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I have not found anything in the search but was just curious if anyone has thought about pulling the back door interior panel off and creating a custom panel for their amps and maybe a sub or two? I have 2 reasons for this: 1. to keep from taking up too much cargo space as I actually use it for household work and 2. I think it would look nice to get my mid and sub amp in there with a shallow mount 10 or 12 inch sub. Fiberglass and mdf seem like they would get pretty heavy but I think the door hinge could handle the extra weight. Just looking for any inputs or to see if someone has seen this done on the FJ before.
 

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I apparently am educationally crippled as I used the google search and found several threads on this. It sounds like everyone that has thought about it has not done it. I was thinking about using quarter inch mdf as a new base and attaching it with rivets that I can screw into. That is where I would build the fiberglass structure from, maybe 6 inches deep? I'm guessing at this point as I wouldn't know until I got the second amp and sub laid down to draw it out. I apparently think I am good at this now since installing the components in the back seat I have an urge to do more.
 

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I have not found anything in the search but was just curious if anyone has thought about pulling the back door interior panel off and creating a custom panel for their amps and maybe a sub or two? I have 2 reasons for this: 1. to keep from taking up too much cargo space as I actually use it for household work and 2. I think it would look nice to get my mid and sub amp in there with a shallow mount 10 or 12 inch sub. Fiberglass and mdf seem like they would get pretty heavy but I think the door hinge could handle the extra weight. Just looking for any inputs or to see if someone has seen this done on the FJ before.
I keep eyeballing this location as a possible sub install location because I am absolutely unwilling to sacrifice a single square inch of interior space back there. I haven't pulled the panel off (yet) to see what's in there, but I have a feeling I will soon. Please post how things go for you as far as squeezing a sub, even a single small one, in there.

-FJ Florida-
 

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I will definitely post any pictures even if I just pull the cover off. I am not so much worried about the depth space or what is in the door more than I am in how thin I could make another fiberglass panel to put on the door. I know there are some thin mount subs out there but I think it was still at least 4" of depth required. The nice thing will be if the plastic panel that comes off is 2/3" deep already then there will be no worries. I just want a little more to my setup and a sub will do the trick. Adding another amp is the worry as I already mounted the first one on the drivers side cargo area and I am not even sure how I feel about that location.
 

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I saw a FJ in Miami that had a pair of 6x9's mounted on a nicely shaped panel on the hatch. I was surprised it was deep enough. They sounded decent, too.
 

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I have not found anything in the search but was just curious if anyone has thought about pulling the back door interior panel off and creating a custom panel for their amps and maybe a sub or two? I have 2 reasons for this: 1. to keep from taking up too much cargo space as I actually use it for household work and 2. I think it would look nice to get my mid and sub amp in there with a shallow mount 10 or 12 inch sub. Fiberglass and mdf seem like they would get pretty heavy but I think the door hinge could handle the extra weight. Just looking for any inputs or to see if someone has seen this done on the FJ before.
How about one of the SpringTail Molle Racks? See if it can ordered without the bags ( maybe they have a scratch and dent bin ) that will serve as a mounting platform. Think of it as the skeleton of the project. I wish I knew exactly what I was talking about, I should of sat closer to the blackboard.

Stereo talk is like trying to understand Chinese with a few letters missing for me.
 

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Haven't seen it done but I'm sure I could do it....

I'd start by glassing the entire rear door panel with some MDF laid on it in the shapes I wanted...then go from there.
 

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Golf you seem to be thinking what I was thinking. I am just waiting for it to get warm out to pull off the panel and look into it. I am considering moving my original amp from the driver side cargo wall back there as well. That would be 2 amps and at least a sub all on the door so planning the layout is key. How would you mount the MDF? I was thinking of riveting some threads and using bolts, prolly 8 to be safe. Mounting to the plastic just doesn't seem like a good option as it could rattle.
 
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