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    1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    My old car met it's demise when Bambi decided to jump out in front of me while I was on the highway... So, I bought myself this car. She is a 1991 Toyota Celica GT-S widebody.







    When I bought it, it had 170k miles, but it was in amazing condition, less a few interior wear spots. It had a 10 year old JVC head unit installed (seriously).

    So, I set to work. I had my Premier 770MP installed in my old car, and I switched it over to the Celica.









    So I have a nice in-dash unit, now I need some bass, right? I already had an amp, a Directed 1100D.





    Now I need a sub. I had sold my old sub (Xtant X series 12") to a buddy. So, I shopped around for a while for a new sub, and I was pretty much set on picking up a 15" RE SE from the group buy. But, then I stumbled across somebody selling a new Powerbass XS 12" sub for a price that I couldn't pass up. So, I bought the XS instead of the SE.

    The sub came in about a week later.











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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    So I set to work building a box. The floor of my hatchback has a big lump in it, because of the full-size spare. This meant I had to break out the mat and resin. The box is a 1.8 net cubic feet sealed. I don't have any in-progress pictures, but here's the bottom of the box:





    And here is a picture of the trunk, as it is now. I hope to add a 2-channel amp and install some comps in some fiberglass door pods. But that project is down the road a ways.





    So the sub is up and running, and it sounds amazing, but I am getting some voltage spikes. I decided to do the big 3. I bought some more Welding Supply wire, which is what I used for everything else in the car.





    Awesome, but one problem. While installing the big 3, I was tightening the nut on one of the stock battery terminals, because I noticed it was loose. The metal was so soft, that it bent, and cracked. :cwm17: Time for some new battery terminals.





    Awesome. This brings us up to date on where I'm at currently. Now its time for a fun picture:





    This sub gets some pretty good movement out of 800 watts. It sounds great doing it, too!

    Now, for some future projects I will be doing. As soon as it warms up a little, I will be carpeting the box. I also plan on building a false floor to house the amp and distribution blocks. I may wait until I decide on another amp/comps before I do this. I have some leftover 3/4" MDF from the box that I will use on the false floor. I bought the carpet (WalMart ) and 3M 90 spray glue.





    Thanks to everybody for checking this thread out. I will be updating this thread as my install progresses, so please subscribe!




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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    I'd also like to keep a log, mainly for myself, on how much $$ I've spent on this project.

    HU: $185
    Amp: $175
    Sub: $140
    Box materials: $55
    Wiring: $135 ish (ugh...)

    Running total: $690




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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    Carpet time!

    Finally got a nice day (weather-wise) to carpet my box.

    Gettin' ready to trim around the gasket:




    Trimmed:




    Top and back are glued, getting ready for the bottom:




    Doin' the corners:




    Finished:




    In the trunk:




    I think it turned out quite nice, especially for my first box-carpeting job!




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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    Next up, I plan to do a false floor to house my amp. I'm not sure if I want to keep the distribution blocks, because I haven't decided if I want to spend the time on door pods for some comps... We'll see.




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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    Looks nice.



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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    nice job i like how the box turned out, is it sealed



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    Re: 1991 Toyota Celica Log (PIX!)

    Thanks, woody. Ricky, yes, it is 1.8 net cubes sealed. It sounds awesome, if you were wondering...




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