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Author Subject: My first boot install
cwspellowe

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Hey fellas, just throught i'd throw up some progress of my first ever boot build.

At the minute I have a Fusion sub/amp combo in a mahoosive ported box, i'm no audiophile so for 40 second hand I figured I couldn't go wrong. Thing is after fitting the box I noticed the pram barely fits in the boot now, so i wanted to make something that would be tidier and also storage space for essential Peugeot tools like a socket set and torx bits Roll eyes

I saw Carl and Bininoz had a boot install by a company called Plush that had a false floor and the sub tucked away to the side. Didn't fancy spending as money's already tight so a quick trip to B&Q and some tools borrowed off a joiner mate left me with this so far.

Measured up the floor by tracing the boot carpet which, by the way, is suitably boggin'. Accoustic carpet for the false floor ftw.



Peep hole for the amp, to be filled with a sheet of perspex if it ever gets delivered



Floor cut, trial fitted and trimmed



Note how the floor doesn't cover the entire boot, i wanted a floor I could easily remove without having to move the sub box in case i needed spare wheel access etc, the sub box will be recessed and sit on the actual boot floor instead.

Amazing what you find as sound deadening these days, apparently Space Raiders are a good substitute for glass fibre LOL



For the new enclosure I wanted a much tighter bass sound and a smaller box so went for a sealed enclosure, the size of the box was one of the main reasons I wanted to do this install anyway.

Started knocking the box up



Speaker trial fitted, top of the enclosure starting to take shape, and light disappearing quickly.









Oh in the last couple of pics the floor's sitting too high because it's on top of some tools, it won't be sitting above the line of the speaker once the crap's cleared out of the car.

5 hours down, another couple to go, but the box is now sealed just waiting for the sealant to cure. After that just a bit of sanding and laying the accoustic carpet, then job done.

C&C welcome, not bad for a first attempt imo.

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 19:50
anth

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Looks cool Smile

Got my amp today, long i have been about the weight saving but i really needed a half decent sound in the car to drown out the exhaust.

And i forgot how heavy amps are ! Sad Its quite a big thing though.

Dont think mine will have as much effort put into it as yours though LOL
Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 20:28
webster

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I want something similar to this!

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 21:57
cwspellowe

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Just had a look at bininoz's pics, would appear his is done with a 10" sub. Meh, still managed to make it fit, finished carpeting it and fitting it all. Nice and snug, i'm amazed I made it myself, never done any kind of woodwork in my life!

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 23:28
cwspellowe

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Pics of everything all carpeted and fitted, just need to add the perspex screen over the amp (if it ever bloody arrives...Roll eyes)

I can definitely hear the difference in bass response now too, turned up the bass on the HU equalizer and it's much punchier, ideal for metal/industrial, as opposed to the ported box which sounded chavvy and flappy at any level.







Nice snug fitment but still leaves room to get at the rear light cluster if need be.



Quite smug with myself tbh Razz

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 23:50
chris167

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looks tidy! need to get the dyson over it tho LOL

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 23:53
cwspellowe

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You should see the garage Laugh my ass off

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Posted 4th Aug 2010 at 23:54
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car lookin mighty fine, top work
Posted 22nd Aug 2010 at 21:31
thugpuggin

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This is the best boot install....save it's not Stella Roll eyes


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Posted 23rd Aug 2010 at 05:16
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Looking good, did you fully enclose the sub at the back next to the rear seats ?

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Posted 24th Aug 2010 at 04:19
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Yes he did, look at the dirty mark on the top pic on the LHS





Posted 24th Aug 2010 at 04:29
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any pics with your pram fitted in there mate??

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Posted 24th Aug 2010 at 05:11
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chrisd306 wrote:
any pics with your pram fitted in there mate??


LOL LOL
Posted 24th Aug 2010 at 07:30
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he claims it fits in tho lol

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Posted 24th Aug 2010 at 18:06
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Nice build, looks decent quailty, not something i would bother with though, lugging all that extra weight around, these things are bad enough on fuel as it isLOL


I read you made it easily removable for spare wheel access, i dont know how long you've owned a 306, but they sit on a cage underneath Razz


Good work Thumbs up

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Posted 27th Aug 2010 at 02:13
orta

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vernam616 wrote:
Nice build, looks decent quailty, not something i would bother with though, lugging all that extra weight around, these things are bad enough on fuel as it isLOL


I read you made it easily removable for spare wheel access, i dont know how long you've owned a 306, but they sit on a cage underneath Razz


Good work Thumbs up


Still need 2 twiddle the little bit on the inside tho 2 release it?!

Quality build my friend, especially clever keeping the small 306 boot usable!!

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Posted 27th Aug 2010 at 19:16
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orta wrote:
vernam616 wrote:
Nice build, looks decent quailty, not something i would bother with though, lugging all that extra weight around, these things are bad enough on fuel as it isLOL


I read you made it easily removable for spare wheel access, i dont know how long you've owned a 306, but they sit on a cage underneath Razz


Good work Thumbs up


Still need 2 twiddle the little bit on the inside tho 2 release it?!



Create a small cutout with a jigsaw Wink Simples

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Posted 28th Aug 2010 at 02:46
cwspellowe

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chrisd306 wrote:
any pics with your pram fitted in there mate??


LOL

I'll get one today just for you Wink

The install's no heavier than the sub box originally was anyway, the pre-made box was made of what appeared to be 15-20mm board and was MASSIVE, having an enclosed box means less space taken up, therefore less material. Combined with using only 9mm MDF if anything it's now lighter Dunno

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