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Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-28-2005, 8:04 PM Reply   
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.

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!

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.

There is also going to be neon in the amp rack, but, shhhhh, dont tell Ed!

Old Sub Boxes:

Old Amp Location:

JL 1000/1 mounted upside down(cooling fins should be right side up):

This was the mess behind the panel:

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:

The PPIs and the 1000/1 torn out to give Ed the room that he wants:

Sub Box Build up:

Sub Box in place with finish panel:

And BLING BLING, the tinted plexi inside the box:

Old    walt            10-28-2005, 8:54 PM Reply   
Nice job Clay !
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-28-2005, 9:02 PM Reply   
nice as always, great job Clay
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-29-2005, 12:04 AM Reply   
Hey thanks alot, I finished the Heated Driver seat tonight, ill post some pics of the install tomorrow morning.
Old     (nvsairwarrior)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-29-2005, 1:03 AM Reply   
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.
Just awesome!
Old     (bigasswake)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-29-2005, 2:20 AM Reply   
Gonna be sick !!!!

The night time is the right time!!!

Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-29-2005, 10:41 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-29-2005, 10:52 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-29-2005, 11:04 AM Reply   
Here are some pictures of the Seat Heater install last night:
Base Seat:
Base Seat:
Base Heating Unit:
Base Heating unit:
Run th ewires through the seat:
Run wires through the seat:
Base pigtail with quick disconnect:
Base Pigtail with Quick Disconect:
Base seat completed:
Base seat completed:
Whole seat before:

Measure to where base line starts:

Drill a new hole for all the wires:

control unit:

Base Pigtail:

Whole seat complete:
Old     (99sportster)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-29-2005, 11:20 AM Reply   
Sorry for the thread hijack.

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.
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-29-2005, 1:55 PM Reply   
Here are some pic's of Ed finished seat,

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
Old    mendo247            10-29-2005, 3:04 PM Reply   
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...
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-29-2005, 3:14 PM Reply   
Yeah I'm definetly loving how clean everything is coming out plus I know this winter I'm gonna be nice an toasty.

Now I'm just dying to see the amp rack!!!


(Message edited by big_ed_x2 on October 29, 2005)
Old     (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-29-2005, 4:10 PM Reply   
looks great clay i have trying to figure out how to do my observers seat in my 05 vride
Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       10-30-2005, 8:54 AM Reply   
Seat heater Ed???!!! What the f..!!!?? LOL.
Getting all typs of spoiled up there hey!!
Dont mind me dude. Im just messing..If anything im just jealous..ha ha ..
Cant wait to see and hear that system. I am sure those NVS and subs are going to be firing like never before...
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-30-2005, 6:15 PM Reply   
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!

As for my heated seat.It's cold up here and today froze my a$$ off and am wearing a drysuit from today on!
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-30-2005, 6:41 PM Reply   
looking good. Ed your in good hands. Ha ha as for the drysuit I have been in mine twice now.
Old     (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       10-30-2005, 9:22 PM Reply   
come on Squid, Chris rode in shorts today.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-30-2005, 10:28 PM Reply   
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

(Message edited by twakess on October 30, 2005)
Old     (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-31-2005, 3:42 AM Reply   
Dry suit already Ed?!?!? We spring suited sunday and were very comfy.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-31-2005, 8:44 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-31-2005, 8:51 AM Reply   
Ed the stereo's looking great, congrats. Starting to wish I started off taking mine somewhere.
Old     (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-31-2005, 8:58 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-31-2005, 9:05 AM Reply   
Until now it was ok but we'll see with the new box.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-31-2005, 1:44 PM Reply   
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.

That install's looking good ED. I kinda dig the heated seat deal. That'd be killer during the winter.
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       10-31-2005, 7:39 PM Reply   
Ok enough of this who is He-man crap. More instal pic's

Old    walt            10-31-2005, 7:50 PM Reply   
Thats really nice Clay !
Old     (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       10-31-2005, 8:26 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-31-2005, 9:53 PM Reply   
Damn! Ed's shiat is really pimped out now.

(Message edited by jarrod on October 31, 2005)
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       10-31-2005, 11:50 PM Reply   
Damn!!!!!!!!!! I cant even get my new DVD player to work right guys like you Clay amaze me!!!!!!
Old     (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       10-31-2005, 11:54 PM Reply   
Nice! Congrat's BigEd, I guess the big sound, will match the big wake?

Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-01-2005, 8:13 AM Reply   
It's gonna match my big Heart and my big beeep.LOL

I'm completely stoked on the install and for every bodies information.....very reasonable price at that,tho it is not cheap.
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       11-01-2005, 6:52 PM Reply   

Old    walt            11-01-2005, 7:32 PM Reply   
That looks soooo SICK !
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-01-2005, 8:12 PM Reply   
SICK SICK makes me want to take my boat up there.
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       11-01-2005, 8:37 PM Reply   
Squid Bring it up here!
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-01-2005, 8:40 PM Reply   
Clay would love to but $$$ is a issue. I am a poor boy that can ride that lucky ended up with a nice boat.
Old     (sacdeep)      Join Date: Aug 2001       11-02-2005, 1:29 PM Reply   
Borrow some $$$ from Mr Business he looks like he's rolling in the dough
Old     (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-02-2005, 3:38 PM Reply   
hot hot hot :-) Ed, gonna be loving those heated seats, I love the innovation! You said you'll be riding all winter, right?
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       11-02-2005, 5:45 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-02-2005, 5:54 PM Reply   
Kevin ~ YUP

Jeff,Yeah believe it or not,only one side was playing.
Old     (nvsairwarrior)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-02-2005, 9:31 PM Reply   
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.
Pleaeeeeeese, let me know when you have your ride back so I can enjoy some warm seats, big wakes and big beats.
D out
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-03-2005, 7:15 AM Reply   
Ed has only 1 heated seet. So Duane unless your driving your gonna be on your own. LOL
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-03-2005, 8:02 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-03-2005, 12:56 PM Reply   
Just picked my boat up and it off the hizzy.Super happy with it.Came out super clean......Thanks Clay!!!
Old     (jroyal)      Join Date: Jan 2003       11-03-2005, 1:06 PM Reply   
Nice work. How thick is that plexiglass on the front of the sub box?
Old    mendo247            11-03-2005, 1:07 PM Reply   
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!
Old     (nvsairwarrior)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-03-2005, 1:08 PM Reply   
No worries, I drive best when I'm warm.
Any final pics on the amp mounting? Clay's elbows and such kind of got in the way of the last one.
D out
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-03-2005, 1:37 PM Reply   
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.

Old     (big_xstar)      Join Date: Nov 2004       11-04-2005, 7:38 AM Reply   
I really wanna see the amp placement and setup.
I remeber the set uip before and I am sure it looks pretty pimp now.
Old    swass            11-04-2005, 8:28 AM Reply   
How long did the install take, Ed?

Give us the low-down on what was installed. You already had the NVS setup, right?
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-04-2005, 10:04 AM Reply   
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.

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.
2. The wire that was run up to the NVS tower speakers was taken out and new larger speaker wire was installed.
3. The interior speakers (polk seperats) had blown up tweaters they were taken out and replaced
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.
5. All the fused power distrubution was taken off the floor and Re-installed on the passenger side wall out of the way.
6. Installed a drivers side heated seat.
7. Installed a new brake calaper.<<< LOL
There's lots more but thoes are the major thing's that were done.
Old    walt            11-11-2005, 5:08 PM Reply   
Here's a few more after pics.

Old     (audiopro74)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-11-2005, 5:22 PM Reply   
as always CLEAN!!!
Old     (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       11-11-2005, 9:47 PM Reply   
Hey Walt- Thanks for the picture update!

CHris-thanks alot.


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