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Thread: The Land Yacht - not so kludge Sprinter install Rev3

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    OK. The finish I envision for the false floor is a "high pressure" spray on bedliner. The guy that has his vehicle finished in this stuff said to specify to the bedliner folks that I want the "high pressure" stuff that goes on in a uniform tough, almost ceiling-texture type feel rather than a lumpy "melted-marshmallow's" feel that "low pressure" spray on liner will produce.

    He said also to stay away from the store-bought roll-on or spray on stuff as this will also produce crappy results (I've got experience in the crap that roll-on produces).

    Here's some pics of his car painted with this stuff. Any better ideas are welcome.
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    And finally, some pics of the rest of the equipment (that's already in the existing setup) goin into the new setup.

    First, the amp that powers the main speakers (6 of em, 2 in front...4 in back). It's a 4 channel amp with the 2 back channels being a bit overdriven. This pic isn't the exact model I have but I couldn't find one of my model. The specs on this one are approximately the same, and the size is similar.

    Second, the amp that powers the subs. It's a Zapco 500M, I've been told a very nice amp for bumpin the subs.

    Third, the subs themselves...a pair of Kicker Solobaric 12" square subs (that may soon be replaced by something else).

    Fourth, the inverter that powers everything 120ac. It's a Coleman 1200 watt.

    Fifth, the BatCap 300. I promised more info on this. Check out http://www.batcap.net/Model300.html It serves the purpose of a battery, while at the same time serving many of the purposes of a capacitor too.
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    heh - I think I know that guy, he competes in USACi SPL comps doesn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    heh - I think I know that guy, he competes in USACi SPL comps doesn't he?
    I'm confused...which guy?

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    OK. More on the monitors. Here's a floorplan of how they are now. Also a few pictures to give a hopeful idea of how they're currently mounted.
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    Here's the touchscreen, note the front edge of the rear bench seat barely visible to the left. The touchscreen is bolted to that arm, which in turn is bolted directly to the top of Monstrosity.

    You can also see the shelves inside Monstrosity as the lid was off when this pic was taken.
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    And a possible solution for mounting the top monitors using some of these concepts and this drawing as an idea. Blue lines denote 1" or 1.25" steel pipe.

    KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS ALL PRELIMINARY AND JUST IN THE IDEA STAGE. HOPEFULLY IT'LL LOOK MUCH CLEANER.

    I don't think I can get away with it lookin like ****e with RedGTi workin with me, she'd hit me with something if I tried I think.
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    Red: How hard would it be to fab some sort of "pod" to hang from the ceiling & B-Pillars to house the 6x9 & 15" Monitor in one unit (on each side)? Is that doable inexpensively and in the time allotted, or are we overstretchin with that?

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    what would be easier is to go with 6.5" coaxials.

    because you can use a end cap made of PVC and the pod is already built.

    the biggest issue I can see is weight. where to secure this so that it's strong enough to hold everythign and still be safe in an accident (god forbid).

    leme do some brain storming
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    I think you should mount the screens on the roof. Build a cabinet \-/ like that. That way your floor room will be open. Less things to trip on. Then the touch screen in the floor. Make it in a cabinet and have it motorized so it can raise up from inside the cabinet. What's to keep passengers from spilling drinks on the floor mounted equipment? How do you access this if it's covered?

    EDIT: Opps I just read one of your posts about mounting them above. My only concern with the roof mount would be bracing it. If you could get a brace to go the whole width but be hidden then the pods or cabinets could be mounted where they could swivel or just be stationary. If done right it would look pretty slick. Cabinets could be built out of plywood with a few braces on the inside. Like a speaker box but not MDF.

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