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
So, customer LOVED the system....says it's exactly what he wanted.....although he wasn't happy with the box.
He has an older dog that has trouble getting around as it is.....and he takes it in his Jeep from time to time....so he was afraid the box might make it even harder for the dog to get over the center console.....so back to the drawing board....
First thing's first, chop off the top portion and speakers.
Now that that is done, I can start glassin'
This is kind of what I would have done originally had I had enough time to fiberglass and prep it...but didn't have enough time.
So here we are.......now for filler and paint!
So, I took these pics when the client came to pick up his Jeep.
I foolishly asked him if he had ramps for the trailer......he smirked and loaded the Jeep like a man.
Actions shots FTW
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