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Old 05-04-2006, 06:37 PM   #1  
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Once again, I am re-doing my stereo (shock/horror/surprise). Ripped out all of the rear interior and the door panels and got to work.

The Plan : re-wire the front mid/tweeters speakers, new power distribution, new ground distribution, build new amp rack, place equipment in a way that makes some kind of sense (versus the crazy layout I had before), fibreglass the interior of my sub box, run new wires where appropriate, relocate the Optima Yellow Top to the passenger side rear bin, tidy up the whole layout.

This is what it looked like before


And so it begins...

Started with the front doors - removed sub and mid/tweeter



Need to rewire this bad boy


And this one


Made a new spacer ring for 12 inch sub (out of MDF). It will never be seen.


Laying down the expert woodworking cuts




New layout at a 45 degree angle - what do you think?


And now to cut a LOT of holes for wires
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when will the madness end
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Holes drilled/cut, painted and ready for trial assembly. Then carpeting.

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It a disease, WW. There is no known cure...
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Me likey I'm doing a similar thing with a single amp ,centered behind the water fall
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Dialup: have a cup of tea

What are you, British or something?!?

Stephen, stereo's lookin good, guess you needed a break from engine and exterior stuff... I wish I had the time you do!

Now get back to work and stop procrastinating on the forum as usual!
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Nice setup! Its the best thing to have all the wires hidden from view.

How come you didnt just have it professionally done?

PS- got my car backfrom ECS...Im packin 4.10s now....wooohoo!!!
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wait until the aligators start getting into the garage, that'll put a damper on the modding
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4.10s!!! Cruise In will be wild
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Looks like it's coming along nicely Stephen..
Can't wait to see and hear the finished product!..
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wait until the aligators start getting into the garage, that'll put a damper on the modding
Already had a crab, tortoise and a snake. An alligator would no longer surprise me.
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Now get back to work and stop procrastinating on the forum as usual!
Posting from the garage via wireless laptop
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Stephen you do some amazing work! Look forward to seeing it in person!
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You are sick man, really sick...


(oh wait, I am in the garage right now under the car too)....


Hey Stephen, what seats are those???
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wait until the aligators start getting into the garage, that'll put a damper on the modding
I forgot to mention that one. If you leave the door open, they will come in. I had it happen once. Can't wait to see the system though. Will it be done by the weekend?
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While I'm sitting here sipping my tea I'm thinking maybe I should try something like that ...


















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While I'm sitting here sipping my tea I'm thinking maybe I should try something like that ...
Now play nice, GB. I don't have your skill or imagination to create a beautiful custom install like yours. I have to settle for my rough-and-ready "ghetto style"

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That Gary is such a kidder.
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(oh wait, I am in the garage right now under the car too)....


Hey Stephen, what seats are those???
GM C5 Sports seats. Came with the car
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Funny. The braces for the seatbelts on the bar looked like seat cutout for a sec...

DOH!!!
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