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Old 01-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #31
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After this the next step is to fill the depression with mat to make it level, then add a few more layers of weave on top, dry and sand.

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #32
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Getting closer...

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #33
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Closer



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Old 01-16-2009, 10:31 AM   #34
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Sprayed it down with PVA to cure properly

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:31 AM   #35
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I'm starting to make make the wires for the Big 3 upgrade while the box cures. Using Knu Konceptz wire, wrapped with tech flex.

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #36
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And the negatives... yeah I know how exciting these pics are

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:33 AM   #37
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The Big 3 upgrade... This consists of adding heavy gauge wire (I used 1/0) from the battery positive to alternator output, battery negative to chassis ground, and chassis ground to engine ground). You can pick just about anywhere you want to ground the negative leads. I just used the spots easiest to access for me. Also I added the wire to the existing factory wiring, I did not replace them. Here is the battery positive to alternator output.










Battery negative to chassis ground. This is an existing ground next to the battery (removed for access).




Chassis ground to engine ground (I used the passenger side of the car for this, the other 2 are on the drivers side).



Here is an unused bolt hole that I used for the engine ground.







Need to add some heat shrink to the negative terminal....
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:33 AM   #38
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Next come the fuses...

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #39
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Rough sand and test fit, I need to add glass in a few more places and mark where I want to remove more glass to form the shape I want. One thing I learned is do not use a sander it will take days, use an angle grinder with 36 grit sanding disc (the one with little flaps of sand paper made into a disc) for rough sanding/shaping.


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Old 01-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #40
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Starting to make the fiberglass pods for the front speakers. It looks like it would be easier to go this route than make it out of wood and gain some air space this way.









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I'm glassing both sides of the kick (the cover and metal sill) and joining them together. Don't mind the carpet, it's going to be replaced soon.




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A little more sanding done, still need to add a small amount of glass on the right side of the lip then I'll do some finer sanding and get started with the Rage Gold.



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Old 01-16-2009, 10:36 AM   #43
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Almost done with these



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Old 01-16-2009, 10:36 AM   #44
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Not the best pic, but here's how I'm going to fit the two pieces together, glass the sides in and cut the holes for the 6.5 components, I'll probably glass a ring in for that.

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