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Stu's Lupo Gti- ICE SQ install/Custom Dash


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This shows the dash with the filler up to the windscreen to allow the next speakers - the tweeters- to blend in

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This shows the tweeter pods

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Another rear position but close up

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And now the full frontal!!

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The tweeters will be facing on axis too.

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AHHA! i thought i recognised the inside of this Gti. I parked up next to you outside Chemical Records, Bristol whilst i popped in to buy some records.

Had a sneaky peak through your window and liked what i saw. Got a photo of the two aswell, this was quite a while ago now.

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AHHA! i thought i recognised the inside of this Gti. I parked up next to you outside Chemical Records, Bristol whilst i popped in to buy some records.

Had a sneaky peak through your window and liked what i saw. Got a photo of the two aswell, this was quite a while ago now.

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Ah yes-chemical records - one of my favourite haunts when I've got a spare hour or two! If your local when I've finished you are welcome for a demo. What sort of music you into?

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im no sound expert but having the tweeters firing across those mids will that not affect sound?, loving the new look of the dash, ipads a neat touch

Thats a good shout actually Jamie but I have it on authority that their placement, and especially with the new speakers are a tried and tested method of two previous european champions. You would think the sound waves might be impeded with paths crossing but there is method with their placement. :-)

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Ah yes-chemical records - one of my favourite haunts when I've got a spare hour or two! If your local when I've finished you are welcome for a demo. What sort of music you into?

I mostly mix Drum n Bass, Liquid and Dark but i sometimes enjoy abit of breakz, do you work there do you?

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I mostly mix Drum n Bass, Liquid and Dark but i sometimes enjoy abit of breakz, do you work there do you?

No I don't work there but I love just going down & listening to all the music. I mostly listen to Tech house, deep house & electronica but it has opened my ears to other stuff merely by being able to have a listen to anything! I found phealeh's stuff there which I love! ;-)

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Right next instalment....

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This shows the start of the A pillar builds. Even though we are not using them for the tweeters it will look better when covered.

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These will eventually be covered by alcantera.

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Ah yes-chemical records - one of my favourite haunts when I've got a spare hour or two! If your local when I've finished you are welcome for a demo. What sort of music you into?

I used to get most of my breaks vinyl from chemical...mail order though!

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  • 4 weeks later...

Havnt updated in a while but the project rolls on!

Rear 3/4 panels are being totally reconstructed as two of the amplifiers that were in the boot will be placed there.

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These are being moulded from fibreglass to follow the lines of the TT seats, rear pockets and to follow the lines front the back rear panel to front door panels.

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The panels are prepared and smoothed & a cut out made to insert the genesis amps.

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You can see in the next pic how it follows the existing lines and moulds smoothly with existing surround

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I love how the lines of the panels follow rear to front

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The front dash subwoofer box was taken out and has been reconstructed to minimise intrusion into the passenger footwell.

Dave, who is doing the construction, has used a bit of lateral thinking. He has built a box out of birchply (bit denser than mdf), and made a raised floor and gone up into the dash to create the volume needed for the sub.

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Managed to get some shelves off mike here on Club Lupo and they have been blended into the custom console.

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Still a fair bit to do but getting there! ;-)

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New lower door panels as they will be nothing in them. (prior I had midbasses in & crossovers).

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And showing clean finish, but they will be leathered with painted insert.

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Looking great Stu!

Hopefully I'll actually see this in the flesh at some point once you've finished off this round of modifying.

Thankyou my man! Yes I hope so too. Aim to do some later shows this year - players & the October Santa pod.

How's things with you? ;-)

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Potentially could this blow my ears with stupidly loud yet clear metallica ?

Ha Rich! It will give amazing levels of sound quality but it won't give you bleeding ears syndrome!!

The car will be set up so you can hear breaths when singing, resonance in piano, plucking of guitar strings, etc

There will be a clear soundstage so you can place instruments & singers and all instruments will sound 'real ' but it won't blow your spleen out of the car!

Be glad to demo when it's done! ;-)

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WOW :shades:

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  • 3 weeks later...

Well, next installment and quite an exciting one!

Even though my build is for sound quality, as I like electronic/dance we decided to give the rear build a bit of a kick.

Obviously the rear is a bit tight on space & it was decided to fit two 10 inch subs, a processor & amp.

The next pics show the sub box. Not finished yet as they will be double skinned. It's made of birch ply as its stronger & lighter than mdf.

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Now the clever bit is that it hinges to reveal the amp below

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And even cleverer - another level to house the processor & fuses

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All this will also be motorised for easier access. :-)

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