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  • 04 Pontiac Vibe second run!

    Well this will be my second P.C. going into this car, The reason I am doinga new P.C. is because I want more possiblties and expadability. I want to be able to run my frontend and a dvd at the same time. I also plan to do wifi in this system which was not done in the last one. This will be installed in my glovebox as my last one was under the seat. Well hope you enjoy my worklog.


    Old System
    Via M10000
    Samsung 60 gig hard drive
    256 Memory
    M1 ATX powersupply
    Delorme earthmate
    Iguidance 3

    New system

    Already bought
    Asus P5PE-VM motherboard
    Intel Celeron D 356 Processor (3.33 GHz)
    512 memory

    Still need
    2 M2ATX power supplys
    160 or 320 gig hard drive
    BU-353 GPS receiver
    7in touch screen
    (I have a xenarc 700ts but I want transreflective)
    and I need to look into a soundcard.

    Here are a cople pics of my car
    Attached Files
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    Well I go tit started today, I have decided to put the computer in the golve box here is some pics of me gettin started. I used a M1-ATX for mock up purposes but I will be using 2 M2-ATX power supplys.
    First some of the products that I have picked up so far.


    ASUS P5PE-VM with processor and memory mounted


    D-LINK wireless PCI card


    I am even putting fans in to keep it cool


    All will be mounted to 1/8" plexi


    Linksys HGA7S high gain antenna


    IGuidance 3.0 (I shot like 20 pics of this and this was the best one sorry)


    BU-353 (Much better then the delorme that I had this thing gets signal in my basement)

    Thanks for looking
    Aron
    New Ipad
    Zapco DSP-6SL
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
    Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
    Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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    • #3
      April 3rd UPDATE!!!


      I have everything for the most part except the HDD and the power supplys. The HDD was ordered and should be here by Wed. The mock for the powersupplys was done with a M1-ATX from my othe system. Well to the pics.

      The unmolested glovebox



      Pic of me test fitting the plexi in the glovebox



      Another pic of me testfitting the plexi.



      The plexi with the standoffs drilled, tapped, and screwed in. The plexi is also mapped out for the MB and one of the powersupplys. The second powersupply will mount under the plexi with the HDD.



      The back side showing the standoffs for the second powersupply and my homemade mountind brackets made from MDF. I used Cap head screws and t-nutts to screw them together. All hardware is stainless.



      M.B., Memory, Processor, Wireless card, and M1 mocked up on the plexi.



      The glove box got cut.



      Another shot of the cut glovebox.



      Rear shot cut out for one of the fans. This fan will exhaust, and the fan on the side will blow in fresh cool air.



      All mocked up in the glovebox.



      Another shot of everyhing mocked up in the glovebox.



      Well thats all for today I will post more as I get more product, so keep checkin back.
      Aron
      New Ipad
      Zapco DSP-6SL
      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
      Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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      • #4
        Lookin' good!

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        • #5
          What is a glovebox for anyway

          Looking good!
          Planning: It's not my thing...
          Testing: Not really my thing either...
          Install: Guess around 60% Software takes soooo long....

          My install thread here

          The victim - a golf 4 130tdi 4wd

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          • #6
            Originally posted by thorolf15 View Post
            What is a glovebox for anyway

            Looking good!
            Thats what I was thinkin I have alot of storage in this car anyway.
            Aron
            New Ipad
            Zapco DSP-6SL
            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
            Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
            Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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            • #7
              April 6th UPDATE!!

              Well My HDD is finaly here so time to start loading up some stuff gonna start with windows. I am picking up an 8" t view from a buddie tomorrow. so the only main componnent is powersupply. My options are 2 m2 atx units like originaly planned or Ive been looking into the opus 350 this decision will let me know where I will mount the HDD.
              Aron
              New Ipad
              Zapco DSP-6SL
              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
              Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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              • #8
                Looking good. Cool place to put the computer. Wonder if a mATX MB would fit in there.
                Mike

                My Rides:
                '03 Vibe GT!

                My AED GA!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PontiacGA View Post
                  Looking good. Cool place to put the computer. Wonder if a mATX MB would fit in there.
                  Thanks, yes a mATX board fits. Anything but a fullsize ATX board should fit in there. Im not sure about the Grand Ams though, My buddie says his box is quite a bit smaller. Sweet cars Im partial to the vibe though Are you on GENVIBE also?
                  Aron
                  New Ipad
                  Zapco DSP-6SL
                  Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                  Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                  Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by boomintrac View Post
                    Thanks, yes a mATX board fits. Anything but a fullsize ATX board should fit in there. Im not sure about the Grand Ams though, My buddie says his box is quite a bit smaller. Sweet cars Im partial to the vibe though Are you on GENVIBE also?
                    Aron
                    I'm DopeVibeGT on GenVibe.

                    Where do you plan on putting the HD? I was going to stick the case in the back, along the rear panels somewhere. This idea seems cooler.

                    Oh, the computer is going into the Vibe. The GA is a show car and gets driven only occationally, so I really dont need a computer in it. PS2, yes.
                    Mike

                    My Rides:
                    '03 Vibe GT!

                    My AED GA!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PontiacGA View Post
                      I'm DopeVibeGT on GenVibe.

                      Where do you plan on putting the HD? I was going to stick the case in the back, along the rear panels somewhere. This idea seems cooler.

                      I wil be making a mount for the HDD on the bottom of the plexi along with the second M2-ATX. My first thought was to put the PC in the rear but decided aginst that just so if I have to take it in the house for something it is a 5 min job as opposed to a 1 hour job.
                      Aron
                      New Ipad
                      Zapco DSP-6SL
                      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                      Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                      Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                      • #12
                        April 8th Update


                        Well I decided on going with the 2 M2-atx PSUs over the opus just because thoes were my intentions from the start. If I went with the opus I would have to move everything around and then have some un needed holes in my glovebox, (you know I dont want mail falling out J/K)
                        So the PSUs are ordered and hopefuly will be here mid week.
                        I also got my monitor last night, I got the monitor new for $50.00, (its good when friends owe you money and dont have it to pay). I wanted to do another 7in but couldnt pass up this one, I was also thinking transreflective but I think I can wait to see if I am unsatisfied with this one. I will have the angle slightly different then my xenarc was. BTW the monitor is a t view 8" I started to cut my dash ezel up so here are a couple pics



                        Here are the unmolested pieces



                        I have the bezel marked out for cutting. I had to notch out the 2 circles because they are for my hazards and rear defrost.



                        I got the bezel cut and fit the monitor in to see where I need to trim.

                        When this is done I will be starting on the center console which I will house a DRC controler for my zapco DSP-6 (unless I get the program embedded soon I am having some difficulty with this), My cd rom will also go in there with a usb hub and the hazard and refrost controls that I need to move.
                        Aron
                        New Ipad
                        Zapco DSP-6SL
                        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                        Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                        Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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                        • #13
                          $50 for an 8" screen? Cant beat that.
                          Mike

                          My Rides:
                          '03 Vibe GT!

                          My AED GA!

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                          • #14
                            It looks very good, keep up the good work

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                            • #15
                              Random update

                              I ordered IG3 and a bu-353 reciever today an I am looking for a wireless antenna and keyboard still. I think that is about it though then I should be done. (for a while anyway).

                              One more thing this you shouldnt ever open epoxy with an exacto blade. I was being lazy and my wife being a nurse thought it needed stiches so we go to the hospital and DR. says it should be stiched but he didnt think they would hold up because the cut goes from the upper middle side to about 1/2 way around the finger where the crease bends the finger tip. Heres a pic after we got the beeding slowed with my second towel.

                              OOPS!! but now atleast you can't say I didn't put some blood sweat and tears into the project.
                              Aron

                              New Ipad
                              Zapco DSP-6SL
                              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 right side
                              Zapco Reference 360.4: H-Audio Soul, x2 left side
                              Zapco Reference 500.1: JL Audio 10W3V3 Stealth box

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