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    I finally have this system installed and operational. I'm still chasing a few minor hardware issues and the software has a long way to go, but I decided it's time to show it off to whoever might be interested...

    Truck:
    -1981 Dodge crew-cab pickup. Featured in the Nov.2006 issue of Custom Classic Trucks magazine. Click here for the web version of the article.

    Computer:
    -Intel D945GCLF mobo w/ 1G memory
    -M2-ATX PSU
    -OCZ Solid Series 30G SSD
    -Xenarc 700TSV monitor (2008 model)
    -Panasonic CW-8124 slot-load DVD-CDRW w/ USB enclosure
    -Garmin GPS-18x 5hz receiver
    -4 port USB hub behind glove box
    -4 port USB hub in dash (only 3 open)

    Sound system:
    -Visteon HD radio tuner
    -Vibe XE3 crossover/equalizer
    -Alpine MRP F250 4 channel amp
    -4) Polk Audio component speakers
    -Jensen 120W 2 channel amp
    -2) 6 1/2" Bazooka sub-woofer tubes

    Software:
    -Windows 7 Professional w/ no tweaks
    -RideRunner w/ my own skin
    -Garmin MobilePC
    Last edited by mstaedt; 04-07-2011, 08:11 AM. Reason: updated OS info
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    Project completed! (almost)

    My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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    The truck...
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    My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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    • #3
      The computer is mounted behind the right rear seat. This pic was taken before the seats were back in.
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      Project completed! (almost)

      My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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      • #4
        Here it is with the seat installed (flipped down) and the cover installed on the computer..
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        Project completed! (almost)

        My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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        • #5
          The monitor is mounted where the HVAC controls were, so I moved those the where the ashtray used to be.
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          Project completed! (almost)

          My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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          • #6
            The DVD-CDRW drive, crossover/equalizer, and USB hub replaced the factory radio..
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            Project completed! (almost)

            My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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            • #7
              Here's a rear view of that combo...
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              Project completed! (almost)

              My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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              • #8
                Here's a shot of the instrument cluster. The trim around the gauges is a piece of aluminum I had cut at work with a lazer cutter..
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                Project completed! (almost)

                My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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                • #9
                  Behind the left rear seat is the receiver for the shaved door handle solenoids and fuses and relays for all the electronics that I added to the interior.
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                  Project completed! (almost)

                  My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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                  • #10
                    It also has a cover...
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                    Project completed! (almost)

                    My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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                    • #11
                      The HD tuner is under the front passenger seat and the amps are under the rear seats, but I don't have any pics of those.

                      Future plans are to replace the HVAC controls with a Fusion Brain setup. I also want to hook up the headlight switch and dash light dimmer to the FB and then control the gamma/brightness of the monitor automatically with the lights.

                      Thanks for looking!

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                      Project completed! (almost)

                      My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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                      • #12
                        Your truck arouses me, sir.

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                        • #13
                          Modern vintage - FANTASTIC! Better than from factory - NICE!

                          For the future you may think about molding-in the monitor sorta like this (mine) 1981 F-100.
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                          OLD SYSTEM (DEAD)
                          Intel D945GCLF2 Dual Core ATOM
                          Lilliput 7" 629GL 2008 LED Backlight
                          BU-353 USB GPS Receiver / iGuidance / IGO8
                          M2-ATX Power Supply
                          RideRunner Front End / Various Skins
                          Windows XP SP3

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by treetop777 View Post
                            Modern vintage - FANTASTIC! Better than from factory - NICE!

                            For the future you may think about molding-in the monitor sorta like this (mine) 1981 F-100.
                            That looks really good! I was kinda stuck with the hole that was left after I removed the HVAC controls and the cheesy Dodge "message center" that was there. Plus I was in a hurry to get it finished before Chryslers at Carlisle car show. I have another cluster bezel I can play with, though...
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                            Project completed! (almost)

                            My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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                            • #15
                              Don't know if I would have mounted a PC directly above a Bass Tube but I'm certain the Bass would shake it no matter where you mounted it. :P

                              That is a very clean and professional looking install too. I like the metal enclosures for the PC and corssovers / relays above the Bass tubes.

                              Very nicely done.

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