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Fabricating for a Double Din

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:13 pm
by The_Grimy_One
Ok, so I have searched around a little, but didnt find much on a "how-to" or a tutorial on fabricating the dash to put a double din in...

I am not looking to do anything incredible, just want it to fit and look descent.

I have read and seen that some people just fabricated their current bezel, with no fiberglassing, and just had to cut behind the bezel...

If anyone has a brief overview on what to do, or could link me to a descriptive thread, it will be much appreciated.

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:11 pm
by sidepipe87
skaterking did a nice job on his. check out his progress log

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:57 pm
by skaterking411
Yea there's not really a how to around. Depending on how patient you are and the tools and skills just make.sure you measure a bunch and don't cut out more than you need to. First I mounted it where I wanted it then cut the bezel around did what I had to do to make it fit

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:58 am
by Dabuh
Mine currently looks like crap. I would almost say that fiberglassing is required. I got in there with a sawsall and cut all the plastic on the top and bottom, you have to be careful not to hit the vents or cut any of the wiring harnesses. Then I made a template on the bezel and cut that out, I left a little extra that I filed down. As a temporary solution I have used a single din dash kit to fill in the side on the left and right until I feel like fiberglassing it in.
Overall it isn't too difficult to do I think I did mine in a few hours during the winter. Some people think it looks great but I do not like the pieces of dash kit I have glued to the bezel, fibreglass would be much cleaner.

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:26 pm
by xbrandonx
heres some pics from when i did my custom install, i relocated the hvac controls but they dont need to be moved if you dont want to get into more work
also, Jenni did a somewhat how to somewhere around here
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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:03 pm
by ThatKevin
Just picked up a spare bezel to try this out, maybe getting a double din this summer :D

Brandon!!! do mine! I know you have tons of time on your hand :rofl:

Re: Fabricating for a Double Din

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:48 pm
by Public Disturbance
The_Grimy_One wrote:Ok, so I have searched around a little, but didnt find much on a "how-to" or a tutorial on fabricating the dash to put a double din in...

I am not looking to do anything incredible, just want it to fit and look descent.

I have read and seen that some people just fabricated their current bezel, with no fiberglassing, and just had to cut behind the bezel...

If anyone has a brief overview on what to do, or could link me to a descriptive thread, it will be much appreciated.
If you want I can make you one I have a Pioneer AVH4300DVD double in I also molded in a gauge pod into one of my heater vents with a blackcatcustom heater control surround if you have a spare bezel to send me I could prolly get you setup for a double din for around 140 shipped back to you(that includes mounting brackets for the actual headunit, and painted slate grey to match the interior) if you are running a pioneer avh double din I can just use mine for fitment if not you would have to ship the double din also. I have feedback in my signature and Im also a vendor on here, this is a pic of mine its actually Inferno Red the pic made it look more flame red.

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:25 pm
by moparneon00
hey i have a spare bezel how much would you charge to turn that into a double din

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:49 pm
by mjrpaine
nineball did a how to ... but its posted in srtforums.

heres the link.

http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f40/com ... sh-615451/