Closed Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 66

Reload Thread: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

  1. #46
    tylork92's Avatar
    tylork92 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,334
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    just a lil hint....on those pods where you have the mat over and it sticks up around the ring...in the future try to make that lay down as much as possible even if you have to put resin on it as you will end up with some nasty cuts and splinters and those sharp point will eat sanding pads to death..believe me...i dont went through that once...lol.



    [/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    93 Ford Ranger
    full fiberglass panels and a-pillars
    XS d6500/ Mechman 260A
    2 SA15s
    Sundown 1500dv1
    Toolmaker plexi, dual inputs, distro blocks.




  2. #47
    Jared530's Avatar
    Jared530 is offline Drop bombs

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sacramento, Ca
    Posts
    2,259
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by snb778 View Post
    bet your grad you tried this yourself instead of paying someone 200+ to do em for you, which I bet you were contemplating just doing.
    seriously i was thinking about it because i thought i would just be wasting my time and money. But im a DIY guy and projects are always fun. Its looking better than i expected though.

    2nd layer


    Time to start the a-pillars



    I bought some seas neos and im about to purchase rainbow cal26's as well. I want to see what sounds better.



    Refs: Kevokrook77, Cheapo, Killahbean, Coolwazabi, ShinyChromes(SCAMMER), Jnoel, matrxx dude, ssackett, Josh #44(SCAMMER), tc3k101, matrxx dude

  3. #48
    burzendowski's Avatar
    burzendowski is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    CA.COM
    Posts
    1,315
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    looks very good



    Refs: cheeseburger, miles0803,fatboyracing,bobtista,joeybutts,22mounta ineer

    feedback thread http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=425693

  4. #49
    WOT's Avatar
    WOT
    WOT is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Toronto,CANADA
    Posts
    3,667
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Just a little tip

    Ive done some weird shaped enclosures and I use a thick fleece so those "folds/overlaps" are pretty common on not being able to stretch the fleece perfect.

    What you do is just get it as small as you can, glass your enclosure/pod but DONT glass that fold part, once the glass dries, you razorblade out that fold material, and put 1-2 layers of glass over that hole from the INSIDE, let it dry, then continue on with your other exterior layers. Youd never know the fold was there

    Glass work looks decent though, looks like you may run into problems of them getting in the way though




  5. #50
    spencer321's Avatar
    spencer321 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    palm bay
    Posts
    1,691
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    how did you attach the cloth to the back of the molds before you resined



    Quote Originally Posted by CantGetEnufBASS View Post
    yeah his story about 300 db's sounded a little funny, but now that i know he's using type-r's thats totally beliveable

  6. #51
    tylork92's Avatar
    tylork92 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,334
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    not sure how he did but i used hot glue when i made mine...worked perfect.



    [/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    93 Ford Ranger
    full fiberglass panels and a-pillars
    XS d6500/ Mechman 260A
    2 SA15s
    Sundown 1500dv1
    Toolmaker plexi, dual inputs, distro blocks.

  7. #52
    James Bang's Avatar
    James Bang is offline Hand/Ear Coordination



    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ^
    Age
    30
    Posts
    13,016
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by tylork92 View Post
    not sure how he did but i used hot glue when i made mine...worked perfect.
    I use hot glue as well. if i was attaching to MDF then i would probably use staples




  8. #53
    here to buy's Avatar
    here to buy is offline Crescendo



    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,277
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    hot glue is sooo easy

    its the bestest adhesive for bonding fabric to the mold everests.




  9. #54
    z0n3d0u7's Avatar
    z0n3d0u7 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    567
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    I used hotglue as well, just set ur rings, drill a few holes, Wrap them, and start layin glass.



    84 Chevy Fullsize Single cab: optima red top, 1/0 threwout, Panasonic HU, ID CTX65CS tweets / X-overs, ID OEM 6.5's,(2) Oldschool Orion XTR3 PRO 8's, Orion 1200D and 4002 soon to go in.
    Bought from: duece212 , basebalz13 , UNDERGROUND_BUM , Traksta15

  10. #55
    spencer321's Avatar
    spencer321 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    palm bay
    Posts
    1,691
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    thanks for the hott glue tip, i was thinkin like 3M adhesive spray, i've done wood before and just used staples but lookin into custom kicks and never done factory plastic moldings. Kicks look good, good luck with A-pillars i expect pictures of those too



    Quote Originally Posted by CantGetEnufBASS View Post
    yeah his story about 300 db's sounded a little funny, but now that i know he's using type-r's thats totally beliveable

  11. #56
    skateboardkid's Avatar
    skateboardkid is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ashland oregon
    Posts
    1,430
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by kingadaparknlot View Post
    I have a '04 dodge stratus coupe and currently run 2 cvr 12's in a 4.5 cuft enslosure. I sold my hifonics 1200 and picked up a helluva deal on a MMATS 3000.05, now I am wondering what 2 12" subs or 1 bad *** 15" sub I can run to maximize the power of the amp without starting a financial depression for myself?
    You FAIL at thread jacking WTF are you doing on here??

    Nice progress on the pods !!



    “It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.”
    -Benjamin Frankin

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxPro5 View Post
    True midbass begins when the impact is so accurate and realistic that it sounds like someone is beating on the front part of your dash with a baseball bat.

  12. #57
    Jared530's Avatar
    Jared530 is offline Drop bombs

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sacramento, Ca
    Posts
    2,259
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    I used 3M super strength spray glue. i just dusted the back and it takes like 2-3min to set so by the time i was done stretching i let go and it stayed stuck



    Refs: Kevokrook77, Cheapo, Killahbean, Coolwazabi, ShinyChromes(SCAMMER), Jnoel, matrxx dude, ssackett, Josh #44(SCAMMER), tc3k101, matrxx dude

  13. #58
    Jared530's Avatar
    Jared530 is offline Drop bombs

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sacramento, Ca
    Posts
    2,259
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by CleanInstaller View Post
    Looks alright for a first tiem job, those air bubbles hurt strength alot, try an avoid that
    Yea i had very few air bubbles. I learned that just going over the entire enclosure when its done and dabbing them out with your brush works well. I just figured that out when i was resin'ing the cloth



    Refs: Kevokrook77, Cheapo, Killahbean, Coolwazabi, ShinyChromes(SCAMMER), Jnoel, matrxx dude, ssackett, Josh #44(SCAMMER), tc3k101, matrxx dude

  14. #59
    jerseyboy's Avatar
    jerseyboy is offline Team DC



    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    newark,nj
    Posts
    1,979
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    ok.. I am very very jelous now because I dont have the balls to try this and I want to do this bad...lol.. is there anywhere that has a write up or some type of instructions to do this?. I am totally totally unexperienced with F/G and Bondo and all that stuff..lol.. thanks



    head Unit- JVC double din dvd w/ipod & detachable face plate
    front stage- 4 Crescendo mp8's and crescendo ft1 super tweeters
    front stage amp- rf t1000-4AD & Skar 85.4
    Subs- 3- 10" DC xl's @31hz
    Sub's Amp- DC 5k (.6 ohm)
    Wires- All Shok Power and ground wires & Knu RCA's
    Electrical- DC Power 275ah alt, xs d3400 (front) & xp 2500's (x3) (rear)
    "my feed back thread"
    http://www.caraudio.com/forums/buyer-seller-feedback/407753-jerseyboy-feedback.html

  15. #60
    tylork92's Avatar
    tylork92 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,334
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyboy View Post
    ok.. I am very very jelous now because I dont have the balls to try this and I want to do this bad...lol.. is there anywhere that has a write up or some type of instructions to do this?. I am totally totally unexperienced with F/G and Bondo and all that stuff..lol.. thanks
    heres my step by step on a different site...its my build..its on here too but not as detailed and is kinda all over the place.: http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...511#post475511



    [/SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    93 Ford Ranger
    full fiberglass panels and a-pillars
    XS d6500/ Mechman 260A
    2 SA15s
    Sundown 1500dv1
    Toolmaker plexi, dual inputs, distro blocks.

Closed Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum