Got the box completed for Howard.
Turned out nice, put sound where we needed it, and allowed the center section to have easier access to the rear area (for the dogs).
All in all, I'm happy with how it came out......more importantly, the customer is happy....that's all the matters to me.
So, since it's cold out...this one has been taking forever...not to mention I only have nights to work on it...so it's a nice 40 degree usually.
Got everything hit with 80 grit...then 200....shot some bedliner/sealer on it.
Next is to ACTUALLY bedliner it....and then we'll be good to go
Till next time, when everything is dry
Had a client come in with a gnarly Jeep CJ5 rock crawler…..he wants a system to go with the brute force this thing has
Memphis Audio just seemed to fit the bill.
He had an existing Panasonic deck with some rear wake board tower cannons and some
MTX speakers up front.
I pulled everything out and started fresh.
Front stage got some MemphisAudio Power Reference 5.25” Components speakers. The Mid Bass speakers went in a custom made pod behind the shifter and the tweeters when where the old MTX speakers had been cut out.
Rear stage was a bit more involved. Customer wanted some subs added as well as rear fill speakers that weren’t in the way when he’s driving/crawling. I custom built a rear box to house the two 10” Memphis Power Reference subwoofers, as well as the 6.5” Memphis Power Reference Component speakers. This was all molded for a seamless look, and then received a few layers of rhino lining to protect the box, make it water proof and make it overall solid. This was then bolted through the rear side walls so that it doesn’t move when this jeep is sideways.
To power all of this is Memphis Audio’s 5 channel Marine Audio amplifier. It’s putting out around 80 watts x 4 channels for the components speakers, as well as 350 watts for the subwoofers….just what the jeep needed.
A Pioneer 5300UB deck was placed in the existing cutout to provide UBS, iPod and
Auxiliary inputs…as well as MUCH improved and needed controls over how the music sounds.
All in all, this was a fun project. It’s different to build something strong enough and install everything KNOWING that this vehicle will be flexing in different directions than 99% of vehicles out there.
Till next time
Made some speaker spacers for a fellow builder/mechanic.
Needed to 'ghost mount' the speakers from the underside of the rear shelf.
Made these our of 3/4" MDF and coated in bedliner.
Fit perfect and worked like a charm.
After a few more coats of the texture/bedliner paint, the box is done and looking good. Installed the woofer and terminal cup and we're good to go.....now just need to schedule a time to finish the install (hopefully when it's nice outside so I don't have to use my heater again!
Got some time to sand and put a few coats of bedliner texture paint down.
Was going to do just to hard to reach areas with the spray on texture, but the coat layed down so well that I think I'll finish like this....such a good texture finish.