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

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    Magnum500 Rims

    Hey man sweet looking ride, good job with the PC install. I have an '03 Mach 1and looking for wider rims for the rear, and I really like how these ones look. Where did you get them?

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    Bump to say nice article in modified mustangs! Car looks great! Congrats on the magazine spread.

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    Very professionally done, it's obvious you did your homework with this. Likely the best setup so far, and of course it doesn't hurt that you're using my favorite modern muscle car

    I have a suggestion for the DVD/CD drive, though it might take redoing the bezel. Move the buttons from the bottom to the top, move the screen down slightly (if the shifter doesn't get in the way) and put the drive on top of that, keeping it close to the custom computer case and possibly allowing you to mount it to that. Either that, or a possibly cool idea I came up with: Slot loading drive in the armrest facing up, or if the armrest is high enough facing forward coming out of the front of it. My crude drawing:
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    Where S designates about where the shifter is and the vertical bars are the front of the arm rest, though I'm not sure how easy that is to get to. It would also make it less noticeable, deterring quick n easy thieves


    I want to put a slot loading dvd drive and an iPod dock in the top of my armrest. And a USB port to put in a flash drive to transfer music

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    I've been redoing the bezel in my cobra to add a cd/dvd slot above the screen and I was able to do so, just barely, without moving the buttons. It's definetly a tight squeeze, but It should work. I say should since I haven't had a chance to try to fit the bezel with the dvd drive in place. I am still concerned about the mount for the a/c controls interfering. Though I didn't have to move the buttons on the bottom, they are a covered ever so slightly from view by the screen. They're not physically covered because of the way I upwardly sloped the bezel there, but once mounted, the tops of the buttons will be out of view. Keep in mind these pics aren't of the finished product, just a coat of primer to better see what needed more work. I'm planning to have the drive mounted behind the bezel completely and believe it or not, pressing on the bezel is enough to activate the eject button. I will probably setup an eject button in roadrunner however, just to be safe.

    -Kevin



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    boodster: look up AFSWheels on ebay.com

    ibanez: thanks man I actually met up with Don Roy from the magazine last week to get the last 2 remaining copies they had of it

    dmsuperman: thanks for the comments. I'm actually contemplating something similar to that (similar to what homebrew is doing) but I may be shying away from it. The carputer is totally out of the car right now while I build a new stainless steel case to fit some new gadgets. I thought about the armrest, problem with that is there's no good way I can find to route the cabling required without cutting which I'm not willing to do :P I'm looking into fitting it nicely into my glovebox right now. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Homebrew: looking good! let me know how it turns out for you. I was thinking of doing the same but chickened out and I'm trying something else at the moment (if I ever have time).


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    Chris
    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 pyros View Post
    I thought about the armrest, problem with that is there's no good way I can find to route the cabling required without cutting which I'm not willing to do :P
    Same here. I hate cutting things willy nilly. For that reason, I'm currently looking for a spare shifter bezel to modify so I can keep the original intact. I'm interested to see how your plan works out. My setup is definetly a tight fit and not ideal because of how the bottom switches are visually covered partially. If Ford would have just used a double din opening instead...


    -Kevin

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    great car

    Your car is amazing, I was looking up prices becuase I was interested in doing a similair install, how much did all of this run you if you don't mind me asking. Thanks

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