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Old 05-23-2003, 03:15   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Cutting the parcel

Does anybody know the legalities of cutting the parcel shelf

Every other time i have put speakers in (Pezzas and freinds cars) i have cut the shelf/doors.

I've got some x-plod 6x9's to chuck in my EAII (when i can afford a decent head unit), but of course it was engineered without good sound it mind and has 6's, i am going to cut them in but was just wondering where i stand in doing so..

what have others done

cause the shelf has been engineered, and wouldnt then altering it mean its a modifation so VicRoads will want to know and all?? (i dont think it is really that important but)


(oh yeah and pods just dont give enough definition for my likes, so i wouldnt think of suing them)
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Old 05-23-2003, 03:20   #2 (permalink)
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I think it illegal because you are altering the cars structure(?). In the same book as cutting the roof off your car.
Everyone does it but:)

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Old 05-23-2003, 03:34   #3 (permalink)
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A Performance Ford Magazine issue had this stating it was illegal to cut the parcel tray as it was structural. Apparently the doors are O.K.

I'm not at home at the moment so I can't post the article.
If anyone out there has the issue it may be worth posting.
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Old 05-23-2003, 04:32   #4 (permalink)
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Very illegal, and, it f%%^s up the overall strength of the car in the rear.. I remember reading something like that on the car audio australia site..
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Old 05-24-2003, 00:37   #5 (permalink)
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it dosent alter strength much if at all. Your cutting a tiny bit on each side of the 6'' hole. File it back nice and you will never notice the differance. Mine look like it came from the factory with 6x9 holes in the p/shelf.

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Old 05-24-2003, 01:25   #6 (permalink)
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Dont know about that, i had a close look at the metal at it has been strengthened all around the 6" hole, (the bends in the metal extremely strengthen the metal).



also after a little searching i deciding i will sell my 6x9 and buy some rounds, it is "illegal", sure most people/police wont care, but id rather not have my car canaried over the damn speakers..
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I used a nibbler to make my speaker holes bigger and they didn't cut into the bends and steps on the parcel shelf. I would imagine that the parcel shelf is designed to take 6 and 6x9 speakers by looking at where they do go after you have cut the holes. I have had no problems with my car since I did it. Never really occured to me it would alter the structure of the car, however, does this mean you seriously have to go out and get an engineers' just to fit speakers? I should hope not.... Anyways, I think its ok as long as you don't cut holes big enough to climb into...lol
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