I've read through this thread a couple of times now, and all I can say is, wow! cproaudio, you sir, are to be congratulated. And all your pics, thank you All I can say is that after seeing them, I feel much more comfortable about dipping my feet into rearranging my dash to install my own carputer. Excellant work.
P.S. I agree with you about the Linux issue. I like to think I know my way around IT generally, but I've not managed to do a single thing with Linux! It makes no sense, and I much prefer the M$ way of doing things (although I prefer W2K to the XP telly-tubby mode)