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    Cool VW Golf MKIV Buildup

    So I've got big plans for my new carputer. I'm molding my old lilliput into the dash.

    The radiocage on a VW is completely removable. My plan is to build the ENTIRE computer inside the radio cage which is about 7" wide and 7" deep. It can be made to ahve another inch or two in depth which should make up for the space taken by the LCD.

    Specs: This will be a 1ghz via with 512megs ram (initially) a 60 gig laptop HDD and will boot from a 150X Compact Flash 4gig solid state memory card. It will feature nav, dvd, cd burning, wifi, bluetooth, etc.

    Parts/Cost List:
    -1ghz Via M1000 mobo ($130, Ebay)
    -M2-ATX Power supply (not yet purchased)
    -150X 4gig CF card ($105 Newegg.com)
    -CF to IDE adapter ($4, Ebay)
    -Slim DVD-Rom/CDRW with IDE adapter ($54, Ebay)
    -60 gig laptop harddrive by Toshiba ($49, Ebay)
    -5.1 USB 2.0 external sound card ($19.99, Newegg)
    -HQCT (not yet purchased)
    -Lilliput 619 7" touch screen (free, had it laying around)
    -Spare VW radio cage ($40, VWVortex)
    -VW Center Console Cupholder upgrade ($80, 1stVWParts.com)
    -512 400mhz ram (free, had it laying around)
    -Microsoft Streets and Trips with GPS (free, had it laying around)
    -Mic (free, had it laying around)

    After cutting out the bezel from the 7" touch screen I've mounted it in my spare radio cage. I used epoxy to fill all the cracks and attach the bezel. It's ROCK solid after adding epoxy. Amazing stuff


    There was a gap between the bezel and the HVAC controls so I simply cut out a piece of spare Lexan I had laying around. Perfect fit! A little epoxy and it was solid too.


    A little sanding


    Added some bondo!


    Almost done sanding! My it's smooth!


    HDD Bracket Construction: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/general-hardware-discussion/78932-custom-built-hdd-cf-ide-adapter-bracket.html#post842785

    For full sized pics see: http://www.jonathanrowny.com/blog.html

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    Looks pretty sweet so far.
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    Looking at the way you hve fabbed the screen into the dash you are going to havea big problem. The surround that goes around the heater dials needs to be fully removable as the heater controls are screwed to the dash within this section then the cover panel is fitted over the top.

    With the way you have moulded thi section in you will not be able to screw the heater controls to the dash so they will be loose and wobbly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie_FRV
    Looking at the way you hve fabbed the screen into the dash you are going to havea big problem. The surround that goes around the heater dials needs to be fully removable as the heater controls are screwed to the dash within this section then the cover panel is fitted over the top.

    With the way you have moulded thi section in you will not be able to screw the heater controls to the dash so they will be loose and wobbly.
    Thought of that. I got these peg/clips and the hold the HVAC control in place. Surprisingly it works great! I was going for the cleanest look possible on this.

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