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Old 10-28-2013, 02:40 AM   #1
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First C7 HUD install, Warning Graphic Photos!

I put a bit of a warning up because most will never want to see their car like this. I spent a good part of yesterday and a little bit of today to tear down, create a temp. fix and put back together.

Now there is some good and alot of bad that will come along with this.

First things first, This is no where near as simple of an install as the c6 was and I don't ever forsee there being a "cheat" to bypass this either. So I'll start with saying that you will have to remove the entire dash(worse than even doing a camaro) to even get to the HUD projector location. Thats not really the bad part. The bad part is the dash that comes with a 1LT is not the same as a 2LT or 3LT. There is not a simple pop out like c6 had or even perforations like the c5 had.

Here is the low down, I had to actually take measurements and use a drimmel to cut out the hole for the projector to project through. I then had to devise a bezel. With there being a different dash for the 2lt and up I ended up using a highly modified c6 dash bezel to hide the cut hole and still give it a decent appearance. This is a temp. fix until I can make a nice looking bezel or price of dashes come down.

So pricing break downs for those wanting HUD from a 1LT standpoint:
HUD projector: Around $500
HUD switch: around $30
Dash if not cutting: Around $800+ shipping (freight)
Harness: I can't give the cost on that as I'm still working on it and there are 2 harnesses instead of the 1 for the c6
Labor: There is alot of labor to this. I had the Dash completely out in around 3 hours with out ever doing it before. It took me 4 times as long to put it back together because it's like a puzzle and if you don't put the right pieces back in the right order they won't fit right and you'll have to take apart ...

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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nice work Andrew looks a lot harder than the Camaro...
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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nice work Andrew looks a lot harder than the Camaro...
Appreciate it, the C6 Corvette is by far the easiest and my best time from start to finish on it was 28 minutes. As for the Camaro I think my best time on one of those was around 4.5 hours.

C7 took me about 3 hours to disassemble and about 7 to put back together due to everything having to go back together one certain way. If you don't do it just right you have to tear it all back apart and do it that way. That took more time than anything. Next time pictures of every move to remind me lol
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Appreciate it, the C6 Corvette is by far the easiest and my best time from start to finish on it was 28 minutes. As for the Camaro I think my best time on one of those was around 4.5 hours.

C7 took me about 3 hours to disassemble and about 7 to put back together due to everything having to go back together one certain way. If you don't do it just right you have to tear it all back apart and do it that way. That took more time than anything. Next time pictures of every move to remind me lol
Andrew, you are a lot braver than I will ever be. I am definitely checking off the 2LT box.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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lol it was fun!
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #8
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Andrew, was that your car? Nothing personal, but I think it would have been cheaper/easier just to order a 2LT.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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lol I bought it for that soul reason. I have done over 200 HUD installs on the c6 so it wasn't as bad as it woulda been for most folks.
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Andrew, was that your car? Nothing personal, but I think it would have been cheaper/easier just to order a 2LT.
ehhh kind of not really. I think the 2LT package is 5k. And parts cost me under 1k for HUD. Now if I had to pay for labor then that would have been something or a new dash even...
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