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    2000 Ford Focus

    Hi everyone,

    started planning my project a few months back and i want to do the following:

    - OEM looking Car PC with all components hidden as best as possible.

    Fabrication and other main goals
    • Modify Ford Facia to fit and hold touchscreen 90%
    • Aquire small and powerful amp 30%
    • Integrate steering wheel controls 5 %


    Hardware

    CarPC 90%

    VoomPC Black Edition
    • Via Epia EN12000E
    • M2-ATX
    • 1024MB DDR-II 533MHz CL4
    • 80 GB SATA DISK


    Peripicals
    • Lilliput 619 C/T/P - Touch 100%
    • Madhackers Stering Wheel to USB board 30%
    • Bluetooth 0%
    • WLAN 0%
    • 3G trought Nokia N70 0%
    • Rearview camera 0%


    Sound


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    StevieG's Project
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    2000 Ford Focus - Fabrication

    Did as StevieG and went to my local Ford dealer and got myself a brand new facia, since one of my goals is to easily revert back to a standard focus in case I one day want to sell it. I also got my Lilliput and went right ahead and took it apart. I want to do everything on the project myself and did the following.

    • Dremeled out the front frame on the frontpanel of the lilliput.
    • Sanded the space for the ford HU slightly for the lilliput frame to fit (just a few mm is needed)
    • Filled in all unnessary holes in the facia
    • Primed
    • Sanded
    • Primed
    • Sanded
    • X 15
    • Painted
    • Sanded


    Posting some pictures during the prosess. (Finished picture missing)
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    thats the strangest shaped bezel i've ever seen


    nice job on it tho

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    Thats the way ford makes them. Looks quite nice in the car tho.
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    rofl, have u seen the inside of the "vibe"?

    hideous

    yours is a lot nicer

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    2000 Ford Focus - Fabrication Facia

    Almost finished with the facia. Test fitted the screen and backpanel for the Lilliput and everything seems to fit quite nicely. Posting some pictures.
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    2000 Ford Focus - AMP

    Ordered one AMP3 kit from www.41hz.com and saw emidiately that SMD components are VERY SMALL.

    I had to do some practice before I started on the amp, so I ordered some velleman kits.

    The mounting and soldering are time consuming work at I quess I spent 5-6 hours getting it finished.

    I've ordered some components to complete the testing, but atleast the first test. (Power it up and check for 0,20mA draw succeded)

    I just can't belive the size off the AMP. Should fit easily behind the facia og behind the glovebox. Just need to test this further before I order my second one for the complete 4 channel output. (Each AMP3 is 2X25W output).


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    AMP Kit

    Tested the AMP, but to my dissapointment it seems like I screwed up the soldering.
    Still got some hope there might just be a bad connection somewhere, but either way I need two off them to make it 4-channels, so I will be ordering another one and hopefully get that one right.

    If anybody got some other suggestions about tiny/small amps with min 25W output I'm listening.
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    I'm having a hard time accepting that those tiny amps are going to even power your speakers at all in ur car

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    Well, me too actually. Digital AMP, newest chip.

    I was reading zapwizard's posts who built this for his carputer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapwiza...7594054134962/
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