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    I have an average sized normal metal computer case to hold my carputer and I need to find a spot to mount it in my suv (4runner). I was thinking behind the passenger seats, it would be bolted on to the back of them by some kind of metal piece around the computer. The problem with that would be the carputer would be vertical 90% of the time and Ive heard its much better for the HD to have the computer horizontal (so HD is vertical). Thanks,
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    i have a ford explorer and i just put it behind the rear seats. my future plan is to somehow put it into the actually walls of the car and make it totally invisible. i tried it in one spot of my car and the motherboard was like 1" to big and i havent had any time to mess with it since. If you want, i have pictures of the setup here. Instead of changing the way the computer sits, i would say just make the hard drive vertical. By the way, i am planning a new overhaul for my web site (mp3suv.com). Ill let everyone know when it officially debutes because it will be a great help to alot of people (sorry, im not gonna give away any secrets).

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    Yeah, right now its behind the seats on its side, but it slides around everywhere...Im thinking get an L-bracket and drill it into the bottom of the cargo bed and then also onto computer case..I want to refrain from permenently modifying my car though.
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    You could try using velcro to attach it to the floor. The velcro won't be able to hold the whole weight of the system, but it will certainly stop it from sliding around.
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    velcro would work well, or even if you got some tacky stuff and put it on the bottom. i think i once had the same problem and i used those rubber pads that you use to unscrew jar lids when theyre on too tight and i put them under the case. that grips well and the case didnt slide around. its kinda cheap, but it worked.
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    I agree with the velcro, but if that doesnt work and you really dont want to drill into your car(wouldnt do that anyways...it will cause lots of shock/vibration to your comp)...get some scraps of wood/plexi and build a smaller case. Then you can through it under a seat. I dont know about your '93 4Runner, but my '96 has a good size dip under the front passenger seat (for heater option). It shouldnt be hard to build a case for that big hole. Or just find a book PC case and through everything in there like I did. My original install had the PC in the back, but it just screemed "steal me" plus I hate the sight of wires. Now its in a bookpc case under seat...check out website under interior mods for a few pics.
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