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  • Considering a screen in my '92 Vette.

    First post here. I am considering putting a carputer/screen in my '92 vette. It would be mainly used for 2 things- GPS Nav, and Data logging/chip burning while I am at the track. As far as hardware/wiring goes, I think I am set, however, I am having some trouble with where to actually put the screen. Now, the widest I can seem to get space in the dash, is 7". It looks like the 7" touch screens have a width of ~ 7.5". I have attached an image of the dash area in question. The radio is non-standard size, and is about 6.5" wide (for reference). The A/C controls, and the status panel above them, stick out about another 1/2 inch past the radio (cant really be seen in the pic).

    I'm wondering if anyone can figure out a good way to install a 7" screen in this space. Re-locating the A/C looks like it would be a BEAR (there is a mechanical arm that hooks up to the back of the A/C controller, and it doesnt look like it could be relocated). However, I have no qualms about eliminating the radio (I can just use a radio card in my car pc). Any tips?


  • #2
    I would probably see if LCD will fit in radio slot, if not, would probably put CarPC into Radio slot, and have screen sticking out in front.

    If you already have a spot for the hardware itself, maybe even leave Radio where it is, and just build arms or somehow place LCD over radio.
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    • #3
      the actual screen in most 7" touchscreens (lilliput xenarc) is only about 6" wide, of course you need a little more space than that for the surrounding bit but i have no idea where you pulled the 7.5" number from
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nic
        the actual screen in most 7" touchscreens (lilliput xenarc) is only about 6" wide, of course you need a little more space than that for the surrounding bit but i have no idea where you pulled the 7.5" number from
        That value was pulled from the mp3car.com store:

        ex- the Xenarc 700TS
        Dimension (in): 7.75W x 4.75H x 1.38D
        Does anyone have the exact dimensions needed if you pull the guts out of the case?

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        • #5
          hey... you look familiar!

          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...5&page=3&pp=15

          page 3
          New System in progress:
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          Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
          Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
          Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
          Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
          Transflective Xenarc

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          • #6
            looks like you'll be able to get the screen to fit, even on that screen there is a metal frame that can be covered my the radio bezel
            New System in progress:
            M10k
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
            Transflective Xenarc

            My Car Pc Install
            My Boat Pc worklog

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            • #7
              Originally posted by scott_fx
              I guess what I would need to do is 1) cut out a piece of paper for the screen case dimensions, and see how it would fit, 2) cut out a piece for the minimum size if you take the screen out, and see how that would fit. Anyone have the dimensions for #2?

              Doh.. looks like #2 is answered in that thread! my bad.

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