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#170 08 Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T 6sp DSG

Posted by Dugjt88 on 27 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

And thank you for welcoming me. Caraudiofabrication.com referred me to the site
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#70 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by caraudiofab on 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Nice install man! Really clean, on the amp rack did you think about maybe putting a piece of plexi under the amps for the led's to light up?


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#4852 Josh's Tahoe (From SSA), turned on for the first time. 161.6DB!

Posted by Mark LaFountain on 09 April 2018 - 06:08 PM


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#4846 1994 Chevy 1500 "Phantom Dually" Build

Posted by Cablguy184 on 02 April 2018 - 03:39 AM

This is what they called a "Phantom Dually" back in the 90's.

3500 Series GMT400 Fat Rear Fenders with monster "Pro Street" style Rear Wheels and Tires.

Random pics found on GOOGLE.

 

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This truck has a long wheel base bed where as my truck will be a Short Wheel Base bed and actual Dually Wheels and Tires from a 3500 Series GMT400 Truck.

Most I remember seeing were short wheel base trucks like mine. Should look Really Nice.


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#483 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Started molding the shape of the door panels.

 


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#482 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:28 PM


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#481 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Got to do some more work on this build:

 

In this post I will teach you how to reverse mount speakers and also how to use threaded inserts:

 

I found the threaded inserts at my local hardware store, I have also seen them at Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards. I really like them as you don't have to be concerned with stripping out the wood if you have to remove the screws to remove the speaker and put it back in. They are very easy to use as I will outline in the video at the bottom of the post:

 

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Here is a picture of what they look like once mounted fully, I chose to use a washer as well to have more of a surface for the screw to hold against.

 

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With the reverse mounting I found this configuration to be very appealing to the eye. I really like how you cant see any of the mounting holes, just the outer most part of the surround.

 

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In the video below I outline how to install the threaded inserts, as well as how to reverse mount a speaker. Enjoy!


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#4704 Brand Spanking new Server and Host

Posted by Mark LaFountain on 10 March 2016 - 07:23 PM

After down time almost weekly as of late from our existing host who we've been with for years and years, in fact, I can't remember how long it's been so long, we have finally given up on them and changed to a new host. Our new dedicated box has 4 times the RAM, and twice the processor, also an SSD hard drive, so site load time and performance should be very notifiable.

The move is all done, and SSA is now on the new dedicated server. The other forums are also, but I have to work out some php handler issues before they will be working properly. In the mean time, please enjoy our new forum, on a brand new dedicated server with our new host.

I hope you are all as excited as Aaron and I are. It's been a long time in the making.


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#4627 Hello

Posted by TX210_BassHead on 19 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

Hello to all the followers out there I've been watching CAF's vidoes for bout a year. now just saw a new one and found out about this website from him and decided to join. My father got me started with loud stereo systems when I was 10 and I've been doing it ever since.


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#46 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by Cablguy184 on 05 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

Amplification:
(Front Stage Dash) Linear Power 2150 (soon to be replaced with a Linear Power LP2075 when made availiable)
(Front Stage Doors) Linear Power 2150
(center) Linear Power 2075 (when made availiable)
(rear) Head Unit Power
(Sub Stage) Linear Power LP2250 (hopefully I will get the chance to test the new Linear Power LP2400 when avialiable)
Total System Amplifier Power ... Around 1100w RMS when complete
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Sub Stage:
2 10" Linear Power / Blues Car Audio ISO-Kits
(4 10" drivers set up Isoberic ported and tuned to 22 htz in a Blow Through style / dual Chambered Ecnlosure)
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#237 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

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#236 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

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#235 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

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#2237 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Underseat Sub Box - PICS and HOW TO Videos...

Posted by caraudiofab on 12 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

To see the steps that got me to this point check out the video below!

 

 

Well, thats it for now, off to a good start, I already have the bottom fiberglass molded, just need to edit the video, so you guys have to wait!  adhd.gif  Let me know what you guys think, wondering what direction you think I should go with the insert pieces, back lit, metal mesh, etc.


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#2236 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Underseat Sub Box - PICS and HOW TO Videos...

Posted by caraudiofab on 12 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hey all! Much like my previous threads I am starting another part of a build that will be completely documented through video. The support for the door pod series was awesome and I hope you guys enjoy this series just as much. Just like before I will be video taping every single step and editing all the information together to present to you. If you haven't seen my videos before I hope that you enjoy them and would love to hear what you think!

 

If you missed the seeing the door pods I mentioned above here is how they turned out:

 

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If you would like to see the in depth process of each step for how I made these door pods there is a conveniently organized playlist on YouTube at this link:

 

 

But enough about the door pods! Its time to get into our next project: The Fiberglass Under Seat Sub Box! Lets get started!

 

First a little about the system:

 

The Vehicle:

Chevy Duramax 2500 HD Extended Cab (Will add pics soon)

 

The Gear:

Alpine Type R's 6.5" Component Speakers

10" JL Audio W3 (Just kidding, I was planning on using this but have fallen in love with the DAD KMH-8, so we are using that instead)

Knukonceptz wiring

Wirecare.com wire protection products

Alpine MRP-M500

Alpine MRP-F300

 

If you are interested in a review for the KMH-8 or learning more, check this out:

 

I started with a concept, I knew that I wanted to build a box that would house both the amplifiers for the system and hide the wiring, but at the same time I wanted quick and easy access to them. The plan for how I am going to do this is difficult to explain, but as the build progresses it will become clear. 

 

The box will also feature several inserts, I have entertained the idea of doing light up plexi on parts of the box. But I am not sure I want too. What do you guys think?

 

Anyhow here is the initial idea, I like to get stuff out on paper first, really gets the creative juices flowing:

 

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With the general idea framed out I started building. Pretty traditional stuff here but one of the coolest things I can teach you here is how I used a "Adjustable Curve" to get a perfect match with the floor contour of the vehicle. I also got the "Beauty Panel" frame trimmed out on the top of the box.

 

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#182 Edit post in threads

Posted by Cablguy184 on 07 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

I can not update my build log ... Is there any way you can fix this for me ?? or make me a temporary moderator so I can fix this ??

Thanks in advance
Randal
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#171 Old School Car Audio is my specialty

Posted by BigDWiz on 27 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Thanks guys...there's more. I've bought and sold many over the years, but still have a few around...

 

Any Fosgate/Rockford Fosgate Fans?

 

See the OldSchoolStereo Rockford Fosgate Collection

 

 

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#17 How to make FLAWLESS Fiberglass Insert Template Shapes From Scratch- **VIDEOS**

Posted by caraudiofab on 10 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Cont from above.
 

ΒΌ MDF or Hardboard (Left) and 1/2" MDF (Right):

 
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Where to find: Big Box Hardware Stores, Lumber yards
Starting Cost: Depends on Size and date, material price changes
If you have a particular curve in your material that you cannot merely copy from an object you found you can use the 1/4" thin hardboard or mdf to smoothly cut the shape with your jigsaw, make sure you take the time to sand the surface you cut smooth so that the transition is perfect and has no rises. 
 A favorite among car audio enthusiasts the 1/2" MDF is a MUST for template production, MDF is void free and will allow for perfect surfaces when using various router steps.
 
Body Filler:
 
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Auto Supply, Auto Body Stores
Starting Cost: 15
Also known as “bondo” body filler is a must for making negative plugs throughout the process. I personally recommend “Rage Gold” by Evercoat due to its awesome working period and amazing sanding qualities. 
 
Painters tape:
 
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Art Supply
Starting Cost: 3
An easily found item, we will be using the painters tape to protect our panels on steps that require the use of body filler.

 

 
Misc:
 

Other things you need that dont need explaining: Scissors, marker, ruler.

 
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The Videos!
 
You are going to want to crack open a cold one and start to free your mind! Get those creative juices flowing! Follow the steps outlined in these videos to construct the templates!
 
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#139 How to Design Your Box in Google Sketchup!

Posted by caraudiofab on 22 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I would like to add this video as well:

 


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#112 Our Facebook Page

Posted by manofsteel on 17 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

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