94 Mustang GT
Hey guys, so Ive thought long enough about all of this I'm ready to get goin with this project. Here are the things that I've ordered:
Lilliput 7" touch
Intel D201GLY2A Little Valley with 1.33 GHz Celeron Processor
1 GB Ram
M2-ATX-HV 160W Intelligent DC-DC PSU
BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
Back up camera
350W 4 ch kicker amp (speakers)
350w 2 ch kicker amp (subs)
Slot loading DVD ROM
Mini ITX case (ebay)
No front end yet, I was thinking RR but i like the look and feel of SD, any comments would be appreciated.
I am eventually going to go the HD FM route, but I have a few questions about how I connect the RCAs to input in the PC...any help appreciated.
I have a custom fit sub box holding 2 12s in my trunk and im building a custom amp rack which will have lighting and fans inside. I don't have any pics of these things yet, but here is the car...:peace:
Thanks for looking and any help!
Just make sure you take lots of pictures. People like myself spend hours searching forums for Mustangs and only on the odd occasion do a few come out useful.
Do you plan on relocating the AC controls? Thats one of the huge things Ive noticed...
Yeah im relocating them, Just cutting the metal support keeping the hoses from moving down so I dont have to fool with the hoses. I'll probably be doing that sometime this week. I'm not the biggest gear head as far as cars go and I've never really done fab work, but computers I do know. So hopefully this thread can serve as a "carpc for dummies" lol I took pics with my phone earlier and they are decent so I will be taking tons of pics.
Originally Posted by colin
I forgot to mention i'll be sound deadening the car too!
Ordered XM and griffin powermate today... just waitin for it all to get here. Theres a big plastic speaker box in the back of mustangs and it keeps my sub box from pushing back. I'm going to try and look at that today and possibly cut a grove in it for the box to wedge in. (Pictures will be clearer I know) Then I'll be able to measure for my amp rack. We are moving into a new house this weekend so the following weekend I think is when I'm strippin the car down and applyin some B-quiet extream and b-quiet Hliner to give me a bit of a quieter ride. (Hopefully, I drive 4 hours to school on 1 road doing 65, or according to 5 cops in the last year - 80:mmph:)
okay so I've gotten most of the parts in, heres my set up installing windows on friday...
I'm getting roadrunner all figured out. I went with the DigitalFX skin because it seemed the most advanced from what I had seen. If anyone has played with ones they feel are better let me know. I also had a question if anyone knows.... As you may know the lilliput screens have a 12V output for devices such as like I have, my back up camera. Problem is they are both females. What do I search or where do I go to get a long 12v to 12v entension? Thanks for all your help guys. I know I'm gettin into it kinda slow but I feel like I'm at work 24.7 and I'm also movin into a new house. My sound deadening stuff comes in on thursday so thats when I should start with the car. And I just got some MDF yesturday to start an amp rack. Thanks for the help guys!
I actually got a little work done yesterday. By the time I was done, it was too dark to take pictures but I took 2 this morning. I cut up the dash to make room for the 2 din kit I just ebayed.
I put the AC controls back right now because the stang is my daily driver.
Here you can see the metal bar that was cut that make it muuuch easier to relocate the AC controls.
I'm not sure about the mounting of the AC controls quite yet, I have to play with the fitting a bit.
I also got to work on the amp rack yesterday but no pictures of that quite yet. For those of you familiar with the mustang, I'm mounting them behind the back seats to when u fold them down you can see them. Whelp thats all for today. I think thursday i'm going to be taking out the seats n carpet to start running wires and get ready to 'dynamat'
Okay so I've gotten a little work done on the mustang and you would not believe how easy it is to forget to take pictures! Anyways, I started removing seats and carpet for the 'dynamat' install. First Picture: you can see the rear seat pulled out.
I ordered 100 sq ft and it was enough to cover the whole trunk all the way up to right behind the front seats and the 2 doors:
Little tip if you are gonna do this stuff yourself: It started to rain as we finished up, we noticed it is a lot easier to roll out bubbles when one side is a little wet and you can just slide your hand across, much better than a roller IMO. Also, the jobs look much better in pictures than in real life.
Next I'm running wires before I put all of the carpet back in which means I have to sort out how to wire up the ATX power supply and see where I'm going to need USBs. I have the amp rack pretty much cut out and I got the carpet for it on Saturday. Need to get plexy for the viewing window. I'll take pictures once it actually looks like an amp rack.
You've got one of the easier (IMO) bezel styles. The newer mustangs have the air conditioning on top and then a 1.5 DIN slot below for the stock radio. It's such a pain in the *** to relocate the AC, you have to cut up your whole dash. Better be worth it in the end :)
Lots of pics...
Okay yesturday I put the trunk back together and put in new JBL speakers and ran wires. I finally started working on my dash. After I shaved it down you can see, it fits pretty snug...
The screen is now being held in with the As Seen On TV Mighty Putty, they sell it at walmart to see how it worked. In short, it sucks. Much too dry to work with. Anyways I bought some bondo last night at wally world and I'll be finishing up the back support of the monitor. Oh yeah, and I don't want to take the screen out of the original case. I know it looks more OEM this way but I don't wanna take chances in that department. I also will have a back up camera wired into the monitor so I want to have the IR sensor and buttons in tact to be able to switch to that camera.
Theres another thread here that shows you how to wire it up so your screen changes inputs when you go into reverse. I'll be trying that out eventually but first just want to get the basics in. Have a good day guys! More work coming!
Most of the screens have an additional wire on them -- when the wire sees +12v (IE from your brake lights/pedal...) the screen automatically switches to AV input 2 (usually) and that's where you hook up your camera.