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    hey justin, I thought you looked real familiar, then I realized you changed your user name

    your truck must be a ****er on the streets too, nothing like blowing away some hot rod joe with something they'd never expect

    I miss having a really fast car to drive... gotta get something going soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    hey justin, I thought you looked real familiar, then I realized you changed your user name

    your truck must be a ****er on the streets too, nothing like blowing away some hot rod joe with something they'd never expect

    I miss having a really fast car to drive... gotta get something going soon
    I got my name changed back to what it was when I first signed up in 2001 I have been here this long, but I am still considered a "newbie" ... I guess I just need to post more
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    yeah, newbie status is based strictly on post count

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    if you look at the first picture in this thread you can see where the 5" picturetube was above the pc 10".... I useda 5" color tv....took it apart & installed the guts in the dash... the picture tube was really cool & brite.... I had a tinted glass over it so when off it disapeared.... there was a panel that was on two slider tracks(along side monitor) that slid up & covered the pc screen completely....... it had the climate control face & the sony eq face on it, both of these units were deep in original form but I had to extend remote the two displays.... then the panel slid down to reveal the monitor..... most people would just say "oh ****" when seeing this car for the first time... at least twice... one when the panel came down to reveal the pc monitor & then again when I pressed the remote & the nose tilted open revealing a sick looking engine.... back then everything was polished & finished off nice..... she sat on a sweet set of 17" centerline billets that looked surprisingly appropriate on this cadillac she had the stance of a impala ss with the same sized 255/50 17's....
    Hey Turbo,
    I got to tell you, right around this time, I had a 14inch VGA monitor in the car with a Tandy 2500 486 as my car computer. I think it was closer to 1997. I came across what was a MP3Jeep wranger I think. All it amounted to was someone put a full sized computer in the jeep with an inverter. That sent off all sorts of sparks for me. The next thing you knew, I had a 14incher strapped on top of a milk crate with cinderblocks in it and a computer behind the drivers seat. I had to start the car before turning the computer and monitor on though because the inverter (From an old camper) still didnt have the power to handle it and the start drain.
    this story brought back all those memorys and I found MP3car.com right afterwards probably as soon as they started.
    I dont post much, and I may not be as talented as alot of you with fabrication.. But I have the same wishes and hopes. I dont want to just buy a prefabbed unit... I want to make it myself.
    Why do you not restore the turbocad to it prior glory? Rather than LCD, go vacuum tubes again! I think it would be cool to see! Use a CRT touchscreen!
    But do upgrade the computer.... gotta have USB for all the hidden goodies.
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    yeah, I usually try to avoid cinder blocks in an install myself, but I know what you mean I remember wedging home speakers into my car at some point & mighta used milkcrates to hold them in place, then I've had the odd occasion that a milkcrate was a temporary drivers seat too

    I duno about restoring it as-was, I would rather go latest greatest really, I'm picturing it sitting on 19"s & 20"s staggered with steem rollers out back, the new dfi's are so cool too, all windows based now, no more DOS add a fusion brain to automate stuff... someday she'll be back

    the crt's suffered big time from glare too, even more so than lcds, but because the glass is rounded it never took out the whole screen, just a really bright spot that killed maybe half of it, I used to have to shield it to see it, now I'd want a sunlight viewable screen really

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    ..................ahhhhhh that wouldn't have been my first choice... I have an accord coupe that I'm thinking of doing.... gotta see if I get the car cheap enough though... I'm picturing it all blacked out with a set of black 18's with a chrome lip... just don't know if I could drive a little jap thing though.... it is a pretty big coupe kinda... I really would love to build a twin turbo supra..... that would be hot..
    lol ou just described my car! i have a little black golf with black 18's with the chrome lip. i dont have an exaust tho so my car isnt to ricer lol.

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    Couldn't resist digging out this thread... that's a really slick car. What's happened to the car since then?
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