Looking forward to the fabing
Go for it Beanie !!
This is what many many Australian Ford Falcon/Territory owners have been waiting for - someone to relocate the factory LCD, fabricate a touch screen into the stock ICC area, and more importantly document the experience for the rest of us !!
Ideally I'd love to do the exact same thing, although perhaps with a smaller LCD. My opportunity is a number of months away yet though - probably summer time. Can't wait to see your progress - you have me salivating.
Looking forward to the fabing
Continued Worklog... Upgrades in progress:
*15.4" WXGA LED backlight touchscreen upgrade
*Custom fiberglass dash bezel
You've finally found the photo !! This was the shot we were all after in your old old Forx worklog - thanks for posting mate. It looks great, and I'd love that look in my Territory !!
Unfortunately though, the one-off photo only provides two out of three ticks for me:
Yes - Relocate the factory LCD
Yes - Fabricate a touch screen into the stock ICC area
No - Documentation of the experience for the rest of us
Looking forward to Beanie's implementation because I know he'll show heaps of photos right throughout.
i took them down last time as i didn't know if he wanted them posted around the net..
but he has sold the car now (without the screen, so he would still have it somewhere) so i don't think he will mind if they get around..
for the mono ICC there was about 30 wires that he had to extend, so it wasn't to bad.
but for you colour guys, I'm guess its not going to be as easy?
he says if he was able to change anything, he would have made the touch screen on less of an angle.
For the motorised tilting mechanism how about this idea.
Put a microswitch somewhere towards the hinge of the lid, so that when you open the console lid then the mac automatically starts to tilt, or lift up on its own.
The main reason you will be opening the console lid will be to load a CD into it, or to show it off to friends. I think it would be a lot better than having to flick a switch on and off to manually do it, when having it automatic will increase the bling/wow factor and will be functional too.
As soon as you start closing the console lid it can retract the mac back to its resting position. Just like a 'pimp my ride' episode
Hey mate, just read a few pages of your build up and you certainly seem dedicated and thorough!
All you need now is a biltong curer/beer fridge and you have the ultimate bakkie !
Keep up the good work !
Ah, 'n mede Suid-Afrikaner
Biltong-dryer and beerbox sounds great!
Anyway, I am finalizing the MacMini installation into the utility box (cd-holder), will most likely mount the console in the UTE on the weekend. Then the screen mounting starts.
I will post pics of progress on the weekend.
a Small update:
Here you can see the PSU fitted to the rear of the console - it will be hidden inside the structure, there's a cover that goes over it.
Cooling fan fitted.....
a shot from the top, indicating the switch to enable/disable the shutdown controller....
and a photo from the bottom, which will be pointing to the "tunnel" of the car.....