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    nice! gotta love camaros!

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    Looks like you did a real good job getting everything packed in there neatly.

    I was going to get that mobo. Do you mind if I ask you a question?

    Does the BIOS have the option for startup after power-loss? I know you have an Opus, but I plan on using this for startup. My current CarPC doesn't have this.
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    Wow, very nice install man. Good work. I'm going to be performing a Camaro install soon, and will use this info as a basis for doing the job right. What exactly are you doing with your stereo? Will it fit behind the screen, or are you mounting it in the glovebox?

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    Nice job! I thought the panel was hinged in the third-to-last pic. You should do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geese
    Suggestion:
    Cut out the Camaro "button" and unused button to its left and mount the DVD drive to the underside of the AC vents so that it's flush with the dash. It would look slick and probably be easier to get to/connect to.

    Great job fitting it in there...lots of room to work with = clean install.
    You know, it'd be pretty slick to make the "Camaro" button the power switch.

    Just a thought.

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    I like everything, noticed the laptop dvdrom, and I've got one thing to say: 'slot-loader."

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    Nice Setup, Nice Car!!

    I had the exact same car other than the color

    I had an Emrald Green one

    Unfortunatly had to trade it in for a Z3 Roadster

    Great install I'm sure you'll enjoy it
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    Hey that's an awesome set up, but are those boards secured down to anything? I'd be really concerned about them clanking around or hitting eachother while you're driving. Otherwise great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob
    Wow, very nice install man. Good work. I'm going to be performing a Camaro install soon, and will use this info as a basis for doing the job right. What exactly are you doing with your stereo? Will it fit behind the screen, or are you mounting it in the glovebox?

    Thing is, with a CarPC there is zero need for a head unit(car stereo). If you want CD Audio, you've got the computer. If you want mp3's, you've got the computer, if you want FM radio then all you need to buy is an FM/TV tuner card to attach to the motherboard. Of course this adds the plus of getting a TV. AND if you want XM, you could also buy the software called XMPCR and then sign up for satertlite interent. LOL. I invision having Wireless LAN so that I can do easy network upgrading and finding FREE hotspots. Not this wargaming ****. This guys setup, as far as placing the screen where the stereo goes, is exactly as I had invisioned. I guess theres no such thing as an 8" screen eh? I was hoping to fill the entire space with just a touch screen monitor. Did I read that there is a touch screen in the ashtray? Whats it for?

    The problem is, unless his hardware is 100% secure behind the screen, Its gonna shake and rattle and possibly short out or fall apart. I've rred that a lot of people install the hardware into the glovebox instead.

    Anyone think that cutting out the space where the fog light switch and camaro sign is, and placing a slim DVD drive there a good idea?

    Slightly OT, buy while we are on the topic of moding a 97 Camaro(I own one), is it easy to convert a manual lock car to power locks? WIndows? Is it prohibately expensive. Damn I wish I had gotten power stuff. Its a ***** to lean across and unloack the passenger door. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjanak
    Thing is, with a CarPC there is zero need for a head unit(car stereo). If you want CD Audio, you've got the computer. If you want mp3's, you've got the computer, if you want FM radio then all you need to buy is an FM/TV tuner card to attach to the motherboard. Of course this adds the plus of getting a TV. AND if you want XM, you could also buy the software called XMPCR and then sign up for satertlite interent. LOL. I invision having Wireless LAN so that I can do easy network upgrading and finding FREE hotspots. Not this wargaming ****. This guys setup, as far as placing the screen where the stereo goes, is exactly as I had invisioned. I guess theres no such thing as an 8" screen eh? I was hoping to fill the entire space with just a touch screen monitor. Did I read that there is a touch screen in the ashtray? Whats it for?

    The problem is, unless his hardware is 100% secure behind the screen, Its gonna shake and rattle and possibly short out or fall apart. I've rred that a lot of people install the hardware into the glovebox instead.

    Anyone think that cutting out the space where the fog light switch and camaro sign is, and placing a slim DVD drive there a good idea?

    Slightly OT, buy while we are on the topic of moding a 97 Camaro(I own one), is it easy to convert a manual lock car to power locks? WIndows? Is it prohibately expensive. Damn I wish I had gotten power stuff. Its a ***** to lean across and unloack the passenger door. LOL
    Pete Janak

    HEy,
    sorry guys i had no idea this post was still going...lol, wasn't getting the email notifications.

    Anyway,
    There is no need at all for the stock head unit, the computer does everthing it did better plus tons of stuff.

    There is a touch pad where my ash tray is, i use it for little item i need to click on or when precision is neccessary that i cant get holding out my arm to touch the lcd whiel going over bumps.

    Its very surcure back there. the mobo is bolted in with 3 screws, ps with 3 zip ties and the HD is on a soft foam cushion held down by a zip tie.
    All the screens LCD electronic board are atached to the screen and that whole assembly it spirn loading tight to the dash bezzle.



    UPDATE:
    This threads a couple month olds, i have since filled in the gaps and cleaned up all he wires. looks factory, works great. Worth every penny + more.
    All i need to do now is deside on a GPS nav program and install it and im done for now.


    More later cameras to record races and window/lock controlls from the carPC

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