With the Sub and Amp installed she gets a quick wash before we go out for a bit of a run to celebrate.
This is it in place and mounted up. I need to get some new carpet and make a new piece for the entire floor and cover the amp mount as well..
It's an amp! It's not hard to do right, and I do wonder why I hear about many peopole shorting things or hooking stuff up wrong.
Quick template made from cardboard to rough out the idea.
Thanks to the amp being mounted directly above the battery we can run some fairly short power leads, we've used the main chassis Earth point and mounted the 30A inline fuse on the positive lead alongide the much heavier power cabling for the main amp up the other end of the cable.
Line level and amp trigger wiring has been routed up to the dashboard, but I'll leave crawling around up the front of the car until the morning.
This is the cockpit end of the impossible to mount an amp in tunnel. There's another passage on the left of this that the wiring will get routed through. There's a tunnel down each side of the car, meaning the bass generated by the Sub will get channeled into the cockpit quite nicely.
Perfect! I think I've got it worked out now. The Amp will need to be mounted vertically above the battery. The baseboard will need to be attached somehow, but I think I'll you the battery hold-down bolt to make it removeable.
The Battery compartment has a lightweight MDF style cover that also carries the jack handle. I think that by re-fabricating this cover in a heavier 12mm MDF, complete with an extension to mount the Subwoofer on we could be on a winner.
The baseboard will need to be readily removeable/interchangeable to allow access to the battery. Perhaps if I get tricky I could even get the amp mounted above the battery and tucked away....
The Barrel shape of the Subwoofer does tuck quite well against the bulkhead here. This provides pretty good luggage space once I work out where to put the amplifier.
The battery is mounted very low in the rear, ruling out this as a possible location for the amp to be mounted.
It's looking like I'll be fabbing a entire boot floor install that can be removed when you need the luggage space....