I figured I should share the work I do with the forum, since I'm giving everyone advice and guidance.
This is a co-workers 2005 Sction tC. He is a recording engineer/musician/and sound tech and also works as an Acoustician with me.
I convinced him to upgrade his sound system and have a rolling reference system.
I am doing this build on weekends. Every time we finish for the day, he required that there was functionality. I am leaving out a lot of intermediate steps.
Equipment list is as follows:
Head Unit: Pioneer DEH-980BT
Front Speakers: Hertz Mille MLK-165 has a ML165 6.5" + ML28 tweeter
Rear Speakers: Hertz Mille ML2500 10"
Amp: Audison LRx 5.1k
Power Wire: Streetwires 1/0 amp kit
Speaker Wire: Tsunami 12awg
Interconnects: Monster Cable 6-channel
This list of equipment is all purchased authorized from a local shop. Owner didn't want anything used. Their prices are the same as online and they warranty directly. Cost of equipment listed is about $4000.
We also picked up 200st. ft. of Raammat BXT II and 200 sq. ft. of adhesive Ensolite ($800 total). The entire vehicle will be treated.
Then we bought lots of install accessories - wire, parts, resin, fiberglass, MDF, and our total is over $7000.
On to the pictures...
Factory Door - remove panel, remove all wiring clips, remove factory speaker, and clean all metal surfaces
Trace the factory speakers and make a new baffle out of 3/4" MDF
Mount using the factory speaker rivet holes and a 1.5" 10-24 machine screw and bolt.
Test fit before deadening
You can't let MDF get wet - deaden the baffle
Cover it 100%
but don't cover the mounting holes!
you must protect the speaker from rain water. i use 3/4" closed cell foam weatherstripping along the top of the inside of the opening. gives the water a channel to follow AROUND the speaker.
then deaden the seam between the baffle and the door and over the foam