Ignore the rat's nest of wires on the trunk floor, that was for prototyping only.
Coming along, slowly. It's damn cold to be working in the unheated garage right now.........
Need to get some wire standoffs to neaten the runs a little further. Maybe I'll turn out some nice aluminum pieces. I'm thinking kind of like the wire loom you can buy for ignition wires. I like things neat and tidy. Occupational hazard I guess (aircraft technician, we like things to stay where they're put and very organized)
I also need to get some solder on 8 gauge wire end terminals to replace the crappy crimp on ones you see in the picture. I forgot to pick them up the other day and I had the crimp on ones in the garage...........
About the inverter, nessesary evil to run the pentium. If I get induced noise, I may try a couple chokes on the power wires.
I must be limbering up too. It's getting alot easier to get in and out of the trunk!
Components Awaiting install:
Mb quart components came today! Can't wait for the weekend!
Pioneer gm6200 amp came today too! Damn weekend is never going to get here.
*UPDATE 10 May 07*
Amps are in, speakers are in (more or less, more wiring to be done),
Unfortunately, the amp rack itself is still raw mdf, I may get a little closer to finishing this weekend......
I got some sail speaker housings from TFC (thanks Ross, you're the best!) and put the tweets there and the mids in the lower door. Careful positioning and it sounds great! I hear sounds in the music I never knew where there. Whole new experience!
*Amp rack IP*
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P4 2.26 ghz
320 gig 7400 rpm drive
lilliput in dash touch screen
in-dash slot load dvd
griffin powermate as volume control
Radioshark for Fm capability
Audigy 4 sound card
Dual head video card
dashwerks automatic startup/shutdown controller
in-dash powered usb hub
More to follow as it developes.......
Iguidance 3.0 gps navigation
assorted games, programs, etc
i reworked the dash slighty. I had o move the heater controls to the cubby area and joined the opening for the radio and heater area to make room for the touch screen and slot load dvd.
remember, it's very "beta" right now. Still working out placement of items before creating a custom bezel.
Dave- I'll be staying with 5.1 for now. Seems the wife found the visa bill! Gotta build up some credit with her for the next bit! ;)
FM Radio Screen
Daytime Main Screen (high contrast)
Good ol' "Bill's" Screen!
Side veiw showing recessed mounting (better daytime visability with touchsrceen overlay)
Obviously, still alot of work to do. But getting there!
Integrated monitors in the seat headrests for the most beautiful girl in the world, my 3 year old daughter. (she's got a portable DVD one on there now)
*Update 10 May 07*
Carputer is in a cut down and mounted in a new, fabricated 18 gauge case. Nobody's stealing that sucker either (well, unless they have an impact gun!), I welded studs to the body, and bolted 'er down! Made for a great ground too! Cleared a ground loop problem I was having in prototyping right up!
Stopped into the local yard and picked up al the trunk material out of a wrecked intrepid so I can cover the carputer case and amp rack in matching material. 10 bucks later and a little ripping, I was on my way with more than enough material.
And I have a useable trunk again! Thank goodness, that mess was driving me up the wall! I was ashamed to have people in the car.
*11 May 07*
That pesky noisy vent when the sub hits, now blocked off:
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