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  • South Padre Island, Texas - Spring Break Jam

    Is anyone else from here going to SBJ? If so, look for me, I'll be there competing in the first show for this set-up in Intermediate Basic SQ.

    Shoot me a line if yu will be there!
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  • #2
    Ill be heading down to padre from march 14-19 when is the comp
    Carputer Progress:
    [!!'-------] 25%
    have to fabricate screen mount

    have to start over, lilliput died, 1st laptop broke, have to sell the 2nd one. damn

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    • #3
      4-6 - it's before the spring break rush for a reason...lol - there's a lot of us down there, and in general, it's the older, legal to drink croud.....I think they had problems in the past when it was held at the same times as regular spring breakers....lol
      Jan Bennett
      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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      • #4
        ok - well we wil be leaving tomorrow at noon!

        just thought i would bump this thread back up and see if anyone might be down there for an early spring break!

        if so hit me up! I'm ready to get out of this place for the weekend and have some FUN!
        Jan Bennett
        FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

        Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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        • #5
          well, if anyone cares.....lol

          we finally made it down here. the trip normally takes about 7 hours (400+ miles and we are STILL in Texas....lol).....it ended up taking almost 12 hours....

          2 other guys wanted to follow us down here since they had never been. Since this is like my 4th year to this show and we knew the way, i said sure....why not?

          well, they are competing in the car/bike show, one guy has a yellow SV650 motorcycle and the other has a RSX.....

          well, the RSX just had a big brake kit put on, come to find out, the front stainless steel lines....WAY too long....they ended up rubbing on the half shafts....and rubbed a hole through the drivers side and almost through the passanger side front lines.....we had stopped to get some dinner and when we were pulling out to leave, he had NO line pressure, pedal went right to the floor.....so 3 and a half hours later we ended up plugging the line (meaning he had no drivers front brake at ALL) and having to limp it the rest of the way here.....going about 55 the entire way....what should have taken us an additional 3 and a half hours ended up taking like 6 hours.....

          but we are here and safe, have a trailer lined up for the ride back for him...

          what sucked is that where we stopped to eat was a town of about 700, at 7pm EVERYTHING that would have been helpful had closed down....no parts stores, nothing....don't even think there was a walmart there.....totally sucked....

          oh well, we are here and ready to show....(or go back to sleep)....=]
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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          • #6
            Doh!
            Wish I had read this sooner. I live in the Valley, could have met you there if I had known.

            Don't you love how big Texas is?

            Anyway, best of luck with the competition.

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            • #7
              =]

              First Place - will post about it in a bit - got home at 4:30 am....still tired......
              Jan Bennett
              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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              • #8
                Congratulations

                Hey congrats again on the first place in Padre.
                Also, thanks for all the info and the site address, I'm hooked. LOL
                I left SBJ with loads of ideas, and your car was some of my favorite. I just wish i would have been able to think more about questions to see how your car was setup and how it actually works, but your web site helps alot. Kinda kewl that your computer doesn't actually have a case. could not figure out where you would put a computer case in your car. LOL now I know.
                Good luck in futer competitions, and hope to see you guys again.
                What other shows will you be making this year?
                BTW... I know you saw alot of people at SBJ, i was the tall guy, that came up after the awards ceremony and said congrats.
                Later

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                • #9
                  sweet!

                  Glad you made it on here!

                  I think I rememebr who you are...same guy that was talking to Monte on Saturday over by the snow cone stand?

                  I really, really, really need to update my site.....it's kinda messed up...lol

                  every time I would add new pictures I would just add new text....

                  with Spring Break coming up here next week I should have a chance to work on it if we aren't too busy at work...lol

                  again, glad to see you made it on here!
                  Jan Bennett
                  FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                  Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, that was me.
                    I know what you mean about being busy this spring break, gonna be a crazy one.
                    You gonna be going to any other shows this year?
                    Would like to see your setup again.
                    Also, what all do you have on yours? (mp3,dvd,gps...?)
                    See you guys around. Later

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                    • #11
                      Going to Heat Wave in Austin for sure, and probably a few local shows and maybe a few in the houston and dallas areas...

                      on mine I just do the basics....mp3, dvd, wifi, remote control via my PDA. I have no need for GPS really. Other than the cool factor, I have no reason to do it...lol

                      It's just another wire to run and another place to find somewhere to put the antenna...

                      I have an XM PCR sitting here that I used last time, but since they are raising rates and the sound quality of XM has gone to ****....I'll just sit on it....might sell it and make a few $$$...who knows....lol
                      Jan Bennett
                      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                      • #12
                        Congrats!

                        This is my first day here... I was googleing about car pc's and found this site.
                        I've been wanting to build me a computer for my truck for awhile now and what a great site!
                        Y'all said that there might be a show in Houston. I'd love to go and check out your car and everyone else's for some ideas.
                        I have a 94 Ranger (still faithfully running, lol) that i want to fix up.
                        I'm a computer geek but not a car buff, so alot of this is new to me.
                        Congrats on first place!!!
                        Blind Willy
                        Network Janitor for the visually challenged
                        www.blindwilly.com
                        '94 Ford Ranger
                        1% complete. (I'm still planning it out)

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                        • #13
                          thanks and welcome!

                          glad you made it to the site!

                          as for the houston show - the next one that I see listed that I MIGHT be able to make is the 'Texas Showdown' on June 4th - not sure where it is but it's a tripple point event and it's 2 days long....I have it marked on my calandar and am planning to go but who knows closer to that time...

                          I will post up if I'm going to be down there - might be able to make it a MP3 car meet for the Housotn area, who knows!
                          Jan Bennett
                          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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