Ok, so i had alota time today to work on stuff, so i got 2 obs done i needed to go for some local guys. This one first, Double din dash conversion in a dodge ram.
Started out with the factory bezel, cut to make a double din kit fit and inserts of the side and glued them in
Masked off the lip of the kit and applied some filler, i chose to do the whole panel because it is all being painted a new color.
3 hours of sanding later and its ready for paint, i touched up a few spots after this pic
I got it finished today, pics are not working for some reason ill post them up of it installed when i figure out why.
It's funny...everyone wants one, but how many are serious.
I get people all the time wanting a double din in their tahoe/suburban/etc, and they're all about it until I tell them how much it would be to redo the dash to look factory.
I've been doing dash mods (mold in double din, finish, texture, paint--looks factory) *and* install the Nav for $250 and people are like "Can't you do no better?" when it should be around $350-500 depending on the vehicle.
How much did you have to cut our inside the dash?? Have been wanting to do this but scared to start hacking on that plastic inside of dash. Looks like just some off of the piece below where the radio goes but???
Nice work. You went a step beyond me as I did the same with my dakota by cutting the larger hole in the bezel with a dremel. I then took the bezel and side pieces to work and used a belt sander to sand the pieces until I had a real good fit. Then I just glued them in and used the bezel as is, maintaining the factory texture and color. Also had to rework the metal substructure quite a bit to accommodate the new head unit.
I just paid a shop in Denton to do this friday, and found this site saturday. Damnit lol. I had an '05 Ram 2500, the kit looks good, but yours is clearly better. Maybe i'll get with you sometime to see if there's improvement to be made. The shop made the tolerance so low that i had to sand it a bit so my Sony XAV-70bt would open. Now the sony has an issue that needs replacement so i'll spend some time with the sandpaper on it to make sure it fits this time Great looking setup though.