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Old 09-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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So i decided to create my own idea of how to install an iPad Mini into the dash of my WRX. Up to this point I have only saw two or three different people who have done this. The first being online which was a slide mount where you slide the iPad in from the top. Many of you have probably saw this video on YouTube. The next one I saw was by naked_dave1 who did an amazing job with his. I read his whole forum which gave me a lot of advice and tips when I was doing mine. The way I wanted to do mine was to start by buying a new bezel and working up from that to mount my iPad in front of my factory radio. I did this to save me money on my end but also to make it easy for steering wheel controls and USB connection to my car. I found out the most difficult part of whole thing was the finishing bondo work. I worked on the final sanding and re-sanding for countless hours and there are a few places I would love to go back and fix but for now its fine by me. I will post all of the pictures I have from start to finish if anyone has any questions of how I did any part of the building don't hesitate and to ask how it was done.

This Is my final install in the car. I will probably repaint it due to the glossy paint not matching the car
Not that great of a pic but gives you the idea
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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So my first step was to place the iPad in front of the radio and to measure how far off of the radio it needed to be to clear the volume/tune buttons. After getting the measurements I needed I used foam board to make my height off of my stock bezel.

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Great in idea, but like you said finish needs some work. If you want to make it easy, wrap in in CF or something. Good work doing it yourself though.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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good work! I have thought about doing something like that
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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So i decided to create my own idea of how to install an iPad Mini into the dash of my WRX. Up to this point I have only saw two or three different people who have done this. The first being online which was a slide mount where you slide the iPad in from the top. Many of you have probably saw this video on YouTube. The next one I saw was by naked_dave1 who did an amazing job with his.

I found out the most difficult part of whole thing was the finishing bondo work. I worked on the final sanding and re-sanding for countless hours and there are a few places I would love to go back and fix but for now its fine by me.
Awesome, Glad you found my build helpful! The finishing finishing work I thought was the hardest part too. There are still some spots on mine I'd like to fix. Love to see more photos of the progress and the finished product!
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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Sorry its been a while but I have some pics of how I made the tray

Taped my Ipad off completely with painters tape
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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The tray turned out great. I had to be careful not to have a lot of bubbles in it so I had smooth lines on the whole tray.

I next mounted it to the Bezel
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #8
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Pics?
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #9
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still a bit rough... you have the right idea though.
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