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squeak12
12-23-2007, 05:44 PM
Im making some doorpods for my Expedition hopefully in the next couple of days. Ive got the speakers and supplies. They will house 2 6.5" coaxials each ran off of a RF3002. Ive already started just havent fleeced and resined yet.

squeak12
12-23-2007, 11:54 PM
I forgot that pictures are required to get attention around here. All I have is the door panel and mounting plate so far though...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1223071645.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1223071615.jpg

miker
12-23-2007, 11:57 PM
So whats going on there? I'm a little confused.

squeak12
12-24-2007, 12:03 AM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/untitled-3.jpg

This is getting cut out and mounted onto the wooden panel in the first picture. I will then fleece and resin it to make doorpods for my 6.5s

miker
12-24-2007, 12:04 AM
And the speaker next to the handle??

squeak12
12-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Its getting moved into the back door, and Ill make some kind of custom panel to cover that.

miker
12-24-2007, 12:08 AM
Its getting moved into the back door, and Ill make some kind of custom panel to cover that.

Alright, looks good!

squeak12
12-24-2007, 12:09 AM
Hopefully Ill have the mounting frames mounted tomorrow fleeced. I have to change some tires out as well, but I think Ill end up doing my doors first.

squeak12
12-24-2007, 04:35 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1224071440.jpg

One last picture before fleecing tomorrow

mrwigglezdj
12-24-2007, 04:45 PM
just make sure you use enough resin and glass on that thing i built one for 4 6.5s on my door and i didnt think it needed alot of resin so i did a nice coat and then a light 2nd coat and that was it, well it held up about 3 weeks before it was broke and the glass gave way to the shuting of the door, made the passenger side much better and its been 5 months and still strong

SilverSquared
12-24-2007, 04:45 PM
Just a plate and covering it?

squeak12
12-24-2007, 04:54 PM
That plate is getting mounted to the door with a 1.5" spacer between the speakers. Im then going to stretch the fleece over it and resin and maybe glass it, depends on the strength needed.

If you meant the hole in the door where the 5x7 is, I havent completely decided yet.

squeak12
12-24-2007, 07:12 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1224071731.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1224071803.jpg

squeak12
12-24-2007, 07:44 PM
One last picture until resin tomorrow.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/Door%20Pods/1224071835.jpg

937DYTBOI
12-24-2007, 07:48 PM
looking good, i need to bookmark this

squeak12
12-24-2007, 08:09 PM
Ill probably end up drilling some 2-3 inch holes in the back through the pod and door panel to vent them into the doors as the pods have very little internal volume as they sit.

audioarsonal
12-26-2007, 03:36 PM
You should have cut alittle dip inbetween those circles on the top and bottom to give it a little more contour or placed them a little clouser together.Coming along though.

squeak12
12-26-2007, 06:32 PM
Yeah about making two rings per door, but this was easier to mount. Also the reason for spacing was that the mounting supports are 2x2 so its nice and sturdy.

miker
12-26-2007, 06:35 PM
Pics?

Or no further progress yet?

squeak12
01-17-2008, 08:09 PM
I finished them up structurally on Jan. 7th. Ill get some pictures up tomorrow in the daylight. I just need to bondo and paint/cover them. It will probably be a while though since Im back in school 3 hours away from my tools.

squeak12
01-18-2008, 03:38 PM
Yes, I am aware there are some bubbles and that it needs sanding and finish work, but they are structurally sound and that is all I need right now.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/0118081422.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b132/squeak12/0118081423.jpg

Mitch86
01-18-2008, 03:45 PM
A little sanding and bondo and they'll look nice imo. Good job. :)

audioarsonal
01-18-2008, 03:46 PM
How did you attach it to the door?I seen it screwed eariler...

squeak12
01-18-2008, 03:52 PM
I had T Nuts, but I just used 3/4" screws from the pod into the door for most of it. On the side near the back of the car, I used 1/2" screws from the door into the pod. I had to use shorter ones there so it wouldn't protrude from the pod.

audioarsonal
01-18-2008, 03:55 PM
So you screwed through the holes in the front and from the backside towards the rear area?

squeak12
01-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I went through the speaker holes where I could and from the doorpanel into the pod where I couldn't fasten it from the front. Also there are 3" holes in the doorpanel and pods directly behind the speakers for venting.

audioarsonal
01-18-2008, 04:12 PM
Sweet!You gonna paint or cover it in fabric?

squeak12
01-18-2008, 04:47 PM
Im thinking about painting it either black or a metallic silver/grey. I might end up doing vinyl/leather to match the door. I haven't decided on anything that far yet...

audioarsonal
01-18-2008, 04:49 PM
Silver/grey would be tight.But some tweed would also go.
nice work so far.Keep us posted.

SQL4Life
01-19-2008, 11:57 PM
nice :D