ST34LTH - do ya thing. I mean it. Do ya thing. I stated I've been working non-stop (minus basketball season in H.S.) since the age of 15. While I've got a lot of 'stuff' I've made foolish descisions as well. I'm finally on the downhill battle of those descisions. Thats why I even started coming to this board b/c I need something different to do. I need a project to work on. This also might be more than 'just a project' since I'm thinking of starting up a car restoration/improvement job. Realty (did I spell that right) is at a good price in my area...its an idea.
And about what these guys keep talking about degrees = money ; NOPE! OJT (On the Job Training) has always proved to be the best bet for myself, being in the military helped myself out. I've learned its more about discipline in your life then using that discipline in the business world and as you had mentioned - its always who you know helps out A LOT!
Back to the issue at hand - which exactly do you want to do to this ride?
You want it to stand out right? Do you want it customized for yourself (for the next 5 years at least) or in general (possible selling it w/in 5 years).
This will make a HUGE difference on thinking what steps to take.
Here's my 2 cents:
Car Pc - of course, is the best thing to do. Have a touchscreen in front then have two monitors in the back (headrest) hooked up to a switcher (SAVIN - i think) which is hooked up by a ps2 and dvd player. This way someone can watch a dvd while the other plays games.
touchscreen remote (sony makes one) in the back armrest that flip up out of the leather that will control the monitors in the headrest.....
I could go on and on...but let me know what you want it to do stand out or custom fit?