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Myster
12-05-2006, 10:32 PM
I am looking at building a set of pods for some components and have never fiberglassed before. I was wondering if there were any pointers/advice for this build since I have never fiberglassed before! Also how does one ensure that both pods are symetrical?

-Sean
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/2104000-2104999/2104100_19_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/2104000-2104999/2104100_23_full.jpg

PS. if there is anyone in AZ that could build some pods let me know!

jmanpc
12-05-2006, 10:34 PM
don't do em on the dash like that :fyi:

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 10:34 PM
www.fiberglassforums.com

jeepintn
12-05-2006, 10:35 PM
:search:

Pickler
12-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Great

CJL
12-05-2006, 10:35 PM
They look pretty good...

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 10:38 PM
They look pretty good...

pretty sure thats just the idea that he wants to do, but yea they do

Rich B
12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Thats a pretty advanced bit of work there.

Hardly something a first timer should attempt imho.

saywhat?
12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
I wonder how it sounds up there like that...

saywhat?
12-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Thats a pretty advanced bit of work there.

Hardly something a first timer should attempt imho.

thats basic work really...

azbass
12-05-2006, 10:41 PM
looks simple too me

Rich B
12-05-2006, 10:41 PM
thats basic work really...


Not on top of a dash without it looking like crap.

CJL
12-05-2006, 10:42 PM
pretty sure thats just the idea that he wants to do, but yea they do

:blackeye: I didnt read the thread,just looked at the pics :laugh:

mobeious
12-05-2006, 10:43 PM
those look great for first time iv defenitly seen worse

Myster
12-05-2006, 10:44 PM
If I got a set of 3-way components, and had the 6.5" in the door, would it be bad having the 4" & tweet up there like that? Yes that is the design layout I would like to use, and seemed to be the best option for achieving the best front stage????

Thanks for website! Am i crazy trying this for a first build?

-Sean

saywhat?
12-05-2006, 10:46 PM
Not on top of a dash without it looking like crap.

its not HARD to do lol. if you think it out glass is EASY with things like this.

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 10:46 PM
do the 6.5 in the door and have the 4 and tweets in the kick panels if you have a 3 way set up

and every car, power, different speakers will yield different results :fyi:

Myster
12-05-2006, 10:55 PM
do the 6.5 in the door and have the 4 and tweets in the kick panels if you have a 3 way set up

and every car, power, different speakers will yield different results :fyi:

I am installing this in a Scion xB (the toaster box) and can have kickpods as I could not drive with them. I was stating that setup is what I thought would work best in the Scion/and given limited space to work with in the footwells.

acold7dusta
12-05-2006, 10:57 PM
whats wrong with driving around with kick pods?

phantom240
12-05-2006, 11:11 PM
Driving an import with a stick? Clutch pedal ftl. The reason im not doing kicks.

ramos
12-06-2006, 10:40 AM
don't do em on the dash like that :fyi:



Seen many Iasca SQ cars lately ? :)

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Seen many Iasca SQ cars lately ? :)


Yep...and I hate them...just cause of looks alone :p:

2kchevy06civic
12-06-2006, 10:44 AM
Interesting. Well atleast legs won't get in the way =p.

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 10:56 AM
Interesting. Well atleast legs won't get in the way =p.


One cool thing I have seen about kicks...your legs actually dont get in the way :)

2kchevy06civic
12-06-2006, 11:04 AM
One cool thing I have seen about kicks...your legs actually dont get in the way :)

;)

ramos
12-06-2006, 11:52 AM
One cool thing I have seen about kicks...your legs actually dont get in the way :)


Yeppers , build them right . and that's not a problem :)

Worlddre
12-06-2006, 12:34 PM
<<<<<drives an import thats a stick and has kicks :D

ramos
12-06-2006, 01:32 PM
<<<<<drives a tiny arse chitbox tracker, that's a manual and has large kicks :)

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 02:02 PM
<<<<<<Drives a wide *** vehicle and is finding it extremely difficult to make a 2 seater sound stage...BUT...has a master plan that will decimate all.

Anyone want to know what the plan is? It involves a machinist and an excellent wielder ;)

ramos
12-06-2006, 02:08 PM
<<<<<<Drives a wide *** vehicle and is finding it extremely difficult to make a 2 seater sound stage...BUT...has a master plan that will decimate all.

Anyone want to know what the plan is? It involves a machinist and an excellent wielder ;)

oh ? :)

helotaxi
12-06-2006, 02:21 PM
It involves a machinist and an excellent wielder ;)

Wielder of what? I'm going to guess a MIG or TIG welder, but it could be a katana I guess :D

2kchevy06civic
12-06-2006, 02:23 PM
I wish to know this master plan seeing as we both have the same truck ;). well basically

Chevyaudio
12-06-2006, 02:27 PM
I have know Idea what justin is talking about...sometimes he acts crazy, and comes up with wild plans.

T3mpest
12-06-2006, 02:30 PM
<<<<<<Drives a wide *** vehicle and is finding it extremely difficult to make a 2 seater sound stage...BUT...has a master plan that will decimate all.

Anyone want to know what the plan is? It involves a machinist and an excellent wielder ;)

rebuild your dash?

Chevyaudio
12-06-2006, 02:31 PM
I do think I remember hearing you say something about Joseph making you something on the CNC machine, but I cant recall what it was.

Railrocker
12-06-2006, 02:37 PM
If those pictures were a first attempt at glassing I will shoot myself.

dirtye30
12-06-2006, 02:41 PM
If I got a set of 3-way components, and had the 6.5" in the door, would it be bad having the 4" & tweet up there like that? Yes that is the design layout I would like to use, and seemed to be the best option for achieving the best front stage????

Thanks for website! Am i crazy trying this for a first build?

-Sean

it will sound like gods killing kittens if you do that. you dont need that many speakers in the front or really even in the car. you get way to many crossover points and intermodulatin. it would look similar to -v-v-v-v-v- with the V's being equal to the rolloff of the driver.

phaze23lbc
12-06-2006, 02:51 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/2104000-2104999/2104100_19_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/4/web/2104000-2104999/2104100_23_full.jpg

Hey, this is Jason's xB with Diamonds on the dash! I remember his xB from Image Dynamics IASCA competitions a few years back. He had a really nice setup, simple, and clean! Nice guy, helped me with a ton of questions I had. BTW, it sounds REALLY good up on the dash.

helotaxi
12-06-2006, 02:56 PM
it will sound like gods killing kittens if you do that. you dont need that many speakers in the front or really even in the car. you get way to many crossover points and intermodulatin. it would look similar to -v-v-v-v-v- with the V's being equal to the rolloff of the driver.

You have obviously never heard this type of setup done right. 3-way front stages take a little more work to get right but when they are on, they are on. Matching drivers and setting crossovers and gain are a requirement. The properties that make a good midrange and those that make a good mid-woofer are not coincident. Letting a midrange play midrange, a woofer play midbass and a tweeter play the highs allows for less distortion across the frequency range and properly matching the crossovers and gains will eliminate the possbility of driver rolloff.

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 03:13 PM
Plan is to not only make the seats slide forward and backwards but together and back apart. LOL...

As close to equal wave lenths as possible. In order to do this the dash will be modded down low to have the sub down fire in there...

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:19 PM
?? So your talking about the seat moving the passenger and drivers side together for listening i.e more towards the middle ? :)

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 03:23 PM
?? So your talking about the seat moving the passenger and drivers side together for listening i.e more towards the middle ? :)


Yes :)

They will lock into a driving and a listening position. If money gets better I will add a 7" touch screen and some sort of carputer so it doesnt look like I did it for the only reason of equal pathlenths.

What do you think? Only thing I can think of in a wide *** truck.

Chevyaudio
12-06-2006, 03:27 PM
just make it a really strong one seater...

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:29 PM
Iasca is two seat though isn't it ? :)

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:31 PM
Yes :)

They will lock into a driving and a listening position. If money gets better I will add a 7" touch screen and some sort of carputer so it doesnt look like I did it for the only reason of equal pathlenths.

What do you think? Only thing I can think of in a wide *** truck.


Two sets of seat rail on each seat , one set for forward and back , other set for side to side . New mounts for the new rails. Man that sounds complicated , but would be unique . What about the space between the seats when they are in driving position ? :)

Chevyaudio
12-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Two sets of seat rail on each seat , one set for forward and back , other set for side to side . New mounts for the new rails. Man that sounds complicated , but would be unique . What about the space between the seats when they are in driving position ? :)



Trap door that makes a console appear...batmoblie style.

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:36 PM
Regular cab Chevy right ? Where's the batmobile console gonna hide out when the seats are together in the listening position ? :)

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Iasca is rather **** about flowing themes an such, in your vehicle :)

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 03:40 PM
just make it a really strong one seater...

Its pretty close to a strong 1 seater now. A tad more tuning and changed tweet locations and it should be spot on.


Iasca is two seat though isn't it ? :)

As is USACi at finals.


Two sets of seat rail on each seat , one set for forward and back , other set for side to side . New mounts for the new rails. Man that sounds complicated , but would be unique . What about the space between the seats when they are in driving position ? :)

Space between would be some sort of arm rest/console that I would like to be able to fold up and out of the way when the seats are together.


Trap door that makes a console appear...batmoblie style.

Nahh...just back and out of the way.


Regular cab Chevy right ? Where's the batmobile console gonna hide out when the seats are together in the listening position ? :)

Fold up tight to the back wall. That is what I have come up with this far.

Chevyaudio
12-06-2006, 03:40 PM
Regular cab Chevy right ? Where's the batmobile console gonna hide out when the seats are together in the listening position ? :)

In the transmission...Duh.

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:43 PM
Planning on motorizing this monster ? :)

ramos
12-06-2006, 03:44 PM
In the transmission...Duh.

Fook a transmission , real men do it flinstone style right :D

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 03:58 PM
Planning on motorizing this monster ? :)


I dont see why it would need to be motorized. Like I said...its all still in the planning/wishing phase now. It would be small enough and light enough to simply fold out of the way. I was thinking a set of cup holders and a small shallow compartment. The arm rest part would be the only folding part where it would be mounted back far enough that the seatbacks would clear the mounts for the rest. Then the seats would be able to slide over the shallow compartment and cup holders would be the only things between the seats.

I still have to get the tweets and amps.
$1800 bucks doesnt just appear out of no where. I have to keep slinging my rocks until I get enough saved up. Its getting hard to do though...I am getting addicted :crap:

phantom240
12-06-2006, 04:06 PM
<<<<<drives an import thats a stick and has kicks :D

Well for one, im the forum's fat guy ( i claim that title now ) and this is the only pic i have of space to work with. this is the passenger's side in case you cant figure it out

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/phantom240/09-07-06_1704.jpg

ramos
12-06-2006, 04:12 PM
I dont see why it would need to be motorized. Like I said...its all still in the planning/wishing phase now. It would be small enough and light enough to simply fold out of the way. I was thinking a set of cup holders and a small shallow compartment. The arm rest part would be the only folding part where it would be mounted back far enough that the seatbacks would clear the mounts for the rest. Then the seats would be able to slide over the shallow compartment and cup holders would be the only things between the seats.

I still have to get the tweets and amps.
$1800 bucks doesnt just appear out of no where. I have to keep slinging my rocks until I get enough saved up. Its getting hard to do though...I am getting addicted :crap:



I was talking about the motorizing the seats , not the center console. The flip behind arm rest plan was what I was getting at :)


And you could always starting pimpin' Jim out :naughty: :)

helotaxi
12-06-2006, 04:12 PM
^^^similar problem here. TO do anything with my kicks, I'll have to put them up really high on the firewall. Only reason the dash won't be in the way is I drive with the seat all the way back (6'3").

ramos
12-06-2006, 04:14 PM
I'm 6'2" 260 lbs of twisted steel and *** appeal all piled into a little two door tracker :D Took some thinking outside of the box , or should I say inside the frame rails ;) :)

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 04:16 PM
I was talking about the motorizing the seats , not the center console. The flip behind arm rest plan was what I was getting at :)


And you could always starting pimpin' Jim out :naughty: :)


Didnt think about motorizing the seats Hmm...


Pimping Jim wont get me much. He is such a wh0re that no one will want to pay for what they are already getting for free.

ramos
12-06-2006, 04:19 PM
Pimping Jim wont get me much. He is such a wh0re that no one will want to pay for what they are already getting for free.



That's messed up man :D

Johnny Drama
12-06-2006, 04:25 PM
I can say it...I still love him :)

One of the best guys on the forum...on the internet too :D

ramos
12-06-2006, 04:30 PM
Even if he is a d@mn Chokie :D

Nexson
12-06-2006, 05:17 PM
this thread has offically been hi-jacked

phantom240
12-06-2006, 05:24 PM
.. yes.

I love bewbs. How bout you guys?