DIY ipod drawer retrofit for 1 DIN HU - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

Notices
LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) Discussion topics related to the 1990 - 2000 Lexus LS400

DIY ipod drawer retrofit for 1 DIN HU

Reply

 
 
 
Old 01-21-14, 07:40 PM
  #1  
qha_vn
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: VN
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default DIY ipod drawer retrofit for 1 DIN HU

this is what I did when I replaced stock nak HU with 1 din jvc receiver (no CD player)



curios about what is in? here we go



realize a stock ashtray up there? yes it is, here is how i fit it in

materials are old HU frame with all electronic components removed and an ashtray. I cut the bottom of the ashtray so that it fits 1 DIN



I cut the 2 side metal frame like this



only the frame bottom used, removed top



now try it on



into the place



with drawer open



the bezel needs a bit more time from this



to this



thats it. hope it provides ideas for anyone who are going to replace stock with 1 din HU
qha_vn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-14, 09:04 PM
  #2  
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (3)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,471
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Looks pretty damn good!
Shmee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 12:32 AM
  #3  
Sc0pe
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (1)
 
Sc0pe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Okay, that's some pretty snazzy DIY engineering there. Out of curiosity, what made you go with the "gloss black" finish on the panel, rather than matched to the gray?
Sc0pe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 02:59 AM
  #4  
qha_vn
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: VN
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Sc0pe View Post
Okay, that's some pretty snazzy DIY engineering there. Out of curiosity, what made you go with the "gloss black" finish on the panel, rather than matched to the gray?
do you think it matches the HU gloss finish? i want it looks somehow "related" to the HU as it actually keeps the iPod, where HU gets music from
qha_vn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 10:45 AM
  #5  
akitomk3
Lead Lap
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Va
Posts: 424
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Looks pretty dope!
akitomk3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 10:59 AM
  #6  
timmy0tool
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (6)
 
timmy0tool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 909/626/714, SoCal
Posts: 4,331
Thanked 69 Times in 63 Posts
Default

wow very nice work! it's the small things that make a difference.
timmy0tool is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 12:03 PM
  #7  
Sc0pe
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (1)
 
Sc0pe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 904
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by qha_vn View Post
do you think it matches the HU gloss finish? i want it looks somehow "related" to the HU as it actually keeps the iPod, where HU gets music from
It matches pretty well, though it's slightly glossier. I figured that was what you were trying to do. It still looks really good though, just I would have probably opted for color-matching it to the plastic.
Sc0pe is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 01:39 PM
  #8  
Shmee
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (3)
 
Shmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC. Canada
Posts: 1,471
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My only concern would be the fingerprints because of the high gloss finish... Its the bane of my existence on my phone!
Shmee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 01:59 PM
  #9  
AtlasLS400
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
AtlasLS400's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Very cool. Nice job
AtlasLS400 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-14, 06:38 PM
  #10  
qha_vn
Pole Position
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: VN
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Shmee View Post
My only concern would be the fingerprints because of the high gloss finish... Its the bane of my existence on my phone!
i will use that fingerprint to catch thief if the ipod gets stolen

thanks guys all for the comments. it makes my day

Last edited by qha_vn; 01-22-14 at 11:05 PM.
qha_vn is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: DIY ipod drawer retrofit for 1 DIN HU


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: