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My Jetta MK2 Build Loads of photos

Postby aarchaic » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:07 am

OK guys i finally got around to sort my photos out to post my build here, for those who has not seen it in my other thread yet, i would suggest get a bit of coffee something to eat, this is going to be 1 long post!

So i actually just wanted to get a fender fixed and thats where things just went another direction.

I got a itch and wanted to scratch it. My radio started to pack up and got quotes. the very next day my they broke into my car and did me a favor by stealing my old Sony... Only part i hate is the fact they had to brake my whole left front window to gain access to it...

anyway 2 months later i went and bought all this...

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Sony GTX-490u head unit
Sony 12" sub ( 1300W peak, 380W rms SVC)
Sony 6x9 ( 400 peak, 100 rms )
a SPL box
phillips 5" splits ( 210w peak, 40 rms )
a 1200w 4 channel Audio bank amp
a 2000w 2 channel audio bank amp
and a 4 gauge cable kit,

Then i started playing with ideas again and started my complete redo of my interior and went and bought me these...

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6" sony spilts ( 260w peak, 60w rms )

I went and threw out the sides on the front door and traced the shape of the front and rear door panels for some newly custom made speaker pods and this.

I used 16mm MDF ( Supawood ) and cut the shapes out also made speaker pods angled up towards you.

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After make the pods i covered everything in fabric i used fleeze cause it strecthes nicely to form an even shape.
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I then wanted to level the rear shelf with the rear seat and also make a nice shape for the 6x9 to sit in also angled a bit towards me rather than just bouncing from the glass. with a VW badge in the middle.

I started to strip the rear out completely.
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Made my frame.
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Test fitted it
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Leveled the top
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and completed the rest of it as follows
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After all that work this is the pods and the rear shelf covered and ready to be fiber glassed.
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So the Fiberglass work started

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this is after they cured
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next step was to fill the uneven surface of the pods with bodyfiller
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then the other bog mess started sanding down all the pod panels and shelf
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Then while i waited for all this to dry and cure i got bored and decided to do a power upgrade in the car, going from the standard wiring to 0 gauge cable.

here you can see the difference in the thickness of the cables going from the thickest 0 gauge to the middle 4 gauge and then 12 gauge that my previous amp was running on

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new terminals for the battery that 0 gauge can be connected to
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Blue cable will be my negative
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Red positive
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And this is my 4 gauge going to the amps in the back of the boot.
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Terminals connected notice the Volt meter :)
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Old cable next to the cut off of the 0 gauge.
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Everything Connected
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Battery Upgrade 628 to a 647 battery
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I then decided the Spl box is not really for me and wanted a Custom box that will fit nicely in my boot without loosing too much space, So i build a 54liter sealed box using 16mm Supawood

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I started to cover the box and wanted this insert red
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I sealed the box from the inside using wood glue and for extra measure fiberglassed the outside ( i had some left )
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I made an amp mounting board that all my amps could be mounted to and also be hidden away once installed

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this is how the sub and the amp connects
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so i started to install all the extra's in the car
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I covered all the pods and the shelf with vinyl
Here was my first try ontop and my second at the bottom
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after all this i wanted to cover my door panels in Black vinyl also...
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and this is the over all look of the car from the inside :)
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Postby OEM+ » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:43 am

Very nice skills you have there. That must have taken a while to all get done.
Looks like you need the ADY just to be able to lug all that MDF around... :lol:
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Postby aarchaic » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:48 am

OEM+ wrote:Very nice skills you have there. That must have taken a while to all get done.
Looks like you need the ADY just to be able to lug all that MDF around... :lol:



Thank you very much! it took me about 2 3 months from start to finish i've only worked on it at nights and weekends, since i'm living in a flat block i'm not allowed to use power tools on sundays so i could only do minimum then
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Postby young gun » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:19 pm

May I ask how you covered your door panels so PERFECTLY! Hw did u manage to work the vinyl smooth around all them contours? I am wanting to recover mine myself but I'm too scared ill **** it up.did you use a heatgun to "shape" the vinyl? And is it just normal vinyl that you can get from any textile place?
Awesome build man!

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Postby aarchaic » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:26 pm

young gun wrote:May I ask how you covered your door panels so PERFECTLY! Hw did u manage to work the vinyl smooth around all them contours? I am wanting to recover mine myself but I'm too scared ill f**k it up.did you use a heatgun to "shape" the vinyl? And is it just normal vinyl that you can get from any textile place?
Awesome build man!



Its not so perfect as i would have wanted it to be. this was my first time i did it myself with a bit of advice from a couple of guys and some make shift idea, i used Genkem clue after stripping the panels from the material and sanding it a bit down to clean it, and using a hair dryer i heated the vinyl ( the kind with no felt on the back ) and stretch it but a heat gun will give you much better results!

best is try and cover some odd shaped things just so you get the hang of it before actualy attempting the panels self.
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Postby Crawler » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:28 am

very cool install, like all hidden away

did you take pics of all completed?
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Postby REVV - ZN » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:35 am

Damn Dude you have some mad skill :cool:

Top Notch Job :hi:
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Postby young gun » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks man I will try and source this type of vinyl and have some practice thanks dude!

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Postby SHAUN » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:16 pm

This is the kind of DIY installs i like to see.
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Postby aarchaic » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:30 pm

young gun wrote:Thanks man I will try and source this type of vinyl and have some practice thanks dude!


I got mine from Metro here in pretoria it was something like R30 a meter and its 1.5 meters wide.

crawler wrote:very cool install, like all hidden away

did you take pics of all completed?


I'll take some more photos later and post it but first need to clean it out again lol.

SHAUN wrote:This is the kind of DIY installs i like to see.
Well done man.


Thanks alot! it was my first attempt at this and i must say i'm very very happy with it so far.


I am working on something for the boot but its in planning now. and i'll only get started once i do my full size spare wheel.
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Postby SHABSFS » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:38 pm

great DIY and install dude

looks top notch :cool:
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Postby mdeva » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:30 pm

awesome DIY job guy. Hope it sounds killer :crazy:

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Postby mk1_slim » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:48 pm

Awesome stuff buddy.
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Postby lawrence » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:44 pm

... makes me wanna get the inside of my ride sorted... nice one bud!!!!

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Postby aarchaic » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:46 pm

SHABSFS wrote:great DIY and install dude

looks top notch :cool:


Thanks alot! much apreciated!

mdeva wrote:awesome DIY job guy. Hope it sounds killer :crazy:


Yeah i'm very impress with it! had a couple of hic ups but nothing too major got it sorted after a bit of investigation and help from Ryan.

But it sounds great really love listening to it!

mk1_slim wrote:Awesome stuff buddy.
Great build


Thanks!

lawrencea wrote:... makes me wanna get the inside of my ride sorted... nice one bud!!!!

Yeah its something completely different to do things yourself and in the end of the day to say its your work and not some other shops...
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Postby megesh » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:53 am

mad skills dude!!!!!

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Postby aarchaic » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:20 pm

megesh wrote:mad skills dude!!!!!


Thanks alot man, I like doing things like this and it keeps me busy.
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Postby Psycho8v » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:03 am

That looks farking awesome! :drool: Well done bud. Mad skills.

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Postby AshG108 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:05 am

YOH!!!!!(no V-Tec didnt kick in)

What a build buddy!!!! well done!!!! it looks awesome and your attention to detials is tops!!!
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Postby aarchaic » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:33 pm

aZZ_kIkN_vELO wrote:YOH!!!!!(no V-Tec didnt kick in)

What a build buddy!!!! well done!!!! it looks awesome and your attention to detials is tops!!!


Thanks alot! i try and do things to the best i can and if i can do things self its a bonus!
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Postby DrJ » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:14 pm

nice :cool:
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Postby Belix » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:06 pm

great skills!! really helps liven up the interior. Looks opt notch!
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Postby SRT » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:24 pm

Well done buddy!! DIY ftw :hi:
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Postby Fray » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:46 am

I love this install bud, top class man!

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Postby aarchaic » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:00 am

DrJ wrote:nice :cool:


Thanks alot DrJ

Belix wrote:great skills!! really helps liven up the interior. Looks opt notch!


When i first started i played around alot with ideas but for some reason red and black just stuck and this is in the end became my main theme red/black and it made a huge difference from the brown/grey interior.

SRT wrote:Well done buddy!! DIY ftw :hi:


Where i can i'm DIY'ing theres so much more i would like to do but budget dont allow it all the time lol.

Thanks alot guys for viewing!
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