wow guys, I feel bad for having not replied to your posts, I haven't been to the site in a while.
Anyway, to answer flyingwil I had to paint it cause I sanded quite a bit of the OEM opening to get the screen to fit in there with the buttons and all. Underneath the black, the bezel is some kind of bondo like color and so I had to paint it. I suppose I could have chosen to only touch up the affected area, but I doubt I would have been able to do that without making it look obvious and bad.
I had the hp lappy mounted under the passanger seat with the dvd drive facing the passenger door and basically only accessible if you opened the passenger door and bent over from an outside position.
Anyway, that worked for about 3 months or so (until about the end of July), and I didn't take any pics sorry. the hp was awesome because the auto hibernate feature meant i could just cut the engine and get out of the car no problem, and a $3 button wired to where the cigarette lighter used to be worked great for those 3 months, but it ended up being the un doing of the whole thing. See I had to soulder the wires from the power button onto the main board of the lappy (which i did). But then being the lazy *** I am, I never properly sealed it back up the way i should have, and i eventually left the windows down on a muggy night, and when i went to work the next morning, i pushed the power button without even thinking about it (as i had done for like 90 days in a row) and I heard a bzzzt and the hp was dead.
It was a rookie mistake, and I definately learned my lesson about exposed wires and moisture in the air. they don't mix
So, that sucked for about 2 weeks while I decided what to do. I ended up getting a mac mini and installed windows on it using bootcamp pending a mac frontend as easy to use and feature filled as centrifuse or roadrunner
Anyway, The Mac for right now (since august lol) sits on my cebter console covering two of the cupholders. This is temporary until I get the carnetix power supply?shutdown controller for it and then I will mount it under the passenger seat like the hp was. I don;t have any pics of it right now, but I'll see if I can hook some up this weekend.