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    Mini in a Ferrari

    Alright Guys, I need your help on this one. I am building a Ferrari 355 kit and am looking to install the mini mac into it. It will be a convertible so I am trying to not have the thing look to obvisous as to have a steal me sign, since the car will surly get enough attention on its own. I am trying to get a list of everything I need to buy in line as I donít start the project and go oh ****!!! I want the install to appear as close as possible to an OEM install, I do plan on using the pull out screen that fits in a single din, again trying to not make the sterio draw even more attention. I plan on using the CNX-P1900 so the computer will go into sleep or shut down when the cars ignition is turned off/on. My FM I am planning on using Radioshark, unless I am told there is something better. For the GPS and Navigation I know there is no true winners yet so I will hold off on this for now. I will be using a Lilliput touch screen to control all operations. So this is the list of things I must buy. Please add your input into what you like or donít. If there is anything I can/should add to make this look more factory please add your input. I think I want to stick to mac because though I am a PC guy the only computer that is always running is a mac I have. Alright on to the list:

    Mini Mac-being installed into glove box
    Lilliput screen
    In Dash Manual Housing - feel free to name any other fav other then the WW one
    CNX-P1900
    Y Cable Power Supply Thingie
    GPS- ????
    Frontend- ????

    Also, I am toying with the idea of adding a slot loaded external dvd drive so it can act as my CD/DVD player. Currently also not sure about XM. Again I want this system to easy enough for some stranger to hop into the car and pull out the screen and use. Thanks for your help guys!!!

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    why not get the motorized screen from www.mp3car.com/store ?


    $450 and its motorized and all....

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    Thought about going this route but was not sure if it will work with Tiger or not. So figured I would just wait and see if anyone post there experance using it.

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    Where are you getting the kit from? what's your chassis? i'm just curious...

    I really dont think you'd have to worry about someone stealing a carputer out of a what-they-think-is a Ferrari...but yeah, maybe even an alpine flip-out-and-up if you really want to be low profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Escalade182
    I really dont think you'd have to worry about someone stealing a carputer out of a what-they-think-is a Ferrari...but yeah, maybe even an alpine flip-out-and-up if you really want to be low profile.
    Except that Alpine flip-out-and-up will look like hell. Get a VGA screen of some sort...
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I agree...

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    You'll need a usb hub!
    Why not just fab the monitor into the dash if your making it from a kit anyway!
    It wont attract any more attention than the car itself. Put an alarm in that bad girl for christ's sake!
    Carputer status: [-*---------]
    Im thinking laptop...

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