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Hey guys, started the fabrication for the iPad mini I am installing in my lower dash. Heres the pics from today's progress:



First i created a cardboard template of the lower dash area in my car where i'm going to install the iPad



Then I transferred the template onto a sheet of 1/8 ABS plastic and cut it out. Pictured with the iPad so you can get an idea of how it will sit



Heres a few pics of the test fit of the piece in the car:




Got in the iPad float mount kit from SoundmanCA and my Grom BT3 bluetooth interface


Next step was to cut a hole out of the ABS panel i fabricated and fit the float mount in. I also had to trim the float mount pan itself in order to make it fit. Once it was all fit together, i bonded the two pieces together using plastic epoxy


Once it dried, it was ready to get installed in the car. There are two tiny spots in the corners where you can tell that this is two separate pieces, but it looks very clean and im going to leave it as-is


Here's the finished product: I just need to install a piece of suede behind the iPad so it doesnt get scratched, but that's about it.


Lastly, here's a video i made showing how it works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeMNuH1A5Ns
 

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Nice work on this. I had to check the dimensions of my nexus 7 but it looks like it might work as well.. gives me something to think about. Thanks for sharing.
 

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VERY NICE, I am always impressed by peoples custom work.
 

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Looks great. I really want to do this by relocating the small screen down there and installing a tablet to the upper dash.
 

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thanks guys!
 

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VERY NICE, I am always impressed by peoples custom work.
In honor of recently reaching 10k I was going to do a tour-of-my-car post, and I'll be amazed if you're impressed by my "custom" work :)

@OP, it does look good, but the placement is a bit dangerous in terms of eyes being completely off the road.
 

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In honor of recently reaching 10k I was going to do a tour-of-my-car post, and I'll be amazed if you're impressed by my "custom" work :)

@OP, it does look good, but the placement is a bit dangerous in terms of eyes being completely off the road.

I would gladly take a look, hope to see a thread pop up before too long!
 

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looks really cool, good work. my only qualm is that it's sooo far down that i feel like using it for GPS would be a little dangerous lol
 

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thanks guys!
 
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