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Thread: Project CompuMach: 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Total In-Dash install complete!

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    I'll post picts sometime next week, but I modified a 99-04 bezel to fit in my 94. The 7" fits in perfect. I did not keep my radio, I have a switch to power my amps and crossover/line driver. That way, I can always listen to music (separate DVD/CD player with TV Tuner) if I don't want my carputer on. Great thing is that I don't need a laptop to run my AEM anymore...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartdan
    Pyros - hope I'm not pushing my luck here, but I had a couple more questions for you. I just hate to make any dumb mistakes that could be avoided by drawing from your experience. I've cut out the radio bezel to mount the lilliput screen, and was planning to mount it so that the back of the lilliput face was even with the back of the radio bezel. I figured that making the backs line up flush would make sure that everything was straight and set back far enough so I can shift out of park without bumping into the screen every time. But after looking at it in the car yesterday, I'm afraid that if I mount it there I will run into problems with the body of the lilliput hitting the plastic frame behind the dash (see yellow circle on jpg). I could always cut that out, but don't really want to since it would really complicate mounting anything in the radio slot down the road. Did you run into any problems with the depth? How far back did you mount your lcd into the bezel? Please LMK.
    Basically i left the factory radio in, put in my 2nd bezel and traced out along the sides of the bezel how far the radio came out. I measured that with the depth of the lilliput and how much space i had behind, and it worked out perfect. So basically the face of the lilliput is just as far back as the factory radio was. I didn't have to cut anything to get it to fit (other then the bezel at the bottom as you can see in the pics..)

    Hope that helps..
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Ram000: thanks!

    94 Cobra R: the switch, is it for the source of audio? if not, what do you use for the carputer?
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Pyros,

    Now I know what you were talking about when you mentioned all of the sanding. I keep sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding with no end in sight yet. I was looking at your pictures again and noticed that you have the power on LED covered up. Did you de-solder the LED and take it off, or did you just cover it up so as not to attract attention? I wouldn't think that the LED would draw enough power to worry about, but I could be wrong...

    - Dan

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    Dan, for your initial sanding use a very rough grit, then move to finer grits as the major imperfections smooth out. This was my big mistake, i stayed with the same fine grit for a long time. i could have shaved hours upon hours off my sanding if i started like this.

    for the led, i just covered it up as to not attract attention. no other reason really. i probably should have cut the connection to it but haven't so far
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

    My XM FAQ

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    Software for carputer?

    Pyros, are you using a special software to run your carputer? What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartdan
    Pyros - hope I'm not pushing my luck here, but I had a couple more questions for you. I just hate to make any dumb mistakes that could be avoided by drawing from your experience. I've cut out the radio bezel to mount the lilliput screen, and was planning to mount it so that the back of the lilliput face was even with the back of the radio bezel. I figured that making the backs line up flush would make sure that everything was straight and set back far enough so I can shift out of park without bumping into the screen every time. But after looking at it in the car yesterday, I'm afraid that if I mount it there I will run into problems with the body of the lilliput hitting the plastic frame behind the dash (see yellow circle on jpg). I could always cut that out, but don't really want to since it would really complicate mounting anything in the radio slot down the road. Did you run into any problems with the depth? How far back did you mount your lcd into the bezel? Please LMK.
    cartdan....... don't know if it's too late now but here it goes. I actually cut that plastic frame off so I could the screen as far back as possible. You can see the pics on my project page on my sig, I think its on the second page around post 30. Good Luck!

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    Thanks Willy,

    It is too late, but I did end up cutting the frame off behind the monitor also. I've got all of the fiberglass, bondo, and painting done. Now I just need to get all of the wiring in the car and I'll be set. Many thanks to Pyros and everyone else who helped me with the project. Without this forum and posts from guys like yourselves, I never would have even attempted this...

    - Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddoggy71
    Pyros, are you using a special software to run your carputer? What is it?
    Check the software forum, there are several options in there. I'm currently running Frodoplayer but will probably move to Roadrunner soon.
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

    My XM FAQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartdan
    Thanks Willy,

    It is too late, but I did end up cutting the frame off behind the monitor also. I've got all of the fiberglass, bondo, and painting done. Now I just need to get all of the wiring in the car and I'll be set. Many thanks to Pyros and everyone else who helped me with the project. Without this forum and posts from guys like yourselves, I never would have even attempted this...

    - Dan
    No problem, make sure you post how it turns out!
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

    My XM FAQ

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