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Old 03-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Massive stereo build in process!! (lots of pics)

I am currently doing a massive stereo build. The car is a 2007 Focus SE. The car is mainly being done in stages. The first set of pics shows the process of building my new A-pillars. The brand that I am using for my front speakers are Morel Elate 3-way components.

A-pillars with the rings for the speakers mounted.

Close-up of rings and bottom of pillar.

Pillars wrapped in cloth in preparation for glass work, test fitting.

Fiberglass process Bondo process Sanding sanding and more sanding.

Suede wrapping process Completed pillar with 3" midrange and 1" tweeter installed.

Close-upClose-up

Close-up of 6.5" midbass speaker for the door.

I have a layer of dynamat extreme on the inner skin of the door. I've also done a second layer of hushmat overtop of of the dynamat. After the hushmat was added, I covered the entire door with Hushmat foam sound deadener. This stuff is crazy. Not only did it completely quiet the door but it seals the panel to the door because it pushes against it. Think of it like memory foam.



This is the very basic set-up in my trunk for now.

So this is the build so far. Front speakers are in and playing beautifully. The front speakers are being powered by a Mosconi AS 100.4 (four channel amp). I am bi-amping the front speakers because they are a true 3-way component. The back speakers that were installed are the Morel Tempo 5x7. I did the same sound deadening as the front. The trunk layout right now is very basic and temporary. The amps that are shown in the pic are the Mosconi AS 100.2 (top amp) that is powering my Morel 12in Ultimo subwoofer and the Mosconi AS 100.4 (bottom amp) powering fronts. My back speakers are currently not being powered right now.

This saturday me and my friend will be tearing down the trunk and rebuilding the entire backend of the system. Hope everyone enjoyed, ill post more when the trunk gets started.


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Very very nice work!
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Two thumbs up for one of the best stereo builds.
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Here are the pictures of the radio install. The radio that is being used is the new 8" Alpine in-dash navigation multimedia system. This wasn't that bad when trying to fit it in the dash. There was minor cutting behind the scenes and a little shaving around the edges because the open mechanism was getting hung up. All and all it turned out looking great and works great.

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Thanks guys. Ill post more of the trunk while it is being built
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That is the cleanest and nicest headunit I've seen, looks so incredible in there. And your custom pillars are very professional looking.

Can't wait to see updates!
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So today we started on tearing down the trunk and laying down some fiberglass. The pics pretty much just show the process of making the subwoofer enclosure. The enclosure is going to house a 12" Morel Ultimo subwoofer. We are hoping that we can get around .7 to .8 cubic feet of air space without making the box look to much out of place.

Taped off area that is going to be used for the enclosure.


First layer of fiberglass matting.


Mold pulled from car. Extra fiberglass was layered for structural support.


Mold put back into car after all of the trimming was completed. It will stay put for about 24 hours to make sure it has fully cured. I know it doesn't look like much right now but it will soon start to take shape.
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Very clean setup. Well done man

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This is the continuation of the subwoofer enclosure being built.

Wood bracing to house subwoofer. Fleece wrapping done in preparation for fiberglass.
Coat after coat of fiberglass.

Sanding then test fit. Carpet then test fit.

This next picture is kind of hard to explain. We made a plexiglass ring that fits in the hole. We painted the back of it to match the silver exterior. The subwoofer fits on the ring. What we did behind the subwoofer is add lights so that the plexi ring glows around the subwoofer.
Finished box light off.
Finished box light on.

Now that the subwoofer enclosure is completed. We are going to start working on the passenger side of the car. We are thinking about going with kinda the same idea but instead of housing a subwoofer it will house the front speaker crossovers. After that is complete we will start on the floor. What do you think so far?
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