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My primary goal is to re-gain as much trunk real-estate as possible and retain easy spare tire access.
I decided to ditch the existing wooded amp rack, for a lighter weight and stronger, more compact false floor/amp-rack.

To accomplish my goal, metal tubing had to be used, so i bought myself a new toy:)

Special thanx for Travis[a.k.a. Salad Fingers] for the Hertz/Audison stickers.
 

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I'm not going to explain the step by step, so i'll let the images speak for themselves.
The idea was to hide everything in the spare tire well, hanging, right over the spare tire w/o touching it and retaining full access to the tire and tools.
Since I switched to the MS-8 processor and wanted to fully exploit it's potential, i had to add a few channels of amplification for the center and rear speakers.:)
 

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Ventilation is a must;) Cool air is pulled through 2 h-o fans and diffused by the dish of the spare tire's rim. The hot air is pushed out through a grill, at the foot of the sub-woofer wall. There is room to add exhaust fans, if ever the intake fans do not move enough air.
 

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Carpeted and semi cleaned up.:cool:
I need to start wiring this up:)
edit> The large gap between the MS-8 & the Arc ks amp[last image on the right], is for a small 4 ch amp to drive the center channel and rear coaxials.
 

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Before someone comments on the ventilation grills,not being in line.....
There is a simple explanation. The spare tire well is offset to the left to make room for the oem muffler. So, the grill for the intake fans are centered with the spare tire well and the exhaust grill is centered with the inside of the trunk.
 

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^^^^hey thanx for your positive comments :kaboom:
maybe i should bolt them to the outside of the car to show em off, better.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking also. I need more examples for this. Then I may have the idea for my 6.9.... At the moment the fellow is crying as still laying in the store room.

BTW, the amp has build in fan, so I think by mounting it on top, it should have enough ventillations.
 

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Even better in real, now go power this thing up!
 

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My subs are AE IB12 8ohm wired in parallel. There is no enclosure, just a wall. The center channel is still under development in my head. Let me tell you this, it will be unique;).

My front stage will be composed of the following>
L1 PRO SE, L3 PRO SE in the pillars.
L8 in the doors
Jl C5 coaxials for rearfill
Boston Pro50 c-channel[due to size constraints]
 

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.... for a lighter weight and stronger, more compact false floor/amp-rack.

To accomplish my goal, metal tubing had to be used...
Is there a reason you are using square tubing?

I was talking to a metal worker the other day hoping to do some metal rack for my amplifiers and he said that "L" strips would be plenty strong. Is he right?

From what I see it would be "easier" to weld the structure with the "L" strip and he has access to this material.
 

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Yes, I suppose it could be plenty strong, if it is well thought out. Angle iron, just does not have the torsional resistance a tube possesses, but I don't see why it would not work. I used 1/2'' square tubing +1/4'' birch plywood[screwed n glued]. Why 1/2'' tubing?....it gave me the strength to weight ratio i was looking for.
 

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This is taken from my previous build thread.
Basically i had 1/4'' steel rings cut on a cnc plasma cutter and welded it in place, using 1/4'' dia. stilts and the ring is also attached to the door's re-enforcment bar, to make the woofer mount as rigid as possible. The gap behind the ring was filled with bondo-hair. The door was treated with 1/8'' hdf [to block the holes] and rubberized undercoating was applied to the hdf , to prevent it from absorbing moisture. A layer of dynamat extreme was applied and the woofer surround is mass loaded/dampened with top quality duct seal compound.
 

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loving the amp rack! I had the same idea in mind with my civic coupe when I built mine. One 10" glasses in the side corner was plenty for me though. Do you really need 3 12s though? It seems like it would be a lot of bass for a car that small.
 

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Having the subs mounted Infinite Baffle, you need a lot of cone area vs. an enclosure. 3 twelves is the equivalent of 2 fifteens, which is what most I-B set-ups are rocking.
 

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Damn good work. What's your experience with metal design and fabrication?

Looks like the gear is top shelf, what's the goal as far as competing?
 

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Dude that is one sic install. I love that trunk and the metal work for the amps!!:D:D:D
 
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