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    2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    So i have now decided to throw up a build log as i am currently going thru a rebuild process. There is going to be a lot of work to this Daily Driver and i do not get much time to mess around with it so it will be a low build. Also since this is going to be my first large scale build i will be taking my time with it anyway. Not to mention i do not have much experience just picking up on what i get from this and other forums. I did mess around with fiberglass a little so i have little knowledge of it also. Everything is going to be double to triple checked another thing that will take time. Anyway here is a few things that were in the truck and a list of things that will be in the rebuild.

    Old Setup
    Truck: 2007 Ford Escape
    Head Unit: Pioneer DEH8300UB
    High/Mids Amp: ZX Kicker 640.4
    Low Mids Amp: Cadence TXA300.2
    Sub Amp: AQ2200D
    Highs: Cadence ZRS 40T
    Mids: Cadence CS6.5
    Low/Mid: Cadence FX8M4
    Subs: AQ SDC 2.5
    Electrical: Stock 120a ALT, Diehard Gold battery, and yellow top at rear. Big 3 done.
    Deadener: None

    New Setup
    Truck: 2007 Ford Escape
    Head Unit: Pioneer DEH8300UB (Installed) Unless i decide to get another
    High/Mids Amp: AQ 120.4 (Have)
    Low Mids Amp: AQ 120.4 (Have) There is 2 of these
    Sub Amp: Two AQ2200D (Have 1 and ordered second already)
    Highs: AQ-ST1 Pair in the a-pillar (have)
    Mids: AQ-MR6.5 Two sets (Have)
    Low/Mid: Still deciding between either using the Cadence or buying some silver flutes
    Subs: 2 DC XL 15's (Purchased waiting to come in)
    Electrical: Singer 230a ALT (Have) XS Power D5100r (Ordered) XS Power XP3000 (Have). Big 3 Done
    Deadener: Unsure of the product but it's decent. Sent out samples to Jon of Second skin to test. http://www.stevemead...econd-skin-rep/

    Now of old setup.








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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    So i didn't get much done just removed subs and the box. Maybe if i have time i will mount the alt and the the xs 5100r tomorrow.

    Here you see a mess with my aq2200d and kicker zx650.4. They are going to sit in there for a little while. They are screwed down so they won't move.



    Just some teaser pics













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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    This looks like it will be a SOLID setup. Keep up the progress and pics! Are you going to be running a battery isolator?




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    No isolator do not really plan on running this with the car off anyway.




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    So i have not be able to get much done yet but i did however cut out the baffle rings for the 6.5 and tweeters. My only tools i had to cut them were a jig saw, i was going to buy a router attachment for my dremel but when i went to lowes and home depot both said that item was an online purchase only. So i said forget it and went ahead and used the jig saw.. So i did a 104.5mm diameter for the inner cut and a 106.9mm diameter for the outer cut for the 6.5. On the tweeters i did a 73mm diameter on the inner cut and a 99mm diameter on the outer cut. So onto some progress pics. I know it a little progress but some none the less. You will see on the tweeter baffle i had to notch out a small piece for the spade terminals.























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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    nice fisher price compas!




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    looking good so far, Im gonna be paying attention to the door panels. Thats the same setup im running, the four 6.5's and two super tweets




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    Quote Originally Posted by heebs 09gts View Post
    nice fisher price compas!
    LOL.. yeah i had to use my kids compass to help me out with the circles

    Quote Originally Posted by knotdrummer88 View Post
    looking good so far, Im gonna be paying attention to the door panels. Thats the same setup im running, the four 6.5's and two super tweets
    I will not be putting them all in the door. a 6.5 in the kick a 6.5 and a 8 in the door and the tweeter in a pillar.




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    Quote Originally Posted by KenC210 View Post
    LOL.. yeah i had to use my kids compass to help me out with the circles


    I will not be putting them all in the door. a 6.5 in the kick a 6.5 and a 8 in the door and the tweeter in a pillar.
    ohhh ok, I dont know why I assumed that...well your breaking the mold, most people seem to do door panels only...at least i think so, but keep it up man




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    Just a small update... I got the pillars set with the tweeter baffles and all i need to do is wrap, resin, fill, sand and fill some more and a lot of sanding. Would have wrapped but got a lot of planning for the weekend. Now some pics...













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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    Those tweets look like they are going to be blaring loud. Least regular tweets would be brighter aim that direct I can only imagine what super tweets would sound like

    I've never really used pro audio as I like my mids crossed at 63or80 hertz and I like them to play lower than pro mids are designed for. But then again I don't have a lot of experience with them and I don't know if they can play at least to 80hz. I really want to try the sundown neo pros but I'm afraid they won't play as low as I want. Any input on this?



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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    They may be really loud so i will most likely keep the gains pretty low on the tweets. As for my pa mids they will not be crossed that low maybe around 300hz and up, i am going to have a midbass woofer in there to make up for what the pa mids cant. I also don't have any experience with pro audio but i am giving it a shot here, just been doing a lot of reading.




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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    well i totally got something unexpected today in the mail. I was expecting the maybe sometime next week. Well her they are....













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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    So i been a little busy during the week and could do much but i started again yesterday and got some work done to the tweeter pods. Most of it was bondo and a lot of sanding. A few update pics.

    A test fit before bondo...



    Start of the bondo and sanding process...





    After a hours of sanding and bondo...





    So i have a problem... As you can see in pic below the bondo keeps coming up from the a pillar. I thought that the primer/filler would fill it in and i wouldn't see much issues, but i dont like the way it is. Any ideas that i could do to make this a bit better.





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    Re: 2007 Ford Escape Rebuild...

    I have never done it but i have seen people drill a bunch of little holes for the bondo to go into so it holds on better




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