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    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
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    the screen will extend from just under the alpine all the way down to the bottom of the extended opening....it will be slightly recessed & angled.....it should look good when it's done, but until then NO PC in the car!! I miss it already, I have to carry my laptop with me always now until the pc goes back in...just in case of an emergency impromptu web browsing session need arises
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    looking good, luck bastard, you have a column shifter
    so i guess you would like to get rid of those other now "useless" screens

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    Ahhh, but they're all useful.....I still want to add more screens.....I am going to put a 1.8" lcd on the drivers side door panel at the top triangle(where a tweeter would go) & a 2.5" on the passengers side......both just inside of the rear view mirrors,these will be for night vision cameras to supliment the rear view mirrors for parking at night.....with my limo tinted windows I can't see **** while parking at night.....don't want to scuff the rims.....useless....maybe......but I love it

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    I was wondering how you were going to accomplish the opening you will need for the 12." I originally thought you would cut up the hole in the bottom dash piece you had and the fiberglass around it to the plastic, never thought to do it the way you are going, that looks like it will be alot better, many less hours of sanding to acheive the stock lines.

    I unfortuntly do not have any extra inverters at the moment, I do a the 2 ccfl one that I am currently using and the 4 ccfl one that I am planing on putting in down the road when I do the mod to control the brightness. I ripped apart the original frame and I am currently making on out of MDF instead of birch, Its about 3/8 thick, but I think it will still fit and has been easier to get better cuts. I wil update my thread soon I should be getting more done tomorrow.

    Sorry about the inverter, I just sold one that I had extra to cartunes with a controller that he was able to use on that BRIGHT 12" screen he has been working on.

    Good luck, I might stil have to head down to Brooklyn though to see how this is comming along
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    yes, I thought of just cutting down into the second opening, but you're right, it would have been much more work rebuilding the shape & getting it to look right...this was the easiest way to keep all of my lines straight & curves unaltered....the only problem will be choosing a color & a finish....I considered a matte black...but it may look real cheap without texture....I considered a high gloss same red as outside of the truck...but that's too custom & gaudy, I'm going more for the factory look....I'm considering a semigloss silver finish...similar to the new navi dash..or the matrix....may look most factory like that...but the alpine face is all black,,,the climate control face is black......I'm still undecided on the final finish. I may also look into some texturing products designed for repairing bumpers & moldings....if I can match the original texture of the plastics I may be able to match this bottom piece pretty close & maintain the oem style & not even spray all of the rest of the plastics....but it would have to be pretty acurate...& that could be harder than just refinishing all the plastics

    I am going to just try & order a lot of ccfl's & a dimming invertor to power them.....just have to figure out what to order & from who....I'm just so busy at the shop I haven't had time yet.....maybe tommorow

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    <edit>
    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I am planning on replacing my lilliput 8" with something that has a little more screen area, a 12.1" widescreen turned sideways, to give an end user resolution of 800X1280 max...
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    dont most front ends allow you to change the resolution setting? Neocar's (NMC) settings have it so you can have custom resolution that way you get the exact resolution.

    another thing with neocar is that there is an easy to do skin creator all you do is make your own buttons and background and use the skin workshop and change the pictures to those you created and you can also change the size of the push button area.

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    as far as I've seen yes you can select several resolutions but the choices are for pretty standard resolutions....640X480 800X600 1024X768 etc.... I don't think anyone would build a 800X1280 res into a skin.... now as far as editors & designing my own...I never looked ito that at all.....I don't know how involved it is...I guess I will look into it when my setup is installed....but I still would like to find someone to do it if I could as I don't think it is easy to do...

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    i just changed my neocars resolution to 800X1280. its very vertical...

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    woooh....cool!!! I never know that....I'll download it first chance I get....THANK YOU.... this is a big help!!!!! I guess I shouldn't have assumed.........

    now neocar...I know nothing about it.....guess I know what I'll be playing with tonight....

    Thanks again zoomzoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    woooh....cool!!! I never know that....I'll download it first chance I get....THANK YOU.... this is a big help!!!!! I guess I shouldn't have assumed.........

    now neocar...I know nothing about it.....guess I know what I'll be playing with tonight....

    Thanks again zoomzoom
    no problem when installed go to neocar manager and under general options go to screen resolution then custom resolution...

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