What's being installed:
JVC Navigation, Bluetooth, DVD Player with Sat Radio and Backup Camera
Digital Designs CM1000 Mono Block Amplifier
Digital Designs 10" 500 Series Woofers in a sealed down firing truck box
Custom Hydro-Dipped Interior Accent Panels
Projector Retrofitted Headlights All Gloss Black
Gatling Gun Version 2 Shrouds, Dipped to match interior Panels
Bi-Xenon Projectors for High/Low HID Lights
Red Demon Eye Accent Lighting
Super White LED Halos behind shroud for Iron Man V2 look
All Accent lights on custom switches
HID Fog Lights
Started this project a week ago, but due to the simple fact that it wouldn't fit in the shop, I only had a few hours a night to work on this before I lost daylight.
First thing was first, I needed to pop the headlights open so I could get them to the owner for paint, as well as all the parts to Hydro Dip to get them dipped.
This project was made even more difficult because....well.....it's a Dodge. Mopar electrical systems straight up suck....anyone that mods them will say the same.
All these electronics added, especially the lighting upgrades, had to be bullet-proof, or Dodge would let you know and have them not work properly.
This truck was recently purchased about 3 weeks ago, and it looked nothing like it did when I got it....now that I'm done, it's even THAT much more noticeable. You'll be sure to break ya' neck when this thing drives by.
Other Mods the owner has done in 3 short weeks:
Painted all chrome bumpers either body match or black
Custom Made 22" Rims with 38" Toyo Tires
Had a buddy of mine that was in need of an upgrade.
Wanted a deck that would allow him to do everything he wanted but wasn't sure what was available.
JVC to the rescue. This JVC KW-AV70BT Double Din Multimedia unit does it all; coupled with a KS-U30 Video iPod Cord and Sirius' SXV100v1 Tuner Kit, this deck will do HD Radio, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Pandora, USB and SD Card reading, as well as DVD Playback with future expansions of a backup camera. This deck doesn't offer Navigation out of the box, but with a simple download of JVC Navigation App on his smart phone, the owner will have a fully featured Navigation unit as well. With a few Metra Vehicla Specific parts, this big beast fit nicely into the 2009 Nissan Frontiers Dash.
So Ryan the Painter (read with the theme of Bob the Builder in your head) has been busy on his truck....and is finally ready for some Trax love (minus the headlights we did).
I've ordered a JVC Navigation DVD player that's going to have SD, iPod, and Aux inputs, Navigation, Back up Camera, HD Radio and Satellite Radio installed. Round 1.
Round 2 will consist of a rhino lined/sealed box with dual 10" Memphis subs getting a healthy 300 watts RMS each...so that should take care of the low end.
For now, he's been painting all the interior parts to match his freshly painted two-toned exterior!!
Been trying to knock out a bunch of projects, as well as keep up with the day-to-day jobs that come in.
Had a friend of a friend come in with a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup.
Wants a DVD player with iPod controls, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, steering wheel controls and DVD Playback bypass.
Enter the Clarion VX400 coupled with a Sirius Satellite Radio tuner and a PAC steering wheel control interface.
This was a pretty simple install, just alot of wires to be fitted into the dash. After a little weight loss therapy (see last photo below) the DVD Player and all the components fit like a glove!!
Got alot done today....thanks to my new space heater....it's crazy how much 10 degrees warmer can make you motivated to stay out in the shop!
Cut out the beauty panel and glassed the backside for stability. Also, trimmed up the wheel well mold and put a few more layers on the side to beef them up....tomorrow we'll be making a base for the rest of the construction to happen.
Started on the wiring for the DVD player.....get the main harness wired in, auxillary wires wired up for accessories, mounted the Bluetooth module, and wired up the Satellite radio modules. The Evo already had Sirius in it, and I was hoping to keep the factory installed antenna...well, so far so good. Was able to locate and remove the factory Sirius tuner box, then I fabricated my own direct replacement panel, installed the two Sirius components, and put everything back into the car....looks stock and doesn't lose any much needed space.
Also, figured out where I'm going to mount the Escort display as well as the bluetooth mic...but that's for another day! Oh, and last but not least....got the DVD player mounted to the factory brackets, but I was tired, and wanted to leave the owner drooling over the last pic....cause he wants to see it mounted!!! HA