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Thread: 1981-1993 Dodge custom crew-cab truck

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    1981-1993 Dodge custom crew-cab truck

    I finally have this system installed and operational. I'm still chasing a few minor hardware issues and the software has a long way to go, but I decided it's time to show it off to whoever might be interested...

    Truck:
    -1981 Dodge crew-cab pickup. Featured in the Nov.2006 issue of Custom Classic Trucks magazine. Click here for the web version of the article.

    Computer:
    -Intel D945GCLF mobo w/ 1G memory
    -M2-ATX PSU
    -OCZ Solid Series 30G SSD
    -Xenarc 700TSV monitor (2008 model)
    -Panasonic CW-8124 slot-load DVD-CDRW w/ USB enclosure
    -Garmin GPS-18x 5hz receiver
    -4 port USB hub behind glove box
    -4 port USB hub in dash (only 3 open)

    Sound system:
    -Visteon HD radio tuner
    -Vibe XE3 crossover/equalizer
    -Alpine MRP F250 4 channel amp
    -4) Polk Audio component speakers
    -Jensen 120W 2 channel amp
    -2) 6 1/2" Bazooka sub-woofer tubes

    Software:
    -Windows 7 Professional w/ no tweaks
    -RideRunner w/ my own skin
    -Garmin MobilePC
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    Project completed! (almost)

    My Truck as featured in Custom Classic Trucks magazine.

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    The truck...
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    The computer is mounted behind the right rear seat. This pic was taken before the seats were back in.
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    Here it is with the seat installed (flipped down) and the cover installed on the computer..
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    The monitor is mounted where the HVAC controls were, so I moved those the where the ashtray used to be.
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    The DVD-CDRW drive, crossover/equalizer, and USB hub replaced the factory radio..
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    Here's a rear view of that combo...
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    Here's a shot of the instrument cluster. The trim around the gauges is a piece of aluminum I had cut at work with a lazer cutter..
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    Behind the left rear seat is the receiver for the shaved door handle solenoids and fuses and relays for all the electronics that I added to the interior.
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    It also has a cover...
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