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StangTime

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You guys are awesome. Thank you very much @Cathul and @StangTime

I'm going to finish up the physical install (get the trunk floor supports installed) so that part of the overall build will be finally completed and I have full use of the car again, and I'll move to tuning. I'm going to have lots of questions, I'm sure.
No problem. You will get it sounding great in time. No doubt.




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Your reassurance is important to me b/c right now it sure looks like a daunting task. But you're never too old to learn new tricks and this is something I've always wanted to know how to do. It's the math that scares me...that's why I need all the automated tools. For me, spreadsheets are what you use to catch oil dripping from the car. LOL!

Well, the physical install is 100% done. Trunk floor supports are in place and it's very solid. In fact, I"m going grocery shopping today and will be throwing all kinds of stuff into the trunk. I have no worries about the floor caving in.
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Shot of one set of threaded inserts installed.
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One tool that I've found invaluable over the years is this hand-held drill guide. It helps you drill straight holes when you're free-hand drilling. I use a drill press whenever possible, but sometimes the work piece doesn't fit in the drill press, or you need to drill straight holes in an inconvenient location b/c you were too stupid to do it beforehand, when the amp rack wasn't in the car. It even has a v-groove on the bottom for drilling into dowel rod or pipe.
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And here we have a nice, clean trunk. Stereo system? What stereo system? :ninja:
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StangTime

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Your reassurance is important to me b/c right now it sure looks like a daunting task. But you're never too old to learn new tricks and this is something I've always wanted to know how to do. It's the math that scares me...that's why I need all the automated tools. For me, spreadsheets are what you use to catch oil dripping from the car. LOL!

Well, the physical install is 100% done. Trunk floor supports are in place and it's very solid. In fact, I"m going grocery shopping today and will be throwing all kinds of stuff into the trunk. I have no worries about the floor caving in.
IMG_20201018_125155744.jpg
IMG_20201018_125231153.jpg


Shot of one set of threaded inserts installed.
IMG_20201018_115747635.jpg


One tool that I've found invaluable over the years is this hand-held drill guide. It helps you drill straight holes when you're free-hand drilling. I use a drill press whenever possible, but sometimes the work piece doesn't fit in the drill press, or you need to drill straight holes in an inconvenient location b/c you were too stupid to do it beforehand, when the amp rack wasn't in the car. It even has a v-groove on the bottom for drilling into dowel rod or pipe.
IMG_20201018_122528032.jpg
IMG_20201018_122519985.jpg


And here we have a nice, clean trunk. Stereo system? What stereo system? :ninja:
IMG_20201018_125353375.jpg
Awesome work Mike! Clean install.
The tuning process sounds complicated right now because you haven't done it. Once you start, take it in small bites. If I can do it, you can. I am no audio engineer! All I can offer for advice is to get familiar with REW. Most of your time is going to be spent using the overlay feature where you will use EQ filters to alter your frequency response on screen to match your preferred house curve. Auto EQ feature comes in handy here. The measurements don't take much time and if you save a set of baseline responses of all your speakers, you are going to be able to go back to these for every tune.
 

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:rockon::beer: Thanks! I'm certainly glad the physical install is done and everything's working. I will do my best to learn the tuning basics; I'm very glad I've got you guys to hold my hand!
 

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