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
Turbocharged 2000 Explorer 5.0 AWD, SCT tuning software, Carputer w/ Athlon XP2600 and 8" Lilliput custom molded into dash, Terk Commander XM, Rand McNally and MapPoint, bluetooth, and 802.11x
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.
Garmin Mobile PC
GPS, OBDII, Lilliput 629GL, Nightvision integrated video,
Other fun stuff in works.
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
Couldn't resist digging out this thread... that's a really slick car. What's happened to the car since then?
2009 Toyota Camry SE