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    1997 VW Jetta GLX - Carputer 2.0

    Finally got around to updating my old carputer hence the 2.0. My old system was just a box in my trunk installed back in 2002, which I wanted to make look a bit more factory and that lead to reinstalling and reworking pretty much the whole thing. Thanks to all who are here who post on the boards...you have been all the help in the world. Let me know what you think of my project and feel free to offer any advice any of you may have.
    1997 VW Jetta GLX VR6
    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iatrogenic2
    Finally got around to updating my old carputer hence the 2.0. My old system was just a box in my trunk installed back in 2002, which I wanted to make look a bit more factory and that lead to reinstalling and reworking pretty much the whole thing. Thanks to all who are here who post on the boards...you have been all the help in the world. Let me know what you think of my project and feel free to offer any advice any of you may have.
    Now where's that THIS POST IS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT PICTURES! button?

    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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    Here is the finished product...the PC in the trunk I'll also post some images of the steps I used to get here.
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    1997 VW Jetta GLX VR6
    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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    Behind door #1
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    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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    Patience mp3ople carrier...first time posting pics and figuring it all out.
    1997 VW Jetta GLX VR6
    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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    The dash...note the relocate hvac controlls and the usb hub below them with my backup mouse and my tiny keyboard.
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    1997 VW Jetta GLX VR6
    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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    Here is where I located my GPS mouse on the roof after dipping it in goop and gluing it to a strong magnet.
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    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iatrogenic2
    Patience mp3ople carrier...first time posting pics and figuring it all out.



    I like the re-use of the front of the pc case to neaten up the cd installation
    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iatrogenic2
    Here is where I located my GPS mouse on the roof after dipping it in goop and gluing it to a strong magnet.
    Have you taken the cable through the rear screen surround?
    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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    If you are asking about the GPS cable it is going around the side of my rear window (as seen in the picture) and then down through a rubber grommett where the trunk lid closes. I had to seal up where the cable ran through the grommett with some silicon caulk since I had to cut the hole a bit large to get the usb plug through it. I'll post some pics when I take them. I did it this way cuz I couldn't bare cutting a hole in my exterior.

    "I like the re-use of the front of the pc case to neaten up the cd installation"

    Thanks, made the install a lot easier. I ultimatly plan on putting a slot load drive in the dash under the LCD, but that will come when the $$$$$ does.
    1997 VW Jetta GLX VR6
    old HP MP
    PIII 600 or so 256 MB
    7" Xenarc
    and some plywood holding it all together
    My Project

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