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    X-Mp3 Stage 1

    Project Name: X-Mp3
    Car: 1998 Ford Explorer Sport
    Engine: V6 4.0 liter

    no basic pics yet.. lemme get a car wash

    Stock everything but the deck.

    Carputer: Athlon 800 Mhz 192 meg RAM
    Case: Generic Cheap case (free)
    Power: INverter
    Storage: ~20 gig
    Sound: Sound Blaster Live

    Information Sources:
    http://www.mp3car.com


    Pictures:

    Here is the layout of my lcd. Its a 9 inch wide screen vga


    Here is the place I'm making a console for. It was a little self I took out to make some room.


    Stage 1 of console. Everything done out of wood


    Stage 2 of the console. Here the frame is completed


    my helper


    console in the car with the LCD attached.


    Here is the console and lcd in my apartment hooked up to the computer. It is taken with a bad camera so the screen looks blurry.


    For more pics and better res pics goto

    www.zcentric.com/~mike/mp3

    I just have to vinyl the console and do some touchup work so hopefully it will look a lot better. Looks very ghetto now.

    My task was to make a console that I could just pop right out and make my truck look stock again. SO hopefully it'll be a success.
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    Looks great dude, looks like your headed in the right direction. I like the way you have it so tha you can use it in car or home, very nice touch. Keep up the good work,

    Reggie

    Oh by the way, cool little helper.

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    Man, that's a friggin sweet lcd...Nice set up.

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    looking good . nice lcd
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    wut lcd is that? HOw come you made the wood frame so wide, which in effect increased the "ghettoness". Great start though, hopefully the vinyl'd finished product will blend in a bit more with your center console in your car
    HI!

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    HeyMan, I wanted something I could just pop right out and make it look stock again. Also I needed it bigger to place the controller in the back and still be able to hook up the lcd. I'm hoping the vinyl makes it look a lot better.
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    I was at that stage a few months ago, I had a wooden frame with a 7" widescreen LCD and tried a few ways of covering the wood to make it look stock.

    I tried some thin vinyl... that didn't work out, I was able to see every single bump.

    I then tried putting the vinyl on top of some cardboard, and then cutting it to fit the LCD, but that didn't work either.

    The best solution I came up with was to go buy a 50cents tile from HOME DEPOT and paint it using special KRYLON plastic paint. Looks great in the car.

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    You need some foam padding/headliner material between the vinyl and the wood if you dont want to be able to see all the imperfections. If you sand down/fill the plywood, you would probably just be able to cover it. Someone had a similarly rough frame in a 325i? and covered it in headliner material and then vinyl, and it looked quite good.
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    ya i'm gonna use some 3M foam between the wood and the vinyl.. i'm also gonna get the really high grade stuff.
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    haha, talk about ghetto.... you should see my setup. Its almost just like yours!!! i'll post up pics this week
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