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    Low Bitrate BrUTaL's Avatar
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    Like bulgogi777 said, never thought of that place, nice creativity.

    Great work, keep up the good work and glad to see another corolla owner.

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    Fritz, I was rolling that idea around in my head, and I found a possible problem. What happens when you hit a bump/speed bump. It seems like the whole carputer deck will fly into the air and then hit harsh back into place. Have you noticed that?
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    well the end near the rear seats is well bolted in place (really solid), the hard drive side too, is well bolted and solid. the only place that could "fly" is the middle bolt (between the Psu and Motherboard) but it could easily be fixed. And the whole kit is heavy so I don't think it could move, but I'll try applying vertical pressure to it, to see if it moves !

    Thanks cause I never thought of that before.
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    I figured that the end near the seats must have been bolted somewhere, somehow. Honestly, I would throw a large washer and nut on the underside of that hole, keep it nice and solid.
    2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC

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    I'm back after a little while with some progress on the fiberglass fabrication. Today, I did the second and the third layer of fiberglass (of the first half). I was able to take it out of the trunk couple of hours later.

    Here are the results (this is my first fiberglass project!!!)
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    My Corolla Computer

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    Why didn't you make the MDF frame and rings first?

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    I followed this tutorial

    http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/proj/Glassing2/index.htm

    I'm going to do the rings this week, but they are not necessary until I finish the 7-9 layers on the first half, no ?

    Again, it's my first project So they are a couple of bubbles inside. I've heard it's really bad for a sub box, so I'm going to cut them and put some other layers there.

    Should I put a MDF piece on the bottom ? (the only place where it's straight, the place that sits on the trunk floor) ? Or only fiberglass (like in the tutorial) will be ok ?
    Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
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    very nicely done so far mate!

    One question though: how do you screw the motherboard, psu etc to the wood? I couldn't quite make it out in the pics above - is there some sort of supporting blocks that the screws "go through" to hold the m/board up off the wood?

    Keep up the good work...

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    I used two bolts between the motherboard and the wood (as a spacer) and one bolt the other side of the wood to secure everything. It's pretty tight, secure, and there is airflow between the components and the wood.

    I forgot to take a picture of the mount but there is the clearer picture I could get
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    Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
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    My Corolla Computer

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    Cheers mate. Just asking as this might be a future mod for my project, rather than just having a computer and invertor sliding around my boot
    My '84 Austin Mini Carputer Project : http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=541067

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