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Kickin' Cruiser - Stage 2


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Hello SMD world! Purplehaze here with a whole new thread full of pics and videos of where I'm at so far, as well as the entire second stage of this build. I decided to split the project into three separate stages, so I can pay full attn to what I'm doing, AND so it will be easier to look through the build. If you want to see how anything was done thus far, click here.

Stage 1 was the initial install.
Stage 2 is fiberglass, box and accessories.
Stage 3 is drive train, rims, body kit, and paint
Stage 4 is a WALL! (Oh yeah)

So before we get started on stage 2 , let me get you up to date w/ the current progress from stage 1.
Here is what I have at this moment.

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Here is a complete walk-thru back in March, it's a little different now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtCH4lk2F0g


And here it is in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o8_CTo5RL4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJKERl_L-EY




Okay, so now we are ready to begin stage 2: glass and accessories. Here is what is planned for this stage of the build.

1. Fiberglass all four door panels.
2. Fiberglass the dash panel
3. Fiberglass rear speaker covers
4. Modify/ glass up the center console for volt meter and IPOD
5. Install headrest monitors
6. Install Epic 160 and KQ9 EQ
7. Install Viper Alarm
8. Install red(rear) and blue(front)LED lights
9. Possibly glass/ Plexiglas the amp rack

So anyway, I have a TON of work ahead of me, and I can't wait! This whole process has been more fun than I ever would have dreamed! So thanks for reading, and please feel free to leave comments/ opinions.

Edited by Purplehaze, 01 January 2012 - 12:02 AM.


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Looks great! If you run into mechanical questions, www.ptcrew.com is a great site for everything else PT Cruiser related, not stereo stuff, though. I am supposed be saving up for a PT paint job too, but have been spending the money on the Mazda right now!
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@ ptcary - Thanks man! So, what colors are you thinking for yours? I want the same color I have, w/ some ghost flames!




Also, this post is the one I am going to use as an UPDATE POST. So if this is your first time reading this thread, please skip this post!


Update 4-16-2011

Got my first trophy, 2nd place overall

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UPDATE

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3 - 12's 7ft^3 @33hz FTW!
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Keep reading to see it get to this point!

Edited by Purplehaze, 14 November 2011 - 09:10 PM.


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Just got done reading though your stage 1 build and jumped over to this Stage 2 part.

Nice job on the build. Everything looks clean and you paid attention to detail which makes your build look so much better.

and for a $1000.00 budget you just proved that you can put together some nice equipment and do a great install... I like it.


how do you like that BULLZ AUDIO 1/0 wire?

if you have any left can you take a picture of it with a tape measure so you can see the jacket and the wire. I know it is CCA but there selling 50ft spools with free shipping for 49.00 and I thought about buying some.

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@ ptcary - Thanks man! So, what colors are you thinking for yours? I want the same color I have, w/ some ghost flames!


I want a two tone like the factory Dream Cruisers; pearl white on the bottom half and diamond black or graphite on the top half, and I want them to paint my existing decal door flames on the front doors; no more decals, other than an SMD somewhere on the back window. I found the guy to paint it, just need to save up money! Other mods keep getting in the way.

I think yours will look great with ghost flames! Your color is nice in the sunlight when its clean; and will look even better with flames.
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Lookin damn good so far ready 2 c how stage 2 turns out keep tha pics n vids cumin im sure everybodys tuned in 4 it givin me more ideas when I get ready 4 my build

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Thanks for the replies guys! Very much appreciated!

@ Hotdog - Man honestly I was a little disappointed w/ the wire. I'd try the KNU if I had it to do over again

@ ptcary - Dude your car is gonna be SICK!!!


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Hey guys, got some pics of my car all cleaned up, also I wanted to post this video. It's a complete walk-thru of the "Kickin' Cruiser".


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I'll also be adding this video to the first post, so u may have just seen it! If so, my bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtCH4lk2F0g


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you PT Looks nice

I went ahead and ordered a spool of the 1/0 wire and will compare it to my knukoncepts wire when it gets here. I using it on a build that probably will not go over 1000 watts so should be plenty.

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you PT Looks nice

I went ahead and ordered a spool of the 1/0 wire and will compare it to my knukoncepts wire when it gets here. I using it on a build that probably will not go over 1000 watts so should be plenty.



That's cool, it should work fine. It's not bad wire, it's just the knukoncepts seemed thicker. When I would solder on terminals, I'd have to stick something down in the wire to push it against the terminal.


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Looks great, nice and clean, also for those with the airbag thing and the screen, I found a video showing how that panel reacts when the bag goes off, I would leave the screen in with the airbag as it should push it up and out of the way in an impact, just make sure its in the panel very well so it moves with the panel, but watch this video at 25 seconds and watch that panel do exactly what I thought it would, move up and out of the way, plus it has awesome music in this video :D

Video of Airbag and panel <----- Link go to 25 seconds

Also with your breaker box that replaced the jack, do you have a spot for it just incase you have a flat? lol , love how you did the battery also, looks nice and clean :D

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A buddy of mine had 3 Type R's in a sealed box stuffed in a PT. It got fucking loud!

I'm looking forward to your build.

Also just wanted to say your install is clean man. Nice work.
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Hey guys, thanks for the feedback! And wow, thanks Meade! It truly means everything to get the approval of your peers! And the compliment from Meade is just AWESOME, especially since he is the one who gave a lot of us the motivation to make it happen! Special thanks to HIM for taking ALL those pics and putting this site together! I would never have got this car underway w/o SMD!!!

As for any progress made today, all I did was mess up a little wood trying to cut rings w/o a circle jig. So tomorrow I'll be getting one of those, and hopefully making some progress!


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Looks great, nice and clean, also for those with the airbag thing and the screen, I found a video showing how that panel reacts when the bag goes off, I would leave the screen in with the airbag as it should push it up and out of the way in an impact, just make sure its in the panel very well so it moves with the panel, but watch this video at 25 seconds and watch that panel do exactly what I thought it would, move up and out of the way, plus it has awesome music in this video :D

Video of Airbag and panel <----- Link go to 25 seconds


This is VERY informative! I thought it would happen like that! Thank you for posting this! Looks like I may just do the airbag cover first, and put the bag back in!

For anyone who gave me hell about the airbag monitor in the Stage 1 thread, check out this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkQSM9nK3Ps

Edited by Purplehaze, 14 March 2011 - 07:37 PM.


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Hey guys, thanks for the feedback! And wow, thanks Meade! It truly means everything to get the approval of your peers! And the compliment from Meade is just AWESOME, especially since he is the one who gave a lot of us the motivation to make it happen! Special thanks to HIM for taking ALL those pics and putting this site together! I would never have got this car underway w/o SMD!!!

As for any progress made today, all I did was mess up a little wood trying to cut rings w/o a circle jig. So tomorrow I'll be getting one of those, and hopefully making some progress!


yea, when steve posted my build I felt like I shook hands with The President, ha ha, felt so awesome!!

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@ dereileak - yeah,no doubt! Feels nice when anyone compliments ya, and especially when it's one of the "Big Dog's"
About the jack, I moved it under the drivers seat. Gotta have a jack man! I was wondering when someone would ask about that!


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Alright, so I've been doing some fiberglass. Fist I gotta say this is not as easy as it looks! I can see why a lot of people get frustrated and give up, when you've already mixed your resin, and your in a hurry, and little fiberglass strands keep sticking to your hands, and going in the wrong places! That can be very frustrating! But the more I mess w/ it, the more little tricks I'm picking up.

So, anyone want to see some pics?
On the way!


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Na, no need for pics just keep telling us what you are doing.
















Ok really, did you have to ask if we wanted pics?????

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So, anyone want to see some pics? On the way!


Did someone say pics? We want pics! :drink40:
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