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    Yet another WRX install.

    here are some pics from my carputer install in my 2002 WRX. the system used is is a PIII 800mhz, 256mb ram, 9gb laptop hd, onboard video, USB audio. i wanted the computer to be tucked away somewhere so i can't see it... so i decided to stick it under the passenger seat. i had to build a custom box for it so i had soem acrylic professionally cut. i'll start with pics from building the computer.

    testing the system



    the pieces of acrylic



    i used the regular stand-offs to attach the motherboard in place



    i drilled small holes in the acrylic and forced the stand-offs in with pliers



    motherboard mounted



    to glue the pieces together, i used weld-on acrylic glue, applied using a syringe



    first side on



    other sides



    motherboard in place with the cutout for the i/o plate



    go away protective paper1



    a hole saw was used to cut a hole on top to mount the case fan



    hole cut out for 80mm fan



    drilled holes for the case fan screws



    case fan mounted



    acrylic hinges were used for the cover

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    hinges glued on



    system in the box with fan and hard drive mounted



    cover open



    the lilliput 7" touchscreen LCD



    lcd housing for lilliput



    had to take the lcd apart to put into the in-dash housing



    lcd inside the housing



    TIME TO INSTALL!

    tearing apart the car



    stupid radio antenna was too short, had to buy an extension



    center console, shift knob assembly taken apart to run wires



    video wires running through center console



    lcd in its new home



    head unit was relocated to the top of the dash. eveything put back together.



    perfect fit under the passenger seat



    direct power from the battery for the 150watt opus PSU

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    ran power cable through the center console as well



    i grouded the psu on the bolt that supports the passenger seat



    initial power-on test. everything's a huge mess



    running windows XP



    testing sound and video



    "where's my air bag?!? WHERE'S MY AIRBAG?!?!" had to disconnect the airbag in the passenger seat to remove chair



    running centrafuse



    playing a music video



    wow that was quite lengthy. questions... feel free to ask.

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    FIRST BLOOD!

    I like the cool box, makes me want to redo mine... keep up the good work
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    awesome work man. I have some questions.... How did you screw in the standoffs like that? Also, how did u screw in the hinges... everytime i try it starts to crack. Awesome work

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    for the standoffs... i drilled holes that were a little bit smaller than the thread. then i just used pliers and forced it into the hole.

    the hinges weren't screwed on. they're glued on using the same weld-on acrylic glue. it's actually stronger than you might think.

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    Hey, Awesome work.

    One word of advice, you might want to clean up that nasty *** fan.

    Peace,

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    Who cut the acrylic for you, and where did you get the glue?

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    the acrylic place is called paragon plastic. they're in el monte. they also have the glue, hinges, etc. they have pretty much everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poe
    the acrylic place is called paragon plastic. they're in el monte. they also have the glue, hinges, etc. they have pretty much everything.

    Did they cut it for you also?

    Michael
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