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    F-Body Ideas - Camaro and Firebird

    I'm just going to throw some install pics and photoshops of different ideas I have to figure out a good design for my 99 Trans Am. A lot of the Firebird/Trans Am and Camaro parts or similar so I'm going to include both here. I hope f-body guys who are new to carputers will get some good ideas. If anyone knows of some other f-bodies with PC's in them, pass the link along. I'm looking for all I can find.

    First is my man Firebird (Bernhard) with his 10" LCD in the dash looking like a factory install. I really love that screen, although I may have to settle for a 8.4".

    (EDIT) I researched his TFT panel and found out that it is actually a 10.4" screen. I haven't heard back from Firebird to confirm this, but I think a 10.4" screen will fit these cars as long as the border around the screen is fairly slim.





    More info here:
    my sharp in a Pontiac Firbird


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    Here is some stuff from Curious. 7" wide screen.






    More info here:
    http://curioustech.home.insightbb.com/

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    Here's some from Snootch. He's running an 8" Lilliput.

    More info here:
    2000 Pontiac Trans Am carputer install
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    Here's some from Camarossguy. 7" wide screen here.
    More info here:
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/223273/10

    And here:
    1997 camaro totally indash LCD and PC
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    Here's some from Meissenation. He's got a 7" widescreen.




    His new dash:


    Lot's more pics here:
    http://carpc.meissenation.com/

    And here:
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397867

    New Dash pics here:
    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=485792

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    Here's some from XxAndyxX. His setup isn't very integrated or molded in, but I like it just the same. Not bad at all, ------ for a 16 year old!
    I like how he dumped a fullsize desktop case into the spare tire well. I've never seen that that before.
    More info here:
    *almost* Completed Car computer
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    Here's a few of my Photoshop pics. I used pics from the above guys as well as my car. There's also 2 pics (all I could find) of the A/C controls relocated to the glovebox.

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    Here's my latest idea about putting the A/C controls below the screen area. It would take a lot of work to mold the controls in and make it look nice, but you won't have to extend the cables and they will be in easy reach. This one and the 3 Curious pics above all have a stretched screen to see what a 8.4" monitor would look like. Their not perfect as I whipped them up pretty quick, but it does give a decent idea of how the larger monitor would look.
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    Here's a new car for this thread (March 27 2006). A 2002 Camaro from Z28CTYHNTR. It has a little Epia mobo under the passenger seat.



    More pics and info on this cars thread:
    2002 Camaro Install

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    I can't really figure out what you're looking for here. Pictures or just install idea's? If you want install idea's, post up what you want with your setup and it'll help us help you.

    I'm gathering that you want to keep your HVAC stuff in a similar location to where it is now? If you don't mind fabbing stuff up, you could try this.. Take apart the HVAC module to see if there's one main board in there or if its individual boards. If it looks possible, cut the heat selector portion out of the middle, then plastic weld the fan and mode knobs together and mount them where the ASR panel and lighter are at right now. The heat selector could be mounted somewhere less convenient with more space.

    I'd also vote for the big screen in your first post, unless you're hesitant to pull the dash out. It's a pain in the arse to get it out, but the long term benefits would probably be worth it. Plus, it'd be a whore for ANY thief to try and steal.

    FWIW though, I'd probably model my install after Snootch's. His is clean, functional, and easy to return to stock.
    In the works...
    Dell GX240 SFF
    P4 1.8GHz, 256 RAM, 160GB HDD
    8" Lilliput (fab work completed - F-150)

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