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blownengine 02-20-2011 12:30 PM

My Youtube channel, new speaker pod build
 
Hey guys, I started a new Youtube channel a while back to show all the work I do to my truck and some of my friends. My username is Scheufler26.

Im working on a fiberglass speaker pod dash build for my Ram. I have two videos right now of building the skeleton and im working on more now.
Here are the first two:
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U5wRKK9A1k
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Te3ubt65DY

My latest videos are taken with a new Sony Cybershot. The older ones are of much less video quality.

Hit that little subscribe button to keep up with my builds :smileup:

Thanks guys

Dan

CdnoilRAM 02-20-2011 12:36 PM

This could be a great build :smileup: Is there a reason you went with plywood rather than something a little more dense like MDF or hardboard?

blownengine 02-20-2011 02:13 PM

I actually started with 3/4 MDF but it kept spliting and falling apart when i cut it really thin. The 3/4 plywood I had lying around and it doesnt fall apart like the MDF. It also took me a couple tries since I had to freehand the circles. That was a waste of a few hours...... Im working on wrapping them with fleece as we speak. Its very hard because of all the odd shapes. Ill post a video soon.

CdnoilRAM 02-20-2011 03:08 PM

I just did my own door panels, so I know the sorrows of 'glassing for the first time; tip... only mix as much resin as you can use in 5 min or it'll start to gel and you'll have wasted the rest of it.

blownengine 02-20-2011 03:16 PM

Advice taken. There is alot of stuff i would like to do like the whole door panel. But since it's still my dads truck technically I'm kinda limited. Everyone has been there. I would have liked to put the 3.5's in the A-Pillar. But of course that breaks the "Dont mess everything up" rule. Haha

CdnoilRAM 02-20-2011 03:37 PM

I did my whole door and I was NOT happy with how it sat in the vehicle; definately too heavy and it's hard to get the panel to fit properly. Here's how it looked before I planned to paint it (at the pre-fit phase).
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j2...k/IMG_1625.jpg

I'm now actually forking over the $$ to get a local pro to do the panels from the lower mould line down to hold my an 8", a 6.5" 2-way and a 6.5" 3-way.

SslagleZ28 02-20-2011 03:57 PM

Are you sure you were using actual MDF? I've never had it fall apart on me :/ Also bro, lol you should make the $40 investment in a jasper circle jig, its what I use to build my boxes, and I also use if for other things.

http://www.jaspertools.com/productsd...Circle%20Guide

Aside from that, CdnoilRAM is right only mis enough resin to use in about 5 min. make sure you do the outside and inside of the fleece.

Also, you prolly should have angled the speaker towards the center of the truck, you get better sound that way with the crossing pattern of the speakers.

What else.... Oh remember that the fleece only stretches in 1 direction. Since your dealing with such a small piece it might not matter but if you do make something bigger its nice to know that.

How are you going to finish the pods, are they going to be painted, or wrapped? If your going to pain make sure you sand out all the resin bubble first before you bondo. It will save you tons of headaches in the future.

Remember also not to go thick with the bondo keep it as thin as possible to avoid cracking later on.

For future reference a double ring set-up would give you a cleaner look, but I'm not sure you have the room for that. It would allow the speaker to sit flush in the pod, for a built in look.

If you have any questions feel free to ask, I've been doing this stuff for about 6 years now. Most people though dont want to pay my fiberglass pricing so i stick mostly to MDF these days, but I made my fiberglass box for my Camaro.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...9/IMG_0251.jpg

blownengine 02-20-2011 04:02 PM

Ouch that really hurts. My project is small enough that it wont kill me if it doesnt work. I will slowly work my way up to a whole door.

Yea it was legit 3/4 MDF. I just cut it so thin it wanted to break easy. I have wanted to get a circle jig for a while but it just hasnt been a top priority. Hopefully the bondo will smooth it out enough. Its alot more work though..... And i would have mounted them flush but the 3.5 Kickers I'm using have little mounting tabs that would make it awkward and hard to make. And i don't have alot of room to work with. I will mention that in my next video.

O and thanks for all the tips guys :smileup:

blownengine 02-20-2011 11:26 PM

Third video, wrapping the fleece.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF29fXYvICA

Remember to hit that little subscribe button to keep up to date :smileup:

392HEMI 02-21-2011 02:14 AM

WTF :LOL:

Why use plywood ? Use MDF , Block out your door with speaker rings , wrap with fleece , then pour fiberglass , quick sand with 80 grit , the mix lightweight body filler with fiberglass resin 75/25 ration , quick wipe and its smooth as silk. Leather wrap or paint


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