Pics don't work.
Hi all, I've been reading a lot here over the last week to get some ideas (A TON!) for my truck install. I've been dreaming of a computer in my truck for almost 8 years now and have finally started rolling on it.
I want to share some pics of my F-150 install as I progress with it.
This first pic is a corner view of my creation sitting in it's new home. It's a Via EPIA M10000 motherboard with an 80gb drive and a 90 watt power supply I originally bought for my i-opener (remember those?). I've constructed a plexi subframe to hold all the computer components plus my old mp3 deck. Tonight I got the sleeve from my deck positioned correctly and pop-rivited into the plexi frame. I'm using up the area formerly occupied by my heater/ac controls. Those will eventually be housed in a pod I'll make and attach to the lower dash below the cig lighter/cupholder.
The next pic shows the same thing but from the front. I was amazed at how much room is available in the F-150 when you remove the existing radio mounts and the climate controls.
This last one (for now) is a pic of everything with the dash bezel and deck bezel in place and my lilliput bezel propped in place (but angled back since I haven't cut the dash bezel away to make room for it yet). The climate controls take the place of my cup holders for now so I can run the heater in the morning and the ac in the afternoon (Arizona this time of year is like that )
Next step will be to kitty-hair the bezels together and start sanding. After that I still need to receive and wire in my shutdown controller I ordered from the mp3car store, then I can polish everything up and texture and paint it. Hopefully it won't be more than a week or so to finally realize my dream
Pics don't work.
My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
It will be done sometime in the next generation.
I'm a lesbian too.
I am for hire!
DOH! should work now.
I wanna see! Still no pics.................. tried a few tricks to.
That's one of the cool things about placing it there - it's RIGHT in front of the main air conditioning duct. I'm probably going to drill a couple of smallish holes in the duct and place a filter over them so I can get cool air to the system in the summer and a little heat if it's REALLY cold out. I don't use the heater much in arizona, but if I lived someplace with very cold winters and ran the heater a lot i'd rig a way to shut off the airflow if the heater is running.
It'd be sweet to set up a temp monitor and make the computer cool/heat itself by controlling a valve in the duct
How about now? If you still can't see them I'll attach them in addition to linking to them.Originally Posted by Dudes99
I can see 'em,
Nice install so far
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looks nice, I think I can fit a mobo behind my screen too!
leep up the good work!
DVD & Rest of audio:
2004 Accord Coupe, Satin Silver K24 5 Speed powa!
7" Lilliput Screen, non touch with lots of Bondo
NTB DVD player or put XBOX in car
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