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  • 1999 Ford F-150

    Its as done as its going to get for now!

    Actually finished this last October but never got it posted. Still need to install the computer. Still to BUY the computer?
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    Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

    Scott AFB, IL

  • #2
    nice Install

    very big job you have done .
    Plan for project = 100%
    Part the project. = 100%
    Built...................= 99%
    Finish.................= 99%
    Install ...............= 99% -50%
    Ditail at 4u2n.dk
    Here

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    • #3
      I have finally installed the computer. I finished the dash last October ('05) but had to put the rest on hold to travel Iraq for 9 months. Now Im back and cant find enough waking hours in the day to work on my truck.

      My Computer
      -MP3Car Custom Car Computer (3688)
      -Via Motherboard:Epia M10000
      -DDR Memory:1GB DDR PC3200 DIMM
      -Hard Drive:80GB 2.5" 5400RPM HD
      -Vehicle Power Supply:M2-ATX 160W DC-DC
      -Operating System:Windows XP
      -CD/DVD Drive:Panasonic UJ-845-B Slim Slot load DVD±R/±RW/+RDL/RAM
      -WiFi Adapters:D-Link USB Wireless G Adapter-Internet Connection: USB Data Cable w/LG 1300 phone
      -Front End: Road Runner w/ modified Alpine Blue skin
      -Navigation: Delorme Street Atlas 2006/Earthmate GPS
      -300w power inverter, used for external devices
      -HP 3940 printer (temp installed)
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      Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

      Scott AFB, IL

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      • #4
        Updated Images Part 1

        Dash Installation





        Modified Alpine Blue RR Skin
        Click image for larger version

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        Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

        Scott AFB, IL

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        • #5
          Links are dead!
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          Seat Ibiza SX mk IV

          Progress 40% - all the kit, not enough time to install it!

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          • #6
            Thanks, fixed the links. Tried to link to my yahoo photo album but the links constantly change.
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            Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

            Scott AFB, IL

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            • #7
              Where did u get the housing for the climate controls and how much of a pain in the *** was it to put them up their?
              Projects
              Modded Xbox into F-150
              [IIIIIIIIIII] 40%
              System & Modded Xbox
              Mod the Dash for a 7"+ screen
              Other projects: I9300, A few toys on the Fords 5.4
              WTB:
              10"-12.1" LCD
              Wireless controllers
              GPS

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              • #8
                I bought it on Ebay. Search for rear climate controls. I think the one I found was for a Navigator. Only took about 2 hours to move everything. The real challenge was finding the right gauge wiring, several trips to autozone, home depot etc.

                The climate controls are vacuum controlled which required extending airlines up to the ceiling. The best choice for this is the tubing used for ice despensers in refrigerators. Make sure the tubing is rigid but flexible. I made the mistake of using airline for fish tanks and the tubing collapsed under the suction.

                As you can see in the picture I had to superglue the control panel to the housing. This was a bad idea as the glue ran. Buts thats ok cause I plan on changing the face of it to a white faceplate. The stock controls dont fit flush you have to remove the plastic extensions which hold it in place on the dash. When I redo the face plate I plan on rebonding it from the back side so the glue doesnt run.
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                Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

                Scott AFB, IL

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                • #9
                  Sweet thanks for the tips
                  Projects
                  Modded Xbox into F-150
                  [IIIIIIIIIII] 40%
                  System & Modded Xbox
                  Mod the Dash for a 7"+ screen
                  Other projects: I9300, A few toys on the Fords 5.4
                  WTB:
                  10"-12.1" LCD
                  Wireless controllers
                  GPS

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                  • #10
                    Dude, that is sick...
                    I love it..
                    You went to Iraq?
                    Army or Marine?
                    Marine here... Nice place huh? Not trying to go back. I really am digging your install.
                    I never worked with bondo before, was it difficult? How about the AC stuff?
                    Love it...
                    Might have to steal your idea....

                    I forgot to ask, is there any glare on the screen and what prog are you running there?
                    Thanx

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by russoxley187 View Post
                      Dude, that is sick...
                      I love it..
                      You went to Iraq?
                      Army or Marine?
                      Marine here... Nice place huh? Not trying to go back. I really am digging your install.
                      I never worked with bondo before, was it difficult? How about the AC stuff?
                      Love it...
                      Might have to steal your idea....

                      I forgot to ask, is there any glare on the screen and what prog are you running there?
                      Thanx
                      AIR FORCE and no I didnt just hang out at the FOBs. I was a convoy commander with over 19k miles throughout Iraq.

                      Bondo is easy to work with but you got to get the mix right otherwise it will be brittle and crack. If done right it will last for several years.

                      Yes there is a glare on the screen, mostly from the silver paint. If I were to do it over I would extend the top out to create a shade.

                      Im using Road Runner for my Front End
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                      Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

                      Scott AFB, IL

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                      • #12
                        What was the name and size of the screen?
                        I bought a new bezel off ebay, that way my wife dont kill me for destroying my truck...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by russoxley187 View Post
                          What was the name and size of the screen?
                          I bought a new bezel off ebay, that way my wife dont kill me for destroying my truck...
                          It is the SP7 VGA 7" off of this site
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                          Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

                          Scott AFB, IL

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                          • #14
                            fixinstuff,

                            Want to make some money?
                            I just tried this mod myself and it's ugly...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by russoxley187 View Post
                              fixinstuff,

                              Want to make some money?
                              I just tried this mod myself and it's ugly...
                              Sorry but Im getting ready to move. Keep working on it. Just takes time and patience. I had to build mine twice, my son knocked it off the table and shattered it the first time.
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                              Been there, done that, replaced it with a smartphone.

                              Scott AFB, IL

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