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d4vew557
02-13-2010, 07:46 PM
hi everyone. I finally got to start an install in my car. Its nothing exciting but i thought i'd share it with you.

my impreza install. today consisted of running power wires and rca cables throught the car.

I started taking some pictures as i went but during the process i manged to hurt my back quite badly and as the car was stripped down at work i had to rebuild the car in absolute agony so the picture taking went to the wayside a bit.

Anyway here is what i did take.

the start of the strip. front seats out
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0510.jpg

rear seats out
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0511.jpg

carpets gone
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0513.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0512.jpg

inteercooler removed to route power wire
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0514.jpg

fuse holder mounted on battery clamp
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0515.jpg

all wire routed carpets back in
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0519.jpg

I was hoping to get the amp and sub in today but with my back going i was lucky to get the interior back in. Ill see how i feel later today and hopefully get it finished off

d4vew557
02-13-2010, 07:49 PM
I got a bit more done on the boot yesterday.

the boot floor pieces together

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0525.jpg

hindged flap for access to spare wheel

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0526.jpg

Due to the boot floor been so uneven i have decided to put a wooden frame under it which i will shape to the floor

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0528.jpg

It's made up of 4 parts the 2 sides a centre peice and the flap, i put a slot in the side of the centre peice and the side peices and inserted some plastic guides in the side peices

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0529.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0530.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0531.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0533.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0534.jpg

this so the sides can be put in place then the centre slides in between them locking every thing together.

Hopefully get a start on the frame tomorrow

d4vew557
02-13-2010, 07:50 PM
Finally got the frame in and the new floor fitted and secured.

the bare boot.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0538.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0539.jpg

the frame in place

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0540.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0541.jpg

the frame mounted on the bottom of the floor

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0543.jpg

my plan from the start was not screw or permanently fasten any of this build to the car it's self. the idea been the whole thing can be removed without any trace of it being there.

so i taped the outline of the frame onto the floor then applied a bead of sealer to the bottom of the frame to help it sit nice and flush on the very uneven floor. the sealer sits on the tape and not the boot floor.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0547.jpg
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0548.jpg

and finally the whole lot fitted

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0549.jpg

there is plenty of access to the spare wheel

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss119/d4vew557/install%20log/100_0550.jpg


next step mocking up the sub box and amp rack

72 chevy van
02-13-2010, 08:09 PM
Looks good so far what kind of sub and amp you gonna run.

d4vew557
02-13-2010, 09:35 PM
alpine mrv t420 bridged running a alpine tyre r 10" sub and an alpine mrv f340 powering the front and rear speakers which you can probably guess are alpine. type r 6.5 compnents in the front doors and probably type r or s co ax's on the rear shelf