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My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra


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bobbyd1120 
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Posted: March 04, 2010 at 11:31 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote bobbyd1120
Ive done "basic" car stereo for several years and have always wanted to be more advanced and get into the custom line. Here is the first custom project Ive done. It's molding a monitor into the dash (upper glove box) of a 2009 Tundra. These are some build pictures, I'll hopefully get some pictures of the completed install up tonight. PLEASE tell me what you think and any comments, suggestions. Thanks!I really look forward to hearing your feedback. Good and bad :-)
Fitting the template
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Cut out and fit of monitor trim
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Trim Glued in place
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First of 4 layers of bondo
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Final sanding of Bondo
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Glazed and sanded
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Primed and test fitted
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Bobby - Jax FL
Melted Fabric 
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Posted: March 08, 2010 at 12:43 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote Melted Fabric
Looking good, keep it coming.
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bobbyd1120 
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Posted: March 08, 2010 at 2:41 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote bobbyd1120
thanks! Here are some completed install pics.   Please let me know what you think of the final outcome. I'd really like some feedback
Equipment included:
* Kenwood DNX7140 DVD Nav
* JVC Arsenal CSA5 1/4 for back doors
* Polk dB6501 6 1/2 Comp set for Front Doors
* Alpine 50 x 4 Amp for speakers
* 11" overhead monitor
* 7" 'headrest' monitor molded into upper glove box
* 4 gauge amp kit (I know could have gone smaller)
* Set of RCA cables
* 2 sets of RCA "splitters" to connect the two monitors to the AV out of the Kenwood
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Kenwood DNX7140
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Pic of the Kenwood DNX7140 and 7" monitor in upper glove box
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Glove Box monitor Close-up
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Used the Factory AV input for the Kenwood's USB plug
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Everything on
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Kenwood and Dash monitor on
My First Custom Project, 09 Toyota Tundra - Last Post -- posted image.
Bobby - Jax FL
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Posted: June 04, 2010 at 2:45 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote nismo542
i love the molded in monitor on the pass side.  color match looks good too.
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Posted: July 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote usoivlife
All the work looks great, but that passenger side tv is F'N SICK! I've always felt that the best work is accomplished by making something aftermarket look OEM... That tv looks lke toyota put it there.... Good job
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bobbyd1120 
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Posted: July 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote bobbyd1120
usoivlife wrote:
that passenger side tv is F'N SICK! I've always felt that the best work is accomplished by making something aftermarket look OEM... That tv looks lke toyota put it there.... Good job
Thank you! That's the ultimate compliment :-) That was the main goal to make it custom but look completely OEM. I was pleased with the finished product. Only thing I wish I would have done different is have gone with a better quality monitor. Compared to the in-dash Kenwood the colors and overall picture quality is certainly noticeable.
This install was in a friends truck who was nice enough to let me "practice" on his. Im hopeful once I get some money saved up to do the same to mine as I also have an '09 Tundra.
Bobby - Jax FL
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Posted: August 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote jproell2
That looks great.  Like others have said, that passenger side screen looks factory.  That's kinda what I want to accomplish with a screen in the overhead console. 

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