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Tools: dremel with cutoff disk, epoxy, spot putty filler and pad sander.


Premodified stock non-nav bezel


DVD's bezel to be flushed in with bottom trimmed to fit over the top of the A/C controls


DVD Bezel lined up for the cuts.


DVD Bezel superglued in, dang compuound curves.
 

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First sanding with the "ears" expoxied in


Nasty gaps due to cutting a lil big and compound curves.


Remember the old school way of body working called "leading". Took some scrap plastic, lit it with a lighter and then pushed the melted plastic in to fill the gaps.


sanded after using plastic weld.
 

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And the state it is in now waiting for the spot putty filler to dry and the backside of the DVD bezel loaded with expoy on the backside for extra strength.


First 220 grit sanding


second putty fill


Day of final sandings and filling, going to use this textured black paint that I found at the local home center. After I find some filler primer that is plastic friendly. More to come!
 

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First coat of Rustoleum Textured Plastic Paint. Still shiny from being wet, dries matte.


OK DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Final coat applied with A/C & top buttons attached. #1 trick make sure that you are 10-12" away (like instructions say haha) or the finish will be shiny!!


And drumroll please!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I don't have a nav unit or 2xDIN, but I am thinking about filling in the extra pocket that the mounting kit for my new stereo has. Its small and pointless.
 

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that looks awesome jammin!
 

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I think I would pop for the $80 or so for a factory nav bezel. Your work looks awesome though. I don't have the skills for that.
 

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Holey shit you did a lot of work to get that done! Wouldn't it have just been easier to buy a nav bezel??? Looks wicked good though i have to give you that! Wana make me one? LOL!
No where as fun though im sure!

Looks great btw...
I think I would pop for the $80 or so for a factory nav bezel. Your work looks awesome though. I don't have the skills for that.
I did this back in the day before the NAV moutning kit was availible. I bought the car back in Aug 04. About 6 months after finishing it up, they came out with the NAV kit. For about 1/2 the $$$ I was able to do it myself. Plus it was a learning experience. I also like the fact that it looks factory and not "added " on.
 

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Photobucket deleted my old account for lack of use. reloaded the pics into my current PB and put the pics back in.
 

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Very nice job, Factory bezel would be easier, however, no fun or anywhere near as much pride into it. Good work my friend!
Beans to ya!
 

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Awesome job dude looks sweet. This sounds like much better than buying a navi bezel, seeing as how broke i am. Does the bezel usually come with the unit?
 
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