Where is the rest of it?
Heres the beginning stage of my install:
I'm using a 14" proview lcd monitor. I originally thought it was way too big and was going to try and sell it, but i decided to take it out of the plastic casing and just turn it sideways.
driver side view
Lemme know what you think. The center console does block a small portion of the lower part of the screen, but it still is partly viewable. I'm thinking of either leaving it, or moving the center console back abit.
Any opinions on my project?
Where is the rest of it?
2005 Black Chevy Impala
Current Status: Installed in Vehicle/Testing 75%
Originally Posted by Shelbrain
What do you mean? nothing else is in the truck yet, so theres nothing to take picturess of.
Though, by the end of this week i should have the comp in (i still gotta make a case and then put the computer together).
I just started on this whole project at the beginning of this week...and with work and other stuff, i dont have much time to work on it everyday.
Any opinions on just the monitor though? Too big? Looks good?....anything???
Are you planning on mounting it or making an enclosure? The way it is sitting seems to be covered partialy by the floor console. I realize that you have not put anything else in the car yet, but that is a very big screen and I would hate to see it damaged if it is not mounted in an enclosure or something.
Originally Posted by Doshen
Yeah, I'm definitly going to be fiberglassing around the screen (so you can't see behind it..which is also where i'm going to be mounting the controllers for the screen). It is mounted and very secure with the mounting brakets i made for it (picture attaced).
I also plan on putting some kind of cover over the screen. So if someone were to glance in the truck, they wouldnt see a big screen..just a void space, and it won't be as noticeable. Also, it will protect the screen when not in use.
That is the mount i made. If you look closely u can see the 2 pieces of steel going up the back of the monitor. Those 2 pieces are also screwed down to the floor.
Just another update - i fisnished making the case for the computer. Next i have to bondo it to get the dents out and cover up the welds, drill holes for the motherboard standoffs/fans/etc.
When the case is done, it'll be mounted between the 2 rear jump seats in the back part of the cab (where the jack is located). I'm thinking of putting 2 red lights in there too.
nobody likes my project so far, huh?
i like the case and the screen has some potential as well ive got lots of room in my center console what are the dimensions width wise after its turned like that
looks like an open frame model is it
nm i ed and found the specs (i think) but the monitor i found wasnt as slim as yours it looked larger
I like to case as well, nice work on the art. With the size screen you have are you going to be looking into using the whole screen for the main front end app or separating it into two front ends for more information. I saw some talk on this forum about trying to get two front ends or apps to come up in the same position each time.
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