1957 Ford Fairlane Club Victoria SQ install build log
1.) Be able to pay my mortgage
2.) Minimally invasive installation
3.) Highest quality SQ installation possible after 1 and 2 are satisfied
Tweeters – Dynaudio Esotar 110’s located in the door panels
Midranges – Dynaudio Esotar 430’s located in the door panels
Midbass – Dynaudio Esotar 650’s located in the door panels
Subwoofer – Image Dynamics IDQ V2 10” located in the dash
Center channel – Dynaudio component set installed in the factory 6x9 location in the dash
Amplifiers – Tru B475 (center and tweeters), Tru 4100 (mids and midbass), Tru 2110 (Subwoofer)
Processor – Arc Audio PS8
Preamp – Tru Line8
Deadening/Dampening - Second Skin Damplifier Pro, Luxury Liner, Overkill
The tweets, mids, and midbass will all be installed in the doors. The doors in this car extend very far forward and will allow me to put the speakers a good distance from the listener. The window cranks will be replaced with electric window motors, to give me space for the enclosures. The 430’s and 650’s will each have their own dedicated enclosures behind the door panel. The outer panel will be remade with ¾” or 1” MDF.
I will be removing the heater core, which will give me room to mount the subwoofer enclosure. The enclosure inside the car will be approximately .7 cubic feet. There is a large opening going into the engine bay where the fan motor and fan assembly mount. The motor and fan assembly will be removed and replaced with a bolt on cover. I will make 4 different covers. One will be flat (small enclosure), one will extend into the bay (large enclosure), one will have a Goretex membrane (aperiodic), and one will be opened with just some wire mesh (infinite baffle)
The car came with a 6x9 speaker mounted in the center of the dash as factory equipment. I will use this to mount a tweeter and midrange driver. If there is room I will seal the back of it from the cabin. I may not use it, but I am going to give myself the option of using a center channel.
The amplifiers, preamp, and processor will be mounted in the trunk. The trunk is currently painted metal. I will be painting it to match the silver color then adding deadening and trunk liner.
Strip out the interior
Deaden the heck out of the car
Run the wire and interconnects
Fabricate the center channel mounting
Fabricate the door enclosures and new door panel
Fabricate the subwoofer enclosure and back plates
Deaden and carpet the trunk and mount amplifiers, preamp , and processor
I will be starting on step 1 next week.
I will post the “before” pictures tonight when I get home.
Step 1 photos should be following in a few weeks.