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Car Audio Idea #54468 Oct 21, 7:45pm Oct 21, 7:45pm
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Hey guys, Ive been thinking of an idea for my car. right now i use the stock head unit and a tape cassette adapter w/ my creative nomad zen mp3 player. here is my idea:

i want to install a small touch screen lcd monitor that will either replace the stock head unit, or a very small lcd screen that will fit in the case thingy next to the cig. lighter. I want this screen to display an audio player. the screen itself will be connected to a small computer mounted in my glove compartment or in the arm rest compartment.

here is the dillema: i dont want to cut any holes in my dash...I want to keep it as stock as possible so i can swap the stock parts back in when it is time to sell the car. the other dillema is money. i dont want to spend a billion dollars making this thing, and i dont want to spend 750 smackers on a flip up lcd headunit.

so, how can i do this? ive seen lcd screens on ebay for around 75-250$. but even after i buy those, how would i hook the mini computer up to the car speakers.

Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54469 Oct 21, 7:48pm Oct 21, 7:48pm
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or you could just buy a JDM center console...takes away the little compartment above cd unit


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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54470 Oct 21, 7:51pm Oct 21, 7:51pm
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another look...i dont kno if this is what ur looking for but i personally would go for this...pretty cheap 200 shipped...then buy whatever screen you want

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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: celicaTRDgts] #54471 Oct 21, 7:53pm Oct 21, 7:53pm
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i could do that, but the bigger the screen i buy the more expensive it gets and i want to stay as cheap as possible.

Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54472 Oct 21, 7:55pm Oct 21, 7:55pm
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i dunno man...go for the little one then...proballly be the same amount..convert it into the ash tray


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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54473 Oct 21, 7:58pm Oct 21, 7:58pm
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or you mean something like this but have an lcd screen instead

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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54474 Oct 21, 10:34pm Oct 21, 10:34pm
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I got to thinking along the same lines about 8 months ago...

I mounted an LCD in my visor, scored a wireless WebTV keyboard(with thumb mouse). Then I built a Micro ATX CPU in a small desktop case and mounted it in the trunk. You need a good inverter of course.
Now I have system that plays DVDs, Games, and has a 1500 MP3 library.

Cost (Canadian aka fake money)
Computer: $250
Keyboard: $35
LCD: $189
Inveter: $55[/color]

Busy working on a glass enclosure in the back to clean it up nicely and fit my subs in.

If you have any questions, glad to help out.



Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: Vital] #54475 Oct 21, 10:37pm Oct 21, 10:37pm
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Originally Posted by Vital
I got to thinking along the same lines about 8 months ago...

I mounted an LCD in my visor, scored a wireless WebTV keyboard(with thumb mouse). Then I built a Micro ATX CPU in a small desktop case and mounted it in the trunk. You need a good inverter of course.
Now I have system that plays DVDs, Games, and has a 1500 MP3 library.

Cost (Canadian aka fake money)
Computer: $250
Keyboard: $35
LCD: $189
Inveter: $55[/color]

Busy working on a glass enclosure in the back to clean it up nicely and fit my subs in.

If you have any questions, glad to help out.




post some pics! that sounds cool.

how much is all of that in usd? laughsilly im too lazy to look

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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
or you could just buy a JDM center console...takes away the little compartment above cd unit



Does that come in carbon fiber? and how big is the space for the screen? Or just post a link to the website for me? THanks tons to anyone who gives me the info...that thing is Sweet...


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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: Vital] #54477 Oct 22, 2:37pm Oct 22, 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by Vital
I got to thinking along the same lines about 8 months ago...

I mounted an LCD in my visor, scored a wireless WebTV keyboard(with thumb mouse). Then I built a Micro ATX CPU in a small desktop case and mounted it in the trunk. You need a good inverter of course.
Now I have system that plays DVDs, Games, and has a 1500 MP3 library.

Cost (Canadian aka fake money)
Computer: $250
Keyboard: $35
LCD: $189
Inveter: $55[/color]

Busy working on a glass enclosure in the back to clean it up nicely and fit my subs in.

If you have any questions, glad to help out.





where did you get the computer parts? how did you secure the harddrive from the bumps in the car?

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umm it only comes in stock color...5.6 - 5.8 inch screen


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Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: m0rfious] #54479 Nov 1, 1:55pm Nov 1, 1:55pm
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Drive is currently being molded into the trunk. I've test ran it wout any shock absorbing material for about 1000km and have had no problems at all.
To be on the safe side, going to dynamat the crap out of it wink

I will post pics as soon as it looks less out of construction smile

As for the computer parts, they just came from a local shop.If you hunt around around you can find 1.8 Ghz board + chip packages for a solid deal!

~Vital

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you could go to the scrap yard if you wanna run stock and rip out an consoul from another toyota celica, and use that for cutting, then when you wanna sell, take out your modified one, and put the stock one back. With the center consoul you may only require drilling a few holes, or using tape i know kinda getto, but easier then cutting holes and having to fill them

Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: celicaTRDgts] #54481 Nov 1, 2:24pm Nov 1, 2:24pm
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Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
umm it only comes in stock color...5.6 - 5.8 inch screen


or you could paint it any color you want.

Re: Car Audio Idea [Re: silver] #54482 Nov 1, 3:08pm Nov 1, 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by silver
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umm it only comes in stock color...5.6 - 5.8 inch screen


or you could paint it any color you want.


yea but it comes in a stock color when you buy it spineyes spineyes


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