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  • Mitsubishi FTO Stealth Screen Installation

    Car

    1995 Mitsubishi FTO GR 2.0 V6, 5 speed manual transmission.



    Computer
    EPIA M-9000 Board
    256Mb RAM
    40Gb Hard Disk
    Custom Aluminium Case
    Lilliput XGA Touchscreen
    Fortuna-U2 SiRF Serial GPS Receiver
    Logitech Quickcam Messenger ( for track footage etc )
    Windows XP Professional
    CarBox software
    Destinator 2.0

    Stealth Screen
    I know it's been done before, but here's my stealth screen. It's a Lilliput XGA touchscreen mounted in my double DIN slot, with a removable fascia (that was my old OEM head unit).



    A short video of it all in action : -

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    Stealth Screen Video

    The screen is actually inset about 2 inches behind the dash. This wasn't by design, just that without hacking the dash internally quite seriously this was as far forward as it can get. On the up side though, it keeps the sun off it, and I can get to the power and control buttons!

    The only thing I need to do now really is make the screen mounting look slightly tidier, instead of screws showing everywhere

    GingerPrince

    Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

    Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
    CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

  • #2
    cool

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    • #3
      Originally posted by e_fractal
      cool
      Very cool!! Wish i had a double DIN!! maybe in the next car....

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      • #4
        Can you let me know how you went about converting your old factory head unit into a cover plate? It'll be a while before I can afford a Car-PC that is up to what I put the Jeep through (vibrations off road) although the Ipaq is doing a good job, but I want to replace the head unit soon...

        I'm amazed at how effective that cover plate is. Any help would be appreciated!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JeeP-3
          Can you let me know how you went about converting your old factory head unit into a cover plate? It'll be a while before I can afford a Car-PC that is up to what I put the Jeep through (vibrations off road) although the Ipaq is doing a good job, but I want to replace the head unit soon...

          I'm amazed at how effective that cover plate is. Any help would be appreciated!
          Hacksaw

          Basically unscrewed the whole unit, then the front dettached. Had to mount all the knobs onto little plastic plates with superglue (as they usually fasten to the internals of the stereo). Then just cut 4 grooves down the sides, and put little "lugs" on the inside of the dash (you should be able to see 2 either side). The face then just mates with the lugs and sits nicely. After a little bit of hacksawing off the edge of the face plate.

          How yours works will depend on how easy it is to dismember your head unit

          GingerPrince

          Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

          Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
          CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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          • #6
            Nice. Love the install and love the car. Hopefully one day I can get a 3000GT vr4.

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            • #7
              very nice, sounds like a dance party in your car
              92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

              93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

              90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by guitar333
                very nice, sounds like a dance party in your car
                Heh yeah, maybe I should update the software so I can have 2 turntables on the screen, so I can cue up and mix my choons in a DJ stylee When parked up of course!

                GingerPrince

                Car changed for TVR Griffith 500, so computer de-installed. Using a Dension 100ix w/60Gb HD unit in the interim.

                Carputer Install - http://www.stuffandting.com/carputer/
                CarBox Software -- http://www.stuffandting.com/carbox/

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