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  • 2003 Focus Zetec Car-PC Install

    The Car : Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 Hatchback Reg 2003
    At last after 18 years of Company Cars I had my own car which I could do what I like with…..and what I really wanted to do all this time was “PC” it.
    EDIT: Be sure to check out ALL the pics this install is in two phases.
    Another little gadget added 15/3/2005
    Roof Flip Screen added 4/4/2005 see set of Pics
    Removable Sun Visor added 9/4/05 Just need the sun now to try it out
    Tints added 26/4/2005 to compliment the sun visor See Pics
    Reversing Sensors added 14/12/2005
    Disaster results in Upgrade added 23/01/2007
    New Reversing Camera added 3/04/2007
    New Removable Sun Visor added 19/4/07
    New Mobo & PSU added 11/5/2007
    Happy to try and answer any questions on this install
    Attached Files
    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

  • #2
    I dont see any images.
    Osiris Networx

    --Tuning is all about price vs performance. You've got to find your own medium.--

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    • #3
      The Kit : Having researched a while I came up with the following:-
      Morex 3688 case ; Epia M10000 motherboard : 512 meg ram ; Slim Samsung CDRom ; 40gig Fujitsu laptop hardrive ; Ituner ITPS car power regulator ; BU-303 usb satellite receiver ; Mercury 801b WiFi card ; Lin-ITX 7in. 16:9 touchscreen VGA monitor.
      Attached Files
      Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
      Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
      Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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      • #4
        The Installation : The completed PC is positioned under the front passenger seat with a 12v power tap taken from the aux power point in the rear of the centre console. Other wiring is passed via the centre console or the nearside sill and door frame.
        Attached Files
        Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
        Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
        Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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        • #5
          The satellite receiver is positioned in the nearside corner of the dashboard.


          And the Wi-Fi card in front of the rearview mirror.
          Attached Files
          Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
          Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
          Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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          • #6
            Initially the touch screen was mounted on the dashboard on a mounting that consisted of a special Focus bracket and part of the fitting from the small stand that was supplied with the touchscreen
            Attached Files
            Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
            Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
            Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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            • #7
              In the next photo’s you will see that the touchscreen was made detachable for security reasons. This was OK but became a bind when it had to be removed each time I parked, and so facia mounting was a future option I was seriously considering
              Attached Files
              Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
              Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
              Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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              • #8
                Pretty sweet and basic install. I like it.
                Osiris Networx

                --Tuning is all about price vs performance. You've got to find your own medium.--

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                • #9
                  After a few months using this install I decided to take the plunge and try a facia mount. For this I needed to buy a 2nd facia panel which I could adapt to take the touchscreen, leaving the original one intact to replace if I came to sell the car.
                  Because of size limitations it became clear that I needed to remove the touchscreen casing and mount the screen and electronics directly into the facia. The next few photo’s show the progress of that project.

                  A plastic moulding to take the screen and electronics was made for me by a friend. The facia panel needed a bit of dremeling on the lower edge to accommodate the depth of the moulding which in turn was the depth of the screen.

                  Plastic ties are not just for retaining wheel trims !
                  Attached Files
                  Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                  Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                  Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                  • #10
                    A control panel with push buttons needed to be built into the plastic moulding because the original was part of the case.
                    And some photo’s of the screen in use.
                    Attached Files
                    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                    • #11
                      A cover for the screen
                      An infrared reversing camera
                      The camera is linked to the electrics of the reversing system so that as reverse gear is sellected the camera is activated. The resulting image is displayed on an AV imput on the touchscreen, as illustrated below.

                      Added 15/03/2005
                      And where is the keyboard ?
                      Ah there it is.
                      Attached Files
                      Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                      Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                      Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Osiris
                        I dont see any images.
                        You have to be patient, I was just uploading them. CHECK NOW ! I've finished

                        Wizz
                        Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                        Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                        Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                        • #13
                          nice work man.

                          How did you make that cover for the screen?? does it snap in place, or slide in or what?
                          Current status:
                          wtf is a carputer??

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                          • #14
                            I have a friend who is a pattern maker. He does point of sale plastic mouldings, the type you see in the shops holding cosmetics etc.
                            He made the perfect screen moulding after about three attempts, and then made a cover that is slightly bigger than the screen moulding. It fits over like a glove, add a ford tranny badge and there you have it

                            Wizz
                            Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
                            Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
                            Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by wizz
                              You have to be patient, I was just uploading them. CHECK NOW ! I've finished

                              Wizz
                              My baadddd.

                              And I retract this statement: "Pretty sweet and basic install. I like it." This is an awesome install. Looks basically like aftermarket add-ons. I like much more now.
                              Osiris Networx

                              --Tuning is all about price vs performance. You've got to find your own medium.--

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