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Lenny

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  1. You could slide a small section of MDF inside the flat surface of the drivers side wheel arch and mount on to the carpet. Alternatively if the amp is small enough you could mount it on the boot door panel.
  2. You may also like to view my guide on custom built removable MDF amp panel:
  3. I started out with exactly the same plan as you there mate, I wanted to mount mine flush underneath the panel aswell but sadly; amplifiers generate alot lot of heat and use there aluminium case as a heat sink to cool itself down, as result; fitting the amplifier upside down or horizontally without atleast 4" inch clearance above. it's going to heatsoak and cook itself and burn out. there are different classes of amplifiers too, "Class C" are very common and dont gemerate as much heat comparing to class A or B my amplifiers are "Class D" and after using for one hour; I can feel them quite warm indeed. class B, and C automatically shut off it gotten too hot but class D just lowers volume until cooler but only happened me once 😅 and I was kinda glad because it was Basin 🙉 Mounting at 45 degrees sort of got it the way I wanted aswell as satisfying the needs for clearance above the surface.
  4. Hi Kieran, Welcome to the forum, it's all in my build thread here in the following few pages with plenty of images if interested in sifting through it link: I got some metal like a coat hanger which I bent to create a template shape, I then took the template to a local iron works place that make garden gates and fences, asked them to bend some 1/2" inch wide brackets for me to match that shape, I then drilled the brackets to match up with the mounting holes of the amplifier. had the brackets powder coated black and mounted them to the plastic boot panel using four M6 bolts and large M6x25 "penny washers" to ensure good broad grip inside the plastic panel ensuring it doesn't rip out. Four M5 x 25mm Aluminium Allen head bolts Anodised Black, these will be used to grip the mono amp to the brackets Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151211574998 Next two items were from "Boltbase" supplied some M5 & M6 Stainless Steel Penny Washers to broaden the grip surface at the rear of the panels. Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221061609656 Next few items were from "KayFast1" supplied me with some A2 Stainless Steel M5 & M6 Nylon thread lock nuts, Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150783000310 They also supplied some M6 x 20 A2 Stainless Steel Hex bolts, for use in securing the Mono Amp brackets to the boot panel, Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160804543604 They also supplied some black plastic ball head nut caps to cover the ends of the M5 & M6 nuts at rear of the brackets for that OEM finish aswell as avoiding sharp edges. Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161276119711 M5 nut caps: M6 nut caps: however there's some on the way. fitted some M5 nut caps to prevent sharp edges in boot area👍
  5. Living Room Project

    The Oak Venitian blinds were fitted throughout the house yesterday, My first time having these; and I must say the bedroom one will be great for weeks im working night shift because they really block out the light when closed. The living room venitian I had fitted then taken down and put back in the packaging to protect from dust and paint, I'll refit it at a later date when the project is complete. My initial feeling was "😯 there a bit prison cell style" But then I discovered that they can be fully lifted just like a roller blind they fold up tight to the top so i like that option for upstairs but when tv goes on the wall corresponding to the livingroom window; The blind will be ideal in the lowerd position while still letting light in at an adjustable angle. The guy fitting was an absolute Gentleman vacuumed up after himself with own vacuum cleaner and even fitted some Cleat hooks to the cords; main reason was for child safety to prevent them hanging themselves and also to protect paint work as the cord ends tend to smack around in a breeze. Overall well worth every penny👍 Next stage is; Recessing the radiator pipes in to the wall instead of existing way of coming up through the floor. For now though; im taking another break from the project and will get back to it in 3-4 weeks, I've been flat out for past seven weeks doing six day weeks in work, aswell as working on the house before & after work each day; it's all been very much worth it but I'm physically wrecked😩, going to take a few weeks off from project to recharge myself and the wallet, It's comforting to have had the cable management all complete there's nothing left to be mindful of; encase some cable was to be forgotten or somthing I kept re-thinking it and doing a list, but thankfully all of that's now done and tidy. Plaster is drying out nicely too,
  6. Living Room Project

    It's very workable aswell; there's no wire inside the spring shaped coil it's pure rubber, I left it a bit long to ensure the builder would leave it exiting the hole in plaster at both ends, It was a bit long at the cabinet side and because it doesn't bend very tight i wanted to trim it back a bit; and im surprised to say it cut using only a scissors 👍 Thanks mate, Its really taking shape now the plastering is done 👍
  7. Living Room Project

    Builder arrived back this morning 10am and fitted the pipe full of wires in to the wall prior to slabbing both sides with 1.5"inch insulated plasterboards and plastering over them aswell as plastering the front wall and chimney breast. I'm extremely happy with today's progress and results, things are working out very well so far in the project 👍 I know the image of the front wall ☝there looks like it's all different levels but it's really 100% smooth, it will flatten out when undercoated and painted. Oak venitian blinds are due to be fitted tomorrow all going well, the guy meassured up two weeks ago but order was delayed by one week for some reason.
  8. I'd follow his recommendation of not blanking until after he is done remapping encase somthing goes wrong with his alterations he can't then blame you. Overall id say the main thing is; He knows where he stands with a completely standard base map. And can adjust that accordingly👍 As we know; blanking the egr valve slightly increases exhaust gas flow and reduces lag; this will adjust the dyno graph figures and possibly confuse him a bit when adding his perimiters for remapping. Bottom line; id just hold off on blanking until he is done remapping, and if he does electronically delete the egr valve; id still physically blank it because a bump in the road could cause the dead valve to open permanently if not physically blanked aswell then it could constantly contaminate the oil. If you can get your hands on a K&N57s Induction kit I highly recommend it for performance too 👍
  9. Living Room Project

    Thanks mate, And I really appreciate the advice on brackets as it's somthing I'll be looking in to in more detail soon, I probably won't be purchasing the TV until January Sales but it will be in the 46-50" region and 4K LED. I know January's a bit of a while away but I've gotta purchase tiles for hallway, three door frames, doors, handles, Solid oak floor, floating mantle and a sofa or two first 😅 The TV and possibly soundbar will be very final items so I currently anticipate it will be around January when purchasing them; all going well. I plan to purchase the bracket in coming weeks and have it mounted on wall in preparation for the tv prior to painting the room. My mother has her living room TV mounted on a swivel bracket comes out of the wall and turns left-right just like the one you linked there. I'm looking for a flat mounted bracket which tilts. I would like it to sit close to the wall because the side of the television will be visible on entering the room 😕 I know that's a bit controversial to your advice regarding the Xbox but when the TV goes on the wall im plugging all cables in; then the cabinet in the corner mirrors the rear of the tv because I'm installing all cables the tv is capable of taking before the tv goes in to place. I don't currently need 4 HDMI cables but there going in for future compatability. I'm also seeking to find out; how long are the cables between voltage adaptor and Television on these large screens. I would prefer not to have to try and hide the voltage adaptor block behind the tv if possible if prefer to have it behind the cabinet and phish the power cable through to the TV.
  10. Things I Don't Like

    Main Pig Character in the new "Angry Birds" Movie is called Leonard 😭
  11. Things I Don't Like

    My mother anytime I visit spend day doing stuff intead of chatting 😧
  12. Living Room Project

    Meassured up the living room wall today to find the centre location. I then marked out two locations where the 32mm flexible PVC Drain pipe will exit in to the wall; from rear of cabinet and enter at rear of television mounted on centre of the wall. Followed by cutting off the excess length from the 3 Metre coil: The 32mm pipe will exit through to the kitchen and re-enter behind the tv, The kitchen side of the wall is going to be partitioned and slabed with insulated plasterboards, the 32mm pipe will be housed inside this partition cavity instead of chasing out the blocks and installing. This option was suggested to me by the builder whom pointed out; by routing cables out to rear of wall then returning back in where required, your eliminating any risk of ever drilling in to the cables at a later date when mounting a bracket or possibly a sound bar. Now for the difficult part; fitting all of these cables inside😯 4 x 4M HDMI Cables V2.0 1 x 4M Flat CAT7 RJ45 Cable 1 x 4M C13 plug power cable 240V 1 x 5M Phono Cable 1 x 5M RG6 Quad Shielded Coaxial Cable Took around two hours but well worth the efforts as all the cables are within the pipe and moving freely; meaning the excess cable can be pulled back to rear of cabinet where it won't be saw. The loom is now ready for install next week 👍im very pleased with the result on this as i was unsure it was going to work out 😅
  13. Replacement speakers for blown Ford ones.

    No problem👍
  14. Replacement speakers for blown Ford ones.

    They bolt in using M6x20 bolts, 10mm M6 washers and nylon lock nuts both purchased separately from local DIY store 👍 Front: Rear: