View Full Version : semi-worklog (Fiberglass Rear Fill Panel) *pics*
06-13-2006, 11:24 PM
Well i've been talking about doing this for a while and finally bought some speakers and took the panel out of my truck (2000 s10 ext cab) under the rear window and am going to fiberglass so rear highs in back there. heres what it is like so far, no glass laid but just a layout of what to come.
i am running them off of the door speakers ( both 4ohm speakers so followed kickers instructions and wired them down to a final 2 ohm load since i am amp-less)
got the wire to the back of the cab, now to remove that gray panel above the box.
i want it to look something like this, except the speakers beside one another instead of ontop of each other.
thats all for now...
06-15-2006, 12:09 AM
got the rings mounted today, but dont have any brushes! pics tomorrow.
06-15-2006, 12:17 AM
your avatar makes you look like aaron carter lol, that aside good luck with the build.
06-15-2006, 12:24 AM
enough with the aaron carter....well i ran em for about an hour the other night to test it, and it did fine.
06-15-2006, 12:27 AM
i dont have an amp to power them, so im not sure what you mean by the other 2 channels? is there another channel i shoudl know about. i just have RCAs to the kx1200.1 i have them wired with the doors and are considered "rear" on my h.u.. the others go to the dash and are considered "front"
06-15-2006, 12:30 AM
Your headunit should have 4 leads coming off for 4 speakers. A positive and a negative for each, each speaker should be wired to its own lead, giving a 4 ohm load to the headunit. I hope you dont have the two speakers wired together and then going to the headunit in some crazy way.........
06-15-2006, 12:31 AM
check this truck (http://www.carstereo.com/installs/photo_gallery_album.cfm?home=yes&photoid=29743&galleryid=2113), its something kinda like what your tryin to do
06-15-2006, 12:33 AM
its like wiring subs in series. except with a LONG speaker wire connecting each set. i didnt even touch the h.u.
06-15-2006, 12:35 AM
06-15-2006, 12:57 AM
Yeah you just wired them down to a 2ohm load on your headunit, probably not a good thing there I would becareful before you blow the internal amp in the headunit.
06-15-2006, 01:01 AM
for real??? it says it will make it "easier" on the h.u. by lower the impedence. ahh good thing they arent hooked up yet. it actually says this
." The Kicker DS-Series Coax Speakers are rated at four ohms and work with any source unit or amplifier designed to operate at a four ohm load. If you want to use two DS-Series Coax Speakers on each channel of your source unit or amplifier wire the speakers in series, as shown below. This will improve the sound quality, lower the total harmonic distortion and lessen the thermal load at the source unit or amplifier. This may prevent an amplifier from shutting down, due to over-current protection circuitry."
06-15-2006, 01:36 AM
i'll wire them like that. save the h.u. from a burn up. what do you think about an 8 ohm load?
06-17-2006, 09:34 PM
i think you should get a 4 channel and wire them to it.
06-17-2006, 10:40 PM
Or how about i get a kicker kx200.2 2ch for $25.00 to run the door speaks, and i run the 4" off h.u...... OH WAIT! i already did that.yea i bought a 200.2 from worlddre but shes a fuse blower, but for the time i have a alpine FM240 4 channel. to use.
ANYWAY. i got some work done today on the fiberglassing. heres some pics.
06-18-2006, 10:15 AM
it's lookin good keep us posted, also how r u going to finish it? vinyl, paint?
pwnt by pat
06-18-2006, 10:23 AM
kicker has 'em wired in series so you would get 8 ohms.
06-18-2006, 10:56 AM
paint the same color grey it was. yea the speakers will be running of h.u. power and my old door speakers will run off a kicker 200.2 eventually, but an alpine FM240 until the kicker gets repaired.
06-18-2006, 12:02 PM
Lookin good dude.
06-18-2006, 01:53 PM
more glass and sealed it up against the panel better, bondo in an hour or so. Question...sand alot..then bondo?? or bondo over everything and then sand?
06-18-2006, 01:54 PM
06-18-2006, 02:08 PM
my mess of wires, god i want to get this done!
06-18-2006, 07:38 PM
bondo-ed a couple times and primed. next is finishing sanding and final paint.
06-18-2006, 11:54 PM
AH FU*K IT! im starting over. test fit it in with my sub box and the bastard moves the box out too far so id have my knees on the dash! i'm moving the rings up 3 inches then coming back the panel under the rings at a 90 degree angle back to the panel so it sits right on top of the box. ill have new pics on tuesday. bummer for me.
06-20-2006, 05:07 PM
okay so.... ROUND II
had a few mess-ups on this one, due to tight curves, hot glue coming up in a spot and a wrinkle, along with some inexperience. but a lil bondo and sanding will cure these.
pwnt by pat
06-20-2006, 05:20 PM
scrap the idea and just make kickpannels?
06-20-2006, 05:22 PM
no room in my s-10 for kicks. its a small truck and i need some leg room. i'm confindent in this time around working.
06-20-2006, 05:26 PM
It was looking good, too bad it din't fit :(
06-20-2006, 06:37 PM
it looks good back there now with inches to spair and better curves i think. its not what you know, its WHO you know, so my buddy is taking it to the bodyshop that he works at for bondo and paint for sure, im not messing this up by myelf.
06-20-2006, 06:46 PM
how hard would it be to wrap this bastard in vinyl??
06-20-2006, 07:25 PM
looks really good!
vinyl is a sunofagun to work with.....especully on that ...i'd go the paint route...
06-21-2006, 12:03 AM
yes, the body shop will paint it, i decided i dont want to get pwnt by vinyl
06-21-2006, 02:23 AM
rears as people say here... "FTL" .
instead of getting pwnt by vinyl, you'll now get pwnt by rear speakers. :crazy:
06-21-2006, 11:58 AM
i hooked em up 2day...and rear 4" coax's FTFW! clear as day, i can even hear them decently through the L7's. rear fill ftl.....urban legand. now im waiting for the kx200.2 for the doors.
06-21-2006, 12:09 PM
**** i bet those L7's in that truck are loud as fuzz
06-21-2006, 01:19 PM
since you're running L7s ported, i understand. rears for spl or whatever... sure, but for SQ, no freakin way. when i go to shows or concerts, i remember the stage being in front of me :p:
but.. FB ftw
06-21-2006, 02:37 PM
small truck + ported L7's =:crazy:
07-05-2006, 03:13 PM
well the panel is DONE! ill have pics tomorrow when i get it. i have a baseball game 2nite, but might install it after and take some pics. finally..