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Old 01-29-2003, 04:34   #1 (permalink)
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is it illegal to cut parcel shelf

i heard that in victoria atleast it is illegal to cut your parcel shelf to fit speakers some crap todo with structural integrity blah blah waon't be able to breeth soon bastards.
anyway is there anyway to get around this and indont want to use those ugly plastic brackets either any help please
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Old 01-29-2003, 04:50   #2 (permalink)
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Instead of cutting, could you use an Oxy?
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Old 01-29-2003, 13:35   #3 (permalink)
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Just cut it..............I did. Cant see how it would effect structural integrity!
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After a certain year model (1999?) I've heard it is illegal to cut your parcel shelf. Best to check with rego or maybe car stereo shop first - bloody hard to replace it!

Oxy - you are kidding right??!!
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Yeah we had this discussion ages ago on the old eafalcon.com site. The parcel self is apparantly structural support in the car and adds to its (the cars) rigidity....

Do a search and you should find the original. It was from about a year ago.
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It very likely is illegal, however, if you're just cutting the exisisting holes a little bigger, then I doubt there will be a problem. If you were to cut away 80% of the shelf, then they might frown on it.

BTW, oxy is still cutting, and pretty dangerous too.

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Yeh, sorry the Oxy bit was joke!
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Yes it's illegal.

If you not the existing hole is reinforced and cutting the shelf will weaken it. This law has been in for ages, at least the '90's.. This is why audio enthusiast's make custom wooden shelf and screw it to the metal one. I think the only thing to consider is that it doesn't get in the way of the seat belts (inc baby seat mount)..
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Yeah it's totally illegal. You are alowed to drill holes in to it (any any part of your car) up to a certian size (sorry I think the drill size is smaller than a 6x9 speaker)
The reason for this is that if your in a crash the parcel shelf distributes most of the force to the c pillars and though the front of the car.
If you weaken it. The metal will bend instead of passing on the forces and your rear passangers could wind up dead.
Worse case obviously. But there is a reason behind it.
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Hi Guys,
I'm back. I was on the old eafalcon.com

i have taken an angle grinder to my parcel shelf and now am sporting a pair of 7 x 10's i bolted on a 18mm mdf board which i cut to shape with my jigsaw. I then enlarged the holes in the carpet and now it looks like they came with the car. Illegal or not. It is definitely worth it !!!! If i ever get a digital camera, ill post the pics up.


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