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    Hi there first post here. Just spent the day installing a carputer for my brother and after spending a good few days browsing the forum I thought I'd post a progress report and a few pics. I used to have a sound system myself but had to ditch the car after going to uni so my brother inherited it. Somehow I've now got roped into installing a carputer for him aswell

    First step was a case as he was too cheap to buy one. An old case was canibalised for scrap metal, and a few chops and bends later...



    The case measures 185x180x100mm (-fans). I probably could have made it a bit shorter but decided to play safe heat transfer wise and leave a decent gap between hdd/psu and mb.



    Blackbox 'assembled'...



    That is an M2-ATX sitting next to an SP13000

    what a dumbass eh!

    Unfortunately I only became aware of the potential problem with this combination a couple of days after purchasing. Just praying its gonna work, shipping back to the states for a replacement would be a right pain in the rectal passage.

    Still working on chopping the centre console for the display. This is the general area decided for display placement.



    Decided to go down the polyester bumper repair kit route. I've worked with grp before and this is a breeze in comparison. First I cut out the heater vents and top of the HU surround, then established a basic shape for the sides with a soldering iron and some scrap plastic pieces. This is after building up with a few dollops of filler.





    The display is replaced with a wooden block to give me a nice consistent edge to finally secure the screen against. Note the clingfilm! First mistake, (not shown) was not waxing the block or putting any barrier between filler and wood. Dremel to the rescue. Clingfilm seemed to be a quick easy solution.

    After some more skimming and shaping...



    In the right ballpark edges are a bit dodgy though.

    Nice flat surface to mount screen against. Notice the two screw holes left and right, ideal mounting points for a securing bracket methinks.



    A few more progress shots...







    Aaand as I left it when the call for bbq went up





    Gonna pop into local paint supply store in the morning and pick up some primer to do the final levelling. Its still fairly rough so dunno how its gonna turn out. Not like its going in my car though so what the hey! lol

    Comments/Suggestions much appreciated!

  • #2
    Nice man, I have a B13 chassis also and will be installing soon enough. I will be keeping an eye on your install. My brother has a 1993 NX2000, I love those hatches.

    Brent
    1999 Nissan SE-L - turbo toy
    1993 Nissan NX - Turbo Racer

    Standalone fuel management (AEM EMS) on both
    carPC

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    • #3
      Just out of curiosity, how come you guys didnt move the HVAC controls up to where the radio is now and install the screen in that double Din section where the pocket and hvac is now?

      Seems funny for us to see a NX with the wheel on the right hand side here in the states.

      Coach is right, they are fun cars. Did yours come with the SR20 I hope?

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      • #4
        That would put the screen to low Blair. I think that is the only reason for putting it up high. I contemplated that as well.

        Brent
        1999 Nissan SE-L - turbo toy
        1993 Nissan NX - Turbo Racer

        Standalone fuel management (AEM EMS) on both
        carPC

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        • #5
          Update

          Thanks for the comments, good luck with yours coach hope the documentation of this project helps.

          Yea they are fun little cars, nice in the summer with to top's off. This is the second one he's had (after trying to plow a field sideways with the first one, doh!). Unfortunately this is just the GA16DE still good fun to throw around, I don't think hes done bad for his first car though.

          He wanted to keep the HU so the easiest way I could see was to loose the vents and block them off. Not a very elegant solution I'll conceed and I really can't be arsed trying to fab some new ones into the dash and ducting them. It's a decent location for visability and reach though..

          Old car...


          Cockpit...


          Aaand boot install


          It was fun swapping everything I installed to the new car...


          Here's the update for today.





          Been a bit lazy really this weathers too good. Primed her up, cut the slot for optical drive, just on the hi-build stage working on some pitting and scratches I missed. Oh, and trying to fit the case behind the centre console aswell I know it will go!

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          • #6
            mmmmm, Infinity Perfects.

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            • #7
              This is a nice install! I have an NX2000 myself, actually I think most of the folks on this thread are also on the sr20forum.

              I am actually planning on reconfigurign the center panel so I dont lose my vents. Im going to cut out the hazard switch and move it down. Im also going to relocate my hvac control to the cubby hole slot.

              Your install is looking really good. I really like that stealthy slot right below the cubby hole for a slot load dvd?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fonque
                I am actually planning on reconfigurign the center panel so I dont lose my vents. Im going to cut out the hazard switch and move it down. Im also going to relocate my hvac control to the cubby hole slot.
                Theres alot of room right by the steering wheel on my p10 where I could mount some of those push button items then cut out and glass a screen in there. Heres a pic I used with a write up.



                I wonder if you could see if there was room enough on the sides of your B13 guage paneling to place the push buttons just like there is space on my p10. I didnt check on the pics posted but Im sure you could get creative and relocate them fonque.

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                • #9
                  Uhhh, "black boxes" are actually bright orange. Good recycle of parts though.
                  Failure is not an option....



                  It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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                  • #10
                    Damn guys, looking good!

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                    • #11
                      Uhhh, "black boxes" are actually bright orange.
                      Lol waiting for someone to pull me up on that, touche.

                      mmmmm, Infinity Perfects.
                      Indeed!

                      Fantastic speakers, definately underpriced when they came out. Believe it or not I used to have them across the back seats in a mini they were only getting about 75wrms each but they kicked ***. Theyre now getting about 250wrms each, too loud really!

                      blairellis is right the switches probably would fit next to the steering wheel in a 2x2 config, although theyre a funny shape to cut holes for.


                      Update for today. Another lazy one lol even hotter today!
                      Managed to get the box to fit in behind center console, thank ****. Dunno where else I would have put it.

                      Old case came in handy again for making a bracket for the display.





                      A little worried about the display overheating. While testing it in the house the screen was almost getting too hot to touch, hence the fan. Now just have to find a cool supply of air from somewhere...

                      Also rigged a cable for the pioneer ip-bus aux in. 20 they expect you to pay for that, what a con!



                      And finally top coat on the center console. Just gotta put it all in the car now, oh and do the software side of things...


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by andygardner


                        A little worried about the display overheating. While testing it in the house the screen was almost getting too hot to touch, hence the fan. Now just have to find a cool supply of air from somewhere...
                        Just have the fan blw the hot air away from the display, kindof like an exhaust pipe goes out and away from the car. It doesnt need to go far, just as long as its going out from the display you should be fine.

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                        • #13
                          Looking good man! I was going to use a flip out, but I have that sold now, so I think I will mold a screen in now. I have two 7" Xenarc screens waiting, but I know one is going in my TItan.

                          Yeah, and like Fonque said, we are all on SR20forum.com if you aren't on there, you gotta join man!

                          Brent
                          1999 Nissan SE-L - turbo toy
                          1993 Nissan NX - Turbo Racer

                          Standalone fuel management (AEM EMS) on both
                          carPC

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                          • #14
                            fin

                            Well it's all in and running nicely. Frodoplayer is the front end for the moment, it seemed easiest to setup and get all the goodies running with.





                            The whole project took longer than expected due to a bit of re-wiring behind the centre console and relocating the ECU. For anyone else planning to 'carputer' an nx, if you want to put the PC behind centre consle 200x200x100mm is about the biggest case you could fit behind there. No problems with the M2 and SP13000. Total cost 540 (not including my labour!)

                            Big thanks to all the guys who write the code for these apps aswell, keep up the good work.

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                            • #15
                              Dude, that turned out pretty good! Me likey.
                              Failure is not an option....



                              It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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