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    Today the build started for a customer and his Fiat Abarth. He contacted me talking about hearing the factory system in the BMW M6 and wanted something just as good if not better. Having a limited budget I tried my best to meet that goal. He wanted to limt the space taken as he uses the car daily. We talked over products for a good week, finally with the list in hand I was given the keys and cued the music.

    The list

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    Alpine PDX-V9

    Front Speakers
    Hertz Hi-Energy HSK165

    Rear Speakers
    Focal Access 165

    Processor
    Helix P-DSP

    Sub
    Alpine Type R 10

    Sound Dapening
    Dynamat Xtreme
    Second Skin Overkill Pro

    Power/Speaker Wire
    KnuKonceptz

    Head Unit
    Pioneer App Radio 2

    Additional Items
    Laser jammer
    Hard wire V1

    Here are the items so far.






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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    RCA's and wake up wire zip tied every 6 inches



    Bose amp next to alpine


    Door panels removed


    Speakers removed


    Dynamat installed








    Removed side panels





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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Ran the speaker wire





    Removed the intake to access the blank grommet








    Testing the processor and updating



    Installed the DSP in bose factory amp location. Used the bose power wire to feed it.



    Label speaker wires



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    How does she like the 10 in that size car? I will start glassing in the next few days, I have to build the false floor first.



    Thanks

    Today I got a late start simply because I was waiting for the set of focal's to get in.

    Focal's


    Factory head unit pulled out, had to pull the vents out as well for the double din.










    Ran all the wires to the trunk.


    The stock rear speakers. What a piece of junk :surprised:


    Stock Vs aftermarket. I'm surprised the bose speaker didn't fall apart



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)





    Speaker wire soldered and heat shrunk.






    After drilling out the rivet holding the stock speaker in place and installing a small amount of dampening material I installed the speakers with no problem.



    Believe it or not there is a small amount of space still there.







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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)





    Wires organized to the trunk area






    All wires ran and labeled


    Idea of where the amp will go.


    Been a busy few days. I didn't get a chance to work on the car yesterday however today I did get a few big items started. The head unit as well as the wiring harness came in. I am still waiting on the hertz speakers for the front! That is what's holding the front being completed. Tomorrow I will go ahead and make the spacers for the doors as well as install the laser jammer.

    Wiring harness made.





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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)



    Installed and programmed the steering wheel controls.




    Masking up the area for the fiberglass








    Laying the fiberglass






    Cure time



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Today I built the spacer rings. They will be bolted into the factory location. Luckily the windows don't even come into the area the speakers are located.



    First I made the correct opening with my circle jig. Than placed the factory speaker in the hole and traced out the outside.











    Mounted the fuse block and took the strain off the wire with clamps. This is located on the plastic shroud below the windshield.







    Another layer of fiberglass was done on the sub box. Tomorrow laser jammer.

    Today the laser jammer was installed. Luckily I didn't have to fully remove the bumper just worked behind it. I used the included mounting brackets and installed them into the slit towards the middle of the fiat's bumper.




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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Installed the spacer rings after a coat of paint. They were mounted to the factory holes using bolts and locking nuts.









    Ran the laser jammer wires through the firewall.



    Installed the power switch for the jammer.





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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Great Work man



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Nice job, can't wait to see more. Was it just me or did anyone else notice the battery was almost as big as the motor.



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Everything is starting to wind down. The speakers come in tomorrow and most of the car is already put back together.

    Installed the double din dash kit. Sadly you have to cut your vents but a double din looks fantastic in this location.


    Amp mounted and tested. A full amp rack will be built later when the sub box is done.


    More progress on the sub box.


    Much cleaner, I decided as a thank you to my customer to do a full detail.








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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    uhhaaaahhhggg.




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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Quote Originally Posted by kramer_212 View Post
    uhhaaaahhhggg.
    Is that good? lol



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    Re: Fiat 500 Abarth (Hertz, Helix, alpine)

    Build looks great. Such a tiny *** car



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