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    2005 Ford 500 first real install

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    I wanted to post my first installation in 20 years. That install had nice equipment, but was pretty basic. That basically involved putting in an amp on the trunk floor, installing a box and an aftermarket headunit. This time around, I have several goals. The first goal was keep the trunk functional. The second was to wire it safely and neatly. Third was to install components for the first time. I have reviewed multiple installs on here for ideas and I think it came out pretty good. I am looking forward to ALL feedback, good and bad.

    Here is the headunit. A Pioneer BT-7000.



    I ran the 4 gauge under the car in a very heavy duty electrical conduit used for underground wiring. I utilized a factory grommet to enter the trunk.



    I built a stand to mount my sealed box on. This allows it to meet up with the baffle board I made to seal the trunk. The ground was done to Keepitalives specs from his install.

    I started Dynamatting the large holes and sheetmetal areas. I have since gone back and covered everything.

    Here is the first false floor I made. This holds the two Soundstream 500's I am using. The wiring is exposed as well.

    This pic shows the box sitting on the stand I built and covered.

    Here are some pics of the installed amps.



    Here is a pic of the finished trunk. This is the second false floor I built.



    Here is a pic of the baffleboard and subs. They are 12 inch Phoenix Gold X-Maxes.
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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    Looks pretty decent from my phone. You should make a beauty panel to cover the back of the box and extend it to the walls of the trunk to fill the gaps on the sides of the box...




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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    looks good but i agree with LaserRed38 you should make the beauty panel cover the entire back wall of the trunk good job though



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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    Here are my tweeter pods installed.




    I did not take any pics of the doors because they all look the same. I covered all the holes with 1/2 in plywood, dynomatted the inner skin, backside of the outer skin and the outer skin itself. I made a speaker pod out of mdf and covered that with non-hardening clay and dynomat.




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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    I have had some requests for pics of the car itself so here it is.







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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    Nice install and o/s equipment, i love the PG subs... My uncle used to run them a while back and they are awesome subs.



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    Thanks! A Wire Fan!! Best show ever!!!




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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    The only complaint I can think of is the tweeter placement. Looks a little thrown together just stuck in those bowls and mounted to the A-Pillar. Any plans of fiberglassing them in there? I would assume with all the work you put into the clean sub-stage setup, you would've done something creative with the tweeters

    Although... I bet it does sound good, and as long as you are happy with it, that's all that matters at the end of the day anyways. As a side note though... lovin the subs. Not many use PG subs however those look ****** with the carbon fiber cones and caps. What are the specs on those?



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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    Thought I would post some pics of my upgraded amp setup and new eq.














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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    looks good, any sub slap with the seat up?



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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    A little. I am going to remove the hard backing behind the seat and perforate it with holes and also open up the area behind the arm rest so I can keep it down and have a completely open area in front of the subs.




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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    the way u did the box is the same way ive been plotting doing mine in the mustang. great looking install!



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    Re: 2005 Ford 500 first real install

    Just make sure those amps have room to breathe man, if you close em off with no airflow you could overheat them

    Other than that, it's a nice install. Very clean.




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