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#1 Posted : Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:04:30 AM(UTC)
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Well the last years my car pc was mounted in the glove box of my car.
This I will change now and do some case construction to get the pc into the dash area of the car just behind the LCD monitor.
I had to clean out the dash to get enough space for doing this (cutting lots of plastic cover and metal brackets you know).

The "case" itself I made of aluminium sheets and profiles with 3mm thickness.
I sanded the aluminium to get the look of brushed aluminium.
After that it was anodized.

Still a few things to do but it is turning out really good;)






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#2 Posted : Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:49:26 PM(UTC)
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Looks good. What are the specs of the pc?
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#3 Posted : Sunday, December 20, 2015 1:08:32 PM(UTC)
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Looks good. What are the specs of the pc?


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-C1007UN-D
SSD:Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB
Power:M3 ATX
Soundcard:Audiotrak Prodigy HD2
RAM:Skill 2GB


The SSD is mounted UNDER the motherboard.
I need to buy some plexiglass and bend it to create the top cover of the case.
I need to create some bracket to hold the soundcard in place,also.
So still a few things to do but not much time for it these days.

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#4 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2015 9:44:59 PM(UTC)
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Looks great!

Do you know polymorphic plastic?. Can be molded with just hot water and is reusable. It's great to build pieces to hold parts, or perhaps to make the top cover:



http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Mold...rmoplastic/dp/B00CAL4BRU


I've used it and is awesome. And you can reuse it just throwing it again to hot water.
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#5 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2015 11:18:39 PM(UTC)
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Looks great!

Do you know polymorphic plastic?. Can be molded with just hot water and is reusable. It's great to build pieces to hold parts, or perhaps to make the top cover:



http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Mold...rmoplastic/dp/B00CAL4BRU


I've used it and is awesome. And you can reuse it just throwing it again to hot water.


Thank you !
I did not know about that polymorphic plastic.
Looks pretty cool.
I think this stuff could be very helpful if you want to create some kind of brackets.

For the top cover of my case I think it is easyer to use a sheet of plexiglas and bend it to a U-shape.

But I will keep that polymorphic plastic in mind;)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, December 22, 2015 5:49:03 AM(UTC)
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very helpful,
I could try to use it to make the support brackets for install the monitor that I will buy in a few months

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Looks great!

Do you know polymorphic plastic?. Can be molded with just hot water and is reusable. It's great to build pieces to hold parts, or perhaps to make the top cover:



http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Mold...rmoplastic/dp/B00CAL4BRU


I've used it and is awesome. And you can reuse it just throwing it again to hot water.

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 22, 2015 11:09:27 AM(UTC)
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Little update.

I have installed two RCA connectors.
One is to provide 12 Volts for the monitor.
The other one will provide 5 Volt.

The Aluminium brackets on the side are for holding the top cover.


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#8 Posted : Tuesday, December 22, 2015 3:07:19 PM(UTC)
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very helpful,
I could try to use it to make the support brackets for install the monitor that I will buy in a few months

Thanks



Originally Posted by: joan Go to Quoted Post
Looks great!

Do you know polymorphic plastic?. Can be molded with just hot water and is reusable. It's great to build pieces to hold parts, or perhaps to make the top cover:



http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Mold...rmoplastic/dp/B00CAL4BRU


I've used it and is awesome. And you can reuse it just throwing it again to hot water.



Hmm,what about higher temperature?
Italian summer and it will be pretty warm inside your car.
So will this polymorphic plastic keep its shape?
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, December 23, 2015 9:18:54 PM(UTC)
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Little update on my case.

RCA connection soldered.
red=12V
black=5V





The plexiglas cover you see on the pics is just a old one I used as a template.
I have to buy a new sheet of plexi and bend it to U-shape so the sides of the case will be closed,also.
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#10 Posted : Thursday, December 24, 2015 6:19:40 AM(UTC)
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Very good work!
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:48:21 AM(UTC)
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Can't see the pictures...
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:19:00 AM(UTC)
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Can't see the pictures...


Unfortunately, we had a data loss of the forum a while back and a lot of images where lost.. i think this thread is one of those cases, but i'm sure marlo can upload them again ;)

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#13 Posted : Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:38:53 PM(UTC)
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Well it is nothing spectacular.
Basically its a sheet of aluminium with a plexiglass top cover.
I only found 2 pics of it on my smart phone.
It is mounted in the dash area behind my touch screen.
But I think about some modifications of it to provide better airflow.
So when I find some time.....


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#14 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:14:57 AM(UTC)
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Hi marlo,

have you finish your installation?

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#15 Posted : Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:42:50 AM(UTC)
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Hi.
well,I had some probs with the temperature on that mounting place.
So I did some rebuild and mounted the PC into the glove box.
Its just more room there and better airflow,you know.

Its not completelly finished but it works.


But hey - a car PC is never really finish,right :)

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