View Full Version : Some FG Pointers

08-01-2005, 12:22 AM
OK, so you wanna build some pods? Here's a couple thing you may want to consider...

Cardboard template: MAKES LIFE 50X EASIER... Make a duplicate of your baffle and mount it to your rear mold IN CAR, this will help you so much with aiming. Cardboard is probably 15 times easier to mount and aim than a full MDF baffle.
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2258/jul310019sr.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310019sr.jpg)
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9995/jul310022ri.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310022ri.jpg)
If it's late out that's no excuse not to work, you don't need saws to cut your dowels, just use something else.... I like to use my 'wire cutters'.
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2139/jul310037gx.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310037gx.jpg)
After you mount your cardboard baffle, bring it inside and measure for your dowels. Just find the total length at a given point and then subtract 3/4" to make up for the thickness of your real baffle.
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/336/jul310046jn.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310046jn.jpg)
When you're gluing in your dowels you can make thing a TON easier if you're using hot glue. Rather than sitting there for 5 minutes holding each rod waiting for the glue to dry, invest in a can of compressed air. Glue the dowel, flip the can over and spray that liquid all over the glue, that'll cool it down in seconds.
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/715/jul310059ip.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310059ip.jpg)
OVER BRACE YOUR BAFFLES: There is NOTHING worse than having your baffle collapse while you're in the middle of stretching your fabric, or even worse... while your resin is curing.
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7259/jul310063bj.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jul310063bj.jpg)

I hope this helps a few people.

08-01-2005, 12:27 AM
I just might have to try that... looks awesome. :thumbupw:

08-01-2005, 01:05 AM
nice work Jason, add it to the sticky

ps, awesome sig ;)

08-01-2005, 04:48 AM
where are those sopposed to be mounted at?

08-01-2005, 05:23 AM
on his door panels

08-01-2005, 09:53 AM
Oh NO! You let one of our secrets out...just as long as you keep the others ;)...silly guy


08-01-2005, 11:50 AM
where are those sopposed to be mounted at?

I'll show you...
The door
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/3553/jun100039jv.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jun100039jv.jpg)

The door modified (no more pockets...:crap: [or 'trashcans', as I called them])
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/1552/jun100097dy.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jun100097dy.jpg)

Preliminary fitting of the pod, before the fleece was trimmed off the back...
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2209/pod0nu.th.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pod0nu.jpg)

08-01-2005, 02:16 PM
u r the man undercover.....u just helped me out a great deal..i'm really thinking about doing 2 6.5's in each front door


08-01-2005, 03:13 PM
Great Job! Post pics of the final product!