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    Well, I'm sitting here looking at a good looking case. Can't wait to mount it in...but I can hear the sandpaper calling my name...ugh, maybe tomorrow. If anyone is interested in my worklog, its here

    Thanks for the quick turnaround on a solid chassis Joe!

    Update: Its all together and working, I had to mod the chassis to fit my application, and everything fit despite having even less room than I origionally thought I would. Here it is all put together:





    As you can see, its upside down, and I've trimmed what used to be the top off of it. The bottom corners had to be trimmed to fit the opening that I'm working with. Thanks again Joe, I'm glad its the stout .063 stuff, no worries about structural integrity.
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    Chassis work looks nice Dave! I'm following your thread to see the final product.


    I received an order for a shallow depth DIN and a half chassis from a member here named Ross. Its a special order and just wanted to share the design we came up with. The IO ports from the mobo are going to exit on the side of the chassis for clearance issues in his vehicle.

    Also these are the outer chassis dimensions of an OEM DIN 1.5 opening.


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    Thats pretty neat.

    I made one for myself with a $5 sheet of steel and one of those bending machines this past summer. Yours look a tad bit nicer, though.

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    You could use steel for the same effect but i choose thick aluminum because its easy to work with, has better thermal properties than steel, is lighter weight, and with .063" you can tap threads into it so that you can screw bolts into it without using nuts on the backs. (less chance something will come loose)

    I suppose you could bend a chassis with just about any type of metal if you have the right benders (think titanium)

    -Back to my carPC i've been doing some research on the HQCT software and what its going to take to add it to my current embedded OS setup. It sould be pretty straight forward install. I've been so busy with work, school, and planning my wedding that I've had little free time to work on hobbies! Hopefully things will settle down here soon, so I can pull the PC to add more sweet sweet hardware. Also the detail shop had the mustang for almost 10 hours yesterday and there is not one SPECK of dirt to be found anywhere on it. I love when its this clean, just wish it was easy to keep it this clean during a michigan winter!!
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    blk02si, you have to cut the middle bar in this double din kit (99-5807) right? In your pics, I don't see the cut mark. The result you have look more like a different kits (95-5812)
    I'll fab one of these double din kit to my Supra bezel and then epoxy the screen to the bezel. I doing this way because if the screen screw up down the road, I'll just get a different screen, remove the old one and epoxy it in instead of redo the radio bezel everytime.

    Also, you mention that you cut the bottom part of the lcd bezel, do you have to cut other part as well like top, left, right for it to fit?
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    I did purchase the kit with the middle bar in it, when I was looking it was the only one available. The 2nd kit looks to be the same deal just without the bar. I removed that bar with a dremel tool on mine. Once you have done the trim mod it makes swapping out a new screen very easy, as I have done a few months ago. I swapped a Super for a Xenarc, there are pics earlier in the thread. The LCD bezel was also pretty easy to mount, I did no other trimming except for that bottom row of buttons and other than that it basically "snapped" into place. The epoxy i used is now over a year old and has not broke cracked or otherwise even moved from where I applied it. Im going to be doing a FAQ writeup and I will go in to detail about the LCD mount.
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    Sorry to bother you again man.
    This is the screen taken apart next to the Metra Ford kits (95-5812). This one is exactly the same as the double din of the 99-5807 kit
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...C/DSC00069.jpg

    Yes, if I cut the bottom of the LCD bezel, it will pop right in.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...C/DSC00070.jpg

    But there will be a gap between the forth most and the bezel.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...C/DSC00071.jpg

    Well, I didn't really see that gap in any of your pictures. Does yours has that gap?
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    No mine does not have this gap. I forgot to mention that I trimmed a tiny bit of material off of the metra kit to make it sit flush. I also painted the super bezel with high performance black paint before I epoxied it so that it blended better.
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    So, from the looks of things, you are still turning out the double din cases? I'm getting closer and closer to tearing apart my new Tacoma. I should probably start convincing the wife first. Blk, you have done a great job with your install. Also, special thanks goes to NiSlo for hosting the iso.

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    Yep Im still turning out enclosures. Im still sourcing the HQCT module and my do another OS build soon. I've got a motorola razr phone and it has a USB port on the side. If i plug it into a PC usb port it charges the phone (better than buying a car charger) When plugged in the phone allows the PC to control it. Im reading up on integrating the razr into my setup. In my next OS image I think i am going to try having only the OS on the flasg drive so i can enable the 'HORM' or hibernate once, resume many feature of XP embedded. Apparently this allows about a 5 second boot when you turn the car on. I would need to move all my programs and map data from the flash drive to for this to happen, or get a larger flash drive. Either way I'm planning some more hardware and software config
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