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heyman421
11-05-2006, 12:43 AM
Started working on my car again today, and took some pics.

I feel like throwing up from the poly resin, so this is going to be brief for now...

here's the pics:

The Monster cable speaker wire i got for my door speakers:

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1523/1104062350dj1.jpg

The funky stroker mounting hardware... You actually have to pre-drill holes, and then stick these steel blocks inside the enclosure before mounting, and then you bolt the speakers into the steel blocks..... Ingenious idea, but it took about 3 hours just to mount the **** things:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3470/1104062353rr7.jpg

Finished Product:

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7809/1104062352pb0.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/2651/1104062351xv1.jpg

Baffel for the doorpods:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9518/1104061854yi3.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9933/1104061855pd7.jpg

Speakers in bags, mounted to the baffels, ready to make a skeleton:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3540/1104061912jp3.jpg

One of my passives, posing next to the Parts Express Box:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8899/1104062349aq9.jpg

Completed fiberglass rear door speaker deletion, fully upholstered in vinyl, and installed:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5187/1104062348te3.jpg

Other door:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7324/1104062347nv5.jpg

heyman421
11-05-2006, 12:44 AM
Gutted front door, awaiting doorpod:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4149/1104062346qz6.jpg

Speakers mounted to the baffel, prior to cutting:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9682/1104061835cs1.jpg

Can of coke for size comparison:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1346/1104061836ma8.jpg

Monsterous side view: Yes, those are 10's :yumyum:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9002/1104061837la2.jpg

heyman421
11-05-2006, 12:44 AM
Who says you can't use the drivers themselves as a skeleton? Lazy ingenuity FTW!

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1991/1104061958sc8.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/732/1104062107fa2.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/176/1104062341bb4.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/391/1104062342hp7.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3474/1104062343aq2.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/541/1104062343ir8.jpg

Why i will have NIGHTMARES about chopmat tonight. The ****'s a pain in the ***, but these pods are going to be strong, like bull.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9928/1104062344nv9.jpg

Anyways, sorry some of the pics are out of order, i've been inhaling fumes for too long now, and need to relax and have a beer.

And before someone chimes in with "how the **** are those woofers going to cool through the vent if they're right up against the enclosure, my answer is **** you!

Actually, no, that's a good question. I'm going to mount the woofer on a double baffle, so the pole vent will be 3/4" from the rear of the pod.

And the baffle itself is self-enclosed, but the finished assembly will cover teh entire part of the door that has been gutted, and look very similar to the pics of the rear door panel deletes pictured above, with of course, the addition of very large drivers tossed in for good measure.

Le'me know what you think!

I'm gonna go throw up, or relax, or something, i can't even think :crazy:

heyman421
11-05-2006, 12:46 AM
Oh, and that mat was smoothed out before i called it a night

those final pics were between coats, before i went over it with my roller

2kchevy06civic
11-05-2006, 12:48 AM
sweet

baseballer1100
11-05-2006, 12:50 AM
I cant wait to see this what year is the car?

heyman421
11-05-2006, 12:54 AM
I cant wait to see this what year is the car?

It's a 99.

Getting old, but any newer and i wouldn't even think about 'trying' something like this on her.

mattmcss
11-05-2006, 12:55 AM
ah yeah, that'll be loud, amps ?

baseballer1100
11-05-2006, 12:57 AM
It's a 99.

Getting old, but any newer and i wouldn't even think about 'trying' something like this on her.

I was gonna say **** hes gots some balls lol

Big Dee
11-05-2006, 01:01 AM
Anxiously awaiting the finished product.

heyman421
11-05-2006, 01:08 AM
ah yeah, that'll be loud, amps ?

Got an opti500x2 for the fronts, which will be running at 8 ohms, so ~240w rms x 2.

And i've got an opti4000D locked away in my office that's just waiting to unleash hell on the strokers.......

baseballer1100
11-05-2006, 01:16 AM
uh oh this is going to be sick.

kicker06
11-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Wow, that is a beastly front stage.

Makes my SSCS6's look like little muffins.

supa_c
11-05-2006, 01:25 AM
lol, got enough resin on them pods

baseballer1100
11-05-2006, 10:02 AM
Where are you working on these at?

theCybe
11-05-2006, 12:22 PM
I'll bet that OEM doorcovering is sitting in a corner somewhere, crying. :)

heyman421
11-05-2006, 08:50 PM
Where are you working on these at?

At work. Working for my dad has it's benefits, i suppose.

Unfortunately, my **** gets stolen if i leave it there, so i have to hide everything away during the week, or leave it locked in my car.

I've lost a $30 set of screw-gun accessories, a kick *** $50 set of LONG allen wrenches, my sawzall, a jigsaw, miscellaneous hand tools, sockets, wiring, my dad's $200 deWalt screw-gun (but not the charger....?), 2 cans of pblaster, a can of wd40, and most recently, my disco ball......... I think the guys steal just for the sake of stealing, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or season to it. And i have no idea why a grown man would steal a disco ball, but someone must've wanted it apparently.

Today i did mostly car work, i wired in a new alarm system computer/ keyless entry receiever, because my old one was on it's way out. The **** thing's under the carpet, so i decided since i needed to remove all the trim to tuck my wires under the carpet anyways, this would be a good time to do it.

I also pulled all the old speaker wire out from the doors and under the carpet, and ran the monster cable up to the front doors, and put all the carpet back together.

And i fleeced the front side of the baffels, with huge pieces of fabric, so i'll be all set to fleece the pods to the doors next weekend.

Anyways, all the pieces are coming together.

I just need 2 more good days, to fleece and glass the pods to the door, and then either sanding and painting, or upholstering (i haven't decided what i'm doing with them yet) and the monster will be unleashed.

I'll keep ya posted. :)

azbass
11-05-2006, 09:10 PM
dub/audi for life!

lookin good man.

THUNDERBIRD
11-06-2006, 12:58 PM
At work. Working for my dad has it's benefits, i suppose.

Unfortunately, my **** gets stolen if i leave it there, so i have to hide everything away during the week, or leave it locked in my car.

I've lost a $30 set of screw-gun accessories, a kick *** $50 set of LONG allen wrenches, my sawzall, a jigsaw, miscellaneous hand tools, sockets, wiring, my dad's $200 deWalt screw-gun (but not the charger....?), 2 cans of pblaster, a can of wd40, and most recently, my disco ball......... I think the guys steal just for the sake of stealing, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or season to it. And i have no idea why a grown man would steal a disco ball, but someone must've wanted it apparently.

Today i did mostly car work, i wired in a new alarm system computer/ keyless entry receiever, because my old one was on it's way out. The **** thing's under the carpet, so i decided since i needed to remove all the trim to tuck my wires under the carpet anyways, this would be a good time to do it.

I also pulled all the old speaker wire out from the doors and under the carpet, and ran the monster cable up to the front doors, and put all the carpet back together.

And i fleeced the front side of the baffels, with huge pieces of fabric, so i'll be all set to fleece the pods to the doors next weekend.

Anyways, all the pieces are coming together.

I just need 2 more good days, to fleece and glass the pods to the door, and then either sanding and painting, or upholstering (i haven't decided what i'm doing with them yet) and the monster will be unleashed.

I'll keep ya posted. :)

if i were you i would place a camera in a spot and leave something out and tape whoever steals it and then show it to your dad and have them fire their *** and that will teach them a lesson about stealing ur stuff. but nice work so far, only suggestion would be to redo those rear speaker deletes you made, kuz they dont loon that good and the color doesnt match.

DBfan187
11-15-2006, 12:25 PM
finshed yet? I want to hear how you like the opti500X2.:)

heyman421
11-15-2006, 07:28 PM
i had a few set backs.

i broke on of the speaker terminals on the box for the strokers, and just got the replacement on monday.

also, i have a few wiring gremlins in the car from a water leak a few weeks ago.

i got the wires to repair a fried wiring harness yesterday, but i'm sick as hell, i didn't even go to work today.

AND i didn't get ANYTHING done last weekend, because we were required to work on saturday to make up for missed days between christmas and new years eve.

This weekend should give me enough time to finish her up. I'll keep you posted.

heyman421
11-19-2006, 11:08 PM
I've got my electrical gremlins narrowed down to one, now.

My car's telling me i have a "short to ground" on my "15 second delay timer" for my interior lights, but i have no blown fuses, so i'm guessing it's a burnt or broken wire. (which would look the same to the computer as a short to ground)

My alarm, locks, and remote all work now, and i can communicate to the alarm module through the computer now, which is how i found the fault code about the short to ground, which was unable to do before.

So once i get the faulty wire taken care of, i'll have more progress to report on. I'm hoping to get my pods done/insalled for the long weekend, regardless of whether or not i get them puttied, sanded, and painted. I just want to know how these bad *****es sound!