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Old 09-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally finished

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great job!

Interesting solution to fitting a double-DIN receiver.

How do you like the Pioneer navigation?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats a neat upgrade.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It would be cool to have the black surround in palamino MB tex or matching veneer
I do like how you dropped the AC/vent/fan control panel 80s tuner style
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What did you use as a veneer?

It is possible to get a three-dimensional piece of plastic "dip-printed", that is, three dimensionally printed, in burl. This is how I had my instrument clusters done.
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I've always wanted to fit one of those subie double din Macintoshs into a w126. Need to get myself a cheap w126 to play with one of these days.
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I've always wanted to fit one of those subie double din Macintoshs into a w126. Need to get myself a cheap w126 to play with one of these days.
Is the entire unit from mcintosh? what is this model called or numbered?
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Thanks all

So far the pioneer (d3) has been great. I downloaded the latest maps and software update, but still doesn't have the pretty graphics the newer models have. I am running 6.5 infinity kappa's in the doors and rear deck and a 10 boxed in the trunk all off of a 5 channel amp at 2ohm's, and 3.5's in the dash off the HU. Sounds good. I hadn't thought about the palomino thing, maybe i'll try that. I was going to do a burl surround, but i've had enough woodworking for one month.
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I actually stripped and re-varnished the original wood, and then wet sanded and buffed. Long process, but I think I have it down now.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Awesome work..your wood makes my mouth drool! =) Wish I could do that to mine, and I had no idea you could make it look so good..I just assumed you had purchased a new set.

Congrats!
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