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    Check out Cabe's mp3car forum section Ask Cabe Sipes

    Rob Wray from mp3Car interviews Cabe Sipes from Pimp My Ride and Rock the Boat about what modding cars is like on a TV set.

    Cabe talks about his experience on the set of Pimp My Ride and how a fabrication team deals with car computer installs.

    Cabe Sipes shows off his truck with a ton of computer and audio related modifications. Cabe has a 10 inch touch screen along with 2 7 inch head rest screens.

    Being a huge fan of how this car sounds, he has multiple amplifiers running to 2 15 inch subs.

  • #2
    You know, his work is very nice, very impressive. I wonder why he didn't go crazy with his install. I think he could have done a killer install and went overboard, but still kept it looking very very OEM.
    Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

    1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
    4X MK808b
    3x Perixx Touchpads
    3x 7 inch Screens
    1X 7 inch motorized Screen
    1x Win 7 PC

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    • #3
      I didnt go crazy because I really do tear that truck down at least twice a week. Is what I call my "beta baby". I use it to test out products and ideas so for me to fiberglass everthing and make amp rack covers and all that makes it useless to me when a company asks me to test and review and amplifier for them. I can pull every part out of that truck and pu it back to stock in under 2 hours.

      I know what you mean though, everybody expects me to have a crazy fiberglassed and painted system with lights and motorization but I have done that and I hated it. Now, when I finally find the car to build for this winter that will be a different story.
      Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CabeSipes View Post
        I didnt go crazy because I really do tear that truck down at least twice a week. Is what I call my "beta baby". I use it to test out products and ideas so for me to fiberglass everthing and make amp rack covers and all that makes it useless to me when a company asks me to test and review and amplifier for them. I can pull every part out of that truck and pu it back to stock in under 2 hours.

        I know what you mean though, everybody expects me to have a crazy fiberglassed and painted system with lights and motorization but I have done that and I hated it. Now, when I finally find the car to build for this winter that will be a different story.
        Well I meant crazy as in technology. You drive a bigger SUV, so you have more room then I do. So I think you have way more potential then my setup, because you can add more. I dont expect you to trick out the interior because I think thats very very tacky. Infact (please dont bash me), but some of the stuff you guys do to cars on the show is so tacky. I think if an install is done, it should be done very tastefully, and some of the stuff they do is very distasteful. Although I have to say, you were very very tasteful with your install. Everything looks like it should be there.

        I think you should stay with a SUV. There is so much room to do things.
        Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

        1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
        4X MK808b
        3x Perixx Touchpads
        3x 7 inch Screens
        1X 7 inch motorized Screen
        1x Win 7 PC

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        • #5
          Ok, I see what your saying. You have to remember, thats my first car pc.....ever. I put it in like 3 months ago so I'm still figuring out what you can do with these things. Trust me, my wife is sick of hearing all my ideas and what I am going to do but I also have a substantial customer base that keeps me pretty busy so I dont have alot of time to play with my truck.

          Thats one of the main reasons I'm on here and went to the meet was to see what can be done and what is being done. I dont want to copy so I am trying to do things others haven't. You guys dont make it easy though, pretty much everything that can be done you jump on faster than I can think.
          Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CabeSipes View Post
            Ok, I see what your saying. You have to remember, thats my first car pc.....ever. I put it in like 3 months ago so I'm still figuring out what you can do with these things. Trust me, my wife is sick of hearing all my ideas and what I am going to do but I also have a substantial customer base that keeps me pretty busy so I dont have alot of time to play with my truck.

            Thats one of the main reasons I'm on here and went to the meet was to see what can be done and what is being done. I dont want to copy so I am trying to do things others haven't. You guys dont make it easy though, pretty much everything that can be done you jump on faster than I can think.
            Well I cant say my worklog would be helpful. I have A.D.D so I change my mind so many times. Thankfully now I'm on the right path. There is one thing that is holding me back and thats my dash. I hear you on time, I have so little time also and i did alot of modding before actually thinking things through. Basically i dont pace myself and get way ahead of myself. Im sending you a PM. Since you know how to deal with weird installs.
            Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!

            1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
            4X MK808b
            3x Perixx Touchpads
            3x 7 inch Screens
            1X 7 inch motorized Screen
            1x Win 7 PC

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            • #7
              I like you Cabe, you have a great personality and i can appreciate all the work you have done. it is great to have you here. Now I have to watch MTV and find you! actually it isnt on MTV anymore, it is on speed (the re-runs)
              Brian @Nexations Creations

              Specialist in Custom Interior Fiberglass OEM Replication Work.

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              • #8
                Thanks, I appreciate that. I'm having fun here so I hope to get my "geek" card soon!
                Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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                • #9
                  You're already well on your way
                  "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
                  RevFE
                  My Shop

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                  • #10
                    Well maybe just a pocket protector. We save the geek cards for life members.
                    HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327

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                    • #11
                      YES! I want my pocket protector! I will make that protector look good!
                      Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CabeSipes View Post
                        YES! I want my pocket protector! I will make that protector look good!
                        Getting your pocket protector is sort of like getting patched into a biker gang: You have to earn it.
                        Once you get your pocket protector, it's like a rocker patch only. You're merely a prospect at that point. You have to wear it in the pocket of every shirt you own.
                        That t-shirt you wear in the shop when laying 'glass? Better sew a pocket on it or buy a new t-shirt!

                        Once you've proven your worth to the geek collective, you get our variation of of a "beat-in" to earn your slide rule. That includes taking a railgun up your wazoo in a all-night 30-on-1 Quake Deathmatch... That would be the original Quake with the NIN soundtrack...
                        Gotta keep it old school in honor of those geeks who have fallen before us.

                        After the "frag-in", we party like there's no tomorrow to honor a new geek inductee.
                        There's usually a Star Trek or Star Wars marathon on SpikeTV, we swap retainers and play Dungeons & Dragons in Brian's mom's basement until we pass out.



                        And when the slide rule is in your pocket protector, you will be expected to discuss quantum physics or theoretical mass dispersion rates of subatomic particles under the influeces of electromagnetic fields of varying intensities upon request. It's our version of a "secret handshake".






                        Crap... I've been watching waaaaaaaay too much "Gangland" on History Channel....
                        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                        How about the Wiki?



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                        • #13
                          That was the most amazing and imaganative thing I have heard in a long time..........WOW..........bravo sir......bravo.
                          Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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                          • #14
                            Hehehehhe. Thanks.
                            Sometimes I get on a roll after my second cup o' joe.
                            When your brain moves faster than is necessary to accomplish the task at hand (grasp mug. lift mug to lips. tip mug. sip coffee slowly.),the unused portion goes pretty much wild. Sometimes funny and interesting stuff like that comes out.
                            Sometimes it's scary stuff.
                            And every once in a while I solve a problem that's been plaguing me while I'm writing an email or playing Wii...



                            Personally, I'm hoping you do make it all the way and earn that slide rule. I bet you know some top-shelf pinstripers that would go all Von Dutch on an old-school metal slide rule!



                            Seriously, Cabe, you really do amazing work. Anyone who isn't impressed has no clue about fabrication.
                            And there's something I have wanted to ask since you rolled up here.

                            I'm sure you're aware of Will Castro, UA and his show. I think every fabricator is aware (and quite probably jealous) be they professional or amateur.
                            They did one show a few years ago where they brought in other top fabricators and industry people to work on a hearse for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart: Steve Brown of Alpine, Gary Biggs of JBL and Dave "Fishman" Rivera from Metra.

                            Did they contact you about working this build?
                            Could you have even participated in it with your affiliation with PMR or Rock Da Boat or other TV ventures?

                            And the flip side...
                            Assuming you've seen their work & the final result, what would you have done differently if you were working on any portion of the build, if anything)?

                            Lastly...
                            In your career as a fabricator, who do you admire, respect, idolize, worship, respect or whatever in the industry?
                            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                            How about the Wiki?



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                            • #15
                              No, I coulnt have dne that buil because of the different networks but I was aware of it way before it was started. I actually built Tony Stewarts semi since he lives 45 min. from me.

                              As far as what I would have changed.......nothing. I have known all the guys that built that car for years and they are all as top notch as they come.

                              As far as in the inustry there are so many people I respect its hard to answer but a few would be Sam Horn, Wayne Harris and Matt Bogart. I bet you have never heard of those guys because they were originating all this before it was cool and have contributed more to the industry than I ever could.
                              Google my name if you need to know who I am.

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