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Old 10-07-2021, 05:48 PM   #26
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Found this up inside the dash as I was pulling apart the airbox, I swear to god somebody put it there on purpose, it's too ironic
Date on the air freshener is 1978 lol, it's been in there for a little while safe to say
In case you need a replacement https://www.ebay.com/itm/203281823774
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Old 10-09-2021, 02:41 AM   #27
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In case you need a replacement https://www.ebay.com/itm/203281823774
I wish we could have reacts in this forum, this made me cackle out loud
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Old 10-09-2021, 02:42 AM   #28
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I gotta get some better pictures, got GT panels in the car over the weekend and installed the rear seat, waiting till I find a front half to do the carpet
do the carpet first, and pm me the interior color you have, we get at least 2 240s a month right now at the jy up here.
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Old 10-09-2021, 11:50 AM   #29
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Ahhh, That's a great car!

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Old 10-16-2021, 03:17 PM   #30
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Out with the old, in with the new



New dash is in


New backseat covers


And a fancy little pic I snapped
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Old 10-16-2021, 04:10 PM   #31
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that gives it such a classy and clean look
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Old 10-16-2021, 04:47 PM   #32
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Didn't quite like the square clock when I first got the car but now I'm embracing the 70's design
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Old 10-17-2021, 04:18 PM   #33
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Was with the previous owner today and we were talking about the car, turns out the people I got the car from were supposed to get the car running again back when they received it and were supposed to donate it to someone but intended on crushing it for scrap but without the title they couldn’t. Previous owner wasn’t too happy when they let it sit for 20 years instead because apparently the car was in mint condition and she even gave it to the sellers with a big bow ontop
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Old 10-21-2021, 08:55 PM   #34
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:22 PM   #35
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Put in a new TRW rack
Don't worry the fitting isn't leaking in 2nd pic, just spillage from the pump
I'm surprised how much crap is caked on even though the car was only on the road for 20 years.
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:41 PM   #36
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Working on the rear deck this week



We got some clamps


Still need to buy a second vent


Not going to cut the speaker holes since I plan on making speaker boxes to tilt the rear speakers towards the front and protect them from the sun with some fabric
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Old 11-10-2021, 08:58 PM   #37
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Looking good. What material are you using for the rear deck? Is that vinyl? I used leftover black headliner fabric on mine but everything gets stuck to it and it’s hard to clean.

* you can still buy those vents brand new. I think I got mine from voluparts. They don’t have black ones so I got brown and painted them black.
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Old 11-10-2021, 09:00 PM   #38
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Yeah some marine grade vinyl since it's more UV resistant and should hold up better & longer
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:34 PM   #39
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Second vent is in the mail don't worry.
Started working on the speaker boxes will have pics of those shortly. Haven't even ordered speakers yet and hardly anyone has stereos in stock
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Old 11-13-2021, 09:46 PM   #40
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Nice work, I like it! Probably a lot easier to keep clean than the fuzzy factory finish. What are the plans for the stereo? Mine got a bit out of control as I tend to do.
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Old 11-14-2021, 12:24 AM   #41
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Plan is a Pioneer SH322/310-BT, Polk 5.25 up front and 6x9 in the rear, debating what to do for sub, issue is most places either don't have the stereo or have it at 3x original price, bestbuy has it at original price I just gotta actually order the stuff. The 244 has a single self powered 8in sub under the pass seat but I don't feel it's enough, thinking of 2 self powered subs under either seat but I also have a 12in sub sitting & collecting dust in the shop so we'll see.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:15 AM   #42
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I spent a bunch on high end door speakers + a nice head unit when I did my interior. I should have replaced door seals and window gaskets first. With the amount of road noise etc that transfers into the cabin I doubt I’d notice a difference between $200 speakers and $50 ones. Now I have a stock am/fm radio that is just for looking at, not listening to…
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Old 11-14-2021, 01:11 PM   #43
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I’m going to replace all those seals but also getting marine grade speakers aswell mainly for the front door but to also hopefully hold up in the sun as well. The diaphragm just rots to crap here and I’ll take all the protection I can get.
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Old 11-14-2021, 08:31 PM   #44
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I'm not a fan of 6x9's, but understand why you want to use them. I have a nice set of Alpine ones in my 78 if you are interested, I'm not going to use them.

I installed set of Polk 5.25's in a friends Jeep last year, sounded good. Installed an amp to drive them but don't remember the size.
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Old 11-15-2021, 06:28 PM   #45
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I had 4 6x9s in my single cab truck and it completely eliminated the need for a sub, hoping I can get a decent amount of bass out of the two so I can forego a sub in this car but we’ll see. I just ordered the speakers the other night but I appreciate it
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:24 PM   #46
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Update on the rear shelf: joann’s no name fabric glue didn’t last one full day in Az in November. High of 89 degrees today which ain’t jack, parked in the shade all day. Well just gotta clean off half dried glue and apply some 3M on crack
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:28 PM   #47
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It was about 38 degrees here today lol.

Four 6x9's is a lot of surface area in a single cab, but not so much in a car. I'm going to use a square Kicker 8" sub, same surface area as a round 10" plus dual voice coils to max out the amp.
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Old 11-15-2021, 08:56 PM   #48
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Box or slim sub? I’m trying my best to keep a sub out of the trunk so I really like the slim self powered subs
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Old 11-15-2021, 09:05 PM   #49
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Box, mounted against the back of the rear seat. It's not a big box. It really depends on the goal, I want the bass to really hit but not trying to vibrate everyone else's car. The slim self powered units give a nice sound, but the punch isn't there. They vibrate the seat a bit though which helps I suppose.

You can minimize the space the box takes up by figuring out the angle of the rear seat and building the box to fit it. I realize that is a lot more work to wire amps and make a box than to just use the self powered unit though. If the sound is there and you like it, go for it.
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Old 11-15-2021, 10:30 PM   #50
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I’ll just have to figure it out once I get the rest of the system in and near how it sounds, like I said I have that 12 and might try it out. Joked around about just cutting a hole in the rear shelf for the 12 for that gangster look. Mount a box to the underside of the shelf in the trunk
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