I will have this system built for less than 200$ by the time its all said and done. I will update different parts and other hardware to better stuff as I see the need to. My objective is to put a 15" monitor where the radio is. Ill relocated my heat controls and CB(yeap i still use one) to a custom console im going to build. I dont plan on having a deck as the bose system needs a line level input(i think) if not ive got the adapter. Ill have a 7" arc touchscreen as my input device which will also be mounted int he console.
What im working with
The screen from the laptop that i planned on using is too big to fit the console. I plan on relocating the heater controls and removing the vent but there still inst enough room.
This is another laptop screen i may end up using. I think its a 14" but the case is alot smaller. Sorry for the crappy pictures the sun was in my way.
I did however get the power supply built. The box contained a power inverter and the converter thats inline with the computer power cord. I currently plan on having to start the computer up each time i get in the car. That doesnt bother me as it takes no time to boot up. Ive got the power setting configured to shut the laptop down after 5 min of idle when on battery power(which will happen when i turn the truck off)