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    Quote Originally Posted by MP3GTP
    same platform (w-body) as the impala, with the pontiac styling.
    Funny you should say that...when my tranny went out on the Grand Am, they gave me a loaner car (Grand Prix) and when the work was done I didn't want to give it back.
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    Listen, I'll have no more Grand Am bashing on this thread! You obviosly should have drove yours into a lake a long time ago. It didn't love you either.










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    In all honesty though, it was a great car and I am looking forward to seeing your project.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Shel.

    I emailed Xenarc today, because from what I've read, they have got the best monitors. I received a reply staing they would be releasing an motorized in-dash screen in a couple of months.

    I will not get a Lilliput because of all the trouble their monitors have. And, on my monitor I've decided that I don't want the amp/TV/radio anyway, because I already have those taken care of with other devices, namely my Monsoon amp and WinFast.

    I will get a laptop. The trick is just to find one with a fast MOBILE processor, a trashed screen, and a docking station. This might take a while; which is why I have time to wait on the Xenarc.
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    Here is an example I found today of an in dash monitor in a Grand Am (see Post #5):
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    Well....i like your ideas but I did mine a little different. I will have to post some pics for you.

    I installed my xenarc right in the 1.5 Din space. It nearly fits perfectly. My pc is sitting behind the driver side seat currently but will be moved to the trunk eventually.
    Also...i have a HU and i relocated it to the cubby hole on the bottom of the console. After a few more finishing touches it will look great. Just some ideas for ya....
    Will post some pics soon.
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    Sorry I havent checked my own thread in a while, I've been busy with school (Organic Chem II and Bio II).

    Shel, that istall looks good, but I think I've decided to go with a fixed screen, largely due to this GM double din mount.

    Heckle, I'm gonna try to do the no head unit option. We'll have to see how it works out. I'd love to see pics of your install. Maybe I can steal a few more ideas!
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    I decided to go with a BU 353/355 for the GPS dongle, largely due to this thread.
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    [QUOTE=mercury7]

    Shel, that istall looks good, but I think I've decided to go with a fixed screen, largely due to this GM double din mount.QUOTE]

    I am going to be using a similar mount made by the same member for my Impala. Let me know how it fits.
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    I got the BU 353 in the mail today. It works excellent. I got 9/9 sats, and I'm not in a big city or anything. It's somewhat big, but nothing major. Just kinda surprised me of the reception. (AND I was in a garage). GPS amazes me...I've never used it until tonight. You will be happy with the 353.

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