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Thread: My Honda S2000 Project

  1. #1
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    My Honda S2000 Project

    Hi all

    As i felt the standard headunit didnt do the car justice I decided to change the headunit.
    I knew the sort of unit I wanted containing all Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Ipod ready etc
    but finding the correct one became a problem.

    Original Headunit



    First Idea:
    I decided to go for a Single DIN with a flipout screen.



    The large overhang of the dash over the headunit ment it would have been very close with a flipout screen
    I tried all different models none seemed to fit some came very close but no luck.

    I could have extended the radio bay forward a little but I personally didnt like the look of it
    so back to the drawing board.
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    Second Idea:
    I then thought to fit a Double DIN unit with a bit of fabrication work I thought it could fit.



    Another problem accured, the heating system that goes to the vents was so close and tightly packed in.
    If i wanted to fit this I would have had to cut a large amount of the system out
    resulting in loosing heating in the car so i quickly discarded this idea.
    __________________________________________________ ________

    Third Idea:
    After alot of scratching of the head, I thought about having just the screen in place and having the workings of the unit else where, without the screen and the workings all together the screen would only be a few 'mm' thick giving me enough room and then if i get a touch screen I could control everything via the screen and put the workings elsewhere in the car.

    After alot of research I found just the thing and it did exactly what I wanted from it!



    After I found the kit it was time to buy heres the kit.



    First the old unit and radio harness was taken out and new wiring loom connected.



    Wiring was passed under the carpets, behind the seats and into the boot
    where the control unit will be placed.





    Control unit fitted into the boot
    (this is just a tempory fixture until I get round to a boot build)





    Now the wiring was complete it was time to fabricate the screen into the dash
    Before this could be be started the centre console was removed and masked up



    First a square wooden structure was made to fit inside the opening making sure it fitted nicely
    After this a resin was used to get the desired curve effect of the dash





    Once the desired effect was almost achieved it was time to remove the front and to
    smooth out the lines.



    Then was placed back several times to make sure it looked correct.



    Once looking good it was removed one last time and covered in a plastic to
    match the centre console.



    All masking removed and the unit placed back.



    The centre console was then placed back and admired the work.



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    Now the wiring was complete it was time to fabricate the screen into the dash
    Before this could be be started the centre console was removed and masked up



    First a square wooden structure was made to fit inside the opening making sure it fitted nicely
    After this a resin was used to get the desired curve effect of the dash





    Once the desired effect was almost achieved it was time to remove the front and to
    smooth out the lines.



    Then was placed back several times to make sure it looked correct.



    Once looking good it was removed one last time and covered in a plastic to
    match the centre console.



    All masking removed and the unit placed back.



    The centre console was then placed back and admired the work.



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    can you list all the part you used i like this idea and think it would work out better for me as well and what was the cost about

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    I like it because the s2000 stock interior is dreadful... but i feel like the shifter could be a problem, accidental touches, and hard to get to if in an odd gear..

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    That screen doesn't look like it's VGA. Are you sure it's going to work?
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    i have had it in for a couple of weeks all works perfect garmin sat nav, parrot bluetooth etc

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    FLAC
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    How does the video connect?
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    nice fabrication, but how is this a car computer?

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