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    1990 Audi Coupe Quattro install

    here's my install, mostly done, now in the "tweaking" stage.


    close-up of lilliput 629




    case and relocated climate controls, preliminary install powered by inverter, have since cleaned up with carnetix cnx-p1260


    keyboard in visor, still need to work on cleaning this up a bit (obviously)


    requisite ride shot

    Hardware:
    VIA EPIA M10000
    256MB RAM
    40gig HDD
    DVD-rom
    Travla C134 case
    Lilliput 629 7" trouchscreen VGA monitor
    Carnetix cnx-p1260
    Holux GM-210 USB GPS receiver
    Fellowes Touchpad PS/2
    Mini "travel" keyboard PS/2
    Bluetooth USB dongle
    Sony-Ericsson T-616 with Cingular MediaNet unlimited plan
    Pioneer DEH-P8600MP with CD-RB10 and CD-IB100 bus adapters
    Ipod Photo 30gig
    Inifinity 4" 2-ways
    Kicker 5.25" midranges
    Audiobahn AWT10X 10" sub
    Audiobahn A4002-T amp for midranges
    Rockford Fosgate RF-X6 amp for sub

    Software:
    WinXP Pro
    DeLorme Streetatlas 2005
    Roadrunner FrontEnd (for now)
    Phone Control
    Itunes
    Firefox

    Install:
    Carnetix PSU/SSC provides juice to the case and all internals. The Lilliput is powered directly from the car's switched +12v, by just cutting off the cigarette lighter plug and splicing it in. On this Audi, there is no ACC position for the ignition, but the car does provide power to the "doorchime" until the key is actually removed, so that is how I have my carnetix/lilliput/headunit hooked up.

    Lemme know what you think,
    Jonas

    PS for comparison check out this nice intstall in a S2 (same body).
    Audi S2 install
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    Looks really good. Nice job. You have much more room on you dash then I do, everything is so tight on mine.
    Is that wood trim around the screen?
    Try to hide the wire thats are coming from the comptuer to the screen, its look better and they won't get in your way.

    Now you can come to the NY meet on Sunday at Corona Park. hehe
    Installed
    Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
    512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
    Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
    [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

    Check Out My Install!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    Now you can come to the NY meet on Sunday at Corona Park. hehe
    my thoughts exactly. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    Looks really good. Nice job. You have much more room on you dash then I do, everything is so tight on mine.
    Is that wood trim around the screen?
    Try to hide the wire thats are coming from the comptuer to the screen, its look better and they won't get in your way.

    Now you can come to the NY meet on Sunday at Corona Park. hehe
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyNextDoor
    my thoughts exactly. hehe
    Thanks, and I was already planning on going to the meet. It's just too creepy for trolls to just show up out of the woodwork, so I had to post this first.

    Yeah that is wood around the screen. The car has zebrano all around, and not being able to find any zebrano at home depot, I went for some pine, stained it, and put on about 5 coats of semigloss polyacrylic varnish. It looks decent. Not a perfect match, but it will suffice for now.

    Those wires are gone. They were the power supply wires as a result of using an inverter. Once the carnetix went in, those wires were history.

    see y'all on Sunday

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    Hey,

    I think it looks really good. I like the finish around your screen

    Perhaps i would try to make some kinda front in the compartment under the steerings whell to hide it away a bit more. Perhaps make a front in MDF wood and then put some grey vinyl over it.

    I like the keyboard, really smart place to put it, did not think of that my self.

    /Jonas R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemandk
    I think it looks really good. I like the finish around your screen
    Thanks, I wanted to mention that I like your install as well. I also like how you painted it. And kudos on your door panels.

    Quote Originally Posted by hemandk
    Perhaps i would try to make some kinda front in the compartment under the steerings whell to hide it away a bit more. Perhaps make a front in MDF wood and then put some grey vinyl over it.
    hmmm... if _only_ there was a picture around that I could use to make a decision.... if only... actually I'm working on trying to relocate the climate control buttons to a more visible location. In that case I will relocate the control unit itself elsewhere to free up some of that precious storage space.

    Quote Originally Posted by hemandk
    I like the keyboard, really smart place to put it, did not think of that my self.
    gotta clean it up a bit, but I like having it there. Makes it hard for the passenger to type, but oh well... Having it anchored in place makes it much easier to type with one hand. Still working on one-handed touch typing.

    Now I just need to get a 3B engine under the hood. That would be sweet.

    What's funny is that my name is Jonas too.

    -Jonas K.

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    Dude! The way the monitor is mounted looks freakin' AWESOME!!! Mad props bro'!!
    ALSO!! The same way u made a trim for the screen, you should try something similar around the Keyboard in the visor!!! Make it look either like a wooden trim or a black one... Just to hide some of that foam that shows and make it all look super blended!!

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