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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:15 pm

It might have been a few hours max. Aside from driving to get the riveter.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:13 pm

In a Galaxy Far Far Away....

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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:18 pm

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Some Permatex Ultra high torque RTV silicone gasket to glue them in place...

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They are painted on the bottom, being galvanized, I left the top unpainted, at least for now. I might give them a coat once the RTV cures.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Also picked up an item that will require some additional wiring work to integrate into the neon electrical system...


I seen one of these for sale on eBay, that was allegedly from an '04 SRT. Pretty certain these were never factory in any neon. This is not that unit. Their price was way to high, and it did not include the pigtails.

I just have to figure out a mounting spot, I don't think I am going to be able to stuff it under the dash. It will probably go under the passenger seat, if the power seats will give it enough clearance...
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:41 pm

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This is a 6 channel 180 watt amp, for power to the rear deck, front doors, and the dash tweeters.

Decent enough for a little boost. Not big into the big dollar audio scene, so it should suffice, considering I have never had an audio system with an amp.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:53 pm

Wow nice score, never seen one of those before. Great progress on the trunk, coming together nicely

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:57 am

So looking at the wiring diagram, they splice the tweeters in at the interior door connector. I think great, I can just cut the wires there, and connect them to the separate channels on the amp. Problem is, there is no way to tell which wire to cut, it will either be the wire going out to the door, or the one to the dash. Both are the same color coding, being "the same circuit", as far as the factory was concerned.

Both are terminated into the connector slide terminal. No way to ohm them, since they are terminated together. So it is either cut one, and hope it was the correct one, unwrap the harness far enough to figure out which one it is, cut the connectors from the other dash harness, and wire those in, leaving the original intact, but not connected, or wire it all the way from the amp.

The latter is probably the way I will go, despite not being as clean as just tracing it down, only because if the amp should fail, it would be simpler to go back to original.

But then, there is no going back. :D
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:50 am

bsneon98 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:59 am
that sounds about right for chrysler to do! lol. all depends on where you wanted to mount it anyway but if you run wire all the way it will make putting an aftermarket 4 channel in later super easy if something were to fail :)
So after looking into it, I decided to unwrap the harness, cut and pull the wires back from the door connectors. It is only about a foot in on the driver side, and maybe 18" on the passenger side.

Being the entire harness is out of the car, it was pretty simple. I will extend the wires to the center whre the HVAC bezel is, so if I need to, I can always tie the dash speakers back in at the HU connector. Still an easy fix, if I decide to go with something else down the road.

But if I did go with a bigger amp, I would likely run better wiring to all the speakers, and just bypass the factory wiring altogether.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:08 pm

So did a little work today, towards getting the HVAC module and dash frame in, so I can move forward in sorting out the wiring.

I dug out the firewall mat, and removed the nasty sponge type sound insulation, and cleaned it up. This is from the '00 body shell, even though it is a year older, it is in better shape than the one from my '01.

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I puttied up the hydro clutch patch:

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And applied the new sound deadener/insulation. This is a denser foam insulation.

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Since I have a decent amount left, I applied some to the roof too. I cleaned up and painted that rusty area first...

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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun May 03, 2020 3:45 am

Stupid question but is that sound insulation underneath the plastic dash cover. Haven't taken mine off in ages. Good idea to put something better under there. I get some noises now due to removing the BS chain. Got insulation on the roof too, wow might as well. Is it light? I am sure it doesn't weigh much.

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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sun May 03, 2020 12:13 pm

MyNeonSaysHi wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:45 am
Stupid question but is that sound insulation underneath the plastic dash cover?
Yes, it is applied directly to the firewall/interior cowl plenum. There is a heavy rubber type mat that wraps around the cowl plenum and down the interior firewall. That yellow sponge foam attaches to the rubber mat.

The insulation I got is adhesive backed, and lightweight. It is 4mm thick.

Brand is Noico. I was a bit disappointed though, once I received it, it is made in Russia. Being that is where most of our spambots that are flooding this forum are from...

I have noticed lately that finding the country of manufacture seems to be getting tougher to do since this has started. I'm sure USA sellers are hiding this info to prevent backlash, and lack of offloading imported products. The business in country of origin already has their money.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sat May 16, 2020 10:24 pm

Chop Chop....

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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon May 18, 2020 3:43 am

No idea what that is? firewall floorboard stuff?

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Post by occasional demons » Mon May 18, 2020 8:14 am

It was a Jeep part....
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Sat May 23, 2020 10:13 am

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Mon May 25, 2020 10:31 pm

ahhh it was for the sound system. Crazy it mounted up. How did you figure a jeep part would mount inside the trunk like that?

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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Tue May 26, 2020 7:47 am

I drilled a few holes, and used nutserts so I wouldn't need someone either top or bottom to hold the other end from turning. It turned out pretty decent. I probably could have gotten away without cutting it up, but it would have needed spaced down to clear that hump in the center, and I didn't want the "L" bend sticking down in the way. I suspect the L bend was for attaching the jack handle to, as these usually mounted under the G Cherokee's rear seat with the jack.


I actually bid on two of these since it was so cheap, and the shipping time was fairly long, and it didn't have the electrical connector, on the first one. When it finally arrived, it was shipped with full mounting hardware, (not mentioned or pictured in the listing) even a bracket that I have no clue how it relates. So that alone made it well worthwhile.

There are a decent amount of complaints of them getting soaked from being mounted under the seats in the various cars, so I figured this was a better location than what Mother Mopar came up with.

And I seen a HU mounted back there on a 1gn on the .org, for a stealth install, so I borrowed from that idea too.
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Re: D.J. ºº

Post by occasional demons » Tue May 26, 2020 7:53 am

Actually, looking at the cut off piece, I may mount that to my garage wall near the ceiling, and use it to suspend the fuel and brake tubing I pulled from the '01...
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