I have been looking for a spot to put the computer where it won't be very obtrusive. I tried the trunk, passenger seat, glovebox... none of these spots were big enough, and the trunk loacation just seemed dangerous since I have a lot of stuff in there at times.
My last guess involved taking the CD changer out (I don't use it anyway) I took it out after about an hour of wrestling with interior panels, and immediately I saw the possibility here:
From L to R: Factory CD changer - Powerbook - Powerbook size before the frankensteinization.
The Frankenbook sitting in the Cd Changer Bracket.
Neatly tucked behind the interior panel.
This made me really excited about the build.
I love that if everything goes well, the only visible part of the computer will be the screen! the flipup door also provides easy access to all the ports on the laptop. (thank you apple for putting all the connections on the same side)
-Make stronger case to bolt to the bracket
-Get screen (thinking Xenarc 700TSV, opinions?)
-Get car power adapter
-Get audio cable
A couple of weeks after the install and everything is working right, i'm going to mold the screen in my dash to make it look 100% OEM.
More next time!