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Yesterday 09:10 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
That looks good TMP, I'll bet that is the way the factory did it or at least close to that.
No clue. There was nothing in there when I bought the car and I wrote a check to have it made and installed.
07-31-2015 08:47 PM
matts37chev I don't know what's going to happen yet, I need to remove the old one to see how big the hole is.
I was thinking about putting a tach and some switches there.
But I may just put the new stereo there.

I am not going to be able to work on the car for a week or 2
When I do get back on it I will finish up the floor and insulation job, before I start in on the stereo.
07-31-2015 11:43 AM
Leakie
Stereo

Matt, did you figure what you are going to do with the hole in the dash from the old stereo?
07-31-2015 10:39 AM
Captn_Jim [QUOTE=Too Many Projects;3258874]Pics of the headliner in my '38.]

Very nice job!
07-31-2015 10:25 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
That stereo look's like you will be jamming some good tunes soon! 240 watts should drive that sub just fine, what are you using for front speakers?
I don't know yet.
I have some in my daughters old dead jetta car, I need to look at.
07-31-2015 10:10 AM
Leakie
Stereo

That stereo look's like you will be jamming some good tunes soon! 240 watts should drive that sub just fine, what are you using for front speakers?
07-31-2015 10:07 AM
Leakie
Headliner

That looks good TMP, I'll bet that is the way the factory did it or at least close to that.
07-31-2015 06:39 AM
Too Many Projects Pics of the headliner in my '38.







07-31-2015 06:26 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
They told me upfront that the aluma coat was way behind, like 2-3 weeks out.
I think it took about 3 weeks to get here.
We get them raw to make any "adjustments" for fit and then have them cermachromed locally.
07-31-2015 05:53 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post

Did you get a stereo?
Yes I did, and an amp.
Pretty cheap stuff
The amp was only $59
that's how I choose which one to get.

The stereo was $99
I picked that one because it has big dumb buttons.
I am considering mounting it under the drivers seat, so I don't want to have to look, it needed to be braille friendly.

I already owned the speaker
I hope the amp is big enough to run it
(i am assuming I will have to bridge it)

07-30-2015 07:56 PM
matts37chev I wish I could afford enough dynamat to do everything, but I have too many other things I need to spend money on.
Not to mention, building my 37, when I get the 38 how i want it.
07-30-2015 06:21 PM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Both my 37 and my CTS are very comfortable, and I enjoy them both for what they are. I never drank the insulation "cool aid" to believe that I could turn my nearly 80 year old street rod into anything near as quiet or as climate controlled as my Cadillac, nor would I want to.
I wish you the best on your endeavor.
My wife has a 2012 CTS-V wagon. Very nice car and comfortable. Drove it out to daughters in Phoenix, AZ. lost that comfort someplace between Texas and New Mexico.

One of the things I love about our hobby is seeing how individuals build THEIR idea of what a "hot rod" is. The one I'm building now will be different, for sure.
07-30-2015 05:31 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
When I lived "up north" I didn't concern myself so much with keeping the car cool, or quiet for that matter. Some cars that I've built I wanted to hear everything coming from that engine. Now, more interested in being comfortable.

Am I building a hot rod or a Cadillac???

Yep
Both my 37 and my CTS are very comfortable, and I enjoy them both for what they are. I never drank the insulation "cool aid" to believe that I could turn my nearly 80 year old street rod into anything near as quiet or as climate controlled as my Cadillac, nor would I want to.
I wish you the best on your endeavor.
07-30-2015 03:47 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Glad you got them.
We've been waiting 3 weeks for a set for a friend's '72 Chevelle. NOT happy with them and their constant excuses why they are late.
They told me upfront that the aluma coat was way behind, like 2-3 weeks out.
I think it took about 3 weeks to get here.
07-30-2015 02:57 PM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Like I said, you have to decide what works for. I live in NY so super insulation would be a waste of money for me, if you live in FL you'd be nuts not to. I do not have A/C in my car, no need for it here, I have fairly loud exhaust on my car so it would not matter how much sound deadener was in it because it would not block the noise cruising around with the windows down. Like I said you have got to decide what works best for you, are you building a street rod or a Cadillac?
When I lived "up north" I didn't concern myself so much with keeping the car cool, or quiet for that matter. Some cars that I've built I wanted to hear everything coming from that engine. Now, more interested in being comfortable.

Am I building a hot rod or a Cadillac???

Yep
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