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sound_illusions 10-28-2005 8:04 PM

Big Ed dropped off his boat with all of his equipment already installed, and the system workin... We tore it all out and were starting over... Ed lost all of his storage under the passenger side and were giving it back to him. We are remounting all of his amps and making a new home for his two 10W6v2s. <BR> <BR>The sub box is being made to fit under the dash, with neon, and blue mirror plexi. I just installed the plexi and it looks sweet, I cant wait to get the neon in there and see it! <BR> <BR>Im not a big fan of just mirror plexi glass, I think it gives off too much light, and the inside of the box is too apparent. Soooo... I tinted these peices before i Put them in the box, check it out. <BR> <BR>There is also going to be neon in the amp rack, but, shhhhh, dont tell Ed! <BR> <BR>Old Sub Boxes: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/262999.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Old Amp Location: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263000.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>JL 1000/1 mounted upside down(cooling fins should be right side up): <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263001.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>This was the mess behind the panel: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263002.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>I relocated all of the electronics on the forward wall and tied all of the wires back to give me the room for the Sub box: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263003.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263004.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>The PPIs and the 1000/1 torn out to give Ed the room that he wants: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263005.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Sub Box Build up: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263006.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263007.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263008.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263009.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263010.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Sub Box in place with finish panel: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263011.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>And BLING BLING, the tinted plexi inside the box: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263012.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>

walt 10-28-2005 8:54 PM

Nice job Clay !

chas 10-28-2005 9:02 PM

nice as always, great job Clay

sound_illusions 10-29-2005 12:04 AM

Hey thanks alot, I finished the Heated Driver seat tonight, ill post some pics of the install tomorrow morning.

nvsairwarrior 10-29-2005 1:03 AM

Clay, <BR>Holy smokes, when I stopped by just yesterday you were just getting started. Now you've got the amps in and sub box built with lites and everything. <BR>Just awesome!

bigasswake 10-29-2005 2:20 AM

Gonna be sick !!!!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>The night time is the right time!!! <BR> <BR>Neil

sound_illusions 10-29-2005 10:41 AM

Duane- The amps in the pictures were the old amp locations, I am remounting the two PPIs and the JL 1000/1 is going to stay in the same location but placed upright so the amp can get rid of the heat the right way. The JL is staying where it is at because it is up high and out of the way.

grant_west 10-29-2005 10:52 AM

Just so you know the JL amps are suposed to be mounted with the Heat sinks (The black Part) facing up. That way they can exhaust the heet. and then the amp adjustments are in a place where you can adjust them. Ed's JL amp was mounted upside down. Heat sinks down.

sound_illusions 10-29-2005 11:04 AM

Here are some pictures of the Seat Heater install last night: <BR>Base Seat: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263127.jpg" alt="Base Seat:"> <BR>Base Heating Unit: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263128.jpg" alt="Base Heating unit:"> <BR>Run th ewires through the seat: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263129.jpg" alt="Run wires through the seat:"> <BR>Base pigtail with quick disconnect: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263130.jpg" alt="Base Pigtail with Quick Disconect:"> <BR>Base seat completed: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263131.jpg" alt="Base seat completed:"> <BR>Whole seat before: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263132.jpg" alt=""> <BR>Measure to where base line starts: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263133.jpg" alt=""> <BR>Drill a new hole for all the wires: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263134.jpg" alt=""> <BR>control unit: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263135.jpg" alt=""> <BR>Base Pigtail: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263136.jpg" alt=""> <BR>Whole seat complete: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263137.jpg" alt="">

99sportster 10-29-2005 11:20 AM

Sorry for the thread hijack. <BR> <BR>Clay, what kind of a stapler due you use to reinstall the vinyl? I haven't been able to find a pneumatic stapler that will shoot staples like were used on my malibu. <BR>

sound_illusions 10-29-2005 1:55 PM

Here are some pic's of Ed finished seat, <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263186.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263187.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263188.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263189.jpg" alt=""> <BR>The stapler I use is a Porter Cable, It works great. Its real strong. If you push it to hard into the material it will staple right threw the material. You have to hold it at the right pressure to get the staple to set at the correct depth

mendo247 10-29-2005 3:04 PM

looks killer im sure ed is gonna love his new set up! hopefully this winter i can afford to have you set my new boat up...

big_ed_x2 10-29-2005 3:14 PM

Yeah I'm definetly loving how clean everything is coming out plus I know this winter I'm gonna be nice an toasty.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Now I'm just dying to see the amp rack!!! <BR> <BR> <BR>Clay..........<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/smile.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by big_ed_x2 on October 29, 2005)

fullonsalesgrp 10-29-2005 4:10 PM

looks great clay i have trying to figure out how to do my observers seat in my 05 vride <BR>itch

big_xstar 10-30-2005 8:54 AM

Seat heater Ed???!!! What the f..!!!?? LOL. <BR>Getting all typs of spoiled up there hey!! <BR>Dont mind me dude. Im just messing..If anything im just jealous..ha ha .. <BR>Cant wait to see and hear that system. I am sure those NVS and subs are going to be firing like never before... <BR>

big_ed_x2 10-30-2005 6:15 PM

Kevin,2 weeks ago I was messing around with the amp on the NVS and it turns out that they were only half on.After pressing a certain button on my amp,all of the suddon the NVS just filled the garage with sound.I think they sound so much better now!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>As for my heated seat.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>It's cold up here and today froze my a$$ off and am wearing a drysuit from today on!

twakess 10-30-2005 6:41 PM

looking good. Ed your in good hands. Ha ha as for the drysuit I have been in mine twice now.

chas 10-30-2005 9:22 PM

come on Squid, Chris rode in shorts today.

twakess 10-30-2005 10:28 PM

Uh chris is like a polar bare so he prob didn't need the shorty. Ok back eds system post. I would like to be hooked up with a rosty toasty seat. How many boxes would I need to paint to get one. Grant and Clayton<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by twakess on October 30, 2005)

jeff359 10-31-2005 3:42 AM

Dry suit already Ed?!?!? We spring suited sunday and were very comfy.

big_ed_x2 10-31-2005 8:44 AM

Maybe I was ok after a few falls but until then froze my a$$ + with a little adrenaline and I'm out there shaking like a polaroid picture.

jeff359 10-31-2005 8:51 AM

Ed the stereo's looking great, congrats. Starting to wish I started off taking mine somewhere.

acurtis_ttu 10-31-2005 8:58 AM

Ed, when you get your stero cranked, I'm curious to know if you get much dash rattle with two 10's under there. I've got close to 4 sq feet of dynmat type product shoved in and around the dash (22 SSV) to stop the rattling/vibration with one 10w6v2 on a jl 500/1.

big_ed_x2 10-31-2005 9:05 AM

Until now it was ok but we'll see with the new box.

guido 10-31-2005 1:44 PM

Squid, OMG a drysuit???? Dude I rode a 3/2 wetsuit and was totally warm saturday and sunday. Jarrod and Brandon went just neo-tops. C'mon. <BR> <BR>That install's looking good ED. I kinda dig the heated seat deal. That'd be killer during the winter.

sound_illusions 10-31-2005 7:39 PM

Ok enough of this who is He-man crap. More instal pic's <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263630.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263631.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263632.jpg" alt="">

walt 10-31-2005 7:50 PM

Thats really nice Clay !

sanger215guy 10-31-2005 8:26 PM

THats it I am getting heated seats to, Clay still looking to have you do a boat for the show. I think I can get it pushed through managment. Damn you guys do clean installs.

jarrod 10-31-2005 9:53 PM

Damn! Ed's shiat is really pimped out now. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by jarrod on October 31, 2005)

poser007 10-31-2005 11:50 PM

Damn!!!!!!!!!! I cant even get my new DVD player to work right guys like you Clay amaze me!!!!!!

blake_hughes 10-31-2005 11:54 PM

Nice! Congrat's BigEd, I guess the big sound, will match the big wake? <BR> <BR>-Blake

big_ed_x2 11-01-2005 8:13 AM

It's gonna match my big Heart and my big beeep.LOL <BR> <BR> <BR>I'm completely stoked on the install and for every bodies information.....very reasonable price at that,tho it is not cheap. <BR>

sound_illusions 11-01-2005 6:52 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263907.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263908.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263909.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263910.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263911.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/263912.jpg" alt="">

walt 11-01-2005 7:32 PM

That looks soooo SICK !

twakess 11-01-2005 8:12 PM

SICK SICK makes me want to take my boat up there.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

sound_illusions 11-01-2005 8:37 PM

Squid Bring it up here!

twakess 11-01-2005 8:40 PM

Clay would love to but $$$ is a issue. I am a poor boy that can ride that lucky ended up with a nice boat.

sacdeep 11-02-2005 1:29 PM

Borrow some $$$ from Mr Business he looks like he's rolling in the dough

ktmwakeboarder 11-02-2005 3:38 PM

hot hot hot <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> Ed, gonna be loving those heated seats, I love the innovation! You said you'll be riding all winter, right?

socalwakepunk 11-02-2005 5:45 PM

Let me get this straight, the amps were only half on before? Holy crap!!!! Can't wait to get another pull behind this bad boy again.

big_ed_x2 11-02-2005 5:54 PM

Kevin ~ YUP <BR> <BR> <BR>Jeff,Yeah believe it or not,only one side was playing.

nvsairwarrior 11-02-2005 9:31 PM

Ed, <BR>Ed, <BR>Does that mean you were happy before (with only one NVS Entity working)? maybe I should up the price for a pair of NVS Entities J/K. <BR>Pleaeeeeeese, let me know when you have your ride back so I can enjoy some warm seats, big wakes and big beats. <BR>D out

grant_west 11-03-2005 7:15 AM

Ed has only 1 heated seet. So Duane unless your driving your gonna be on your own. LOL

big_ed_x2 11-03-2005 8:02 AM

Figured if and when I get a regular crew that I don't want them missing any days riding b\c they are cold or maybe sick from rides before,I'll hook up the passangers with heated seats but until then I'm the only regular.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

big_ed_x2 11-03-2005 12:56 PM

Just picked my boat up and it off the hizzy.Super happy with it.Came out super clean......Thanks Clay!!!

jroyal 11-03-2005 1:06 PM

Nice work. How thick is that plexiglass on the front of the sub box? <BR>

mendo247 11-03-2005 1:07 PM

lets see some pics of the final product! id like to see the passengers compartment and how all the amps were mouted.. the sub box looks unreal!

nvsairwarrior 11-03-2005 1:08 PM

No worries, I drive best when I'm warm. <BR>Any final pics on the amp mounting? Clay's elbows and such kind of got in the way of the last one. <BR>D out

big_ed_x2 11-03-2005 1:37 PM

Clay forgot to take pics of it after he finished it and then I picked my boat up soo,there is NOT gonna be any more pics.J\k I'll see if I can take pics of it tomorrow and I'll post them then. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>

big_xstar 11-04-2005 7:38 AM

I really wanna see the amp placement and setup. <BR>I remeber the set uip before and I am sure it looks pretty pimp now.

11-04-2005 8:28 AM

How long did the install take, Ed? <BR> <BR>Give us the low-down on what was installed. You already had the NVS setup, right?

grant_west 11-04-2005 10:04 AM

Ed brought us the boat with all his own equipment allready installed. Our job was to rip out all of his old stuff and re-install it. <BR> <BR>1. The PPI amps that were mounted in the center of the passenger side storage locker on the floor were taken out and installed on a display amp rack that was mounted up and out of the way on the gunnal. The amp rack held both PPI 4125 amp's and has a cover peice that hides all the connection's the amp rack looks close to what we did on Doug's V230 Sanger. <BR>2. The wire that was run up to the NVS tower speakers was taken out and new larger speaker wire was installed. <BR>3. The interior speakers (polk seperats) had blown up tweaters they were taken out and replaced <BR>4. Under the drivers side dash the wiering was cleaned up and a new box holding 2 JL W-6 v2 subs was made and installed along with new wire. <BR>5. All the fused power distrubution was taken off the floor and Re-installed on the passenger side wall out of the way. <BR>6. Installed a drivers side heated seat. <BR>7. Installed a new brake calaper.<<< LOL <BR>There's lots more but thoes are the major thing's that were done.

walt 11-11-2005 5:08 PM

Here's a few more after pics. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/265898.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/265899.jpg" alt="">

audiopro74 11-11-2005 5:22 PM

as always CLEAN!!!

sound_illusions 11-11-2005 9:47 PM

Hey Walt- Thanks for the picture update! <BR> <BR>CHris-thanks alot.

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