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tylork92
03-02-2010, 10:00 PM
Well got bored this past week and went and bought the materials to make me another set of panels for my 93 ranger extended cab. This will be my 2nd fiberglass project. Making the new ones hold 2 6.5s instead of 1 like my last set. Also makin them part of the door instead of pods like the last time as well.

Started off the same as last time buy cutting out the lower pocket on the door...didnt take a pic of the new panels but heres a pic of the old ones during this step:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0609091309-1.jpg

The carpet piece up top im experimenting with. Last panels i glassed over it and molded it in the door. This time i took it off the door, stripped the cloth and foam off and plans are to get Fraze to cut me some MDF frames to house a logo etched on plexi also will be getting this from Fraze too.....Not sure which comapny but i might just do DC Sound Labs on one and Sundown on the other....will also put LEDs behind them. Then lass em onto that plastic panel.

The next step of just getting the frame work done:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0301102021.jpg

Next was stretching the fabric. had to rearrange the rings due to clearance issues:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0302101706.jpg

Ill hopefully get this one resined and matted up tomorrow so i can start on the other side.

had a lil audience whilei was cutting everything off and out:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0228101727.jpg


More pics to come so stay in touch with the thread

tylork92
03-05-2010, 11:31 PM
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0303101716.jpg

Got the cloth stretched glued and resined. will start matt tomorrow.

subfrontier
03-07-2010, 03:13 AM
Looking good, I plan on making some door pods but I am not sure if I want to try fiberglassing. I may look into building some and wrapping them in vinyl or some sort of upholstry,

Cool looking Boxer, they are great companions

Mookie
03-07-2010, 03:15 AM
Lets see more pics!! Good start.

Deeper_shades
03-07-2010, 04:31 PM
hey what kind of cloth did you use there? Im looking to do something similar...

tylork92
03-07-2010, 11:06 PM
i used an old jersey knit sheet.

joe98chevy
03-07-2010, 11:19 PM
Nice...can't wait to see what they look like when finished! :)

DB-Audio
03-07-2010, 11:28 PM
also cat wait to see the finished product looks good so far

tylork92
03-08-2010, 08:04 PM
This will be a long project im afraid. Still gotta buy body filler, 2 matching sets of comps to go with the panels. But also only gettin 2 afternoons a week to work on these doesnt help much. Plans are to have my system COMPLETELY the way i want it (new box, new 4 channel, XS batt up front, Panels completely done, custom center console, and outside of truck along with wheels painted by my birthday which is May 12.)

tylork92
03-13-2010, 10:19 AM
wow....no comments

tylork92
03-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Little update: Got 2 layers of matt layed out and resined. also got all the edges sanded down and the speaker holes cut out. **** grinding stone flew apart on the dremel while shaping up the holes, thank god it didnt hit me. Plans are to work on the other panel tonight after work...hope to at least get the speaker rings mounted maybe get the fabric stretched too.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/0320101439.jpg

James Bang
03-20-2010, 05:05 PM
So you made rings and fiberglassed before you even knew what speakers to use? lol

CranberryYumYum
03-20-2010, 05:56 PM
lookin good


So you made rings and fiberglassed before you even knew what speakers to use? lol

i don't see a problem with that..

tylork92
03-20-2010, 11:03 PM
lookin good



i don't see a problem with that..


theres not....the majority of 6.5" speakers have the same cutout size or pretty close to the same size.

CranberryYumYum
03-21-2010, 01:02 AM
yeah i learned that from mike465 today! 5-5/8"

tylork92
03-23-2010, 10:16 PM
well managed to get the other panel formed up and fabric stretched and it resined. Will be adding 2 layers of matt and resin hopefully tomorrow. Hopefully order my plexi pieces soon as well as speakers so i can get my A-pillars started to house the tweets.

Anyone got any thoughts as to what color i should paint them or any designs in mind? also all the other panels will be gettin pulled to be smoothed and painted as well....also custom fiberglass center console is next on the list after these are done.

tylork92
06-02-2010, 06:05 PM
Well finally got my comps in this week so progress will be made on the A-pillars......then time for the body filler....also picked up a gallon of Rage Gold this week...Off work ALL next week but have graduation from highschool Saturday so hopefully ill get ALOT done.

tylork92
06-02-2010, 11:39 PM
FINALLY gettin a lil more progress done...got tied up tracking down a local place that carries Rage Gold as well as deciding on what components so i can get my plexi done.

Comps came in this week (2 sets of Audiopipe 6.5s, figured everyone was loving the amps so y not try out the comps.) So i started on the A-pillars for the tweeters.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0054.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0055.jpg

budahbuddy803
06-02-2010, 11:52 PM
theres not....the majority of 6.5" speakers have the same cutout size or pretty close to the same size.
He is going to make new mounting brackets to put on top of the glass it seems, if so he can adjust accordingly.



Do you cut holes in the back of the plastic panel behind the comps or leave it sealed? I would think leaving it sealed would cause noise issues with the plastic vibrating and such.

tylork92
06-03-2010, 12:14 AM
He is going to make new mounting brackets to put on top of the glass it seems, if so he can adjust accordingly.



Do you cut holes in the back of the plastic panel behind the comps or leave it sealed? I would think leaving it sealed would cause noise issues with the plastic vibrating and such.

No..the holes are the right size for these comps..whik3 lookin for comps I noticed most have the same or nearly the same cutout size so its not a problem.

There's anough airspace in these that they will b3 left sealed.

Qxxx4
06-03-2010, 05:22 AM
FINALLY gettin a lil more progress done...got tied up tracking down a local place that carries Rage Gold as well as deciding on what components so i can get my plexi done.

Comps came in this week (2 sets of Audiopipe 6.5s, figured everyone was loving the amps so y not try out the comps.) So i started on the A-pillars for the tweeters.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0054.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0055.jpg

That square tweet mount you made looks like **** man

tylork92
06-03-2010, 08:04 AM
That square tweet mount you made looks like **** man

im glad you think so.

appleyard
06-03-2010, 08:49 AM
noob question here, does the stapled fiber glass would hold up or do your use screw on the door and a panel

nateberrier
06-03-2010, 09:15 AM
im glad you think so.

Who cars if the hole he made is a little crooked or something, teh speekaz are going in there. I think it looks pretty sweet dude. Im watching this thread to sort of see how its done. Bro is still in highschool or graduating or whatever which I give cred cause this is more than i could do at that point. I will say that they prolly could have been rounded off but it all depends on what youre going for

nateberrier
06-03-2010, 09:16 AM
Who cars if the hole he made is a little crooked or something, teh speekaz are going in there. I think it looks pretty sweet dude. Im watching this thread to sort of see how its done. Bro is still in highschool or graduating or whatever which I give cred cause this is more than i could do at that point. I will say that they prolly could have been rounded off but it all depends on what youre going for


That square tweet mount you made looks like **** man

PS youre a scammer ***** Qxx4 GTFO

tylork92
06-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Who cars if the hole he made is a little crooked or something, teh speekaz are going in there. I think it looks pretty sweet dude. Im watching this thread to sort of see how its done. Bro is still in highschool or graduating or whatever which I give cred cause this is more than i could do at that point. I will say that they prolly could have been rounded off but it all depends on what youre going for

Thanks for the support. If they turn out weird lookin and i dont like them ill scrap em and go get another set at the junkyard for cheap and redo them...not that big of a deal. but the actual mount is only 1 inch from the pillar.....in the pics it looks like a huge space but like i said its only 1 inch. after matt and body filler they will look nice.....hopefully.

and yes im graduating from Highschool June 12 so im still learning this whole glassin' process. so im sure i will make mistakes on design but i dont have to prove anything to anyone.....all that matters is if i like them.

tylork92
06-06-2010, 10:48 PM
well decided i didnt like the look of the tweet mounts so i ripped em off and redone them tonight.:
template:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0060.jpg

cut out and stretched:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0062.jpg

i think they flow much better now and match the panels a bit more.

BassnTruck
06-11-2010, 03:39 AM
I would make sure the door will close with your panel on it. Looks like you built up where the door meets the dash and there is not much room there IIRC.

tylork92
06-14-2010, 10:28 PM
Got first coat of Rage Gold on all 4 pieces today and got em sanded down. Got another layer to do tomorrow then block sand em all. Prime em all up and install. Will have to install em before i get the plexi and LEDs on the top piece but itll be aight. Just look stupid for a few days. Heres a pic of one of the panels done...didnt take pics of everything cause it all looks the same at this stage.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/107_0506.jpg



And yes the door closes...the gap is about a 1/4 inch so itll fit.

tylork92
08-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Dang didnt realize i never updated this. Well heres the remaining progress pics as well as completed pics:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0100.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/sundown.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0104.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0106.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0105.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0117.jpg
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj264/chiodosbpb/IMAG0118.jpg

rollingthunder
08-24-2010, 10:08 PM
What kind of paint did you use? Looks really really awesome. Noob question, what stapler/staples do people use. Seems like strait through would just come back out, but "school style" staplers wouldnt be strong enough to go through. keep us updated

tylork92
08-24-2010, 10:39 PM
its just black primer now until i paint the exterior and will paint the interior to match. and i dont use staples....i use hot glue. easier to work with to me....everytime ive used staples i end up ripping the cloth and have to start over.