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    1984 BMW 318i

    Here is the worklog for my Carputer for my 1984 BMW 318i

    My baby:


    The specs for the carputer:
    Duron 950
    MSI km2m (micro-atx)
    1 gig ram
    200 gig maxtor HDD
    M2-160w DC-DC PS
    Holux GR213 GPS Reciver
    Dynamix 7" wide touchscreen
    stripped out xp pro (200mb install image)
    RR
    iGuidence
    PowerDVD

    I started bench testing with the m2-atx tonight:


    I am supplying 12 volt to the m2-atx with an old computer psu.
    not including the 5 seconds before the m2 kicks in it takes the pc 37 seconds to boot all the way into road runner and start the music.

    hopefully tonight I will get the case for the computer done.
    also I will post up some pictures of the fabrication for the screen that I started on yesterday.

    Stay tuned for more updates
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    Pics of the interior?

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    37 seconds is not too bad if you haven't tweaked the OS at all... in basic form mine took about 55 when I started testing.

    I'd also like to see the interior.
    ~ Joel

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    Not much to update on for over the weekend, I got power and audio cables run to the trunk.

    I will get some pictures of the interior the next time I am working on the bezel.
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    Here is a picture of the interior for you guys



    I got the mount all finished up



    Here are a few pictures of the screen all cozy in its new home





    I am not completly happy with how the mount came out, I may end up re-doing it. I dont like how the bottom right corner fits, I think I cut too much out of it.

    The angle of the screen looks a little weird in the pictures, but from the drivers perspective it follows the bottom of the HVAC controlls.

    Sorry for the crappy pictures, my interior is filthy right now from all the fab work, and its not the most ideal lighting situation in my garage.
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    Heh, I was about to comment on how clean the interior is for a car of that age.

    How is the screen visibility while driving? It seems a little low to me.
    ~ Joel

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    my dad has an 86 which i thought he kept in good condition considering he spilt a few coffees in there but urs takes the cake.

    GReat car

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnorion View Post
    Heh, I was about to comment on how clean the interior is for a car of that age.

    How is the screen visibility while driving? It seems a little low to me.
    Thanks, normally it is spotless, but there is dust and crap everywhere from all the cutting and fitting.

    I dont know how the visibility is yet, because the computer isnt hooked up yet. I plan to get the vga and usb extensions run sometime this week and plan to have the whole thing up and running in the car by the end of the weekend. I will let you know then.


    Quote Originally Posted by Evilbunny1114 View Post
    my dad has an 86 which i thought he kept in good condition considering he spilt a few coffees in there but urs takes the cake.

    GReat car
    Thanks man, great to hear someone who can respect an e30.
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    No real progress on the install in the past few days.

    I have gotten LSX Void all up and running though. It is by far the best RR skin out there.
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    lil classic bimmer story here --- my uncle had his 89 325i for 17 years .. he recently got into a crash and the insurance didnt want to pay to fix it (apparently wasnt worth the trouble) so its now gone...

    love that ol body bmw, have fun with the project seems to be coming along, hopefully youll fab it as clean as you keep it hah

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