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briankmizell 
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Posted: December 05, 2009 at 5:51 AM / IP Logged  

Title: JL Audio TR400-cxi Kick panels

Got my speakers today at around 10 AM. I've been working on the kick panels off and on all day. I got finished putting resin on them about 11 PM

Here are some pictures.

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briankmizell 
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Title: Kick panels ready for covering.

I got the kick panels Sanded today, (sanding fiber glass is is pain in the gl-***)

Here are a few more pictures. I am guessing that next I will remove the seats and the carpet get the carpet cleaned, or possibly buy a new one preferably dark gray or granite gray.

While the carpet and seats are out I will address removing the hump in the back of the cab so that the sub enclosure will fit better.

After thats taken care of I will start running wires for the stereo install.

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briankmizell 
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Title: Modified kick panels

I was in the middle of making a post last night, and my 3 year

old shut the computer down. So I'll take another stab at it today.

I made some changes to the kick panels, it seems that JL Audio

has changed their opinion on the placement of tweeters.

Ten years ago when I bought the 1" tweeters JL said that you

could place the tweeter as far as 18" away from the midrange

driver.

But now JL says that you cant place the tweeter more than 4"

away from the midrange. So I cut a hole in the kick panel and

made a ring for the tweeter and fiberglassed it in.

Here are a few pictures of the modified kick panels.

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briankmizell 
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More pictures

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My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

I am feeling a bit intimidated about stretching material around these babies without getting wrinkles in them.

I hope it all works out.

briankmizell 
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Title: Wiring etc,

These are some pictures of what I have been doing to the truck for the last four days or so.

Dyed the carpet,

The color is much better in person that the picture shows.

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My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

Power cable

I need to buy some connectors so I can hook it up to the battery.

Here is one idea I had for a connector.

2/0 ELEC-BAT Terminal

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

I figure I can hook my amp power cable in one end and

all the other power cables for the truck in the other end.

Pictures of power cable.

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My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

I need to buy a fuse holder and place here.

(not sure wat size fuze I will need maybe 150 amp)

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I really didn't want to run the power cable here

(picture below)

But I had no other choice. I may have to find a way

to shield the power cable to keep any unwanted noise

from entering the x-over.

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Power cable in rear of cab.

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briankmizell 
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XR653 X-over mounted in kick panel area.

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I had to relocate something that I think was

for the cruise control, its now located to the left

ofthe brake pedal on the firewall.

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My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

Monster Cable THX RCA's

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briankmizell 
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Update

I got the back of the cab finished, and my seats dyed black to match the carpet.

The seats didn't turn out as dark as I had hoped for but they look much better than before.

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My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

More progress on the stereo install:

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

Below, you can see where I removed the hump from the back of the cab, the carpet doesn't cover the floor there.

The sub enclosure will hide this.

My 1989 Mazda B2200 Stereo - Page 2 -- posted image.

The black cable between the seats is the power cable. It will be shortened, I will put a power distribution block there and run 4 gauge power cable back under the carpet over to the amps.

pcana11 
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that looks very nice, i hope that when im your age im able to do all of that
briankmizell 
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pcana11 wrote:
that looks very nice, i hope that when im your age im able to do all of that

Thanks,

I got interested in car audio when I was 18, I've been into it and cars every since then.

If you have the desire to do it, just research where you can learn things and teach your self the best you can, many things come from trial and error, and many things come from just reading books, watching videos, or going to car shows and talking to like minded people.

If you get the Speed Channel watch Unique Whips, you can learn a lot from that show, they show bits and peices of how (Reme the installer) does some of his work.

Krisps16 
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Nice work buddy
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