I spent almost an hour looking at different arrangements for the comppnents, apparently I didn't take many photos. Here are the only 2 photos I have of diffeent arrangements. First is an M10000 mini-ITX Mobo in the console. And the Slim-line DVD in the ashtray hole. I will likely mount the slot load dvd right there
Now I moved on to finding the proper postion for my 8" monitor. To do this I used a card board cutout. My last Pc had a 1" 'hood' that extended past the monitor to help shield the light This picture is from my old install
My goal for the new Pc is to have a hood that ranges between 1" and 2". My thought is that with the monitor so high in the dash I need to block as much light as i can. I hope to tint the windows very dark to help combat glare too.
I have to taper the hood, b/c as you can see, Part of my screen would be blocked by the hood. I want to flare our the hood by about 15-45 Degrees to allow a large viewing angle.
Here is the space that i have to work with