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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:31 am 
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Looks the goods brad.

Yeah ive got no heaters, no aircon and no vent control (you know those fiddly little vac lines that control vents? hehe - they dont respond well to boost).

So im looking to sacrifice the main vents and the clock and fit a screen in there permenantly. Just need a dash to experiment with.

Much like yourself - car is built for go-fast purposes. Should just rip all the carpet and plastic interior panels out. hehehe



I dont think the time is far off from when I rip out the leather seats and woodgrain trimmed doors. Get rid of all the carpet- Everything! :D The seats are like arm chairs - fall out of them easily when cornering.

The wagon weighed in at 1.88T last month. Time to do weight reduction :D

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:59 am 
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Waggin wrote:

The wagon weighed in at 1.88T last month. Time to do weight reduction :D


Calibrating the old G-tech huh?

Yes im very tempted to go supercar style on the interior. But damn, the CarPC generates a LOT of wiring under the carpet :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:06 pm 
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well brad, if you block off those vents, then wont all the air goto the other 6 vents in the car (2 either side of the dash, 2 in the back)?
and thats actually not a bad idea...are you going to put stuff either side of the screen so that the gaps arnt there...

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:11 pm 
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well brad, if you block off those vents, then wont all the air goto the other 6 vents in the car (2 either side of the dash, 2 in the back)?
and thats actually not a bad idea...are you going to put stuff either side of the screen so that the gaps arnt there...


Thats true. We plan to totally seal off the vent that we'll be using for the screen, so there will be more pressure on other vents - but its not the same, and besides, still not a concern.

And yes, the dash will be completed to give that factory look :)

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:20 pm 
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nice! how much are you expecting to spend all up...cause i better start saving :P

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:02 pm 
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This is what i've purchased so far
PC - $600
Screen - $1100
Sat Nav Software + GPS - $750

All that is left is the actual installation, and some odds and ends such as a small keyboard, USB2.0 hub, some USB extension leads and probably a VGA extension lead.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:50 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
Screen - $1100


*4.9 EF Futura nearly chokes on iced coffee*


s**t, you werent kidding when you said wasnt cheap!!!! But then, i'm feeling a little horny looking at the pics. It's an incredible piece of gadgetry. Hmmmm touchscreen

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:51 pm 
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jeez...that screen is more expensive than the whole of my computer system :O...
is that a touchsreen

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:53 pm 
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EF Futura, thanks for the info about the grommet :)

Waggin, that is going to be awesome when finished! What brand/model is the LCD?
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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:01 pm 
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jeez...that screen is more expensive than the whole of my computer system :O...
is that a touchsreen


VGA and Touchscreen

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:05 pm 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
jeez...that screen is more expensive than the whole of my computer system :O...
is that a touchsreen


VGA and Touchscreen


Not to be picky.... :wink: Most of the touchys are XGA yeah? Some ungodly resolution - 1600x1200 or something similar? (which would be 4800x1200 in "natural" resolution for RGB)

Put that into context? I think my $180 screen does 240x400, or something similar. But you get what you pay for, obviously.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:57 pm 
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Some off the top of my head (there are more but I'm not that geeky ;) )

VGA = 640x480
XGA = 1024x768
WXGA = 1366x768 (Wide screen version of XGA)
SXGA = 1280x1024
UXGA = 1600x1200 (If you find an LCD that can do this, let me know! I only see them on laptops :( )

Hope it helps for chosing car PC LCD's :)
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Thats an awesome idea of where to put the screen. Anyone got a spare dash they want to sell me to experiment with? :D

It may not do the screen any good when you've got the heater on though, assuming your heater works, or are u completely redirecting the air?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:02 pm 
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Thats an awesome idea of where to put the screen. Anyone got a spare dash they want to sell me to experiment with? :D

It may not do the screen any good when you've got the heater on though, assuming your heater works, or are u completely redirecting the air?


The back of the vent will be totally blocked off. This will increase the pressure to the other vents also.

 

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