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skeptikal
12-30-2004, 12:27 AM
this is gonna be like a 3 day project log. i am doing monte_carlo97's fiberglass middle console for his car in return for a PA comp set / amp. Just wanted to post some pics since you all love them!!!!

http://img149.exs.cx/img149/9122/10003778zu.jpg

http://img149.exs.cx/img149/532/10003780yo.jpg

http://img149.exs.cx/img149/6734/10003790ef.jpg

http://img149.exs.cx/img149/7483/10003804kr.jpg

http://img149.exs.cx/img149/2848/10003816ne.jpg

tomorrow i'm going to extend the end near where the screen is to make it flush with the car, maybe even later tonight. and tomorrow i'm also going to cut the back down and make it flush with the mounts.... i'll have more pics up tomorrow. lmk what you think

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 01:30 AM
holly ***** dude that is looking sweet as hell. Thanks for helping me out.

vosschs
12-30-2004, 01:32 AM
looks nice

DBfan187
12-30-2004, 01:36 AM
looks good, lots of work to be done still though.

keep us up updated.

Strecker25
12-30-2004, 01:36 AM
lookin awesome keep it up

2kchevy06civic
12-30-2004, 01:41 AM
looks cool to me, keep us updated.

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 01:41 AM
Skep is doing an awesome job on my counsle. Keep it up man.

MisterE
12-30-2004, 02:36 AM
is that uhh crooked? may just be my imagination.

good stuff so far, how are u gonna cover it

vosschs
12-30-2004, 02:38 AM
i think its angled toward the driver? but i dont know

Gauntlet
12-30-2004, 02:42 AM
Looks a lot better than the original pics I saw. Sorry I couldn't make it.

req
12-30-2004, 07:33 AM
very sweet skep!

whered ya learn all that stuff :evil:

anywho. i thought it looked crooked, but then i was like- WAIT! its for the DRIVER so its prolly angled.

get some primer on there, and then we will see how she looks! good job so far, but lots more to do! get at it son!

skeptikal
12-30-2004, 10:42 AM
yeah its angled. i still have helllllllaaaa work to do i have to extend the front where the mounts for the floor are all the way around the screen area. i also have to cut the wood off and make it flush with the mounts on the back.

my hands are so raw and cut up its not even funny lol. i've been learning fiberglass for almost a year now, i just never had the $$$ to do anything. this was like a free project for me to work on and give me ideas on mines.

i'll put some more pics up after i get the glass laid.

-- Edit --

Lol its not my job to finish it, i just gotta get it shaped and glassed. but i think monte_carlo97 is gonna do black carpet or black paint

req
12-30-2004, 11:06 AM
well skep. we are waiting :evil:

lol. i bet thats how everyone feels with my project too eh?

skeptikal
12-30-2004, 11:11 AM
lol yeah. i'm on my way to go get some paint brushes. i heard you can get 'em at hardware stores for like $.10 each. i need to get ahold of some since *SOMEONE* didnt put any in my box lol. gotta get to work though. holla!

req
12-30-2004, 11:15 AM
go to your nearest harbor frieght. they sell a 36 pack for like $10. and a 100 pack of gloves for like $4.

and if ya need one, a angle grinder for $20, they got lots of mad good deals. but they dont sell resin :bawling:

skeptikal
12-30-2004, 11:17 AM
lol i have never heard of harbor freight. all we have here is lowes, menards, meijer's hardware, builder's square (i dont think they are around anymore), home depot, and wal-marts fiberglass section ;)

req
12-30-2004, 11:32 AM
too bad :)

i get brushes&gloves for under $20 and i still have a crapload of them left after my last project.

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 12:21 PM
i think its angled toward the driver? but i dont know
yes it is angled towards the driver.

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 12:22 PM
Looks a lot better than the original pics I saw. Sorry I couldn't make it.
No big deal. It is all good. skep is doing an aweomse job

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 12:23 PM
Lol its not my job to finish it, i just gotta get it shaped and glassed. but i think monte_carlo97 is gonna do black carpet or black paint
i am going to paint it with a high gloss black paint. Just bought two brand new paint guns and need to try them out.

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 12:25 PM
lol yeah. i'm on my way to go get some paint brushes. i heard you can get 'em at hardware stores for like $.10 each. i need to get ahold of some since *SOMEONE* didnt put any in my box lol. gotta get to work though. holla!
Sorry. I have like 8 brushes that you coulda took. and like 4 pairs of gloves. I forgot to throw them in the box of stuff. I will get you a volt meter in return for the money you spent on supplys.

req
12-30-2004, 01:03 PM
lol @ monte :)

i want pictuers NOW skep. because im skeptikal of you and your shadey ways! work slave boy! *whip cracks*

lol, just kiddin. but no, seriously.

BDIDDY
12-30-2004, 01:15 PM
i am going to paint it with a high gloss black paint. Just bought two brand new paint guns and need to try them out.


Have fun.....


I hope you know how to work with bondo and such because you will need to block sand the heck out of that...

Once you get it back, primer it the spray a light coat of black spray paint over it, basically dust it. The take you a paddle and some 320 or 400 and have fun...

You're gonna love black after this one..

skeptikal
12-30-2004, 02:24 PM
bondoing the rest of the mounts and stuff, laying glass, getting it ready to prime today....

lol monte i got a dash mount voltmeter from meijer's on sale for like 6$ so i'm good there. the brushes are like $.50 a piece and i only need like 6 of 'em. i'll put pics up in a few hours.

jtomsic
12-30-2004, 02:30 PM
looks good so far.. black is a ***** to make look good when painted.

JL_W6_v1
12-30-2004, 02:37 PM
nice..

bump for a chump :)

req
12-30-2004, 03:01 PM
im waiting.... still

you know i love you skep :)

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 06:43 PM
lol monte i got a dash mount voltmeter from meijer's on sale for like 6$ so i'm good there.
no you crackhead. A nice voltmeter like i brought up there when we set the gains on your amp. :readytog:

monte_carlo97
12-30-2004, 06:44 PM
Ha

You're gonna love black after this one..
??? Are you saying that it will look good or what?

If black is a bad color what should i got with?

Blue? That is what the neons and my knobs are.

mrray13
12-30-2004, 07:08 PM
black is just the hardest color in the world to paint. ur "bodywork" has to be flawless or the black will show ever wave, ripple and goof up in the paintjob. u'll need to "stick" the entire thing to get the black to lay flat.


however, it's going inside a car. i doubt that u'll need to worry a whole helluva lot do to shadows and poor lighting inside the car. i painted my wife's enclosure gloss black with silver flake. i didn't bother with all the gory details of sanding it properly and it turned out ok.


it's up to u..i think the most i'd do is 400 the thing with a block (like mentioned earlier i believe) and call it good.





looks pretty good so far skep.






wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e :peace:

bonesninja
12-30-2004, 07:09 PM
dave take that thing and send it to ish on pimp my ride tell to hook it up with some suede.

BDIDDY
12-30-2004, 07:15 PM
??? Are you saying that it will look good or what?

If black is a bad color what should i got with?

Blue? That is what the neons and my knobs are.


I would go with the same color as the interior but black is hard to get nice as mentioned...

monte_carlo97
12-31-2004, 02:06 AM
I would go with the same color as the interior but black is hard to get nice as mentioned...
the interior is black except for all my neons and knobs which are blue.

monte_carlo97
12-31-2004, 02:07 AM
dave take that thing and send it to ish on pimp my ride tell to hook it up with some suede.
yea i called him up and he said he would do it just cause i was his right hand man. But it would have cost me like $50 total in shipping. Whereas i just help skep with his build in and he comes over here and picks it up for me. Now that is what i call service.

If i would put any material on it i would do a leather. B/c i am eventually going to get some black leather racing seats.

skeptikal
12-31-2004, 04:53 PM
imma have this thing shaped by the time i go out tonight so i'll have pics up. i was slackin yesterday because i left @ like 6:00. only problem is with teh back end which you will have to do monte. i dont have the correct tools and stuff but everything else will be shaped and sanded.

req
12-31-2004, 05:30 PM
why cant you do the back skep? whats goin on there?

skeptikal
12-31-2004, 05:32 PM
its gonna be a power outlet for monte's xbox and an AC/DC converter is going under the console. my drill doesnt have its key so i cant take out the bit that is in right now and drill pilot holes for it so monte is just gonna have to finish that part.

radel2dope
12-31-2004, 05:48 PM
What the hell happened to "pics in the next couple hours"?? Ha just kiddin man, Im lazy like that too, but its cool. Kick *** job so far.

2kchevy06civic
12-31-2004, 05:58 PM
This project sounds really cool. I want to see some more pics, like asap.

also....how big is that screen? maybe you said earlier but I don't feel like hitting the "back button" =/.......

and is just going to be a long block piece only housing the screen, no drink holes or disk changer, or even a deck or something? just wondering really, it's really cool.

skeptikal
01-01-2005, 01:59 AM
supposed to fit 7"

monte_carlo97
01-01-2005, 11:39 AM
This project sounds really cool. I want to see some more pics, like asap.

also....how big is that screen? maybe you said earlier but I don't feel like hitting the "back button" =/.......

and is just going to be a long block piece only housing the screen, no drink holes or disk changer, or even a deck or something? just wondering really, it's really cool.
there is going to be the 7" screen. A dvd player. I got to make the hole for that. One the underside is going to be a 120 watt amp. Power Inverter. On the back is going to be an outlet to plug 120 volt stuff in. Then also a gameplate adapter for easy hookup of the box. A digital volt meter is also going in. I also a got a few more ideas but i am going to suprise you all when i get pics up after i get it back.

EscaladeESV
01-01-2005, 08:22 PM
I also a got a few more ideas but i am going to suprise you all when i get pics up after i get it back.

can't wait to see them! btw great job so far :thumbupw:

skeptikal
01-02-2005, 02:31 AM
i got the last layer of hardener thrown on (to seal in the bondo). the sides are mounted on and molded with the glass. heres some pictures. sorry for the quality but its dark and the flash on my camera *****!

http://img7.exs.cx/img7/6968/10003918jl.jpg

http://img7.exs.cx/img7/5228/10003928ht.jpg

http://img7.exs.cx/img7/1152/10003932sz.jpg

http://img7.exs.cx/img7/125/10003941kb.jpg

http://img7.exs.cx/img7/5104/10003952cm.jpg

monte_carlo97
01-02-2005, 01:31 PM
looking good.

waNtsumBuMP
01-03-2005, 11:30 PM
im just wondering.. but is the screen suppost to be tilted like it is... maybe so like the driver can see the screen better or whut???

2kchevy06civic
01-03-2005, 11:37 PM
there is going to be the 7" screen. A dvd player. I got to make the hole for that. One the underside is going to be a 120 watt amp. Power Inverter. On the back is going to be an outlet to plug 120 volt stuff in. Then also a gameplate adapter for easy hookup of the box. A digital volt meter is also going in. I also a got a few more ideas but i am going to suprise you all when i get pics up after i get it back.


That sounds really cool. can't wait to see it finished.

monte_carlo97
01-03-2005, 11:42 PM
worklog - - - - - - - - - - -

Layed 2 more layers of glass and started on the back plate. Will post some pics when i get time.

Insomniac119
01-05-2005, 04:08 PM
i'm doing something like this for my car.

your not ganna add cup holders or anything?

monte_carlo97
01-06-2005, 09:53 PM
no cup holders. I hate it when people drink in my car cause they get drunk and spill beer everywhere. So not cup holders then they can't drink or they have to hold it and then it will spill on them.

skeptikal
01-10-2005, 11:15 PM
where the new pictures at meng?!?!?!? i'm missin out here come on! TTT

monte_carlo97
01-11-2005, 12:44 PM
where the new pictures at meng?!?!?!? i'm missin out here come on! TTT
hang on. I will post them when i am completely done. I got it about done. So i will get em up soon.

BTW skep i got that area under the screen fixed. and layed about 5 layers of glass.

req
01-11-2005, 01:15 PM
:needpics: NOW :mad:

monte_carlo97
01-11-2005, 03:00 PM
:needpics: NOW :mad:
yea yea yea.

You convince my girl to let me use the digi camera that i got her for christmas. I have used it 3 times and she has yet to use it. I always got it taking pictures of car audio stuff and it made her mad. So i got to wait a little till she will let me use it again. Plus i got like 30 pics and i hate resizing them. Takes too much time. If you could convince skep to come over here than you can get some pics.

skeptikal
01-15-2005, 12:16 PM
lol give me $40 for gas and i'll run out there.

from what monte has told me its pretty much done. he was going to try to install it yesterday but i'm not sure if he did or not. if he doesnt put pics up soon, we are going to lynch him.

bcarpenterfhl
03-16-2005, 01:37 AM
i'm having trouble finding pics of the finished product for this. i know some exist.

link anyone?

monte_carlo97
03-16-2005, 09:42 AM
http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=86255&highlight=Monte_carlo97%27s


there you go.

Shyne151
03-16-2005, 12:50 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=86255&highlight=Monte_carlo97%27s


there you go.

Where is your shifter, or do you have a column shift?

monte_carlo97
03-16-2005, 01:26 PM
Where is your shifter, or do you have a column shift?
column shifter. I belong to one of the elite few that do.

lotas
03-16-2005, 09:28 PM
hey monte im just curious, how do you like the placement of the screen? is it annoying to have to look down if you are watching it while you're driving (not that you would ;)) anything you dont/do like about that particular location?

im planning on putting a 7" somewhere but im not sure where. I have pretty much that exact space open too. thanks

Shyne151
03-16-2005, 09:33 PM
column shifter. I belong to one of the elite few that do.

So did you do a bench to bucket converstion in that ******?

joffgreat
03-17-2005, 11:24 AM
eek thats gonna be hard to get perfect... your lucky its an interior mod.. im doing a passenger seat cover for a street bike right now n ive spent like 2 days just trying to get it smooth n proportioned, and i havnt even started bondoeing :( i hate doing freehand stuff... keep it up man

monte_carlo97
03-17-2005, 11:48 PM
where have you been man. It is done. Turned out mighty ****.

smullen
03-18-2005, 01:34 AM
How did you actually secure that part for the screen to snap in???




http://img149.exs.cx/img149/2848/10003816ne.jpg

monte_carlo97
03-18-2005, 06:17 PM
So did you do a bench to bucket converstion in that ******?
yes i did. Good ole sawzall helped me do it. I just cut the metal frame from underneath and cut the foam out. Then i restiched the seats myself. But i got seat covers so it would look more presentable.

monte_carlo97
03-18-2005, 06:18 PM
hey monte im just curious, how do you like the placement of the screen? is it annoying to have to look down if you are watching it while you're driving (not that you would ;)) anything you dont/do like about that particular location?

im planning on putting a 7" somewhere but im not sure where. I have pretty much that exact space open too. thanks
so far it is working out for me.

monte_carlo97
03-18-2005, 06:19 PM
How did you actually secure that part for the screen to snap in???
made it a tight fight then used some high strength epoxy to hold the screen mount in.