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11/12/2017 1:30 PM

Hello every body my name is Roger I have just picked up a sweet low mileage(119xxx) older van (1998 chevy 2500 ext.) for a good deal. I am looking to build this van into a moto van / road trip van. I live in lawrence kansas and go to KU currently so funds are a little tighter than normal but really trying to make this happen! I have already ordered window tint, should be here tomorrow as well as a head unit the sony xavax100 and have torn out the radio and the dash. Check out the pics below of my van! The first issue I have already ran into is the stock radio is 1.5 din and the one i bought is double din. Has anyone gone about changing this? I was looking at getting some sort of kit from metra but not really sure what the best way to do this is. Any help would be appreciated. Photo

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11/12/2017 1:48 PM

Thats rad, what a coincidence, the van i jsut picked up is also a 1998, but a Ford. (see THIS thread) I am also going to be building a stereo system in it, but mine is all set up for double din.

Is there a kit you can order? Ill do a search and see if i can find anything for ya.

Here is my ride:

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-OC
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11/12/2017 1:50 PM

I think THIS is what you need.

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-OC
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11/12/2017 1:52 PM

My buddy is a certified master car audio tech . Call his shop and ask any question you have, They will set you up.
Meece Car Audio 661-948-2266

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11/12/2017 2:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/12/2017 2:47 PM

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11/12/2017 2:20 PM

mx295 wrote:

My buddy is a certified master car audio tech . Call his shop and ask any question you have, They will set you up.
Meece Car Audio 661-948-2266

Just checked out his page on yelp, damn wish he was closer! Im going big on this build, his work looks awesome.

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-OC
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11/12/2017 2:24 PM

Thanks for all the responses so far, I will post as soon as I get some stuff in the mail. I will probably have to cut the bezel and get a perimeter kit and relocate the heat and ac panel to the bottom. I will post pics when I get it all figured out. OC your van looks super clean so great find! mx295 I will give him a call this week when the stereo arrives thanks for the network! Colintrax, I saw your post and copied it actually, but wanted to move categories so no one got upset. Thanks for the advice!

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11/12/2017 2:46 PM

rbeilman wrote:

Thanks for all the responses so far, I will post as soon as I get some stuff in the mail. I will probably have to cut the bezel and get a perimeter kit and relocate the heat and ac panel to the bottom. I will post pics when I get it all figured out. OC your van looks super clean so great find! mx295 I will give him a call this week when the stereo arrives thanks for the network! Colintrax, I saw your post and copied it actually, but wanted to move categories so no one got upset. Thanks for the advice!

Ah ok, didn't realize this was a new post. Go to crutchfield.com and use their live chat thing, they'll show you what you need. They're a bit expensive but free shipping, free diagrams/instructions, and 24/7 support is awesome. I've found their dash kits are better quality than the crap at walmart and most audio stores too. Nothing worse than a shitty dash kit that breaks and rattles around or shows gaps.
Good luck man! You'll soon have lots of blood, sweat, and tears into that van.

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11/12/2017 6:38 PM

. Always went with BOSE,
My house and Garage has BOSE throughout, Truck has BOSE

You two have many options, VANs are coming back
Dig it! West coast Woodstock !
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11/14/2017 1:17 PM

So any updates? did you get this handled?

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-OC
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11/14/2017 4:47 PM

mx295 wrote:

My buddy is a certified master car audio tech . Call his shop and ask any question you have, They will set you up.
Meece Car Audio 661-948-2266

ocscottie wrote:

Just checked out his page on yelp, damn wish he was closer! Im going big on this build, his work looks awesome.

Heres one he did for me a few years agoPhoto

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