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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:13 PM
Hey Online community! Don from image and im posting this thread to log my progress, post pictures, ask QUESTIONS, and get some feedback from you guys!

Vehicle:
2002 Ford Ranger Daily Driver

Equipment:
Pioneer AVH-p4200DVD
Processing: JBL MS8
Electrical - Audison Connection 1/0 and 4awg
Tsunami 1/0 in (2) 4AWG out distros
Front Stage - (2)Vifa BC25SC06-04
(2)Image Dynamics CXS62 v1
Substage - (4) Image Dynamics ID8 D2 (few tweaks done to the drivers for better coil cooling)

Amplification - Kicker SX500.2 & Q450.4


Build Plans: I plan on Glassing the pods into my HORRID plastic door pannels. Ford really screwed up on the panel design IMO. Tweeters will be in the A-pillars in PVC Pods. Credit to the $2 tweeter pod thread! Back seat of the truck will be gone. Complete covered by subwoofer enclosure and amp rack. Enclosure Currently designed @ .62ft^3 PER DRIVER for the four 8's. Im probably missing something here but this should be a fun little install.

Onto the tweeter pods which i did about a year ago :p
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AAAND i completely pulled the newb act of not rabetting FTL

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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:13 PM
rough cuts. I need some structure to reduce warp and i can get all areas for glassing from the back with these holes cut
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symetrical somewhat baha!
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doors done for glassing now the finish work. yay :/

After work today I decided to build the 6.5's They are fresh and brand spanking new
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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:15 PM
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Have i said enough how much i hate finish work? BUT its a must to take your time and be patient and go over with filler as many times as need be to make it perfect!

First off i went through on each panel and sanded the edges down to make it a easier transition with the filler. I also sanded the outside fleece. all with 40 grit then 60 grit.
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somewhat still green in some areas

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finished drivers side ready for vinyl. All edges nice and smooth. finish sanded with 80grit as i will be vinyl wrapping them and I like to have some rough surface for spray adhesion.

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driver and passenger done
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the filler that i use on every project. not to expensive and sands oh so smooth!
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The filler tools that i use :) they are 1.99 at lowes/home depot. can be cut into any size/shape you want. I find the larger one works best even on the small areas! its cheaper than the bondo tool and if you break/mispalce them its not a $10 replacement :thumbsup:

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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:15 PM
scotch blue has a new look!!!
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tape laid down for removal and cleanliness
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aaand glass laid a couple layers for full coverage
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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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rouch run of RCA for MS-8
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1/0 power
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Fuse holder location for now
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BOX BUILD! .6ft^2 per driver SEALED

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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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secured all the wires all tidy
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Kicker SX will soon be a Q700.2
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DonH
09-26-2013, 08:17 PM
well my iphone decided to loose half of my pictures :(

Its in and playing and sounding all **** like! :thumbsup:

Amp mounting holes. Went with threaded inserts so i can use security Bolts
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wiring all tidy
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door view
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still have a bit of cleaning up to do.
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Let me just say this..... WOW! the MS8 literally brings the Soundstage to life! lifts the mid ranges, smooths the tweets and blends the subs very nicely! I am overly pleased with the result of this built. So pleased this will be my last in this vehicle for some time to come. notice THIS vehicle ;)

winkychevelle
09-26-2013, 08:23 PM
The factory doors **** but they are easy to glass on.

Silver-N-Black
09-27-2013, 08:18 AM
Doors came out really good Don.

DonH
09-27-2013, 09:07 PM
Doors came out really good Don.

thanks good sir

Staynlean
09-28-2013, 12:19 AM
Nice nice work man

DonH
10-02-2013, 02:14 AM
thank you

azmcrae
10-02-2013, 02:51 AM
Nice results on the tweeters cups.
Black strews maybe so you don't get blinded while driving with a reflection off that those shiny heads..

keep_hope_alive
10-02-2013, 02:58 AM
well done on everything, especially the doors. i would have preferred to see the speaker mounted to a pod that adheres/seals to the door and the interior panel meet up so not to introduce vibrations into the panel, but the door panel looks rigid. your doors look much better than mine do. thank you for some inspiration.

Max_Power
10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
how do you control the windows?

DonH
10-10-2013, 01:28 PM
how do you control the windows?

I installed a Power window kit. search my old threads i posted about it

HighTQCummins
10-31-2013, 08:50 PM
would you mind directing me to the tweeter pod thread? I like the way these turnt out

DonH
12-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Tweeters will be replaced by some Audible Physics AR3's soon!