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    Icon30 Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Time to update CA as I havent started my new build thread yet. The last one I did was a while back on my old Lancer OZ. That thread can be seen here: My Lancer OZ build Log ess queue

    Learning from what I've done in the past and all of the experimenting in the old car, I am at least *slightly* more prepared for this next go around. With that said, I introduce you to the new(er) 2005 Mazda 3 hatchback build.

    I decided to do A-Pillar pods, midbasses in the doors and sub in the hatch/spare tire well. Here are the pictures and a few notes... I have tons of pictures to upload as it's still in progress so I'll keep adding them a little at a time. Thanks for viewing and for any comments.

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    Pillars continued...













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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Sorry, the pics arent the best quality, they were taken using my iPhone. Anyways, on to the next part...

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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Looking good...




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Ahhh, the smell of fiberglass in the morning.

    Smells as terrible as it does any other time of the day!






    And the milshake on top for even more coating...





    Lined the interior with some spare foam




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    Drilled and painted





    Sorry, forgot the before pic...







    Trim panel cut out and lined with some thin closed cell foam.







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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    What sub?




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    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    For those wondering, I built the sub enclosure modularly like that so that I can swap out the tub and/or the top baffle to accomodate changes in subs back there







    Painted the sub baffle black to match.



    Cut out steel grille for the panels and mounted up







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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    What sub?
    The sub is a TC SOunds EPIC 12"

    Thanks

    Alhough, Im not sure if it'sa special version, but mine has a glossy blue painted frame. I thought they were all silver?




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by captainobvious! View Post
    The sub is a TC SOunds EPIC 12"

    Thanks

    Alhough, Im not sure if it'sa special version, but mine has a glossy blue painted frame. I thought they were all silver?
    Nahhh thats just an Audio Pulse Epic...




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    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Part 3:


    DOORS






    These are not big enough. I want 8" drivers in the doors, so time to get modifying...











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    Now to get the door panels worked...













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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    How is that deadener holding up for you?




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    99 Honda CRV: (Always Changing) ___________ 79 F-150: Show Truck ________________
    -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100________________ -Head Unit: Eclipse CD7100
    -Sub Stage: Sundown SD-2 8's sealed________ -Sub Stage: Looking
    -Mids/Highs: Deciding_____________________ -Mids/Highs: Scan Speak & Blaupunkt
    -Sub Amp: MMATS Hifi 6 channel____________ -Sub Amp: American Warrior Set (Zed Built)
    -Mid Amp: ^^^ 5/6 bridged at 1 ohm_________ -Mid Amp: ^^^

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