very very nice!!!
cant wait for more pix
Hi everyone, i've been kind of trolling around for years looking for info on this sigh and finally decided to register so I may show my work in progress and hopefully get some good old constructive criticism.
So first off here's my ride:
2006 mustang gt
eibach spring and sway bars
ford racing dampers
And here are the specs of the pc:
2gb ddr2 800
m4 atx psu 250w
slot load dvd rw
generic lcd with 1080p 4 wire touch screen
250gb laptop hd
custom case by shocknet(didnt come out 100% since i ran into issues)
quadband wifi antenna 100+yards
sirf3 gps antenna
Grffin volume knob
Now I've spent way more time that it should've taken but be gentile as it's my first time
Molded the monitor frame with epoxy
after adding and sanding epoxy, i primered and sanded...many times.
ok now i just painted it, praying it would match the stock platic but for some reason the paint wasn't matte even though it said it on the can.
so here i have some din-noc 3m carbon fiber stuff that works really nice and has actual texture.
took about an hour with a razer blade and hair dryer to get everything perfect.
enclosure is put back together
tested everything with my laptop connected to the monitor and it was a sucess.
more to come
Looks good. I did something similar on my 2006 Mustang. What size screen is that? I had to move my AC controls down to be able to mount my 8" screen. I'm hoping to redo my carPC case and Monitor (can't decide on 7 or 8" WS now) in the next couple of weeks.
Here's a pic of mine (before the monitor fried)
well its an 8.4inch screen, I also think it's a 16:9 ratio but not 100% here are some new pics of what i did with the volume knob.
I molded a piece of plexiglass ontop of the knob to provide a base to connect to the cup holder.
bought off ebay for 4$ including shipping
the finished product! You can't really see it but I put on some leather over the plexiglass to add some style to it and to create a friction to the knob so it doesn't spin forever.
What kind of screen is that and how did you attach it to the bezel?
I molded the frame of the lcd to the bezel using an epoxy, I just shaved down some of the bezel so that the lcd frame would fit and then made sure it was flat and applied epoxy between the cracks. When that driend I applied more on top of the edges to fill in and spots, then did a lot of sanding with 100gritt then 250gritt then primered and used steal wool to sand it after a coat of paint to make it perfectly smooth.
Oh some info I forgot, i'm using an external creative labs sound card thing and i'm running windows xp with centrafuse loaded with the iguidance plugin. Anyways it cold boots in about 35 seconds and about 10+/-seconds from hibernation. It took a lot of time stripping down xp but it loads really quick but I might go to something else such as linux.