View Full Version : 66 Mustang system build

02-15-2010, 10:15 PM
New here and just showing off what I have. I've been an audio enthusiast for years and this is my first REAL custom build. I've done basic installs and some box building in the past. This is my first experiment with fiberglass and I'm really happy how it has been turning out.

Alpine CDA-9885
Orion Cobalt 5-1/4 in C25.2s kick panels
Kenwood 12's w3005 (temp)
SPL FX2-2600 4 ohms: 450 watts x 2 chan RMS
Scosche wiring
100 amp alt with 1ga power cable
Optima Red top


Sub box approx 1cu ft ea


02-15-2010, 10:17 PM
pictures of the rest of the car asap.

02-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Nice car. The blue is a little bit different...

02-15-2010, 10:25 PM
looks goodl

02-15-2010, 10:35 PM
WOW that is nice. i likey

02-15-2010, 10:39 PM
nice car, whats she run?

02-15-2010, 10:41 PM
She looks nice.....

02-15-2010, 11:17 PM
Thanks everyone. More pics will come later. Color is Grabber Blue from the old Boss Mustangs and Mavericks.

02-16-2010, 12:39 AM
nice car man i wonder how she would look grabber green like my buddies integra

02-16-2010, 12:47 AM
Very nice ride! Lookin forward to more pics!

I Like Waffle
02-16-2010, 03:47 AM
Nice Job so far on the FG work, what material is that you used on the kick panels?

02-16-2010, 06:36 AM
Stock kicks as bases, 1/2" ply for the rings wrapped in fleece.

02-20-2010, 08:20 AM
Here are some QUICK pics of the rest of the set up. I am trying to thing of a cool way to wrap the trunk and not make it too heavy. I also noticed after I loaded my pics that my seat trim ring slid down.


If ya'll have any suggestions on changes or how I can do something better please add. I'm not at the liberty to buy all new equipment but maybe some diff subs and more deadening.

02-20-2010, 11:41 AM
work looks great! only have 2 questions though...
1) are there any plans for some sound dampening? the hatch is bare metal, making me believe the rest of the car is too. its gonna sound like a tin can rattling everywhere without it
2) obviously since youre putting audio into the car, you have some desire to use this as a daily driver. why did you do a full cage in a daily driver? thats super dangerous without driving with a helmet.
no bar pad + to helmet = gallagher with mallot on watermellon

02-20-2010, 12:10 PM
I'm going to steal that.

02-20-2010, 04:39 PM
Hey thanks. It isn't a full cage, just a 6 point in the back. It does have some deadening already as you can see some in the picks. I know it isn't the greatest brand stuff but it helped. Just need some on the lid and some luxury mat to cut down the exhaust note some. I have been daily driving this thing for about 8 years now with a few cars in between.

02-20-2010, 05:11 PM
very nice car bro!

02-20-2010, 08:44 PM
need to do a lil floor in that trunk just some 1/4 inch plywood wraped in carpet or something.

the Answer
02-20-2010, 08:54 PM
under hood pics asap.

02-20-2010, 09:59 PM
What kind of subs do ya'll recommend for me? I've been eying either some DD's or DC 12's. I like the deep, face numbing bass.

the Answer
02-20-2010, 10:08 PM
DC lvl 4 or 4xl

02-21-2010, 12:21 AM
Hey thanks. It isn't a full cage, just a 6 point in the back. It does have some deadening already as you can see some in the picks. I know it isn't the greatest brand stuff but it helped. Just need some on the lid and some luxury mat to cut down the exhaust note some. I have been daily driving this thing for about 8 years now with a few cars in between.

Yea im mainly talking about the harness bar and pipes behind your head. you really wanna atleast pad the bars. if you get rear ended hard enough, your noggin is toast.

02-27-2010, 02:37 PM
So i cant decide if I want to put a back seat in this thing or not. If I did, I would mod a 99-04 Mustang seat to fit as it is close to the right size and has the fold down option. Cool feature. Only down fall is that I dont really ever need to use the back seat, I guess I would use it more if I had it though. If I ran a back seat the roll bar would need to go. I like it though and it REALLY steadied the car out. I have considered redoing the seat delete too as it has some buzzing inside the interior panels. Ideas?

03-08-2010, 08:15 PM
From this:


to this (roll bar cut out):


I completely covered the hat rack in Damplifier...

Now this (04' GT leather)


I still need to make some filler panels as it's not a perfect fit and fully mount the seats. I also need to remount the amp some where in the trunk.

03-09-2010, 06:23 PM
Ok, so where is the best place to use the Luxury mat? I have a lot of exhaust drone and engine noise so I want to be able to utilize the small amount I have to the best. The Damplifier made a drastic improvement.

03-09-2010, 06:36 PM
keeping it simple and clean...i Like that :thumbsup:

03-09-2010, 06:50 PM
im a chevy man but thats one fine stang :)

03-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Good looking car. Awesome craftsmanship!

If you want face-melting bass, a sealed enclosure isn't ideal. However, you could still get decent output from a pair of 12s on 1000w or so. 1000w is about as much as I'd run on a 100A alty, and I'd recommend a second battery. Something small like a Kinetik HC800 would do. If I were in your shoes, I'd look into a pair of Kicker CVRs. They're inexpensive, but they sound great on about 500w and get plenty loud. Should work fine with your enclosure, too. Also, have you considered amping your front speakers?

03-09-2010, 07:44 PM
I am not stuck on this sub box as I am not too happ about how it looks in the car. I will look at the Kickers, they had some hard hitting small box ones I was looking at but can't remember the model name. I bridged my amp and good god did it it TONS harder but drains my alt. I do want to amp the front speakers but they get plenty loud for the rest of the system. Everything actually sounds pretty clean for a bunch of cheap under powered stuff. I have a Kicker 4ch amp on my workbench I am going to try to use if it isnt damaged.

03-09-2010, 07:48 PM
They've got the Solo Classics which are optimized for small sealed enclosures.

03-09-2010, 07:50 PM
I just noticed your in jax. I'm just up in Kingsland.

03-10-2010, 03:48 AM
I'm actually in Arkansas for school right now.

03-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Beautiful Moosestang! Im right outside jax. :)

03-12-2010, 10:59 PM
nice i love the kick panel speakers i had the same idea for my dad's 66 fastback. its far from ready to build a stereo but eventually... i really like that color btw and the whole car is really clean man