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Thread: 1998 Toyota Camry Project Begins

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    1998 Toyota Camry Comments / Suggestions Appreciated

    I've wanted to do this for a long while. The idea came last summer when I was thinking about going to college after this summer etc. So basis for the Idea is to use my laptop as sthe computer and install a basic carputer.
    The laptop is a Dell Inspirion 5100, its 2.5 years old as of now. Gets the job done very well for me, mainly because I dont play too many games. Specs:
    Pentium 4 2.4ghz
    768 mb Ram
    60gb 7200rpm HDD

    My plans so far are to go with some sort of 7" touchscreen upfront,I would much prefer to go with a motorized unit for theft prevention but funds may not allow. I do have a viper paging alarm w/ remote start(so much ) I have a sound blaster extigy which will be providing the sound to my crossover, ill post more about my system later. Also I recently purchased a BU 353 that will be providing GPS Support.
    Today I took pictures and measurments of my interior. Heres the radio area


    The plan is to put the computer and sound card into the wheel well, assuming there is enough room there. Im going to take the subs out to take pics and whatnot later this week.
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    Nice, I'm interested in seeing how this turns out.. I'm planning to get the Pandora Minipc soon to tackle a carPC project soon.. just need to replace my knock sensors first
    I have a 97 Camry LE V6 S/C BTW

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    gen 4 represent!
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    so whilist doing some work on the audio system today i popped the spare out(for good) and took pics of the wheel well. I was shocked at how much space i have down there.

    However, i had not relized that the majority of the weight for the trunk area was supported by the spare, so high on the list is to build a false floor that fits between both amp racks. Ill have to steal some wood from the theatre or something :-D
    cheers
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    let the glassing begin

    stage one
    tape and lots of it
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    I'm broke as a joke.. nice to see something coming along for you though :thumbsup:

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    and now foil
    should i glass tonight or tommorow?
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    lots more work has actually taken place. thats done, all the parts aside from cables are in. electrical work shal take place tommorow.

    oh and im using a motorzied screen instead. but the budget is bone dry as of now. oh dear
    98 V6 Camry XLE
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    More pics!
    the status of the "tub". brown is where i need more bondo. black are the plates for the components

    Brackets

    More Brackets

    Brackets to connect the brackets!

    Reinforced cover. going to use a holesaw to make holes for fans and exit vents.
    98 V6 Camry XLE
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    No progress while I am in NYC
    Ze Worklog

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    Cooling Setup
    Trunk Lid Cover Bottom view

    Top of the trunk lid in the car

    Top View Detail

    Bottom View Detail


    Everything is wired to a set of disconects so that I can remove it later on with ease.

    5 fans blow air in, it spreads and exits via the 4 outer holes.

    Later on I will replace my 6x9's with bigger fan to get some air into the trunk from the cabin
    98 V6 Camry XLE
    Status-Everything is working again!
    No progress while I am in NYC
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