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2008 Ford F150 Supercrew

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  • 2008 Ford F150 Supercrew

    I have been working on this guy for a while. I am almost done, but I am thinking about how I am going to make a face plate to cover the gaps around the receiever.

    Truckputer Specs:

    Mobo Intel D945GCLF2D
    PS M2-ATX
    RAM 2GB DDR2
    Screen Lilliput 629GL
    Chassis Shocknet Aluminum Chassis
    Kit Metra 95-5812
    Bezel Bybyte 629-701
    HD Torqx 2.5" 64GB SSD
    DVD LG GP08 DVD writer
    GPS BU-353
    WiFi Belkin N F5D8053
    BT USB Dongle
    MIC Andrea Superbeam

    I built the computer into a double din chassis I got from shocknet that was built for the ford mustang. With the vga cable hanging out of the back it fits, but it is pushing on the A/C tube behind it. It hasn't been an issue so far though.

    Here is a shot of the puter before installation:

    Here is a shot of the puter installed. Below it you can see the face I chose. I ran it without a face for a few months, but I wanted radio and better sound. I found the kenwood for $160 as a refurb, which was significantly cheaper than buying a new sound card and and fm/am reciever.

    Here you can see the face installed. I used a piece of angled sheet metal to make the brackets, and a piece of flat sheet metal to go along the sides. I drilled holes into sleeve that comes with the face, and attached the brackets to the sides of the sleeve. Lastly, I used self tapping screws to attach the unit to the truck. I had to dremel the opening about a 1/2 inch on each side to get everything to fit.

    Here is the puter installed and close up. It screws in where the old radio was with the standard metra kit. I did put washers behind the top screws so the puter would fit with the curvature of the dash.

    I ran the usb extensions into the center console. I cut the hole you see there with an exacto knife. You can also see the DVD burner in this shot.

    Here is a close up of the hole:

    Showing off the amps. They go behind the rear seat. The sub is under the seat.

    Here are a few shots of where I am at now:

    Now I just have to decide on a way to cover up the gaps in the dash around the face.