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    Home Made in car Laptop mount.

    After looking on ebay for in car laptop mounts, I decided to build my own. I saw some on there made out of plumbing and plexi glass and thought, I can do better than that! So thats what I've set out to do.


    Heres What We need to get this project off the ground. If I was going to do this I wanted to do it right.


    Heres the Platform elements. I sheet of Aluminum Diamond Plate, a 90 degree 3 ft. piece of stainless steel, and a 24" Copper bendable Water Heater Pipe 3/4" Thread.


    This will make up the mounts. 2 through floor plumbing fittings, a 90 degree 3/4" fitting, and two 1", 3/4" connection fittings.


    to Connect this whole mess I will be using 3/16" Rivets with washers.


    And to make it look all Pretty, I will be Using some Rust-Oleum Automotive Primer, and some Runt-Oleum Textured Black paint. I'm Pretty Sure that you will still be able to make out the Diamond Plate, But i didn't want the aluminum glaring sun into my eyes.


    The Next Step was to Mark out the parts for cutting.




    I came to find out that my jigsaw was busted, so I have sent those parts off to my buddy who works in a Sheet metal shop. I will have them back tomorrow.


    Now I Have Thread Locked these male to male extensions onto the bases.

    This is what i have in mind




    I found out after a mock up fitting, that the neck was too long, so I went and got a 12" heater pipe instead.

    Right now, the neck and fittings are in the garage with paint drying. Tomorrow I will post pictures of the process on drilling and riveting the parts together.
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    Best of luck dude! I am a long-time supporter of laptops-in-car for the same types of thing as the typical "factory looking/in-dash" setups....

    It looks like you have a good idea of what you want. Now let us see some final results! ;]
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    progress report, damn it! =]
    Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

    My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73500

    Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



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    Update! Update! Please!!

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    Ouch man..what was the retail on all of your supplies?
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    It has some nice potential. Other than painting the neck, I would propose using either loom or expandable tubing to make it look decent.

    Bring on the update!
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    Updates?
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