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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by ramos View Post
    Holy lord man, are you building kicks or sub enclosures? Those things are huge
    Why thank you



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    haha i know their huge. They're my first molds so i wanted ensure plenty of room for error, so of course im going to cut them down



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Plenty of room and then some....




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Im trying to figure out how much i should cut them down. Any ideas?



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    mock up the speaker pods first, then cut. use a die grinder, off of a compressor. i'm literally doing it right now lol. but u could use a dremel w/ a grinder wheel or somethin like that. look good though man, i'm buildin some now and u are on the right track. a little HUGE but yeah, keep it up



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Dak446 View Post
    mock up the speaker pods first, then cut. use a die grinder, off of a compressor. i'm literally doing it right now lol. but u could use a dremel w/ a grinder wheel or somethin like that. look good though man, i'm buildin some now and u are on the right track. a little HUGE but yeah, keep it up
    Yea thats a good idea. I just wanted a little headroom obviously theyre huge. Just didnt want to redo it again because glass and resin can get expensive.

    Im wondering if i should recess the speakers to prevent tards from ruining them



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    I have a pair of those mpyers sitting in my closet if this thread makes anyone want a pair.



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Make sure to take a cold shower to get the fiberglass out. I made the same mistake.



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by vellocet View Post
    I have a pair of those mpyers sitting in my closet if this thread makes anyone want a pair.
    I bought 2 sets but only using one. I think I might sell a set as well to try and buy a bigger amp. Looking for a solid 200x2@4ohm



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by sparkplug121988 View Post
    Make sure to take a cold shower to get the fiberglass out. I made the same mistake.
    let me guess.... someone told u to take a hot shower after working with glass?

    hot water open pores which then the glass gets in and MEGA itch comes shortly after... Im currently training to be a firefighter and the "bake bag" sheet that covers you in case of a blow over in a Forrest fire, has fiberglass in it... Sum **** told me to take a hot shower... worst mistake ever!


    come n along nice! ill be watching this and expecting vids of those mids when ur done




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared530 View Post
    I bought 2 sets but only using one. I think I might sell a set as well to try and buy a bigger amp. Looking for a solid 200x2@4ohm
    sell em to me




    Quote Originally Posted by chillin View Post
    How do you bridge a mono?
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    throw it off one.
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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    OK, being a college student and trying to track down tools is a pain in the ***. It took me like 9 days to try and find someone with a router because my bit is permanently locked in the bolt. And the crafts center was being little fuckers about me have "training" so I could use their dremel. But i found one in areospace today so i lucked out.

    I was pulling the cloth over the panels and the white one was impossible to make perfect. For some reason the shape wouldnt allow it, i tried for seriously an hour but it would make it. so i have to fold it, im pissed. Ill just have to glass extra around it and just bondo the **** out of that panel to make it look nice.







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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Hey man I'm selling some Hybrid L1 tweeters that would match up nice. $70 shipped. I'm going to start on kicks or doorpods as soon as my A-pillars are done haha.



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    YOu should have tried to wrapped the pods without having to fold what you're using to wrap:




    Like that...


    and X2 about the HUGE mold. Resin and cloth isn't cheap to be wasting like that. not bad for first time though.
    Last edited by James Bang; 08-05-2009 at 11:03 PM.




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    I know i tried for over an hour wrapping a rewrapping but their was no angle and where the wrap would be perfect. I was using a material with spendex and for the messed up one i used a t-shirt which was helping the situation better than the spandex. But im just hoping after it hardens i can throw a ton of glass on that fold and hopefully the bondo will hide it.

    and yea I know the molds where huge, it was my first time and i figured that making it extra big was better than starting over again. But now I know.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaserRed38 View Post
    Hey man I'm selling some Hybrid L1 tweeters that would match up nice. $70 shipped. I'm going to start on kicks or doorpods as soon as my A-pillars are done haha.
    lol sorry I just bought some seas neos, and im going to buy a set of rainbow cal26's as well to mess around with. Im going to glass them in my apillars. When u figure out where in the pillars you want the tweeters, do you measure the distance of the mid to your head, and make the distance from the tweet to your head the same?



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