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Old 17-12-03, 18:45   #26
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i'm glad some people found it usefull!
my last parcel shelf was 20mm mdf.

i layed the wood on the ground, pulled the old parcel shelf out.. sketched out on the timber, and cut the shelf out of the wood.

* make it a little bigger then the original shelf (you can also sand it back for a snug fit)

*place parcel shelf in, and get in the boot and through the sheet metal mark out the holes for the speakers (where the magnets are going to sit)

*cut holes

*doof doof to your hearts content
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Old 08-03-04, 11:42   #27
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i've heard sum talk about using the stock parcel shelf, aparrently ity's kinda rigid, well it's not. I used the stock 1 4 a bit and it shook more than the rear window shade i had on (that means a lot). Now i have 9mm mdf carpeted with automotive carpet all around which i bought from bunnings. I bolted it down in 5 spots all around the parcel tray (the holes were already there) and it doesn't move a bit. Myt friend used 7mm craft wood and it worked fine too.

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$14 - 9mm mdf (a little bit bigger just incase)
$14 - 1.5mx1.5m grey automotive carpet (make sure it has a thin base so it bends)
$6 - box of sharp wood staples

Now if you can't afford that and a couple of hours making it then i guess you can't afford ur petrol either, in that case sell ur car and use public transport... lol.

the easiest way to get the right shape is trace ur old one onto the wood b4 cutting it.
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Old 25-03-04, 09:55   #28
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i got 4 inch Kenwood front speakers they seem pretty good so far lol
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Old 29-07-04, 15:25   #29
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Im running, well, was running, the standard shelf, but instead of cutting 6x9 holes i just cut rough 6in holes and used an angled spacer.

Running xpold head deck and top line xplod 6x9 3ways it went off. Mirror vibrated with the base.
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Old 07-08-04, 17:44   #30
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CAN ANYBODY MAKE ME A PARCEL SHELF??? out of mdf, wateva thickness, as long as when i get it, i can slide it straight in and it will fit, i dont need carpet or anything like that. I will pay $$ for it, this is a great oppertunity for neone who has done it b4 and wants to make some quick cash cos the materials cost pretty much nothing.

My current shelf has had it, i need to put 6x9s in the new one and i dont have the tools to cut the shape of the shelf out of the mdf.

Anyone???? thankyou!
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Old 07-08-04, 19:18   #31
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the only thing with using thicker MDF (15 mm and above i think) is that when you go to put the seat back in
Cheers grokes
i had the smae problem wen putting in 9mm mdf with a bit of rubber underneath it, probably around 15mm in the end, it took ages to put the seat on and im not planning 2 take it off soon, lol, too much stress, i managed to fit the seat over the end of the parcel shelf, i bent the metal brackets back so when it gets over the top of it the seat pulls itself down and holds down tight, but i wouldnt recommend it
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Old 27-11-04, 10:55   #32
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Im running, well, was running, the standard shelf, but instead of cutting 6x9 holes i just cut rough 6in holes and used an angled spacer.

Running xpold head deck and top line xplod 6x9 3ways it went off. Mirror vibrated with the base.
Dude my mirror vibrated witht eh stockers in there...not a very goog gauge for a pumpin system im afraid
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Old 06-03-05, 07:43   #33
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just wondering what you use to make your new parcel shelf?
mdf seems like a logical choice to me. what thickness do you use?
also, do u bother cutting in the little vents at the back of the shelf?

another thing, what are good yet cheap speakers to replace the little bog stock ones at the front. i literally know nothing about stereos so anything would be helpful.

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sorry if this is such a dumb ass question but im new to this whole thing
1. use craftwood, i did and it seals great, cheap too, if u go 12mm its $26 a sheet.

2. you do not need to cut the vents in the rear of the shelf.
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Old 06-03-05, 09:31   #34
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i had mine outta 18mm mdf, only took like a min to put the seats back it??? i stil have to put fabric on it but heres a bit of it

they are 6 1/2 inch splits back there..
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Old 11-03-05, 20:34   #35
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Hey,
Just wondering MARMO are those headlights legal in melb. If so how much would it cost to them or similar installed coz they look amazing (and how do the high beams work with that setup).

Also ive got jvc 6x9's, and pioneer sub and head unit. Is it crucial to change the ****ty speakers at the front, as i will attempt to install new rear parcel shelf soonish.

btw thanks for the guide....
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Old 11-03-05, 21:04   #36
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Old 11-03-05, 21:08   #37
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Also ive got jvc 6x9's, and pioneer sub and head unit. Is it crucial to change the ****ty speakers at the front, as i will attempt to install new rear parcel shelf soonish.

btw thanks for the guide....
yeha i would replace the fron speakers, just sum 4inch ones will do, but its not critical...

also i got a 18ish mill mdf rear parcel shelf for a pair of 6b9's and a 8inch sub, its what was in there when i got my car.... you could have it for 10bux
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Old 11-03-05, 22:55   #38
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Thanks for the offer but i like the fact of doing it myself, plus my sub is 12". Thanks anyway...
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yeah np's im just trying to get rid of it, if no one takes it its going in my sis's vl
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Old 13-03-05, 17:27   #40
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Oh Sh1t yeah! I got a set of Kenwood 4" for the dash bout 3 weeks ago , got them for $30 at strathfield in thomo , and the pump some really good trebble . there only 100watts but definetly change the standard speakers , you will notice the differance straight away! Pretty good buy at such a cheap price!
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Old 04-04-05, 18:08   #41
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I fitted some Pioneer 6x9's in the stock shelf not long ago. Took me an hour to do with a jigsaw. I used some plastic spacers to fit the speakers in. Didnt want to cut any metal so it is still legal. I fixed the speakers to the spacers and the spacers are bolted on the shelf. And then I slip the shelf back in its place, wired the speakers up and then put the seat back. I dont get any vibrations and they sound pretty good. Sound way better than wat they did when they were in boxes in my old gemini.
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Old 13-04-05, 13:32   #42
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nice parcel shelf marmo, only thing about craft wood is if theres the slightest bit of moisture in the corner, this could even come if its really cold outside, that part of the wood will expand, so as a safer alternative people might wanna use mdf instead, just as cheap i got an offcut the right size for 16bux, it was 9mm, i wish i got thicker now, would have cost only 20bux for 16mm
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Old 14-04-05, 15:28   #43
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the only thing with using thicker MDF (15 mm and above i think) is that when you go to put the seat back in
Cheers grokes

easy fix buddy all u have to do is get a normal or electric plane and put a 45 or so degree corner on the shelf so that it will look something like this /------ obviously with the angle on the top of the shelf. this way the back seat has enuff room to slide in easy.

ATMO-BT1 if u need any help buddy i got alot of free time now cuz i quit my job so if u wanna come over one day ill make u a shelf no worries just bring the materials dont worry bout $$$ :P
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Old 29-11-05, 12:58   #44
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Nothing like bumping an achient thread, is there!

Cheers for the tutorial, it helped me quite a lot. Myself and a mate just pulled the stock parcel shelf out and stuck some auto carpet to it with the help of some kwik grip. Chucked the 6x9s on with spacers and it's all good.
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Old 11-12-05, 09:05   #45
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For no reason at all...

my stock parcel shelf, carpeted, sounds great, no rattle.

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thats alrite then, hav u got a sub underneath? cos the sub is what'll get it rattling

btw keep an eye on ur carpet, i used glue similar to kwik grip (diff brand, same stuf) and after a while the carpet started crumbling cos the glue came thru a lil and made the bottom of it harden, as a precaution dont eva touch the carpet!!! lol, easier that way
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Old 25-08-06, 12:43   #47
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Bumping an old thread here, but what did you guys use underneath the parcel shelf? Would you need a few rubber strips to further deaden any vibrations?
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Old 16-07-07, 19:24   #48
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Bumping an old thread here, but what did you guys use underneath the parcel shelf? Would you need a few rubber strips to further deaden any vibrations?
bitumen paint
carpet underlay
bolt it down firmly

hey guys i just did my parcel shelf and have an important hint!!!

important

when i cut my parcel shelf i laid the stock shelf over some mdf and traced the shape and speaker holes (stock calais positions) THNIS DOESNT WORK!

yes trace out the shelf but cut it and fit it BEFORE drawing the speaker holes.
mine didnt line up, because the stoick shelf is moulded and the mdf obviouisly is flat the holes were about 2 inches off meaning i had to cut a new shelf.

hope you boys read this before cutting!
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Old 16-07-07, 19:35   #49
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mine was the same story as above but as i used 6x9 spacers didn't really matter actually was better then i had more room for adjustments
and as for rattle i used the original carpet type material that was on the bottom of the stock parcel shelf under mine no rattle thus far
i made it from just material from spotlight with thin foam pulled and stapled and mdf/chipboard spacers i made up with a jigsaw


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Old 15-10-07, 19:39   #50
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Heres a pik of my parcel tray.... nothin special..

up for sale if anybody is interested, i need cash lol

i can include the speakers if ne1 wants em too

its a direct fit with no problems and you can cover it with carpet/vinyl or get it painted cause its fibreglass



if ne1 interested, gimme a pm
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