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Old 10-22-2017, 03:20 PM   #1401
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Ken,

How are you liking the sound system? Do you have individual p/n's for the kick panel 6.5's & 6x9's? Would it compare to a late model high end set-up or?
Scoti here the cheat sheet for the Kicker Audio system in Scarlett-
Reciever- KMC20 Media Center-
Sub- Hideaway-
Rear- KS Series 6x9" 2 Way Coax
Kick- KS Series 6.5" Coax
High- KS Series 3.5" Coax
Center- KS Series 3.5" Coax

I worked with Tim Smith of Kicker who helped me design the system. Time would have rather not used the 6x9's in the rear. I felt it would create rear imaging that would be inaccurate, and he was correct. To compensate, Chris and I tuned them down as much as possible. They still produce more high end sound than is technically correct, but they arent overpowering.

My reasoning for using the 6x9 in the corners is that its a common practice in these trucks and I hoped to accomplish a full range system using components that are commonly used. I feel we achieved the goal with some trade offs in sound quality.

With all that said, whats the bottom line? We have a system that has great mid bass and low bass coming from minimal power. The Kicker Hideaway is impressive in its ability to perform based on size. With the hideaway tuned moderately low, the 6x9's fill the mid bass gap very well.

Up front the KMC 20 works very well in accomplishing my goal of having a contemporary full feature receiver with out having to cut the stock dash at all. It offers Bluetooth that connects easily to your device to plays HD sound via YouTube. You can use a memory stick, or any storage device to play back as well through an HDMI port.

Does it rival a high end factory system with computer designed enclosures and ideally placed components? Probably not. Does it sound very impressive based on the limitations and obstacles these old trucks offer? Absolutely!
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:20 AM   #1402
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Scoti here the cheat sheet for the Kicker Audio system in Scarlett-
Reciever- KMC20 Media Center-
Sub- Hideaway-
Rear- KS Series 6x9" 2 Way Coax
Kick- KS Series 6.5" Coax
High- KS Series 3.5" Coax
Center- KS Series 3.5" Coax

I worked with Tim Smith of Kicker who helped me design the system. Tim would have rather not used the 6x9's in the rear. He felt it would create rear imaging that would be inaccurate, and he was correct. To compensate, Chris and I tuned them down as much as possible. They still produce more high end sound than is technically correct, but they arent overpowering.

My reasoning for using the 6x9 in the corners is that its a common practice in these trucks and I hoped to accomplish a full range system using components that are commonly used. I feel we achieved the goal with some trade offs in sound quality.

With all that said, whats the bottom line? We have a system that has great mid bass and low bass coming from minimal power. The Kicker Hideaway is impressive in its ability to perform based on size. With the hideaway tuned moderately low, the 6x9's fill the mid bass gap very well.

Up front the KMC 20 works very well in accomplishing my goal of having a contemporary full feature receiver with out having to cut the stock dash at all. It offers Bluetooth that connects easily to your device to plays HD sound via YouTube. You can use a memory stick, or any storage device to play back as well through an HDMI port.

Does it rival a high end factory system with computer designed enclosures and ideally placed components? Probably not. Does it sound very impressive based on the limitations and obstacles these old trucks offer? Absolutely!
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:24 PM   #1403
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Ken, the truck looks great and I'm glad you made it to the show! I've followed your work on the previous truck from part way through and for the entire time on this one (along with an eye toward what happens on the '77). I like seeing the upgrades, ideas implemented, and overall improvements. But I think my favorite part is the storytelling aspect. Working on these rigs always goes better in our minds than on the floor with the tools. It is great to see your progress along with the mistakes, mismatches, and chasing of gremlins. Nice work man, I appreciate your work and your efforts to tell us about it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:49 AM   #1404
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Ken, the truck looks great and I'm glad you made it to the show! I've followed your work on the previous truck from part way through and for the entire time on this one (along with an eye toward what happens on the '77). I like seeing the upgrades, ideas implemented, and overall improvements. But I think my favorite part is the storytelling aspect. Working on these rigs always goes better in our minds than on the floor with the tools. It is great to see your progress along with the mistakes, mismatches, and chasing of gremlins. Nice work man, I appreciate your work and your efforts to tell us about it.
I appreciate your following and the kind words. I try to present my builds from the average Joe perspective. This is reality TV without the TV and drama. Its as real as it gets, including my mistakes.

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Old 11-07-2017, 10:46 PM   #1405
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Thanks for following along. That looks like the headlight harness. I will double check to be sure, but I believe that bundle goes to the headlights.
Any luck on that harness I indicated in the photo. I know itís not the headlight harness because mine still work. The harness in question is below the firewall block.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #1406
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Any luck on that harness I indicated in the photo. I know it’s not the headlight harness because mine still work. The harness in question is below the firewall block.
If memory serves me right that is a vacuum line for the Cruise control. It has its own separate switch on the brake pedal housing. It goes from the switch, through the firewall, and to the servo mounted on top of the intake. It should be right beside the carb on the passenger side. It is what disengages the cruise when you hit the brakes I think.

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