Looks great so far. I like the look of the power mate that is mounted flush.
Did the foam bond to the pvc easily or was it difficult to get it to stay?
The expirience shows, nice.
More progress today-
After I carpeted the rack, I did another test fit of the components and I fit the powermate in it's box into the center console, and began to epoxy it into place:
Well, that's about all for today, I might get around to cutting the MDF wood lid, maybe not. I don't have another day off of work for four days, so there won't be be anymore progress until then.
im a little confused why you chose PVC instead of wood? How are you going to mount the board and parts to the carpet?
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I chose PVC because it will not swell like wood if it gets wet,(door open while raining) it's more rigid compared to the same thickness of wood, and it's less likely to strip a hole out in it while putting screws into it. The components are being mounted to the pvc covered carpet using stainless steel screws through 1" plastic stand-offs. BTW, if you have never used Great Stuff foam, it bonds to EVERYTHING.
I like the Powermate mounting idea and the "case" is coming nicely, although I cannot picture the finished product. Will you be changing any of the stereo components from your original install?
2005 Black Chevy Impala
Current Status: Installed in Vehicle/Testing 75%
The stereo system will be staying the same, except for possibly adding an Alpine processor (If I have the $ at the time). The case will have a cover over it, almost even with the bottom of the doorsill. But one thing that has happened during this rebuild that I am most proud of (and poorer from) is that the car is finally paid off! 100% mine!Originally Posted by Shelbrain
New pics: Molded the PVC powermated enclosure into the ash tray area using bondo brand flexible bumper repair epoxy:
This is really great stuff, you can mix it up (1 to 1) apply it, and it is hard 30 minutes later, and ready to sand to shape. Here it is after sanding and a coat of Duplicolor adhesion promoter:
Then I painted it using Rustoleum black textured finish:
More pics to come...
Finally clearcoated with 3 layers of satin clearcoat:
The Powermate is programmed to:
rotate (L&R)= Volume
click & rotate (L&R)= Track up/Dn
click and hold for .5 sec= skip forward 5 seconds.
I'm waiting on more parts to arrive so I can complete the mount for the motherboard/powersupply.