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    Well...it's just the beginning....I'm eager to do more and will post more pict's when it's complete.

    By the way....It's an Explorer Sport Trac install.
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    Nice, now I have enough guts to do this to my ranger
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    • #3
      nice job!

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      • #4
        indeed very nice

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        • #5
          nice! was that 1.5 din or 2 din? what are you doing about a reciever?

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          • #6
            wowwow

            That's the same thing I'm going to do in my girlfriend explorer, do you have a complete finish pic installed on the explorer and with the LCD on? so I can show to her how it will look like?


            NICE JOB

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hcomplyr
              nice! was that 1.5 din or 2 din? what are you doing about a reciever?
              It's a 1.5. The screen almost fit perfectly I just had to cut the rear plastic a bit. I've deided to go with a 5 channel amp, stock speakers, and a 10 inch sub. I'm custom installing the sub using fiber glass. I'm an extreme newbe to this car detailing stuff but it's fun.......and time consuming.




              Originally posted by CDesigns
              That's the same thing I'm going to do in my girlfriend explorer, do you have a complete finish pic installed on the explorer and with the LCD on? so I can show to her how it will look like?

              NICE JOB

              I don't have it in the dash yet because I'm still working on the wiring with the speakers and power supplies but stay tuned. I hope to be complete by Thursday.



              Thanks to everyone for their willingness to share their knowledge. I NEVER could have done this without the priceless information posted here.

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              • #8
                superb i was hoping it would fit nicely in my 1.5 DIN chevy radio area thanks for the info!!!

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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=pc832]It's a 1.5. The screen almost fit perfectly I just had to cut the rear plastic a bit. I've deided to go with a 5 channel amp, stock speakers, and a 10 inch sub. I'm custom installing the sub using fiber glass. I'm an extreme newbe to this car detailing stuff but it's fun.......and time consuming.



                  That opening is NOT 1.5 DIN. It's a little tiny bit under double DIN. You can make a double DIN unit fit into any Ford with that style radio.

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                  • #10
                    Ive got a sport trac to. Was wondering how you were planning on hooking up the audio. Using the factory parts or getting new equipment. How hard was it to do that to the Bezel(feel like doing another one)?. Any new updates on the car?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by masher
                      Ive got a sport trac to. Was wondering how you were planning on hooking up the audio. Using the factory parts or getting new equipment. How hard was it to do that to the Bezel(feel like doing another one)?. Any new updates on the car?
                      I got all ready to go but I'm still sorting out the THOUSANDS of mp3's I've collected over the years, and never sorted. I'll take some pict's soon and post them here.
                      Regarding the audio..I've hooked it up to a 5 channel amp, http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...511#post163511 via the audio port from the mobo using a three way split http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=42-2458 and three RCA to MINI cables http://store.wholesalematrixllc.com/monthximini.html

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                      • #12
                        thanx for the reply. I know little on car audio systems. Could you just hook that amp up to the stock speakers and sub? Where are you planning on placing that in your trac? under the rear seats or in the back compartments? sorry for all the questions just thinking about doing the same thing you are.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by masher
                          Could you just hook that amp up to the stock speakers and sub?
                          yep
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                          • #14
                            in the third pic/ stereo04 what is all that sticky stuff? is it just a rough layer of bondo that you didnt bother sanding yet?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by masher
                              thanx for the reply. I know little on car audio systems. Could you just hook that amp up to the stock speakers and sub? Where are you planning on placing that in your trac? under the rear seats or in the back compartments? sorry for all the questions just thinking about doing the same thing you are.
                              Yes, I just connected the speakers directly to the Amp. Use This ---> http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...3A3947%3A96490 and just run the wires from the amp to the adapter.
                              I placed the Amp under the rear seats. It limits the the seats from folding down fully, only about an inch.

                              I built a speaker box out of fiber glass and fiberglassed bondo. I did this for a custom fit behind the rear seats to replace the Premium Sound package woofer. I also did it here because I did not want to sacrifice any other space in my truck...It was a Pain In The ***. I'll also include picturs of this later.


                              Originally posted by hyperspeed
                              in the third pic/ stereo04 what is all that sticky stuff? is it just a rough layer of bondo that you didnt bother sanding yet?
                              It is this Fiberglassed Bondo ---> http://www.bondo-online.com/catalog_...sp?itemNbr=209 I used this because I read somewhere that If you use the auto body Bondo it could show small cracks over time. This has fiber glass fibers in it and is supposed to hold better. It also gets hard as hell. It's sticky and thick for less than 5 minutes and hardens QUICKLY. It also generates a good amount of heat when hardening so put a fan on it as it dries.
                              I forgot to mention, smooth out as much as you can while limiting air pockets with your fingers using rubber gloves. If not you'll be sanding forever.


                              I just realised how pornographic this sounds...

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