3rd car - 3rd carpc & stereo install - 05 Mitsubishi Triton 4x4 Dual Cab Ute
Hi all thought I'd throw this new one in here, very recently finished.
ok so first the car 2005 Mistubishi MK Triton Dual Cab 4x4 Ute.
I will go in chronological install order as stereo went in first while I waited for carpc parts to be delivered.
The car didn't have a lot of room to install stereo equipment but I managed it :)
Couldn't afford new amps this time round so used ones from my last car, will upgrade to focal amps at some stage.
Didn't want to get a single din monitor of any kind or cut the dash up so kept a headunit in there rather than have hole and kept it functional rather than not being used.
JVC KD-R526 with Bluetooth adaptor
Fli Loaded 900s 4 channel amp
Focal IS165 6.5" & 1" component system
Fli Loaded 1000m Monoblock
Focal Polyglass 21V2 8" sub
I welded up a frame to hold the amps on
Where the rack was mounted behind rear seats.
Frame painted and mounted
Tweeters mounted in dash where factory 4 inch speakers were (they are covered by a dash grill piece, obviously not the greatest for staging, but at this point the install was about stealth)
Midrange speakers mounted ( the Triton has no door speakers installed factory nor any wiring anywhere, so all wiring had to be run and door trims cut to allow speakers.
Amps and finished subbox mounted (it's all hidden to not going to carpet subbox or anything.
Power Test...w00t it works!!!
Onto the carpc side of the install.
CPU: Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz Processor
Mainboard: Foxconn 945GC Chipset Mini-ITX Motherboard
RAM: 2GB DDR2
Hard Disk: 320GB 2.5'' SATA HDD
Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
Audio: Integrated High Definition Audio 6 Channel (will upgrade one day)
Network: Integrated 10/100 LAN
Case: Huntkey H702 Mini ITX Case with 60W Power Supply (changed power supply to m3-atx out of last carpc).
Screen: 7" Response touchscreen from Jaycar
4 port usb hub
optus mobile broadband dongle (not shown in pics)
wireless network dongle from Jaycar(not shown in pics)
flexible keyboard - turned out to only be semi functional.
OS: stripped down Win 7 Ultimate
Also setup dual battery system for entire audio and carpc setup. Will also be used for 12V accessories for fishing trips. Has a voltmeter installed in dash with on/off/on switch. up = aux batt voltage, centre = off and down = start batt voltage.
On/off/on switches were used to control stereo and pc use, up is used to starup/shutdown stereo and pc with keys, centre position doesnt allow anything to turn on, and down is always on (good for camping etc keys dont have to be in)
No real room or good spots in dash for a screen install, so I used the sunglasses pocket panel which is located at the very bottom of the dash in front of the gear stick.
This is the original dash panel with the sunglasses pocket removed.
This is the wallmount bezel that came with the screen.
The bezel was joined to the dash panel to allow the screen to be mounted and make it removable.but first I had to get it to sit at the angle I wanted and not have any gaps, 6mm ply was used.
Dash Panel cutout so wallmount bezel can be fitted on correct angle.
The 2 parts joined.
Ugly straight edges and small gaps so some shaping was needed to make smooth curves.
more shaping and smoothing was done, undercoated and made nicer, then it was time to paint. I decided not to match the dash colour as instrument panel and hvac controls have a matte black insert so I painted the panel matte black as well to break up the grey a bit.
Test fit of screen again
Time to bang it all in.
PC under seat
Dual Battery setup ( I bought another battery cradle from supercheap and welded brackets onto it to fit in place in engine bay, wired up isolator and circuit breakers between isolator and each battery.
Voltmeter mounted in dash
LED mounted in dash for isolation verification