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    fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    has anyone done it?, i'm tryin to figure out how i'd do it, not alot of room to work with, i want the mounts to be about 2-3 inches from the top of the pillar, fired towards the driver/passenger, just curious if its been done, and how and where would i mount the sticks (dow rods) and how do they attach to the trim rings, etc, anyone just got any general info, i'd like to take this on in the next few weeks, along with tweeding my door panels....the pillars will be covered in black tweed when i finish them too...thanks for the help







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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?




    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    what ya need pics of? the pillars as they stand now...lol i haven't touched em yet....




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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdime98
    what ya need pics of? the pillars as they stand now...lol i haven't touched em yet....
    yeah pics of the pillars would be nice.



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

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    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    this is the best i can do...lol can't tell much about it with black, and then the pic of it in place in the truck, its so dark, and my truck is facin the neighbors house and my flash aimed right at em, so i didn't take too many pics there...lol







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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    find out where you want them.
    drill hole for wire to pass through.
    hot glue flush/angle cup in place.
    either stretch fleece, resin/glass over cup, and/or apply bondo.
    sand smooth.
    prime.
    paint.




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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    www.hzemall.com ... look at the left and go to the honda tweeter pods... and also check out on the right... the lincoln town car... he did a nice tweeter install on the a-pillars in that car



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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slody4Futbol
    www.hzemall.com ... look at the left and go to the honda tweeter pods... and also check out on the right... the lincoln town car... he did a nice tweeter install on the a-pillars in that car
    thats a sweet site, thanks for the help, thanks everyone else too..




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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    I'd advise against using fleece, it's a little too thick for such a small project. A plain t-shirt plus a layer of mat/cloth would be just fine.



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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gauntlet
    I'd advise against using fleece, it's a little too thick for such a small project. A plain t-shirt plus a layer of mat/cloth would be just fine.
    although its called fleecing, don't you use like a spandex polyester type material? it would seem to me that a t-shirt would be thicker and a lil harder to manage than that...?




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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    to be quite honest. i woudlnt even fleece\cloth or apply any fiberglass at all.

    its certainly not a load bearing structure, just a 'beauty panel' to cover the Apillar.

    just get some kittyhair, sand down the A pillar, and clean it of any dust. hot-glue the tweetercup in place (remove the tweet) - then mix your kittyhair, and apply it in a smooth blob around the tweeter cup, and smooth it out with your fingers (using latex gloves of course) and feather the edges enough to ensure good sanding.

    sand it down, throw a layer of extra light bodyfiller on after you sand up to 80~120grit sandpapaer and it looks how you want it. then sand with some really high-grit to smooth that layer of light bodyfiller until ultra smooth and all pinholes and low spots are filled. grab some matte grey spraypaint that matches your interior (SEM makes great paint products), spray from 10~20 inches to get desired paint texture. then give a last normal coat, and dry.

    install tweeter carefully, run wire, install Apillar back in car.

    beautiful.




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    Re: fiberglassing around tweeters on a-pillar?

    You can use just about anything that will absorb the resin...most fleece is pretty thick, so it will absorb a lot of resin and wind up being very thick. A t-shirt or a thin type of fabric won't be as big.



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