Alright so after some thought this past week, thinking of changing my original take on how to mount the carPC screen. Attached is my original(badly drawn blueprints) of how I wanted the screen to be mounted. I want to keep this whole project as OEM looking as possible. Pretty much if anyone were to walk by and peek in(which reminds me, need to tint the front windows) they would just think I have a small little radio screen. Then when I enter the car, I would pull out the screen and then move it to the right side of my manufacture 4.3" touch screen and have it along side it.
Well I am no fabricator and would have no idea how to fab up some type of sliding bracket that could do this. Have it be able to slide the 7"-9" touch screen out, make it turn right ~90 degrees, and then flip up another 90 degrees AND stay in position.
I went to a local custom A/V shop near by and gave them my ideas on what I want to do. After a lot of "Lets put the screen on the doors, in the rear view mirror, in the ceiling, on the..." They got the point that I don't want this car to look like it came from West Coast Customs and want to keep it looking OEM. The top dog came out and we started looking into dropping the 4.3" touch screen in the car now, to the bottom where I have a large storage bin(right behind the sifter. picture #3 above) and fiberglass it in. This would allow me to have a in dash screen with a much cleaner looking dash. This does go against my OEM looking dash but in a way it doesn't.
I included a mock up of how it is we were wanting it to look below. The upgraded 8.4" screen that I could of gotten is the screen I used in the picture. Since this car has that upgrade, if I put a screen close to that size into the car, then this gets me back on track with a OEM looking dash. Let me know what you all think. Both on my original idea as well as my new one.
CarPC and sound system are up next.
*Sorry about the sideways photos, only way to upload them*