So I worked this weekend on upgrading the amp rack in the spare tire well. The original was 1/4" MDF that I painted. Functional but not looking very professional.
So I am doing this in two parts. The first is the amp rack itself. It is made out of 1/2" MDF and is resting on a Polyurethane foam base that fills in the bottom of the spare tire well. It is moulded to the bottom so it won't slide or shift around. It is an excellent insulator and should help with heat and noise. I work in Radiation Oncology immobilizing patients for treatment so the material I used is made for that purpose. It is almost identical to the spray can type of material you get at Home Depot. I had some that had expired for patient use so the price was right. Here are some pictures of that process:
First the spare tire well before;
The 2 part material is mixed together, poured into a plastic bag and expands to fill any void. I placed my amp rack on it with a wooden dowel attached. This is to lock in the amp rack to the hardened mould. The nice part is both parts come out of the trunk easily if I ever want to take it back to stock.
I covered the MDF with black carpet material;
Mounted the amps and reconnected everything for now.
I am still going to send in my RF T600-4 amp to be repaired and add the MS-8 in the area to the left. My thought is to mount the T-600 above the other two amps and have the MS-8 to the left.
Part two of the Amp Rack project is the cover. I am going to remove the lower part of the factory spare tire cover (the part where it hinges) and make a 3/4" MDF lid with a plexiglass center and backlight the whole thing!
I'll post up that step next!!