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    Cool 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i | Pictures Galore

    This thread is going to be a worklog of my carputer install in my 2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i. I like the way jpinkerton laid his out so I will be borrowing his layout. Thanks!

    Random shot from my GoPro


    Front View of my car.


    Hardware List:
    ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard (tentative)
    Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale (tentative)
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) (reused from old desktop)
    Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT 640GB Laptop HDD (purchased)
    Preassembled Black Double Din LCD Frame with 7" Lilliput 629GL-70NP/C/T (I'm not 100% yet)
    GPS Receiver (not a clue yet, suggestions?)
    Sirius/XM (not a clue yet, suggestions?)
    HD/FM/AM (not a clue yet, suggestions?)

    Software List:
    Windows 7 32bit (maybe a *nix distro)

    Plugin List:
    None yet

    Table of Contents:
    Wednesday April 29th: Playing with Cardboard
    Friday April 30th: Roughing out the Wood

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    Thursday April 29th: Playing with cardboard

    Most likely the layout; overhead view.


    Angled overhead. Notice that "indent" on the far side from the vertical cardboard, I think I could leave that void there and insert a small fan to bring fresh air in from the trunk.


    Sideview showing height.


    Underneath the carpet is the spare.



    So I should have plenty of room.


    My one concern is I'd like to make this a enclosed and "oem" as possible when looking into the trunk, also need to brainstorm on a "removable" lid to my removable box.

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    Friday April 30th: Roughing out the Wood

    Wanted to get more done today, but it started pouring and MDF + Water does not equal a good combo.

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    Quite the compliment you gave me there forfend!

    I haven't started work on my trunk. I'm considering going two options with my false wall, building it myself/having someone else build it. Having someone else build it will run me about $125. I was thinking about doing a full wall and covering it with some carpet that looks similar to my trunk. I think I could do it myself for under $125, easily.

    What made you choose MDF?

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    Main reason was the local Home Depot had a damaged 4x8 sheet so I got roughly a 4x7 sheet for $2.something. Hopefully if the humidity isn't to bad I want to build a temp wall in the box and fill the far side with great stuff. This should make a great mold for me to fiberglass onto. I would rather fiberglass on my kitchen table than at some crazy angle in the trunk. Right now I'm at $24 for the materials to build the box. Need to pick up some more resin and carpet still. I should be right around $35 in materials.

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    Not too bad of a deal! Looking forward to more updates! I'd recommend the BU-353, I've only seen it in action/read reviews but I have one sitting on my desk at work.

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    How would you say it compares to lets say the Garmin setup? Humidity is brutal today, but by noon it should dry up a bit. Depending on the screen I go with I might need to relocate the buttons. Not sure I like the idea of 100% remote only, especially on a proprietary remote.



    Once I get the screen in playing around and test fitting will be a lot easier.

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    What do you mean proprietary? The BU-353 is a GPS puck with a USB end. Plug it in and load the driver, you can use any map with GPS support.

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