I removed the form from the dash to remove the tape and foam. Then replaced the form on the dash and applied a couple more layers of fiberglass. Now the gauge pod is permanently attached to the dash.
It was at this point I realized I had plenty of fiberglass mat but no more resin....
I am determined to make some progress on the car this week so I am starting on the amplifier rack. I have a tendency to try to "hide" the audio components as much as possible in my installs. I know it doesn't look like that will be possible at this point in the build. When everything is finished the only gear that will be visible, without removing panels or pushing buttons, will be the radio in the dash.
Here are the amplifiers. There is two amplifier chassis placed back to back to try to save some space, after all these things are NOT small. This is a lot of amp to try to hide.
The idea is to make a motorized drawer under the rear deck in the trunk.
First I will be removing the end plates from the amps and making new ones that will span both amps attaching them together (this is tomorrows project).
Here is the idea.....I will be attaching drawer rails to the amp rack to allow it to slide from under the rear deck to reveal the amps.
This is going to be a tight fit, but if it was easy everyone would do it right. At least that is what I keep telling myself.
Name : robotennis Age : 58 Location : las vegas Joined : 2007-12-17Post Count : 5561 Merit : 142
Subject: Re: Write-up: stereo system install Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:08 am
Great idea! Im diggin all your Jet equipment!
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Subject: Re: Write-up: stereo system install Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:47 am
man your car's going to become one sick showroom vehicle.
Name : scott Location : madison, al Joined : 2008-03-15Post Count : 375 Merit : 52
The ball bearing rails are very smooth and tight, plus the weight of the amp will keep everything from rattling. Also keep in mind the subs are in the dash. There will be a second pair of rails on the bottom of the drawer as well. I have found that putting rails on two different planes keeps the drawer tracking straight. This will allow me to place the motor wherever I can fit it and the drawer won't bind up.
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