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    BMW e39 5 series build started....56k beware!

    Hi guys,

    Well I'm a little over 50% through my build so I thought I would start a thread with some pics of my build

    I'll be using
    HP NX7300 1.8Ghz centrino duo laptop with nLited XP and 1.5gig of ram
    7" TMR LinITX screen
    Centrafuse or RR as the frontend...not sure which yet

    Well here are some pics
    It's going here
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    First dash test fit
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    Screen recessed and tested for size
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    insides of TS
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    Bezel after carbonfibre and first resin coat added
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    Last coat of resin....now lots of sanding to come
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    Dash taken apart ready for some wiring
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    Bezel finished and screen fitted and tested
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    Nice Work!!!! I'm interested to see your finished product.

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    Fitted in car .....it was running off my laptop sat on the passenger seat... The TMR LinITX is very good in todays bright sunshine.....the pics make it look worse than it really is

    Now to buy the cables I need to wire to the PC in the boot

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    I'm not massively worried about having amazing sound from my system so I'm connecting my audio out from my laptop to the AUX in that my Parrot handsfree system has, currently my parrot is connected to an ipod for my music - this will obviously go as I'll be using my HD for storage but the sound that comes out of the parrot is really quite good....well good enough for my needs. Also means that I have a second handsfree option in my car - so I can have my work and personal phone paired at the same time. When I turn the ignition on the parrot automatically goes to the AUX port for sound, so the music from my PC will come in without any need to change inputs

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    Nice & clean work!! well done, but don`t you think the black or silver colors are more compatible to your car dashboard ?

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    I originally sprayed it just a flat black....but it looked like a dull black slab,... At the moment I think the carbonfibre gives a bit of texture/depth it needed.......I may change my mind .......or I could add some more carbon pieces to tie it all in

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    That is a good idea fiber carbon nice and modern if used it on the dashboard silver part .
    or you can try a black tape like original dashboard skin texture because a spray never gives you the original color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisdg View Post
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    Screen recessed and tested for size
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    insides of TS
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    how did you do the carbon fiber layup? I need to do the radio trim piece above the computer in your first pic. I have the full CF interior, minus the radio trim piece, and I need to just get it done.

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