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Install my Amida G1 dash with me! by yellowstone
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Also can you explain the door handle?




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... Its used to open the door?
... come on, I know the rest of you wanted to do that, TXOPIE, i'm just playing. :-)

Rob

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ROB...I love how you answered the question without answering the question that we all want to know the answer to...if you have worked something up...please share
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Originally posted by TXOPIE:

If Plans go as Planned by Halloween I should have a very nice treat for everyone...working on custom HD monitors for all gauge replacement.
This can be combined with an Auto-PC to do what GM is doing and a lot more!


dash command (DashXL.net) is pretty sweet .... I downloaded it and been playing with it some ,,, they have few very nice layouts already made by other users, if go to their site find the Lexus LFA guages , they are sweet and would look awesome with that dash....

here a pic
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I would think that this should be easy to do. If you have an OBDII ECM, you should have all the data needed to display. My phone has an app that I can view my LS3 data using a plug in bluetooth sensor on the OBDII port. If the ECM is getting all the data fed to it so it can "fine tune" the engine, I would think it should be an easy jump to display it on a flat panel screen put into the dash. Am I way off on this?

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Am I way off on this?

Rob


Not at all. Everything you said is doable if you feel like making the effort to get it done.

There are a couple folks that have installed Nexus 7's where the stock navigation system would be located on my daily driver and have run similar software to get a full info readout straight from the ECM, rather than the vague estimation you have to deal with from stock gauges. I'd like to do the same but my car doesn't have the nav hood to modify
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Originally posted by skuzzbomer:

There are a couple folks that have installed Nexus 7's where the stock navigation system would be located on my daily driver...


That's what I would like to do as I already have a Nexus 7. Just have to figure out how to make a clean install...

http://hackaday.com/2013/01...r-dashboard-opening/

http://www.androidpolice.co...7-custom-car-mounts/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBvvOLTjmD0

http://reviews.cnet.com/830...car-tech-powerhouse/

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Nexus 7 ...there are some issues with that solution...if you want to chat...PM and I can show you some other better options. Once you start getting into it, you will want to play.

And you need to start to look at how everything truly integrates. Example...all computing devices pull a draw even when not turned on if connected to a power source....constant slow drain UNLESS....

another is syncing the power up of your audio amplifier & perhaps other integration and how deep you want to play...can tie in nicely with security, FOB RFID auto unlocks & push button start integration.

Just food for though!

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That dash looks gorgeous! Very excited to the see eventual install.
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Fiberglass parts are out of the mold, now trimming and prepping starts:



Starting to look good!
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Originally posted by qwikgta:

I would think that this should be easy to do. If you have an OBDII ECM, you should have all the data needed to display. My phone has an app that I can view my LS3 data using a plug in bluetooth sensor on the OBDII port. If the ECM is getting all the data fed to it so it can "fine tune" the engine, I would think it should be an easy jump to display it on a flat panel screen put into the dash. Am I way off on this?

Rob

that is exactly what dash commnad does.. just have to have incar pc.

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Originally posted by yellowstone:

Fiberglass parts are out of the mold, now trimming and prepping starts:



Starting to look good!


Any updates?
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Fun stuff, very cool.
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Any updates?




P A T I E N C E :-)
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It should be getting close...I received a PM that he has begun work on mine
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Finally decided on the fabric colors today. The upholstery will be Grand Prix Black (upper) and Grand Prix Silver Grey (lower)
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Yellowstone....that will look nice
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Rob asked today about the color scheme I wanted for my dash.

I was thinking to do all areas inside the red lines in light gray and the rest in black:



Stitching could be dark gray (to match the steering wheel and shift knob/boot) OR black (to match the contrasting color on the seats and the carpet).

Opinions?

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Rob sent me this:



What's blue in this picture would be black and what's cream would be light gray. The stitching would be gray in the black areas and black in the light gray areas.

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Originally posted by yellowstone:

What's blue in this picture would be black and what's cream would be light gray. The stitching would be gray in the black areas and black in the light gray areas.

Opinions?


Personally I would NOT want the light gray on the top of the dash as it WILL reflect in the windshield and be distracting.
Keep the middle section black and make the dash undersides on the driver and passenger sides gray.
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Personally I would NOT want the light gray on the top of the dash as it WILL reflect in the windshield and be distracting.
Keep the middle section black and make the dash undersides on the driver and passenger sides gray.


As little as I drive the car, looks are more important to me than practicality. I just think that the center console in a contrasting color would be more striking...
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As little as I drive the car, looks are more important to me than practicality. I just think that the center console in a contrasting color would be more striking...




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Wow! Yours is already done? How did that happen?
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At least everyone else is getting photo...all I have seen are my molds being prepped

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Spent an hour googling pictures to find an answer to the eternal question of mankind: "What color stitching for the center console"?

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Yellow stitching
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I vote for medium grey
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After a sleepless night: the stitching will be dark gray.
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Good Choice...it will be to busy with anything else in my opinion.

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After a sleepless night: the stitching will be dark gray.


That should look nice. Can't wait to see the install
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Spend one more sleepless night and make a good choice on gages



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OR might consider tom's digital gauges...just for aux...that is what I went with.
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Spend one more sleepless night and make a good choice on gages


One step after the other... I first have to pay for the dash and then we'll see how we go from there.
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Main instrument panels assembled:

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I do like the digital gauges but I wouldn't call them modern, to me they just scream 1984, Knight Rider, Kitt and David Hasselhoff.


+1 sadly. I actually think they look older than analog gauges.
Kind of like in the '80's people had digital watches, but now analog watches are what connoisseurs want.
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Honestly....my personal decision was to do a combination.

When you utilize Tom's digital gauges only for the Aux gauges it can bring a nice clean balance without looking all 80's-ish.

Just like Amida demo'd originally:



Just my 2 CENTS & remember this coming from someone who is doing this as stepping stone ...eventually all gauges will be HD LCD displays inked to my AutoPC.

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...eventually all gauges will be HD LCD displays inked to my AutoPC.



Make sure you do two sets of those - so I can buy one off you... :-)
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I will probably pull an entire package together and offer a group buy...less expensive for everyone that way.

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I was just reading about this Nexus 7 car installation: http://forums.nasioc.com/fo...thread.php?t=2459432

Nice!
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On a conference cal at the moment...so will explain more in detail in about 30 min,,,but there are power issues and sync issues with speaker amps with the tablet scenario...and such if you really want a stock clean install.

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