Photo's displayed below are reproduced with permission. Don't be a stealer.
Sunday, February 20 2005: So we finally had
a meet. The venue was significantly better the week before
to be seen.
By my count (correct me if I'm wrong), cars that made an
appearance on the day (and that had a system in of some form)
Lanox's Mitsubishi Lancer
TX5's Ford TX5
Samis' Mazda RX 4 (Photo's below)
C4M's Subaru Impreza (Photo's below)
Meddler's Toyota Hilux Xtra Cab
Milo's Holden Commodore
With significant others, friends and tire kickers, it was
quite a healthy turnout.
If there are any other photo's that should be here - email
me and I'll be happy to include. Meddler - we need
a photo of your very fancy computer 'case' for the collection
Update - 2005-02-28: Meddler has come through with some
pics of his install, including his one-of-a-kind Zip-Lock-Tek
Samis' Mazda RX-4
A 19" monitor mounted in the boot. Yes
- there is a linear actuator driving a hand-made scissor
lift that drives the screen up and down. Did I mention
that this is a show car?
The interior of Samis' RX-4. Sit still long enough in this
thing, and you'll get wrapped in leather or suede. A pair
of screens in the visors, a pair of screens in the back of
the drivers and passengers seats, and...
Samis - when you get a web page together, let me know and
I'll link to you. There are a lot of special little tricks
in this car, including a customised shaft radio (with working
re-programmed buttons, remote control power, and so on).
It would appear that most of the interest in my installation
related to the installation of the Xenarc screen, and here
are a few shots from different angles.
The box in front of the shifter contains the power and reset
buttons - albeit only temporarily.
I'm in the process of documenting the build in the Subaru,
so there are a lot more pictures to come...
Meddler's Toyota Hilux
Nothing screams "I love my CarPC" more than Meddler's
enclosure. Hidden under the jump seat in the back of a Hilux
extend cab, and made from the box which has Opus power supply
was delivered in (note Ziplock's ample application of stamps).
Meddler has a number of serious plans for this ute, some
of which have only just begun, and are so subtle that Hilux
enthusiasts missed them (read: I was too keen to see the
famous stamp covered box).
Xenarc screen installed the factory supplied "I-haven't-got-to-the-fancy-installation-of-the-screen-bit-yet" adaptor.