So I am building a box that almost takes up all my trunk, and since I have aftermarket stereo and all that, the CD changer is useless (didn't work when hot anyway), and I need that space for the box to fit soooooo.....took out the changer, but it was this BIG void that lead to a return line (didn't feel comfortable with it exposed). Pretty pleased with the results.
-MDF board (any wood will do)
This is what it starts off as:
I used the top carpet of the CD changer for the template because it was a pretty nice fit for the void. Jigsawed it out after tracing.
(looks better already)
Had to go back to perfect it after the initial cut to make a better fit.
added a piece for the "leg" to sit in the void that was exactly 6" down from the top of my 3/4" MDF board. Secured it with 2 screws.
After the leg, it was still a gap in the carpet I wanted to protect, so used wood about 3.5" tall and drew a line to measure up the angle it needed to protect, then I drilled the screws (you only need 2 holes):
cut out a square for my ground wire to travel through so it wouldn't sit so uneven. Here is the finished product:
Total time: about 45 min.