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    Maximum Bitrate smashr2k's Avatar
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    Finally, Pictures!!!!

    Well, my digital camera FINNALLY came, so here are some picture of my installation:

    The LCD has been integrated into a DIN slot in the dash, and the AUX in on the AIWA has been moved to the rear.

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    The flash up close sorta distorts everything... The cover for the LCD was laser cut (toys are fun)!

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    The IRman eye has been take apart and is now hot glued just underneath the steering column. It is barely visible and gets the signal from both the passenger and the driver.

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    The computer is a torn apart laptop, housed under the seat, which is pretty much a mess, but no one can see it when the seat is pushed back to its normal position. The plexiglass underneath the laptop was also laser cut for a case i was gonna make, but it turned out to be to big, so the laptop is just attached to the bottom plate.

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    I have replaced the cigarrette lighter port with a red switch, that acts as main power for the system. It runs independently of the car being on, and i can start and stop the car without resetting. The red button is wired to the ATX power button (no it is not NOS )

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    The whole setup is nothing incredibly spectacular...yet I have the mic for voice control wired up, but i havent bother to enable it yet. I will eventually add GPS, DVD, TFT and all that, but for the moment, this allowes me to listen to MP3s in the car, while having a very clean, professional look.

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    Re: Finally, Pictures!!!!

    The computer is a torn apart laptop, housed under the seat, which is pretty much a mess, but no one can see it when the seat is pushed back to its normal position
    I'd find a new place for that if I were you. All it's gonna take is one passenger with big or wet feet to completely ruin all your hard work.

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    Looks excellent, this is the exact setup I would like to have.

    Few questions.

    Where did you get your LCD? Price? Did you make the LCD casing?
    Which plugin are you using for Winamp?

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    Yeah, charles can verify that mustangs dont really have a backseat. The plan is to eventually replace that with a much smaller, neater setup, but the only one who can really fit/ride back there is my little sister, and she cant reach any of the stuff. I mean ive used the seat exactly 3 times so far...

    The LCD is the standard $20 one from EIO.com (which seems to have mysteriously dissappeared as i cant get on their site.... weird) There isnt really a casing for it, cuz the LCD itself is slightly too big for the opening, so I affixed the LCD in place, and then placed the laser-cut cover over it. If someone needed a plate like that i am sure i could make it up on the cutter, if they paid for shipping and materials...
    Car: 1999 Dark Green Mustang GT Coupe
    Audio: Alpine HU, JL 6ch Amp, JL Stealthbox and XR series components.
    Player: Empeg for now; something custom later.
    www.neotechpc.com - Custom built laptops!

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    I mean ive used the seat exactly 3 times so far...
    That's too bad...

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    Hey - a fellow Mustanger! I have an '87 GT convertible. I'm putting an 8.4" LCD in the dash...Can't wait!
    Great job! I do, however, second the motion to secure/change locations on the computer.

    - Jeff

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    Great job on the character LCD! Looks very professional. What did you make the frame out of and how did you cut it?

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    Hehe, read the post first The frame was cut with a laser cutter that i have access to at school. I believe it is made out of 1/8" black ABS.
    Car: 1999 Dark Green Mustang GT Coupe
    Audio: Alpine HU, JL 6ch Amp, JL Stealthbox and XR series components.
    Player: Empeg for now; something custom later.
    www.neotechpc.com - Custom built laptops!

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