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8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:06 AM
Ok, so here we go again... New car, new system. I didn't finish my last build log, this will get finished because I actually plan on keeping this car. Not going for huge numbers, just a daily beater with some decent sq but who knows what it will evolve to. In the early stages so bare with me.

Here are the plans in a nut shell, haven't finished making all of the gear selections just yet so ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Head unit: Pioneer DEH-80PRS

Front stage speakers: Don't know yet, definitely 3 way active, thinking a CDT set up

Amplification: 2x Alpine PDX-V9, 6 channels will be used for front stage, 2 for rear fill, sub channels are self explanatory

Sub stage: took advantage of getting 2 funkin audio SX 12"s really cheap to use as temporary subs until I decide on a preeminent solution. Going to run them in a sealed enclosure for now.

I have the deck in and the big 3 done so far, more to come soon. Thanks @mylows10 for hanging out yesterday and helping out with the big 3.

Sorry, was a bit dark outside
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/340a67bbf46153bcb792ed3fa87fa585_zpsd424dee8.jpg

Wiring harness is all wired up
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/9113c574939788157b456d1a11dd966c_zps17b90c81.jpg

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:11 AM
There is actually quite a bit of room behind the head unit
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/372cc221cb1d502efbf59b97ceed60d5_zpse5c86cf9.jpg

All mounted up
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/7bd6b79942bb51f084c1bc5ff8b0ffe8_zpsddd1a056.jpg

Final product
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/9081cb6fda9dbfd90017ef0ea523083b_zpsf090c1b2.jpg

I have new gauges and a gauge pod that is going in soon as we'll
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/e4751f37492aa82cbed030a4915a98e2_zpsb7d1b52d.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/77cda821ca81f68a5403ad159debaaf0_zpsa2387c18.jpg

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:17 AM
Also installed my new Perrin radiator shroud, radiator stays, and alternator cover
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/99d149c726bbfff144c7b3d3c5fc5694_zpsb05bc866.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/91c4a1cd40821d7c5a833058a4ce2bb8_zps1ed1b53d.jpg

Connection at the alternator for the big 3
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/9499cb2e8757875d2e97cb413b41b8f0_zps57524bc0.jpg

The 2 ground connections at the negative terminal
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/14226c6a031f5c8b6807dab5fc01f3bb_zps650ac616.jpg

Chassis ground
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/74eff239ece9212b8e7c482684fa6b57_zps8ce6e328.jpg

The techflex I used blends well with the factory stuff
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/a6fbeb37897a1c8af141c385aa6f5e1b_zps63331fcb.jpg

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:21 AM
I decided the positive lead on the alternator could use some protection, it kind of sticks out in the engine bay like a sore thumb
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/ffe27e4e33615335ec007eb4ce48614a_zpsffa535a1.jpg

Using plastidip to provide some barrier
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/cf9c0fdfebf23172b7d6995c70aeae90_zps89b2d109.jpg

First coat
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/cfbcaff7b72f93a9860db2c6e3a5357d_zps91460e16.jpg

The plastidip is still drying, will post up a pic tomorrow of the final product.

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:29 AM
Not audio related but the stock shift and e-brake boots were made of material that was the same quality of a Walmart plastic bag
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/55e28bd7fc54153e830ae35254f2972b_zps0e9617b1.jpg

Terrible
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/1d6d3a004bb5ef2fe8a5f5d21082c55c_zpsa22596c0.jpg

So I installed a short shifter and alcantara with red stitching shift and e-brake boots, matches the seats and looks so much better.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/3eeb6080052827669c076c6c2bc39e3b_zpsf8e6a0d9.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/8e90d56f611aaaf34be8fb7147a0064c_zpsb9165eb4.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/79aa69cd27dec73b55fa3f0aca16dbf6_zps1320b219.jpg

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:36 AM
Even getting the next generation involved, she loves cars, it's pretty awesome.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/05c9d0264ff44ce977cbfcdbb0d3b095_zps7cd37d40.jpg

More to come soon, hope to work on amp install tomorrow.

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 03:14 AM
Any ideas on who makes a h/o alternator for this car?

thatguy12
02-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Any ideas on who makes a h/o alternator for this car?

hit up mike singer, hes the owner of Singer alts. i have one and so far zero problems. mike has awesome customer service and decent prices. MYLOWS10 Sells them

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 11:55 AM
hit up mike singer, hes the owner of Singer alts. i have one and so far zero problems. mike has awesome customer service and decent prices. MYLOWS10 Sells them

Yea, I need to talk to Jim, He can get almost anything. I don't think I need anything crazy, 200 amps should be more then sufficient to run 2 alpine V9 amps.

mylows10
02-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Yea, I need to talk to Jim, He can get almost anything. I don't think I need anything crazy, 200 amps should be more then sufficient to run 2 alpine V9 amps.

Sent mike a text for an alt. need engine size

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Just ordered some speakers.

Got these through Jim (mylows10), will get them soon, always a fast and easy deal when I have ordered through him.
WoofersEtc.com - ES-6IM - CDT Audio 6.5" 100W RMS Slim Cast Inverted Magnet Mid-Bass Woofer (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-11887-es-6im-cdt-audio-65-100w-rms-slim-cast-inverted-magnet-mid-bass-woofer.aspx)

A set of these from krisfnbz here on the forum. He sent me a tracking number with in an hour of sending the payment, looking to be a smooth transaction so far :)
WoofersEtc.com - ES-02 BLACK - CDT Audio 2" Ultra High-End Mid Tweeter Drivers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-10397-es-02-black-cdt-audio-2-ultra-high-end-mid-tweeter-drivers.aspx)

nismos14
02-03-2014, 04:05 PM
How many coats did you do with the plasti?

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 04:06 PM
How many coats did you do with the plasti?

I have done 3 heavy coats so far, going to hit it with 3-4 more coats when I get home. I am going to try and get it thick enough to make it hard to tell that there is a nut and bolt under there.

Nomejoda
02-03-2014, 04:21 PM
Just ordered some speakers.

Got these through Jim (mylows10), will get them soon, always a fast and easy deal when I have ordered through him.
WoofersEtc.com - ES-6IM - CDT Audio 6.5" 100W RMS Slim Cast Inverted Magnet Mid-Bass Woofer (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-11887-es-6im-cdt-audio-65-100w-rms-slim-cast-inverted-magnet-mid-bass-woofer.aspx)


A set of these from krisfnbz here on the forum. He sent me a tracking number with in an hour of sending the payment, looking to be a smooth transaction so far :)
WoofersEtc.com - ES-02 BLACK - CDT Audio 2" Ultra High-End Mid Tweeter Drivers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-10397-es-02-black-cdt-audio-2-ultra-high-end-mid-tweeter-drivers.aspx)

How much altering are you planning on doing to your panels for your front stage?

mylows10
02-03-2014, 04:26 PM
I'm looking into alts for both of you guys. I need pics of the stock plugs tho

Nomejoda
02-03-2014, 04:35 PM
I'm looking into alts for both of you guys. I need pics of the stock plugs tho

I don't leave for another couple hours. Our motors should be the same tho.

8thGenSI
02-03-2014, 04:39 PM
Going out to take a picture now, check your phone in a sec here Jim.

mylows10
02-03-2014, 04:42 PM
I don't leave for another couple hours. Our motors should be the same tho.

Ok

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 01:47 AM
Received some gear today, got in the CDT mids and some deadener from Jim and the knu Krystal RCA's came in the mail. Will be installing soon and pictures will follow shortly.

I did in fact get something accomplished today. I installed my new Defi boost and oil pressure gauge in the SMY gauge pod, it was a pain in the arse but it is done! Here's a couple of pics of the final product.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/a18fdc704a6f3139e362de02809f789b_zps9a797776.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/b6a953357b11ec2d2b196af627fcece1_zps9711bbd3.jpg

tat2bass
02-06-2014, 02:27 AM
I love defi gauges. I used to own a 94 supra when I lived in Japan and ran all defi. Such a ****, classy and yet still ****** look

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 10:18 AM
I love defi gauges. I used to own a 94 supra when I lived in Japan and ran all defi. Such a ****, classy and yet still ****** look

I agree, Defi is definitely great stuff. I'm really happy with the way everything turned out, it was a pricey project (just shy of $600) but in my opinion required.

tat2bass
02-06-2014, 12:35 PM
I agree, Defi is definitely great stuff. I'm really happy with the way everything turned out, it was a pricey project (just shy of $600) but in my opinion required.

Yeah I think I paid like $150 for each of mine. But definitely required in a higher performance boosted vehicle if you want it to last. So much can go wrong in a boosted vehicle that you need to keep check on

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 11:12 PM
Here some of the gear so far, will start install on Saturday.

CDT ES-02
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/b6b1f6470f30976637dcec98c6d13a35_zps42dd2b5f.jpg

Road Kill
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/261dad214498aadfed1a1363e4e88126_zps09860ab2.jpg

CDT mids
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/40a9d124010f1cff2f973a9fe58d93fc_zpsbbab3696.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/5e1d23d787f0217ca3d2d911b5afcec4_zps953820a0.jpg

Thinking of mounting the ES-02's here, does anyone think the slight downward angle will be a significant disadvantage? If so I might make some custom kick pods.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/20b1ac5a6e6993a44e988c99f8b7ec38_zps110d8144.jpg

mylows10
02-06-2014, 11:16 PM
I think you'll like them there mike. Mine are done the same way and they blend nicely Btw. I got the box sub amp and wire in so ready for the blazer install tomorrow

bigaudiofanatic
02-06-2014, 11:18 PM
I LOVE these cars! Looking forward to seeing the build.

NeverEnuffBass
02-06-2014, 11:19 PM
Ok, so here we go again... New car, new system. I didn't finish my last build log, this will get finished because I actually plan on keeping this car. Not going for huge numbers, just a daily beater with some decent sq but who knows what it will evolve to. In the early stages so bare with me.




Wiring harness is all wired up
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/9113c574939788157b456d1a11dd966c_zps17b90c81.jpg

Heat shrink over butt connectors?

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 11:21 PM
Heat shrink over butt connectors?

Yea, why not?

NeverEnuffBass
02-06-2014, 11:23 PM
Yea, why not?

At that point why not just solder it?

mylows10
02-06-2014, 11:24 PM
Added protection. Good call mike

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 11:31 PM
At that point why not just solder it?

I tried to solder but the wires on the pioneer were to thin, when I got enough heat to melt the thin solder I was using it melted the insulation as we'll. Perhaps the solder gun I have is a bit heavy for the small jobs, it's a big ol blue point solder gun. I always add shrink tubing to connectors for good measure.

mylows10
02-06-2014, 11:34 PM
I got a soldering pen I'll give ya mike

NeverEnuffBass
02-06-2014, 11:37 PM
I tried to solder but the wires on the pioneer were to thin, when I got enough heat to melt the thin solder I was using it melted the insulation as we'll. Perhaps the solder gun I have is a bit heavy for the small jobs, it's a big ol blue point solder gun. I always add shrink tubing to connectors for good measure.

I have the same iron, use it daily on tiny gauge wires. Only need to heat the wire for a few seconds.

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 11:45 PM
I have the same iron, use it daily on tiny gauge wires. Only need to heat the wire for a few seconds.

Your just a better man then me bro.

8thGenSI
02-06-2014, 11:47 PM
I got a soldering pen I'll give ya mike

Right on, or I can pick one up at radio shack if you still need it.

mylows10
02-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Right on, or I can pick one up at radio shack if you still need it.

I have 2

bigaudiofanatic
02-06-2014, 11:56 PM
I solder all wiring harnesses, pioneer is not much different.

8thGenSI
02-07-2014, 12:09 AM
I solder all wiring harnesses, pioneer is not much different.

I just didn't have much luck this time, I'm sure it's doable but I was in a irritated mood as it was so I just moved on.

Nomejoda
02-07-2014, 01:46 PM
I think you'll like them there mike. Mine are done the same way and they blend nicely Btw. I got the box sub amp and wire in so ready for the blazer install tomorrow

How much of a enhancement does this mounting location offer over stock?

mylows10
02-07-2014, 02:01 PM
How much of a enhancement does this mounting location offer over stock?

Call me josh

pickup1
02-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Mids in the doors?

mylows10
02-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Mids in the doors?

6.5 Mids and 2" mid tweets

pickup1
02-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Wonder if the 2" would sound better further away....

8thGenSI
02-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Wonder if the 2" would sound better further away....

Debating on glassing up some custom kicks, I would have more control over imaging. I priced a door panel incase I screwed one up, $630, kick panels are only $33 each so I would rather take my chances with those.

Another update, Jim has a Singer 220 amp alternator on the way for me to.

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Started on my passenger side door but as soon as I started applying the deadener it decided to start raining:suicide:. So I decided to update while I cross my fingers and hope the weather clears up enough to finish deadening the door. I got the spacer done, here are some pics of the progress.

Here is what it looked like after pulling the door panel, as factory as can be.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/d6411f072010f8945160898d803f3e8e_zps27514a66.jpg

Here is the factory spacer...
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/4957d932db995c66ea803ef319d9d0db_zps00397eb8.jpg

The CDT does not come close to fitting in the factory spacer.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/bf6535a64ce8b544570c64722c81852e_zps9ed72c34.jpg

I traced the factory spacer but added some fat where I felt it was needed. I knew I was going to use T-nuts from the beginning and didn't feel comfortable putting them in with so little wood to support them.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/e5ff2146357cf0132b54399e554ce7aa_zpsd9c9a734.jpg

Test fit looks fine to me
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/10f1ba85ddf8ee1092c51665f1ea6d4a_zps631bcc25.jpg

I wasn't sure how I was going to mount the speaker to the door because it had threaded plastic clips in a square hole. So I decided to grin the excess off and reinstall them backwards so the steel was sandwiched the between the spacer and plastic. The clip on the right is factory, the left is after I trimmed it.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/c8dadd90a36b71ed60d6dfbb6c8844cf_zps20b0a684.jpg

I hot glued a washer and nut on the back of the clip to give extra security.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/841d9173315fc52b3c19afc396e8bbbd_zps627d113e.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/9b8178525cd169792feea5224a2e14b2_zpsdb7e4c70.jpg

More on the way.

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Might be hard to see but the top and right plastic clips are factory, the bottom left is that it looks like after installing the modified one.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/8e1d4378a6bc183f393a50f82724508e_zps316565ab.jpg

After installing the T-nuts in the spacer I found that these were the only bolts I had.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/a58cf17b9074c3810766e80123694e49_zps1e0a5b1b.jpg

It's ok, I have the solution...
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/f73824ac12e01370fb2cda1bb20966c5_zps4c014756.jpg

I installed deadener on the speaker mounting surface, the door will have deadener as well. Should I install deader on both sides of the spacer and the door?
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/24926f2a0e5ba579a857dcc902ca4b5c_zpsb35719da.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/a587aed7d3f9dfca882f26ea36e52220_zps8f7cd4ac.jpg

RoYALbLUE08
02-09-2014, 06:47 PM
love this build and love this car....one of my favorite cars ever. nothing can beat that boxer engine growl!

trumpet
02-09-2014, 07:08 PM
That door location for the midrange is great. With the driver crossed over correctly the sound radiates in a hemisphere, meaning it sounds the same far off axis as it does directly on axis. Don't stress the mounting angle. What are you using for tweeters and where will you place and aim them?

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 07:08 PM
love this build and love this car....one of my favorite cars ever. nothing can beat that boxer engine growl!

The SPT exhaust made a big difference, not obnoxiously loud though :D.

Thank you, I'm happy you like it so far. Let me know if you have any ideas, need all of them I can get.

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 07:10 PM
That door location for the midrange is great. With the driver crossed over correctly the sound radiates in a hemisphere, meaning it sounds the same far off axis as it does directly on axis. Don't stress the mounting angle. What are you using for tweeters and where will you place and aim them?

Haven't selected tweets yet, getting there soon. Going to mount the tweets and the ES-02's in some kick panels.

trumpet
02-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Haven't selected tweets yet, getting there soon. Going to mount the tweets and the ES-02's in some kick panels.

Put the mids in the doors and put the tweeters in the sail panels if they can fit there. Otherwise the CDT WS-100i imaging tweeters are an excellent choice. Kicks are too easily blocked by legs. You can tune for 1-seat listening with the 80PRS despite the uneven path lengths.

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 09:40 PM
Passenger door is done! This was my first attempt at fully deadening a door so tell me what I did wrong and what I can improve. I can always dig back into this door.

Yes, I know I mounted the speaker upside down :uhoh:

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/47963d28d37493cc9619d13bfc1a2293_zpsa13f3c15.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/4d4ed0f2c7f3afff2e3c37d4b5aa1ea7_zpscaee1ad5.jpg

Reassembled
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/7c6029c389a2dccd35e8bef9cd0f1afa_zps3f91c58c.jpg

8thGenSI
02-09-2014, 11:24 PM
Put the mids in the doors and put the tweeters in the sail panels if they can fit there. Otherwise the CDT WS-100i imaging tweeters are an excellent choice. Kicks are too easily blocked by legs. You can tune for 1-seat listening with the 80PRS despite the uneven path lengths.

Thought about doing mids in the doors but I have a really hard time cutting into them because they cost $600 each to replace, unless I can find used ones. I might just go for it, I think I can manage it without making a huge mistake.

Beau M
02-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Report back on how much the deadening helps please. I have a 2013 WRX, and the deadening in this car stock is non existent.

8thGenSI
02-10-2014, 12:39 AM
Report back on how much the deadening helps please. I have a 2013 WRX, and the deadening in this car stock is non existent.

Sure will, I did some listening hooked up to the pioneer and compared to the completely factory driver side door. Hard to tell at this point because the drivers are not identical but what I did notice is the rattle I had in the passenger door panel is completely gone. Adding the deadener tightened everything up significantly, I did 2 layers in most areas so I believe it's putting some pressure on the panel and eliminating the rattle. I will keep it updated when I can get everything completed and get a better apples to apples comparison done.

Nomejoda
02-10-2014, 09:39 AM
I did all my deadening yesterday. I put as much on the inner skin as possible then complete coverage on outer followed up by some foam before putting the pannel back over. I haven't hooked my amp up yet so I still have to turn my volume up to hear the musice. When you close the door you can tell the difference now. I got all 4 doors done and the tire well for the spare. The back well is about 50% coverage. Made a huge difference for road noise. I hope to get the seats out and full coverage on the floor/firewell and roof when my amp kit arrives. For anyone with a WRX/STI it is well worth the money to do it. Panels are really easy to remove too.

I picked up some 28mm tweets and there was no way I could mount in the sail. I ended up putting mine right infront of the door handles. The angle of the panel points them back just enough almost like the sail. I had to use a 2" hole saw and had just enough room to mount between the handle and the air vent. I will post a pic when I get home tonight. If I had read your post before cutting I might not have been so brave but it turned out really well.

Sorry to post all up in your build. We have done more talking through text/pm but started our builds about the same time.

8thGenSI
02-10-2014, 10:12 AM
I did all my deadening yesterday. I put as much on the inner skin as possible then complete coverage on outer followed up by some foam before putting the pannel back over. I haven't hooked my amp up yet so I still have to turn my volume up to hear the musice. When you close the door you can tell the difference now. I got all 4 doors done and the tire well for the spare. The back well is about 50% coverage. Made a huge difference for road noise. I hope to get the seats out and full coverage on the floor/firewell and roof when my amp kit arrives. For anyone with a WRX/STI it is well worth the money to do it. Panels are really easy to remove too.

I picked up some 28mm tweets and there was no way I could mount in the sail. I ended up putting mine right infront of the door handles. The angle of the panel points them back just enough almost like the sail. I had to use a 2" hole saw and had just enough room to mount between the handle and the air vent. I will post a pic when I get home tonight. If I had read your post before cutting I might not have been so brave but it turned out really well.

Sorry to post all up in your build. We have done more talking through text/pm but started our builds about the same time.

No worries man, post away. You have a similar car so your contribution is cool with me. Yea, let me check out those door panels, post some pictures when you can.

Nomejoda
02-11-2014, 09:51 AM
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That's how I ended up mounting my tweeters. For my skill level, I think it turned out nice.

8thGenSI
02-11-2014, 10:18 AM
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That's how I ended up mounting my tweeters. For my skill level, I think it turned out nice.

Very nice, I was kicking around the idea of mounting there to because that snake section of the door planner is replaceable. What tweeters did you end up using?

Great job, looks clean.

mylows10
02-11-2014, 10:29 AM
He bought tantric components from me mike

8thGenSI
02-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Gearing up do do the mids and tweets in the A pillars, money is tight at the very moment but I was able to find a few things laying around that will get me started. I will be posting pics once that part of the build is under way.

8thGenSI
02-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Here are the pod baffles, after I cut them out I had to leave to go get a router bit to round the corners. Going to coat them in fiberglass tonight when I get home, more pics coming later.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/0EAAA431-94C1-4282-B5A0-87E44FB3BFB3_zps7uo2sxyk.jpg (http://s919.photobucket.com/user/mbote131/media/0EAAA431-94C1-4282-B5A0-87E44FB3BFB3_zps7uo2sxyk.jpg.html)

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/C4628347-7EDA-49FF-B3D2-5BEA8F5DE3ED_zpslzhugexf.jpg (http://s919.photobucket.com/user/mbote131/media/C4628347-7EDA-49FF-B3D2-5BEA8F5DE3ED_zpslzhugexf.jpg.html)

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/A065651E-73C7-483A-B0CE-FFB360F2C186_zps3a8ofdtl.jpg (http://s919.photobucket.com/user/mbote131/media/A065651E-73C7-483A-B0CE-FFB360F2C186_zps3a8ofdtl.jpg.html)

I do not have access to a CNC router so I did the best I could.

8thGenSI
02-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Once I got the corners rounded and everything sanded to where both baffles were as close to symmetrical as I could get them by hand I coated them in fiber glass. Here are some pictures along the way.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/95054a343cf1eaaccef0756f2451b443_zps85cd0a23.jpg

Once the glass was dry I mounted the baffles to the pillar using 6/32 all thread. I figured the all thread would give me some adjustability to fine tune imaging. I drilled angled holes into the back of the baffle, I didn't go all the way through just enough to epoxy the all thread in and create a decent amount of bonding surface.http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/ffb2783138c8943c32944d22c6a728bc_zps3c3af33a.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/ca14cc1982a8198eef9f9c0e4cc9729f_zps18d6e2b2.jpg


http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/6a6e873bd01c1dc70c8fc7d1ffe64aab_zpsb8080b36.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/df5763227bb8ef3e1133510a7b8874bf_zps065ca6d7.jpg

Letting the epoxy set up right now. I do not have the tweeters here yet, let's hope that the mounting hole dimension that CDT listed on the website is accurate.

8thGenSI
02-14-2014, 01:44 AM
Got this today, Jim even delivered it for me :D

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/80a6723386e3317db9e8e2cce0c7b944_zpse4b34582.jpg

8thGenSI
02-15-2014, 12:30 AM
Pulled the stretch cloth and poured in a duraglass and fiberglass resin mixture. The duraglass by itself was much to thick to pour by itself so I had to thin it out with resin. Will post more pics tomorrow.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/build%20log/2245fa4f93a6f39daab57a8f86123cc2_zps404f2e79.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/c827f59f84d21cbc6d3ba5cedff20dd5_zpsbbdcaca2.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/fe6768d821441e3085391380854d6850_zps8ef8a843.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/0e9fe2d252854fa56525a24688295653_zps97584837.jpg

Go2Sleep
02-15-2014, 01:26 AM
where did you buy your "stretch cloth"
i've asked around and no one knows exactly what it is...

Liking how the pods are coming together keep up the good work

8thGenSI
02-15-2014, 01:41 AM
where did you buy your "stretch cloth"
i've asked around and no one knows exactly what it is...

Liking how the pods are coming together keep up the good work

Thanks, glad you like it so far...

Basically I went to the fabric store and found material that was very stretchy but didn't become to transparent so it wouldn't allow the glass to soak through. Not sure if it could be considered "stretch cloth" that is specifically used for fiberglass molding but it does seem to work just fine. I got 2 yards of it for $14, the vinyl I bought was $54 for two yards.

8thGenSI
02-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Alternator is in.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/16d11126b93409cbc39bc135a5bfe99f_zpsdd633255.jpg

And first pillar pod is done.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/d3542c4898cc901bb23ff3a711b777b8_zpse7edc293.jpg

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/d69e7f19c71685e0fba9b15018b50625_zpsd784c679.jpg

2nd pillar is waiting for sanding and vinyl.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad33/mbote131/37f778883d5974ad822487c38ce9494e_zps173c0ce7.jpg

corrykid
02-16-2014, 10:05 PM
That pillar looks incredible! Great job on fabbing that up.

caraudiofab
02-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Beautiful car, great work!

Nomejoda
03-03-2014, 09:50 AM
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Finally got my install done. Took my spare out and mounted my amp under the hatch door. Its like riding in a BMW now. Much quieter ride. When it gets warm going to make sure I get 100% coverage in the hatch and after I switch to E85 going to put additional layers under the rear seat. Has anyone deadened their head liner? Is it worth undertaking?