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Old 01-02-2015, 01:02 PM   #11
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Default Re: Fitting double DIN in a T1N.

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If you would have seen the way this ex-ambulance was hacked to pieces by the ambulance mob prior to me buying it when they removed all the gear from it then you wouldnt be too worried about resale.....
Plus I got the Sprinter for a good price .

I didnt like the look of the single dins.
I also figured that if I was to resell the Sprinter all I need to do is buy some dash pieces.
My answer to the rampant rust spots on my 2004 was brushtone grey porch paint. It very well may affect resale value, but that is not a concern for my situation. Not for everyone, but it worked for me.

Not that you asked...

The T1N upper dash vents are first in line so given a lack of flow resistance they dump out a bunch of air. Those vents are also installed after the condenser coil and before the heater core. You could lose lots of air into the dash chamber to do nothing if they aren't capped off.

Do you have A/C? If yes, and you have the head unit out again it might be worthwhile capping the ducts or at least reducing the opening down. Otherwise your cool air may not make it into the cabin area where needed.

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Old 01-02-2015, 01:11 PM   #12
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Default Re: Fitting double DIN in a T1N.

Here in the states you would fit right in to the Red Neck crowd. That is just an awesome way to destroy your dash.

I like the ventilation theory too. Use the A/C and heat to ventilate the radio.

Necessity is the mother of destruction.

If it works for you, you go boy.....
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:51 PM   #13
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I cant believe the way ppl are getting so upset about a piece of plastic?
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Thanks Vic, Ill look into it.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #15
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I cant believe the way ppl are getting so upset about a piece of plastic?
Why bother with the dash at all? Go for the naked look. Nothing will roll off the under dash hardware.
I considered mounting double din in back and use remote.
You could have mounted it overhead.
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Why bother with the dash at all? Go for the naked look. Nothing will roll off the under dash hardware.
I considered mounting double din in back and use remote.
You could have mounted it overhead.
Dont worry I did consider all of the above.
Mounted in back makes it hard to change cd's or to accept phone calls.
I have other plans for overhead.

The naked dash almost won over, it still may.....
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:43 PM   #17
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I suppose it should be no surprise that you bough a new stereo and it takes CDs Why not go all out for an 8 track?
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:46 PM   #18
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Unfortunately I couldnt find an 8 track, but this baby takes everything else but.
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I mean, the iPod was launched in 2001! That was 14 years ago!!! It pretty much killed the CD upon introduction
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:54 PM   #20
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And yet they still sell lots of cd's, go figure......
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