Bracket gets painted today, and wiring finished up. Going to eliminate a USB hub from the mix. I want the soundcard exclusive on a usb port. No worries about disconnecting during cranking, and backfeed. I bought some diodes to try out to fix the hub issue on the other port.
Also bought a subscription to Pandora One. Awesome little app that manages your playlists and streams 192kbps. Now I hope my 3G hotspot on my droid can provide enough bandwidth to stream. Like my own internet based sat radio.
Hey buddy, have you thought about using one of those project boxes to enclose your fuse block? Works like a charm for me. Good luck!
Ya I believe that's the route I'm going. Just need to find a hobby box with the correct dimensions. Was hoping to stumble upon a plastic case of some kind that hinges open like a stock fuse box. I know my electric shaver came in a similar box.
Came in last night and did some more work. Got the wiring buttoned up. Bracket mounted. Screws to hold sub drilled out. Sub mounted. Bezel cut to allow bracket in (will clean up). Mocked up carPC mount. Created a DVD-RW tray.
Well ideally things wont look way out of place. I like to keep as much hidden as possible. I thought of flush mounting the PC in.. but it just wouldn't work out... the build-out would be large, cooling would suck, pain in the butt to remove it, and i would have to wire up a trigger switch to turn it on.
Yeah, definitely. That's why I mentioned it. Most passengers would probably just notice that it isn't stock... since there will be a computer screen and a computer cd tray. Then they might ask "what did you put in the dash"
And then you can say anything from "a stereo" to a 3 hour conversation explaining the whole process, including the subwoofer and etc.
(by the way, why not use a slot loader? are they too expensive?)
I cut/shaped/glued/screwed another filler piece on the bezel. Then sanded down the piece I put in last night to match the profile.
I then trued up the edge on the latch cover trim piece and then cut it to length/width. I cut up the original piece I did and used it as a template. I then transferred it to the piece, jig saw/belt sanded it. Afterwards I then matched the curves on both ends of center. Small amount of filler on the ends and the center and she'll be ready to carpet!
Going to fiberglass both pieces tomorrow during lunch.