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    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.



    update 18/04/07

    the whole was cut and now the pc sits where it should



    and shuts



    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

    ok update

    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
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    continued

    bit of a majour update lol




















    as it stands now , i decided i did not like the paint finish on the dash so trimmed in alacatra, this is final system as it stands


















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    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?
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    what connectors did you use to connect the pc to the amp? how are you powering your monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sporty_drew View Post
    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?
    Was a material called Alicante - http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-102-alicante.aspx

    pictures of the build go to my full build blog at:

    http://www.custompc.co.uk/blogs/davemark

    as for pictures of interior ,loads of pictures of my car on

    http://davemark.fotopic.net/

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejanifer View Post
    what connectors did you use to connect the pc to the amp? how are you powering your monitor?
    The PC is connected to the amp via a jack to phono lead , out of motherboard straight into amp

    and im powering the monitor of a spare floppy drive plug , spiced into the 12v and ground and into the monitor (clean power)

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemark View Post
    The PC is connected to the amp via a jack to phono lead , out of motherboard straight into amp

    and im powering the monitor of a spare floppy drive plug , spiced into the 12v and ground and into the monitor (clean power)

    Regards

    Dave
    so you have it hooked up to your pc's power supply?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejanifer View Post
    so you have it hooked up to your pc's power supply?
    correct
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanshine View Post
    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.
    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

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