip out unit and someone suggested I just remove the LCD portion, flush that and then hide the chassis somewhere.

The way he was talking it sounded like it was EASY or something and I can't imagine it being that easy...haha

Anyone with experience want to comment? What would I be looking at as far as parts go?

Is this a permanent mod once done, it is all or nothing?

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Old 04-30-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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Yup, that's one way to do it......it would more or less be a permanent mod however as you have to take the gearing and all apart and getting that back together....forget it
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Old 04-30-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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hey ron, so how much would u guys charge to do something like that since I will need to get that screen fiberglassed anyways...

Just thinking of ways to keep my deck up front so I have buttons to control my unit. Not sure if I want to rely on a remote for all my controls like we discussed on the phone.

I was thinking to fiberglass the clarion screen along with a Zapco Pre-amp unit underneath it so I will have full volume and track control from the deck along with on screen graphics.

Still debating this idea or the 8" screen we talked about.

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Old 04-30-2003, 01:35 PM   #4
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Re: Wanted to know just how difficult it is to separate a flip out LCD from chassis?

I'm still trying to understand what this would look like, or what its getting you. Isn't the whole idea of paying more for a retractable flipout screen the ability to close it when its not in use? If you're going to remove the LCD, wouldn't it have been easier/cheaper to just buy a separate LCD and DVD unit and mount the LCD somewhere in the dash? (Like some have done w/ that Pioneer)

Could someone post pics of this?

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I was thinking I already have a Clarion 925 Flip out unit and someone suggested I just remove the LCD portion, flush that and then hide the chassis somewhere.

The way he was talking it sounded like it was EASY or something and I can't imagine it being that easy...haha

Anyone with experience want to comment? What would I be looking at as far as parts go?

Is this a permanent mod once done, it is all or nothing?

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Old 04-30-2003, 02:37 PM   #5
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okay guys...here is a few drawbacks to flip out units:

1) no matter where you want to put it, it can only fit in one realistic place (stock radio location due to depth concerns) thus it will block the vents when opened.

2) Motors may breakdown over time....

I want to use the clarion and disassemble it because it has touchscreen 7" capability and can be a source unit. It also has track control on the screen.

With the Pioneer system which I'm also considering, there is no track control thus I have to rely on my remote to do all the controls. Also there is no in-dash CD slot thus only the changer is useable as a source input.

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Old 04-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #6
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thought u sold the deck and everything with it?
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Old 04-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #7
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Deck is gone....

would basically buy another one buy if I go this route Q

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Old 04-30-2003, 04:30 PM   #8
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You know pioneer now makes a new touch screen one. The down fall is it's 6.5 inches. You should do what shawn kemp did in his suv...put a 10" in. I think it's in the CAR AUDIO mag.
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Old 05-01-2003, 04:03 AM   #9
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nah Clarion is PERFECT!

7" touchscreen with mp3 and DVD capability plus it has on-screen track control.

will let you know how this experiment goes...

I know once the deck is opened, there goes the warranty

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Old 05-01-2003, 05:07 PM   #10
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If you like it so much, why not just keep it as is until it breaks & then deal with it.
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:01 PM   #11
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You should take a look at the new Pioneer touch screen. That is what I am going to get, and Ron is going to take it apart and fiberglass it.

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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=80267
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:41 AM   #12
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yo Dave....I see what you are saying...

You are doing exactly what I was dreaming too but I highly recommend you go with the Clarion to take apart instead.

The pioneer 6.5" is too small for a flip out unit. Plus that is not their top of the line deck.

The clarion starts out with a 7" unit, has convenient track fucntions built into the monitor plus an excellent touch screen display.

Only downfall you will find with this system as in any is that ONCE you take the screen and deck apart, all warranty is void, thus if the unit ever fails down the road, you will be screwed!

That is why I have decided against this method...

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Old 05-06-2003, 12:36 PM   #13
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the 2 shops i go to for sound stuff cna do this, but this is in NY...one i wont suggest bc they are effin me around to finish my work

those interested in ny area hit me pm...but otherwise hit up street effectz they do sick work
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there is an easier approach to this Rick...hit me up
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I'm interested in taking the Pioneer touchscreen apart and custom mounting it also, but have been unable to find anywhere in Houston willing to do it. Anyone got any suggestions?
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