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    nothing purchased as of yet (except two 5 meter USB cables, a 4 port USB hub, and a USB to IDE adapter that are all in the mail)

    I plan on doing an 8, or 10inch touch screen (wouldn't 10 be nice? ) fibreglassed into the dash, with a slot load DVD rom drive underneath, and 4 USB ports for connecting my digital camera, ram drive, webcam, keyboard, game controllers, etc up front.

    the "brains" of the car PC, will simply be my laptop, seeing as I'm a lazy bugger

    the vehicle its going into can be seen here:

    http://www.j-spec.com.au/list/index.php?ID=4702

    I intend on temporarily relocating the climate control to the glove box, and would LOVE to be able to control it using the touch screen in the future (we shall see)

    stereo is (planned) to be two 15inch subs, in a 4th order bandpass box vented through the parcel shelf, with Peerless drivers in front and back (8inches in the front, 6.5inches in the rear)

    any comments/suggestions?

  • #2
    so you got the car computer bug :-)

    i suggest going with an 8" anyting bigger then that is kinda out of place in the car (a big *** flat panel doesn't look too good when the car is just parked and sitting there imho)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott_fx
      so you got the car computer bug :-)

      i suggest going with an 8" anyting bigger then that is kinda out of place in the car (a big *** flat panel doesn't look too good when the car is just parked and sitting there imho)
      I didn't realise I was installing a screen just for what it looked like when the car was parked, and not being used

      if I can fit a 10, I'll go with a 10, if I can't, I wont

      PS, I got the carputer bug about 5 years ago

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      • #4
        do whatever you can to keep it away from prying eyes haha put in a 15 " :P

        car looks alot like an old lexus.. is lexus called toyota in japan like acura is called honda in japan??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by romul
          do whatever you can to keep it away from prying eyes haha put in a 15 " :P

          car looks alot like an old lexus.. is lexus called toyota in japan like acura is called honda in japan??
          its a Lexus LS400 / Toyota Celsior... they are sold as Toyota in Japan (as they are made by Toyota) and Lexus everywhere else it would seem

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          • #6
            yeh its a lexus
            2005 Nissan Xtrail
            DFI 855GME-MGF - Celeron M 1.4GHz - 256Mb RAM - 200Gb SATA HDD - OPUS 150w - Xenarc 700TSV

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            • #7
              Can I ask you where you found the USB to IDE cable?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Thrasher
                Can I ask you where you found the USB to IDE cable?
                EEEEBAAAAY!!!!

                it has both 44pin for a laptop harddrive, and 40 pin for a full size drive I'm using a full size DVD rom, so thats fine by me

                only think is, it comes with a switchmode powersupply to run the drive off the mains voltage... but thats ok something I don't need, but meh.

                http://images.marketworks.com/fullVi...nnotech-au.jpg

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                • #9
                  Those cars are really nice, pure VIP luxury. Seat warmers, quad overhead cam V8, traction control, dual airbags all stock options all in a 16 year old car. All its missing is a fat touch screen in the dash
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                  *15.4" WXGA LED backlight touchscreen upgrade
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BiGGy
                    Those cars are really nice, pure VIP luxury. Seat warmers, quad overhead cam V8, traction control, dual airbags all stock options all in a 16 year old car. All its missing is a fat touch screen in the dash
                    single air bags...

                    seat warmers an option...

                    and its 15 years old

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                    • #11
                      worklog
                      2005 Nissan Xtrail
                      DFI 855GME-MGF - Celeron M 1.4GHz - 256Mb RAM - 200Gb SATA HDD - OPUS 150w - Xenarc 700TSV

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tja
                        worklog
                        That's where this thread should be.
                        Show off your project is really for completed projects, not worklogs.

                        Hell, there's not even muck worklog here, just some ideas.
                        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                        How about the Wiki?



                        Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DarquePervert
                          That's where this thread should be.
                          Show off your project is really for completed projects, not worklogs.

                          Hell, there's not even muck worklog here, just some ideas.
                          this forum has so many sections, you think I actually bothered to look through them all?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GuessWhosBack
                            this forum has so many sections, you think I actually bothered to look through them all?
                            And you think that's a valid excuse? That's just plain lack of attentiveness on your part. It's also a ****-poor attitude.

                            Seriously, it's not like it's a huge crime or anything. Don't sweat it.
                            I notified a mod to see if we can get it moved to the appropriate location.
                            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                            How about the Wiki?



                            Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DarquePervert
                              And you think that's a valid excuse? That's just plain lack of attentiveness on your part. It's also a ****-poor attitude.

                              Seriously, it's not like it's a huge crime or anything. Don't sweat it.
                              I notified a mod to see if we can get it moved to the appropriate location.
                              wtf man? what are you on about?

                              for one thing, where does it say that Show Off Your Project is for COMPLETED projects? hmm?

                              it says "Show off your ride."

                              oh, look, I found worklogs now.. its a sub section in here... how the fark was I supposed to find that? :?

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