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Old August 21st, 2017, 06:49 PM
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Modify stock TD5 dash for double DIN Alpine ilx-107

So Alpine released a new stereo that has a double din face and a single din body.

Here is how I modified the stock TD5 dash plate to fit the radio.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 06:53 PM
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The TD5 face plate has a center part that pops out. If you trim the inner lip it is the correct height for the alpine.

I used a razor knife to score the plastic multiple times then snapped it with pliers
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Old August 21st, 2017, 06:54 PM
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Correct height but a gap on the sides
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Old August 21st, 2017, 06:55 PM
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Took the stock middle part and cut it to fit the sides
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Old August 21st, 2017, 06:58 PM
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Next I took a really hot soldering iron with a flat blade on it and used it to melt the plastic together. First pass I put in a root pass with no filler
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:00 PM
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Next I used some of the leftover scrap plastic as filler with the soldering iron.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:01 PM
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Both sides filled and test fit of radio.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:03 PM
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Ground the plastic down.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:04 PM
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Filled the odd hole for the headlamp leveling and put in a skin coat of bondo
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:12 PM
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Sanded the bondo and coated it with duplicolor beadliner.

Could have painted it with anything and it would have looked nice but figured the bed liner would work well.

Will update thread with pic when it is in place. Just wanted to share since I did not like any of the ideas I came across.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:24 PM
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Pic of the rear of the alpine ilx-107
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Old August 21st, 2017, 07:58 PM
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 03:33 PM
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Test fit after drying for a few days. I am happy with how it looks against the stock dash.

Now I need to build a mount to hold that radio in place.
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Really well done, Dave!

Can't wait to see the final outcome.


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Old August 23rd, 2017, 09:15 PM
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Looks great! Did you go with the 8" lokar shifter?
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 09:28 PM
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Thanks Jeff

Yes it is the 8"
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Old August 23rd, 2017, 09:40 PM
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Dave, make me one too! Lol, Have the same stereo and thinking the same thing.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 06:52 PM
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Final test fit and power on. I still need to wire the GPS, mic, backup camera and the aux switches in the dash but that will be a while.
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Old August 24th, 2017, 06:54 PM
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Guess I should have cleaned it a bit before taking the picture it looks really dirty.
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