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    2001 suburban

    I started off with a 1.5 din. cut and stretched it to accommodate a 7" lilliput touchscreen. This is the first time i am modding so be kind with your remarks lol. here are some pics, the bezel is 99% complete. There are some imperfections but I can live with it for now.
    Here is a list of what I purchased and prices.
    Jetway VIA C7 1.5G Mini-ITX Motherboard - J7F2WE1G5D $170.00
    1GB 240pin DIMM DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHZ
    Backup camera $39.98
    WD 250 GB WD2500AAKS SATA300 16mb 7200rpm (bare drive) $60.80
    M2 - ATX CARPUTER CAR PC 160W DC to DC PSU $81.50
    7" touch screen $180.00
    USGlobsat BU 353 GPS receiver $39.00
    DVD drive $21.00
    Griffin Volume control USB $24.00
    Assorted wires, connectors and misc parts (distribution block, MB studs) $100
    Total price $676.48 (add maybe another 50, think I’m missing some stuff lol)
    Software:
    Front End=RoadRunner
    Skin=Omega
    GPS= iGuidance
    Audio player=Winamp embeded in RoadRunner
    Video player= Intervideo 8
    Com port software=xxport








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    Next I had to decide on where am I going to put the brain of the unit and how am I going to power it up. I looked around for the center console to my truck since I have a bench seat. They were going for too much on eBay, so I built one out of ” I had laying around. Although, I do recommend using at least plywood. I used a piece of old cardboard I had to make a rough shape to contour the dash. After I got it the way I wanted it I transferred the template to my ”. After a few test fits and trimming I was pleased with it.








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    First time I attempted to fabric, will do a couple of things differently next.

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    Hey Diggla,

    I have an 01 suburban also that I am starting to build a carpc. Its nice to see someone else taking this on in the same vehicle. Maybe we can help each other out and bounce ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopbiscuit View Post
    Hey Diggla,

    I have an 01 suburban also that I am starting to build a carpc. Its nice to see someone else taking this on in the same vehicle. Maybe we can help each other out and bounce ideas.
    Search around a bit for other suburban installs. I have bucket seats and a completely hidden install in the center console for my 02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopbiscuit View Post
    Hey Diggla,

    I have an 01 suburban also that I am starting to build a carpc. Its nice to see someone else taking this on in the same vehicle. Maybe we can help each other out and bounce ideas.
    Its finished for now,any question shoot me a pm

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    Had some time today to try and rotate the lcd screen in the second monitor. Not to easy without cutting the case so the board will fit. Decided not to do it, went to my home computer which has a nvidia controller and it allows you to rotate display. Rotated the display and movies play good. There are other software out there which would do the same thing. Eeerotate and irotate, both are freeware and if the new video card doesnt work as planned will try these programs.

    Here is a list of parts ordered.
    VGA PNY VCGFX522PEB 5200 256M PCI 39.99 + $10 mail-in-rebate
    USB 2.0 Extension Cable A MALE /A FEMALE Cable 10 ft $2.99 (extend touch utility)
    Dynex 10 Ft VGA PC Monitor Extension Cable $9.99

    Wanted to find a 9 pin mini din to extend the wire without extending 2 but could not come across one in a short time.
    Gonna mount the screen on the ceiling, trying to see a clean and nice way to do it so it flips down.

    taking pics and will post when done.
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    Since it is raining out and I could not put my bay window in I decided to work on the truck.

    Pulled the overhead light consol out and the dash bezel.
    Started to redo the dash bezel, wasnt to happy with it. Here are some pics from round 2 lol.
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    well here is the second monitor before and after painted
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    its going here
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