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    Suggestions on door pods

    Okay I want to get into fiberglassing and for my first project I am gonna attempt to make some door pods.

    I can't do kicks because there is no room in my car, plus I want to use the stock tweet locations and then just come out a bit from the stock 5x7 location and put in some 6.5's in pods. Here is a pic of my door.

    I'll try to get in paint when I get back to modify the pic to show you what I'm thinking, and I think it would be relatively simple, but I have to leave now.



    I just want to see what some of you experienced guys would do.



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    id say just make plates for the stock locations to modify the opening for your 6.5" speaker...that would be easier and much cleaner looking if you have never done glassing before.



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    try and remove that grille, then make a plate that fits on there, stretch a baffle out of the area, fleece it, then itd look kinda like a volcano kinda thing.




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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    honestly I'd leave well enuff alone and just install the components in the stock locations and skip the glassin cause a volcano would look out of place on your door



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by myvanpounds
    honestly I'd leave well enuff alone and just install the components in the stock locations and skip the glassin cause a volcano would look out of place on your door
    Can't, I want 6.5's and they are 5x7's

    I was thinking pretty much the same as req. But I was gonna try to make it so that the "volcanoe" type thing would come up to the point and then taper off downward and paint it black. I think it would actually look pretty good that way.



    That's a horrible representation of what I was thinking... But I think you can get the idea...



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    we just did 6.5 comps in a car with that door panel, just use abs plastic and make a plate for your 6.5 and it will fit where your stock 5x7 was...might need to do a little metal grinding/cutting



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    hell I made a RE8 fit sealed in where my stock 6x9's were in my stealth WITH no modification to the OEM panel

    on a side note bhsswrstlr how'd you manage a 169 outlaw? mere was that mic at?



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by NJack2AF
    Can't, I want 6.5's and they are 5x7's

    I was thinking pretty much the same as req. But I was gonna try to make it so that the "volcanoe" type thing would come up to the point and then taper off downward and paint it black. I think it would actually look pretty good that way.



    That's a horrible representation of what I was thinking... But I think you can get the idea...
    Im pretty sure 5x7 ~ 6.5 roughly. Because a 5x7 is just about a 6x9. And I'm pretty positive that you will be able to fit that 6.5 in there. U might have to replace the grill because that spot seems a little shallow but Im sure it will fit. Just a little bit of work. Baffles, cutting, screwing, etc.




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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    yep. but he said he wanted it sealed. if he can fiberglass inside that thing (onto a thin 1\4" piece of wood that is mounted to the factory screw holes) and then pull out a baffle, and resin it up, he could get some XXX6.5s to fit if he wanted

    but depending on your 'comps' - if that is a tarus (iirc, i think it is) you shouldnt have a problem fitting 6.5's with a little baffle work.




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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by req
    yep. but he said he wanted it sealed. if he can fiberglass inside that thing (onto a thin 1\4" piece of wood that is mounted to the factory screw holes) and then pull out a baffle, and resin it up, he could get some XXX6.5s to fit if he wanted

    but depending on your 'comps' - if that is a tarus (iirc, i think it is) you shouldnt have a problem fitting 6.5's with a little baffle work.
    I was wanting to do XXX's to go with my sub... But I'm hesitant because I have never done any glassing before. O well, I can always re-do it if I **** it up Good idea with the 1/4" piece of wood mounted to the factory screw holes

    No it's not a taurus, it's a Lincoln Mark VIII... But I have had the panel off to take a look, and it really shouldn't be too hard.



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by myvanpounds
    hell I made a RE8 fit sealed in where my stock 6x9's were in my stealth WITH no modification to the OEM panel

    on a side note bhsswrstlr how'd you manage a 169 outlaw? mere was that mic at?
    5x7 is not 6x9.
    a 6.5" speaker will not fit in a 5x7 location without modification - I've tried.

    I had to do a 5 1/4" comp set on plates to make it fit in 5x7 holes because it was a lease car and permanent mods arent exactly permitted



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    if you own the car HACK AWAY



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Seems like a pretty complicated project for your first experience with fiberglass, I'd definitly practice on easier stuff first, but if you insist, make sure you go SLOWLY, dont rush fiberglassing. If it comes out looking good I will be impressed and surprised





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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by jujumantb
    Seems like a pretty complicated project for your first experience with fiberglass, I'd definitly practice on easier stuff first, but if you insist, make sure you go SLOWLY, dont rush fiberglassing. If it comes out looking good I will be impressed and surprised
    Yeah I always jump into **** I will go slowly, and I'm reading about it as much as I can first, looking at walk throughs and stuff, I have seen the glassman DVD's etc. I'm gonna try to do it with as little modification to my door as possible so that if I do mess it up I didn't dig a hole that I can't get out of



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    Re: Suggestions on door pods

    Quote Originally Posted by bd5034
    5x7 is not 6x9.
    a 6.5" speaker will not fit in a 5x7 location without modification - I've tried.

    I had to do a 5 1/4" comp set on plates to make it fit in 5x7 holes because it was a lease car and permanent mods arent exactly permitted
    Flame eh? thats why i said roughly and ~. Please no unnecessary flame. 4x6 fits 5.25 side note.




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