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nettech05 
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Posted: September 30, 2005 at 3:24 PM / IP Logged  
Worst one i ever saw was probally the an amp install where the guy connected his power wire, closed the hood and ran the wire over the hood.  Then im guessing he just opened the drivers side door threw the cable in and ran it across the carpet to the amp in the back.  I think it was in a ply voyager van.  It was nice wish i had my camera that day.
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Posted: September 30, 2005 at 3:45 PM / IP Logged  

well i here all that but let me tell ya about the s*** i use to do before i got my licence and own car and before i became a true professional installer.

because i didnt have my own car i had to make a quick in and out install so i use to use a realistic tape deck walkman with stereo head phone jack to rca,15 foot power cable to battery couple foot ground widged in the trunk latch amp mounted to the box of 12" subs firing in for what reason i really dont know and i'd through it in wires all over the place and bang around for the afternoon & night then take it out when i left. i guess you can say i've had the bass jones for a long time. and didn't care how it looked and really sounded for that fact as long as it had bass or what i thought was bass at that time.

wow looking back at that makes me laugh. oh well we all start some where.

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saw a jl 10 inch in a Corona box they ducked taped the eges to seal it
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5150azn wrote:
blazeronspokes wrote:
who doesn't half-*** their own car???
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Posted: October 06, 2005 at 12:00 AM / IP Logged  
pimp my ride interiors!
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...the last truck dad bought. Mint restored 71 F100 with the absolute worst audio hookup ever.
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My buddy does some of the ugliest installs I've ever seen...he gets things to work, but the installs look hideous. I'll give as an example his '98 Maxima that he has, which he bought when I was away for several months and decided to install several components from previous cars without any help. When I first saw it this car had:
Factory Bose system, unmolested
Parallel audio system, starting with a head unit mounted in a pocket below the factory radio.
2 4s mounted behind the center console
2 6x9s in the trunk pass through behind the rear armrest.
4 channel amp(apparently the H.U. couldn't make those speakers sound good), sub amp, and sound processor mounted on a board bolted to the backseat with wires going every which way.
Sub box in front of that, which he covered in household carpet, adding about an inch to its height and making it impossible to mount anything on top, which made that amp rack necessary in the first place.
4 gauge power wire running from the battery through a bare metal hole in the firewall, with no fuse before the trunk.
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Sounds like a fire waiting to happen. better get a fire bottle.
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Yeah that's what I said when I saw it...the first thing I did to unf*** his mess was get a fuse and a grommet on that dang power wire.
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Have you guys seen the installs from this site?
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