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jibberjive
03-30-2007, 03:49 AM
Just as the title says, I'm looking for a small, relatively easy project to get some fiberglassing experience with before I go for some big projects. I was thinking possibly kicks, but I don't necessarily want to deal with the angling, phasing and whatnot to try to make them sound good with a good soundstage. What are some small, easier projects to make that I have little consequence I screw up ( but I don't want it pointless:) )?

spoonraker
03-30-2007, 04:43 AM
make an amprack or something

jibberjive
03-30-2007, 08:50 AM
good idea! keep em' coming!

NeverEnuffBass
03-30-2007, 08:54 AM
Speaker Pods

CRAZYCORNUTS18
03-30-2007, 09:12 AM
http://chris.pfharlock.com/glass
go here man it help you make a little one

nVRuckus
03-30-2007, 09:46 AM
kick panels are usually the first project people attempt on here, personally I find a basic single sub box an easier starting project.

helotaxi
03-30-2007, 11:42 AM
Tweeter pods for the sail panels or a-pillars. Not much materail so if you eff it up it's a cheap mistake.

bikinpunk
03-30-2007, 11:46 AM
Tweeter pods for the sail panels or a-pillars. Not much materail so if you eff it up it's a cheap mistake.

I would agree. I did my first project last weekend, and it was relatively cheap compared to making a subwoofer box, and it allowed me to learn on a small scale.

I think I spent about $40.

$15 for resin
$5 for mat
$5 for cheap brushes
$4 for 4 packs of rubber kitchen gloves
$1.25 for a pack of 9oz cups
$xx on other stuff.

dru
03-30-2007, 11:47 AM
build 6x9 boxes lol, so you can at least sell em to a kid

Omarvelous
03-30-2007, 11:53 AM
4get small... Start large like me!!

[insert pics here later]

Have some confidence in your self man!

lol, well if your not a daredevil like me, then def some Pods would do.

helotaxi
03-30-2007, 12:06 PM
Speaking of tossing a project, anyone looking for a box for 4 8s? Spec'd for 4 Assassins (2cf @ about 39 Hz) but isn't going to work out as I hoped. Looks nice. Built like a brick but too much space taken up in the trunk. I guess that's what I get for trying to build a new box without first removing the old system so I can test fit as I go.

jdawg
03-30-2007, 12:10 PM
*****?

LoudCrownVic
03-30-2007, 12:15 PM
Probably something good are speaker pods or tweeter pods. I am gonna do a fiberglass gage pod, and tweeter pods, as well as speaker pods for my Ranger...

Fiberglass = yay.

Bloodstalker999
03-30-2007, 05:19 PM
http://chris.pfharlock.com/glass
go here man it help you make a little one

Thanks man!!! this post has inspired me to attempt a fiberglass box. I just went to wall mart on my lunch hour and bought all the supplies, except for the wood and the dowels. I might make a thread for the build keep an eye out for it!! :D :D

PowerNaudio
03-30-2007, 06:07 PM
i would have to say, a HU panel, is small. but uses fiberglass, bondo, paint, sanding. first you have to create a template, make the fiberglass panel as thin as posible and clean. then shape it, cut the HU hole, then smoth it to perfection using bondo if nessesary. then paint it , clear cote it and install it, its a nice project that wont cost you a **** load if you mess up. and it gets you to use all the fiberglassing technics.