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Amp Rack built. Check it out.

Just got done building this. I will be adding carpet/vinyl later, but just wanted to get the amps mounted so they are not loose.

Subwoofer amp on top, Doors amp on bottom.





Even made it Anti-Theft. I dont know how well it will hold, but atleast they (the thief) will have to work for it. The 2 holes use the same bolts and holes that the jump seats mounted to.



Anyways, about to go somewhere away from my house to mount the amps. Will try and get a couple of pics. May have to wait until tomorrow for more day light.

BTW, I know the MDF isnt pretty and there are a few rough edges, but the carpet/vinyl will hide these problems.
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looks good man...
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nice
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looks sweet, can't wait to see it installed!
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I like it! You should stick some neon tubes on the underside of the top shelf... I think that would look pretty sweet.
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its cool but i want to see it installed
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Same here, Looks real good but I wanna see it in.
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Well, was gunna wait until tomorrow, but I will snap a couple of pics real quick. =)
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Ok, here are some. I still need to organize the wires and the distribution blocks. Will probably do it at work some time tomorrow.







This is the lights from the amps. Sub amp has a small digital display. Looks nice. (Hard to tell in pic)

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are you gonna drill hole sin the lower rack to feed the wires through? or are the just gonna chill like that?
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are you gonna drill hole sin the lower rack to feed the wires through? or are the just gonna chill like that?
When the amp rack is flush on the ground, there is space under it where all the wires run. I am going to run them up through the back and feed then into the amps. Then, the extra wire sticking out in front for the Sub amp, I am going to trim it back so you can still see it, but so it doesnt look so sloppy. I told the guy doing the install to leave me enough slack so I can build the amp rack and not run out of wire.
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looks good. I like it
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Cool, that should look pretty good when its done.
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thats what im talkin bout lol

looks good man
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Looking way good. I like it a lot.
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I think it would look really professional to drill holes in the bottom rack and let the wires feed through there and then rest underneath. I know you arent going for a show truck but it's not hard to do and would just make it look that much nicer. what gauge wires are you using?

edit: ^ thats for the bottom amp, I dont have any ideas for the top one.
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that looks pretty clean. Hope you can clean up the wires a little bit, then it'lll look frickin awesome. Maybe tuck the wires under the top shelf and run it to the back.

Anyhoo..

looks good
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Ok, got the wires all squared away and got the distribution blocks screwed down. I like how it looks. Not bad to me. I like wires as long as they are put away neat.





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Looks very nice.
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i like it too except the fact all my amps are wayyy to big to be puttin on that haha plus my box is my back seat
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Are you pushing your amps hard? If so, make tiny risers so the back end of the amps don't sit flush against the shelf. Airspace will help cooling, plus give you space to tuck back any wiring. Or drill holes and have the wires go into the shelf and run out the back where it'll be out of view. Good work!
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you gonna cover or paint the rack?


Edit: in adition to raising the amps off the rack slightly, buy 1 or 2 cheap 12v fans, per rack, from a computer store and cut out a section of the rack and set them in. you can not overcool the amps....

when I get my stuff built I'm gonna go that route, they even make temp controllers so they only come on when you need them

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