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  1. atribble73

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    07-22-14 #31

    Default Re: 84 Camaro Restoration

    Being a huge fan of the Camaro, you have done an excellent job restoring yours. I had one years ago, and can honestly say that I miss it more each and everyday!
    Keep up the great work, you have a great talent.

  2. Chris from Washington

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    07-22-14 #32

    Default Re: 84 Camaro Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by atribble73 View Post
    Being a huge fan of the Camaro, you have done an excellent job restoring yours. I had one years ago, and can honestly say that I miss it more each and everyday!
    Keep up the great work, you have a great talent.
    Thanks! It's been a fun project.

    What year was yours?

  3. atribble73

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    07-22-14 #33

    Default Re: 84 Camaro Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris from Washington View Post
    Thanks! It's been a fun project.

    What year was yours?
    Mine was also an 84 and red with t-tops. When I drove it, I felt proud lol
    I always said that one day I will have another one!

  4. Chris from Washington

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    09-20-14 #34

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    Couple more updated pics:




    Summer is about gone, so she'll be packed away in the garage until next year

  5. Chris from Washington

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    11-27-14 #35

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    It's packed away, but I'm doing some work while I wait for Spring.
    Double Din conversion!


  6. Johnyside

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    10-20-15 #36

    Default Re: 84 Camaro Restoration

    Excellent restoration, had a camaro 82 but did sold it out. Hope to get new one and will definitely try to restore in that same manner.
    Last edited by Chris from Washington; 09-27-19 at 09:04 AM. Reason: removed spam

  7. Chris from Washington

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    09-27-19 #37

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    It's been a long time since I've updated this thread.
    Thought I would show off what I've been working on the last year or so.
    The Kenwood double din that I had installed, was pretty old. It no longer worked with my newer Android Phone.
    I looked into upgrading, but all the Android Auto units that were worth anything, were around $500. For a car I drive like 4 times a summer, I didn't really want to spend that. Especially since the deck would be outdated by the next summer when I pull it out of the garage.

    So I started looking into Carputer type options, and stumbled across a project called OpenAuto.
    Using a Raspberry PI and their software you can have Android Auto in your car.

    I decided to give this a try.
    Parts:
    Raspberry PI 3b+
    WaveShare 7 inch capacitive touchscreen
    USB soundcard with RCA
    Reused the Microphone that I used from the Kenwood deck
    Then some relays and timer circuits for the shutdown progress, you can read this thread here for details on how to make that work.
    I had to modify again the car bezel to make the 7 inch screen work. Overall it looks good, but I think a 3d printed bezel with the exact dimensions would make it look 100% like it belonged there.

    It took a lot of trial and testing to get everything working correctly, but finally it's in the car. And honestly sounds about the same as the Kenwood deck that I had before it. Just now I have Android Auto, and everything that comes with it (nav and all the apps).
    The one thing stopping me from doing this project with my daily driver, is that there is no FM radio support at the moment. I know many don't care about that, but for those times when I have no mobile data or don't feel like plugging in the phone, I would still like to have some functionality in the head unit. Hopefully they add this support soon.

    Here are some pics.


  8. Chris from Washington

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    09-27-19 #38

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    a video of the bootup, I added a custom bootup animation to give it a little more of a OEM look.

  9. Chris from Washington

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    05-01-20 #39

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    Well I've had the OpenAuto system in the car for over a year now, and overall I'm pretty happy with it.
    I'm still hoping an FM radio option gets fully developed, there are a few project it sounds like in the works by other OAP users. Kind of waiting to see which one takes off.
    The current version added some cool features, we have an EQ now. So adjusting the sound is possible.






    I was also able to get it to auto set the clock using the GPS module I added. So now it gets the current time each time I start the car
    It's really turning into a headunit replacement. Really hoping this type of stuff takes off it's fun to work on.

    If anyone is thinking of trying out the software, if you use this code at checkout and you'll get 5% off

    chris00230
    Here is their website
    Bluewave studios
    Last edited by Chris from Washington; 5 Days Ago at 06:55 AM.

  10. Chris from Washington

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    05-01-20 #40

    Default Re: 84 Camaro Restoration

    Took her out to the dog park last weekend.
    They had these old barns on the property, and made for a cool shot


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