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#1: 01-05-2007, 01:55 PM
My alternative to the $ 200 relocation kit: peer critique plz.
 
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Just as the title says, please critique.
Did I waste time (2 weeks) and efforts (using fine cutting tools, and trying N types of epoxy glues) in an attempt to save 200 dollars or did it come out decent enough and you guys would sport this in your car without embarassement ?

I just didn't feel that the AVO/Rallitek clock relocation kit was worth the price: 200 dollars for a piece of plastic. Please do not judge my choice of materials (obviously a Blockbuster DVD holder) but judge the fit and finish of the final product.

Actually this isn't even the final product - I would like to paint it either flat black or some graphite color to match the interior (FWEASEL - you may wanna chip in with regards to what color you used and where you got it from); but that will be done when I will have the navi bezel done. Paint everything all at once.

I can explain the Blockbuster plastic choice. At some point while brainstorming, it occured to me to use the DVD holder plastic (back cover) as my "frame". I bought a few from a store...but when fine cutting with a scalpel and drilling, they all cracked. The only one that did not crack was the Blockbuster type - a softer plastic which is less crack-proned. Even then, I went thru 5 of these cases till I got them right. Glueing it to the shifter plate there was a whole 'nother struggle. In the process I did not damage or modify any of the OEM stuff and everything is 100% reversible to stoock or may accomodate the AVO kit.

So did I save myself 200 dollars with a decent clock relocation solution or should I just pay 200 bucks and get AVO kit ?
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Last edited by f1anatic; 01-07-2007 at 05:09 PM..
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