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#425779 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 10:04 PM

That's a good idea about the hook on the parcel shelf!
I wish I'd thought about it though, cause false floor wrapped in black carpet with the amp showing in the middle would have looked great! With some 90* RCA connectors I could've made the wires look neat (I'm obsessed with cable management)
I'll think of something once the floors finished & fitting correctly! I'm always doing things last minute! Haha I'm so unorganised

Good thing is mdf is cheap enough and easy to work with,
Wouldn't go for this one personality but eh what you reckon :lol:
http://m.ebay.com/it...1949?nav=SEARCH

Replace interior light with it and go crusing windows down and base pumping


#425773 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 09:58 PM

This would also look goo( behind tinted glass

http://www.ebay.com/...edirect=mobile


#425763 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 09:40 PM

What would you class as drugs?...
No I'll be using it as a tight fit around the edges but on hinges in the middle. I'll then use some fancy slotty things (technical term) to hold the floor and the box together and stop the box from sliding around.. Whilst providing a more solid floor than the stupid board that sits over the spare wheel. The way the floor & the sub separate make it easier to extract the spare wheel attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1415222016.884632.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1415222024.769210.jpg

Any sort of narcotics :lol:
Looks good mate i like the hinges idea looks tidy,
If you can purchase a little plastic hook an( fit it to centre underside of the parcel shelf,
Add a ring strap to centre of the mdf door,
You can hook it to parcel shelf when removing the spare wheel etc,

Didn't use my brain when I thought about a false floor.. Anybody with a brain would make the false floor specifically to hide the amp! Whereas that didn't even cross my mind

Dont beat yourself over it mate,
I was just askin, its your car, styled your way and your plans look great,
I use my car planning as an escape hence my extensive research in to everything lol
The mdf lining will help provide tight solid base as apposed to a ported sub enclosure which is more of a loud spread base,
Tight punchy base is much better,


#425747 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 09:04 PM

That's a great idea! But... I've already started making the floor and I haven't made it deep enough for the amp

Are you using the false floor for drugs then? :lol:
Why you building a false floor if theres nothing under it?
Sorry dont intend to be perceived as an A hole just having a joke and asking the question mate aint tryin to make fun atall,


#425727 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 08:32 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH That's honestly the best thing I've heard all day.. Except my ICE & engine obviously ;)

If i was you id purchase an A4 sized sheet of 4mm clear perspex,
Get dmb to print a 4" ford logo in etched glass style vynil,

Stick it on inside of perspex,

Fit amp in false floor with some blue leds spliced in to the boot light so they come on when boot opened,

Cut oval hole in false floor to display amp,
Fit sheet of perspex in place,
Vynil will catch the blue led light aswell,
All under 25 pounds and lighter than 9mm mdf in the section.


#425706 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

Another wee tip lenny forgot to mention ... Don't saw up your mdf in the frigging kitchen!!!!!!

no that went quite smoothly,
Its the black&decker mouse sander and dremil cutting tool set off the fire alarm and put dust absolutely everywhere,
Im now too cripled with back pain to tidy it up,
Two tramadol in the system though so transporting to a better place :)


#425699 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

Ive replied to your questions :) 
 
I've built my box out of 12mm MDF and some bits of ply to reinforce/screw into so I'm not !Removed! directly into MDF. I've also used No Nails everywhere to make it more sturdy & stop air escaping.
I've just started building a false floor out of 9mm MDF to hold the box in place & so i can hide more silentcoat inside it. Might use it to mount the amp cause im feeling lazy now ive finished the box & although i like your idea of mounting the amp It's too much effort for me! haha.
What amp are you looking at? 
when it comes to Christmas i use the "I'm still young, people should still be buying me presents" card! 

Sounds good,
You gotta purchase A3 size 4mm sheet of perspex,
Get DMB to create an etched glass style decal of ford logo 4" oval

Fit your amp in false floor with blue led strips wired in to boot light,
The amp is visible through the perspex in the floor and etched ford logo catches the blue light prism from the leds

Going for JL Audio Amps:
JX360/4 purchasing as part of a kit
And
JX250/1

I'm 29 now and 320 miles from family, I've got my own family now though lol 7yr old, 5yr old and another due out anytime now lol
I don't get presents but i don't give them out neither so nothing lost and nothing gained.


#425685 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

Looks excellent from a distance! I got bored of carpeting the awkward shapes.. ahah!
 
I purchased the carpet from ebay (item number 321009128750). I purchased 1.4meters by 2 meters and used about half of it. It is very high quality and matches the ford carpet almost perfectly. it has a fluffy side and a slightly less fluffy side, i used it with the less fluffy side facing out so it wouldn't catch as much dirt. 
 
The carpet is very flexible! although i'd advise you to watch videos on YouTube about " halfmooning" and other tricks of the trade to achieve a better finish.
 
For the spray adhesive i purchased two cans of this http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT . I used about half a can! it is VERY sticky so be sure not to carpet the mdf without covering your sensitive areas.
 
It sprays straight onto the MDF, also a little bit on the carpet and within seconds you can place the two together and they'll hold solidly :)

Sweet,
Thanks for tips, ill purchase an extra metre to cover my sensative area when spraying the glue,


#425684 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 06:55 PM

Just think yourself lucky you bought a premade sub box lenny.. Could have ended up with carpet as bad as this! http://www.fordowner...ub/#entry425652
 
 
MDF panel looks good! Going to look like a Professional job!

Just saw your thread for the first time today mate looks sweet,
Ive post a few questions on your thread linked there after seeing it,

Thanks very much for comments mate, its pretty light 9mm mdf then double layer strips around the edge,
So overall its 28mm thick additional 1mm gorilla glue,
Internal cavity for cables and connectors is 19mm gap between the 9mm sheet and the back of the seat,

Next step is to purchase the amp,
Mark up the MDF,
Drill it,
Purchase carpet and glue,
Coat it,
Refit amp and cables,

Long way to go yet,
Making my final purchases of 2014 on 20th
Gotta do Santa for three then,
I'll continue progress mid January with view of completion in April/May


#425679 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

:o how have i not saw this thread until now..
The build looks excellent mate and Hassan's blue amp matches the exterior colour of your car nicely, its a good amp that ive heard it twice in Hassen's focus and physically touched it once, maaad to see it now in your motor, its met and entertained us all

Few questions,
Where did you purchase the carpet?
Is the carpet pretty flexible?

What spray adhesive have you used?
Does it spray straight on to the MDF?

Cheers mate


#425676 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 06:20 PM

Update:
The 9mm MDF panel is finally completed with a 19mm internal cavity all ready for marking, drilling and carpet,

The even better news is:
There's two of them aswell :)
If anyone is interested let me know I'm open to offers,

Both are identical so here it is:

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#425531 Dash Camera

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 08:21 AM

What is the best budget dash camera money can buy?
Im looking for one in HD with tv out to connect up to my headunit.
Small enough to hide behind mirror with suction mount not fixed.
Have looked at Eprance models so far.
Any help would be greatly appreciated in my search.
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

  

The Mobius doesn't have a screen, but once setup most of these cameras are shoot and forget. Only need to pop the SD card into a computer if you need any footage off it

I've purchased this dual camera system with separate DVR using Seans money last week, :) thanks pal "thumbs up"

I plan to mount the recorder screen in the roof of the glovebox like a flip down monitor,

My headunit has dual video input so it comes with a cable to mirror the dvr on to a screen,

Ive got a separate reverse camera which will also work on the stereo on a separate input,

It is in my opinion the most discreet dvr system on the market.

See link:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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Heres an accessory picture of the alternative model which has one camera built in to the DVR,
Im sure the accessories are the same in both kits

HD_720p_Dual_Camera_Car_DVR_-_3.5_Inch_D

I've considered fitting a 20% dark window tint sun strip on the windscreen,
With the camera fitted behind it will protect from glare aswell as invisible to outside,

Once the sun strip of tint doesn't come lower than the sun visor the law cant touch you,
And since the focus has a panoramic windscreen its higher than most cars as standard its all win/win baby

Here's a recommended supplier of quality memory card aswell:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Word te yer Müller


#425528 Auxillary!!!

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 08:00 AM

Hi all, iv a 07 focus hatchback, with havin it 4months now there's an aux button on d radio he do I connect my iPhone 5s to it please any1?
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

  

First check in the glovebox and see if there is an aux port if there is just get the standard male to male aux lead n plug straight in, if not you can buy an adapter lead that plugs into the connection to the back of the stereo simple to do mine cost me ten quid off eBay.this will work with any phone/ ipod etc.

+1
See link:
http://www.amazon.co...35f97aba2c9cbda


#425525 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 05 November 2014 - 07:28 AM

ohh goodies, before and after

Looking much better now mate,
Dual reverse next on the list?
Guide To Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2.5 Click Here
A clear smoked spoiler brake light would also fit in nicely see link: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c48a985b0


#425428 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 04 November 2014 - 08:33 PM

^ looks dead real (Not) ... Dead clever tho not having the shopping list of everything you've got done to the car on car door too advertise ohhh yeah you have a complete build thread done !!!!!

Quite an ambitious statement and belief that the entire nation watches Lenny's build thread and knows how i be rollin Victoria,
Not sure I'm quite that popular hunney,
thanks for the opinion though its a nice thought but...... nah :lol:

However in the event that im completely wrong...

Marty & Moog top respect guy's
And
Mr. Obama word to yer Müller