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Old 08-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #41
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The false floor, or top trim panel. -- With a rounded inner edge.








The filler panels, so i can put weigh over the amps and sub when using the trunk/hatch.

I used a rotor to remove MDF so i could counter sink the metal mesh. I stapled then used cocking to secure the mesh. Then i painted it all black.






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Old 08-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #42
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lookin good
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:02 PM   #43
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Looks good. Looking forward to some updates.
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UPDATE: September 1st 2009


For added strength I coated the sub box with fiberglass resin.



I painted the front the will be seen black.



wrapped the amp trim panel and sub trim panel in grey vinyl.



An idea of what it will look like.



I didn’t want to drill any holes in the cars floor so I came up with a way to avoid it.

I made a bracket to attach the sub box to the spare tire mount. On the other side of the box I used a bracket and a screw into the metal, but not the floor.



The amp “rack, or mounting platform” is attached to the car using 3 brackets that I bent and cut, bolted to existing mounting points.




The other side is screwed into the box.


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Old 09-01-2009, 01:19 PM   #45
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Raped the amp trim panel and sub trim panel
Lol @ rape!

on the progress.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:25 PM   #46
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Lol @ rape!

on the progress.
it said no, but i said YES!!! lol -- fixed

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Rapped the amp trim panel and sub trim panel in grey vinyl.
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Wrapped is the word your looking for
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #48
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Wrapped is the word your looking for
ha ha, i still failed. oh well fixed
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #49
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It took a entire year for an audio system install? Longest install I've ever seen.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:48 AM   #50
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It took a entire year for an audio system install? Longest install I've ever seen.
you have apparently not done an in depth install yourself while going to college full time and working..... regardless, who is ever really "done" with a audio install?
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I've done plenty of "depth" install. While I understand it takes time..but maybe I'm just very impatient/overly excited. I wouldn't be able to wait 1 year to install the equipment that I already have.

Who is ever really done with an audio install? Plenty of people..

Maybe I just have more time then others while in college and working as well...
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i started a year ago but didn't touch it during the winter. So its taken 6 months which is a very long time, i was impatient/overly excited and wanted it to be finished 5 months ago but i don't have much free time and it took ALLOT longer than i though it would.
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i started a year ago but didn't touch it during the winter. So its taken 6 months which is a very long time, i was impatient/overly excited and wanted it to be finished 5 months ago but i don't have much free time and it took ALLOT longer than i though it would.
mine took 3 months almost and well over 100 hours to do. I was gone for about a month during that time but sometimes things don't go as planned. Eventually I'll do a build similar to yours in my trunk. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks for starting this thread XERMAN2001 - Lots of great info and ideas contained within it. So great in fact that I'm using this thread as a "DIY" audio install for my Z!

I ripped out all the rear panels last weekend and started installing the fatmat today. Man this stuff is sticky and time consuming to install. It doesn't help that everytime I go outside to install the fatmat it starts to rain... *looks up and shakes fist*

I decided to go with pioneer components over infinity.

Headunit: Cant afford yet
Front stage Speakers: PIONEER TS-C720PRS
Rear stage Speakers: Pioneer TS-D720C
Front and Rear Amp: Pioneer PRS-D4200F
SUB: Pioneer TS-W2502D4 10"
SUB AMP: Pioneer PRS-D2200T, or Pioneer PRS-D1200M

Anyhow, keep up the good work and keep posting pics of the build. Its looking great!
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Thanks for starting this thread XERMAN2001 - Lots of great info and ideas contained within it. So great in fact that I'm using this thread as a "DIY" audio install for my Z!

I ripped out all the rear panels last weekend and started installing the fatmat today. Man this stuff is sticky and time consuming to install. It doesn't help that everytime I go outside to install the fatmat it starts to rain... *looks up and shakes fist*

I decided to go with pioneer components over infinity.

Headunit: Cant afford yet
Front stage Speakers: PIONEER TS-C720PRS
Rear stage Speakers: Pioneer TS-D720C
Front and Rear Amp: Pioneer PRS-D4200F
SUB: Pioneer TS-W2502D4 10"
SUB AMP: Pioneer PRS-D2200T, or Pioneer PRS-D1200M

Anyhow, keep up the good work and keep posting pics of the build. Its looking great!
yes the Fatmat is very time consuming to install. I am almost done, finally. I am now having to battle colder temps and less daylight here. I am glad i could help you out a bit on your project. I wanted front components but didn't have the money at the time, i may replace them with components in the future.

good luck with your build
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UPDATE SEPT 21ST --------- THE AUDIO PROJECT IS FINALLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amps installed and wired







time to wrap the grills/covers in speaker cloth.



The cloth is glued to the mdf on the back, then i stapled black vynal on top of that.


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onto the vinyl, time to wrap it.

i used water based contact cement to adhere the vinyl to the MDF. Then i used a heat gun to wrap it around and staple it to the back.




top piece done


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sides



sides done


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middle





middle piece done --- this piece was allot more difficult than the other 2

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The finished product ----

with the carpet on, only 1/2 inch higher than stock. looks stock and can still be used just like it was before.









--
with the car off, showing the black vinyl and grills/covers.









--

with the grills out, showing the grey vinyl amps and sub.

flash on --


flash on --


flash on --
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MORE PICS with the grills out, showing the grey vinyl amps and sub.

flash on --


flash on --


flash on --


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flash off --


flash off --



flash off --
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:02 PM   #60
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close up pics---

flash on --




flash off --



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I ALSO INSTALLED A BLUE LED LIGHT, PICS COMING SOON
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