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    '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    I got payed $200 up front + more once it's finished to do some easy work on my friend's uncle's caddy. He wants me to fiberglass some door pods, run all the wires, and simply install it all. I just started a couple days ago.

    Door panels I'm working on:


    Tapped up and ready to glass:


    After one layers:


    Pulled it off the panel and ripped off the tap:



    Here are the speakers going in them:



    They're boston acoustics. I'm not sure what model, but they're old and probably used. They'll sound good though. I don't have the tweets yet, but they're bostons too.

    I know what you're thinking, what's up with all the teaser pics and no pr0n? Well, I did all that work today and yesterday. Then I'm going out of town for a couple days, then I've have 4 days to finish them (deadline). So you'll get the goods soon enough.

    Like I said, I'll be getting around $200 for them (at least), tell me if you think this is a fair deal.
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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    $200 is decent.

    You could do something more eficient for yourself and look really good in the end if you just popped out the existing grill, mounted a ring to it, stretch polyester material over it, resined that, then strengthened that and popped the grill back in the door.
    5 hours and $200 in your pocket.





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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    That would look like azz.

    I take pride in my work, I want this done right. I'm going to do it exaclty how I did mine, they look perfect and still do a year later.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by dbornotdb
    $200 is decent.

    You could do something more eficient for yourself and look really good in the end if you just popped out the existing grill, mounted a ring to it, stretch polyester material over it, resined that, then strengthened that and popped the grill back in the door.
    5 hours and $200 in your pocket.
    i was gonna mention the same thing

    That would look like azz.

    I take pride in my work, I want this done right. I'm going to do it exaclty how I did mine, they look perfect and still do a year later.
    IMO i think the grill method would look justas good, also much mich easier to constrruct and assmeble and much quicker,i dont think its half asses at all

    my opinion anyways



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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    No, the grill is way too small to fit a 6 1/2" speaker + tweets in there. Trust me.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomniac119

    I take pride in my work, I want this done right. I'm going to do it exaclty how I did mine, they look perfect and still do a year later.




    I guess your right. I like to half *** all my stuff and rip off all my customers.


    Not once did I say the way you were doing it was wrong. I mentioned a faster way that turns out great to save you time which equals money.





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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Insomniac119
    No, the grill is way too small to fit a 6 1/2" speaker + tweets in there. Trust me.


    Ok.
    Looking at the panel, it looked like they would fit.
    Thats is all.





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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    If I wanted to make them fit, I could. But I would have to angle the speakers down so that they're not sticking out in a weird way, or at least verticle. And the guy wants them angled up.

    dbornotdb: I didn't mean it that way. I've seen your work, good stuff. This is my first time doing something like this for someone other than myself, so I'm just kinda paranoid about doing them right instead of what's easy.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    UPDATE!

    Cut out the fiberglass molds (tossed alot of the mold I thought I wanted but decided I didn't), made some baffles and mounted them-


    Streched some fleece over it and got to work-


    And yes, those are tea pots on the fleece . Should ad a couple db's-


    And this is after 3 layers of glass-


    I just finished oh...half an hour ago. I've been working all day and all yesterday in 105-110*F weather, not fun. Tommarow is bondo and sanding time Yay! At least I'm getting payed.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Looks good mang.



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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    o-tay!




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Oh, BTW, the tweets will be flush mounted. And the fiberglass work looks kinda rough, but I was rushed. Air grinder/bondo is my friend.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by dbornotdb

    I mentioned a faster way that turns out great to save you time which equals money.
    That may be true in your case, but not mine.

    The better the finished product looks, the more money he's going to pay me. So insead of saved time = more money, it's more like more time spent = more money . See what I mean?

    It also depends on how drunk he is when he rights the check, lawl.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    And here is today's work

    After they hardened overnight, I sanded them down a little. Far from smooth, but a good start-



    And then I got started on the bondoing-



    And that's all I did today. It doesn't look like much, but I worked my *** off. I have to sand all the bondo smooth tommarow and wrap in in some kind of fabric. Bottem line: they have to be done by the end of the next day.




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    Re: '89 Eldorado fiberglass door pods (pics)

    holy mess of bondo! Hopefully you are using some extremely sandable stuff or you'll be at that for hours just getting the big bumps out. But looks good so far, kinda hard to judge until they are complete





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