Astra Mk4 Coupe Install
Ok thought i would share with you guys
ok this is copyed from another thread sorry chaps so some of the comments may not make sence and this was over a few months so bit of info overload
The Glovebox shelf
Things Placed out
I love the voom front so im going to use it and it also keeps harddrives nicely secured
Thats Close !!! lol
ok more on this later today im of to maplins to get some mb mounting posts :)
Mounting posts added
test fit of voom front bolted to shelf
voom front sockets fitted and secured !! dam it was close !!
all wired up
used the plug from the voom so it can be removed with one plug
this is an idea of what it will look like the right of the front of the voom will be a bit of wood shaped to fit with one of the voom fans , also possible video phono sockets for the tfts video inputs. please note i have yet to cut out the back of the glove box so it will sit further back than it is in below picture.
the whole was cut and now the pc sits where it should
the glovebox mod !!
had to make sure it fitted in the car, im just worried on space for cables going to test by adding a adapter on the vga port and seeing if i meet resistence
OK mocked up right panel in cardboard
then in wood and cut the whole for the fan
i have added a 40mm grill to my list of bits to buy should finish it of nicely
just got to paint this up now ,, any tips for painting ply wood never had much success in the past always looks grainy and bad
Just received another box full of goodies
and car audio direct also gave me a later easter gift
Amp bolted to bottom of glove box
put the PC back in and tum de doooo one very heavy glove box
2x pannels will carpeted black or maybe swade blue to match seats should look good
I was let lose with my dads staple gun and i did this, the flash makes the carpet look crap its nice dark sub box style
I'm very happy with the results , must thank my mum for tidying up the corners .. made it much neater
i am a little worried still about heat due to amp and PC in confined space but i will have to deal with that if/when i have problems.
All i got to do now is add fan and grill
I like what you've done so far. What did you cover your dash with? Do you have anymore pictures of your interior and build?
what connectors did you use to connect the pc to the amp? how are you powering your monitor?
Was a material called Alicante - http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-102-alicante.aspx
Originally Posted by sporty_drew
pictures of the build go to my full build blog at:
as for pictures of interior ,loads of pictures of my car on
The PC is connected to the amp via a jack to phono lead , out of motherboard straight into amp
Originally Posted by dejanifer
and im powering the monitor of a spare floppy drive plug , spiced into the 12v and ground and into the monitor (clean power)
so you have it hooked up to your pc's power supply?
Originally Posted by davemark
Nice setup,I like that it's all in the glovebox,nice and compact.
Where did you get those aluminum pushbutton/switches on the lower dash? Those would be perfect on my project.
Originally Posted by dejanifer
unfortunately they are not very useful for my install as they are only momentary switches, i need latching for what i had in mind , if you are interested I'm changing them in a few weeks or so i can sell you my old ones for cheap
Originally Posted by seanshine