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Radioflyer97
01-16-2007, 12:49 PM
still in progress. estimated completion date is Friday 1-19

here are the pics:

sketch:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/amprack.jpg

the toys:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/stereo-1.jpg

plexi lit up with cathode:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/CIMG0816.jpg

lid:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/CIMG0818.jpg

second layer wiring for RCAs:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/centersection.jpg

test fit:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/CIMG0826.jpg

crossover layout:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/crossoverlayout2.jpg

test fitting amps:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/testfitwithamps.jpg

power/ground distribution on lower level:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/powerandground.jpg

carpeted:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/carpeted.jpg

jeeper07
01-16-2007, 12:54 PM
lookin very very nice. The attention to detail is phoneominal

helotaxi
01-16-2007, 12:56 PM
You gonna cover up the metal brackets?

acold7dusta
01-16-2007, 01:00 PM
very nice, wheres the RF amp goin?

Twistid
01-16-2007, 01:03 PM
very nice, wheres the RF amp goin?

since the alpines are labeled as "front, rear" i would assume the subwoofer

j3bus2k3
01-16-2007, 01:10 PM
since the alpines are labeled as "front, rear" i would assume the subwoofer

I think he meant where is it going on the amp rack ;)

Radioflyer97
01-16-2007, 01:11 PM
I plan to stuff the bracket mounts under slits in the carpet and leave only the mounting screws showing.

The Rf T3002 doesn't fit where i wanted it. i have a JL 500/1 in the mail to replace it. (If any of you want the t3002 i'm open to offers.)

Radioflyer97
01-22-2007, 12:08 AM
update:Major construction and wiring completed (finishing touches to come)

xovers wired:

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?p=1558619531#post1558619531

assembled:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/fullyassembled2.jpg

lid open:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/openlid.jpg

lights :naughty:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights1.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights2.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights3.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights4.jpg

tdawg30
01-22-2007, 12:25 AM
oh wow thats got to be one of the most ****** amp racks Ive ever seen. I was actually just thunkin of makin a new amp rack and well, you sir just gave me some extrordinary Ideas and I thank you!

LinxuS
01-22-2007, 12:28 AM
Wow, I think I just orgasmed a little.

acold7dusta
01-22-2007, 12:33 AM
:yumyum:

audiobahnuser18
01-22-2007, 12:39 AM
Very nice work man especially how you used the power cable to form the JL symbol very nice work.

Savstyle
01-22-2007, 12:47 AM
very nice, best amprack ive seen in a lonnnnnnng time

bdawson72
01-22-2007, 12:53 AM
Thats **** nice......good job man

kickerlivinloud
01-22-2007, 12:54 AM
Looks badazz!!!!!!!






Jon

req
01-22-2007, 12:55 AM
lookin good man!!! you should have gotten the H701 processor and gotten rid of all the crossover stuffs :D

but you would have needed more amplifcation channels. *shrug*

exelent planning and fabrication however. good job etching those logos too!

pimpedout97x
01-22-2007, 01:18 AM
very nice dude, one of the cleaner ones out there

nismos14
01-22-2007, 10:35 AM
That is hot!

rpfuror
01-22-2007, 11:01 AM
I like the fact that you used the fans (hopefully ball bearing?) to circulate air internal to the amps. I have seen many people not do this and wonder why their amps go into protection due to heat.

Looks great, got any pictures of it installed?

Radioflyer97
01-22-2007, 11:30 AM
No installed pics yet. I still have to rip apart the car for sound deadening (est completed by next weekend) i wanted to do all the wood working before i took apart my car.

rpfuror
01-22-2007, 12:36 PM
kk, keep the forum updated, I would love to see this system installed.

Hockyeyd214
01-22-2007, 03:14 PM
Dude that amp rack is freaking GORGEOUS!!! Keep up the good work.

kickerlivinloud
01-22-2007, 03:29 PM
Cerious how did you get the plexy glass in the openning for the lid. I've seen it done a couple time but have yet to get my mind around how its done.....



Jon

ssj2xxgotenxx
01-22-2007, 07:13 PM
Good stuff.

azbass
01-22-2007, 07:16 PM
very classy. i like seeing people take time and do somthing nice like that.

Curel
01-22-2007, 07:29 PM
:handclap:

Very nice!

Radioflyer97
01-22-2007, 09:04 PM
the original design called for a 4" cathode on the top center. the cathode broke so i had to order a new one. it arrived today and i quickly installed it (didn't have time for much anything else but for the 30 seconds of splicing, it was the most satisfying enjoyment/time ratio i've had so far.

here's a comparison pic:
without:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights4.jpg
with the new cathode:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/alllights3.jpg

and with the lid down:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/alllights2.jpg

it makes the Crossovers easier to see.

I also got a set of locking latches, spring hinges and metal corners i plan to install wednesday. More pics to come

Radioflyer97
01-22-2007, 09:14 PM
the original design called for a 4" cathode on the top center. the cathode broke so i had to order a new one. it arrived today and i quickly installed it (didn't have time for much anything else but for the 30 seconds of splicing, it was the most satisfying enjoyment/time ratio i've had so far.

here's a comparison pic:
without:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/lights4.jpg
with the new cathode:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/alllights3.jpg

and with the lid down:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/alllights2.jpg

it makes the Crossovers easier to see.

I also got a set of locking latches, spring hinges and metal corners i plan to install wednesday. More pics to come

troy_audi0
01-22-2007, 09:39 PM
Kool stuff..
Iv installed a few sets of the type X.. I like them comps..
Nice install.. how about some of the Speak's & Sub..
Peace troy

bikinpunk
01-23-2007, 03:47 PM
Thanks for making it easy for me to steal, lol. I'm just kidding, I'm quite sure you have a way to secure that setup.

It's beautiful. Honeslty, that's the best amp rack I've ever seen. Makes me feel like complete crap for screwing my amps into a piece of wood and bolting that to the frame. I like how the fans were implemented as well. You've given me alot of inspiration. I can't wait until I have a reason to do that one day.

Radioflyer97
01-23-2007, 04:28 PM
While they ay be visible, the sheer construction of the amp rack will make stealing any part of it a total pain. The lid will have double locking latches. While you could take apart the amp rack in it's position, it weighs a good 50+ pounds fully assembled. It will be firmly bolted to a fals floor (glued to the floor)

while it's not completely theft proof (and nothing is) it does have it's theft detterent features....which will include a dirty towel with a radioactive symbol just for kicks :laugh:

MTXman
01-23-2007, 05:24 PM
:drool:

DaGh0st
01-23-2007, 05:30 PM
Nice Work.

How long did the build take?

Radioflyer97
01-23-2007, 05:53 PM
i started initial design in late november. at this time i was in school and worked so i didn't have much time for construction.

Trial construction (built out of masonboard as a templete) was completed by the start of January.

Construction was delayed when my father had an accident at work and i had to take over the responsibilties of the family furniture business. Thankfully, the shop where I worked on the amp rack was the warehouse behind the showroom.

My dad is still recovering but he runs the store and I can work in the back.

i'd say total man hours to design, shop for parts, build, assemble, carpet, and wire was about 60-70 man hours.

baseballer1100
01-23-2007, 06:41 PM
Nice. Man real nice.

energizedsbs
01-23-2007, 07:55 PM
very cool... nicely done

kicker06
01-23-2007, 08:10 PM
Looks nice!

Get car pics, and In-car pics too!

mendon99
01-23-2007, 08:11 PM
very nice, clean and simple looking.

beckSHO
01-23-2007, 11:21 PM
Wow, that's an intense setup.

I really like the use of the cathodes.

Any pictures of the 'Vette?

lostdaytomorrow
01-23-2007, 11:34 PM
That's ******. Props^10.

Radioflyer97
01-24-2007, 08:05 PM
Rack finished:

installed brass hinges, aluminum corners, and locking latches.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/finished.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/latches.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c200/radioflyer1986/hinge.jpg

mendon99
01-24-2007, 11:39 PM
rock on man, looks fantastic. lets see it in the car!