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October 15th, 2017, 5:26 PM   #1  
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Let me start off by saying I've always wanted to do a build thread, but I suck at stopping to take pictures along the way. But here goes.

I'm not in the habit of naming vehicles usually, but this one sorta hit me, and I already had the mascot handy, so.... Le Moose. Mickey Le Moose. I never thought I'd have 6,400 some odd pounds of van, and I kept referring to it as a moose, so... It is the van in my avatar. I wanted to set it up for camping, even though I only get out 2 or 3 times a year, they are a big event for me. It is in no way finished, as I had to rush to get the bed made for the October trip.

So far, I've installed running boards, window visors, trailer hitch, a dash carpet, and stereo, with a sub woofer and a backup camera. And the bed. Another member here told me about the backup cam(Thanks Chris Liebermen). The sub is under the bed at this point, the pic was taken earlier. The holster for the phone was a carryover from my Astro, except for how I mounted it. It is mahogany, with aluminum flashing folded over the top of the dash bezel. I have a couple more things to mount, and will probably done in the same way.

Thank for looking.

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October 15th, 2017, 6:21 PM   #2  
You Finally did it... lol
Good Job.... I like the pics...
The Moose... is a nice touch.

 
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October 15th, 2017, 6:23 PM   #3  
I would like to see a pic of th e Rear View Camera in
Operation... so I can see what you see when you are
backing up.

 
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October 15th, 2017, 8:55 PM   #4  
STAN
is that just 1 sub ?
and 1 amp driving it ?
or do you have other speakers on 1 amp?

 
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October 15th, 2017, 9:06 PM   #5  
The door and rear roof speakers are powered by the head unit, and the single sub is powered by a 160 watt amp.


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October 16th, 2017, 12:54 AM   #6  
Did you check to see if the tweeters can be flushed into the trim pc that covers behind the side mirrors? I was considering the same.

 
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October 16th, 2017, 1:10 AM   #7  
I'm a wood guy, and I have a decent inventory of scraps of mahogany. I was going to make a mount out of blocks of that to fit in the "crotch" of the pillar and dash, sort of wedge shaped. I bet they would fit where you suggest, depending on the depth of the tweeter you use. But seeing as how the high frequencies are very directional(and me not hearing so well these days), I thought it best to point them more towards me and a passenger.

 
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October 16th, 2017, 4:04 AM   #8  
I believe since I had my panels off ( I just installed them back yesturday )
that there is enough room in the lower part but the plastic trim that
covers that whole is off center of the to the whole were you would
want to fit the tweeter.. you would have to literally grind the whole
open more. to allow the tweeter to fit the plastic ... I think it can be done
for sure with my doors... it a person wanted to take the time to
do that ... but I am not so sure the doors are exactly the same for the
many years that mine and Stan are far apart in the years.....

 
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October 16th, 2017, 7:50 PM   #9  
Posted By: Teammuir1 I believe since I had my panels off ( I just installed them back yesturday )
that there is enough room in the lower part but the plastic trim that
covers that whole is off center of the to the whole were you would
want to fit the tweeter.. you would have to literally grind the whole
open more. to allow the tweeter to fit the plastic ... I think it can be done
for sure with my doors... it a person wanted to take the time to
do that ... but I am not so sure the doors are exactly the same for the
many years that mine and Stan are far apart in the years.....
Just another thought....... were that plastic is located on my van .
all the sound would be blasted to the side of the dash.
IMOP... not so good..

 
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October 16th, 2017, 8:29 PM   #10  
The top of that piece pops up above the dash on my '16. Canuck has an '02, so it may be closer to yours, in design. As soon as I get more of my shop together, you'll see how I handle it.

 
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