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    Project is dead!

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to my own thread. But shortly after my last post, I sold that POS and bought a 2007 4Runner. I didn't get the 4R with navi, but I do intend to do something about...
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    Wow, been a while and no progress on my part. I...

    Wow, been a while and no progress on my part. I see that a couple other people have come up with some creative ways to install the LCD. It looks like I might be selling the Jeep in the next year,...
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    Update! I haven't had much time to work on...

    Update!

    I haven't had much time to work on this the past few months - been busy with other important things like getting married and honeymoon, etc! :)

    But last weekend I finally got out to...
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    Surplus computers...cool! A couple miles away. ...

    Surplus computers...cool! A couple miles away. Thanks!
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    Can you tell me where on newegg you picked this...

    Can you tell me where on newegg you picked this up?
    KB QUMAX|KBP20 SLIM WRLS USB RTL - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$48.95)

    My search is coming up null and this looks like something I could use.
    ...
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    That does look good! I'd do the same except for...

    That does look good! I'd do the same except for two reasons. First, I don't want to lose my AC vents in the front. They push out the most air and also cool the backseat too. I think maybe on the...
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    Thanks! Yup, the PS hangs off a bit for two...

    Thanks!

    Yup, the PS hangs off a bit for two reasons. One for the reason you mentioned, so that I have more room to work with the ATX cable. But also because (not pictured) there will be a slim...
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    Case Fab Complete

    Tonight, I finished the final design of the PC case. After about 3 different designs that resulted in a much stronger and smaller design, this is what I have come up with.

    1/8" polycarbonate...
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    Sure that was always an option. Although low-key...

    Sure that was always an option. Although low-key and theft-resistant (not theft proof) is a great advantage. I think having it mounted on the dash would be easy, but it would also be an easy target...
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    Ha! No way man! I'm thinking about 10-20 total...

    Ha! No way man! I'm thinking about 10-20 total hours of work on this project, not 100-200 by pulling out the fricken dash. :) I agree the new dashes are sweet, but it would involve WAY too much...
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    There's actually quite a bit difference between...

    There's actually quite a bit difference between the JC and the JGC. And the 2004+ Dash styles are totally different too. But thanks for the thought. If there is a simpler way, I'll definitely look...
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    I sure have. There's one floating around these...

    I sure have. There's one floating around these forums for a Jeep Cherokee, but not a Grand Cherokee. I've also looked online and nothing for my model or nothing within a reasonable price range for...
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    Pre-Install Pics

    Well, I finally got around to finding a workable solution to the above problems. I am going to leave the radio bezel and AC vents, but put the LCD beneath that, and then the AC controls beneath...
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    That was an idea at first, but then I decided...

    That was an idea at first, but then I decided that I wanted to keep my HU, and I really didn't want to deal with the troubles of a manual or motorized screen.

    However, today I did take the...
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    Dude, post pics. I gotta see what you did so you...

    Dude, post pics. I gotta see what you did so you can give me ideas for my 2K Jeep Grand Cherokee. Although if it's just the JC and not the JGC Limited, then the dashes are totally different and it...
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    ha ha. you guys are a barrel of laughs, let me...

    ha ha. you guys are a barrel of laughs, let me tell you.

    Seriously, she's seen my ideas for a carpc in my Jeep and now she wants one in her Honda Accord. In fact, hers would be sooo much...
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    Here's a couple more pics. The first showing...

    Here's a couple more pics.

    The first showing off the lcd in the dash with my custom "hand mount" :lol:

    You can see the space on the sides that need to be filled somehow. I also checked and...
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    She's my fiance. She says that her car is next....

    She's my fiance. She says that her car is next. :eek:

    And the water bottles are mine...
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    Here's a few more showing the back seat where the...

    Here's a few more showing the back seat where the factory amp is and where the wiring is for my sub/amp located in the trunk space.
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    Sure man, take a look at these.

    Sure man, take a look at these.
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    First thought it to mount it in the center...

    First thought it to mount it in the center console armrest. Just like others have done, if I pull out the insert, there's plenty of room in there to mount the mb either laying flat or vertical. ...
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    you're funny. :lol: Of course I did. Even...

    you're funny. :lol: Of course I did. Even without memory the Motherboard should POST and give a memory error. I was trying to say that I removed things that consumed power thinking I was...
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    Just thought I would offer my .02 here. I...

    Just thought I would offer my .02 here.

    I bought a 4-6Amp 13.8volt bench power supply to test my system out before putting in my car. My PSU is an Opus 120 and motherboard is SP13000. Anyway,...
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    Yup, another problem that I have already thought...

    Yup, another problem that I have already thought of. Although the pic doesn't show it, the lcd will fit in there along with the AC controls with about 1-1.5 inch left at the bottom that should fit...
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    Yes, much better photoshop skills than me. ...

    Yes, much better photoshop skills than me. Except there will be a 1 inch space on each side that I have to fill with something, but yet still make the dash look good and seamless, if possible.
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