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05-31-2005, 12:24 PM
alrite, this is this a worklog for my kicks in my '97 Bonneville. They are for a pair of Infinity 6000cs's ran off an audiobahn a2002t. (replacing $37 sony 6x9's in the back and stock speakers in the front). We started last night, and this is what we have so far.

All taped upped:

http://img214.echo.cx/img214/3820/img03884nc.th.jpg (http://img214.echo.cx/my.php?image=img03884nc.jpg)

http://img172.echo.cx/img172/9681/img03944da.th.jpg (http://img172.echo.cx/my.php?image=img03944da.jpg)

a shot with slimshady16:

http://img172.echo.cx/img172/5914/img03929oh.th.jpg (http://img172.echo.cx/my.php?image=img03929oh.jpg)

Done for the night:

http://img172.echo.cx/img172/8517/img03987ft.th.jpg (http://img172.echo.cx/my.php?image=img03987ft.jpg)

This morning, forgot to put a mold releaser on the tape... the tape came with it :uhoh: : lol.

http://img172.echo.cx/img172/9673/img04028rh.th.jpg (http://img172.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04028rh.jpg)

That's it for now.

05-31-2005, 12:28 PM
keep up to good work

05-31-2005, 01:17 PM
if i were you, id of done the kick all the way up the stock ABS on the right side to where that screw hole was, give you an extra mounting location, hell - if you did it right, you could have gone to the junkyard and picked up a stock one from a junker and glassed right to that.

and if those are stock door panels, A+ to pontiac! :veryhapp:

06-02-2005, 12:06 PM
driver's side update:

http://img115.echo.cx/img115/994/img04056hw.th.jpg (http://img115.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04056hw.jpg)

Went A LOT faster than the passenger side:

http://img238.echo.cx/img238/6581/img04076ha.th.jpg (http://img238.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04076ha.jpg)

it was still a little wet in some spots this morning:

http://img238.echo.cx/img238/9420/img04103ub.th.jpg (http://img238.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04103ub.jpg)

06-02-2005, 02:22 PM
your lucky man. i drive a stick..you know how hard it was for me to get my drivers side enlcosure molded and fitted? havent tried them out yet but it's tight. i dont even have a dead pedal no more which blows hard

06-02-2005, 02:34 PM
GM bugs me... their mid ninties - early 2000's didn't really have dead pedals in all their cars, just little bumps in the floor. Not really missin anything. You might be able to fit a 4"comp set or even 5.25 comp set if it's a big car with a stick. Not sure.

06-02-2005, 03:49 PM
sheesh mang. turn the resolution on taht camre down like 3 notches :)

we dont need pics that huuuuuuge :D

06-02-2005, 03:58 PM

06-02-2005, 09:40 PM
Done for tonight:

Done with jigsaw/dremel combo:

http://img40.echo.cx/img40/9454/img04110ux.th.jpg (http://img40.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04110ux.jpg)

Mock-ups... Yet to image/glue them

Drivers side:

http://img197.echo.cx/img197/6996/img04124rm.th.jpg (http://img197.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04124rm.jpg)

Passenger side:

http://img197.echo.cx/img197/9181/img04136bo.th.jpg (http://img197.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04136bo.jpg)

Will there be a big difference in sound if the inside volume for the woofers is a lot different? The passenger one is cut out a bit bigger than the drivers side.

06-02-2005, 09:42 PM
Looks good!

...although I would question putting the tweets and mids so close together.

Why not just glass the tweets into the sail panels?

06-02-2005, 09:51 PM
cars i've heard that have stock tweets far away from the woofer, and i don't like the way it sounds like it's coming from two different places. I dunno.

06-03-2005, 02:28 AM
Looks good!

...although I would question putting the tweets and mids so close together.

Why not just glass the tweets into the sail panels?

Why would you not want them that close together?

06-03-2005, 02:32 AM
Imaging tends to be better when they are close together, think of $10,000 HT speakers, their tweets are always within 3-4" of the mids...

06-03-2005, 08:40 PM
made a lot of progress today... as of right now there are all the wires laid and everything. Just waiting for these to dry now.

All imaged and set up/glued in

http://img98.echo.cx/img98/5329/img04309bf.th.jpg (http://img98.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04309bf.jpg)


http://img98.echo.cx/img98/4804/img04319br.th.jpg (http://img98.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04319br.jpg)

drying outside:

http://img98.echo.cx/img98/4096/img04344oi.th.jpg (http://img98.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04344oi.jpg)

how's it doin?

06-03-2005, 09:46 PM
Looks like you have a lot of sanding ahead of you. :p:

06-03-2005, 09:47 PM
A little bit of sanding i guess, not too much, i'll be giving them some nice black carpet.

06-04-2005, 06:35 PM

http://img18.echo.cx/img18/8294/img04359of.th.jpg (http://img18.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04359of.jpg)

http://img189.echo.cx/img189/6611/img04363nd.th.jpg (http://img189.echo.cx/my.php?image=img04363nd.jpg)

Just have to hide the wires clean up a bit, How does it look??

06-05-2005, 04:26 PM
First listening impressions are that the tweeters are no where near as harsh as I thought they would be from other peoples opinions. Midbass does lack a bit but we'll see if that comes with time after a bit of break in, one positive though is that they are begging for more power. We'll see...

06-05-2005, 08:38 PM
looks nice... does the ebrake get in the way??

06-05-2005, 11:20 PM
the ebrake goes all the way down still. It didn't really get in the way while glassing though, except it had a little run in with a brush full of resin that was about it.

06-05-2005, 11:26 PM
the edges are kinda sharp, i suppose next time you glass, you can sand those down before stretching. only other thing that bothers me, is they are down really low, next time, id try to mount them more verticle, and mount them in the corners somehow :)

otherwise, they do look pretty dern good.

dont take my critisim offensivly, im just trying to give you pointers - and mad props for taking the leap and doing it. :)

06-06-2005, 01:56 AM
good job! i agree w/ req. if i ever redo mine they're NOT going on the floor, they're gonna be up in the corner. i freak out EVERYtime someone gets in my car, in fear someones gonna kick it. the corners are pretty sharp, i prefer sanding them bishez smooth and painting them. not being mean just my opinion.
and good job not listing to the morons on the tweets. rule of thumb, the tweet should be placed no more than half the size of the mid away. ie. 6.5" mid, tweet no more than 3.25" away.

06-07-2005, 04:19 AM
awesome job, looks great!!!!!