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08jeepman 03-06-2012 11:47 PM

Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
So I've started on a project integrating my iPad in to my dash right under the mygig.
This is my first time making a mod like this so....

First I ordered a 90 degree pass through for the iPad
http://img.tapatalk.com/a6936f99-e5d8-ad8c.jpg

Then I made an iPad pan with an old t-shirt, fiberglass and resin. With the pass through attached.
http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-e659-15f3.jpg

When it dried, I cut the excess off and took out the iPad and pass through
http://img.tapatalk.com/a6936f99-e6ab-1b84.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-e6e3-d8f0.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-e70a-8f09.jpg

Now I have to attach it to the bezel. I'm trying to make it so I don't have to cut or damage the bezel or dash. Here's what I've done...

I removed the components from the bezel and placed a wooden board where the heater controls are. The idea is that I can attach the iPad pan and face plate then mold fiberglass to fit to the shape of the bezel.
http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-e803-934f.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-e81e-0033.jpg

But if anyone has any ideas or comments, please. I am all ears.

Knightrider03m 03-06-2012 11:52 PM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
I would love to see how this come out. I've seen youtube videos of other people fitting their Ipad/tablets in their cars.

So is this going to replace the mygig or are you going to add to it? I would just replace it all together IMO

JAYBEE3 03-07-2012 12:04 AM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
my question is where is the climate controls going to be mounted??

08jeepman 03-07-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightrider03m (Post 588286)
I would love to see how this come out. I've seen youtube videos of other people fitting their Ipad/tablets in their cars.

So is this going to replace the mygig or are you going to add to it? I would just replace it all together IMO

I am going to add to it. I already have a Chr-550 lockpick which works beautifully. And it gives me steering wheel controls. On top of that it gives you xtra aux input and out put for an xtra monitor like a rear ves. And 3 xtra camera inputs for front back left and right so if your turn signal is on that camera will show on the mygig! Pretty cool!!

08jeepman 03-07-2012 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JAYBEE3 (Post 588293)
my question is where is the climate controls going to be mounted??

I want to place them over head where the sunglasses holder is at. With another custom fiberglass unit
( another project. Lol)

Knightrider03m 03-07-2012 12:51 AM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
Interesting. Can't wait to see the outcome. But placing the climate buttons up top is going to be a PITA though. Godspeed!

08jeepman 03-07-2012 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightrider03m (Post 588329)
Interesting. Can't wait to see the outcome. But placing the climate buttons up top is going to be a PITA though. Godspeed!

I think the question would be if it would function as intended. There is an info red temp sensor in that unit. I'm going to try to aim it toward the middle of the cabin ( between driver and passenger ). Here is one done on a mustang I believe...

http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-fe7c-eb3f.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/44525ca4-fea0-8918.jpg

But if anyone has any other suggestions please share.

Knightrider03m 03-07-2012 09:00 AM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
I guess its all depending on were the sensor is aimed. The sensor could be aimed upwards making it ever harder to tell if someone is in the passager seat. But I still can't wait to see the outcome of it.

nyc_medic 03-07-2012 10:19 AM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
Very interesting. Good luck I'll follow your progress.

08jeepman 03-08-2012 04:41 PM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
I'm trying to figure out a way to make the pan tilt and pan. What came to mind was an electric mirror motor with the switch in the center console somewhere. I just don't know if it would be strong enough to move the weight of the ipad and pan.
Any Ideas?

nyc_medic 03-08-2012 04:46 PM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
There are plenty of videos of how others have installed iPads in their trucks. Check out sound man on YouTube.

DGoral31 03-08-2012 04:49 PM

Re: Making a custom in dash iPad dock
 
i want to see this happen.

do it for the kids.


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