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    New guy to forum: the start of my first car pc

    Car: 1992 Lexus SC300

    Hardware:
    MOBO Epia Mini-itx MI 10000 w/ 1ghz cpu
    Wireless/bluetooth PCI
    1GB DDR2 Ram
    PS M3-ATX
    16GB Compact Flash Card SSD
    8GB Compact Flash Card Media Storage
    IDE-CF Adapter
    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen
    slot notebook dvd drive with usb adapter

    Software:
    XP
    Centrafuse
    iGuidance 4

    Updates on page 2

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    Nice work, nice car too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREWDOG52 View Post
    Nice work, nice car too.
    Thank you very much. The last couple of months I have been learning a bunch on this site !

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    update

    Bezel after Filler and some sanding



    I painted climate control and screen bezel to match


    I have 2 imperfections to fix before its perfect as you can see in this picture
    i use a nail file to sand the corners and details.

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    he is the unit mounted an functioning.

    this is the car it was installed in





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    Is that a 2JZ under the hood, what year Supra did you get it out of? The reason i ask is the first car i ever put a PC in was back in 02 and it was a Toyota Soarer with the 2JZ twin turbo, i love your car, ive been lookin for one since i got back to the states. I have yet to find a SC400 with that engine in it. If i ever do, i told myself i would buy it. Very nice install, i like how you fabricated the bezel for your guages. AWESOME JOB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david69leonard View Post
    Is that a 2JZ under the hood, what year Supra did you get it out of? The reason i ask is the first car i ever put a PC in was back in 02 and it was a Toyota Soarer with the 2JZ twin turbo, i love your car, ive been lookin for one since i got back to the states. I have yet to find a SC400 with that engine in it. If i ever do, i told myself i would buy it. Very nice install, i like how you fabricated the bezel for your guages. AWESOME JOB!!!
    The soarer came with 1JZ engine , this is the engine I have in mine.
    with jzz30'a I think its best to use the OEM radio as the trim to retain the OEM contour.


    Thanks again !

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    Yeah that was basically what i did with mine, the factory HU makes a great enclosure for a micro ATX system. I wish i would have been able to bring my Soarer back with me, those A$$holes at the NHTSA took it off the eligibility list 1 year before i came back from Japan. I forgot they came stock with the 1JZ, I bought mine for 5000USD from a local in Okinawa, he put aftermarket turbos, exhaust, and a 2J in it, everything was set up for drifting, suspension wise.

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    Awesome car, with an equally well built carPC!

    Car looks fast. . .
    Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

    AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

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    what battery did you use... im trying to find a GOOD one for my car...

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