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out with the old interior..... IN WITH THE NEW!


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#1 jonas

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:58 PM

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Replacing the old carpet and padding. will be putting black carpet instead of blue. Will be running some speaker wires underneath for future rear speaker install. Also considering running power underneath for future installiation of an amp under the pass. seat.
It's pushing 90 outside right now so the rest of the carpet and clean-up will have to wait till this evening.... :headbang:

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

ok. got the new carpet and padding yesterday. starting on new stereo and speaker ( b-day present :) ) instalitation and rewiring today, fireworks and beer later!
more pics comming.....

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:49 PM

Good luck with the stereo install. I am doing the same now in my 87 Brat. Did you get the carpet/padding custom made or is it available someplace?

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:55 PM

ok, break time. having a Popsicle.
got the speaker in. other side will go in fast now that got it figured!

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i cut some circles out of the old carpet to fill the holes left by the origional speaker grill. :)



Good luck with the stereo install. I am doing the same now in my 87 Brat. Did you get the carpet/padding custom made or is it available someplace?

nope, just straight off the roll. i believe some outfit in Australia (sp?) sells molded carpet but price/shipping is a deal breaker on that!

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:55 PM

IT'S OFFICIAL. SPEAKERS ARE IN, YAY!!
no pic. looks like other side. :) now time to start on the new wiring harness. looks like carpet may have to wait till tomorrow..... no tunes the last week or so has sucked! hopefully i can get it plugged in tonight. :headbang:

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:35 AM

Great job so far. I am installing a Sony MEX-BT2600 in the dash and Infinity Kappa 42.5i's (purchased in 2005, but was too lazy to install) in the doors and 32.5i's (also 2005) in the dash. I am running 12 guage wires to all. These speakers have separate crossovers. The dash speakers are no problems. I have an abs plastic sheet that crutchfield sent me in 2005, that I will make brackets out of. My dilemma is the original Subaru door speaker grills are worn to a point that they need to be replaced. The 42.5i Infinity grills are barely large enough to fill the circular door/carpet cutout, if I do this carefully. However, I will have to fill in the monster four holes with something to make it appear stock and neat. Do you know if there are generic larger speaker grill available. I am going to see if crutchfield has some.....

Do not mean to hijack this thread, but since we are doing similar things now, just wanted to ask without duplicating in another post............

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 09:54 AM

ran new 12 guage myself. are you talking about those 4 big holes left by the origional grill screws?

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:10 AM

10-4. I see you used carpet plugs to fill those in....,but then you have larger grills as well....

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:20 AM

you can always replace the door carpet. once you remove the lower door panel, (mines an '85, not sure if it's the same as yours) you will see how easy the carpet is to remove. use it as a template. you can get edging for the carpet at most home improvement stores. it's called carpet runner trim. i may go that route myself at a later date.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:29 AM

Everything is torn apart right now. Was speaking to my better half earlier about replacing the carpet trim as you indicate. Will keep you posted. Thanks.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:33 PM

Looks good- you and come over and do that for me when I get my next wagon--

#12 jonas

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:39 PM

thanks. put stereo in for a test run and nothing blew up!! now i can start the carpet install and get the stereo and consoles in for real!
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still wanna get a graphic EQ/pre-amp for it. i hate those built in ones.
something like this..
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

Thats a nice set up...thinking on doing the same with my coupe ( getting one with remote).. I am planning on doing a hidden upgrade..to keep the stock look on the dash but have everything else..out of sight.

Like what you did with the speakers ..alot .

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 07:17 PM

padding in..... :banana:

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 08:33 PM

FINISHED PRODUCT! :banana: :banana:

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stereo frickin' rocks! :headbang: nice tight carpet fit, only screwed up in two spots on the carpet but unless you know, you will never see.
it's all in the prep work....

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 08:38 PM

Looks fantastic Jonas!! :headbang::headbang::clap::clap::burnout:

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:37 PM

Wow that looks awesome!!! Definitely liking the black. Looks sweet.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:38 PM

fantastic job.......

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 09:45 PM

Very professional look for a diy job, great work!!

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:45 PM

where do the fun tops go when you remove them? are the speaker boxxxes in the way?

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:08 PM

where do the fun tops go when you remove them? are the speaker boxxxes in the way?

tops fit fine. i rarely remove them anyway.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:11 PM

Like what you did with the speakers ..alot .

seriously considering moving the door speakers. the seat muffles the hell out of them.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

Looks great! I bought a crappy carpet kit for my brat from JC whitney (I think...) and it looks like #$%#@. Do you have a pattern or did you just cut and fit? I'm going to rip mine out and start over. Thanks for the motivation.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 04:40 PM

Looks great! I bought a crappy carpet kit for my brat from JC whitney (I think...) and it looks like #$%#@. Do you have a pattern or did you just cut and fit? I'm going to rip mine out and start over. Thanks for the motivation.

Daniel

i used the old carpet as a pattern. just cut it larger than the original to give me some wiggle room. i actually did it two pieces with the seam running door to door under the seats, like the original carpet. i think the real key(s) was using that thick padding (it's the stuff used in houses) a hot glue gun, and a little patience. the carpet is from a home improvement store. look for automotive carpet. most should carry it.

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