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    Help Mounting PC In Trunk S40

    I wasn't entirely sure if this was the right subforum for this thread, so I apologize if not.

    I'm trying to mount my PC in my trunk. As you can see in the picture the subwoofer rests in the back, taking up the majority of the trunk. I want the PC to be mounted in the upper left ceiling of the trunk with the CD Drive facing out towards the trunk. There are a few ideas that I've had which have failed. There are also some ideas I have that I would like to do but I don't know exactly what the equiptment (screws and the like) that I need.

    So for the failures. I tried to make a MDF box that surrounded the computer. I was going to have the top wider with a screw hole in each corner. I would then use a nut/bolt to get it to mount to the ceiling. The problem I encoutered was that the MDF was too thin and it did not like being screwed nor nailed together. I don't want to use thicket MDF because combined with the dimensions of the case it will take up too much space in the trunk. Ive also tried using an L bracket on the PC and mounting that to the ceiling but unless I use a bunch of brackets its unstable. It was previously mounted on the subwoofer, no good.

    For the ideas. I want to try place an MDF square parrallel to the roof of the trunk. Basically under the PC. It would be wider than the PC. I would use 4 female things (what are those called?) that are a few inches long and have a male bolt screw into the female. So it would be like a metal pole going down from the trunk ceiling to the PC. I was thinking I could possible screw into 4 corners of the top of the case but I don't know if I want to alter my case like that.

    To sum it up entirely I just want the PC mounted on the roof of the truck. Im not exeperienced enough to know what I should use or would want to use so any help would be appreciated.




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    Here is an idea, Build the box just like you had planed. make sure the base board is longer so you can mount it. Also make sure you build the box right!(clean cuts, pre-drill the holes for the screws, use wood glue and wood grabber screws. like the drywall ones.) The rubber will protect the pc from vibrations. It's a good idea to dynamat the truck too.
    Here is a quick photoshop pic

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    Here is an idea to cover up everything:

    You can re-mount the light, so it can still be useful. This is just a single piece 3/4 mdf with the holes cut out for the sub, port, light, and pc. then coverd in black carpet. Makes everything look clean. IMO

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    silverman... check my install or add me to your messenger contacts so that we can talk

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    I put my carpc like that in the trunk. It was loud enough for even the CPU fan to be heard in the cabin!

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    Thanks guys. MrJo im about to IM you on MSN as we speak.

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