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PRIVATEpastry
09-06-2005, 07:59 PM
If you haven't seen my project, here's a link: Project: Taurus Log (http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=109185)

I'm getting annoyed with my fiberglass amp rack... Partly because fiberglassing is no fun, partly because I'm wishy-washy about mounting my amp on my trunk lid.

I have a 1500D coming in within a week, so I'll have to make room for the 1500D even if I go with the fiberglass amp rack on my trunk lid.

So, I have a question:

Do I...

1) Trash my fiberglass amp rack and do a false floor.
-or-
2) Keep my fiberglass amp rack and find room for my 1500D elsewhere.

Any other input would be helpful and greatly appreciated! :D

joeldirt
09-06-2005, 08:05 PM
why would you trash it? it looks like it is coming out nice?

PRIVATEpastry
09-06-2005, 08:08 PM
I'm just not liking the idea of having one of my amps on my trunk lid and the other one elsewhere. I don't really like the idea of having one on my trunk lid at all anymore.

What if I slam the trunk lid too hard?

What if there's a lot of rattle?

I don't know. Thats why I need your guys' opinions!

Buckshot
09-06-2005, 08:19 PM
As long as the rack is secured to the lid, and the amp to the rack, then I don't see where you'll have a problem. Keep in mind that you have somewhat delicate electronics on that lid when you close it, and you shouldn't have any problems.

THUNDERBIRD
09-06-2005, 08:27 PM
you could keep the one on the lid and do a false floor for the other.

Buckshot
09-06-2005, 08:47 PM
I think you should put the most cosmeticaly appealing amp on the trunk lid, then hide the other.

PRIVATEpastry
09-06-2005, 08:59 PM
I think you should put the most cosmeticaly appealing amp on the trunk lid, then hide the other.
Thats the thing, the 1500D won't fit in the amp rack in the trunk lid... :(

InhumanAcura
09-06-2005, 09:09 PM
i voted to trash it, no offense though :)

try something w/ more charecter, less "squarish"

PRIVATEpastry
09-06-2005, 09:30 PM
Thats the kinda criticism/ideas I need, thanks Inhuman!

PRIVATEpastry
09-06-2005, 11:36 PM
Paul suggested to me that I make a false floor for both amps, and attatch the false floor to my spare tire cover... I thought it was an excellent idea.

Any more input?

nametaken
09-07-2005, 12:02 AM
Well, i voted trash, just because i woudlnt feel to comfortable mounting it on the trunk lid. I like false floors though.

BUT, if your close to fnishing or finished why not give it a shot, at least try(if your close). I dont mean finished as paint/carpet/vinyll wise but finished as in workable. See if it rattles or if you liek the look, post pics :D

fo0manchu
09-07-2005, 12:56 AM
Put a lcd monitor in there!!:D pimp my ride style.. haha j/k
I would trash it.. just my opinion though. What if your trunk lid doesn't stay up, becasue its too heavy?? and what if you have something in your trunk and you forget about the clearance and then close your trunk, ruining your setup??

PRIVATEpastry
09-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Allright, as of now, I have the amp rack bondo'd and sanded w/ 60 grit. I'll mount it with some screws and take some pics. See how I like it.

I'll post the pics tonight sometime.

Insomniac119
09-07-2005, 05:15 PM
I voted to keep it. You don't have to put the amps in it, you could put something else like an equalizer.

PRIVATEpastry
09-07-2005, 06:29 PM
Well I just washed and waxed my car... So I'm out of energy right now. I may/may not get those pics posted tonight.

I still need input, though!

95Eclipse
09-07-2005, 06:43 PM
I voted to keep it. You don't have to put the amps in it, you could put something else like an equalizer.
or a TV with speakers on the sides... *would require lil more build out, but it could be put to use...

Insomniac119
09-07-2005, 10:43 PM
you might not use it but that doesn't mean you have to throw it away.

PRIVATEpastry
09-10-2005, 07:43 PM
Oooh, now that I got it in there, I kinda like the looks of it!

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7613/amprackmockup18eq.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amprackmockup18eq.jpg)

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2972/amprackmockup29fj.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amprackmockup29fj.jpg)

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/5571/amprackmockup31oy.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amprackmockup31oy.jpg)

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1152/amprackmockup48tg.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amprackmockup48tg.jpg)

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7735/amprackmockup50mk.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=amprackmockup50mk.jpg)

What do yall think?

skeptikal
09-10-2005, 08:40 PM
i think it'll look good once its all installed / covered. just make sure that you have that thing bolted down tight so not to crash off when you slam your trunk ;P

--edit--

2k btw ;P w00t

PRIVATEpastry
09-11-2005, 08:22 PM
i think it'll look good once its all installed / covered. just make sure that you have that thing bolted down tight so not to crash off when you slam your trunk ;P
Yeah, I'll make sure its good and tight.


2k btw ;P w00t
Um... what?

nametaken
09-11-2005, 11:21 PM
I like it, only thing i think that would look better is if it wasnt direclty against the grey metal, although the rack looks nice, againt the trunk lid it looks out of place. I cant think of anything that woudl make the rack->lid transition easier on the eyes, but im sure theres a good idea out there. Hows the fit, does it rattle, feel solid?


I liek it, its different and cool, BUT i think it could look better on the trunk lid.