Installed a big fender amp in the trunk of my Fury about a year ago, so I could play the guitar wherever I should go and I sure played it a lot! I’m not playing for people as a street musician or something like that: I play for myself and whenever I see a great spot out there, I’ll take the opportunity, grab my guitar, plug it in and have a blast.
Removed everything: Now thats one ugly looking trunk!
Its an awesome experience to play outside on a beautiful location with no one in sight with the volume up high and it gives me that ultimate freedom feeling I just can’t explain.
And since I’m into classic ‘70s rock such as KISS, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Motorhead, playing those songs with my classic 1972 Fury next to me really gives me that ‘70s vibes!
So I want to keep a guitar amp in my trunk without a doubt but the Fender amp was so big, it almost took all the trunk space. And the Fury has a big trunk let me tell you that! But I needed more space so I can fit a fuel cell in the future too, so I needed a smaller amp. Check out my previous trunk amp HERE.
Bought a small but very powerful GTX 30 Behringer amp that I found online to replace the big Fender amp and start to remove the old amp. But as soon I removed it, I noticed how ugly my trunk was: the black paint was chipped, both of the battery holders were rusted and the wiring was a complete disaster, so I decided to do a full makeover and make it look a lot better.
Removed both batteries, The old Fender guitar amp, Polk MOMO 850 stereo amp and start painting the trunk with black Hammerite
To give it a smooth black look again. Removed the rust from the battery holders and also painted them too. Drilled some holes more to the back of the trunk and fitted steel rings as cable holders for the new Behringer amp location.
Made 2 tubes on the top side of the amp for the steel wire to go though so it could hold down the amp without damaging it. Painted the front rings, the cable adjusters and the hold down tubes red to match the Optima batteries.
Installing the Behringer amp
I’ve installed the inverter to power up the Behringer amp on the right side of the amp structure and rewired the inverter to the right side battery. Then I rewired the speakers wires and all wiring to the Polk Audio amp, refitted them with a braided sleeve, solder the end points of all wires for better contact and attached the amp on the left side of the Behringer amp.
Used some new thick cables to connect the Polk MOMO amp to the battery and
Installed a Bluetooth unit so I could stream my Spotify playlists straight from my phone to the amp.
Placed a flip switch on my dashboard and wired that to switch the audio amp on and off.
Dropped in a temporary Edelbrock fender cover just for looks and plugged in my guitar for a quick session. The Behringer amp sure packs a punch as it’s crisp and loud AF! With a very dirty sounding build in ‘70s distortion and about 15 effect settings, this little amp sure fits all my needs.
The trunk looks good and there is ample room for a future fuel cell now!