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  • Golf mk4 Boot Mod

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    NOTICE:

    I am now selling this boot modification as the golf is now being sold...

    Anyone interested please make your offer by PMing me.

    I will not post as its large, pick up only in the East London area, UK.

    Thanks.

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    Well, not really sure where to put this post so i figured it might go in here even thou i still havent finished it.

    this project is now well on its way and it started as a small interest in carputers then a university thesis and now a full on system slowly being implemented!

    one of my first problems was the fact that all this hardware is good to have and to use but whats the use after its stolen. before i go on i must credit Greenbeast's install as his boot mod gave me most of the ideas.

    well here are the pictures: -


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    its nothing special really but it will do, under the covers is a Helix Dark Blue 5ch Amp and a p4 2.4ghz system, im still trying to make my mind up about what screen i wanna buy, but thats another issue for a different post. feedback is welcomed. be nice!
    Last edited by TruCypriot; 05-17-2011, 08:35 AM. Reason: Selling Mod
    - Forget headunits, its all about CarPCs -

    Progress {|||||||||---}


    Helix 5ch Amp @1850w
    Helix 17cm Component speakers x 2
    Audiobahn 12" Sub @400w RMS
    boot mod

  • #2
    very clean. i love it, want somethng just like that.
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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    • #3
      thats more or less exactly what im planning

      because its the same idea as mine

      mad props to u, hah

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      • #4
        Thanks, as for the screen, i placed an order with linitx for one of their 7" touchscreen's, gonna get it fabed into the dash for an OEM finish. just incase anyone was wondering...

        i wanna hide the hinges so i might either paint them grey or more likely make a thin cover for it using very thin flexible MDF and the same speaker carpet to match the sides of the boot.

        anyone in the london area that wants to see it, i am more than happy to meet you somewhere in east or north london...
        - Forget headunits, its all about CarPCs -

        Progress {|||||||||---}


        Helix 5ch Amp @1850w
        Helix 17cm Component speakers x 2
        Audiobahn 12" Sub @400w RMS
        boot mod

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        • #5
          nice thank's for the idea

          I have mk5 jetta, and boot is massive so i am debating whether i should do something like you did, or have a it suspended on top, above (my car isn;t hatchback)

          Yev
          R. T. F. M

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Yevmeister View Post
            nice thank's for the idea

            I have mk5 jetta, and boot is massive so i am debating whether i should do something like you did, or have a it suspended on top, above (my car isn;t hatchback)

            Yev
            Yea the mk5 jettas are lovely, there is alot you can do with them!

            i'd say stick your kit along the bottom, it will raise the boot by alot but its worth it, it took a few friends about 10mins just to realise what i done to the boot so it is a good feature to have in a car pc setup.
            - Forget headunits, its all about CarPCs -

            Progress {|||||||||---}


            Helix 5ch Amp @1850w
            Helix 17cm Component speakers x 2
            Audiobahn 12" Sub @400w RMS
            boot mod

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            • #7
              Stupid question, how did you fix the mobo in the wood itself??

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              • #8
                well its actually a good question, i cut a spare atx case i had to the shape of the mobo and earthed it to the body of the car, then i use those metal stand offs to mount the mobo, the cut case is screwed into the wood via holes i made and as an extra i hot glue guned it into place, the pictures dont show much as they current pictures were at an earlier stage.

                ill try and remember to take some more as im going to get the power hooked up to the amp and pc and get my speakers and sub installed along with my screen which im going to have to figure out what im going to do with it as i dont really wanna use fiberglass to stick it in place but rather if i can, abs plastic...
                - Forget headunits, its all about CarPCs -

                Progress {|||||||||---}


                Helix 5ch Amp @1850w
                Helix 17cm Component speakers x 2
                Audiobahn 12" Sub @400w RMS
                boot mod

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                • #9
                  looks good but one problem....are you panning on using any PCI cards as they may not fit right as they overhang the moitherboard.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Scouse Monkey View Post
                    looks good but one problem....are you panning on using any PCI cards as they may not fit right as they overhang the moitherboard.
                    well you can go with side pci adapter, in his case

                    PCI's are important, especially if you want dual video card, and better audio

                    if he would cut few openings he wouldn't have problem with side adapter

                    Yev
                    R. T. F. M

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TruCypriot View Post
                      Yea the mk5 jettas are lovely, there is alot you can do with them!

                      i'd say stick your kit along the bottom, it will raise the boot by alot but its worth it, it took a few friends about 10mins just to realise what i done to the boot so it is a good feature to have in a car pc setup.
                      i might reconsider, but i want to be little more unique, another reason the boot is massive.

                      We did experiement going to the movies. We fit 9 people in the car, 3 guys in the boot that's going to be hell of a volume to cover

                      Yev
                      R. T. F. M

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                      • #12
                        pci/agp not really an issue, linitx.com or even maplins sell flexible ribbon extensions for the ports so not really an issue ive actually got a low profile graphics card and as for sound gonna stick a SB card in there at some point.

                        i wanted to keep it a low as possible for a balance between airflow and bootspace.

                        oh and 3 IN THE BOOT!!!

                        buy stealth boxes for the sides of the boot and put a pc side one and a sub in the other... lol
                        - Forget headunits, its all about CarPCs -

                        Progress {|||||||||---}


                        Helix 5ch Amp @1850w
                        Helix 17cm Component speakers x 2
                        Audiobahn 12" Sub @400w RMS
                        boot mod

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                        • #13
                          Doing almost the same think. Looks like i'm at the same stage as you aswell. Only difference is, i'm mounting the pc in the wheel arch. Might change my mind though. Just waiting for pay day to order the screen (got a spare radio cage).

                          I also decided againts a door for the spare wheel. The top panel is not screwed down (its a very tight fit) I can just lift this out and I still used the same design so can pull out the spare.

                          Never had a puncture in the 4 years i've been driving.

                          Another idea i've had is to get an old iso connector for the speaker wires, then you don't have to cut the original vw's.

                          Keep us updated on the screen install. I'm not to good with filler so need all the tips I can get.

                          Mav

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                          • #14
                            this is what i have been doing so far, after my first pc went down the tube

                            http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2709993
                            R. T. F. M

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                            • #15
                              nice idea!
                              project in the works....no worklog but i will post a completed thread.

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