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Old 05-22-2012, 08:22 PM
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Airborn tower build on 88 ProStar - Photo intense - walk through

I thought this was the best looking tower for the money. Cost me roughly 1200 with 2 racks. The speakers cans were 260. I'll throw some photos up.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 PM
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Collapses easy. I'll need to make some kind of mount to hold the tower up as all the weight is laying on the speaker grills when laid down.


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Old 05-22-2012, 08:25 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:31 PM
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I went the local steel supplier and got 2.5x5 aluminum backing plates. I used a press to bend the front backing plates to fit the concave. I used liquid nails on the back of the plates and tightened up. I also rounded the corners to keep it from breaking through something.


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Old 05-22-2012, 08:33 PM
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You'll have to lop off about 6 inches on each side of the front tubes for narrower boats.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:34 PM
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The worst part of this deal might be wiring the speakers. Your best bet is to remove the outter pole and uses a vacume to suck string through.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:36 PM
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THe pivot mounts are nice. They need to be mounted first before setting the tower.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:40 PM
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Tapered the hole with a stone. I don't know who told them the sizes of the holes but they are way off unless you want everything hogged out large. They called for a 5/8 drill bit. The largest bolt in this deal is more like a 7/16. I would use a 7/16, maybe a 9/16 for the hull and a 7/16 for the top section.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:46 PM
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Measure from the back of the boat for the rear mount. Do not drill anything in the front until you have actually placed the rear into the hull. Then with a marker outline the mount and find the real center.
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