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Looks pretty stock and the trunk is still completely usable...<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2397.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>What we all probably see when we pop the boot...<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2396.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>This forum/area is probably the only place where I can post this and people will realize the matching trunkliner piece is self-made.<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2394.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>The color was selected to match the interior.<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2393.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>I removed the ski bag and leave the removable rear seat piece slightly pulled on the bottom, as to open small triangular areas for the subwoofer to breath. The sound improvement is dramatic. I have the Dynaudio rear 9 1/2" woofers and they do not really play below 50 hz. This plays down to 25 hz or so. The spare is still in there and the JL 10w0 is mounted to a baffel board with a piece trim panel (the grey piece) around the perimeter to seal it. The amp is a standard subwoofer amp (sourced at Walmart) rated at 150w RMS; I repainted and lettered it.<p>Thoughts? Yes, I know many will object to selected components and baffel board, but I wanted to retain the spare and save money on the amp.<br>
 

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Re: Stereo swapped from wagon (C70drvr)

A couple more pics...<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2406.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2407.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2403.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2400.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2401.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2411.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2413.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2415.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2409.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2408.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Stereo swapped from wagon (Schweder)

It's really nice, perfect stance too... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Stereo swapped from wagon (BenES)

Nice! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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looks nice! just wondering if you replaced the cd player as well.. Im having some problems with the RCA hook ups. any advice?
 

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I still have the stock 901 and love the Dolby Surround. I just used a quality high to low level converter directly off the amp's front channel speaker leads. Perfect low level signal to a subwoofer amp isn't completely necessary, as long as it picks up >= 20 hz.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MJRM2384</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks nice! just wondering if you replaced the cd player as well.. Im having some problems with the RCA hook ups. any advice? </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Evil E</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are those Euro-Corners? Or are the reflectors painted silver?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>made them with factory corners using brushed aluminum vinyl over the amber, then tinting the whole light. These are temporary.
 

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Due to infrequent posting, I won't start another thread...<p>Ethan had a birthday today and I completed a couple of mods.<p>We had 11 small children at our house today. Happy 4th Ethan!<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2458.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Thanks to Johann for instructions on how to remove the factory shift knob.<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2311.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>So I couldn't find a perfect match shift knob for the dark red walnut of the factory C70 dash kit. Instead of buying a $100 knob and killing it, I decided to use the methods incorporated by Chip Foose on an edisode of Overhaulin' and experimented with this $12 knob:<br><IMG SRC="http://i24.ebayimg.com/03/i/07/2c/0c/da_1_b.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>In real life it was even lighter, almost like golden maple.<p>So using flat black, smearing with that light coat with Goof Off, then translucent red, then VHT Nite Shades, then 3 coats of clear, it turned to this:<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2460.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2459.JPG" BORDER="0"><br>Not a bad match, eh? And yes, I have tightened up the shift boot since the photos were taken.<p>Finally, for identity:<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.awineshop.com/files/102_2461.JPG" BORDER="0">
 
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