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    2000 Firebird Trans Am - Whord!

    Ok, so this actually didn't take me as long as I thought it would, but I def. spent more time on it than I thought I would (every minute of my life....for 3 months)

    Specs:
    Via Epia 800
    760 mb of pc100 Ram
    PCI to 5 port USB 2.0
    Generic 4 port USB 2.0 Hub
    LiteOn Slim Slot DVD SOLC-2481K
    4gig Western Digital Harddrive (already out of room..gotta expand, hey it was free)
    M2-ATX power Supply (which is the bomb diggity....yo)

    Screen:
    8" TFT LCD w/ touchscreen (no name brand. I think it had a logo that said SUPER....I was just glad it worked)

    Programs:
    I am running Win98 SE (slow mobo)
    RoadRunner w/ winamp 2.95
    my fronted is ZD Grey with a modified skin:


    Here was my org. boot screen (wife made me change it).....dang the women

    Here is the new one (this is the good version..to run as a logo in WIN98 it has to be in crap 24bit .bmp form)


    I kept my original head unit, but I faced it up and tucked it behind my screen. I used a Peripherals AUX2CAR (PXDX) Universal Audio Input Adapter to run my computer through my CD Changer controls. I can control my radio and volume via steering wheel controls:


    Here is my DVD Unit:


    To be able to put my screen in my dash I had to relocate my HVAC controls. It uses a combination of wires, vacuum tubes, and a tension cable. Making the wires longer was easy. Just crimp more wire. The tubes took some time to figure out, but I just used 1/4" windshield wiper tubing and super glue (the new tube slides over the old tube) from Pep Boys. The cable is being lengthened by a company in California www.Push-Pull.com(I tried, I failed, I outsourced):


    I got a mind like a steel Trap!

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    Ok and Now the Balls!
    My buddy and I came up with a shelf system to go in the rear cavity. The Amp is on the bottom w/ 2 hdd drive fans that blow inside the cavity. The 2nd level is for my HDD and PSU. On this level there is a horizontal fan (from an old PowerSupply) that blows the air up. The third level is for the mobo with a blower to push all that no good hot air out of the cavity. All the materials to make the shelving and front cover was 3/4" smoked plexi-glass.











    This is a little off topic, but I would like to show it off. I made my first fiberglass sub box. It holds an 8" SoloBaric with an MTX rt251d (about 300 watts):




    This part doesn't really make the box look good, but I wanted to show how it's integrated with the vehicle. I put washers where the seat belt bolts go. It's not going Anywhere!



    Well thanks to everyone for all the help....you probably don't know it, but you most likely helped me in some way. Okay Dokey
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    looks good but that box can use some extra attention...

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    and the hvac looks pretty ghetto... you should clean that up with some vinyl wrapped ply or something...

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    Well I have a piece of plexi-glass on top of it right now, but I litterally just put in the computer today. So of course I have some extra work to do. Yeah the box isn't great, but it sounds good...so whatever.
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    looking good. i really like the computer case.

    one question though...are those door pods oem? and where did you get the tinted lexan? crap... that was two questions. :-)
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    Yeah those are OEM, but once I get the hang of the fiberglass/bondo...It's on. My friends dad has about 30 sheets in different colors and thicknesses. So, he let me grab what I needed.
    I got a mind like a steel Trap!

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    Fine Fine so The AC controls were a little ghetto....is this better






    Here is also a picture of the DVD Player installed

    I got a mind like a steel Trap!

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    the hvac will be better once you get the center knob , and that sub box is nice, but it can be smoothed out, just takes time, I say invest it, it will be worth it.

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    You can also swap those knobs with taller ones that are easier to grab. They light up red and everything. Much easier to adjust.

    Old knobs:



    New knobs:

    1999 Black Pontiac Trans Am
    CarPC's in F-bodies
    How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
    (AMD Sempron 3000+, Opus 150)
    Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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