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With JVC having launched a mech-less double din head unit and the reviews being quite good, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and see if we couldn't make it fit into the 90....

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Pull the dash apart to reveal dust from various parts of Europe.... 

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Then set to some hacking....

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The insert section was always a poor fit, so I decided to use some clear Gorilla Glue I had in the cupboard to bond it in...

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One edge sat proud so clamped overnight....

Some filling and hacking later..... 

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I decided to fill the recess to sit the unit on the surface of the dash, mainly because I couldn't figure out how to make a recessed landing point to match the original....

The insert was still quite proud so that needed leveling with the DA sander.

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Quite a few fills and hacks later, using my favorite tool.....

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Time to key the paint and get a cover of colour back onto the panel...

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So.. Leave it all to dry, hack out the bad stuff and decide the only course of action is to fill the gap with the bad glue...1474957114_2019-04-2815_00_56.jpg.9155548ad7d78e37b9e3675a3016ff53.jpg

While that was drying, a few wires to sort in the truck and a quick test run....

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Then back in for some more sanding.....

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And a little while later after general 1000 grit smoothing... More paint...157147974_2019-04-2817_45_24.jpg.56179318618a0a79859d66f8b3159ba0.jpg

It's not perfect, but a few more coats on from this picture most of the little pits have been filled and it's looking ok.

I plan to leave it to cure for a few days now and get the compressed air into the dash area, clean out some dust and add more lightness....

 

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Very nice - well done.

I have a single DIN Pioneer in the 110 & Hybrid up against the roof. There reallywasn't much space elsewhere, this is a nice solution.

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Nice. How deep is that head unit Neil? I am tempted by something like this.

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The unit is a JVC KW-M745DBT

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Mudstuff are selling them but they are £10 cheaper in Halfrauds...

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Good job Neil.

I was looking at these when MUD started selling them. Looks like they have Apple Car Play?

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Yes Ross. 

Read out messages etc and mirror nav apps like Waze and Google maps. 

Less distraction or temptation to read messages etc. 

Don’t worry... They will be smaller and higher spec when your 90 needs one :ph34r:

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Oh no... Don't get upset Ross.. Just crack on and show us some more updates.... :)

 

 

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By the time Ross has finished his, we won't have any need for off-roaders, we'll all be using flying cars.

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This evening after a day and a bit of "cooking" the facia in the airing cupboard, I hoped it was set enough to handle and fit the switches back in etc.

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And then to fit it all into the truck...

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All working and now I'll have a few days figuring out how to use it....

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That looks great! Guessing it’s low in the panel to clear the back of the switches at the top?

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Yes.. There may have been some room to play with but I was using the original top of the single din unit as a guide.

The switches and connectors come down a surprisingly long way!

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That looks very nice Neil. Compliments what's already a very nice truck!

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Nice job.

From the end result, it would appear that the Gorilla glue reacting with the paint actually worked in your favour.

 

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