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SG1022
12-30-2011, 01:54 AM
This is a thread for my SQ orientated System going into my Plum Crazy '74 Charger.

So far I have purchased all the equipment, and have a enclosure design on it's way from Jason at Mobil Enclosures. :thumbupw:

I will be going to purchase the MDF tomorrow, and hopefully will begin construction of the box later that day. The Charger should be finished, and driving in about two weeks.

Equipment Purchased:
-2x Kicker VR 10 inch subs
[B]-Infinity 6 3/4 inch component set(Mid, cross overs, tweets)
-Alpine IDA-305SBT
-Infinity 6x9 Coaxials
-Alpine MRXM50 Mono block for the two subs(in series)
-Alpine MRP-F300 4 Channel for the mids/coaxials



For Wire I have
4 Gauge-Power wire
8 Gauge-All grounds
3 Sets of Kicker two channel RCA signal cable (#SI27)
18 Gauge for the speaker wire

I plan on putting the subs in the trunk, over the rear axle hump, coming back-out towards the back end of the car, The Two coaxials will be on the package tray, and I am still trying to find spots for the mids/tweets.

Standby for pictures of the box build, and installation, and LED light system I am installing throughout the car.



Could a Moderator move this to the build section of the forum, please?

SG1022
12-30-2011, 02:00 AM
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SG1022
12-30-2011, 02:01 AM
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/52/photo1pau.jpg

JoshC
12-30-2011, 02:04 PM
so **** i just **** a lil

gpgtp
12-30-2011, 02:28 PM
Very cool. Hope it turns out well!

ThatChevyGuy
12-30-2011, 02:38 PM
Nice, glad you didnt put some retarded slap in there, rattle it to peices.

Moble Enclosurs
01-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Im finishing up the design for him right now. It will be posted up soon! :D

JoshC
01-01-2012, 06:18 PM
your car makes my pants tight

Epic0318
01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
this car just made my **** move.

wenn_du_weinst
01-01-2012, 06:29 PM
nice car we have one sitting out at our farm.

SG1022
01-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Alright, I purchased all of the MDF, and plywoud(package tray piece).

I pulled out my old package tray cut out, and already have the new one made. I will take it in tomorrow to see if it fits. Back in '74 cars only came with speakers if optioned for them. My car didn't, so my original package tray-insert is flat. Luckily that's just the insert, the actual metal package tray in the car already has cut outs for speakers, and a thin slot in the middle for a defroster. I don't plan on using a defroster, but my new insert will have the slot cut out. the shelf sits right above the sub box, so it will be like a port to my cabin. :cool:

There is one problem with it though. . . my driver side hole(in the steel package tray; part of the car's unibody) is a 6x9. The passenger side, on the other hand, is a 5x7 or something. :eek: So we will see if I have to enlarge that hole.

Jason sent me the enclosure design, and I play on measuring everything, and cutting the pieces out tonight.

I decided to put my mids in my front doors. The holes are cut, and I will have pictures tomorrow. I was going to test fit my speakers, but I guess infinity doesn't include mounting screws in there boxes? Mine didn't come with any.

Wish my luck!

Box Design
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/finisheddesign.png

Box design cuts
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/cutouts.png

Old package tray insert
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo12-2.jpg

New Insert
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo42-2.jpg

jirehn
01-02-2012, 03:39 AM
Well this is cool. How much did you spend in all of this?

Phoenix Risen
01-02-2012, 03:49 AM
seems like a shame to put low to mid line equipment in such a nice car.

and btw the power and ground wires should be the same size.

KyleBechtold
01-02-2012, 03:52 AM
seems like a shame to put low to mid line equipment in such a nice car.

and btw the power and ground wires should be the same size.

people with cars like such are usually to busy listening to the engine.. music is nice to have occasionally

Phoenix Risen
01-02-2012, 04:05 AM
people with cars like such are usually to busy listening to the engine.. music is nice to have occasionally

im very aware of that, our 57 chevy gasser has no clue what a stereo is, but if your going to put work and money into a nice car and plan on doing a system, good equipment should be on the list. maybe its just me.

I Like Waffle
01-02-2012, 04:12 AM
If youd have gotten one a few years older itd be quite nice. Couldnt afford it?

Go2Sleep
01-02-2012, 04:13 AM
people with cars like such are usually to busy listening to the engine.. music is nice to have occasionally

This.

Love Mopars.
Also have a 72 challenger with two kicker cvr 10's powered by an alpine 5 channel sitting in the garage.

Phoenix Risen
01-02-2012, 04:17 AM
If youd have gotten one a few years older itd be quite nice.

i have to agree, i never was a big fan of this body style, but still nice for the simple fact that its american made muscle...

SG1022
01-02-2012, 05:29 AM
Well this is cool. How much did you spend in all of this?

The car, or the system?


seems like a shame to put low to mid line equipment in such a nice car.

and btw the power and ground wires should be the same size.

It seems like a pretty decent low-mid level system to me.

Both power and ground are 4 gauge, my bad.


people with cars like such are usually to busy listening to the engine.. music is nice to have occasionally

It has two systems. The other is a stroked 360 magnum, full length headers, flow master 40s, mandrel bent 3 inch exhaust, and of course; cut outs.
;)


If youd have gotten one a few years older itd be quite nice. Couldnt afford it?

Nope, I got a helluva deal on mine. I prefer 2nd(68-70) gen chargers over 3rd(71-74), 3rd over 1st(66-67). As far as anything past that. . . well, '74 is the last year they made chargers.

You can get a decent driver 3rd gen for $5k. You would be hard pressed to find a decent driver 2nd gen for under $15k. :blackeye:

I am 19, and just a lowly lube tech. :p: The only reason I am able to afford this car is by do everything on my own with in my capability. All the other stuff I haven't been able to do, I have been able to trade them gunsmithing/carpentry work for.

This isn't some 350 SCB. Mopars ain't cheap! :laugh:


That being said, I Don't see my car as some consolation prize, I LOVE 3rd gens, and pretty much have my life in this car right now.


This.

Love Mopars.
Also have a 72 challenger with two kicker cvr 10's powered by an alpine 5 channel sitting in the garage.
Nice, I'd like to see a picture of that, and the details on how you set up your system. Wire routing, speaker placement, etc.


i have to agree, i never was a big fan of this body style, but still nice for the simple fact that its american made muscle...

and arguably the last year of it.


The mechanic who's shop my car is currently in let's me do just about anything in his shop, and he knows his mopars. :thumbsup: He has two Cuda's.

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/73554_100710940001399_100001874792762_4320_2424238 _n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/409609_281337321917729_100001243896159_891655_7748 4151_n.jpg

SG1022
01-02-2012, 05:30 AM
I got all of the pieces measured, and cut tonight.

I should start assembly on the box late tomorrow.

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo22-2.jpg

Go2Sleep
01-03-2012, 05:51 AM
Also have a 360 magnum crate motor.
System is I-Baffled firing towards the back seats on a beauty panel also where the amp is mounted.
Tweeters placed above the A pillars and (2)3.5" full ranges in the center cutout. Wires ran under the trim and rear seats like normal.
Wanted that stock look overall so everything is hidden even the alpine headunit is installed in the glove compartment.

but yeah I'll upload some pics later

Phoenix Risen
01-03-2012, 12:44 PM
ive always been a mopar fan, and i love me some cuda...

hispls
01-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Please, for the love of God, do NOT put any ******* goofy clown-car wheels on that car.

SG1022
01-03-2012, 04:28 PM
Also have a 360 magnum crate motor.
System is I-Baffled firing towards the back seats on a beauty panel also where the amp is mounted.
Tweeters placed above the A pillars and (2)3.5" full ranges in the center cutout. Wires ran under the trim and rear seats like normal.
Wanted that stock look overall so everything is hidden even the alpine headunit is installed in the glove compartment.

but yeah I'll upload some pics later

Thanks, especially the pics of the tweets.


ive always been a mopar fan, and i love me some cuda...

:toast:


Please, for the love of God, do NOT put any ******* goofy clown-car wheels on that car.

Nothing too big. Just some comfortable 24's. I've got big wheel wells to fill.

BlactimusCrime
01-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Thanks, especially the pics of the tweets.



:toast:



Nothing too big. Just some comfortable 24's. I've got big wheel wells to fill.

Please god no..... 18s are the biggest that car needs....

and ur boss ruined that cuda by putting the high rise intake thru the hood...
unless its blown, then i approve.

maylar
01-03-2012, 06:09 PM
I was driving those things when they were new (Lord, I'm old). Got my first ticket at 17 doing a hole shot with my brother's '70 Baracuda, 383. Those were the days...

Good luck with the build bro. And long live Mopar.

SG1022
01-03-2012, 07:04 PM
Please god no..... 18s are the biggest that car needs....

and ur boss ruined that cuda by putting the high rise intake thru the hood...
unless its blown, then i approve.

Haha, my wheels are 15s, and my final set of wheels will be 15x8s(235s) on the front, and 15x10s(295s) on the back.

No wagon wheels on my muscle!

It's blown. Ontop of that, he used a rusted out hood he saved, and his factory twin scoop hood he still has(unmolested). It runs low 10s, and sounds like ***. :cool:

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo-9.jpg


I was driving those things when they were new (Lord, I'm old). Got my first ticket at 17 doing a hole shot with my brother's '70 Baracuda, 383. Those were the days...

Good luck with the build bro. And long live Mopar.

Nice. :)

I wish I was around in the 80s(with some cash). picking up muscles cars for 400$.

BlactimusCrime
01-03-2012, 07:10 PM
you have redeemed yourself sir.. thank you and him for not raping the classic mopars :)

SG1022
02-16-2012, 12:06 AM
It's been a while, but I have been busy with work, and focusing on the car, and not so much the car audio.

I heard the car run(REALLY, run) for the first time ever! through the new flowmasters, through my freshly installed dual 3 inch exhaust. It was pretty cool. On the other hand, it had a massive vacuum leak, causing it to idle at 3 grand(even when the carb butterfly was closed completely). It turned out to just be a gasket, and the car should be on the road in the next week or so. When I reach that point, I'll be finishing the car audio ASAP.


I've finished building the sub enclosure, but have yet to paint/cover it(not sure which route I am going.)

GF filling in screw holes
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/387358_294568483927946_100001243896159_933100_1721 177950_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/401508_297341713650623_100001243896159_941319_1948 927532_n.jpg


It was a little tricky, but I wired in my new HALOs to where they will turn on while my subs hits, or I can flip a switch and they are on(or off) .

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398142_300341853350609_100001243896159_949130_1566 768735_n.jpg

I also put fat mat nearly everywhere, AND installed my mids(they aren't wired, but I got the holes cut, and they are bolted in.) I covered the floor, doors, roof, inside firewall, trunk sides, trunk lid, axle hump, etc.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/395354_320002238051237_100001243896159_1000299_117 0206017_n.jpg

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Dude, to be 19 and have this car - well done. The system is fine. Glad to see you are doing a decent job.

Any door speaker pics?

SG1022
02-19-2012, 02:41 AM
Dude, to be 19 and have this car - well done. The system is fine. Glad to see you are doing a decent job.

Any door speaker pics?

Great to see you reading my thread! I just read you ENTIRE Honda thread. Good ****! Great work,and I will probably be stealing your tweeter mounting idea.

I also need to get a wiring/audiosystem map done for my car. I really like how you set up your diagram.

Yeah, the car's alright. :cool:

Seriously though, this car has been my life for four years.

Here are some pics of the deadener. Ontop of using it on the interior, I put it inside of the door, on the outside, side, of the window.

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo1-8.jpg

Here's a closer picture of the speakers. For some reason I couldn't photograph my door panel accurately. :verymad: In person it doesn't look like multicolored ****. It's a nice even satin black. I probably should of dusted it off.

I just picked the only spot in the door that they would fit(no room inside the factory kick panel dimensions), cut a hole, and mounted them. I don't really know enough, and didn't take into consideration how my sound stage will be. :blackeye:

I probably should of taken my time picking a better location, and glassing them in, instead of just fitting inside factory lines, but I also wanted them to fit inside those factory lines. Oh well.

http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo5-11.jpg

Hopefully I will get to finishing the trunk deadener later this week.
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo3-15.jpg

SG1022
02-19-2012, 02:50 AM
I also got it running today! Finishing my audio system is next in line.


http://www.facebook.com/v/322111611173633

Sub enclosure now has all the seams sealed up. All that's left is to cover it, and cover my package tray. Looks like I need to dig out my staple gun.
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo31-2.jpg

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 02:55 AM
Looks fine, suede color is good. It is good to start simple with the doors. Ensure you like the location before you glass something in.

SG1022
02-19-2012, 02:58 AM
Looks fine, suede color is good. It is good to start simple with the doors. Ensure you like the location before you glass something in.

That's the thing, they aren't suede, They are painted with a satin. It looks spotty, and like suede because I couldn't photograph it properly.

CAT MAN
02-19-2012, 03:00 AM
nice work bro,

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 03:06 AM
That's the thing, they aren't suede, They are painted with a satin. It looks spotty, and like suede because I couldn't photograph it properly.

Gotcha. Still looks good. I am curious how the enclosure works in.

SG1022
02-19-2012, 03:15 AM
Gotcha. Still looks good. I am curious how the enclosure works in.

This is a before(paint) picture of the trunk, just to show you the center hump that is in mine. The enclosure will fit kind of over that. The subs are . . . upward firing? I think that's the right term. directly above the enclosure is my package tray(below the rear window) that will hold my 6x9. They fit into that plywood board that can be seen in the picture above. That rectangle port between my 6x9 holes is where my factory rear defroster went. Well, my car doesn't have a defroster, so I cut the hole anyways, and it will serve as kind of a, "port" for the subs to , "flow" into the cabin. That was my idea, I'm not sure if it makes sense from an audio perspective. I guess we will see.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/393550_253466768038118_100001243896159_812378_1522 406472_n.jpg

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This is a picture of some random 74 charger, but it should give you a better idea of my trunk layout.

http://rt-eng.com/mopar/74ChargerTrunk.jpg

SG1022
02-19-2012, 03:39 AM
http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx51/sgcustomrifles/photo-11.jpg

focused313
02-21-2012, 04:39 PM
good job man, love seeing this come along.