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Well- with my Uninterrupted Build Log, I figured that I would start at the beginning.... and that is waaaay back. I got this van somewhere around 2001. While in College, I used to drive my 8 mpg big truck.... well, my grandmother moved on up in Astro Vans (don't laugh) and she gave me this van for a school commuter. Somewhere along the line, the Van became more than just a means of transportation (as vehicles have the tendency to do if you let them). I was always into Car Audio, but once I got the space of an Astro.... things began to get, well, out of hand. :D

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Everything has gotten older and fatter... including me. Sometime in summer of 2001.

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First setup in the van- 2 12" MTX 5000s

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Still running these amps and EQ

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It starts to get messy...

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Built an under middle seat box for 3 8"s.

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And when the Dash speakers weren't enough- I put JBLs in the doors. Made them to slide into the map holders (wasn't fully committed to this whole audio thing yet).

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12 - 12"s in the STAY PUFT 1989 Chevy Astro

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Soon, that wasn't enough- so the gutting started.

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So I built this mismatched Abomination. Sealed with 4 12"s. it sounded pretty good though. I did like this box.

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Then I added more jazz to it, painted it a horrid blue and sprayed it with fleckstone. Ugly, yes. It actually metered a 156.9 (on the old Audio Control of course).

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Then got the Cerwin-Vegas. And heard a real sub for the first time.

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...Then realized the error of my SEALED ways, and started on a ported box.

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But even here, I wasn't fully committed- I didn't want to go over the window line....

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More box, more equipment.

Realm of Excursion Videos!!! :D(Warning- they were filmed with a Potato)

Spongebob can Breakdance!

Yes... 3.5 cubes per sub. Tuned to 28 hz. This box was pretty crazy. Boomy as all get out though-

Look! Balloons!!!!

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Old Pioneer Head Unit.

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Aura Bass Shakers under the seats.

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Started liking center channels....

Built a horrid door box and did a stoopid tweeter experiment. I don't recommend it.

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Never do this. It is only fun for like- 2 Seconds.

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Starting to become a bit more official.... Cerwin-Vega Stickers!

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Re-worked my original door pods and cracked out the fiberglass and built kick panel enclosures for new McIntosh Tweeters.

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And I developed a bit of a problem with MTX amps and Carver EQs!

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Old box amp board- Had to stack 'em!

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Alternator Work....

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Old Factory Alternator gets an Overdrive Pulley

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The then hornet's nest of wire under the hood.

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New Door pods.

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More amps. And I managed to find 8 more 12"s to go with the 4 I had. It took a long time... and they are pretty much impossible to find now...

HEADLINER Redo! The tacks had to go....

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Headliner out...

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Sun-visor DELETE! :D

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Running boards looked like this....

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After lots of scrubbing, goo gone, aluminum cleaner, and new non-skid tape.

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The wall begins!!!

Out with the old....

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Got Saw-Dust??

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Getting ready for Baffles.

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Cutting out 12 12" holes through 1" is a workout...

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Braces!

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The back of the box put on.

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Box getting wired and pretty.

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Carpet.

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Subs Mounted!

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Ground Wires.

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Sub Amps.

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New Amp Board for the Mid & High amps and Processors and Eqs.

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Painted black

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Amped Up!

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So.... during testing, I had an "anomaly"

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Both of these led to the use of this:

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CA glue from Parts Express.

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Oh the weight!!

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Waiting on the meter at Scrapin' The Coast

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First time the van was metered on the TL. 148.6 at 42 hz

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Sealing off the wall...

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Dance Paper, Dance!!!

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