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Boot too small so stripped out & re-trimmed. Now Huge!


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Got fed up with all the wasted space in the 370 boot so made use of it :thumbs:

 

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I put a load of good sound insulation on floor under carpet so no louder than std, If anything a bit quieter.

 

I have put in some extra lighting as well so will get some night shots up later.

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I take it you've removed the spare wheel then?

 

What's your plan for "if" you get a puncture then, especially if it's un-repairable with one of those "flat fix" cans? Just a thought. :dry:

 

 

Great idea though and much more useful like that. ;)

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I take it you've removed the spare wheel then?

 

What's your plan for "if" you get a puncture then, especially if it's un-repairable with one of those "flat fix" cans? Just a thought. :dry:

 

 

Great idea though and much more useful like that. ;)

 

You dont get a spare wheel in a 370Z. :scare:

Just a can of foam and a compressor.

 

The back up plan is the AA :lol:

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nice one, it is surprising how much space there actually is under the false floor :blush:

 

did you glue down the carpet ?

 

Nope just moulded it with a heatgun.

Can be removed if necessary but there is nothing under there to need to get to.

 

The shelf towards the cockpit lifts up and the compressor and tools with the foamy cannister go under there.

Room for a warning triangle, hi vis bulb kit etc. for touring.

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I take it you've removed the spare wheel then?

 

What's your plan for "if" you get a puncture then, especially if it's un-repairable with one of those "flat fix" cans? Just a thought. :dry:

 

 

Great idea though and much more useful like that. ;)

 

You dont get a spare wheel in a 370Z. :scare:

Just a can of foam and a compressor.

 

The back up plan is the AA :lol:

Didn't know that. ;)

 

 

Well then that is an awesome mod. :D Should be like that from the factory then as that seems much more usable to me. B):thumbs:

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Did you put any sound deadening material under the carpet? If you did what did you use?

Yeah I put a tailored (Cut like the carpet) layer of Felt/fibre (underfelt) about 15mm thick over the whole boot floor and up the sides too.

 

Here's a pic in the dark showing the new lights.

 

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Nice mod and very professional looking finish :thumbs:

 

I too have the spare wheel and the Bose in the back so won't be following your lead - but I never have to get anything that big in her so all good :)

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Mine had the Bose subwoofer but no spare wheel.

 

Now with the Invidia, HFC's, and Takeda intakes, I dont tend to listen to music much any more. :lol:

 

I always had the bass turned right down when it was in, so now I have just turned it back up and its not missed.

 

I stripped out the 350z on occasion too but never trimmed it back up, just chucked a blanket on the bottom and put everything back once I had finished camping or whatever.

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can you just take the bose out then - do you have to do anything to it / the wires ?

 

If you just want it out then it just unplugs.

Rest of the system works fine.

I am now in the middle of installing another sub though.

An under seat one which I will put next to the bose amp.

Have had it wired to low level and high level inputs but cant make my mind up which is best.

The high level is too quiet as i think its expecting a 4ohm input not 2ohm but the low level is rattling everything in the car!

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interesting

I need more boot space, but only listen to the radio - so shouldn't cause any issues ?

 

No Issues at all. ( I take it you dont have a spare wheel like me- Some do however!)

If you want a flat floor like mine though you will have to remove the bracket which the subwoofer or spare mounts to, by drilling out the spot welds.

Dont go too deep though, no need to go through the boot floor skin.

Just a bit of touch up paint to cover the bare metal under it.

Relocate the alarm sounder to one side, (plenty of cable) and tuck a few cables out the way, then you have a flat floor to go at.

 

I have doubled the boot space at least for £30 and an afternoons work.

I was quoted about £300 to do it by a re-trimming company but thought that was over the top (they said it would take them 2 days.)

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