10.1” ”floater” actually fits nicely.

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I wouldn’t have opted for this big-screen for my ‘95 Sierra but I had it sitting in a box. I was using it in my ‘14 RAM but took it out when I sold that truck.

I don’t think it looks COMPLETELY ridiculous in there so it will stay at least for a while. I do have a newer Kenwood double-DIN that I can swap into it if I get tired of looking at it. The camera angle actually makes it look a lot bigger than it really is.

Initially I thought it could set deep enough that I wouldn’t have to trim the dash opening and use the cheap Metra cover. But I just couldn’t get it to set back far enough. I’m surprised, but the Metra kit really doesn’t look too bad. This morning I was only going to test-fit the unit, but one thing lead to another….
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I must say that I’m quite happy to have my Apple Car Play, SiriusXM, and front/rear cameras all back again.
 

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Wow, I was thinking about getting the Alpine Halo 11” for my Sierra. I’m glad you shared this photo. I will probably opt for the smaller version now or just get a double din. Glad you like it though.

I am planning on making a lot of road trips with my truck and having a screen for maps and Siri would be handy I feel.

What brand is this one?
 

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Wow, I was thinking about getting the Alpine Halo 11” for my Sierra. I’m glad you shared this photo. I will probably opt for the smaller version now or just get a double din. Glad you like it though.

I am planning on making a lot of road trips with my truck and having a screen for maps and Siri would be handy I feel.

What brand is this one?
This is the JVC KW-Z1000W. Like I said, I’d never have bought this for this truck but it’s been sitting in the box for almost a year and was almost brand new when I took it out of the RAM. But seriously; the picture really makes it look a lot bigger than it really is because I had to get close with the phone camera.

I’m still not sure if it will stay or if I’ll replace it with a “normal” double-DIN unit. The one thing I was worried about was clearance to the dash opening and to the shift lever when in park. I have the touch screen mounted all the way back and up. It sits within a finger width of the top of the dash face and when the shift lever is in park it sits barely off of the top left side of the screen.

Like I said, this was only going to be a test-fit. But I got a bit carried away and went for it as long as I had everything apart.
 

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Aaaannd… just like that, it’s coming out. After looking at it for a couple of days I’m tired of it. Sometime this week I’ll be pulling it out and replacing it with a “regular” Double-DIN stereo. I was just hoping to like the big-screen better in there. So now I need to figure out just what to eventually put that into.
 

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Could you have downloaded some tuner program so you could put extra gauges up on that screen or was it radio features only?
 

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Could you have downloaded some tuner program so you could put extra gauges up on that screen or was it radio features only?
Probably. When I had this stereo in my RAM I had features that I didn‘t even imagine were available on a screen. But the bottom line is that I just don’t like this screen in my ‘95. I think the next “test” will be into a home-made center console I made for my ‘68 El Camino. That has had a double-DIN hole in it for a couple of years. It’s past time to put something in there.
 

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Thanks for the update. I still can’t decide. I probably won’t get a standard double din since it requires modifying the sub-dash. I’m sure I’ll end up with the Alpine.
 

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Thanks for the update. I still can’t decide. I probably won’t get a standard double din since it requires modifying the sub-dash. I’m sure I’ll end up with the Alpine.
I mounted this full-depth case without having to cut anything but the front bezel for the Metra face. In recent years I’ve become a fan of the digital multimedia receivers that have a chassis only half as deep as the old standard double-DIN units. You can mount them into anything with plenty of room to spare behind them.
 

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I mounted this full-depth case without having to cut anything but the front bezel for the Metra face. In recent years I’ve become a fan of the digital multimedia receivers that have a chassis only half as deep as the old standard double-DIN units. You can mount them into anything with plenty of room to spare behind them.
Interesting. Do you have a link to similar chassis?
 
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