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Thread: 2001 Mitsubishi Spyder GTPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker021 View Post
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    That is absolutely magnificent. Screens and things of that nature attract unwanted attention from ******* burglars. That is an awesome solution that you have there!!!

    Major props,
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    Hey, thanks so much! Although I can't take credit for the idea.....got my inspiration from Spyderman3G at Club3G (3rd generation Eclipse forum site).

    Payday is next week, and I'm sending my fried motherboard back today. Either way I'll have my new motherboard within two weeks (and just in time for the DFW meet!).

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    So whats the advantage of having a car pc plus a cd player? Sorry Im new and trying to get as much info as possible befor i do mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by x2jesse1x View Post
    So whats the advantage of having a car pc plus a cd player? Sorry Im new and trying to get as much info as possible befor i do mine
    Well that faceplate is fake....there's not really a cd player in there. If you're familiar with the DW-6500 or DL065A (different model number, same product), you'll know that there is a DVD drive in there, but that connects to the motherboard via USB.

    News, I just placed my order for my replacement MII12000, I'll be receiving and installing on Monday.

    For this weekend: Mount PSU, HD, STAT!!!!!!

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    Okay, update time!

    Project is finally complete for the time being...just in time for the North Texas meet!!11

    I finally got the new motherboard on Monday, via Newegg via Fedex. I have the worst of luck with UPS.

    Also during the weekend, I came across a Roadie open box at Fry's for only 54 bucks. Since 52 is the cheapest online, I saved a couple bucks when shipping is thrown in.

    Spent about four hours on Monday finishing the motherboard install without the card (didn't have enough time.....)

    Just got finished tonight after about seven hours of work.



    Completed PC, with mounted M1-ATX and hard drive and some creative wiring. More wiring:



    Since I had an abundance of cable length, for the time being (until I get my new Infinity amp) I have it all zip-tied and interfaced with the stock Mitsubishi Infinity "Premium" (my butt!) amp. But it works well. The only thing missing is the center channel so right now I only have 4.1 sound.

    The roadie and its cables are all tucked away in the brace below that vertical mount for the back seat.

    Picture of reassembled trunk (again): looks like a regular Spyder trunk.


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    Here's a closeup picture of the dash underneath the monitor. You can see the USB hub and the insane amount of cables rolled up and zip tied. Remember that this will always be a constant work in progress.....



    And a pic of the monitor itself. I bought some black felt and superglued it to the HVAC unit to cover the ugly white plastic below the monitor.



    For comparison:



    And with the center dash back on top of the monitor:



    I think that looks so much better......however because of the felt it made the faux-faceplate harder to place on top, so I had to shave off a little of the faceplate to make it fit. It's a little snug, but it works great so I'm happy.

    Another pic of the "stock" headunit:



    And a Spyder view:



    Having a convertible makes it so much easier to rip apart your interior and move about.

    Night shots:

    Without monitor:


    With monitor (roadrunner front end....soon to be streetdeck)


    And googling:


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    lookin good, like the oem stereo face camo

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    the OEM face plate looks nice.

    I have to ask, how are you liking the Double din unit?

    how is it as far as feel? is it solid?
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    Thanks for the comments. :-)

    I LIKE the DL065A.....but I don't LOVE it. It does its job....I could do without all the buttons (especially since I don't use them) and the recessed look (in my case, it's either recessed or poking out and I want to keep the OEM faceplate). However, I do love the DVD drive behind. That's going to be a tough loss when I decide to fabricate.

    However, it is well made, quite solid. The touchscreen gets a little wacky because the plastic button frame touching it every now and then, somewhat forgivable.

    However...... so I can't really remember anything else right now...plus it's bedtime, early morning tomorrow...............is it time to teach ALREADY?????

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    good to know about the frame. something like that seems like it would be inexcuseable to most people.
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    Okay, pc has been working really well for the past two weeks. I also updated my diagram on page 1!

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