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    1982 Lincoln Continental Carputer install (NEW PICS 2-1-04)

    (UPDATED PICTURES ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SECOND PAGE 2-1-2004) Well, I finally got my new carputer installed, below are some pics of the build process and installation. I had already installed the 10.4" touchscreen into the dash on the previous install, and I didn't take any pictures . Well, here it is:


    My 1982 Lincoln! I love this car, too bad it is so old, new problems seem to pop up on me just as fast as I fix the previous ones.

    A fresh sheet of Acrylic (Plexiglass) ready to be turned into a case

    My brand new M10000 Nehemiah board!!

    My new power supply, with all the unessentials stripped off, (ie: Pentium 4 connector, case, etc.. )

    This is the ONLY bit I have found yet for a dremel that cuts plexi easily, too bad it is $15 alone.

    Slicing a slit into the plexi with my dremel

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    continued of above thread


    Breaking the plexi along the seam I just cut

    A pile of cut panels,, I hope I measured right

    Epoxying the bottom and three of the sides in place

    Skipping a few steps: I realised I had a flaw in my plans, I was going to GLUE the top panel on! leaving me no access to the guts of my carputer, I quickly ran to the local hardware store and bought these little hinges

    My Epia and two hard drives installed, not a millimeter to spare on the bottom, looks like I measured right

    The future front panel, with power plug, and power switch installed
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    The power supply is installed, and you can see how the hinge setup works,,

    First firing,, IT WORKS!! Windows XP has already started installing.

    Here it is getting its first powered on test in the car, this was a few days later after setting up all the software

    This is my custom made power switch relay thingy, It turns the computer on with the key, but lets the computer stay on until it is actually powered down, and it powers down the inverter with it

    It is now mounted on the underside of the back decklid, it is on little rails so that it can pull out easily if needed.

    There, that looks a little better,

    Media Engine playing mp3's on my 10.4" Touchscreen

    Media Engine playing A movie,, Aqua Teen Hunger force to be specific, (very funny show!!)

    And,, thats about it,,
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    for the dremel, have you tried the heavy duty cut off wheels? I use those to cut steel and such, just gotta keep them at low speeds so you dont melt the plexi, and they are about 5 bucks for 15. BTW what keyboard is that?
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    what kind of epoxy did you use for the case??? I used some Epoxy Pro on mine and it didnt hold all too well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by binary.h4x
    for the dremel, have you tried the heavy duty cut off wheels? I use those to cut steel and such, just gotta keep them at low speeds so you dont melt the plexi, and they are about 5 bucks for 15. BTW what keyboard is that?
    I tried the normal cut-off wheels, and they would constantly break on me,

    and the keyboard I bought from a local computer shop, here it is on another site: http://www.techcessories.com/Product...K_600HM_pg.htm


    Quote Originally Posted by RaZor
    what kind of epoxy did you use for the case??? I used some Epoxy Pro on mine and it didnt hold all too well.
    It is an epoxy made by LocTite, just called Plastic Epoxy, it sets in like 5 minutes, so it is easy to work with, and seems plenty strong so far.
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    good job, you have inspired to me to make plexi case instead of wood. hope that brightens your day
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    lol nice install, but what is up with the vauxhall theme lol

    also any gen with the relay thing?

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    good job on the plexi case

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar333
    good job, you have inspired to me to make plexi case instead of wood. hope that brightens your day
    Thanks! If you need any advice on the plexi, I have made enough errors to know what to avoid I think. just ask away


    Quote Originally Posted by belmontboy
    lol nice install, but what is up with the vauxhall theme lol

    also any gen with the relay thing?
    Well here in the states we don't have a "vauxhall" so to anyone here the symbol is meaningless, but it is neat looking . I keep meaning to have a skin made with a lincoln emblem,,

    confused by your second question

    Quote Originally Posted by jol
    good job on the plexi case
    Thanks! I was pleased with how well it turned out.
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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