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Thread: 2000 Pontiac Trans Am carputer install

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pathos
    Is that a Rockford Symmetry I see ? Thats a flashback to the past that I've been wanting for awhile and the install looks like it will be pretty cool when finished, keep us posted
    That it is, Even today, there is still not a software driven processor out there (except for the new Audiocontrol piece $$) that has the same EQ/Xover/preamp controls with global settings. Besides, being about 10 years old, and in good condition I was able to get one for about $300. It is great to be able to change EQ and Xover settings while listening to it in the driver's seat.
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    Also, I just ordered everything in the first pic, and spent exactly $807.61. Hopefully I should be getting all the parts by the end of next week.
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    Quick update, finished the front trim bezel (except for paint):



    It is made completely of ABS plastic so it won't crack in the heat of the day. Next step is to make my ABS mounts inside for the motherboard.
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    Looking good there.

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    Finally got my SP-13000 and 512Mb of PC3200 GEIL RAM, I'm waiting on the HDD, LCD, M1-ATX, and XM tuner. The HDD and XM should be here today. Pic of the board with RAM installed:



    After I got the board, I immediately did my first mod, I pulled off the CPU heatsink, and saw they only used a small dime-sized dot of heatsink compound. I wet-sanded the bottom of the heatsink, them polished it using my polishing wheel to a mirror-shine. Then I applied a thin coat of Arctic Silver to the entire bottom of the heatsink, and re-installed it. Hopefully that'll make the heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink a little more efficient. Since it'll be mounted in-dash behind the LCD, I think this will help cooling.
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    Got my 8" Lilliput and promptly tore into it after I loaded all my software onto my system, and verified it and it's touchscreen worked. Here, I've removed the front cover off the display, and cut off the lower portion of the plastic containing the buttons:



    Next, I sanded all the gray paint off the plastic bezel to help the ABS plastic goo weld it to the ABS plate on the dash:



    Then I cut out an area on the front ABS plate for the plastic bezel to go into. I then attached it using the ABS goo:



    That's it for now, i'll post more pics after more has been accomplished.
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    this is looking awesome! can't wait to see it installed. i love the 'hood' over your monitor.
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    Pics with the trim finished minus paint:



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    Nice T/A. The T/A just have a nice area for that screen. One day in my "Free Time" I hope to get my 8" LCD in my Camaro. I work in a speed shop so always working on customer cars and never mine. One day!
    Sweet install. Should fit nice behind the LCD.

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    Wow, nice car and awesome install Clean in and out
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    My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
    My very first carputer - voted the most ghetto

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