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    2006 mustang gt car pc

    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
    Edelbrock supercharger
    roush exhaust
    magnaflow xpipe
    eibach spring and sway bars
    ford racing dampers
    diablow tuner
    410bhp

    And here are the specs of the pc:
    zotac mobo
    e5600 c2d
    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.


    the computer

    more to come

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    very very nice!!!

    cant wait for more pix

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    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)


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    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.


    the parts


    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.

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    What kind of screen is that and how did you attach it to the bezel?

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    Very nice!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian31389 View Post
    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.
    But what is holding the screen to the backside of the bezel? Or am I missing something?

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