Hey Brett! Welcome to the crew!Originally Posted by Brett_N
As far as I have seen here, I don't think anyone else has considered raping a relatively expensive piece of hardware such as an iBook for use as a carPC. Your method *might* work as you envision, but I have a little doubt myself, as the video card may not produce enough signal to give you a good display over extended wires. Not to mention the fact that the display may utilize a plastic embedded ribbon, versus the standard hard wire, to transfer image data. Those are very difficult to extend.
Other than the display issue, you will need to address control, and also how to get the various components where you need them in the car. All in all, to do what you propose, you may be better off going with a custom-built PC. It will be easier to work with, and a heck of a lot less heartache to install, in my opinion.