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  • 2004 Toyota Corolla S Project!

    Project:
    Rolla-PC 2004
    2004 Toyota Corolla S $19,500


    Audio:
    Diamond Audio 10" Sub Woofer $300
    Alpine 700W Amp $200
    Kenwood (some model number) Headunit with Aux Out (for pc) $250 (custom fabbed)

    Video:
    Xenarc 700TS Touchscreen $400 (they used to be that much)
    Custom Fabrication installation of screen $700 (I know)

    Computer:
    Hand Built PC: (about $2000 to $3000 as many times as I fixed it)
    Shuttle Mobo (micro atx, the third mobo I've bought due to power issues)
    1.8 Ghz AMD Mobile Processor (2nd processor)
    512MB DDR Dual Channel Ram (purchased about 10 sticks of ram during diagnosis of problems)
    40 Gig HDD (I killed my 160 gig)
    Antec Case
    Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
    OPUS 120Watt DC-DC PSU $200 (purchased here from ziplock)
    Delorme Earthmate USB GPS Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Gaming Controller (for the buddies)
    Kyocera Data Cable for Wireless internet
    That EBGames Mini-usb keyboard
    about 30 feet of extra usb extention cables
    2 guage power wiring

    Other Car Mods:
    De-badging of "Corolla" and "Toyota" text on the back of car (I kept the S)
    Black Mesh Front Grille $80
    PIAA Super White Bulbs $300
    20% Black window tint $180
    Power Sun Roof $1400

    Grand Total Estimate: $6890 Worth of Extras (give or take a few hundred)

    Now for the pics!!!! (sorry for the small size, admins request)















    Well, I hope you liked it, post your comments!!!

  • #2
    Looking really nice, what's that small thing on the glove compartiment...In the end, you've got to love those Toyota interiours...so screen friendly.
    Renault Megane...the OEM look

    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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    • #3
      hahahah lets hope youre being sarcastic, the **** in the glove box I was just working on, i had to hide it somewhere, thats my USB data cable for the internet, my wireless controller, and the thing at the end, is the USB receiver for the gaming controller...

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      • #4
        Wait, I mistook you... the thing "ON" the glovebox compartment is a mini-usb keyboard from ebgames... its meant for a PS2, but works with a PC

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PaulDePimp
          Yeah, can you give us some more info on the mini keyboard? Manufacturer? Model # or something?

          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cletus323
            Yeah, can you give us some more info on the mini keyboard? Manufacturer? Model # or something?

            Thanks!
            There's a huge thread about this keyboard in the "Input Devices" forum.
            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41136

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ChaCha
              There's a huge thread about this keyboard in the "Input Devices" forum.
              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41136
              Doh, sorry. Thanks though!

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              • #8
                Hey ! Really nice !!!
                Got the same car but 2005 and it's about the only carputer mod I've seen on it !!!

                Did you do the screen and radio bezel yourself or you bought them? and where ?

                Right now, I'm thinking of hiding the screen where you put the radio, behind the flip cover. (using the in-dash screen (not motorized) from DigitalWW)

                You have some pictures of the computer integration? I'm hesitating with two locations: in the dash (but I don't know what it looks like behind the screen ) or in the trunk...
                Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
                Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
                Need GPS / Aux Input / WiFi

                My Corolla Computer

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                • #9
                  COROLLA RULES !!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Yess baby !

                    I loooove the look of these last models. I won't be able to put the switch where you put yours on my car because 2005 models have the Security feature, but I'll probably go for an Opus with integrated ITPS, so no need for a switch.

                    I just really want to know what's behind this dash and if I have enough space to put my Epia there !!!
                    Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
                    Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
                    Need GPS / Aux Input / WiFi

                    My Corolla Computer

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                    • #11
                      There is a good bit or room behind the dash there, probably about 1 foot deep maybe... the fab work for the "bezel" where my screen is was a custom job, cannot purchase it... I had it done by a local fab shop for around $700... As far as the switch goes, I have an Opus with ITPS, however, it doesnt work the way it is supposed to, it wouldnt turn on when I started the car for some reason, I ****ed with it for about 3 days, and gave up and switched it... works for me... in any case, let me know if there is anything else you wnana know about...
                      -P

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                      • #12
                        why are you using an OPUS with an ITPS? the OPUS has a shutdown controller built into it, which is all the ITPS is.

                        nice install otherwise, but $700 for that dash is kinda rediculous
                        Philip Plante
                        my projects:
                        idgn.org | idgnonline.net | contrastsolutions.net

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                        • #13
                          Perhaps you could look into bluetooth instead of using that USB data cable. That way, you could just leave your cell phone in your pocket and get internet.

                          I'm curious, what does verizon charge for internet like that?
                          Audio Rockford Fosgate: 900 Watt 4-channel amp, 501bd Mono amp
                          Computer AMD 2400+ XP, 1 GB DDR RAM, Orbit Micro 250W DC-DC PSU

                          Head units are for cheaters!
                          sure some girls fake orgasms.....but it's guys like me who fake the whole relationship

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                          • #14
                            Verizon Charges minutes only, I only keep it on if I need to download something, or get on MSN or AOL instant messenger real quick...
                            The cost for the bezel was worth every penny! The guy that did it named Ryan Sumida, he works for www.detailoriented.com he did a stock finish on it and it came out great. I highly recommend him.

                            pplante: The OPUS comes with a built in ITPS, thats why I said it... and it did not work for me, the motherboard is a little ****ed up, so when the PC would turn on the first time it sends a power request, it doesnt POST (power on self test). However, if I killed power completely, and turned it on again, it does POST and works just fine. Kinda ghetto, but it'll do until I build another carputer with a better mobo design structure. Not to mension with the sunroof and the amount of time Im on my cell in the car, I dont get to use the PC during the day often (either glare or work stops me from doing so). So it doesnt always need to be turned on in the first place. Thanks for the great comments guys, keep em coming. I'll get some more shots of the day time for ya later on.
                            -P

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PaulDePimp
                              Project:
                              Rolla-PC 2004
                              Video:
                              Xenarc 700TS Touchscreen $400 (they used to be that much)
                              Custom Fabrication installation of screen $700 (I know)

                              Computer:
                              Hand Built PC: (about $2000 to $3000 as many times as I fixed it)
                              Shuttle Mobo (micro atx, the third mobo I've bought due to power issues)
                              1.8 Ghz AMD Mobile Processor (2nd processor)
                              512MB DDR Dual Channel Ram (purchased about 10 sticks of ram during diagnosis of problems)
                              40 Gig HDD (I killed my 160 gig)
                              Antec Case
                              Nvidia Geforce FX 5200
                              OPUS 120Watt DC-DC PSU $200 (purchased here from ziplock)
                              Delorme Earthmate USB GPS Mouse
                              Logitech Wireless Gaming Controller (for the buddies)
                              Kyocera Data Cable for Wireless internet
                              That EBGames Mini-usb keyboard
                              about 30 feet of extra usb extention cables
                              2 guage power wiring

                              Other Car Mods:
                              De-badging of "Corolla" and "Toyota" text on the back of car (I kept the S)
                              Black Mesh Front Grille $80
                              PIAA Super White Bulbs $300
                              20% Black window tint $180
                              Power Sun Roof $1400

                              Grand Total Estimate: $6890 Worth of Extras (give or take a few hundred)

                              Now for the pics!!!! (sorry for the small size, admins request)


                              Well, I hope you liked it, post your comments!!!

                              Hi Paul,

                              Your install looks awesome! I too have a Corolla S and am in the process of integrating a carpc in my car.

                              Your screen fabrication looks great. I thought of using an in-dash motorized unit, but after seeing yours I think I'll stick with the 7" TSV.

                              I also thought of sticking a head unit in the top mini storage compartment. Is that a custom piece you had made as well? Any Clearance issues with sticking a head unit in there? Do you have the Head Unit take in an Aux Input from the CarPC, or do you have the Head Unit reroute audio to the CarPC and the CarPC goes to the amp?

                              Last thing, what CPU do you use? I just got a P4 barebone with a 3.2 GHz HT processor (but the board detunes it to 2.8GHz). I notice the Athlon 64 platform looks very economical. But I haven't seen any mini-itx boards for it.

                              Some things I got or will get that might be of interest to you:
                              -MS Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (USB)
                              -IOGear Class 1 Bluetooth Dongle (330 ft range claimed)
                              -Uninterruptible Power Supply (my p4 barebone only takes in 19v from a 120v a/c adapter, so I will use the ups to shut down)
                              -Monster 300W Inverter (hookup via battery, not cigarette lighter)

                              You know what, this whole CarPC thing is a really expensive addiction, ain't it? Good stuff. Have a good one.

                              Gerard
                              AMD X2 4200+ Media Center 2005 with TV+FM
                              1 GB DDR, 250 GB SATA, DVD Burner with LightScribe
                              Xenarc 1020tsv
                              Kicker S12L7, KS65.2, KS693

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