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    F650 Mac Mini Install - Elite Ridez

    Cool Mac Mini installs in F450 and F650! Custom Center consoles built to match factory interiors. Jobs turned out great and thought you guys would like to see. Check them out at http://gallery.me.com/jwblank/100082

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    Well, just looking at pics is not enough for this site, I would think. You should post some specs at least, if not some indications on how it was done.

    Got say, I wouldn't do it like that. Specially the flip monitor in the middle. When closed, it looks unfinished, and the vents, what if you spill your coffee or soda in there? Since you have plenty of room, it should be always on show, closer to the one on the top.

    A tablet pc would work better in that location: touch screen+reflective, awesome vies, plus you can tilt the screen to the sides too. I would get rid of the red glob ASAP, it does not match either interior.

    It does look like you lose a lot of storage in that console for just a mac mini. You could fit a lot more electronics in there, or better, leave more storage and cup holders available. I mean, the mac mini could fit anywhere really (behind the dash, under the seat, under the storage on the center console), and leave the center storage untouched, if it was wanted. Put the mouse pad, keyboard, whatever on a custom lid only.

    Just one cupholder in the center console on the F450? two on the F650? I have three on the Sequoia, and I use it (not to mention those on the doors, etc.) (there always a bottle of water there no matter what). If it's a show car, than, okay, I guess. But if it's used to tow a boat or trailer, long trips, that hurts the convenience. Due to poor planning, IMHO.

    Just my .02c.

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    Imagine that!

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    Holy monster truck! That thing is HUGE.

    As far as the install, agreed it's probably not how I would've done it, but it's very clean, and very nicely done. Plus it's waaaay beyond my ability anyway I think it looks great.

    Now when are we gonna see some pics of car PCs in that Mustang or the Porsche?

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    Gotta say that's cool! Not a Ford guy, but that is a sweet ride.

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    Thanks for the compliments and the criticism! Don't see myself cutting up the Shelby or Porsche anytime soon...lol!

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    C'mon man, by the looks of it you've got the skills to make one sick Shelby . But seriously, I totally understand; I'm somewhat reluctant to cut into my Camaro too (not to say I won't do it when I get the money, just gotta make sure it's done right and still looks good ), and those [Shelby/Porsche] are some sweet rides.

    Again, excellent work, and I hope my install turns out half as professional looking as yours!

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    Not a fan of the carPC installs- IMO it would have been a ton less work to just have a full blown laptop and docking station where you've put that massive roof mounted screen... and it would have (a) been removable for security (b) less complicated and therefore cleaner (c) more usable if you got a touchscreen model and you could have done without that trackerball!

    Also the finishing of the console looks a little too DIY to say it looks factory... The brown/tan leather looks much better than the textured black stuff without a doubt but it still reminds me of the interior of a 1950's speedboat, especially with the brass handle on the printer 'door' lol.

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    For sure, the king ranch looks much better than the other one.

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    So you didn't like my brass handle? Well some people may be into month long projects, but myself, I like to keep them short and simple. Keep in mind that this project, start to finish, took about 4 days. Yes I could have had a custom billet handle with matching hinges and blah blah blah. But my project is done! Fully functional and I'm sure the next one will be better!

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