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In Topic: "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Yesterday, 08:27 PM

Todays progress:

Well its day three of flat out working on the car,

Started off with the TV Tuner


Wired up a loom for it,



I then routed the cable from the passenger fuse board area back along factory loom to the passenger side boot panel where i plan to mount the tuner box.



I then had to temporarily cease installation of the tuner as i require a ring crimp terminal to earth a cable aswell as some more insulated female crimps,
I didn't fit aerials yet neither as the manual says the tuner will display signal levels to assist mounting in optimum location,
So I've gotta get it powered up first,

I then got the Ford IsoFix bracket fitted for the little man,

Hoovered out the car and put the whole interior back in except for glove box,
Not one screw or clip missing,
Very surprised at that lol

I then routed both 4 Gauge cables from the amps through the firewall,


Fitted the 30 and 40amp circuit breakers, bolted to the side of the battery box all ready for final crimp ring terminal to be applied.



I've got the crimps,
But i don't have a large crimper,
I've gotten a loan of one from maintenance workshop in work before to crimp all other connections,

I've now got the final four connections ready for crimping,
Should have these done on Tuesday morning and that will see the amps fully functioning,

Ill pick up crimp ring terminal tomorrow and get back to installing the TV Tuner,

I've decided to source a company to install the flip down Monitor as i don't trust myself to line it up correctly,
I've got all the cables figured out etc.
Just need a company to fit it in there for me,
Ill look in to it in coming weeks,
Its been a fun three days but im glad to be at the end of it because its quite stressful aswell as enjoyable trying to make everything go the way you want it to and always planning whats to be done next, in a bid to maximise daylight time,
Aswell as reserving some inside jobs for times that it begins to lash rain lol

Looking forward to getting back to work in order to obtain the crimper :)

In Topic: My St / Rs Mk2 Build Up. Project Phenomenal!

28 March 2015 - 10:27 PM

Yeah Lenny it looks awesome but I think I may be seen as copying Gaffa's Rs, although I think he'll be selling his and going for the mk3 Rs

it looks pretty unique to me,
I wouldnt be concerned about copying personally its your hard earned spent getting it to look the way you personally want it to and when some modification options are limited styles its difficult to be different.

In Topic: My St / Rs Mk2 Build Up. Project Phenomenal!

28 March 2015 - 10:10 PM

Focus is lookin sweet,
You may consider air ride suspension kit would save your splitter a bit but take up some space in the boot compartment.

In Topic: "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

28 March 2015 - 09:43 PM

Been at the car today from 9am to 19:00
Had to drive with only drivers seat installed to local DIY store lol
Bit faster with no interior, had to purchase some more bolts as previously mentioned,
Got home and fitted front speakers completly.

I failed to take many pictures,
Fitted front speakers and wired in the feeds from amp to speakers aswell as the front audio to boot connector feed.

Removed the iso adaptor loom and hard wired all cables to reduce bulk at the rear of the headunit,
Would have been tight if not impossible to fit the headunit back in along with the additional 7 RCA plugs.

Took some time and Haynes manual




Front speakers now fully installed and door cards fitted,

Tomorrow I've gotta fit the isofix bracket in back seat,
Refit all panels,
Route power feeds through firewall to battery,
Fit PlayStation socket extensions,
Begin wiring Xtrons HD DVB Tuner.

There was a lot of time spent phishing RCA's in to headunit cage today guys,
Had to go in one at a time and took forever,
Was like seeing your child being born,
The euphoric feeling when the RCA cable finely peeps through where you want it :lol:
Headunit now refitted and functioning 100%
Currenly powering front speakers from headunit via the new plug&socket system in the boot compartment until th3 amp power is complete.
More progress tomorrow thanks for reading.

In Topic: "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

27 March 2015 - 10:43 PM

Tweeters now fitted in stock locations.

I did try dissecting the tweeters to smaller size as in removing there grill but not a chance,
These are sealed tight one inch silk.



Progress continues at 7am :)