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jluv
06-26-2008, 05:57 PM
Anyone running a big monitor, like 40" or larger in their vehicle?

What holds up best to jarring and vibration? LCD or plasma? Which one is lighter? I'm interested to see different methods of mounting one as well.

I've got some serious custom stuff underway in my Explorer right now, and I'd be mounting this behind the front seats, either connected to the floor or to the roof.

Thanks in advance for any pics or advice from personal experience!

hoxie08
06-26-2008, 05:58 PM
thats dumb.

brtnboarder3241
06-26-2008, 05:59 PM
and stupid

TurdFergueson2
06-26-2008, 06:00 PM
A 40 inch in an explorer? Won't that be too big? Why not a 26 or something? LCD is more than likely the best way to go.

dannyz122001
06-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Try searching the 5-Axis Scion tC w/ the Pioneer equiptment. I think it was at SEMA 2004.

dannyz122001
06-26-2008, 06:08 PM
pic...

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/dannyz122001/scion.jpg

jluv
06-26-2008, 06:53 PM
Try searching the 5-Axis Scion tC w/ the Pioneer equiptment. I think it was at SEMA 2004.

If you're seriously trying to be helpful, thank you. Althought after seeing that pic, it doesn't help me for my application. That thing is hideous! That's not at all what I am going for. This monitor will be fixed inside the cabin of the vehicle.

To the rest of you with your "dumb" and "stupid" comments, eat a ****. You don't have a clue to what I'm going to do with it, so your own assumptions are what make it seem stupid to you. My finished project will be far from that, I assure you.

40-42" may be stretching it. I'd consider 37-ish, just depending on what's available. 26" will be too small for what I have planned. Without giving away my exact plans, I'll just say that everything behind the front seats will be repositioned and overhauled to turn the rear cabin of the vehicle into a theater experience on the INSIDE, even while the vehicle is moving down the road. I don't do anything half-assed. The rear seats in there now are being ditched and what's replacing them will not go in the same location. It will virtually lose all feel of even being in a vehicle for the rear seat passengers. And really, the purpose will be strictly for the ultimate roadtrip vehicle, and of course for shows. At the same time, I'm going to be careful to make it functional and comfortable, not just gimmicky like the vehicle in that picture.

Again, thanks in advance to those who can offer mature, serious advice. I know it's going to be tough with all of the knuckleheads on here, but at the same time, I figure a forum like this one will have a few experienced folks passing through, even for something as wild as this.

skmfkr
06-26-2008, 07:01 PM
there was a guy around here that had a 42" plasma in the back of a caprice and then in his tahoe. i think you would be better off with an lcd no larger than 32". what are you wanting it for to plauy dvd's music videos or gaming? i had a 7" in my truck and would play music videos and sometimes watch aqua teen when i was in the school parking lot.

shortyg83
06-26-2008, 07:02 PM
42 seems too big for an explorer.

jluv
06-26-2008, 07:19 PM
there was a guy around here that had a 42" plasma in the back of a caprice and then in his tahoe. i think you would be better off with an lcd no larger than 32". what are you wanting it for to plauy dvd's music videos or gaming? i had a 7" in my truck and would play music videos and sometimes watch aqua teen when i was in the school parking lot.

It will be for all of the above, mostly movies and gaming via a PS3. I have been using headrest monitors now for a while, but this will be way beyond that. It's not just adding a monitor to the existing setup. A lot of other changes are taking place as we speak.

jluv
06-26-2008, 07:21 PM
42 seems too big for an explorer.

It may be a little big. I'm going to check out something in the 36 or 37-ish range too. Anything smaller will be too small, and I'd rather go a little too big if anything. I have a 73" in my living room and a 65" in my bedroom, so I like big TVs.

dannyz122001
06-27-2008, 07:13 PM
yea, i was being serious when i posted the info about the 5-Axis. from what you said, it kinda sounds like your doing something like what was done on Unique Whips about 2 years ago, with Tony Stewart's hurst. except, if i remember correctly, they did theirs in a motorized cabinet of some-sort. possibly something to look into??? in any case, GL with the build, im sure we would all love to see it be done properly.

kovemaster559
06-27-2008, 07:15 PM
Anyone running a big monitor, like 40" or larger in their vehicle?

What holds up best to jarring and vibration? LCD or plasma? Which one is lighter? I'm interested to see different methods of mounting one as well.

I've got some serious custom stuff underway in my Explorer right now, and I'd be mounting this behind the front seats, either connected to the floor or to the roof.

Thanks in advance for any pics or advice from personal experience!

i say for mounting i used custom made alluminum brackets . they are very strong and very light.

IwearJayz187
06-30-2008, 09:42 AM
yea i think a 40 would look stupid,but your car!Also free bump for someone who lives in dfw!

lbjshaq2345
06-30-2008, 09:58 AM
FYI, plasma wears out over time.

kovemaster559
06-30-2008, 10:02 AM
FYI, plasma wears out over time.

x2 just put any tv in their

jluv
06-30-2008, 10:27 AM
yea, i was being serious when i posted the info about the 5-Axis. from what you said, it kinda sounds like your doing something like what was done on Unique Whips about 2 years ago, with Tony Stewart's hurst. except, if i remember correctly, they did theirs in a motorized cabinet of some-sort. possibly something to look into??? in any case, GL with the build, im sure we would all love to see it be done properly.

Thanks.

Mine won't be motorized. And I'll make sure the quality of work is leaps and bounds better than what Unique Whips does. 90% of the work they do is crap. I can't believe they get so many high-profile customers. It makes me cringe.

After talking about this with the local shop I frequent, it sounds like making this a floating monitor will be too flimsy on my daily driver. I'd definitely mount it to the floor, but I'd also need to reinforce on the side by mounting it to the B-pillars as well. Instead, I'd need to build a frame/cabinet/wall behind the front seats and flush the monitor into that. This may take up more room than I want, and therefore this idea looks like it may get tossed aside. Oh well.

kovemaster559
06-30-2008, 10:32 AM
they get customers cause fat *** will is a great buisness man .thats why they are still around. having connect every where doesnt hurt either

NeverEnuffBass
06-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Anyone running a big monitor, like 40" or larger in their vehicle?

What holds up best to jarring and vibration? LCD or plasma? Which one is lighter? I'm interested to see different methods of mounting one as well.

I've got some serious custom stuff underway in my Explorer right now, and I'd be mounting this behind the front seats, either connected to the floor or to the roof.

Thanks in advance for any pics or advice from personal experience!

I had a 20" in the back of my wall and it was nice, turned a lot of heads and gave me something to do at car shows. Replacing it with a 37" this year

1000101
06-30-2008, 09:54 PM
I have 2 15'' elo touchscreens, they are lcd.. .i know a guy that sells larger for really cheap, and they are toouchscreens... real cheap like 1/6 th of orig price.. on all kinds of sizes

p.s. check out my procect in my Signature.. (first link)

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06-30-2008, 09:56 PM
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06-30-2008, 10:01 PM
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IwearJayz187
07-01-2008, 07:09 AM
Just wondering which custom shops do you go to?Get back at me with a PM it would be very helpful thanks!