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    95 Honda Passport

    I finished this about 3 months ago, but never put any pics up:
    Took a Gateway desktop pc apart and put it in a smaller box:
    I'm using a Intel (Kitty Hawk 1.5) Motherboard 1.2-GHz Celeron
    256 Mb Ram
    80 Gig Maxtor
    Navigation is Delorme Street Atlas (hoping to find a cheaper Co-pilot sometime)
    Running WiFi "G" card
    No CD/DVD as I just transfer files/movies from the house. I want to run a USB DVD in the front.
    Using the Opus 90W PSU (works great!)
    Running RCA wires into the headunit from my soundcard. Use Frodoplayer for my 10Gigs of mp3's.
    I had a real tough time finding a place for my display. First I put it inside the cluster, blocking the tach and speedo. I used the Nav.program to read my mph. Then put it above my radio. When the sun was on it I couldn't see a thing, so I ended up putting the Lilliput touchscreen where the rearview mirror goes. (That mirror is useless anyway ) I have 2 others
    We have car inspections here in PA once a year, so I'll just have to swap it with the mirror then. I just hope I don't get ticketed for it. We'll see.
    I will say that this place is perfect, don't know about the legality. Hey, cargo vans don't have interior mirrors!
    I don't plan to keep this truck, as I'd like a car now with an automatic instead of this stupid 5 speed. That's why the pc was put in a box, instead of permanently in the truck.
    Here's som photo's:
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    Love the stealth look! Theives would just assume its a ratty tool box or something!

    The rear-view mirror idea seems very logical (i'm so used to glancing at it quickly), but it would be awesome if you could get a cheap CCD camera pointing out the back. Put that into the AV in of your LCD, so that if you ever get pulled over (or anytime just for safety's sake), you can switch to the camera and have a trick looking rear-view monitor!

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    Looks really good, I don't know if I would have removed the mirror and put the screen there. I use the rear view mirror more than the side mirrors.
    Are you using a tool box for you case? Also is that you gps receiver on the roof? What is it covered with?
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    I bought the same case over 5 years ago and never incorporated it. Well done. And yeh, what about the rear view mirror? Is that illegal?

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    Thanks for the comments guys!

    @Dominik, I've been working on the rear view mirror thing. I downloaded Frodo's files, but I don't know how to embed the "mirror" into Frodoplayer. and what camera should I use? will the image be inverted? I asked, but got no replies.
    Any help?

    @Quattro and MykolJay, the mirror was actually (almost) useless, I got the spare tire on the rear, couldn't see much anyway. It worried me too, but after driving it awhile, the side mirrors are sufficient for now. I doubt that its legal, I live in PA but work in Maryland (on Lexus') I'm a Maryland state inspector...I would have to fail a car/truck for that.
    However, cargo vans or some other trucks don't have the mirrors. Usually if a vehicle came from the factory with a certain part...it must have it and work.
    ie: if the car has fog lamps, they must work.

    The case actually came from my work, it had "special" tools in it that Lexus requires dealers to have. We got large boxes to put all these tools in and we were throwing the boxes out, so I grabbed one. (It is plastic ya' know)

    Thanks for the compliments and comments
    Any help on this mirror stuff? Could I just buy a cheap webcam? what about reversing the image?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro-A4
    Also is that you gps receiver on the roof? What is it covered with?
    Yes, that the delorme GPS receiver, I covered/waterproofed it with that plastic/goop stuff. Works good, I also use it to "glue" it to the roof. It peels off pretty easy and if carefull, it won't leave any damage. (not like I car on that truck)
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    How is your singal strength? Are you getting the same number of sat's or fewer?
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    Same sats. Works great!
    I saw this thread:
    Earthmate not weatherproof need help
    It doesn't seem to effect the signal strength at all.
    Check out the thread.
    This is the stuff: http://www.quiltershusband.com/qhhtm/qhplastidip.htm

    Most parts stores sell it.
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    Hey,

    We met at the Maryland get together. I studied for MSI many years ago, and as far as I know trucks don't have to have a rear view mirror provided they have two side mirrors. Just like what you said, this is because delivery vans and vehicles with solid rear doors. But perhaps the law has 'changed' since I studied this.

    It's really a matter of trial and error. Find where the screen works best. I moved my screen as well, and so far, I've found a little bit better place.

    Good luck and keep pluggin'.
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    Which car do u have?
    PS: I'm at work now, it's dead, so I'm gonna chk the MSI book now.
    Ofcourse, I live in PA anyway...so it wouldn't matter what Maryland's laws are
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