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mine is the biggest!!!

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:42 pm
by Jenni
like i wrote recently my 9" screen died.
So i thought i could do some bigger this time an i installed a 10.2" touchbutton screen.
I am pretty sure it is the biggest TV screen in a Neon dash!

(Sure - i could just replace the 9" screen but i sold the bezel to a friend - cause i still owed him one - and made everything new.)


Here you can see the brand new screen next to my quick and dirty 7" screen. Notice how effin huge the 10.2 is!
And mind one thing: most double DIN radios are at most 7 inch!

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some cutting and rearranging

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old stockings to give it a nice shape and then a lot of fiber glas, sanding, fiberglas, bondo, sanding, sanding, sanding

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finished and almost ready for paint!

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blue lights for the HVAC

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9" and 10.2" bezel. see the difference!

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installed

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i really really love that huge TV!!!

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:57 pm
by xbrandonx
HOLY F*CK alright.... you win

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:06 pm
by stairmaster3001
why do you need bigass tvs when driving? doesnt make sense to me. I would pay more attention to driving safely than a tv in the car

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:18 pm
by Jenni
hmmm, at your age you should better do!

but i have a wife and a daughter.
and they wanna watch movies on long trips.
else than that my multimedia hard disc is much more comfy to use on a big screen - even for the music menu.

i don't watch while driving. is just a question of self control.

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:05 pm
by k-b-s-neon02
That's awsome...

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:53 pm
by RADARsx 2.0
I wish I could do that. It's ILLEGAL to have a tv in the view of a driver up where we live and if the police see even the blank turned off screen they can give you a "careless driving" and impound your car. It happened to a buddy of mine with his Audi.


But damn good job tho man...never seen someone do that in their kitchen and have it comeout so good.

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:47 pm
by Jenni
really?
what about stock navigation/radio/computer/dvd systems like in Audi, Mercedes, BMW and whatever?
What about double DIN radios?

They cannout impound your car and give you a ticket for nothing!

It CANNOT be forbidden to have a TV screen in the car if you only watch movies while the car parks somewhere.
That would be very ridicculous!

Here in Germany it is not forbidden exactly by law but police tries to give tickets for "driver is distracted by his load".
But that is BS - they have to prove the correlation between the screen and my driving style.


Oh and btw:
it is not directly in my view - i have to look downwards right to see the TV...
would be maybe something else if it was ON the dash...

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:59 pm
by 03sxt
Very, VERY nice work! Mad props, man!!

:rockon: :hello1:

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:20 pm
by 2low4uneon
that is awesome :thumbup:

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:11 am
by contagious18
Now I want a double din but not a 10". looks clean good job man

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:32 am
by iThane
xbrandonx wrote:HOLY F*CK alright.... you win
:withstupid:

this is total WIN!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:44 am
by akirony
Thats redonkulous!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:38 pm
by Passt
Sehr schön!

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:41 pm
by racer12306
Did you plug the vents or just let it be and let the air come out the sides?

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:04 pm
by Jenni
Danke schön!


The funnel is just open behind it.
I almost never use the middle vents.
And if i use it in the summer - the cold air is just blowing behing the screen and cools down the radio, the hard disc (it gets pretty hot) and the screen.

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:08 pm
by z3roneo
Thats very niice bro.. Looks like a mini laptop in there.. :lol:

Man props bro.. :thumbup:

Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:30 pm
by Jenni
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(glue residues on the hvac = will wait long enough before i remove it to be sure that i don't scratch the painting)

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 am
by Chris04sxt
I plan on doing something like this with my Motorola Xoom. Very nice work! :thumbup:

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:04 am
by Bzevey
I would love to have something like that in my squirted car....run tuner studios w/o having a laptop in my passenger seat would be so nice!

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:18 am
by Spanky
What screen did you end up using?

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:40 am
by hp4lyfe
pssshhh eff that *rips 42 in flat screen off wall and throws it on dash of neon* beat that !!!! :thefinger: :rofl:

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:47 am
by Jenni
10.2" touchbutton screen from ebay
i had 9" from the same company and it was very good (meeeh, till it died after >2 years)
it has a 2nd input for the reverse camera and it is automatically switching when i shift into reverse gear
(i really like that!)

http://cgi.ebay.de/10-2-TFT-Auto-Monito ... dZViewItem


btw: i am pretty sure it is possible to install a bigger screen into the passenger airbag tray - but that will look very ridicculous and would be very dangerous (don't wanna see someone crashing his head into that screen!)

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:50 am
by esteinmaier
Jenni wrote:really?
what about stock navigation/radio/computer/dvd systems like in Audi, Mercedes, BMW and whatever?
What about double DIN radios?

They cannout impound your car and give you a ticket for nothing!

It CANNOT be forbidden to have a TV screen in the car if you only watch movies while the car parks somewhere.
That would be very ridicculous!

Here in Germany it is not forbidden exactly by law but police tries to give tickets for "driver is distracted by his load".
But that is BS - they have to prove the correlation between the screen and my driving style.


Oh and btw:
it is not directly in my view - i have to look downwards right to see the TV...
would be maybe something else if it was ON the dash...
Here in IL, if you get caught with it on, it's a careless driving ticket. But if you don't even have it on but is wired so it could be turned on while the car is moving, you can get an equipment violation. That's not really a ticket they give out though unless you're a dick to the cop and he wants to throw the book at you.

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:05 pm
by Spanky
Jenni wrote:10.2" touchbutton screen from ebay
i had 9" from the same company and it was very good (meeeh, till it died after >2 years)
it has a 2nd input for the reverse camera and it is automatically switching when i shift into reverse gear
(i really like that!)

http://cgi.ebay.de/10-2-TFT-Auto-Monito ... dZViewItem


btw: i am pretty sure it is possible to install a bigger screen into the passenger airbag tray - but that will look very ridicculous and would be very dangerous (don't wanna see someone crashing his head into that screen!)
Thank you for posting,It looks like an awesome idea but i think the 9" will be enough for me.I still got to figure out fiber glass work

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:12 am
by Jenni
pfff, why 9" if the 10.2" fits and it is the same amount of work? :-)
think big!

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:48 am
by Spanky
Oh i found an 11" for cheaper then the one you used.Buttttt the one you have is really nice but the shipping from europe is going to kill my wallet.

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:46 am
by Jenni
i guess you should find it also in the states.
it is not made in Germany.
just search for 10.2
11 sounds nice - but if it comes w/o the monuting frame it is a pita to fiberglass it - and to install it into the car (because the screws for the hvac bezel sit behind the screen. so if the screen is inseparably mounted to the bezel - how to install the whole thing w/o visible screws? and else than that: such a frame is way easier to embedd into the fiberglass work!)

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:51 pm
by NEON PARABOLA
that is so cool man

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:26 pm
by RADARsx 2.0
esteinmaier wrote:
Jenni wrote:really?
what about stock navigation/radio/computer/dvd systems like in Audi, Mercedes, BMW and whatever?
What about double DIN radios?

They cannout impound your car and give you a ticket for nothing!

It CANNOT be forbidden to have a TV screen in the car if you only watch movies while the car parks somewhere.
That would be very ridicculous!

Here in Germany it is not forbidden exactly by law but police tries to give tickets for "driver is distracted by his load".
But that is BS - they have to prove the correlation between the screen and my driving style.


Oh and btw:
it is not directly in my view - i have to look downwards right to see the TV...
would be maybe something else if it was ON the dash...
Here in IL, if you get caught with it on, it's a careless driving ticket. But if you don't even have it on but is wired so it could be turned on while the car is moving, you can get an equipment violation. That's not really a ticket they give out though unless you're a dick to the cop and he wants to throw the book at you.

yeah it's ok if it's a manufacture item, still can't have it on tho. and if the cop wants to push it they are in the wrong mood.

Here a careless is at the minimum $500.00, plus a court date to see the judge and see if u get a 1yr (or more if u've had careless tickets before) and if the fine might be raised from $500 up to $1500 or somewhere in that range. I had that happen to me in an accident using a GPS and I went to court and managed to convince the judge and Crown to drop it from careless to following too close. and ever since then I have stayed away from that kinda stuff in the car lol



BUT DAMN DUDE I LOVE THAT SCREEN!!!!!!!! I SO WANT ONE!!!!!! LOL