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    S-10 Install,In progress,baby steps,first rip apart dash :)

    Okay so right now I dont want to completly destroy my touch screen and mold it into the dash. So here is what ive gehto rigged so far. Alpine head unit hidden in glove compartment. I used expanding foam to create a mold inside the glovebox. Which I was planning on making a motherboard tray to fit inside the glovebox and then realized the motherboard wouldn't fit without major moddifying to the inside of the glovebox. So next best thing. I covered the foam mold with speaker carpet and put my stereo in the middle of it. I had to put it at an angle like that because it barely fit with the door shut.

    Then I had to lengthen my stereo plug wires to reach the glovebox.

    I had already cut up the dash were the stereo normally goes. To fit my alpine flush. But it looked really bad. Worse then it does now.

    Then i have my carpc. No mounts, no place to put it. I have an amp under the seat. I thought about mounting it under the glovebox. For now it just sits on the floor of my truck. ( well when i say now i mean last week before my hard drive stopped booting ) I think its a power issue because it worked fine inside the house. (the hard drive)

    Oh and my truck is a small chevy S10 single cab. I do have a utility box in the back i thought about putting it in. but then i would have to do a cut through to run the cables back there.

    Anyways here are my really gehto pics!
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    and some more pics
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    Looks good! i have an 87 s-10 blazer. AC is important to me, so I kept the top vents in the center. Did you block them off of will it just blow behind?
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    i agree with blazinlow, it is lookin good so far

    where u gonna put the computer tho? just like that on the floor i dont think is such a good idea, lol

    im assuming tho u already have a plan on where to put it?

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    Well my AC isn't working right now so currently i dont worry about it to much. I really need to sell the truck and buy something bigger. I just cant deside on a suv that will be perfect for a carpc

    Still not sure on the carpc location. I want to redesign it and put the cd-rom near the screen. But now that I have mounted the screen I dont see where I would put the cdrom drive.

    I think the carpc can go under the seat but I will have to relocate the AMP.
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    I like the case, neat lookin.
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    best way so far that i've seen (and what i plan on doing), to get the dvd closer to the screen is to get a USB case for the dvd (as long as its slim), then u can have it farther from the case than the stupid 1 foot or whatever IDE restricts you to

    i suppose you could get an external dvd (full size), but then thats gettin really big :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC3S
    best way so far that i've seen (and what i plan on doing), to get the dvd closer to the screen is to get a USB case for the dvd (as long as its slim), then u can have it farther from the case than the stupid 1 foot or whatever IDE restricts you to

    i suppose you could get an external dvd (full size), but then thats gettin really big :/

    Yah i have an IDE to USB 2.0 converter that i was planning on using
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    i think i see a bench in the front. 2 buckets with an S-10 blazer center console is a perfect housing for the carputer.


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    This is a very crude verison 1.0 design of my setup.. I was just learning so I know its not perfect...since been redone but you get the idea.... Theres pleny of room for a dvd drive, along with your headunit.



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    Its looking good so far. Did you consider putting the radio on the shelf unter the monitor to avoid using up the glove box?

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