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Rawr-DQ
12-05-2007, 02:29 AM
Old Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=246233&page=1

Currently messing with the tweeter pods untill I get some necessary tools/money/supplies.



Using wood filler/glue molded the tweeter on the old factory sails.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02112.jpg


Test fit:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02117.jpg


Stretched fleece/a dress sock over the sail, used paper clips to pull the fleece in the hole.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02113.jpg


Applied resin:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02119.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02121.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02120.jpg

Rawr-DQ
12-05-2007, 02:29 AM
Hardened:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02123.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02127.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02129.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02126.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02157.jpg


Started the finishing process:...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02178.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02159.jpg


After some sanding and dremel work:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02161.jpg

Rawr-DQ
12-05-2007, 02:29 AM
After more sanding primer coats, and some carving so the tweeter can fit:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02274-2.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02273-2.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Sails/DSC02272-2.jpg



Pretty much all that is left with those is primer sand the other one, and a few more coats on each till the holes are filled, then paint and wetsand smooth.

Rawr-DQ
12-05-2007, 02:33 AM
Next up I will be smoothing out the back side sloping up to the sub ring then I will carpet the box.



http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Almost/DSC02209.jpg








I will be turning the port into an amp rack and sealing the enclosure:


http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Almost/DSC02203.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/Almost/DSC02219.jpg

Rsx_03
12-05-2007, 03:41 AM
install coming along very nicely, congrats
sick system too

my suggestions:
1st tweeter still needs some filling and smooting out
glazzing puddy for that works the best for me

Rawr-DQ
12-05-2007, 04:32 PM
Yeah they both need work, I just got my car back from the repair shop, and they stole my money, so I'll be a lil while before I can get the rest of the equipment.

I don't think I mentioned I'm also switching from passive to active crossovers. And in the future considering another set of components.

audioarsonal
12-05-2007, 04:42 PM
Glazing putty is the way to go.You'll be forever trying to get the primer to fill all those holes.It drys pretty quick and can be sanded and primed in about 20 min.Then I use a primer sealer just to be safe.Lookin good though.

BlackWaterOp
12-05-2007, 04:49 PM
Looks like a crazy install so far man, keep it up.

fwb_1234
12-11-2007, 03:57 PM
Those tweeter pods look amazing.

Rawr-DQ
12-12-2007, 08:02 PM
Needs some 2000 grit sanding and maybe a few more coats.







http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02275.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02276.jpg

KINGDELL91
12-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Looking good!!!!! you should do a vid

Rawr-DQ
12-12-2007, 08:29 PM
LOL, how about more pics with the tweets in them after the rest of the coats are done and dry? :)

dragnix
12-12-2007, 08:30 PM
yes, more pix of the tweets. I could never be able to sand body filler smooth like that :crap:

Rawr-DQ
12-12-2007, 09:49 PM
I decided to call this one done, just did 1 more coat on it and stuck the tweet in.





http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02278.jpg
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02277.jpg

Dtrickz
12-12-2007, 11:14 PM
looks good man. you can use glaze to fill the pin holes or get some good primer. the primer we use at work, i can fill in grinding marks with :D anyways they look awesome man. nice work

Immacomputer
12-13-2007, 12:21 AM
Big ****.

Why did you decide to seal off the sub? Did you try it out ported and not like it?

skadude016
12-13-2007, 12:26 AM
lookin good

Rawr-DQ
12-13-2007, 12:36 AM
Big ****.

Why did you decide to seal off the sub? Did you try it out ported and not like it?

Yeah, I was going to try and stuff it too, but I never got around to it.
I was going to seal it the easy way and just put some mdf over it to see how it sounds, instead I cut it out and turning it into an amp rack, I need the space for the rack anyway.

Going to get another 3000d sometime around january, and switch the components to an active setup.

fwb_1234
12-13-2007, 01:22 AM
Man I love those.

About how many man hours?

Are they sealed?

Zorasmiles
12-13-2007, 01:36 AM
Setup is coming along pretty nice! Keep the pictures and updates coming.

Rawr-DQ
12-13-2007, 12:21 PM
Man I love those.

About how many man hours?

Are they sealed?

I may have spent about 10 hours on both of them together, here and there.
The tweeters are sealed, in thier own casing, so yes.

Mitch86
12-13-2007, 01:41 PM
Nice work on those tweeter pods. :) I'll be watching this thread for more pics.

Rawr-DQ
12-24-2007, 10:32 AM
Well here is what I have been up to, I had to wait till payday and get a sawzall so that I can start the "port to amp rack" change to the box. I tried using the other saws I had and It wasn't happening.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02287.jpg

This is all the progress so far, I gotta wait some more (after the holidays) so that I can get a new blade for the skill saw and some MDF so I can start putting the rack together.

Rawr-DQ
12-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Made a little video, after I was finally able to pull video off my camera and get wmm to work!
I'm not much for editing, I tried to make it flow a little better and removed crappy footage.

http://s130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/?action=view&current=Movie_0001.flv

The video starts out with burning up a lil 6.5" component, but if you fast forward I have the lms 5400 free air on it.

Rawr-DQ
12-29-2007, 08:53 PM
What have I been up to...

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02291.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02290.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02288.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02289.jpg

Looks like 3/4" threaded rod!

nate2587
12-30-2007, 02:08 PM
keep us updated looks good so far!

audiobahnuser18
12-30-2007, 02:58 PM
Looks nice man especially like the fiberglassing work you did to for the tweeter pods very nice man looks real good . keep us updated with pics for sure.

Rawr-DQ
12-30-2007, 08:04 PM
I got some stuff done today, sealed the box in/amp rack, and got my power wiring almost done. Not as much as I hoped but I got a late start.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02294.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02292.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02297.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02301.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02300.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02302.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02303.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p254/Totalnewbie007/DSC02304.jpg

bumpin buick
12-31-2007, 04:45 AM
what were you feeding the 5400 with in that vid? it looks like you were beating the crap out of it

BassAddictJ
12-31-2007, 04:51 AM
holy balls........shits getting nice

skeptikal
12-31-2007, 11:02 AM
Should be a bad *** build when its all done. *subscribed*

Rawr-DQ
12-31-2007, 05:41 PM
what were you feeding the 5400 with in that vid? it looks like you were beating the crap out of it

Only like 400-600 watts max.

That sucker has 38mm xmax.