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I finally finished installing my new (to me) Pioneer system to take the place of the still remaining am/fm one speaker system that was stock in my car.
I got both parts on ebay for less than $100 total. The am/fm/cassette unit fits nicely in the glove box leaving room for papers and flashlight. The 6 cd cartridge player hangs under the dash right below the glove box and doesnt hit the wife's legs. Measured twice :)
The Cd player needed a frame to hang from so I fabricated an aluminum L bracket system. Its attached to the face of the heater box with 3 Wellnuts, the front of the alum frame goes inbetween the dash panel and the glove box trim where I also grounded the units. The glove box has 3 holes in it. One for power cords and some future speaker wires, 2nd for master wire plug and a 3rd for the wires to the Cd player. I also attached 2 steel cables to the am/fm unit and ran them to the wellnut area to help deter any theft.
What an improvement over the stock one speaker system. Chicago/earth-wind-fire never sounded so good in a car. :)
Hope this gives folks some ideas on their own install. First pic is final look, other links are to the progress pics. :)



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;) coming for a Walleye ***hole thats pretty good right? :)
 

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Looks nice, but I'd put that changer in the trunk. I would be worried about what might happen to your wife's legs in a frontal accident.
 

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Her legs would hit either the dash metal or stereo, so we talked about what would be worse, she said the plastic might give more :)
 

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Just wondering why you would not mount the changer in the trunk? Thinking that your weather might play a part in that? I have seen them mounted on the underside of the package tray in the trunk. What is you deck mounted in? Looks like it might be a box that goes in a boat? It all looks pretty sano though and no wire hanging all over and sturdy too !!

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I thought about trunk mount but then you have to open the trunk to change the cd cartridge. I built the frame myself out of alum. stock L bracket, explained in my lengthy opening post. :) Needed a :beers: after laying on my left side for hours and hours, not for older folks for sure ;)
 
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