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    OK...I originally planned on getting a 6.4" SVGA TFT for $700. Now I got this killer deal on a 10.4" SVGA TFT. The only problem is fitting it in my car. I have a '96 Acura Integra. I would like to center it somewhere that at least the driver would have direct veiw of it. Any suggestions? I'd hate to have a lay-it-there hack job. Thanks.

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    I'm in the same boat as you man. I would like to either make a flip up mount on the headliner or somehow mount it to the dash.

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    ive got a 10.4 touchscreen, and to put it in I'm gonna have to ditch my headunit, relocate the A/C controls as well as some other switches, and take my best freind--the Dremel--to the dash. Once I do that, though, I will never be able to take it out in favor of a traditional system (i have to destroy the existing hardware for stereo systems)
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    That's exactly what I DONT want to do, and im sure I speak for Carlos too. How wide is this display? I want to mount it in place of the passenger sunshade and have it flip up out of the way

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    Actually, I'll do whatever it takes to make this install look professional. Mounting it in any of the visors would be awkward when trying to view GPS or DVDs while in the front seat. I dont want to hide my system...all that work and no one sees it?!? Not me. Well, if you guys figure something out let me know. Thanks and good luck.

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    Originally posted by Carlos C:
    <STRONG>Actually, I'll do whatever it takes to make this install look professional. Mounting it in any of the visors would be awkward when trying to view GPS or DVDs while in the front seat. I dont want to hide my system...all that work and no one sees it?!? Not me. Well, if you guys figure something out let me know. Thanks and good luck.</STRONG>
    Ok, 2 things. First, I would design a mount that would freely swivel around so that you could position it in the best viewing. position. Second, It would be able to fold up flat against the ceiling, making it low profile. I'm not sure what neighborhood you live in, but security is an issue for me. I park in a garage at night, but not during the day. I had my previous stereo stolen in broad daylight in the parking lot at work. So I don't want a big computer screen being visable to everyone walking by. Now if I WANT to show it off, I can. Then flip it up and out of the way. Plus I'm not sure how legal it is to have a video screen playing while driving.

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    i guess I should clarify:

    the touchscreen that I have is all-in-one. The screen, touchpane, controller boards, and backlight are all connected and there is no way to separate them. All I do is plug up the VGA, the Serial port, and power plug.

    the whole thing is about 2 inches thick.

    you guys probably have just the screen, and then all the other crap can be remotely installed. The original LCD that I was going to use is only about 1/4" thick, and I could easily mount that in the same place with no hacking of my dash
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