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    Quote Originally Posted by InfiniteReality View Post
    Gotta give you props, that computer mount is freakin' awesome!! I've got all my stuff on order and planned out minus where I'm going to the put dang thing. I initally wanted to put it in the hatch but with my subthump.com box, the only way it'll be able to vent is through the speaker grills if I put some 80mm fans there. Kinda thinking the best way is the glovebox, if space permits... Who knows, mobo will be her wednesday!!
    Thanks man. I don't know what kind of mobo your getting, but I want to see somebody put their system in one of the back seat sail panels under the arm rest part. If you take it off there's a small area you could probably mold a fiberglass box or something. It would be out of the heat (sunlight) and wires wouldn't be bad to run.
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    That's due in Wednesday and already have my Lilliput 7" which I need to make a bezel for. I have a 7" LCD with bezel now in the car, so basically duplicate that one for the new one and sell the old one as a whole.
    Centrafuse front end and debating on Opus 320w or DSATX 220w power supply. I want a DSATX, but don't want to cut myself short. Both I still need and a GPS antenna.

    That would be a good spot! But I'm afraid I'd be in the same situation as if I put it in the hatch with not much venting. When it comes in, I'll "see" if it'll fit in the glove box and if so I'll do that with it being my best bet and I never use it anyways. Choices!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by narandomsortofw View Post
    Thanks man. I don't know what kind of mobo your getting, but I want to see somebody put their system in one of the back seat sail panels under the arm rest part. If you take it off there's a small area you could probably mold a fiberglass box or something. It would be out of the heat (sunlight) and wires wouldn't be bad to run.
    There's not room there. If you pull the panel and remove the styrofoam there is a steel reinforcement along there that makes that area very small.

    I've practically disected these cars so I know all the hidden areas. No, I don't smuggle drugs. Unfortunately most are not sealed from the elements. There is room around the sail panel speakers, but it would require some metal cutting. How hidden did you want it? Maybe I could think of something
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    looks good, now its time for a hurst comp plus shifter... those stock shifters are terrible(especially the non-factory hursts) i dunno how u still have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW View Post
    There's not room there. If you pull the panel and remove the styrofoam there is a steel reinforcement along there that makes that area very small.

    I've practically disected these cars so I know all the hidden areas. No, I don't smuggle drugs. Unfortunately most are not sealed from the elements. There is room around the sail panel speakers, but it would require some metal cutting. How hidden did you want it? Maybe I could think of something
    Maybe you can give me a heads up Jason, what do you think about the glove box?? I've seen where someone did it with a Camaro and it fit, but after I recieved my microATX board today, it may fit but not sure about a HDD or the PSU. Any ideas on it or suggest else where? I wouldn't mind it being in the cubble hole in the hatch on the driver's side, but with my subthump.com box, it's definitely not going to vent like it should, so trying to find some place hidden inside the car... Any info in appreciated!!
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    Oh, I just realized who you are from the LS1tech forum. I noticed your post count and said Damn, it should be way higher than that. He's no newb. Ah, then I realized were at the MP3car forum.

    Anyway, if your going to run a LCD monitor in the radio location, like most do, then you will have a lot of empty space behind the screen. The climate controls are real short and don't take up much room. I've seen guys fit the whole mobo, PSU and HDD in there. The PSU was removed from it's metal case to save space. Have you thought about that location?

    You could definetely put half the parts in the glovebox and the rest behind the screen.

    Did you see all the other cars in the F-body thread? The link is in my sig.
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    Oh yeah, I've researched the hell out of this stuff for the past year and only in the past 2 months actually been serious about doing it. I have everything now but the power supply, still kicking the DSATX 220 or the Opus 320.. Will boot up the computer tonight and let it burn in while I wait on my GPS antenna to come in, calibrate the lilliput and see how it will all operate. Then bezel time, made one for a 7" before so it'll be a little easier.

    That's what I was thinking on the computer, it's a micro-ATX board so it's not really tiny but it MAY fit in the glove box, then I was thinking of putting the PSU and HDD behind the screen. Or fit the HDD in the glove box because I think I could mount it vertial easier. My other option was to build a little enclosure that would fit between the tracks of the driver's seat and go under it to hide it. I'd rather glove box as I could use the A/C to keep it cooler and everything would be right there. Gotta kick some ideas around, still got a week or so before I install it while I make the bezel and get the PSU here.
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