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  • 94 Mustang GT

    Well i had 800 set aside for the PC but as my luck would have it after a trip home to Ohio, when we got back the tranny in my stang started acting up so the 800 is most likely going to a new tranny. But i did get some pics of the dash semi apart prepping it for when the works gonna start.

    Should have an easy 5 inches to work with on Height here


    At least 7 1/2 here for the width


    Almost 9 inches between the sides for room to make the bezel clean


    Close to 6 inches deep here "really has me thinking of what i could put back there


    Im going to chop the cross piece that used to go between the A/C and radio im almost positive im going to use the top 2 for the screen and move the A/c controls to the bottom.


    This is where i was thinking of putting the PC in there


    Should be at least 10h 5w and 10d once i clean all that out in there.


    ANY advice or comment would be greatly appreciated, as soon as i get this tranny in and i can safely get back and forth to work im all over this. I would really like to utilize the space that will be left behind the monitor as much as possible to save room in the console for the PC and cooling. I was thinking of the glovebox for a External HD for all the mass storage such as movies. Under the passenger seat for PS2 since i have an extra one, now i just need to find a place for a sloat load DVD/CD.

    Thanks RacerX
    Cars
    1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

    2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

    2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

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    Planning

  • #2
    OK that silver "dusty Grey" thing in the bottom of Pic 4 is outta there now it was a factory amp so i have even a little more rom and also it had a 12 v feed and a switched feed so i was thinking i could get a smaller Power Supply and put in there maybe to feed a few things like the screen and some other things maybe a 4 port 12V USB 2.0 Hub. There has to be some more things i can put in there. I was also thinking of maybe seeing if i can find a small amp and trying to use it for the center channel that i want to put into the dash where the clock sits. Anyone have any ideas? i dont want to try and stuff the pc there cause if i build it anything like my desktop ill be in it almost daily

    RacerX
    Cars
    1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

    2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

    2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

    Car PC
    Planning

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    • #3
      Originally posted by racerx3165
      OK that silver "dusty Grey" thing in the bottom of Pic 4 is outta there now it was a factory amp so i have even a little more rom and also it had a 12 v feed and a switched feed so i was thinking i could get a smaller Power Supply and put in there maybe to feed a few things like the screen and some other things maybe a 4 port 12V USB 2.0 Hub. There has to be some more things i can put in there. I was also thinking of maybe seeing if i can find a small amp and trying to use it for the center channel that i want to put into the dash where the clock sits. Anyone have any ideas? i dont want to try and stuff the pc there cause if i build it anything like my desktop ill be in it almost daily

      RacerX
      We have like, the same car, bounce ideas off of me and when I get a chance I'll take pics of my setup
      1995 Ford Mustang Convertible
      DSATX | Shuttle XPC SN41G2Bv2 | 619GL-70NP | CF 1.6 (which is still unusable in the car!)

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      • #4
        Hey guys.. same deal here, but I'm just starting out. Thinking of getting the 2001+ mustang radio bezel for the screen, and mounting the PC either behind it (along with using the glovebox) or in the armrest storage compartment.
        1997 Mustang GTS "Jenna"

        VIA SP13000, 7" Xenarc TSV, 200GB, 'modified' M2-ATX, 1GB DDR400/3200, BU-353. RoadRunner + LSXVoid

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        • #5
          Well than you are only like a month behind me! I just found this site a few months ago while looking for a head unit. Now im addicted like a crack addict. So far ive torn apart my dash and just today i cut the MDF to make the mold for the new dash bezel. gotta spray some foam to form the bezel then im going to get to the fiberglass sanding, bondo and finally painting Ill post pics ASAP. Have either of you moved your a/c controls yet?
          Cars
          1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

          2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

          2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

          Car PC
          Planning

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          • #6
            I'm hoping with the 2001+ bezel that I won't need to, as the larger opening is on the bottom. I'm hoping to avoid bondo/fabricating any pieces, but I might need to make a piece to sit in between the screen and bezel (almost like a mat on a framed picture between the frame and the picture...if that makes sense).

            At least we have a mustang support group now, lol
            1997 Mustang GTS "Jenna"

            VIA SP13000, 7" Xenarc TSV, 200GB, 'modified' M2-ATX, 1GB DDR400/3200, BU-353. RoadRunner + LSXVoid

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            • #7
              ok i got some of it done and i am going to spray foam this today then im going to coat it with fiberglass and bondo then sand and paint.







              this im trying to get working somehow and mold it into my armrest


              I still need to make a piece to go under this to hold my a/c controls so ill work on that while the spra foam is drying today hopefully.
              Cars
              1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

              2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

              2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

              Car PC
              Planning

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              • #8
                That's pretty slick!! Would be cool to see that in a center console.

                With the bezel you're making, how will you give it the rounded shape, just sanded the wood or are you planning on building it up w/ some sort of material + sand?

                I've been looking into using ABS and acetone to mold the bezel to the screen case, looks pretty straight forward
                1997 Mustang GTS "Jenna"

                VIA SP13000, 7" Xenarc TSV, 200GB, 'modified' M2-ATX, 1GB DDR400/3200, BU-353. RoadRunner + LSXVoid

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                • #9
                  I got a can of spray foam and some fibreglass so im going to spay foam it first sand to shape the way i want then lastly coat it with the fiber and some bondo work then paint. My goal is to take the logitech part and make a new center console and form it in there, the only problem i having is im unsure of how i want to keep it from getting bumped on the armrest im thinking of maybe mounting it a little sub flush.
                  Cars
                  1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

                  2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

                  2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

                  Car PC
                  Planning

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                  • #10
                    That's a sweet piece, it will look great in the arm rest. Where did you get it from?
                    Renault Megane...the OEM look

                    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                    • #11
                      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61829

                      it came from an old logitech mx duo wireless Keyboard/mouse combo. Im thinking that im going to put the volume wheel near the front, the play stop behinf that and lastly the rew/ffd buttons behind that. Im going to make a mold of my armrest tomarrow out of cardboard then try and glass it in. But i need to figure out how to get this interfaced to my pc. I dont want to try and use the wireless because im not sure if ill have to run the whole circuit board to get the wireless part to work or if i can unplug the keyboard and itll still work. Any Logitech engineers on this forum? Ill post pics as soon as i get it worked out.
                      Cars
                      1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

                      2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

                      2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

                      Car PC
                      Planning

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                      • #12
                        I used to use this stuff called balsa foam to shape and make parts for my setup. It's a little expensive, but it's way easier (quicker) than shaping MDF with my sanding wheel. It depends what you're making -- if it's structural, I use MDF and fiberglass. I made a couple of cone speaker pods for someone with it and some other stuff. It accepts fiberglass and bondo as well.

                        For example, if I were to make a mount for the logitech control panel, I might router out a piece of MDF or take the Balsa Foam and trace the outline. Then cut on the line how ever deep I think is necessary, round it with some light sandpaper and glass it, bondo it and finish. You can also use a combination of the two materials... make the easy (flatter) pieces out of MDF and the rounder, more odd, shapes with the foam, glue them together and glass it.

                        I agree, that could be pretty cool fabbed somewhere in the console. How big is it?

                        - Jeff
                        95 Mustang GT Convertible
                        87 Mustang GT Convertible
                        My Project | Let's Go Mets! | SCT Tuners

                        Project Status [===#===] [Bezel and dash creation]

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                        • #13
                          Hardwire the buttons to a joystick and use the joystick pluggin with Girder.
                          Renault Megane...the OEM look

                          The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                          • #14
                            Ok so she goes in tomarrow for the transmission so hopefully "i know dream on" it doesnt cost to much to get this thing to quit downshifting at 50Mph, Yeah i know its a gt with an Automaticbut at the time i couldn't pass up the deal plus the wife was going to be driving it and she is unteachable i swear. The good thing is i got the trunk moldings out so ill be prepping them for fiberglass for my new sub box's. Since my other hobby is photogrraphy dont worry ill get some before during and of course after shots. I also finally got the spray foam tofinish up on the dash and i got my center console apart. Now i just need to find someone who can help me with my logitech comtrols that i want to mold into the armrest. Ill get some pics and photoshop them to show what i really was thinking, its about7x2 ish but i want to make it around 3x3 move buttons around.

                            The color of the buttons is more like the grey surroundings
                            Cars
                            1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

                            2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

                            2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

                            Car PC
                            Planning

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                            • #15
                              Todays work.
                              Ripped the panel off to start for my fiberglass subwoofer enclosure

                              This is what it looked like removed

                              here it is after some tape and foil hopefully tomarrow ill get to lay some fiber

                              another view of where the enclosures going

                              Removed the moldings in the armrest going to start on the PC Case for in there

                              This is where i plan on puting the logitech controler. im going to try and make a new armrest from mdf and fiber
                              Cars
                              1994 Mustang GT Punch 240.4 2 12" Kicker Comp SOLD :(

                              2006 Suzuki Aerio Sx Kicker KX 650.4 RE 10

                              2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition DVD - Navigation Package Traded in for 2008 XL-7 Limited

                              Car PC
                              Planning

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