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    Hey Chris.....wazup?!

    I couldn't do it in-dash....the board is too big, I used microATX board not an Epia miniITX. But it is looking good. I just did some more work last night and got everything wired and carpeted. Now I just need to organize everything, and of course the bezel which I'm still pondering how I want it. Anyways, I got some pics, but they are still in the camera so as soon as I get them off I'll post.

    PS. I'll have to pick your brain later about the OBDII which I want to do too!
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    Man, cant wait to see the finished project. I love Machs, so sexy.

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    Nice truck Charlie.......had never seen it in white, looks goooood!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy-Mach1
    Hey Chris.....wazup?!

    I couldn't do it in-dash....the board is too big, I used microATX board not an Epia miniITX. But it is looking good. I just did some more work last night and got everything wired and carpeted. Now I just need to organize everything, and of course the bezel which I'm still pondering how I want it. Anyways, I got some pics, but they are still in the camera so as soon as I get them off I'll post.

    PS. I'll have to pick your brain later about the OBDII which I want to do too!
    Sounds good man, can't wait to see it! I'm sending my opus back to opus today to get the cold weather bug fixed. By the time its back i hope to have everything ready to put back in the car.

    I'm might be getting rid of my obd diagnostics reader and going with the sct raptor. i want to get the dynojet wideband commander for the a/f ratio too so I'm thinking of writing my own app to interface with these. We'll see what happens!

    Good luck

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    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Charlie
    Man, cant wait to see the finished project. I love Machs, so sexy.

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    Love hte lightning's.. hoping to pick one up to replace my jimmy if funds allow
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

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    hey guys.... glad to see im not the only mustang attmepting all this

    Willy: where did you end up running the cable through? i had a headunit(got stolen) and i ran the power for the amp through the driver side fender and then in by the clutch pedel. might hlep ya if you want to run it that way

    also, you might run into a problem with the way the power is run if you do any suspension work up front. i have alot of suspension stuff done to my car and have clearance issues with my caster camber plates as well as the strut tower brace where you have your power run. might want to keep that in mind for the future

    and are you goign to still run a headunit? i am goign without so i am lookign to see if i require a line driver or if the audiology will work

    man, i have a ton of questions im still in the planning stages owell, if you looking for some local gearheads, jump onto RacersDen.net. there are about 1200 of us in the MD area

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    hey guys.... glad to see im not the only mustang attmepting all this

    Willy: where did you end up running the cable through? i had a headunit(got stolen) and i ran the power for the amp through the driver side fender and then in by the clutch pedel. might hlep ya if you want to run it that way
    Thanks for the post SilVert.....

    I ran the power cable through the "hood release" cable grommet. As I said it was a pain in the a$$ and took forever but it turned out real good.


    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    also, you might run into a problem with the way the power is run if you do any suspension work up front. i have alot of suspension stuff done to my car and have clearance issues with my caster camber plates as well as the strut tower brace where you have your power run. might want to keep that in mind for the future
    I do plan on doing some suspension work in the future so thanks for pointing that out. The cable has a little slack there so I can move it around if it needs it. I guess I'll find out when suspension work starts.


    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    and are you goign to still run a headunit? i am goign without so i am lookign to see if i require a line driver or if the audiology will work
    I am removing the head unit, in fact as of last night the head unit does not have any speakers connected to it. I put in new speakers and rewired everything, going straight to the amp. From the testing I've done the Audigy seems to work great, and a couple of people in the forum have it and really like it.


    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    man, i have a ton of questions im still in the planning stages
    I'm almost done with the install so feel free to ask questions. pyros is pretty much done with his too, he was of great help to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    owell, if you looking for some local gearheads, jump onto RacersDen.net. there are about 1200 of us in the MD area
    I'll check that site out. Its always fun to see what other people in the area are doing with their cars......

    Are you planning on coming to the DC area meet on Saturday? It's my first meet but it should be cool to meet other people around here with carputers, hell...it might give you some ideas!

    Cheers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilVert
    hey guys.... glad to see im not the only mustang attmepting all this

    Willy: where did you end up running the cable through? i had a headunit(got stolen) and i ran the power for the amp through the driver side fender and then in by the clutch pedel. might hlep ya if you want to run it that way

    also, you might run into a problem with the way the power is run if you do any suspension work up front. i have alot of suspension stuff done to my car and have clearance issues with my caster camber plates as well as the strut tower brace where you have your power run. might want to keep that in mind for the future

    and are you goign to still run a headunit? i am goign without so i am lookign to see if i require a line driver or if the audiology will work

    man, i have a ton of questions im still in the planning stages owell, if you looking for some local gearheads, jump onto RacersDen.net. there are about 1200 of us in the MD area
    wow if i didn't know better i would have thought i wrote that lol. i did the same thing for the power wiring, and doing similar suspension work soon:

    H&R supersport springs (have)
    steeda 4 bolt cc plates (on order)
    tokico illumina 5-way adjustable struts/shocks (on order)
    steeda bumpsteer kit (on order)
    steeda offset steering rack bushings (on order)
    steeda x2 balljoints (on order)

    whats yours like?

    my setup has no headunit, will be using the mach460 amps once i get the harness and one extra amp for the highs ('04s dont have an amp for the highs). last season i had 2 amps running my setup, but did'nt sound that great. the mach amps are pretty good, well, i like em.
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

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    Mega Update!!!!!!!!

    OK....here we go.......

    Got the system pretty much done last week. Here are some pic of what has been done, specially the fabrication of the screen bezel. I forgot to take pics of the computer in the trunk so please forgive the dumbass moment

    The tweeters I installed, the one on the right is the stock one, bigger but not as good as the Alpine one. Because of the size difference I had to fabricate some mounting plates to fit the Alpine ones...


    Mounting plate....


    Mounted tweeter....


    Alpine component system (speaker, tweeter, and crossover)...


    Mounted speaker system on car's rear deck (pain in the *** to take out and mount back in!!!!! FYI)


    Close up of the mounted speakers....


    Platform I fabd to mount the Kenwood Amp and Stinger 1.2f capacitor.....


    Rear of the amp & cap platform where the inverter is mounted....
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    Now for the face fabrication.....Thanks to my friend George who's help on this part was invaluable!!!!

    This is the back of the bezel after being cut to fit and the Lilliput face bondoed to the bezel. We used metal mesh (usually provided with the bondo can) on the sides and top of the screen face for added strength the put bondo over it...


    Here we used some fiberglass resin to fill in the gaps on the sides and top, when that was dry we sanded it and put a thin layer of bondo all around to finish the shaping and molding.....


    After sanding the bondo really well we put on some automotive putty to make everything smooth....sanded a lot more and sprayed on some filler (there were several iterations of this process)......


    After we were happy with it we threw on some paint, here are the freshly painted new bezel (left) and stock bezel (right).....


    The bezel with the Lilliput screen mounted....


    Finally, installed on the car.....


    Here are some screenshots of the FrodoPlayer front end with a Mustang skin on and the iGuidance navigation (I still have not decided on a front end but this one works great at least for now...Thanks Frodo!!!).....



    Progress: |##########| 99.99%
    - Tweaking and enjoying!!!! Never really done.....


    -= MachPuter Project =-
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