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pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 5:49 AM / IP Logged  
hi all firt post here . I am planing on building a center console to have some storage in it i plan on puting a dvd a vhs player a game qube. i know a game qube is so out dated but the kids like it so thats why. i am planing to build it out of mdf some metal and fiberglass i was wondering if the fiberglass bondes to steel easily. i am installing it in a pontiac montana. i was wondering if anyone could give me some imput on how to do this
thanks
patrick
maglin 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 9:44 AM / IP Logged  
build it outta cardboard first. gives you an idea of dimensions and how to cut the MDF. the cube, having to have two faces revealed (top for buttons and cds, front for controllers) will have to be mounted on the back edge of the device.
if you're getting a vacuum loader dvd/cd player for your car, you can mount it at any angle, elsewise it'll have to be flat. as for vhs, i've never tried playing one at an angle. it'll be the first car i've ever seen with a vhs deck tho thats for sure.
i ASSUME you're goin from the dashboard back past the front seats, and filling in that entire area wit this said device... *shrugs* and pictures would help. not sure why you want to use steel, but yeah, glass will stick to it. they use glass in auto body repair. it has to stick to nekkid metal.
maliboom 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 3:51 PM / IP Logged  
Post pictures of the area you want to use and how much room your willing to give up. What screens are you using and are they in the console or headrests.
pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 9:15 PM / IP Logged  
thanks for the card board idea maglin that worked like a charm. i did take some pic but they are too large to post here so i need to figure out how to shrink them then i will be posting them very soon. so far i got the a rough frame together out of mdf. as for the vhs i decided not to put it in the dvd player is like a regular one not the vacume type and that and the vhs player was just too big for me so i scraped that idea. as for the steel i want the top of the   console that is between the seets to have a arch to it and i figured that was the best way to get the arch i wanted. well i am going to try to shrink these pics.later
patrick
pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 9:48 PM / IP Logged  
here is the pic of the cardboard pattern it looks kind of shotty but it was tight to get it in under the dash and in between the seats so it sort of took a beating
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pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 10:00 PM / IP Logged  
this is the dvd player see how bulky it is
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ok this is where the rough box is so far
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this is the van where i am puting the console
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pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 10:00 PM / IP Logged  
this is the dvd player see how bulky it is
planing a center console -- posted image.
ok this is where the rough box is so far
planing a center console -- posted image.
planing a center console -- posted image.
planing a center console -- posted image.
planing a center console -- posted image.
this is the van where i am puting the console
planing a center console -- posted image.
planing a center console -- posted image.
planing a center console -- posted image.planing a center console -- posted image.planing a center console -- posted image.
pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 10:03 PM / IP Logged  
oh no i dont know how that posted two times. sorry for that
pstanton 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 10:26 PM / IP Logged  
as for the screen there is one in the over head console so i won't need to install one in here . i an also going to put a inverter in to run the cube.
maglin 
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Posted: November 20, 2006 at 11:16 PM / IP Logged  
hehe. looks like cardboard wins the cookie. lol. glad to be of help.
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