i gave it a 4 because to be honest, the teardown looked more thorough than the build.
I'll will say this: It's difficult to get such a tight and functional fit around a screen like that when you're going freeform with fillers and such. The corners could probably use a little straightening, as well as the edges.
The choice of switches below the screen to the left of the cigarette lighter i think is appropriate, but the gap above it leaves a little something to be desired.
As for the AC plugs in the console... I like the idea, but again, the visible bolts, the location of the outlets... again, nothing obscenely bad about it, but nothing awe inspiring either.
I think the tweeter installation is probably the best looking part of this install so far... but unless that's hot glue, or it drops in from the front, it's a little too permanent for my tastes. But that's a purely subjective observation.
The woofers... That's a tough call, but just first impressions, I think there's a bit of an issue with isolation between the front and back of the driver. I don't think the door trim seals against the speaker frame and the door well enough to really consider it an acoustically sound installation (as cars go). An MDF ring here as a spacer might have been a better alternative.
As for the crossover... i don't know what I'm looking at... foam and packing tape?
I like the choice of hard drives, but i feel the implementation could have been better thought out. Having used a "My Book" hard disk before, i feel like a dock for this might be more appropriate than plugging in AC and USB each time... and not at all hard or time consuming to do.
Finally... the trunk. Don't get me wrong, the components he's chosen for his system are fine but it just seems like he ran out of gas on trying to get this done clean. The subwoofer enclosure looks thrown together at best... i question the integrity of that port...and the equipment panel behind it is very well... utilitarian.
I'll finish by saying this: Building a carPC is not something you just up and do. It takes alot of persistence to fine tune the system itself before you ever make it look "factory" or "custom". So if it works well, as he says it does,then i give it a 10 for that. Let's be honest... there are few systems out there that operate without compromise. Without seeing it in person or using it though, i just don't know. I think most who browse the "showoff" forum will agree that there seems to be a precedent set that places nearly equal value on the quality of the install in addition to the functionality. This just seems to be lacking in that department.
Please don't read this as a judgment on your character or your talents (or anybody's for that matter). As a designer/engineer myself, especially in school, I know what it's like to pour your best efforts into something, only to have it thoroughly panned by someone whom you may feel has no part in it. I however, placed the real value on those people who took time to explain and qualify their impressions and learned from what they had to say.
What I hope you get from this is a drive to take your install to the next level and just really polish it. Consider all the little details and be vigilant in seeing that they are taken care of.
I understand this is still a work in progress, even though the posts hold it out as complete. These things are never done.
So with that, I stand by my vote, and anxiously await the chance to give it a solid 10 when it's done. Thanks for taking the time to post what you've done so far!