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Astro build...*NEW VIDEOS! page 7!* lots of sexy plexiglass, 2 18s walled, ~9k rms

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Whats up guys!

My Brother and I bought a 1994 chevy astro EXT and we are going to make a demo/daily driver/computer repair van.

My brother does computer repair, and we are going to set up part of the van with a 42 inch tv on a swivel mount, and his master computer will be mounted in the van. we will have a nice panel with all sorts of connectors like hdmi, vga, power outlets, dvi, usb, and so on so that he will be able to go to peoples houses and get their computers and be able to plug them into the van and service the computers in the van.

I do car electronics as a hobby, so it will be pretty much a showcase of what I can do. I want it to be able to do hairtricks all day and have the mids and highs to keep up with it.

The equipment list is as follows:
(some of it we already have and some of it we need to get. Everything that is in bold is equipment that we already have.)

Subs: 2 RE MT 18 inch with dual .7 coils SOLD...2 18 inch American Bass HD subs with PSI softparts 2 18 inch zv3 Motors and baskets with zv4 spiders and NSV2 coils
Mids: 8- 8" Crescendo pwx 8 ohm mids
Tweeters: 2 selenium ST 200 and 2 Crescendo FT1 tweeters 4 Selenium ST200 Tweeters

Sub amp: AQ 3500 Crescendo BC 5500
Mids and highs amp: Crescendo 1000c4 or Kicker zx850.4--or something that will run around 1k rms Crescendo 1600.2 on mids, Rockford Fosgate Punch 500.2 on tweeters CT sounds 60.4 on tweeters

Wiring: 100 ft of knukoncepts 0 gauge CCA wire
50 ft of knukoncepts 8 gauge wire
probably around 200-300 ft of knukoncepts 12 gauge wire for mids and highs
bunch of fuses and fuse blocks

Electrical: 1 Xs d3100, 2 Group 31 Sealed AGM, 2 Shruiken BT-60, 1 Sealed group 34 AGM for the engine bay
i am not sure about this but im hoping mike singer can build me a 350 amp alt so i dont have to figure out how to do a dual
alt setup.
Tenney 350 Large case GM Alternator DC Power XP 320 Alt

Computer stuff: Custom built computer by my brother- If i remember correctly, it has 8 GB DDR3 ram and a quad core
processor at 3.7GHZ, and 3TB of hard drive space.

42 inch screen flatscreen tv on a swivel mount
10-15 inch touchscreen up in the dash that will operate the computer


Sound deadener: 90 SQ FT of Damp Pro 3M Sound deadener, and lots of Great Stuff!

Wall stuff: sheet of 49x29x1.25 plexiglass for the back of the box
sheet of diamond plating
lots of screws and hardware.
clear plexiglass ports
1.5 inch plexiglass dowels for bracing
4 sheets of 3/4 mdf

We bought a used alpine radio. i think its a 9885 if i remember right. NEXUS 7 Tablet!

anyways, these are some of the pictures of the work that i have done so far!

bear with me now, the pictures are uploading now, but im at my friends house and his interwebs are slow :(

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DO WORK!


2007 trailblazer lthead unit- pioneer p4300dvd

crescendo ft-1 supertweeters

pioneer m650 pros

audiocontrol 2xs crossover

Rockford fosgate p200-2 highsrockford fosgate p400-2 mids1- fi btl 18amps- saz 3500battery- evermax in front, 2 9a31 dekas in rearwires all knuconceptz 1/0 and rcas

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Sounds good so far. One 350 amp alt with those batts will be plenty for those amps.


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DO WORK!

I have been, but there is TONS more work to be done.

Sounds good so far. One 350 amp alt with those batts will be plenty for those amps.

I hope so. Id like to get away with 2 d3100s and one s3400 under the hood, but if i need more to keep 13.0+ on the voltmeter, then i will get another d3100.

Sounds interesting im lurking on this

thanks for looking! pics are about 75% uploaded.

Do work! :detail:

yezzir!

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Will the computer components withstand the vibrations? I mean I'd hate to see a ton of work and money go into the computer part of the build and have the vibrations from the subs ruin the equipment


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DO WORK!

I have been, but there is TONS more work to be done.

Sounds good so far. One 350 amp alt with those batts will be plenty for those amps.

I hope so. Id like to get away with 2 d3100s and one s3400 under the hood, but if i need more to keep 13.0+ on the voltmeter, then i will get another d3100.

Sounds interesting im lurking on this

thanks for looking! pics are about 75% uploaded.

Do work! :detail:

yezzir!

I imagine any computer equipment should be unphased. The only thing that i can think of within the computer that could have negative effects due to the vibrations of the woofers is the HDD. and if you're bumping hard enough that could definitely be a problem. this could be resolved by using primarily SSD'S when the subs are slamming. or you could just take the chance and replace the hard drives if they do end up being damaged.

anyways, sounds like it will be an awesome build. looking forward to seeing your progress.


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this is the van. 1994 Chevy ASTRO EXT with 127000 miles on it. Its actually in really good shape for its age.

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the first xs d3100

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the alpine radio. its a cda 9815.

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I ended up having to make my own dash kit because the factory radio was an 8 track player and is only 5 1/8 inches deep with little to no room to spare and the alpine is like 6 1/4 or something like that. so ^^thats what i came up with. its just a piece of mdf with a roundover edge. turned out pretty nice for a few mins worth of work.

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this is pretty much the box design--only i flipped the ports and subs so the ports are on top, because when you look behind the 3rd row bench, i figured it would be better to see all the ports instead of half the subs.

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this is the diamond plating that we bought. its 1/16th inch thin and when we bought it, we had some cheap rope to tie it to the van with and it snapped and the diamond plate fell off and got bent. so we put some weight on it to flatten it out again. thats my brother btw.

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getting glue on the baffles to put them together.

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well, i got the back baffle cut and prepped for the plexiglass.

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the 1 1/4 inch sheet of plexiglass

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drilled and tapped every one of the holes so we didnt have to use nuts on the otherside of the plexiglass.

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we got this sheet of plexiglass for free, and the only problem with it is that it had 5 holes in the middle. the center one will be used for bracing, and the other 4, we just tapped and put bolts in them so that they would be sealed and look good.

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i countersunk all the bolt heads flush so that when/if we wrap the back panel, they will be hidden.

20120920_172942.jpgmore coming now.

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DO WORK!

I have been, but there is TONS more work to be done.

Sounds good so far. One 350 amp alt with those batts will be plenty for those amps.

I hope so. Id like to get away with 2 d3100s and one s3400 under the hood, but if i need more to keep 13.0+ on the voltmeter, then i will get another d3100.

Sounds interesting im lurking on this

thanks for looking! pics are about 75% uploaded.

Do work! :detail:

yezzir!

I imagine any computer equipment should be unphased. The only thing that i can think of within the computer that could have negative effects due to the vibrations of the woofers is the HDD. and if you're bumping hard enough that could definitely be a problem. this could be resolved by using primarily SSD'S when the subs are slamming. or you could just take the chance and replace the hard drives if they do end up being damaged.

anyways, sounds like it will be an awesome build. looking forward to seeing your progress.

well we have plenty of spare drives. and SSD is getting pretty cheap now so if there is a problem, we will change to all SSD. Thanks though!

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