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  • Yet another WRX install.

    here are some pics from my carputer install in my 2002 WRX. the system used is is a PIII 800mhz, 256mb ram, 9gb laptop hd, onboard video, USB audio. i wanted the computer to be tucked away somewhere so i can't see it... so i decided to stick it under the passenger seat. i had to build a custom box for it so i had soem acrylic professionally cut. i'll start with pics from building the computer.

    testing the system



    the pieces of acrylic



    i used the regular stand-offs to attach the motherboard in place



    i drilled small holes in the acrylic and forced the stand-offs in with pliers



    motherboard mounted



    to glue the pieces together, i used weld-on acrylic glue, applied using a syringe



    first side on



    other sides



    motherboard in place with the cutout for the i/o plate



    go away protective paper1



    a hole saw was used to cut a hole on top to mount the case fan



    hole cut out for 80mm fan



    drilled holes for the case fan screws



    case fan mounted



    acrylic hinges were used for the cover

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    hinges glued on



    system in the box with fan and hard drive mounted



    cover open



    the lilliput 7" touchscreen LCD



    lcd housing for lilliput



    had to take the lcd apart to put into the in-dash housing



    lcd inside the housing



    TIME TO INSTALL!

    tearing apart the car



    stupid radio antenna was too short, had to buy an extension



    center console, shift knob assembly taken apart to run wires



    video wires running through center console



    lcd in its new home



    head unit was relocated to the top of the dash. eveything put back together.



    perfect fit under the passenger seat



    direct power from the battery for the 150watt opus PSU

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    • #3
      ran power cable through the center console as well



      i grouded the psu on the bolt that supports the passenger seat



      initial power-on test. everything's a huge mess



      running windows XP



      testing sound and video



      "where's my air bag?!? WHERE'S MY AIRBAG?!?!" had to disconnect the airbag in the passenger seat to remove chair



      running centrafuse



      playing a music video



      wow that was quite lengthy. questions... feel free to ask.

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      • #4
        FIRST BLOOD!

        I like the cool box, makes me want to redo mine... keep up the good work
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        • #5
          awesome work man. I have some questions.... How did you screw in the standoffs like that? Also, how did u screw in the hinges... everytime i try it starts to crack. Awesome work

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          • #6
            for the standoffs... i drilled holes that were a little bit smaller than the thread. then i just used pliers and forced it into the hole.

            the hinges weren't screwed on. they're glued on using the same weld-on acrylic glue. it's actually stronger than you might think.

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            • #7
              Hey, Awesome work.

              One word of advice, you might want to clean up that nasty *** fan.

              Peace,

              Rafster
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              • #8
                Who cut the acrylic for you, and where did you get the glue?

                Michael
                ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                • #9
                  the acrylic place is called paragon plastic. they're in el monte. they also have the glue, hinges, etc. they have pretty much everything.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Poe
                    the acrylic place is called paragon plastic. they're in el monte. they also have the glue, hinges, etc. they have pretty much everything.

                    Did they cut it for you also?

                    Michael
                    ...I love the French language...especially to curse with...Nom de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperies de connards d'enculés de ta mère. You see, it's like wiping your *** with silk, I love it.

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                    • #11
                      great install and thanks for the great pics of the progress and final installation...


                      btw -

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                      • #12
                        this reminds me of the "NSX to FERRARI" threads. A LOT of pictures.

                        good job. no bondo job for me to critisize!

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                        • #13
                          THat case is awesome! From one scooby to another, nice work.
                          A car without turbo is a car with perpetual lag.

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                          • #14
                            Excellent work! That case is just awesome, too bad you put it under the seat where nobody can see it...
                            Did you find your airbag btw...?
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                            • #15
                              yes, they cut the acrylic for me also. i got 9 pieces cut (3 were spares but i didn't use them) for about $38. give them a call. they give discounts for students of the art center.

                              a lot of people have been telling me that i should put the case somewhere that people can see... or at least the trunk or something so it gets shown every once in a while. but... i still prefer it hidden somewhere. after all, that's why i built it, so i can put the computer under the seat. i guess i'll just settle for having it seen in pictures only.

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