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    1990 Celica GT - New Install

    Project Name: MP3 Celica
    Car: 1990 Celica GT Hatchback
    Engine: 4 cyl. 5SFE 2.2L




    Basic Stereo Information:
    Hifonics ZX8000 5 ch. amp, Sony X-Plod 10" sub, .6 cu. ft. sealed enclosure




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    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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    Carputer: AMD Athlon 1.1 GHz
    Case: El Cheapo (working on a custom enclosure soon)
    Power: Opus 150w DC-DC PS
    Storage: 40 GB
    Sound: Creative SB Live! value into amp

    Information Sources:
    no webpage for the car yet, coming soon though

    Pictures:

    Before:


    Center dash piece:


    Making the brackets:


    2 brackets on LCD screen:


    cont...

    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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    mounted from behind:


    mounted from front:


    mounted & working (mmm...food!!):


    final product:


    Y'all let me know what you think. This is probably going to be a temporary install until I can mess around with some fiberglass and build a more stealthy look, but as for now I'm happy with the way it turned out. It's surprisingly solid for the way it's mounted. Absolutely NO movement while driving or using the touchscreen!

    Phil

    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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    Looks good (even though its temporary).

    With some fiberglass it could look really amazing.
    Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
    Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
    '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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    yes, you have a really good start to do some fiberglass work there
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    Update (07/29/2003): I had to install a switch up front to turn my GPS receiver on and off. For some reason the computer wouldn't boot with the GPS plugged in, so I had to turn the car on & wait for the PC to boot, then walk to the hatch & plug the GPS in = NOT FUN! All of that might be fixed now that I got my power issues worked out, we'll test it this afternoon & see. I'll be building a box in my hatch to hide the PC components & get that huge case out of there. With that I hope to add a solar powered fan to circulate some air 24/7 through the enclosure. It's amazing how addicting this stuff is & how big of a hole it can burn in your wallet if you don't watch out!

    Phil

    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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    Nice job installing the monitor. Very creative.

    btw, have you thought about paint the monitor black to match with your dash?

    I'll paint mine soon. The silver doesn't match well with my dash.

    Thai

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    Actually, I never did think about painting it black, though it wouldn't be that bad of an idea. Eventually I hope to fiberglass the whole thing in & the trim color wouldn't matter then. The black instead of silver would also help hide the monitor from anybody walking by the car, esp. once I get my windows tinted.

    Phil

    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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    Originally posted by HereFishyFishy
    Update (07/29/2003): It's amazing how addicting this stuff is & how big of a hole it can burn in your wallet if you don't watch out!

    Phil
    omg you have no idea
    ive burnt 2500 on a system and im just about to get going on the fun stuff...
    look in my info for what im after...hopin itll be less than 1000$...
    2005 Mustang GT:
    12w7...arc audio kar1000.2t...jl 300/4 pushng focal 165k2p...pioneer premier deh-880prs...tm-701l...audiocontrol eqs
    want: my stereo actually IN the car

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    Good luck keeping that under 1k! I've spent just over 2k with the stuff I have installed. Of course that includes the amp & subwoofer, so it's not just computer components, but it's still expensive. What are you planning on doing with the smoke machine? I can think of a few ideas , but it's not something I would have ever thought about putting in a car!

    Car: 1990 White Toyota Celica GT Hatchback, Custom CAI w/ K&N filter, AutoVation Celica Racing Pedals
    PC: Athlon TB 1000, Opus DC-DC Power Supply, 40GB, 8x DVD, 256MB RAM, FM/TV Tuner, 5.1 Audio, 7" Xenarc Touchscreen, GPS w/ CoPilot 2003, 802.11g wireless NIC
    System: Hifonics ZX8000 5ch amp, Sony XS-L101P5 10" Sub, Q-Logic .6 cu ft sealed enclosure
    Coming Soon: Clean install in custom hatch enclosure, USB 2.0 or Firewire hub in front console, Slot DVD in front console, VHF/UHF antenna

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