Whats up all? I've been visiting this place since back in 05, just never posted anything. Since I'm doing another build I thought I would post it. Let me know what you guys think and feel free to offer any advice.
So I'm going to be doing an all marine grade install on my Jeep. Since there aren't many companies out there that make marine grade audio equipment I decided to go with JL...... everything.
Here's what I'm going with.
The vehicle is a 2005 Jeep Wrangler.
The head unit is a Alpine CDE-HD138BT mounted in the overhead using a Tuffy overhead console.
For the front and rear speakers I'm using JL M770-TCS-CG-TB.
For the amp to power the front and rear i'm using a JL M400/4.
The subs are going to be two JL M10W5-CG-TB and powered with another M400/4.
So far I've pulled off all the old roll bar covers and padding. Preped, primed, and painted anywhere rust was, to stop it and keep it from spreading. I ran all the RCA cables and wire going to the rear speaks along the roll bars. I then used soft Armaflex 2-1/2" self sealing pipe insulation as padding and recovered them with a new set of covers since the old ones were sun bleached. I installed the over head console and ran the same wires to where the head unit will be. Years ago I picked up 5 gal of secondskinn spray on sound deadener and sprayed the inside down with it so I'm not too worried about rattling.
This weekend I'm building the rear sound bar to hold the 7.7" JL's, tweeters, and dome lights. I'm shaping a mold out of foam, covering it with bondo, sanding it down nice and smooth, then laying two layers of glass over it. Once the glass drys I'm going to pour gas in it, to meld all the foam and bondo. Once I do that and clean it up real nice I'll add a few more layers to the inside of it for strength. Then it'll be time for a little more sanding, bondo, and paint.
Through out the week I'm going to work on the fiberglass boxes for the front speakers. I'm just having a hard time deciding were to put them.
As soon as I figure out how to add photos here I'll show everyone what I'm doing.
So any suggestions or comments on where I'm going with this?