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My new install - 56k, forget about it!

My new install - 56k, forget about it!

Postby vin » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:17 pm

This is the first install that i've done with an ED sub.
After some listening with the amp gains turned all the way down, it sounds GREAT so far! It really deserves the name "SQ", although it won't break any SPL records (by it self at least), its far more then enough for my daily driver. It doesn't quite sound like my older IDQ, but it gets louder, and sounds fuller.


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Here's my old install BTW, obviously I'm going for something much more simple...

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Amp rack

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After a few hours of fiberglassing and several layers of bondo, here's the end result. The surface is not quite smooth enough got paint or even vinyl, but I'm using trunk liner, so its more then sufficient.
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Test fit
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Here's what's behind the cover btw. I cleaned up too :)
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Next is the grille. My square grille wasn't totally "square", so I had to indicate front and direction :eek:

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I decided to use my router. Using a straight edge and a flush bit, the cuts are somewhat straight - my straight edge wasn't so straight after all. I went ahead and passed the frame through my rabbit and round-over bits. NOTE TO SELF: I need a new flush bit :(
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Covering the frame with grille cloth. Notice that I had to modify the frame to fit over the amp properly.
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Tip: you get what you pay for when you buy 99 cent paint and primer...I had to cover it with 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. The only reason why I decided to paint it black because I didn't want the tan MDF to show through the grille cloth.
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Mock-up. notice that I went ahead and cut the inside windows with the rabbit bit, this is because I eventually want to add metal mesh - I just can't find any right now.
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For those who has not tried adhering grill cloth to MDF, this is how I do it. I'm sure there are better ways, but this is the only way I know how.

Grill cloth...
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Using something that is 90 degrees and straight and hot glue, spread the glue in the "rabbit" groove and press down with straight edge. In my case I used my level.
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Be very careful!
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Finished
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Eclipse AVN6600 bolted on...
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Protection...
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Scrap 1/2" MDF...
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Measure from each edge to the radio...
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Transfer to MDF (Be sure to use the factory radio's face plate for a template)...
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Ruff cut...
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Use double sided tape to tape a straight edge onto the MDF....
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Cut with router...
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Finished...
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Chamfer (I think that's how its spelled) 45 degree cut, just for looks...
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Since the it tapers off behind the radio, I have to make it thinner, but still allow an area where the plate bolts onto the radio...
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Mock up...
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Problem, the arms that swings out sticks out too much :mad: I'll have to modify the face plate...
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So-so fit...
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Paint...
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2 layers of primer...
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Color coat. This is my 3rd "mist" layer out of 6 total, not its still tacky, so it should the sheen should be different...
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I just sprayed my 6 mist of color, and i'll let it dry overnight. I'll mount and post it tomorrow.

I'll keep you guys posted.
Last edited by vin on Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby SolaraBlue » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:20 pm

great job man. cant wait to see the finished product.
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Postby ---CAMRAZY--- » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:20 pm

Sweet...
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Postby RDKamikaze » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:22 pm

Wow, that looks amazing! There is no way in the world I could ever do something that good lol! Will you come down and do my car too :P?
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Postby vin » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:41 pm

Holly cow, I posted it in the wrong forum - it was supposed to be in the audio forum :oops:

Mods - please move., next week when you read this :)
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Postby iinokturnolii » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:04 pm

vin wrote:Holly cow, I posted it in the wrong forum - it was supposed to be in the audio forum :oops:

Mods - please move., next week when you read this :)


LOL! good f-ing job!
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Postby anttarz » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:06 pm

damn, nice work vin
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Postby blaK » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:17 pm

You go Vin, great job!!!!
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Postby PXLpainter » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:14 am

Wow - very nice... so totally clean too! I love what you've done in the trunk to keep it simple and kinda "hidden" - but it's still there ay know... nice, nice work! :D
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Postby funboy102 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:23 am

that's so unreal... you got some major skills my friend
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Postby Whatever » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:01 am

nice work
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Postby NVDIS1 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:54 am

:o very nice work!
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Postby RichD978 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:06 am

you have skills
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Postby Solarafreek » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:18 am

Wow...good job!
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Postby vin » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:16 am

Thanks guys, I'm not selling anything btw - I already received several pm's from members wanting to buy my stuff. :P LOL
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