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old style safc install


Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109659 posted 04/14/04 11:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I got bored today & decided to mount the safc I've had for almost 4 months now. I saw this in someone's galant before & remembered saying to myself, that looks like it came that way from the factory. With that said, I was bent on getting the old style safc. My goal is a mere 300 ponies to the wheel & really want to keep it simple. Tomorrow, I'm going to modify the front of the ashtray as a plate.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109660 posted 04/14/04 11:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice!
FYI: the ashtray face doesn't fill the hole 100%

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109661 posted 04/14/04 11:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I realize that today, but the finish on the edges are nicely rounded up. All I need is the right tools to perfectly cut out the opening for the buttons. Then figure out how to attach it over the safc.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109662 posted 04/14/04 11:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Over the AFC? Trick!

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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109663 posted 04/15/04 12:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109664 posted 04/15/04 12:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's where I installed my old school AVC-R. Perfect location for aftermarket electronics.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109665 posted 04/15/04 12:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Damn, I thought I was the first person to do this... oh well. [Smile]

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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109666 posted 04/15/04 01:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's exactly what I had in mind. Hopefully tomorrow I can hook it up & finish mounting it. I really like the 'almost oem' look [Wink] but with an edge.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109667 posted 04/15/04 08:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's where the previous owner put his VPC and where I put my EVC. It's a convenient location. That looks great with the modified ashtray!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109668 posted 04/15/04 08:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://www.galantvr4.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=13;t=000589

just scoll down to the last post, it shows my Old style s-afc install using the mini glove box from an 89' galant...works and fits perfect. I do like the ash tray idea though [Smile]

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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109669 posted 04/16/04 02:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Finally got done with the installation [Wink] What do you guys/gals think?
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109670 posted 04/16/04 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
looks great. I didn't even notice it for a second.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109671 posted 04/16/04 02:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Pivvay:
I didn't even notice it for a second.

I have accomplished my goal. This is the reaction I was aiming for [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109672 posted 04/16/04 02:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great! Good job [Applause] ... Hey kind of OT, but where can you get that 'pocket' under your stereo? I need to go pick up new radio brackets from the dealer.. I was thinkin maybe they had those too. [Big Grin]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109673 posted 04/16/04 02:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Do you use the ash tray or do you make a new plate.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109674 posted 04/16/04 03:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by GVR4in:
Looks great! Good job [Applause] ... Hey kind of OT, but where can you get that 'pocket' under your stereo? I need to go pick up new radio brackets from the dealer.. I was thinkin maybe they had those too. [Big Grin]

Do a search on radio or DIN pocket here... it's been mentioned a few times.

quote:
Originally posted by 14bCrazy:
Do you use the ash tray or do you make a new plate.

I personally used just the face of the stock ashtray... removed everything else.

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Garfield Wright
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109675 posted 04/16/04 04:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
quote:
Originally posted by 14bCrazy:
Do you use the ash tray or do you make a new plate.

I only took out the ashtray. I trimmed the ashtray holder at the inside corners right by the screw holes front to back. I left the screw holes as they help hold the center bezel in place. I also trimmed a small part at the back of the ashtray holder, just enough to be able to easily plug in the harness. Slid the unit in the holder. The ashtray handle/face has 2 screws holding it. I unscrewed those, lined it up with the unit & marked where needs to be trimmed. I used a rotor zip & very carefully cut the handle/face. I purposely made my markings smaller than the unit. I then used 100 grit sandpaper to smooth out & straighten the cuts, test fitting as I go. It really turned out just like I wanted it [Wink] . Let's say I don't want this setup anymore, I take out the afc, get another ashtray or just the handle/face & slide it right back in. If I become a smoker this will work out great [Big Grin]

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