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    I need some nice wheels too! I cant decide if I want chrome or black though.
    Ordered Electric Life window kits, I got 2 switches for driver's door and 1 switch for the passenger door.
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    Here we go, converting manual to power windows. Might not be carputer related, but still worth putting here.

    Old regulator vs. new electric one(The old regulator is the black one.)



    Deadening for the door:



    Here is the deadening just for the mirror:
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    Cincy Represent.... would you be up for a meet someday?!
    Ohio County #31... Hamilton
    My OLD carputer page
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    Via Epia M10000, 512 PC2100, Opus 150, 8" lilly touch, 320 GB 7200 WD Caviar

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    ya, a meet someday would be great. Are there more people in the cincinnati area that have carputers? I know a few people that have seen my setup and would like to have a carputer.

    What I'd currently like to do is build a bench seat between the wheel wells. Then I'll put subs under the seat. I'm working on a speaker box to hold 4 6x9's from the roof, for rear fill.
    I want to have a spare battery or 2.

    Amazing how this van went from holding me over till the new TDI Jettas come out into such a project. .
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    I'm working on building a custom speaker box for the rear of the van. It will house 4 6x9's. I think I have everything to build it. My uncle is a carpenter and he is out of town, so I will wait until he is back to begin assembly.

    Here are some pictures of the materials:
    3/4" mdf, 3 bookshelvs, 2 8'1", 1 6'
    5lb acusta-stuff polyfill.
    Liquid Nails sealer, deck screws, wood glue, l brackets, more screws.

    I still need some box covering.

    Here is the speaker template from Alpine:


    MDF:





    Polyfill:


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    The box was assembled tonight. It turned out nice. All that is left to do is sand all glue down, stuff the box,

    cover the box in carpet, and put the speakers in.

    I used 8 spots on a ten pin terminal strip instead of a binding cup.
    I also got a new optima yellow top today.



    Here is the building of my speaker box to house 4x 6x9 speakers.

    start out by measuring, 4 48" pieces of 3/4" MDF





    then cut it down size:


    Then glued the back and bottom together, and screwed it together:


    Then put in the sides and the top:

    here is what one empty cubby looks like:


    Then ran wires and added terminal strip, I filled in around each speaker wire with my liquid nails:




    Then cutout the 6x9" opening. (used the alpine diagram)



    Here's how it came out:



    Here is the garbage can with a piece of mdf on top with our tools on it.

    Here is the table, had to watch the Bearcats football game
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    Put some plastic wood on tonight, I decided to paint the box white to math the roof of my van.

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    Well stage 1 is complete. I think it looks pretty good.










    thanks for looking guys!
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