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taintedplay
12-25-2008, 05:46 PM
how do you guys know where to bolt it into the floor? so you dont drill into like a gastank or something?

RNSkipper
12-25-2008, 05:48 PM
Look under the car, and see whats under their?

arizona
12-25-2008, 05:55 PM
crawl under it and take a look...

taintedplay
12-25-2008, 05:56 PM
then drill upwards i guess? i know where approximately where in the inside id like to but as in knowing where it is from underneath the car?

jdawg
12-25-2008, 05:56 PM
dee dee dee

:idea:

WrenchGuy
12-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Use a center punch.

Hit the punch with a hammer and look for the indent on the bottom side.

taintedplay
12-25-2008, 05:59 PM
oh. the carpet and metal will dent enough for me to find it even with a simple punch? alright ill give it a try

WrenchGuy
12-25-2008, 06:00 PM
oh. the carpet and metal will dent enough for me to find it even with a simple punch? alright ill give it a try

C'Mon guy at least move the carpet...lol

taintedplay
12-25-2008, 06:01 PM
ive never done an install so im not sure how to move the carpet. ill go see if i can figure it out tho

WrenchGuy
12-25-2008, 06:07 PM
If you must just cut a small slit to put the punch through. You want a good solid mark and the carpet will probably have you swatting the punch too much to make it easy.

taintedplay
12-25-2008, 06:12 PM
im going to do it opposite probably. take out all the carpet and punch from under the car. i doubt id find a little dent under teh car. time to go experiment

thanks for your help guys!

WrenchGuy
12-25-2008, 06:24 PM
You can definitely tell but have it guy!

taintedplay
12-25-2008, 06:36 PM
haha true.
edit: thank you wrenchguy

Joseph K
12-25-2008, 11:22 PM
Why would you try from under the car when you need to know where to run bolts through from the inside? Just pull the carpet, look at the floorboard and remember its features (humps/depressions/etc) and get under the car and look for them. Then drill... I don't see why this should be a complicated process :P

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 02:17 AM
****. the seatbelts are keeping me from removing the plastic panels to get the carpet out. big torx screwdriver needed. and ofcource its christmas so no hardware stores open. ugh. ***** waiting

Joseph K
12-26-2008, 04:50 AM
It helps to have tools :P lol

KyleBechtold
12-26-2008, 05:16 AM
where in the car are you drilling?

orangecounty1
12-26-2008, 08:32 AM
this guy is gonna make a thread later today how to fix a gas tank with a hole in it

Cabin_Pressure
12-26-2008, 08:35 AM
this guy is gonna make a thread later today how to fix a gas tank with a hole in it

Gotta love his enthusiasm, he'll be alright. Wish i was as rearing to go. :laugh::laugh:

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 11:06 AM
It helps to have tools :P lol

well i have a ton of tools, and alot of torx screwdrivers, just none of this size. its a bigass size

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 11:49 AM
sheyot I put a mdf floor in and bolted box, batts, etc... to it. So much easier. LMAO!!!

KHARPS
12-26-2008, 11:51 AM
sheyot I put a mdf floor in and bolted box, batts, etc... to it. So much easier. LMAO!!!

I'm curious, how do you secure the mdf to the floor?

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 11:53 AM
sheyot I put a mdf floor in and bolted box, batts, etc... to it. So much easier. LMAO!!!

so you took out all of the carpet...and replaced it completely with mdf? can i see some pics?

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 11:55 AM
pics are on the way. I used the carpet as an outline. cut the board down the middle so that when I put it in it would sit nice and snug molded to the trunk.

x2o
12-26-2008, 12:00 PM
I did the same as thor. As long as you cut the MDF in the shape of the trunk so it goes in all the side grooves you don't need to secure the MDF down, since it won't be able to move since it has like tabs on the sides. At least in my trunk thats how it worked out. Can't move it at all :D

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 12:05 PM
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/th_003.jpg (http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/003.jpg)
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/th_010.jpg (http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/010.jpg)
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/th_018.jpg (http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii249/swoolcot/018.jpg)

hope these are helpful

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 12:07 PM
Only thing I put under the floor was a couple 2x4 picese to make the floor level towards the trunk lid. Then put in box tested for best output on the meter and bolted the bixh down.

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 12:10 PM
i forgot your was in a car. i kept thinking an suv like mine. haha

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 12:14 PM
Can work the same way just measure and cut a piece to fit behind third row seating if you have it. Or if your taking seats out measure and cut you a floor. If your worried about seating you can always bolt bench seats back down through the wood.


Think outside the box. You can do whatever you want. Just make it happen.:p:

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 12:25 PM
haha i was debating it. no need really tho. good ideas tho!

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 12:34 PM
Good thing about doing a wood floor you don't compromise the integrity of the vehicle. In this neck of the woods my poor gp sees all elements, rain,sleat,snow, and the biggest killer SALT!

I didn't want to make any more wholes or open any other areas to rust and corrosion!:nono:

taintedplay
12-26-2008, 03:07 PM
dang. got all the carpet and everything out, so i went under the car to find the right place, and the place i need to bold it to.....is covered in a metal plate. the area i need is the ONLY place covered my like a structural support beam plate thing. ugh

edit: idea, would it be dumb to bolt my box to like 1x4 or 2x4's on the bottom (like 2 of em) and then drill farther down on the wood. ie http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/Taintedplay/boxidea2.jpg

thorshammer1
12-26-2008, 04:15 PM
I've seen similar ideas done. I don't see why not.