Long time Ago I wanted to install a Stereo CD Player + Radio unit on both my Subaru Wagons, the ER27 (H6 2.7) and the EA82 ("BumbleBeast") and, since the Newer Stereo Units are Larger than the Old Ones, they'll come outside around one or two inches from the Dash, Also they will Stay Directly in front very near of the Shifter Knob, and that is a Problem, especially when shifting fast to third gear.
So, I did This Idea:
it is a Wooden Frame, Cutted in a 45º Angle to make the Look of a Original Mounting, in that Way, nobody notices the 2 inches elongation outside the dashboard. I Painted it to mate the Dashboard's Original Colour.
And I did Cut Down the Shifter Too! ... ... Not only for the Looks, it has many more Advantages: First the Reduced Shiftin' movements, Second to Avoid Hitting the Stereo Unit ... ... and to Avoid Hitting the Passenger's Knee ... ...
I Was About to Finish a Drawing explaining the Wiring Diagram, because I changed the Stock plug and added a Custom Plug while separated the Speakers' ground (Newer units needs fully independent wires) but I Found that the wiring is already very Good Explained here, in this same section of the USMB by another member.
Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 23 November 2013 - 08:00 PM.