View Full Version : Any tips on door pods?

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.

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...



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

12-24-2007, 12:03 AM

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

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

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

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!

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.

12-24-2007, 04:35 PM

One last picture before fleecing tomorrow

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

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

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.

12-24-2007, 07:12 PM


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


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

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.

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.

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.

12-26-2007, 06:35 PM

Or no further progress yet?

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.

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.



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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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...

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

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