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    Here is what I have. I've still got a few things to finish up but for the most part I am done...FINALLY!!!

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    nice, but why did you put a dual din above, when you could have put a carputer up there I can't wait to see the overview pics of the dash and some finished pics of the overhead console.
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    That is no doubt a great job! I almost missed the sub in the center console. That is what was going there right???

    Nice work, really. I've had a good bit of custom fiberglass experience and appreciate the amount of work that you must have put into this. Great paint work too! An upcoming project of mine is to build a custom box/amp rack for my 04 duramax CC. If it comes out half as good as this - I'll be happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sporty_drew View Post
    nice, but why did you put a dual din above, when you could have put a carputer up there I can't wait to see the overview pics of the dash and some finished pics of the overhead console.
    I love my W200 just where it is It is kinda strange watching a movie though. You see the picture on the screen and hear the voices out on the hood LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravisT View Post
    That is no doubt a great job! I almost missed the sub in the center console. That is what was going there right???

    Nice work, really. I've had a good bit of custom fiberglass experience and appreciate the amount of work that you must have put into this. Great paint work too! An upcoming project of mine is to build a custom box/amp rack for my 04 duramax CC. If it comes out half as good as this - I'll be happy!
    I appreciate it. And yes, there is a IDMAX 12" downfiring in the console. That thing plays crazy low. As for the work....alot of people will look at something and not truly understand what goes into it. They see something on tv and see the before, during, and after pics. They don't get to see the hours upon hours of sanding that gets it ready to paint or vinyl. Keep me updated on your ride. I'd like to see it. I'm ready to do another vehicle and I'm just now getting through with this one LOL. It's going to have to wait for a while though. Going to school and not having a full time job doesn't get to buy much. I'm gonna try to get my instructors Grand National though Hopefully we can trade out some paint work on a couple of his vehicles and some $$ I want that thing soooooooo bad!

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    Grand National GNX? nice for sure... Totally underrated cars.
    I appreciate the time and many hours of sanding too.
    I think a lot of people watch overhauling and assume it takes 7 days to do a car well. Too bad that even with a lot of people and time and the right equipment, it still takes a while to do everything right. Look at all the Alpine custom builds, they take months to complete even with a shop full of more than full time employees, but the end result is definitely nice. A lot of people may be jaded by the fact that some car audio shops that do custom FG boxes will do it in a day, but the end result is much better if it's sanded perfectly smooth rather than the kinda-smooth that the shops will do.

    I still think it would have been easier to put a computer in there, but each to his/(her) own. I find it easier to manage my large music collection, Nav seems easier, and I can check e-mail really quick if I want to... one of the forum members here uses the computer to get way better sound to the speakers (built in DSP...) so it has it's benefits even in the car world. But hey, It's always nice to see some eye candy.

    Love to see the Grand National Built up... good job!

    One thing I noticed was where your kix are located at, they are in prime position for kicking! I personally cringe at the thought of someone's muddy sneaker right over my speaker, using the grill to scrape the mud off... what we sacrifice for the greater good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    Grand National GNX? nice for sure... Totally underrated cars.
    I appreciate the time and many hours of sanding too.
    I think a lot of people watch overhauling and assume it takes 7 days to do a car well. Too bad that even with a lot of people and time and the right equipment, it still takes a while to do everything right. Look at all the Alpine custom builds, they take months to complete even with a shop full of more than full time employees, but the end result is definitely nice. A lot of people may be jaded by the fact that some car audio shops that do custom FG boxes will do it in a day, but the end result is much better if it's sanded perfectly smooth rather than the kinda-smooth that the shops will do.
    Yeah, it is a GNX. I'm kinda glad you mentioned Overhaulin' and doing a car in 7 days. Yes...they do a car in 7 days and it looks great on tv. I haven't seen one in person myself...but I know a guy that works with Memphis that got a good look at one. He said that you can tell that they are rush jobs. As for doing a box in a day...I can do a standard sub box in a day (not black LOL) and not 8 hours but in a day. It is better if you let the resin dry overnight but I never have time for that.

    I still think it would have been easier to put a computer in there, but each to his/(her) own. I find it easier to manage my large music collection, Nav seems easier, and I can check e-mail really quick if I want to... one of the forum members here uses the computer to get way better sound to the speakers (built in DSP...) so it has it's benefits even in the car world. But hey, It's always nice to see some eye candy.
    The W200 has built in 24 bit DAC and optical outputs. I didn't buy it for eye candy. I put a dvd in it one time and watched about 2 minutes of it and took it out. I'm using it for the functionality of it. I have it connected to the Alpine PXA-H701 processor that includes a 30 band graphic eq, time alignment for each speaker, crossovers....basically everything you need for a sq setup.

    Love to see the Grand National Built up... good job!
    I just hope I can get it!!

    One thing I noticed was where your kix are located at, they are in prime position for kicking! I personally cringe at the thought of someone's muddy sneaker right over my speaker, using the grill to scrape the mud off... what we sacrifice for the greater good!
    Yeah...when you put 8's in you gotta take up a little more space LOL. Shoes are clean when in my truck If they are dirty you take them off and put them in the back LOL As for sacrafice...Sound is everything It makes that 70 mile round trip to school and back more enjoyable.

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    how much resin did you go through on this project?

    Don't most of the cars on those shows end up in the classifieds and ebay?
    Wonder why? (Because they start to fall apart maybe?)

    I guess when the truck is done like this, you would be really protective about dirty shoes etc. But I think that I wouldn't want Shoes or feet or anything on the kix, clean or not, but that's just my opinion.

    I had a DVD player in the car a long time ago, Watched one DVD, never used the video again, I'm putting a computer in mostly for Navigation, and to have every single song I own in there. Secondary is all the other stuff it can do, music videos, web/e-mail, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    how much resin did you go through on this project?

    Don't most of the cars on those shows end up in the classifieds and ebay?
    Wonder why? (Because they start to fall apart maybe?)

    I guess when the truck is done like this, you would be really protective about dirty shoes etc. But I think that I wouldn't want Shoes or feet or anything on the kix, clean or not, but that's just my opinion.

    I had a DVD player in the car a long time ago, Watched one DVD, never used the video again, I'm putting a computer in mostly for Navigation, and to have every single song I own in there. Secondary is all the other stuff it can do, music videos, web/e-mail, etc.

    Hmmm...how much resin..that is a good question. I'd say probably 9 or 10 gallons?

    As for the vehicles going on ebay and places like that I don't know fure sure. I will tell you that there is absolutely no money in building something like this and selling it for a profit. Most of the people at the shows I go to keep their cars. I sold my last truck that I did but I had it since I was 15 so I had it for 9 years. I plan on keeping this one because of course everything is paid for and I'll always have a truck. The only way to make money is doing it for someone else.

    (oops...we are talking about overhaulin', my mistake) Yeah, alot of those vehicles go on ebay because the person knows someone will pay alot of money for something that has been on tv. It is crazy what that shows charges some of the manufacturers to use their product. The guy that works for Memphis Car Audio that I mention told me that they would have to pay $100,000 for them to use their product for just 1 opisode plus the equipment had to be for free. That is some expensive advertising for a car audio company.

    On the note of keeping the vehicle clean. I detail on the side so I'm up to date on all the cleaning techniques and there isn't anything that I can't clean up so I'm not too worried about any of it. I did all the work myself including the paint so I really won't be out of much money if I have to redo something. Like I have said, this is my daily driver. I'm not saying that I won't build a trailer queen (it will be driven some)....but if you can't get in the vehicle, drive it , and enjoy it, there is no point in doing it IMO. I enjoy what I do and everything involved in it. You get to meet so many people along the way and learn lots of new things.

    I really care nothing about the dvd portion of my system. Like I said....I've watched 1 movie for about 2 minutes just to see how it worked. This setup is all about tuning capabilities. And for the music portion of it....I like to just change cd's out. I guess I'm kinda old school when it comes to that. It would take me longer to find a song on a hard drive than to just open up the case and grab the cd from it's correct location. I may eventually build one but right now I've got all I need. Navigation isn't really that important to me. I will look at a map before I leave and know where I need to get. Highway signs and road numbers tell me all I need to know.

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    I think you did a great job on your truck. I have a question, how difficult was it to move your tempature control unit? I am in the process of planning my installation of my 2004 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab. Is it all just wires, did you have to add length or was there enough slick to move it?

    I feel your pain with people not appreciating the time that it takes to do installations like this. My brother asked me to do the entire back of his cherokee in fiberglass, did not want to help nor did not want to pay but $50 for the work. Needless to say he still has a MDf box with the amps mounted on the back. No pay, No play

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