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Father & Son Project: '02 Yukon - a Rockford Fosgate Sound System Install - Update: ROUND 2! ALL NEW STUFF! U.B.L. (all pics no chat)

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THIS IS A U.B.L. (uninterrupted build log) of this 2002 Yukon project. It is ALL PICTURES and just myself talking. If you wish to join the discussion, and leave a positive comment, please click here: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/192667-father-and-son-project-2002-yukon-a-rockford-fosgate-sound-system-install-new-battery-big-3-wiring-etc-11414/

thanks! :)

Well the time has come. Antheny (my son) is finally ready to upgrade his system in his ride. I know he has wanted it from day one but i am always busy and he was always in school during the day. So now that he is graduated high school (great grades BTW) we have more time to do stuff together. He has been helping out a TON at the shop so i decided to help him out with some gear. God dammit my name is Steve Meade who am i not to help my kid get some beat with the resources i have? Anyhow, nothing is free here, it cost me some $ but not too bad considering i am a dealer now. Anyway, we aren't going to go ape shit. We are aiming for a nice clean install with some bump. Over time, if the crazy bass bug hits him, he can upgrade all he wants. I think what we picked out will be a nice, well rounded first system for him...and for anyone if you ask me.

Also, we plan on making the box look nice in the back. Nothing to wild. I want HIM to build this and we are going to start out with the basics. I had him open up the book and we are building from recommended specs for this first enclosure. We are going to use 4" Tube ports with a nice round over on them.

Anyway, i LOVE showing him how to do stuff and then watching him get it done on his own. He did 99% of what you see in the pics below. I will post updates as we get more progress done.

Planned equipment so far:

Planned Equipment:

(1) Sony CD / Bluetooth H.U.

(1) Rockford Fosgate P1000.1 (on Lows)

(1) Rockford Fosgate P300.2 (on Highs)

(2) Rockford Fosgate P3 12" Subwoofers

(1) Set Rockford Fosgate Power T1652-s

(1) SMD TM-1 Temperature Monitor / Automatic Fan controller

(1) SMD VM-1 Volt Meter

(1) SMD OM-1 Output Meter

All SMD RCA's

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The Punch 1000 came in at almost 1500 big ones! DAMN! The 300x2 has a nice birthsheet as well.

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We used 1" MDF for the box.

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We did a 1/4" recess. Now if these were SMD's, some Big ass DC's or something like that, of course we would double wall and all of that. But P3 12's aren't that heavy and there is still 3/4" of MDF under them. AND a brace. It is FINE. Had a few dip-wads on FB complain that the box looked "weak" but honestly, this box is solid as hell. We did that small recess on the subs to give it a nice clean look but it didn't effect the rigidity at all.

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THIS IS A U.B.L. (uninterrupted build log) of this 2002 Yukon project. It is ALL PICTURES and just myself talking. If you wish to join the discussion, and leave a positive comment, please click here: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/192667-father-and-son-project-2002-yukon-a-rockford-fosgate-sound-system-install-new-battery-big-3-wiring-etc-11414/

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THIS IS A U.B.L. (uninterrupted build log) of this 2002 Yukon project. It is ALL PICTURES and just myself talking. If you wish to join the discussion, and leave a positive comment, please click here: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/192667-father-and-son-project-2002-yukon-a-rockford-fosgate-sound-system-install-new-battery-big-3-wiring-etc-11414/

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today we had a TON of orders to get out and Mondays are always busy. But we still found time to get the speaker grill done and some body filler on the trim panel to make it look like one piece. It is out for primer now and should be getting painted hopefully tomorrow. Here is todays progress.

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These screens are kinda my signature style, been doing them like this for years. I like how simple and clean they look. Anyhow, when doing these, it is important to paint or primer the wood under the frame black because when you stretch the speaker grill material over it, the white will show through. So if you ever decide to do that, remember that tip. You don't wanna find out after you are finished and flip it over :D

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Thanks to Jay next door for layin' down the paint! Came out just like i envisioned it would :)

the grey is color matched perfectly!

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this is NOT the amp rack i built for that most recent video, this is a new one. Very similar though.

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Only the face of this box will be seen and ONLY when he takes the screen off. But i still wanted it to look right if he does.

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High gloss black then a stencil, then a semi (low) gloss grey to match the plastic panels painted over the top. Once the decal is removed you are left with this.

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