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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:24 pm 
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i have 2 pioneer 7.5" inch 3 way speakers and im planning on putting them on my parcel shelf in my EL. i know its illegal to cut into the metal of the car so i need to raise the speakers, high enough so that the magnet just fits into the exisiting holes. problem is that the rear centre seat belt is in the way. i was thinking of building a whole new parcel shelf out of mdf intergrating the slot for the seat belt as well as the speaker into the one spacer......but is it illegal for me to modify that area where the seat belt goes through the parcel shelf? its not going to change where the seat belt sits.

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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:29 pm 
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im not quite exactly sure your planning to do.....whats illegal is an modification to the actual metal shelf that is part of the cars structure. If it will effect the strentgth etc then its a no no but really whos gonna see and the mods you do if you cover this whole thing no one can see what youve done anyways....so id say make your mdf shelf and screw/bracket it down to the existing shelf (depending on how u do this is would actually strengthen the shelf) and go for gold...a pic with some drawings or something of what u plan to do might exlplain better.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:47 pm 
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cool thanks. ill make a drawing on paint and post it up......wont be the best picture but i hope it will give an idea.

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EDIT: i give up with the paint so bloody hard....ill just hand draw it.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:20 am 
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Here is the pic of the 5 minute drawing and writing.
hope that makes sense......if it doesnt then ill need to make photos of the progress.

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Edit: Made the photo smaller.
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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:14 am 
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llooks good mate hey why not i reckon its a good idea...and as weve said an extra layer mounted to the shelf i sure is completely allowed so long as it isnt weakinging the overall strength of the shelf which im sure it wont.

Not a bad drawing either good work :P

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:07 am 
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I had same issue when installing my 4 way 6x9's. Best thing i ever did was buy some plastic spacers from stupidcheep and use your soldering iron to melt the plastic to the shape of the seatbelt hump. works like magic!

EDIT: make sure you get the plastic off the soldering iron pretty quick - it stinks something shocking when it burns on there!! :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:28 am 
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Big Kev: cheers mate....im getting some mdf today and going to start on the project. ill take pics of the progress. lets just hope all goes to plan

mr_sperm1: hahahaha. good idea with the soldering iron but wouldnt it be a b**ch just trying to remove the plastic off the soldering iron later on?

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:36 am 
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mr_sperm1: hahahaha. good idea with the soldering iron but wouldnt it be a b**ch just trying to remove the plastic off the soldering iron later on?


not when it's someone else's soldering iron :lol: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:45 pm 
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hahahahaha.....class.

getting started on the parcel shelf now. got myself mdf wood....only 3mm thick since its going to be carpeted and all. ill take pictures as i go.

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Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:39 pm 
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got started today and managed to get the mdf to sit on the parcel shelf. tomorrow ill need to do some fine tuning to sit it nicely in there as well as starting on the spacers and seat belt thingy.

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:33 pm 
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phongus wrote:
got started today and managed to get the mdf to sit on the parcel shelf. tomorrow ill need to do some fine tuning to sit it nicely in there as well as starting on the spacers and seat belt thingy.

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well looking good so far dude....have u priced up by any chance a 2 piece (only real way) custom fibreglass one ?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:34 pm 
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i just bought a set of 6*9's and was planning this same idea. i have a gas tank to dodge aswell yay.

keep up the good work, i eagerly await to see how it turns out, as the supercheap spacers i bought (untill i get shelf done) are already annoying me.

good luck.

p.s. post many pics/ deatails plz

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:40 pm 
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Big Kev: i havent actually checked it out. decided to go all out mdf but using as little as possible so the car doesnt gain weight. sorry

rushed: cheers ill keep the photos coming as i go along. and yeah spacers annoyed me on my EA so i made my own spacers out of scrap would....worked a treat.

and i wont be having anymore pictures until friday due to uni.

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:43 pm 
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Big Kev: i havent actually checked it out. decided to go all out mdf but using as little as possible so the car doesnt gain weight. sorry

rushed: cheers ill keep the photos coming as i go along. and yeah spacers annoyed me on my EA so i made my own spacers out of scrap would....worked a treat.

and i wont be having anymore pictures until friday due to uni.

cheers

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thats fair enuff....the glass moulded over the mdf and depended on how it was done could end up weighin the same,more or less :P could go anyway....still lookin good so far and i'll keep an eye out as this porgresses...good work.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:41 pm 
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i managed to get some free mdf wood from my uncle. so ill be working on it tomorrow after uni and before work and also on friday. hopefully ill get it done by friday. excluding carpeting

cheers

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