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    Do you have anymore shots of this car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sporty_drew View Post
    Do you have anymore shots of this car?
    Sure, that's DJSexays car. He competes in IASCA, I think that build was from 03. Here's a few links.


    http://www.djsexay.com/gallery/albums.php
    http://www.djsexay.com/system05.html
    http://www.fbodyaudio.com/gallery/djsexay2

    He's mainly in this forum.
    http://www.fbodyaudio.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW View Post
    Sure, that's DJSexays car. He competes in IASCA, I think that build was from 03. Here's a few links.


    http://www.djsexay.com/gallery/albums.php
    http://www.djsexay.com/system05.html
    http://www.fbodyaudio.com/gallery/djsexay2

    He's mainly in this forum.
    http://www.fbodyaudio.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
    Thanks Jason. I really like his setup there with the 4 amps.
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    Jason, I've followed you thread on LS1tech for a while. Saw your link to this thread in your LS1tech Sig. Did you just end up giving up on your Car pc?

    What software is everybody using once they build their own system? Are they writing their own, or is there preferred software that most people agree on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROCNDAV View Post
    Jason, I've followed you thread on LS1tech for a while. Saw your link to this thread in your LS1tech Sig. Did you just end up giving up on your Car pc?

    What software is everybody using once they build their own system? Are they writing their own, or is there preferred software that most people agree on?
    Yeah, I gave up on it. It was just one problem after another. It's like spending a lot of time making a crystal radio. Yeah, it's cool and all, but I can't spend a lot of time messing with small stuff and maintenance all the time. I just need it to work reliably so I can spend my time with more important things. I replaced it with a touchscreen Alpine DVD player. A 2 DIN unit that fits in the dash.

    As far as software goes, you pick your OS. I had a beefy PC, a 3000+ AMD, so I used Windows XP. If you have a weaker unit you might be better off with WN 2000 or even WN98se. You don't have to write anything, there are what's called frontends. All the front end software does is group several programs together in a simple to use graphical solution. Imagine driving and looking for your GPS program to double click on or looking for your Sat radio program to click on. You'd have a wreck for sure. So all these programs are grouped together in a kind of shell (frontend) program. Some frontends use Media Player as the main music program, some use Winamp, etc... My frontend was called Roadrunner. Which ever frontend you pick, will have numerous different skins for different looks.

    Here's a RR skin called Sunset


    One called Astro


    One called Hemi-Day
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    These are just the front page to each skin. People do make these so you can make your own look if you want. The point is you have quick access to what you want. GPS program, Web, Phone, whatever. So you touch one and then it goes to the next screen which is focused on it's duty. Music screen will have a list of songs, volume control, etc...

    There's a lot more to the software side, but that's the basics. The harware is also unique for CarPC's. Power consumption is a big factor as well as heat production. You really have to read all the newbie stuff and FAQ to understand it all well. It's not something just everyone can do. You have to dedicate a lot of time learning how it all works. I may go back to it later on when there is better hardware made and smoother running software. Right now the whole CarPC is in the early stages, but it's gaining momentum.
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    I simplified it to 6 pieces plus the 2 side pieces.



    Can anyone figure out roughly the air space figuring 3/4" walls? I may try to divide it up into squares and triangles later, but I think it's at least 1 cu. ft. per driver.

    I have to limit it to 37" wide to fit and still access the shock adjustors so the subs will be right next to each other. I haven't decided on a final angle to mount the subs at, but I'll do the sub mounting board first and then try to see what angle looks best.

    I did get all the old tint off the back window using a small steam machine I bought a while back.


    You really can't do it without one.
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    Is the box going to float like that or will it actually go all the way to the floor?
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    Something seems to be off on those measurements. I took some masking tape and cut it to length and layed it down. This was a close as i could get to your shape you have posted last. As you can tell everything lines up except for that one piece which you have as 9" and from my mockup it's going to need another 14.5"s. That would put that piece at 23.5"s.

    Let me know what you want the measurement to be and if you want some of the other pieces moved around and i can try to figure up the airspace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sporty_drew View Post
    Is the box going to float like that or will it actually go all the way to the floor?
    I'm going to keep it above the trans tunnel. It's too much work to build a notch around it.
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