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Old 25th June 2007, 12:26   #1
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Default Indigo Center Console Touchscreen LCD Fabrication

Hi Guys,

I've recently started fabrication on the center console of my dashboard to flush mount a Touchscreen LCD. This is towards a CarPC install and is going to be a headunitless system.
The LCD in question is the IRV-070GL. The goal is to get the screen in line with the rest of the dash so that it looks stock and clean. Will try and post pics at each stage for anyone interested in a similar project.



Stock dash. The Indigo/ca dash has provision for a single din head unit. The LCD is going to be installed over this slot making use of the bottom tray. The new console will be made up of 3 pieces fused together and should have enough structural strength for this purpose. The silver surround portion of the center console will be left untouched.



Monitor top cover on console.



Monitor top cover. Paint off the edges has been sanded off. Additionally all the buttons are going to be removed as the design won't fit in with the proposed stock look. The bottom portion is shaped to include the IR sensor mount and the mounting holes for the button PCB. The IR sensor and IR filter cover will be retained in its original position, any necessary adjustments to the monitor if required will be made by the remote.




Outline traced.



Top portion of the benzel cut.




Bottom tray shaped.



Test fit. So now theres a gaping hole in my dashboard & theres no turning back .
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Old 25th June 2007, 13:19   #2
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Great pics, shldn! And a great effort!
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Great going. Keep us updated.
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Great work, @shldn. We will be keenly following your project.

BTW, where did you buy the touchscreen and how much did it cost you?
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best of luck maan... Is this a spare console of you are working on the one fitted in your car
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Thanks Guys ! This is the factory console which came fitted with the vehicle. A new one costs approx 3.5k . @ DerAlte The Touchscreen LCD in question is the IRV-070GL (mentioned in the 1st post) for Rs 11580/- from iRide.

Ok more progress pics,


Paint Sanded off bottom tray.



Test fit after a lot of sanding and aligning. Now the 3 pieces have got to be structurally reinforced /joined and all the gaps filled in and sanded smooth.


Test alignment fit, LCD benzel and top portion held in place.



Since the console is curved the best possible compromise is reached for matching the edges of the screen flush with the console. Top edges stick out, which will be sanded down flush.




Slight gap where the top of the LCD benzel meets the console.





Void at the sides of the LCD benzel to be filled.

LCD benzel temporaily held in place with superglue, and is going to be epoxied to the top console cover from the underside.
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More progress pics,



Araldite on the underside



Lcd benzel and top console portion in place.



Bottom tray lined up with the rest of the console



All gaps filled in with leftover plastic bits and araldite. LCD benzel edges sanded flat in line with the console. More to follow...
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Very nice work.

Good to see such great DIYer here at Tbhp.

Waiting for the whole project to complete.
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great going maan... It looks pretty neat.. waiting to see it painted and with the touchscreen mounted..
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hey great pictorial description...
makes it lot easier to understand...
hey where do u stay in mumbai
i would love to witness once u start the actual pc fabrication..
can help u if u need something....
pm me if u need a spectator..
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Great job man and good detailing. Do keep us filled in about the progress.
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Hey Shldn, I knew you will do it man....Good work. I bought all the parts from iRide, but due to hectic schedule at office, my project is held in middle. Just temporarily mounted the touchscreen on the Dash, but the carpc is complete, GPS works perfect, too much of wires in the front seat...All the best for your project.

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hey man great work i see alot of hard work gone in so far

best of luck with rest of the work
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Nice work, looks like its gonna turn out really neat. All the best. Keep updating pics.
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fantastic job mate! i'm actually working on a carPC project too.... its been falling behind schedule.

could you also post the details of the PC specs that your planning to install in the car. it could prove to be very useful.

P.S - pictorial progress is really a gr8 idea.
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