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Old 03-20-2005   #1
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DIY:Relocation of Head Unit for 01,*PICS*

I know there has been alot of discussion about relocating the head unit in our cars. But here is a DIY for an 01 honda civic, and yes the cupholders are still functional.
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1. Took out the bottom piece and cut out square with a dremel big enough to fit the cd player sleeve into the piece


2. Then I cut out the metal behind where this piece goes, also with a dremel


3. Then I test fit the cd player to make sure it was good and also to amke sure I had it pushed in as far as it would go.



4. Then I went and got some stretchable fabric. Grill Cloth or T-shirt material will work fine for this. I stretched it as much as i could and spray glued it to stay.



5. Then I brushed Fiberglass resin to make a mold and layed some fiberglass matte to make it strong.


6. After that is dried, I sanded it down using 60grit sandpaper until it had its basic shape back. Then I put a layer of fiberglass bondo to make it stronger and to fill the gaps, then once again sanded it down and primered to look for imperfections.

7. Then i sanded it down again, and cut out the hole for the cd player.

8. Now it was time to primer again, and go test fit it, to make sure it kept its shape and there was no snags.


9. Then i sprayed it with truck bed liner spray to give it that stock texture.
Here is the finished product. I have a motorized CD Player that will tilt up so i can see the display.







COMING SOON!! DIY: Complete Carputer with checklist and install
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yo thats sick homie good diy, also lookin forward to that carputer diy
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Thanks, Carputer DIY should be up in about a week or so.
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nice DIY =) sleek...def. will look really good at night
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looks good that's where mine is but did a diferent way on puttin the head unit in...
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I also bolted a metal piece to the back of the radio, and the other side of the metal piece is bent forward and bolted to the frame. I dont have any pics, but i will try and get some.
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how long did it take appx
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It will take about a full day. Not to bad though. I split it up into two half days.
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Dude, that is sweet, nice install, I think this should be stickied!!
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That is sick DIY
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that is awesome man, my buddy did something similar to his 04 vic. Looks good and clean!!!
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howd you fill in the stock space?
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Good stuff. Goodl luck witht he rest of it
Old pic( think i did mine cheaper )
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Hey thats an excellent DIY. Where did you get the carputer? How much did the whole system run you? Someone move this to the DIY's forum... so everyone can find it easily.

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Thanks for the replies everyone.

skapunk82 - If you look in the pics above, I filled the stock space by stretching fabric over the entire front of the piece, then fiberglassing over it.

jeffsta17 - I will have the DIY for the carputer with a complete checklist and where i got each and every part. Be looking for that sometime next week. It will be in this same forum.
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damn thats so smart. but your car is a dump clean that thing
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yeah its pretty trashed. I have all the interior pieces taken out, because i am tinting the windows and i am looking for some spots to put the carputer. So I am not going to clean my car until everything is done.
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nice. you should relocate the climate controls and defrost buttons somewhere and put a ten inch monitor in that bitch
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I wish i had that type of skill looks great!
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how difficult was fiberglassing when you first attempted it? what was ur first fiberglass project? everything done to my car ive done... everything. so ive been really wanting to learn how to fiberglass to expand my oppurtunities with my car, and make a few bucks off friends.
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thats awesome man! If you made one for me.. I would pay for it!
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what i meant is the space up top where the stereo was relocated from....i didnt see it in the pictures
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im doing the same i just need to tell my wife what will fill in the top space so she lets me do it....:P
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