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"Stereo Wall"

Engineering a 1934 Pro Street Street Rod



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Design the "Wall"

The rear of the Sedan does not have room for a seat, not with the tire tubs,  roll bar and  the engine set-back.  Therefore a "Stereo Wall" was added to have super sound and to fill up the back of the car!


3/4 inch plywood was used to construction the "wall" which will be covered in leather. Matched components were selected for  visual appeal, sound then price!  The Gibbon body used oak as reinforcement  so was easy to fasten the plywood.  First task  installing the base  and sub woofer enclosure (the volume was selected for optimum sound.)   All joints were glued and screwed with a sealer  used to eliminate vibrations. 

Adding Shelves

Shelves were added to hold the CD changer, Power Amps, AM/FM Stereo Receiver, Alarm system, Dakota Digital Remote Control and a wiring panel.    All brackets were designed so the components could be removed from the top when the "wall" was finished.  The Optima battery goes into the bottom shelf that is painted black.    The two amps from Power Acoustics were selected for appearance!  One powers the sub woofer the other the two main speakers.

Front Panel

The front panel was installed to check fit and build braces.  It's tight but does fit through the door.  Here the power amps and sub woofer are in place. The battery hole is also.

The final location for the speakers and receiver were defined and cut into the panel.

All Elements In

The radio receiver is above the battery and above it is the remote panel for the CD Changer.  Both use remotes to control all functions including power on and off. No need to ever go back unless it is to change out the 6 CD's.  The holes above the two main speakers are for small tweeters.  That's it - no more room for anything else!

"Finished Stereo Wall"

The fellows that did the interior covered all surfaces with the same material as the seats called "Ultra Leather." They placed a small amount of padding over the surface. 

Note:  the battery recess has a cover;  (employing a form follows function philosophy that was used to design the car, I wanted the Optima battery exposed.  But the Interior Folks and my Wife won out!)

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"Building the Body"  
"Construction Details Index"    
"Building Dash Extension"
"Building Stereo Wall"  
"Building Transmission Tunnel"  
"Fabricating the Interior"
"Other Fabricated Parts"
"Other Features"

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