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sunspot
03-02-2008, 06:01 AM
Car is a 87 mazda rx-7 turbo. First pic is the factory door, then the fiberglass one. These will be holding the boston pro 60's. The panel is a little off because its not bolted in place yet. Comments welcome.

This was my second try at fiberglassing. Used fleece, bondo, evercoat z grip, truck bed liner, then vinly dye.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/Picture049.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/Picture051.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/Picture056.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/Picture059.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/Picture052.jpg
System will be a us amps 150x powering the pro 60's, a 100x powering the rear pro 6.5's and a 8'' sub with some type of us amp, maybe a usa-600. Any suggestions? I was looking at using a audio control dqx30. Would there be any benefits? My head unit is a eclipse cd7000.

Thanks for reading.

twisztdauthorit
03-02-2008, 06:13 AM
looks pretty good for a 2nd time. Better then mine

sunspot
03-02-2008, 07:05 AM
thanks, the zgrip made it 100x easier than using bondo. That stuff sands great.

Injected54
03-02-2008, 07:14 AM
Their sharp looken, nice job.

2critical
03-02-2008, 07:17 AM
Good work, you will get better at it too!;)

SilverSquared
03-02-2008, 07:27 AM
not bad. now...find me an S4 N/A ecu and wiring harness.

sunspot
03-02-2008, 07:30 AM
not bad. now...find me an S4 N/A ecu and wiring harness.

Thanks guys.


Try http://www.rx7club.com

I'm using a rtek chipped ecu, running 12lbs boost on stock turbo with racing beat turbo back exhaust:)

SilverSquared
03-02-2008, 07:31 AM
I am on there as MazD@MN, but no avail yet. 99% are for the S5s and TIIs. I got an RB exhaust as well, woot.

lostdaytomorrow
03-02-2008, 01:59 PM
Looks great. How do you like the PRO60's and where are the tweets mounted.

hoxie08
03-02-2008, 02:01 PM
very nice looking man!

MikeyB
03-02-2008, 02:54 PM
Very nice, especially for only your second time. Keep up the good work! ;)

ItalynStylion
03-02-2008, 04:20 PM
teh 7club noees about you(s)!

Immacomputer
03-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Looks great! The vinyl job looks pretty crazy with some of those bends but you did really well at keeping it under control.

zeuolaxxx
03-02-2008, 05:05 PM
looks nice, cleand an perfect!

sunspot
03-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Looks great. How do you like the PRO60's and where are the tweets mounted.

I decided to keep the tweets mounted in the center of the midrange how boston ships them. I havent heard them yet, still working on the driver side door panel. Hopefully the doors will be done in another week.


Thanks everyone for the comments. Its cool to see other 7 owners on here. I only talked to a few guys with 7's in the area(truimport, sick s5 car on the front page there)buffdaddy and a few guys at protege garage before they shut down or moved.
http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=653667

I wish I had some pics of the car but its in the shop at the moment getting a new clutch and pilot bearing.

fbi90909
03-02-2008, 06:51 PM
nice outcome

IDSkoT
03-02-2008, 10:22 PM
I have a question; what'd you use to make that buldge that wasn't originally there? Like, how'd you support the fiberglass in that position or whatever?
I hope you understand what I mean. If not I'll feel like a fool.

sunspot
03-03-2008, 07:12 AM
I have a question; what'd you use to make that buldge that wasn't originally there? Like, how'd you support the fiberglass in that position or whatever?
I hope you understand what I mean. If not I'll feel like a fool.

I stripped the carpet off the bottom part of the door panel where the light and pocket are, then I cut out a circle on the pocket(bulged out part), placed the speaker ring on it, with a spacer(piece of 1/2'' mdf), then put fleece around the whole thing, the backing is 1/4'' mdf to support it.

Near the light I built it up with more fiberglass clothe and about 1/4'' of evercoat zgrip.

I picked up a spare set of 2 door panels on ebay too incase I messed up being a noob at this.

iamamp3pimp
03-03-2008, 07:33 AM
looks good.


now you gotta do something with the rest of the door.

having new looking areas and old looking area dont always mesh well.


but when you vynil the rest of it, it will be the buttsekhs, which is a good thing.

-Robin

IDSkoT
03-03-2008, 08:37 AM
I stripped the carpet off the bottom part of the door panel where the light and pocket are, then I cut out a circle on the pocket(bulged out part), placed the speaker ring on it, with a spacer(piece of 1/2'' mdf), then put fleece around the whole thing, the backing is 1/4'' mdf to support it.

Near the light I built it up with more fiberglass clothe and about 1/4'' of evercoat zgrip.

I picked up a spare set of 2 door panels on ebay too incase I messed up being a noob at this.


Haha! Very smart, man.
But, good job. I see what you're talking about. Thanks for explaining.

Keep making ****** **** and posting the build picture so we can oogle at it and boost your self-esteem! :veryhapp:

jdc753
03-03-2008, 08:41 AM
very nice work indeed. Clean up the rest of the panels and finish them to match and you'll be golden.





Next step, 8's in the doors

sunspot
03-03-2008, 10:28 AM
looks good.


now you gotta do something with the rest of the door.

having new looking areas and old looking area dont always mesh well.


but when you vynil the rest of it, it will be the buttsekhs, which is a good thing.

-Robin

Yeah I didnt realize that until I was halfway through, I want to get rid of the carpet where the door handle is. The vinyl dye matches almost exactly with the door though.

sunspot
03-03-2008, 10:29 AM
very nice work indeed. Clean up the rest of the panels and finish them to match and you'll be golden.





Next step, 8's in the doors

I'd love to have 8's there but there isnt really anywhere else besides the door for front stage. I was at one time considering putting image dynamic 8's in the doors, then mounting waveguides under the dash. Bit over kill though.

LaserRed38
03-03-2008, 12:50 PM
Very nice. Love me an FC like that...

ngsm13
03-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Cool. I've done some RX7 door panels before... they're an okay panel to work with...

nG

sunspot
04-01-2008, 06:27 PM
Ressurrecting a old thread. Finally had time to install the doors today

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/IMG_0103.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/IMG_0101.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b233/kondo1232/IMG_0100.jpg

Sound is really good. running them off a US amps usa-100x. Probably getting 125-150 watts a channel since they are 3 ohm. Next up is the amp racks and jl8w7 install.