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  • '68 Mustang Project

    It's been almost two years in planning, gone through many changes in plans as well as hardware, but I'm finally about to start install on my Mustang.

    I took a few snapshots of some of the hardware as it lies in the car now, it does feel good to have it all up and running in the car finally.

    Here's a picture of the PC just floating in the trunk. (Note the carpet still not installed in the car )



    And here's another shot of most of the components of the install, Xenarc 10.4", Griffin Powermate, my trusty external DVD/CD drive, as well as my head unit.





    Obviously it's far from complete, especially considering the carpet is in the trunk, and the front/rear calipers are sitting on the floorboards, but I got impatient and wanted to show off my stuff.

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    Post moved to Worklogs section. Show off your project is for completed installations.


    Good luck with your install
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    • #3
      Part of me can't wait to see it finished and the other part can't believe you are doing that to a muscle car. What happened to driving around with the 8 track still installed.
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      • #4
        Agreed. I love mustangs, especially with carputers, but a '68? This is gonna be pretty sick though, lets see what youve got.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
          Post moved to Worklogs section. Show off your project is for completed installations.


          Good luck with your install
          Oops, didn't realize that

          Originally posted by skeet2331
          Part of me can't wait to see it finished and the other part can't believe you are doing that to a muscle car. What happened to driving around with the 8 track still installed.
          I know, I know.

          But what you have to realize is, initially my car was a bog standard 6 cylinder. After a couple years of owning it, I've gone through almost the entire car (aside from the interior, that's the next job to tackle). So keeping it factory is definitely long gone.

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          • #6
            I will definitely be keeping an eye on this

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            • #7
              I personally love the juxtaposition in the idea. Old Car, new computer.

              Good Luck!

              P.S. You do plan to post some pics of the car as well right?
              -SwiftDeath

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              • #8
                Just wanted to show off a bit more

                This is what I worked on last night, I've only finished this corner (Right Front) so far, but gosh do those rotors and calipers look pretty. Hopefully this also clears up anyone's reluctance at putting a CarPC in a classic, because as you can now see, the only thing "classic" on the car is the sheet metal.



                Hopefully today (If weather permits, stupid California, it was 90+ last week, and raining today) I'll get the new posi unit installed, as well as both the rear brake assemblies. I ended up pulling the rear housing yesterday because it was coated in road grime. I cleaned it up fairly well yesterday, so it should be quite an easy thing to do brakes/third member today. Famous last words

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SwiftDeath View Post
                  I personally love the juxtaposition in the idea. Old Car, new computer.

                  Good Luck!

                  P.S. You do plan to post some pics of the car as well right?
                  Not so sure I want to show her off in her current condition.

                  As she sits, she's on jackstands, only has suspension on one corner, no hood, and none of the front headlight/grille/apron assembly is on the car

                  But to anyone who's interested, here's a link to the first time I ever fired her. Please excuse the obnoxiously loud vacuum leak, as well as lack of any distinguishable exhaust noise, I promise I fixed the leak, and it's a lot louder in person

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                  • #10
                    wow

                    looks set to me amazing!



                    loved the video!
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                    Carpc parts==5% -Computer died
                    Carpc install==5% -Need to install computer
                    Carpc worklog-0% -Need to start that soon

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                    • #11
                      Keep on with this project - I am sure that there are many eager to see the results!
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                      • #12
                        I am actually VERY interested to see how this has been coming along.

                        I have a 68 GT/CS that I plan on using a spare center console for a carputer (mac mini) and would like to maybe bounce ideas off one another.

                        btw, where in CA are you? I am in the Central Coast region working at a classic car speed shop.

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