Now that i've picked up the Soarer, the mammoth task of converting it into hopefully one of NZ's best demo cars begins. Unlike the Silvia, i'll be putting a lot of effort into making this install look great, as well as sound it. I've got some fairly unique ideas lined up, but due to the rather horrendous costing involved (initial calculations suggest it could breach $25k, cost :|) it will happen in stages and take quite some time : i'm expecting somewhere in the domain of 18 months to 2 years....
The goal is to make a car that a) sounds utterly superb, and b) looks great, not from a 'bling' standpoint, but from the view of the average consumer hopping inside and thinking 'hot damn this looks tidy'... I'm currently intending to make use of a large amount of black leather and brushed aluminium
Anyway, i'll be working on it in the following stages :
Stage 1 : Pre-Build Evaluation
Stage 2 : New Mag Wheels (18" deepdish 5 spokes running 265 rear, 235 front)
Stage 3 : Full Multilayer Sound Deadening
Stage 4 : Acquisition of Car Audio Products
Stage 5 : Functional Installation
Stage 6 : Cosmetic Installation
Stage 7 : New Paint Job for Car Exterior
Stage 8 : Sign Writing
I'll update each of these stages as i reach / can afford to do them
I'll post up the Pre-Build Evaluation tomorrow once i've had a chance to take photos and collate them. I'll refrain from posting a finalised list of the gear to be used as with a project involving a larger time frame like this, its bound to change. Once i've done the PBE and posted pics, i'll ask for opinions on what you think of the install choices and equipment desired, and ask for constructive criticism.
I hope you enjoy the ongoing updates, and that you'll learn something out of the process the same as i will