So after doing a decent job creating a mount for the distribution block, I decided to go ahead and create the mount for the dsp amp.
This was relatively straightforward and did not require a heat gun to melt or soften anything, but it did require some thinking. The space next to the battery is hard to access properly when everything is in place so I went ahead and removed not just the inner lining but also the strut bars and the rear divider.
I also had access to this space next to the battery from inside:
So first step was to cut the ABS sheet to fit into the space. Some careful measurements and:
Then got out the jigsaw and got this:
Given that whatshisface at Worx had added screw rivets as below
to which he attached a metal plate to mount the distribution block I removed, I toyed with the idea of using this plate to partly support this ABS plastic amp mount.
|The plate also has those screw rivets in them too.|
|Ended up like this but...|
Meanwhile, yes the problem was this this would only support one side. What about the other side - sharp eyes will see that this space is the access to the fuel pump. So whatever I mount there should NOT drill into that area.
So this was my idea:
|Yes, hard rubber grommets of varying heights|
|Not the final result but you get the idea - |
I eventually got it to line up flat, and support the weight of the amp
And yes I used a combination of screws and glue to attach the rubber "legs." I also had to make sure these legs were on a flat surface, away from any bolts or wiring.
|Not only make the cut out but|
|also move the metal plate even closer to for more support|
|Mounted directly to the body|
|Here is the fuse holder, right below the piece I had cut to size and then bent with a heat gun|
|Here it is, assembled|