View Full Version : 1969 VW Bus (Budget Build)

07-18-2012, 05:35 AM
So my buddy decided to do a little budget build in his bus. He is pretty good with wood work so the install wasn't to hard. The amps used were ones I just had laying around. He bought all of the alpine speakers for this build. The bus is very spacious and he has rubber mats and fake turf for his floor. I did all the wiring in the bus which was easy because the bus is very spacious. I didn't get to many shots of the bus since I just took a few as we went. So next time I see him I will take a few more pics of the finished install.


Kenwood kdc head unit I believe not sure what model.

Alpine Type s 6x9 rear speakers
Alpine Type s 6 1/2 front speakers
Alpine Type X 10 sub

Almani p1100 2 channel for sub (Bridged)
Hifonics Zeus ZXi ZXi 4006 4 channel for speakers

Here's the back seat taken out. We had to cut holes for the sub and the speakers.
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New box built around 1.8 cubes ported 35hz for the type x sub. He had this thing in a tiny sealed box before lol. Now that this thing can breathe it rattles all the metal in his bus.
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Amp rack that went behind the sub box in between the seat. This thing was incredibly hard to hold while putting the seat back in.
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Drilled holes through the wheel well to run 2 sets of 4 gauge just in case he may want to upgrade in the future.
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I thought the overall build turned out pretty nice. Im glad he got the type x sub because the car doesn't have a lot of SPL it is very open. The sub hits the lows and sound pretty nice. In the back seat the car sound very spacious and is a way better improvement than what he had before. He is very excited to drive this thing around for summer time.

07-18-2012, 05:35 AM
Pics of the back seat finished. The wiring is still not zip tied so it is a bit messy.
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The front of the car
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External Shots of VW
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07-18-2012, 07:44 AM
Looks good.. one question though, where is the port? :D

07-19-2012, 01:07 AM
I didnt get a shot of it itd on the back right side a 1 inch slot port

07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
swear to god my dream vehicle is an OG VW Bus. have wanted one since i was younger. Good to see a build in one.

07-19-2012, 12:43 PM
sweet ride and small build OP. I was hoping to see a bus full of subs though : (

but still, nice clean work. motor looks clean too