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I did this job for Bob Hall in Kennewick, Washington, in 1991. This car was nice to begin with, and he did a lot of car stereo competitions with it as advertising for his shop, Traffic Jams. When I got involved with it, the two installers he had working on it, Brad Morrow and Jeff Johnson had done a decent system in it but nothing that would win him any competitions…

I spent a total of about 4 weeks working on this system, building almost all of the components in the trunk, including the laminate and plexiglass in the box. What an experience that was… building a jig for the 3/4″ plexiglass baffle that held the woofers took a day, then heating and bending the plex took another day, THEN drilling a hole for the clear plexiglass port (barely visible in the picture) took another 1/2 day and was a VERY stressful operation! The laminate alone in this car cost over $400 and had to be imported from Italy…

The vinyl work was a very intense process and the motorization of the CD changer and video cassette deck was a nice added touch. I added a readerboard in the trunklid so Bob could advertise anything he wanted to at any particular show he went to. The TV,front end, and most of the wiring of this car was done by Jeff and Brad, after I had left Kennewick. Bob eventually did VERY well at competitions in the Northwest with this car and it made numerous appearances at car shows including the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, at the Streetwires booth, in 1994…

All in all, this was one of the nicer cars I worked on, but by no means is it the one that got the most recognition. You might want to check out the Saleen Mustang that won me the Top 12 Installer trophy in 1991…