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    I have not figured out the cable routing yet. I was going to put the monitor where the OEM option would go on the dash. But Lilliput recomends not putting the screen in direct sunlight. So I think I'm going to use a goose neck mount from Parts Express.

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=205-625

    This will be mounted on the passenger seats front, inside floor bolt. The wires at this point should just route out from under the console. I plan on putting the MM, external HD, and inverter in the console. The XM reciever will go under the passenger seat. GPS is bluetooth and will "float". NOTE: The Holux GR-231 GPS with RoadNav from Source forge kicks butt. A friend and I set it up on a laptop and it tracks to the yard and keeps speed to the MPH. And this was with the unit sitting in the "BUCKET" in the console. We only lost one satellite moving it there from the dash.

    At this point I'm just waiting for my Mac Mini

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    Nissan Titan Re-Install

    Have you seen this yet?
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    Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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    [QUOTE=Grimey]Nissan Titan Re-Install

    Have you seen this yet?[/QUOTE

    Just checked it out. Thanks! Definitely something I'm going to look into.

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    cant think of anything more sexy than a touch screen mac in a car.... i hope the software for the mac comes fast for all the front end stuff.. i think it will.
    "Whats red and invisible?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    cant think of anything more sexy than a touch screen mac in a car.... i hope the software for the mac comes fast for all the front end stuff.. i think it will.
    That's our hope. I'm looking forward to it as well.
    Dak TruckPuter:

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    Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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    Exclamation New Idea

    I followed a couple leads to TitanTalk.com on OEM Navigation Bezels and here is what I've come up with. The Infiniti QX56 has the same dash board as the Titan and Armada (pic below). It looks like all I would need to do is change out the surrounding bezel that covers the vents and goes up into the middle of the dash. I could leave the radio face plate alone. I like the Infiniti one better because it looks like it set the monitor up more and would accomodate my 8" lilliput better. I also like the leather covered arm rest Wish they put those in the Titan.




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    Update!

    I've installed the Mac Mini, external 250g HD, and USB port router. I still have to install the monitor and XM units. But I set it all up in the house first and it worked greate. Here are some pics.

    Here is the console "bucket". I comes out by itself and is huge.


    Here is the "bucket" with the brackets I made and the case fan I installed.


    Here is the unit just before I put it back in the truck.

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    very nice. Good idea on the fan. How are you powering that? also what's the black thing at the "top" of the bucket? above the mini. Using an inverter for all of this as well?

    Keep up the good work

    Michael
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    The black thing is the hinge for the console lid. I'm using a power inverter for now but I would like to get the Carnetix CNX-1900. I'll power the fan off of the 12v supply to the inverter. I have the inverter wired to a switch in the dash. I don't plan on running this thing all the time just on longer trips.

    Bill

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