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I have 2 Problems

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jrr02005, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    1st is that I can't drive a stock vehicle. I don't know what it is about a bare bones vehicle, but I just can't do it.

    2nd is that I can't call it mine until I put some blood, sweat, and lots of curse words into it.

    This summer I had some time and decided to pimp my work truck. First off let me start by saying I'm sorry, I suck at taking pictures, secondly here are some links (for any of you audiophiles) to the components that I used.



    Component Speakers
    http://www.cdtaudio.com/hd_series_08.htm# (Mine are the HD62CF's)

    Now for some pics


    Dash Before.JPG

    Dash Durring.JPG

    Fitting the Unit.JPG

    HU Installed.JPG
  2. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Some more pics

    The Box.JPG

    Door Speakers.JPG

    Box + HU.JPG
  3. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    nice work...........
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    My head is tilting every which way following the last couple pics LOL looks good though!
  5. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    nice pictures , what else are you going to do.
  6. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Oh! and I almost forgot my disclaimer:


    I probably put in over 100 hours in just on getting that thing to fit. First off building the spacers because a double din HU is more narrow than a 1.5 din unit, and then all the time in getting the new opening to look like it was supposed to be that way was absolutely painstaking. As you can see from the pics I got it real close, and then one day after taking it on and off for the millionth time I accidentally popped it on without the holes lined up correctly. That is why it is cracked in 2 of the corners and I haven't had the mental fortitude to go back and fix it.

    The only other thing I'm less than thrilled about is the paint I used to match the trim to the rest of the dash. I went to an auto body shop and ordered some vinyl paint with the trucks color code for about $35. Firstly it didn't match that close, and secondly even after cleaning the piece and using an adhesion promoter it still didn't bond as it should have..........again one of these days I will probably go back and fix it, but no time soon.
  7. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Nothing else interior. I can hook the head unit up to my Zune (microsoft's ipod) and watch movies, or listen to all my music off that, or play music directly off a thumb drive or external hdd. It's all I could ever ask for.

    Exterior I cranked the bars up in the front, and put a toneau cover on it.
  8. 20Silverado05

    20Silverado05 Senior Member
    Messages: 465

    looks nice man. wheres the sub box . middle console?
  9. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Yup, I built the box to fit the profile of the floor and to squeak out as many cubic inches as possible whith out making it too tall. Then I just mounted the arm rest/center compartment on top of it. It came out to 1.69 cubic feet minus the area the sub occupies. I then ran several trials with an spl meeter to determine how much poly fill I should stuff it with. The sub is set up to downfire, it gives it a much less directional sound.
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    that looks really good!, you should see what i had to do to get 6x9's in the front door of our 02 HD...
  11. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Well I know it would have to involve some cutting, and more than likely some spacing so the magnet clears the window regulator.
  12. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    yep, jigsaw to the metal inner door panel and a 3/4" plywood plate custom cut that the 6x9 is attached to which in turn is affixed to the door panel. then some custom bending on the speaker grilles to get them to clear the 6x9.

    wish i wouldve just gone with a component system rather than those 3ways. oh well, dads driving that truck now...
  13. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    When your stuck in the thing all winter...all what you did comes into play. It's kinda like your home, toys are great in a warm cab in a snow storm.
  14. jrr02005

    jrr02005 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    That's what pushed me over the edge, I knew i was going to be spending a lot of time in it.
  15. Brandon29

    Brandon29 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

  16. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Very nice install looks stock