Are you shmobin a ford escort? I have one of those too, but i never drive the thing anymore. I gotta 00 accord a lil over a year ago. But yeah, i was thinking about putting a carputer in that car first so i could test everything, and get it 100% the way i liked before i put it in the 'cord. And yes, thats a good place to put a screen, it would fit perfectly, and it would be the easiest place to put it. But the only thing is it isnt very visable while youre driving. If you had a GPS screen that you would use for directions, you would have to look down and off the road to actually see it.
bubbrubb your right in your last comment. If i were you ide really find some way to put it up above your vents infront of the clock. More work but it will be well worth it in terms of ease of use and safety.
if i was able to make a 90 degree hinge for the screen and then have it front of the clock it would be ideal but without the hinge i would never do it
a screen just out in the open on top of the dash is way too tempting for thieves
if i could fold the screen down and make it just an ambigous object id be in business
I know thats what you dont want to do, but you could always take it off and put it in your glovebox when you leave the car. I think im going to try to make some sort of flip up thing on the top of my dash. Keep in mind if you mount the screen at the bottom, the gearshift gets in the way of vision for people in the back. Whatever you do, let me know about it. Im not going to buy my screen until i figure out what the hell im gonna do with it
just make some sort of case all the way around it and it doesnt even need to be motorized. It wont block your view, i checked, and maybe if you make it look clean enough itll look kind of OEM and it wont get jacked