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    1955 Buick Project

    Every '55 Buick needs a computer. Here is how I did mine.



    I guess you've got to start with parts. Here's a few of them:

    Epia M100, 1Gb RAM, 60Gb disk.



    Mix that with a little Extigy and XM USB and you are part of the way there.

    Build a new center console out of solid steel. Make sure you can fit a bottle of JWB in there somewhere.



    Paint it with House of Kolors Candy...



    Install this under the dash with a Xenarc touchscreen display. Add a pinch of StreetDeck...



    Take the old AM radio and force a Phidget or two into it...



    Put that into the dash...



    And now, we have a fairly nice system.



    Top it off with a motorized screen cover (the old 55 Buick radio speaker cover), and now we have something!



    There's a video of the whole thing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Idu9XyAnmQ.
    Andy
    55 Buick Carputer - http://www.55buick.com/Carputer/carputer.htm

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    OMG thats beautiful.

    nice car, where'd you get it?
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    future mod: my first car PC

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    Thanks. I've had the car for years (decades). I bought it in New Mexico when I was at UNM.
    Andy
    55 Buick Carputer - http://www.55buick.com/Carputer/carputer.htm

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    Very nice!

    Not a four door fan myself but super clean install!

    Good work.
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    Holy crap, I love that install. Very stock looking!
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    Man what an install, and a sleeper!

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    Beautiful work! Congrats on an amazing install.
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    now that is insperational

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    Thats is a SUPER slick install awsome job

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    Wow that is nice. Great job!

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