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#1 GP BILLY

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

Well here is a wee write up with some pictures of woodstocks new
audio install. (it may give people some ideas)

The car was given to Audio Advice in Hillington (great company). Iain and I then discussed the options of what I wanted from the install, I told Iain that I would like the wee car to have a sound system that was quite loud without distorting the quality BUT most of all I want it all fitted discreetly keeping the overall appearance that the car has no stereo.

Well the car far exceeded my expectations, it sounds absolutely amazing and
the best bit is most of it can't be seen (if you are just walking past), just waiting on the tailor-made boot mat to be finished.

The car before Iain and Stuart get stuck in
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2 of the Interior
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The doors were first, each door was going to house.
JL Audio VR components (2 sets) with 2 mids and 1 tweet in each door.
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Original door before.
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What can we do to this ???
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Dynamat in place, how will this look?
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Holes cut and ready for speakers.
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nearly ready for paint.
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Finished door
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The wood just adds to the finished door
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Next up the boot/rear, this was to house JL Audio TR co-axials (in rear panels in boot)
And the JL Audio TW5 sub in spare wheel well
Before
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The TW5 (TW5-3 13.5" subwoofer handles up to 600 watts RMS with a 2.5-inch mounting depth that makes it ideal for tight spaces.)
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standard empty boot floor
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Insert / lid for sub box in floor
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Floor and rear side panel in situ
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View from rear before final tweaks before trimming.
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#2 GP BILLY

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:48 AM

The rear finished
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With the boot mat in
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Alpine source/head unit and JL Audio HD 4 Channel amp
Fitted under the rear seat
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Fitted out of sight. (all controlled by remote)
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remaining two tweeters on dash top 'JL stylee' in central pod colour coded to dash top.
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And a couple of final pictures of the car just before I got
To take it home. (it is going back to have more I.C.E fitted)
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Here is a wee bit video of the carís sound system working.
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http://www.youtube.c...re=channel_page


Will update when It has more done to it:D

#3 ash

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

This looks great, well done to you sir. Especially with the speakers in the front door bins. Very sleek.

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#4 Brams96

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:17 PM

Awesome install! I really like the use of the front door bins and the slim sub. Just what a stealth install should be like, not seen and sounding great. :) :( :(

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:46 PM

bit of a difference from the normal two speakers under the rear seats
looks great and sounds even better :)

the sound of a 45 webber or twin su's are hard to beat though :(

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:55 PM

probably one the best considered and executed installs I have seen in a very long time - very very nice :)

first time I've seen a TW5 plumbed in as well - what amp is running that bad boy ? is it all running from the JL 4 channel ?

Edited by roofless, 14 April 2010 - 04:56 PM.


#7 hystrix cristata

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:03 PM

Awesome how much does something like that cost?

#8 GP BILLY

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:25 AM

Thanks for the coments guys :D


probably one the best considered and executed installs I have seen in a very long time - very very nice :P

first time I've seen a TW5 plumbed in as well - what amp is running that bad boy ? is it all running from the JL 4 channel ?


I was running a JL Audio HD600/4 4 Channel Amplifier but it is back in at Audio Advice to have
a HD900/5 - 900 Watt Four Channel amp fitted (500 watts to the sub)
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Also got the seats and door cards re-covered in leather (but still trying to keep it looking original)
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Also took the D1s off and fitted reverse rims
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Getting a dash made for it and have a set of MX5 seats going in for long trips (IMM in a few weeks) will
post pictures when these things have been done.

#9 E.L.M.O

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:40 AM

very smart! I was worried when entering this thread, but am leaving it impressed! I love subtle installs that are complementary to the design era of the car.

#10 Danny_California

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:12 PM

So cool. Love the reverse rims too, really tasty! Beautifully installed aswell, top notch! :kiss:

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:06 AM

where did you get the roof rack from?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:52 PM

stunning car and install, well done.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

Holy thread revival batman! :lol:

However I've seen and heard Billys Mini on many occasions and I can vouch for the volume and quality it produces. Amazing but an awful lot of money......

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:01 PM

hehe yeah i'm sorry about that, just couldn't help but comment, its just everything is done so well. Makes me (and without a doubt lots of others) very jealous

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:19 AM

amazing




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