Yet another GTI project! I've been reading the forums for quite awhile now and I've started building a bezel for a lilliput 629. I really really liked reading kbyrd's worklog so I'm trying to make mine similar to his. I'll be posting the first few days of my worklog soon and then the more I do the more I'll post. I've never done this before (yes, I am a fabrication n00b) so if I'm doing something wrong feel free to yell at me. I've tried reading the forums extensively so I'll be on top of things, but I've run into some snags. Anyway, here's worklog day 1!
Worklog Day 1
Hello! I have a 2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T, 5-speed, in Silverstone Gray. My goal is to integrate a computer navigation/mp3 player into my dashboard. Currently I have the stock monsoon system.
I want it to go from this:
(judoGTI's wonderful install. I will build my own bezel.)
Fabrication wise, I'm going to build a custom bezel out of wood/resin/epoxy/fiberglass and a replacement LCD bezel. I'm still experimenting on how I am going to do this. I would like it to be reproducable w/ some casting resin and a mold so that I can give it to others as well (they can mount the LCD inside themselves and paint it).</p>
Here's what I have "collected" so far:
- 7" Lilliput 629 Touch Screen LCD w/ extra bezel
- M2-ATX 160 Watt Power Supply
- Parts to build a monsoon-integration box(+5/6V on inputs)
- Replacement Radio Cage for MKIV
- Monsoon wire harness
- 1ghz Athlon Thunderbird (might replace later with a VIA EPIA...)
I also have a tv tuner/radio card that I'm planning on using my radio with. I'm still researching/reading about how to connect my antenna to this. For software, I really really like StreetDeck but its so expensive that I might stick with RoadRunner. I also have a USB GPS on the way that will hopefully work with FreeDrive. I already got the "maps" for my area. Any other software suggestions?