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red85toy
10-03-2007, 11:47 AM
projects on the truck have been limited because of:
lack of time
lack of money
it is my daily driver
3 month old twins

I had some 12 year old speakers laying around (pioneer 3way 6"x9") and I thought it would be fun to mount them in the truck. So I bought some fiberglass & resin, waited until Michelle and the kids were asleep, and got started.

About 95% of the work was done in the mornings from 12:00am to 1:30am.

I plan to add SecondSkin to truck and cover up the mounting bolts...

Full write up is located here:
http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Tech/speakers.htm

now on to the pics:
http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/01emptytruck.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/02tape_foil.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/03first_layer.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/04speakerrings.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/05glue.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/06fiberglass_shell.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/07ring_shell.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/08support.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/09support.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/10moreadded.jpg

red85toy
10-03-2007, 11:47 AM
http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/11tempmount.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/12bodyfiller.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/13buildup.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/14metalsupports.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/15hardware.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/16sanding.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/17primer.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/18done.jpg

http://www.crazypetersons.com/Truck/Photos/speakers/19done.jpg

DejaWiz
10-03-2007, 12:05 PM
Very interesting. Looking good so far.

EnvEe 02
10-03-2007, 03:55 PM
is the power wire on the amp smaller than the ground or is it just me? Looks good tho

DejaWiz
10-03-2007, 04:02 PM
Looks like 8 gauge power wire and a 4 gauge ground wire. No harm done with having a larger ground than power.

ramos
10-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Not bad my man not bad at all . Did you use any mat over the fleece ? :)

PatFitz9
10-03-2007, 05:57 PM
do you need mat on there for speaker pods?

red85toy
10-03-2007, 06:29 PM
I did about 3 layers of Mat on top of the fabric.
Then I added some Duraglass because i got the can for free and wanted to try it. It doesn't spread very easy, I probably won't use it again.

CRAZYCORNUTS18
10-03-2007, 06:32 PM
nice flush mount

MarcRocks
10-04-2007, 10:46 AM
That turned out a lot better than I expected given you were doing this in the middle of the night. It's pretty clean though. Nice work. Thanks for the pics.

ramos
10-04-2007, 11:39 AM
do you need mat on there for speaker pods?

I usually do a layer or so of 3oz just to be on the safe side. More for the durability of the pod than anything. ***** to go through all of the work , to have some one accidentally put a hole in them. or crack the finish by flexing the pod itself:)

ramos
10-04-2007, 11:41 AM
I did about 3 layers of Mat on top of the fabric.
Then I added some Duraglass because i got the can for free and wanted to try it. It doesn't spread very easy, I probably won't use it again.



Very good , overkill never hurts :D Trying warming the duraglass up some before you use it. Fill a bucket or the sink with some hot water. Then set the can of duraglass ( lid still on ) in it for a few minutes . It helps loosen it up some, and makes spreading it a little easier :)

req
10-04-2007, 03:06 PM
im not sure about the wiring. but the mounting of the pods\amp and for some reason fire extinguisher look nice.

red85toy
10-04-2007, 04:35 PM
how could I clean up the wiring?
I welded small metal tabs to zip tie the cables to the wall. I really don't know a good way to run the cables. Any suggestions would be helpful!

Paddy McTaint
10-04-2007, 10:43 PM
The guy has blue seats in a red truck. I really don't think he's that worried about wiring.

But seriously the only thing you could do is either glue some carpet over the wall and hide the wires behind it, mount the amp under the seat if there is enough room or build a amp rack.