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  • 1998 Audi A4 (AudiPC)

    I'd like to thank the members of this forum, my coworkers, and my GF for helping me complete this project.

    To give back, I've made a photographic record of my work and I'm hosting it at

    http://www.bradgeesaman.com/audipc/audipc.php. Over 200 pictures in all.

    Hardware:
    VIA EPIA MII12000 C3 Nehamiah 1.2Ghz
    256MB DDR RAM
    Modded Morex Cubid 2699 Black
    OPUS 90W
    8x DVD-ROM
    80GB Western Digital 7200 rpm 3.5" drive
    Xenarc 7" 800x480 Touchscreen
    Onboard sound card - runs to a blitzsafe adapter

    Software:
    Windows XP
    Routis 1.1
    Not decided on a Front End. Most likely FP or CF.



    My OEM dash.


    My photoshopped goal.


    My case with the Opus mounted upside down on the top, the wiring harness, and the painted GPS Receiver.


    A view from the back seat. My brother's RX7 is in the background.


    The GPS Unit tucks in next to the third brake light nicely. The bonus effect is that I can see the blinking

    green light in the reflection if I look at my rearview. That way, I can see if I have lock.


    A shot of the CD Changer mounts I used in addition to the wiring ground.


    A shot of the fuse tap that supplies the switched power to my ACC/IGN line. I tapped off of the sunroof

    lead.


    The HVAC Control panel relocated to where the ashtray and cig lighter were.


    The headunit and buttons relocated.


    The rough fit of the faceplate.


    Bondo-hair is tough to manipulate. I used vinyl gloves and tried to work it into the molds as best I could.


    The faceplate after lots of bondo and sanding work.


    A successful test fit.


    A shot of the console with the flash.


    A shot of the console without the flash.

  • #2
    very nicely done, allow me to be jealous
    I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

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    • #3
      very very nice

      congrats man

      convince your brother to do the RX as well
      Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

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      • #4
        Good job. Your console looks a bit playdoh-y, but that might just be the flash. Awesome job fabricating, though. I like the mount of the comp up on the ceiling of the trunk there.
        1999 Plymouth Voyager (That's right, big-pimpin' in a minivan.)
        PC built into console
        worklog with pics: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46359

        Some of my music: http://www.myspace.com/markquestion

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        • #5
          Nice job man. It look very unique. I must say, I've never seen an Audi with a screen mounted like that.
          Renault Megane...the OEM look

          The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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          • #6
            Nice work on the fabrication.

            where were you able to get that long of a usb cable from? Cost very much?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by fcc
              Good job. Your console looks a bit playdoh-y, but that might just be the flash. Awesome job fabricating, though. I like the mount of the comp up on the ceiling of the trunk there.
              I think it might be the flash. Take a look at the fabrication pics on my site.

              Thanks.

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              • #9
                @ Geese,
                Very nice work, looks really good.

                Where did you put the air intake for the climate control? I don't see it any where.

                Also is it difficult to access the climate control when your in 3rd or 5th gear? I haven't moved my controls yet, but I think it might be hard to get to the button when your in 5th. But since everyone puts the climate control there, I don't think it is that big of a problem.
                Installed
                Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
                512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
                Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
                [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

                Check Out My Install!!!

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                • #10
                  I sandwiched it between the buttons vertically. Had to twist the air hose 90 degrees, but it seems to work nicely.

                  Actually, third gear is the most difficult gear to adjust it in because I have to reach around the stick a bit. Otherwise, it's not hard at all. Besides, I don't adjust my HVAC constantly, so I can "tolerate" the location.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by sanbas
                    Nice work on the fabrication.

                    where were you able to get that long of a usb cable from? Cost very much?
                    Cyberguys.com - 15' active usb extension cables are like 20 bucks. They have some solid sheilding, and they seem to work really well.

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                    • #12
                      Great job...i'm still in the planning stage but hopefully mine will turn out as good as yours.
                      Cheers!
                      PC progress:
                      {++++++-----} About 60% done. Got the computer all hooked up - So far:
                      160 GB hard drive, AMD 64 Processor, MSI K8T NEO Motherboard (w/ 5.1 channel audio)....next is custom case and touchscreen and LOTS of wires..

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Geese
                        I sandwiched it between the buttons vertically. Had to twist the air hose 90 degrees, but it seems to work nicely.
                        I didn't even notice it there. Really good idea, fits there very nicely.


                        Did you do the red dome light mod? It looks like it from this picture.
                        If so, how difficult was it? I've been planning on doing it for a while now.

                        Installed
                        Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
                        512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
                        Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
                        [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

                        Check Out My Install!!!

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                        • #14
                          Very sweet! Great job!

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                          • #15
                            Unique layout, but really awesome job on it. Though I like the way you mounted the computer the most. Looks like it belongs there!
                            Mark

                            Website: http://www.greenpowerenthusiast.com/

                            Car'Puter Project
                            - Xenarc 700TSV
                            - MSI RS482M-IL Mobo + AMD Turion MT-32 (25W)
                            - 1x 256MB Corsair XMMS DDR400
                            - M2-ATX
                            - Belkin 802.11G W-Nic
                            - Garmin 15H GPS
                            - WinXP SP2 (NLited)

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