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2006 E90 Ipad mini installation
Published by hakmazter
04-15-2013
2006 E90 Ipad mini installation

Step 1. Make aluminum frames for Ipad to mount to. One is the front plate, the other is the one the ipad rests in.

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By hakmazter on 04-15-2013, 07:08 PM
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Making the frame pieces to fit correctly for the outer edge.

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By hakmazter on 04-15-2013, 07:10 PM
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Step 3 Epoxy the 4 edges to the front base plate.

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By hakmazter on 04-15-2013, 07:12 PM
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Step 4 Use t shirt to make the shape and fiberglass. Then add fiberglass to smooth it out front and inside through the perforated holes.

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By hakmazter on 04-15-2013, 07:13 PM
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Working for the fitment and sanding everrything flat. Needs more work to fill in the gaps and only using fiberglass, no bondo.

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By hakmazter on 04-15-2013, 07:16 PM
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Almost done. Perforated aluminum for the ipad to rest against and painted to see where the flaws are. I should have it finalized this week, but here is a stopping point and where everything is going.

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By Taran.J on 04-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Interesting, sub'd to see where this is going.
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By bforboris on 04-17-2013, 08:45 PM
That's wonderful, thanks for sharing and I can do the same now!
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By ellipsis212 on 04-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Awesome. Subscribed!
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By hakmazter on 04-21-2013, 08:29 AM
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I will finish it up today and try to get pics up tomorrow. Pretty excited on how it is turning out.
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By hakmazter on 04-23-2013, 09:15 PM
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Back side after straightening and fixing.

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By hakmazter on 04-23-2013, 09:27 PM
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Final front face I hope.....
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In car final fit

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By hakmazter on 04-23-2013, 09:31 PM
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How I cut the plate for climate controls.

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By DUI Elite on 04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
This is amazing.

Thanks for the write-up!
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By Titanium3er on 04-23-2013, 09:39 PM
Coolest thing I've seen in awhile. Great job
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By jazze90 on 04-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Nice! I'd like to buy these from you
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By Taran.J on 04-23-2013, 10:48 PM
How is everything wired to the factory system?
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By hakmazter on 04-24-2013, 01:10 PM
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I am just using a 4 ft headphone jack cable going from the iPad to the jack in the center console. I did notice the audio seems better coming from the iPad mini compared to my iPhone 5.

It took a lot of work to do. I should have made templates if I would have thought anyone else might want a frame.
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By Dr.M.Kassab on 04-24-2013, 04:30 PM
nice work.. clean and thorough..
would like to some pics of the whole console form the backseat maybe with the climate on.. to check if they are visible.. PS. hows the back of the ipad holdin up? any scratches?
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By TreyR28 on 04-24-2013, 05:18 PM
Where did you put the factory head unit?
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By StevenY. on 04-24-2013, 05:52 PM
Very clean work.
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