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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:46 pm 
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Hyena lives! :lol:
As per my post in the other thread it was one of my "mates" playing a joke. And not a very funny one...


oh $#!t man i thought you were dead, i thought i wasn't going to see the finished result :cry:

give your "mate" a slap over the back of the head for me. :evil:
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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:16 pm 
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Hyena wrote:
Hyena lives! :lol:
As per my post in the other thread it was one of my "mates" playing a joke. And not a very funny one...


oh $#!t man i thought you were dead, i thought i wasn't going to see the finished result :cry:

give your "mate" a slap over the back of the head for me. :evil:


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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:25 pm 
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ummm ure car is manual rite...wont the gearstick sit perfectly in the way for anyone wanting to view it

It's actually not too bad. You're mainly gonna be in 5th cruising on the highway or parked (chuck in in reverse) when it's being watched and with my shortened shifter it's not really in the way.

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I've been getting that alot today :lol:

Jose, Dima et. al, thanks for the advice on the voltage reg bits, I'll give it a go :)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:11 pm 
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how much shorter is ure new shifter than the stocko...u'll have to take piccies :P

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:05 am 
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It's not that much shorter, but enough to notice a difference


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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:35 am 
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*shudders* too many wires....how close does the gear stick get to the screen?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:38 am 
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From what I remember Brad had the issue of smacking his knuckles into the screen when changing gears.. So he mounted it where the vents are on top(ofcourse removing the vents).

Looking good so far but.. Pretty much what Im gonna be doing, so the megasquirt dashes can be always viewed.. virtual guages I suppose you can call it.

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:13 am 
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yea that is a bit shorter than mine...
get a momo knob...looks 100% better than the ef one :P:P
this is further back in the surround where as brads was a motorized one rite? so techncially this one should be rite without punching the screen :P

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:14 am 
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*shudders* too many wires....how close does the gear stick get to the screen?


i'll have to get a photo of all my wires once i get the car back then!! :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:20 am 
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I drove to work with it in place for a few days and didn't ever whack my knuckles. Don't forget this is flush mounted with the rest of the radio surround, so unless you routinely belt the ash tray when changing gears there's little chance of collecting it

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:01 am 
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unless you routinely belt the ash tray when changing gears there's little chance of collecting it


That made me laugh. :D

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:01 am 
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I finally got around to doing some more work on this today and added more nifty features :)

I haven't bolted it firmly in place yet because I have to run some more wires for a new cig lighter power socket seeing as the old one is now buried behind the LCD. So that's why there's gaps around the headunit, it has to sit 5mm or so higher.

Anyways, latest mods are a bumper cam mounted in the front air dam.

I used a little CCD cam Ive had for a while, it was originally a spy camera used with a transmitter but I;ve hard wired it to the screen so batteries and signal transmission aren't an issue.

I needed something somewhat waterproof to keep it in and I needed some sort of front lens so it didn't cop bugs and rocks and s**t during general driving.

After a rat around at home I came up with this, a specimen jar from work. haha

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For the front lens I cut out the centre of cap and mounted some precision clear optics, a piece of CD case. haha

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It's actually suprisingly good considering the fairly low res of the camera anyway and having a lens/filter that I can screw off like a normal camera is pretty cool if I do say so myself :P

And this is the incar view. It's pretty elite and looks awesome when driving over line markings etc on the road because its so low you get this cool perspective thing as you drive over painted arrows and crossings etc. Nightrider stylez yo :P

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(I don't know what that herringbone pattern is through it, it must be just the flash because you don't normally see that and it doesn't show up in the recorded video)

Half the footage from the bathurst video (in the bathurst cruise thread funnily enough :P ) is from this camera.

I haven't wired up the power supply for the hard drive media player yet but the DVD player works and there's a switch to flick between the DVD player and camera. So far though I've only tested the DVD once because I've been more entertained by watching the low angle view of the road ahead :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:11 am 
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haha nice job hyena, looks awesome, nice cd player to, same as mine lol :D

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:44 am 
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I am a little freaked out that you keep speciman jars at home!! :lol: Whats goin on there aye??!!!

Lookin good so far. This was an Idea that I was gonna give a shot but then I realised how much work was involved and just bought a roof mount instead!! But I am looking at doing a Double Din Touch screen when I do my Fairlane Interior Swap.
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Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:12 am 
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well done jay...another great idea as usual =D...i like that view...its like when your on a plane and watch the plane take off its awesome hahaha...

and those lines on ur LCD i think is ur refresh rate...happens to all screens especially old CRT monitors and some LCD screens with slow refresh rate. isn't a problem

Why didn't u stick one on the back as well? can act as reverse camera as well as no black spots... =D

 

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