Checkpoint, Aberdeen Scotland
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Chris Fraser's Multi Award Winning Ford Focus

Two Audiobahn AWES12P powered by a Audiobahn A2200HCT.  Front speakers are Infinity Kappa 13cm. Components and the rear are Infinity Kappa 17cm coaxils.  Both front and rear speakers are powered by a Genesis Profile Four amplifier.  The headunit is a DVD player from Alpine Electronics, specifically the IVA-d310r.  Fibreglass boot build was built on site by our in-house mechanic Paul Mitchell.  Equipment fitted by our experienced engineers.  Painted and finished by Raymond @ Ellon Auto Repairs.  It was then finally airbrushed by a contact in Montrose. 
The finish is stunning and the effect comes alive in the dark when the blue accent lighting is on.

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STAGE 1 where supports for the subwoofers are made from MDF as are the sides and the back of the boot
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STAGE 2 where we test fit the equiptment in the boot to make sure the clearences are fine. STAGE 3 - We lay acoustic cloth over the mdf frame work and staple it in places to create the basic overall shape.  We then coat the cloth with a liquid resin which reacts and hardens setting the cloth to the desired shape.
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STAGE 4 - we reinforce the hardened acoustic cloth with fibre glass matting.  We applied 3-4 layers as we expected high levels of bass!   STAGE 5 - once we layered the fibre glass it was time to aim toward the finished stage. To do this it was onto differing grades of body filler.  This was probably the most time consuming part of the install as the finish we get at this stage is going to determine the quality of the paint finish.
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STAGE 6 is basically the finished article less the equipment.  At the end of stage 5 we handed the car over to Raymond @ Ellon Auto Repair to finish off filling and smoothing the install and to apply several layers of gloss black paint. This was to give our airbrush artist a deep black finish to begin her work.  She was then instructed to give the boot a lightning strike effect throughout. Having never witnessed an airbrush artists work, the finish is amazing and the way the effect shows off when the neons are on is amazing.
Stage 6
 
Stage 6

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Stage 6
     

Checkpoint - home of performance motoring

313 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1EP, Scotland
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