It's finally in! Double Din install with the Metra kit.

Double DIN YouTube install

Postby Dirge [OP] » February 28th 2019, 2:54am

Sorry if these have been posted before. I did a search and came up with nothin'. So here they are:



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I don't like that they deleted the HVAC controls but the rest of the install is nice.
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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby 1lowcab » February 28th 2019, 4:01am

Huh, thats pretty much how I did mine.

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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby Dirge [OP] » February 28th 2019, 7:45pm

1lowcab wrote:Huh, thats pretty much how I did mine.


Yeah, I jump to page 28 of your build thread from time to time. I want to keep the dash the original color (blue) but I'm not sure if SEM "Shadow Blue" is close enough. If I do change the color, I'll do it just like you did.
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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby 1lowcab » February 28th 2019, 8:41pm

The only thing is you will have to texture it, when you sand it down you lose the factory faux finish.
But you can always paint over the texture with whatever color you wanted, even if it was a shade darker blue it would look killer!

Good luck and post up pics when you do it.
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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby smokinjoe » March 1st 2019, 1:31am

1lowcab where is your build thread and does it mention the radio you used?
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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby The Drummer » March 1st 2019, 1:36am

If you want to have paint that matches perfectly ,just bring a flat small part of trim of your van to home depot or such place and have them digitaly scan it and voila , use foam roller or paint brush ,i used the small cover in the back where the rear A/C is when such equiped ( mine does not have it ) , i my case it was near imposible to see where i used the paint , you may ask for a sample as well and test it behind a trim , interior is water based latex from factory anyway .
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Re: Double DIN YouTube install

Postby 1lowcab » March 1st 2019, 2:44am

smokinjoe wrote:1lowcab where is your build thread and does it mention the radio you used?


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It's finally in! Double Din install with the Metra kit.

Postby Dirge [OP] » October 19th 2019, 1:30am

So here's what I started with:
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Looks familiar right? Stock cassette player with a tape adapter and old MP3 player.



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Dash bezel off with the template from the Metra 95-3005 kit in place.



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Here's what I have to cut out.



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I Dremeled off all that I dared. Then I used a file to sneak up on it.



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No turning back now!



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Sorry for the blurry pic. You can make out how the Metra bezel pops into the dash bezel.



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Same thing, just a better pic.



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So far, so good!



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Turns out the radio's volume knob rubs against the radio bezel. Time to file again. It wouldn't be a Metra kit if it fit perfectly, would it?



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All done! :banana: Time for some tunes! :rockon:
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Re: It's finally in! Double Din install with the Metra kit.

Postby AstroWill » October 19th 2019, 2:17pm

Looks good!

I would think that the HU should stick out farther though.

Here is another double din install using the Metra kit: https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=140564

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Re: It's finally in! Double Din install with the Metra kit.

Postby Dirge [OP] » October 21st 2019, 11:12pm

AstroWill wrote:Looks good!

I would think that the HU should stick out farther though.


Thanks!

I thought it should stick out farther too, until I dry fitted it all together. It is supposed to sit just behind the stock dash bezel. I even stacked the new radio on the old one and all the mounting hardware and the front lined up. Then I thought about it and realized the stock radio sits completely behind the dash bezel. Fine with me, one less thing to file down.
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