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    How to put a Mac Mini in a 98 Cavalier--HELP!!

    I want to put a Mac Mini in a 1998 Chevy Cavalier.I have uploaded some pictures of the front interior and what I want to know is:

    1: Where and how can I mount a Monitor

    2: Where and how can I mount/put the MacMini

    also i have been looking around these forums for a while and what is a fold out monitor? or what type of monitor do you reccomend for a small car?

    If anyone wants to see anything else let me know. Much thanks and lots of help appreciated
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    I have read, and still am. But I havent found very many/any cavalier installs or where they put the screen and mini. Looking for ideas.

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    i would put the mini in your glove box
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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    Thats what I was thinking because its perfectly flat and it fits pretty well. But now where to put a monitor?

    I wanted a sorta cheap touchscreen but i noticed that they just have like stands. And the in dash motorizes ones a around $400 so if I did that I would have to start saveing up. I dont know.

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    motorized tft low in dash is a bad idea.
    Screen level should be as near as possible as line of sight while driving.
    I would put the tft up there, with its lower end partly pblocjing those fu*ing vents

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    well there is only certain monitors that work with the mini so that is also a consideration. not all drivers will work with the off brand screens that will be cheaper.
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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    So for mounting your saying (if you look back on the dash pic) to mount it say by takeing off the top dash and bolting it underneath that if thats possible or do you mean actually mounting it on the dash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsibobby View Post
    well there is only certain monitors that work with the mini so that is also a consideration. not all drivers will work with the off brand screens that will be cheaper.
    To be clear, it isn't the monitor so much as the touchscreen. Practically any VGA monitor should connect to the Mini.

    The most common touchscreens use the egalax drivers, which are readily available for the Mini.
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    yeah thanks bugbyte thats what i meant. and you could cut the dash and mold it in with out to much trouble.
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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