More on this project:
after using the carputer as you can see above I've come to the conclusion it's not the best position for the monitor to be in....
So, back to the drawingboard... I've seen lots of people sacrificing their air vents to put the monitor in the dash, but I don't want to loose those vents so i thought this up:
And started fabricating it:
First I got an other piece of dashboard at the breakers and cut it up so i could start the framing. Here's the crude framework with, on the left side, some ducktape to show how the screen will fit in it when finished. I've put in a dummy/mockup of the screen i'll be using.
I taped everything up to make it ready for the foam part
Filled it up with foam, a bit to much but who cares
After the foam set I started cutting it down to get the crude shapes i wanted
And... here it is ready for fiberglassing I'll try to do it the same way I did it for the first install
So still to do:
- Bondo and sanding
- finding a new position for the rearwindow heating button, the emergency lights button and the foglight button
I'm also looking into making an insert to put in the storage compartment in my centerconsole where i can locate a DVD-player and a cardreader...