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    Man this is an amazing install , it looks stock and clean , gotta love the f-bodies too , good job , keep up the nice work

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    I figured i'd add that I still have a little work to do before it is "complete" and I put this worklog into the completed projects section. Currently i'm waiting on my car to come back from the speed shop, and then I'll be waiting on some free time, since my in-laws will be here. I just completed making a updated system layout pic:



    I will post more when I get the time.
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    very impressive. what brand 'glass did you use?

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    Actually, I use fiberglass resin by the gallon from the local Boater's World store. It is made by Evercoat I believe.
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    What happened to the pics. I was doin some research on doin mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transam02
    What happened to the pics. I was doin some research on doin mine.
    Sorry, I've been messing with my server. The pics should be back up.
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    Thats fine!! I have been doin some research. I am fixin to start puttin together a list for my Trans Am. Hopefully I will be starting on it within the next couple of months. Your install is great I especially like how you did the updated install on all your hardware. I will be doin a rear seat delete for mine though. Giving me a little more room for my hardware an a little bit more ideas on where to put it.

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    About a month ago, I started having random re-boot issues, as well as freezing for no reason, and other weird occurrences. Finally, I started getting errors telling me that certain startup files were missing or corrupt. After getting it to boot one last time, as I still wasn’t sure what was causing the problem, I hit a pretty stiff bump on the road with the music playing. I suddenly got a shrill whining sound from all the speakers, and the display froze. That made me realize that it was a hard drive problem, and not a software problem. I guess 300Gb 7200rpm multi-platter drives can’t cut it in the shock department if you have a stiff suspension. When I was researching parts before I built it, most everyone on this board said that I could use 3.5” desktop drives, and that shock was no problem. One member even said he had been it two accidents, and the PC never skipped a beat. I still believe this to be true, but I’m sure most of the members have SUV’s, trucks, or cars with stock suspensions. I am riding on 18” rims, 275/35ZR18 tires, Bilstein heavy duty shocks, and DMS lowering springs. So, needless to say, I feel every little piece of gravel in the road, and my desktop HD just couldn’t handle it.
    So, I went out and bought a 100Gb 2.5” laptop drive, and got a 2.5-3.5 IDE converter from MP3car.com store, and some aluminum stock from Lowe’s, and built a pretty good shock mount for it:



    I used the aluminum brackets from my previous 3.5” HD mount, and some 1” flat aluminum stock for the parts attached to the drive. Here’s a close-up pic:



    I bought some 1-1/4” diameter rubber grommets and cut them lengthwise for the suspension o-rings. The idea for this came from Hunterius’s install in his Firebird: 1994 Pontiac Firebird in Europe :-)

    Hopefully this will solve my shock issues. I also made a few other mods. I replaced XP Pro with a copy of TinyXP, and I upgraded my iGuidance install to v. 2.13
    If I get all of it running properly, I’ll post a video of the car and the system.
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    I had some spare time today, so I washed & waxed the car and took a video of the car, system and pc. (please right click and save as)

    Video: http://snootch.servebeer.com/Picture...s/TA%20Vid.wmv
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    Nice video. Now seeing that think work is makin me want one even more. Dang I need to save up some money an start buyin stuff. Clean engine bay as well. For a sec there I thought your egr plate wasnt blocked off there. But it did look a lil shiny. Very nice car. Also one quick question how hard is it to see the top of that screen with that blind there it looks like it might be a lil blocked is it?

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