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 Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster

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GasTT



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PostSubject: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:12 pm

So the transmission in my van went to crap. I had a 7" flip face TV in there. I needed a cd player in the Roadmaster so I decided to put the tv in there. I ran into a problem. The dash over hangs too much. So, I swapped the climate control with the radio. I had to cut a little bit of plastic behind the dash to get the CC wire harness to reach up top. I wrapped some socks around the climate to hold it center and when I put the dash face on it hold it nice and tight. The radio is also held in by the dash face. Everything is secure and it looks great. I do realize it covers the lights under the CC but I'm not too worried about that.

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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:21 pm

Note to self:
Add socks to my toolbox Shocked

You REALLY didnt need to share THAT method... Razz

....I wrapped the climate controls to hold it in the center....

....See what I mean. Suspect

End result looks great BTW cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Hey it was some quick engineering lol. I could go back in and use some metal brackets and some screws to hold it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:37 pm

...... ah man, i've stuffed a sock or two into a lot of vehicles i slapped a throw away cd player in. works great for beater cars .

.......... in dash mounting kit: $20 bucks..... used sock ( not from the bottom of the hamper) : free.........
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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:35 pm

Hope the sock was clean.... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:01 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Hope the sock was clean.... Wink

LOL

Looks sauceome!
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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:56 am

Matt Trakker wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Hope the sock was clean.... Wink

LOL

Looks sauceome!

LOL, this is just a nasty way to perform such a clean radio install. In the cougar I just jammed the wire harness under the CD player to keep it from bouncing around.
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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:29 am

Quite a choice of music tim.

"Blow me a dub"

"Dont love hoe"

weird
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GasTT



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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:24 pm

Can't love me a hoe. That's why I just left one.
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PostSubject: Re: Flip face TV in overhanging dash Roadmaster   Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:39 pm

GasTT wrote:
Can't love me a hoe. That's why I just left one.


huh? is that the song?
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