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Nexson
05-15-2007, 09:41 AM
Hey guys, I have a friend that drove nearly 800 miles to my residence(met on our car forum), we are working on a full audio system. We plan on a full fiberglass/mdf trunk setup, so everything is coming,

keep posted!
Here's some pics!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/equp.jpg

Trunk Deadening
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/trunkdead1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/trunkdead2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/trunkdead3.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/trunkdead4.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/trunkdead5.jpg

Doors

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/1-10.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2-9.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/3-7.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/4-5.jpg

Nexson
05-15-2007, 09:41 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/5-5.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/6-3.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/7-2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/8-3.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/9-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/10-1.jpg

prodgod
05-15-2007, 10:55 AM
Looks good so far. But why didn't you seal the holes in the door after you deadened the door skins and before you deadened the inner door?

Swick

Eugenics
05-15-2007, 11:57 AM
polk?

dleccord
05-15-2007, 12:52 PM
lucky you didnt have the previous generation's harness; you couldnt run wires through those harness like yours.

bikinpunk
05-15-2007, 12:57 PM
Whoa...800 miles to help!!!!!!!

Are you letting him stay at your place? Paying him?


Oh, back on topic:
I hate honda's stock door speakers. I hate even more the fact that they're not a perfect circle. I had to cut my doors to accomodate 7's. Heck, even 6.5" wouldn't fit without a good 3/4" spacer. :mad:

CaliforniabOY5
05-15-2007, 01:05 PM
Not Bad!!! Actually very nice indeed . . so you paying your friend or something?

blackbonnie
05-15-2007, 02:23 PM
nice, keep us posted

Nexson
05-15-2007, 05:11 PM
Hey Guys, i am the one working on it with my friend that drove down, he is paying me a little but not nearly the full cost, doing it for fun and him coming all his way is enough!

I sealed my doors on my accord with sheet metal, but not on these, didn't feel like it was completely nessecary, we also had to cut the doors with the jig, running the wires through the door harness was a PITA


more pics to come!!!

rlcowboy
05-15-2007, 06:16 PM
polk?


I have to agree, why Polk?

James Bang
05-15-2007, 06:51 PM
install's looking good

audiobahnuser18
05-15-2007, 07:02 PM
Looking good :D. but i also ask man why Polk?

Nexson
05-15-2007, 08:04 PM
Hey Guys, so a small update with a bunch of pics.

I got the ps2 slim glove box I made for Albert installed, I was happy to see it finally installed and looking good, the glove box was a PITA to make but sure happy with the results!

Anyhow, today we finished wiring the rear deck and installing the JL tr's in the rear. We cleaned out Al's trunk and started thinking...and thinking... and then ate lunch, and thought better.

I started cutting some wood to fit our idea and currently have the sides glassed for the amps. The sides aren't going to be full boxes, i jus wanted to get a mold, so that they firmly sit in the trunk and don't move around. I think it is looking good so far, really no structure but we have an idea of what we want.

Albert is finally got to do some glass, he asked if it is okay to use acetone to take the glass stuck to his arm off, I said it was ok...right?lol.

its all good!

Pics!

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4696.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4641.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4646.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4649.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4652.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4654.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4656.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4658.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4664.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4670.jpg

Nexson
05-15-2007, 08:05 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4673.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4681.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4682.jpg
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http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4690.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4693.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4707.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4711.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4717.jpg

96civ
05-15-2007, 08:16 PM
very nice, what did you use for the mold to fit the sides? resin?

Nexson
05-15-2007, 11:12 PM
Yea, fiberglassed the sides to get the mold with resin.


Why Polk? well its my buddy, not hugly knowledgeable about car audio, which is why he drove down here for the install and since we been great friends on the v6p forum, we wanted to meet up. Polk is at least half way decent I would suppose, and the money for them wasn't much, so we called it a deal. ah what you gona do!

Nexson
05-15-2007, 11:39 PM
Couple More shots

The Screen I made along with the ps2 glove box.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4738.jpg

Amp Racks Mounted, only the top will be seen.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4726.jpg

oglejust
05-15-2007, 11:45 PM
looks good so far

Nexson
05-16-2007, 11:35 PM
Well, after a couple failed attempts to wake up Albert and get started, I proceeded to start my work at 7am!! I haven't been up that early since highschool! Anyhow we started to glass the enclosures adding layers for reinforcement. Then we fleeced that all off and made it all one solid amp rack enclosure, not that it matters to be an enclosure since it is only an amp rack. Anyhow, that was just the first part of the amp rack, since the amps are going to be top flush mounted, we had to start fleecing from the weather stripping over the bezels created for the amps. We taped off our amp racks so when we resin-ed the fleece it would NOT stick to the original amp rack, thus creating 2 totally seperate pieces so that our wires can be connected to our original amp rack enclosure and then our second cover piece laid right on top of that.

After 10 hours of working on that we hit up some chinese my mom brought home and well our furtune cookies had such revelant messages, hehe so we glassed them in! Finally we started little work on the sub box, missed american idol, but heard Melinda was elimanted, cut the wood at around 10 and still made some clean lines, then lined it up and now have the wood drying now. The rings will come tomorrow fleeced in. Then the false floor with the c/o's and carputer under the plexi and But this is what we have for now!!!

pics!!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4805.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4806.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4808.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4822.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4824.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4825.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4827.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4831.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4837.jpg

Nexson
05-16-2007, 11:35 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4840.jpg
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http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4851.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4854.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4857.jpg

Nexson
05-16-2007, 11:35 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4859.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4862.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4863.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4864.jpg

oglejust
05-16-2007, 11:48 PM
nice

oglejust
05-16-2007, 11:48 PM
nice

NewToTheGrounds
05-17-2007, 12:18 AM
looking **** and so is the box..haha jk nice work

Nexson
05-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Today ::ughhh :argh: :: did not start off so well. We started to set up the subwoofer box after about 7 failed attempts of ring placement we finally sat down (literally).. Thought on it for about 20 minutes and came up with this....
(the subs are going to be more to the left of the trunk do our unique setup)
:D
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4798.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4805-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4808-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4810.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4812.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4817.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4819.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4820.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4821.jpg

Nexson
05-17-2007, 06:18 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4822-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4823.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4827-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4828.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4833.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4836.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4837-1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4887.jpg

crfracer290
05-17-2007, 06:29 PM
I like the angle you faced the sub holes.

donpisto
05-17-2007, 06:33 PM
Wow man, that looks great. Thread subscribed to :) Cant wait to see more pics.

BassAce
05-17-2007, 06:42 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4833.jpg

That's a really good looking car in the back.

Nexson
05-17-2007, 07:30 PM
thanks guys, we got our hands filled with about 4-5 more layers, going to be going on our 4th gallon of resin!

save resin at all cost, I tripped on a cord, and I fell on the ground with a cup of resin in my hand, and the cup remained intacked with all the resin.....and hardener..

dumple
05-17-2007, 07:33 PM
with those half din flip outs u were makeing i didnt think you could top that but this is lookin promising

SQBubble
05-17-2007, 07:40 PM
sweet cant wait for the final result

Nexson
05-17-2007, 07:48 PM
with those half din flip outs u were makeing i didnt think you could top that but this is lookin promising

man. gotta keep up to par, thanks guys!

TheBaron929
05-17-2007, 10:19 PM
I can't say i'm a huge fan of how the Subwoofers will be sitting. However, the quality is undeniable, and i know this will turn out to be a wonderfully looking setup once complete.

I've suscribed and look forward to seeing this completed.

(please note, i'm not trying to knock your work at all, it's wonderful, just throwing my opinion out there)

Nexson
05-17-2007, 11:49 PM
I can't say i'm a huge fan of how the Subwoofers will be sitting. However, the quality is undeniable, and i know this will turn out to be a wonderfully looking setup once complete.

I've suscribed and look forward to seeing this completed.

(please note, i'm not trying to knock your work at all, it's wonderful, just throwing my opinion out there)

Defintely understand where your coming from, the subs need to be mounted like that in order for all the pieces to fit together and flow.

you'll see!


thanks for the compliments, it really inspires to get out there each morning and do all this!

oglejust
05-18-2007, 12:13 AM
looking forward to more pics

Max_Power
05-18-2007, 12:30 AM
awesome work, and I like the good karma w/ the fortune cookies in the fiberglass.

Nice Job!!

donpisto
05-18-2007, 01:52 AM
thanks guys, we got our hands filled with about 4-5 more layers, going to be going on our 4th gallon of resin!

save resin at all cost, I tripped on a cord, and I fell on the ground with a cup of resin in my hand, and the cup remained intacked with all the resin.....and hardener..


way to take one for the team :D

shava
05-18-2007, 02:07 AM
Good job so far, looking forward to seeing the final result in the near future.

Hintzyboy
05-18-2007, 12:57 PM
Subscribed

Nexson
05-18-2007, 01:35 PM
mid-day teaser shot shot
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4889.jpg

JohnBlayz142
05-18-2007, 01:44 PM
Looking sick! Save a template for my '01 CL-S, trunk looks similar. :D

Nexson
05-18-2007, 09:03 PM
well....
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4919.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4925.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4926.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4927.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/IMG_4928.jpg

TheBaron929
05-18-2007, 09:52 PM
Gorgeous. This kind of work is what originally inspired me to attend Mobile Tech Training this coming September.

Beautifully done, i want to see all of it setup in the trunk.

Nexson
05-18-2007, 11:46 PM
thanks man!!

mokedaddy
05-18-2007, 11:52 PM
Great work. Looks really clean so far.

Nexson
05-20-2007, 07:09 PM
Guys, we started this exactly one week ago, and it is finally done, after many hours, over at least 60 hours of labor outside working, we present the final product!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day3.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/1-11.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2-10.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/3-8.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/lastnight.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/lastnight2.jpg

MA$E
05-20-2007, 07:17 PM
holy ***** that looks nice. Great job

shava
05-20-2007, 07:21 PM
Very nice work. Vids asap

azbass
05-20-2007, 07:23 PM
not feeling the carpet.

but nice.

Nexson
05-20-2007, 07:40 PM
thanks guys!!

937DYTBOI
05-20-2007, 07:43 PM
nice bro, should wrap that **** in suede

Calikid
05-20-2007, 07:48 PM
:word: suede FTW!!!

96civ
05-20-2007, 08:37 PM
Looks very nice! One question, how do you get the no-wire look with the amps?

big_mofo
05-20-2007, 08:55 PM
bad *** dude, major props for you...

Dtrickz
05-20-2007, 10:44 PM
awesome job man...thats a really clean looking setup

Nexson
05-21-2007, 12:43 AM
Looks very nice! One question, how do you get the no-wire look with the amps?



Actually created an amp rack, and then an amp rack "cover" that covered all the wires, it is pictured.


nice bro, should wrap that **** in suede



all the red you see in the car is actually suede!:)

MA$E
05-21-2007, 12:46 AM
QUESTION


maybe im missin it but why did u place the subs the way u did? was it a space issue or were u tryin to have somethin unique?

Nexson
05-21-2007, 01:00 AM
QUESTION


maybe im missin it but why did u place the subs the way u did? was it a space issue or were u tryin to have somethin unique?

Well, we originally wanted to have the subs symterically facing inward, but that didn't work out well because when the fleece would be stretched it would get in the way of the amp racks we had already created, thus not allowing us to be able to install everything, because it would rub, then with that we were pretty stumped, but then the crazy idea came around to do it this way, in a way, the whole trunk is sorta of flowing the right side to the left side:fro:

In the end, were glad the inward design didn't work:naughty:

Nexson
05-21-2007, 06:15 PM
oh, and that was actually faux suede, was like $25 for 3 yards.

jadon087
05-21-2007, 06:21 PM
how do those polks sound?

Nexson
05-21-2007, 06:24 PM
actually pretty good, makes me question the amount I spent on my jl's and not much of a difference when I installed the polks in his car.

Max_Power
05-21-2007, 06:27 PM
I think that is one of the cleanest looking installs Ive seen lately. Awesome work man!!

I have one question though, maybe you answered it, but I was only lookin at the pics.

Why did you mount the one MTX amp upside down?

Nexson
05-21-2007, 06:32 PM
I think that is one of the cleanest looking installs Ive seen lately. Awesome work man!!

I have one question though, maybe you answered it, but I was only lookin at the pics.

Why did you mount the one MTX amp upside down?

thanks man!!.

ah the mtx amp upside down, we thought no one would notice, that was a screw up and by the time we had everything fiberglassed it was so late, the only thing about mounting it facing the other way (not really upside down) that was good was that the wires were easier to get to, and tune.

GemaRastem
05-21-2007, 06:53 PM
the install looks really good! I'm hoping to get mine started pretty soon. Those subs are hideous though.

SourDeez
05-21-2007, 07:26 PM
That's ****in beautiful

jadon087
05-21-2007, 07:28 PM
what abut the comp set, lacking in anything? *** on the install BTW...You FTW

Chevyaudio
05-21-2007, 07:37 PM
nice job man...really like it.

OCURIEL
05-21-2007, 07:40 PM
It was worth the drive I think.

Nexson
05-21-2007, 08:03 PM
It was worth the drive I think.

yes, I believe so considering I did the whole install next to nothing, defintely think I could pull a grand on just labor if this was done for a stranger. I only pulled at least under 1/4 of that. But it was my first officall install, I wasn't expecting it to come out this good, now I know it can be done I will have something to look forward too.


In comparing the polks he had with my rainbows and both running off the stock HU (both accords), there is a difference. The clarity in the rainbows PWNS the polks in clairty/highs, really makes me appreciate the rainbows.

One thing I did like about the polks was the crossover, they allowed me to connect all the wires and cover it all up with the dettachable face plate.

Hintzyboy
05-21-2007, 08:25 PM
yes, I believe so considering I did the whole install next to nothing, defintely think I could pull a grand on just labor if this was done for a stranger. I only pulled at least under 1/4 of that. But it was my first officall install, I wasn't expecting it to come out this good, now I know it can be done I will have something to look forward too.


In comparing the polks he had with my rainbows and both running off the stock HU (both accords), there is a difference. The clarity in the rainbows PWNS the polks, really makes me appreciate the rainbows.

One thing I did like about the polks was the crossover, they allowed me to connect all the wires and cover it all up with the dettachable face plate.

Wait a minute! You went to all that work and you're powering the comps off the HU? WTF

THUMPPER
05-21-2007, 08:39 PM
very nice work.....it has a clean look to it and it is very origional
looking...

canemaster
05-21-2007, 10:01 PM
Nice stuff man. Lets just hope since you did it in your driveway no one tags your car....

Nexson
05-21-2007, 10:29 PM
Nice stuff man. Lets just hope since you did it in your driveway no one tags your car....

ha, it was my friends car, he is gone back to mississippi now.

96civ
05-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Were you a little nervous about putting resin on the amp, even though you had blue tape over it?

Nexson
05-22-2007, 10:26 AM
Were you a little nervous about putting resin on the amp, even though you had blue tape over it?



The amp wasnt directly resined, I created the bezel to fit right on top of the amps sides, and then only resined the wood bezel, I mean some dripped on the amp, but it came right off with the tape

96civ
05-22-2007, 03:19 PM
Yeah so the sides of the amp were resined, but you had the tape to protect the amp. right?

Nexson
05-22-2007, 06:40 PM
right, i tapped the whole entire amp, just in case, painter's tape is de-bomb when working with glass.

Orion Man
05-22-2007, 06:53 PM
Good job! Thats one clean *** install!

FeS RoY
05-22-2007, 07:28 PM
Good ****, came out looking really clean

Pyro_By_Nature
05-22-2007, 07:38 PM
Really nice! Very very clean.

tez4life
05-22-2007, 08:49 PM
Guys, we started this exactly one week ago, and it is finally done, after many hours, over at least 60 hours of labor outside working, we present the final product!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day1.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/day3.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/1-11.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2-10.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/3-8.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/lastnight.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/lastnight2.jpg



:handclap: Thats one of the cleanest install I have seen in a long time, a lot of effort went into that and it shows. Wish I could get my trunk looking like that!!

And I forgot to thank you for that info you PM me apperciate that!

Nexson
05-22-2007, 09:28 PM
thanks guys, the comments reallly mean alot, maybe I should try and go into some sort of business on the side, how much do you think I could pull from an install of this calaber? hopefully at least a grand

Hintzyboy
05-22-2007, 09:31 PM
thanks guys, the comments reallly mean alot, maybe I should try and go into some sort of business on the side, how much do you think I could pull from an install of this calaber? hopefully at least a grand

You might want to try more than one install before you start thinking about doing it professionally.

Nexson
05-22-2007, 10:07 PM
You might want to try more than one install before you start thinking about doing it professionally.

yea your right;)

SourDeez
05-22-2007, 10:15 PM
I wish I had a trunk :(

robspeed2002
05-24-2007, 06:14 AM
inspiring... and i totally think you could go pro, as long as someone agrees to pay you! :)

Nexson
05-26-2007, 10:31 AM
heheh yes! they gotta have the$, i dont think they understand the labor

oswhiteboy
05-28-2007, 11:19 PM
Yes thats my trunk. Just want to tell people thanks for all the complements. The car is sounding good still and I have had many people tell me how great it looked at the racetrack. Holla :suicide: