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Old 06-04-2010, 09:22 PM
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Okay, so I figured I should give this thread some closure. I mounted the Larsen 2/70 (open coil) on the roof, routed down the C pillar, along sill plate to the radio above the drivers kick panel. The face plate got mounted in din 2 below the stero head unit, extra cable stowed behind the face plate. For the speaker I ordered a 4 inch 8 ohm speaker and utilized the stock front sub woofer box (works surprising well for a $4 speaker ). I haven't done my secondary fender mount yet, HRO shipped those from Atlanta. I'm hoping the left over coax from this install will be enough for my second mount. So thanks again you guys helped a lot. I found a lot of good discussion on other threads as well and appreciate the extra time Dave (in Denver) takes to answer all the questions he does. Here are a few pics...

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Old 06-04-2010, 09:24 PM
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:56 PM
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awesome first install!!! You want to come help me do a 100 or so CDOT trucks
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:03 PM
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Nice job!

Obviously better than my first NMO hole, which while I knew enough not to poke the drill through the headliner I did not think it through enough. The metal sheet metal doughnut that you drill out has to go some place and if it does not stick in the hole saw it will fall via gravity down.

No biggie since I was close enough to reach it through the dome light, I thought. Well, except that the chunk was hot, you know, from the drilling. Oh and the headliner in a Hilux is more plastic-like than cloth-like. So good thing is that it did not get stuck up there after all. But it melted a half moon exit slot for itself.

Second hole went much better since I slid a piece of cardboard in there and wouldn't you know it if the slug stayed in the drill like it was supposed to!
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