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    Vectra C Dash Part2

    Hi Everyone,

    been busy getting everything in the car. Almost there now

    test fitting the screen into the dash.
    the hole in the top right of the housing is for the IR for the screen
    I'm still not 100% happy with the housing still needs some work.


    Computer in housing (need to get some carpet the same colour)


    Computer opened up



    comments welcome.

    Regards,
    RichPu

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    That screen looks awesome! Could you post another pic of it, it seems a little off in the top left corner there!
    btw, is that pc location ventilated?

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    that pc looks awesome

    but yeah dril some hole sin the side and vent it
    put a fana nd when u get carpet just punch the carpet a buncha times before hand to make sure its ventilated.. u dont want that over ehating.. and have it blow out! lower the amoutn of dust

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    Most trunks are ventilated, some even allow the ac to enter in the trunk, like the VW Bora/Jetta for example.

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    There is a vent right next the computer, behind the second metal skin,which vents to the outside, and has rubber flaps that seal when there is no air movement
    there is also a 6 inch fan on the right hand side of the housing.
    I will take another picture tomorrow showing it.

    as for the screen being low on the left hand side, this was a rough test fit and the screen needs a bracket making to hold the screen housing up for a better fit.
    here is another picture of it.


    RichPu

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    Nice PC placement! And that screen looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richpu
    There is a vent right next the computer, behind the second metal skin,which vents to the outside, and has rubber flaps that seal when there is no air movement
    there is also a 6 inch fan on the right hand side of the housing.
    I will take another picture tomorrow showing it.

    as for the screen being low on the left hand side, this was a rough test fit and the screen needs a bracket making to hold the screen housing up for a better fit.
    here is another picture of it.


    RichPu


    That looks absolutly fantastic! Great job man! One more pic please, of the whole dash! You're the first one to put a screen in a Vectra C like that! Did you use the front from the stock HU, or did you make another one?

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    Hi Cris,

    thanks for the comments. makes all the hard work seem worth it...

    I used a replacment facia for a 1 din head unit like the one below

    you will see I stilll have the original HU in the pic below

    and another better pic of the dash for you

    (will look better once all the wires are actually behind the dash)

    Regards,
    RichPu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richpu
    Hi Cris,

    thanks for the comments. makes all the hard work seem worth it...

    I used a replacment facia for a 1 din head unit like the one below

    you will see I stilll have the original HU in the pic below

    and another better pic of the dash for you

    (will look better once all the wires are actually behind the dash)

    Regards,
    RichPu

    Well congratulations! It's definatly worth it! Fantasitic job! Any pics of how you made it?

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    Hi Cris,

    there are some more detailed pictures in this thread.
    Just Starting Vectra C Dash

    regards,
    RichPu
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