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Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 01:46 AM
Well finaly decided how I want to mount at least one of my amps! I'm going to take advantage of where the tire jack goes and make a fiberglass enclosure to mount the amp in that spot.
The start of this little experiment with the panel out of the car and into my shop
http://i14.tinypic.com/2mcznme.jpg
(That hole has a cover that wasn't in the photo)

Now time for a little tape action
Angle #1
http://i18.tinypic.com/29fckzp.jpg
Angle #2
http://i13.tinypic.com/2ypmbf7.jpg

Now although everyone always uses chopped fiberglass mat I wanted to use the fiberglass cloth first because I personaly believe its much easier to have lay down flat and then use as a good adhesive base for the chopped mat
Angle #1
http://i11.tinypic.com/33lgg44.jpg
Angle #2
http://i3.tinypic.com/48zqeyq.jpg

Thats all the pictures I'll load for now... More will be comming in the afternoon of the shell being out of the panel and then starting on trimming and making the cover for the amp.

-Ian

Any comments, insults, or insight is more than welcome

406er
01-27-2007, 01:49 AM
looks like u got a good start. what kinda amps are u gonna mount to this unit

Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 01:52 AM
looks like u got a good start. what kinda amps are u gonna mount to this unit

The amp will be a Diamond D3 2 channel for my fronts which i'll soon be replacing with most likely the SLC's and will be re-working my front doors when I do that also :) .

Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 02:05 AM
Anyone else??? It can't honestly be that slow in here tonight

thefordmccord
01-27-2007, 08:18 AM
Looks good.


Nice Jammin buggy too.

acold7dusta
01-27-2007, 09:40 AM
lookin good so far...hard to tell how big it is, but could you fit a sub in there if you wanted to?

Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 12:03 PM
Looks good.


Nice Jammin buggy too.

thanks, and yeah the Jammin is pretty nice.


lookin good so far...hard to tell how big it is, but could you fit a sub in there if you wanted to?

I could if i wanted to but my SX would need more room and it loves being ported so I have another idea for that which I might start this weekend

negativezeroz
01-27-2007, 12:06 PM
I'm glad to see that D3400.2 is in good hands :)

Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 08:11 PM
Update comming soon! So that means more pictures!

Kagymp5
01-27-2007, 10:10 PM
Here are a few more pictures. I will be posting more later on tonight when I get the chance.

Here is the mold once it was popped out of the panel baking under the lamps
Notice how smooth the fiberglass cloth laid out
http://i16.tinypic.com/2ui96jt.jpg

Another view
http://i3.tinypic.com/2dt9axj.jpg

Yet another view
http://i10.tinypic.com/4idczur.jpg

More in a few hours

***Update***

Here is a little bit of my progress so far. I cut out the MDF cover for the amp and started to fiberglass it in place.

Shot #1
http://i14.tinypic.com/47tpj5v.jpg
Shot #2
http://i11.tinypic.com/2lseikm.jpg

The overall idea is finally being realized. Today I will start with the sanding, filling, sanding, primer and then might start laying down the basecoat. If I don't get to the basecoat tomarrow definately on monday. Should have it in clearcoat and back in the car by tuesday.

Kagymp5
01-28-2007, 01:39 AM
I'm shocked that there arn't any flames or anyone pointing out stuff that I did wrong!:eek:

Camera battery is dead more pictures once its charged.
***Update***
Pictures in above post

evan
01-28-2007, 03:00 AM
This is just a question, but isn't fiberglass more prone to warping if you pull it out of the mold before it's done drying?

Kagymp5
01-28-2007, 03:02 AM
This is just a question, but isn't fiberglass more prone to warping if you pull it out of the mold before it's done drying?

The fiberglass was cured by the time I pulled it out.

Kagymp5
01-29-2007, 11:47 AM
More pictures coming after I get out of school. Nearly done sanding the filler.

ZeroAccess
01-29-2007, 02:03 PM
Cool, I have a P5 and was debating on doing something similar.
I have to figure out how to shove an 18" RE SX in there.

I was wondering have you found a way to get around the 85amp alternator?
I tried calling some companies to build me a HO alternator and they said that they can't do it right now due to the ECU regulating power supply.

I was going to do some testing with it but considering the alternator is tucked litterally underneath the motor it seems like a headache to even fool with it.

Also check out this thread, someone did something similar to that with subwoofers. http://chris.pfharlock.com/glass/
Looks good so far, waiting to see updates.

Showrides
01-29-2007, 02:07 PM
Is that silver car a mustang?

Kagymp5
01-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Is that silver car a mustang?

The silver car is the P5 I was letting the resin dry in the garage under the heatlamps. And with the stock alt I haven't found a way around it but I will need to very soon since the 12" SX Hybrid with the two MRD-M605's plus the Diamond Is just raping my electrical system...
And I know how much of a pain in the *** the stock ALT is to get to... Had to run the big 3 using 1/0 and its no fun

Kagymp5
01-29-2007, 05:39 PM
Also I see your from conneticut! I'll be moving out there in july for school. What kind of stuff if there to do out in hartford and the surrounding areas??