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    Package Tray rebuild.

    Everyone knows about the rear deck of the car, the self in the back window. So I want to rebuild the rear deck cover (the felt stuff). What type of materials to the manfactures use? I know I need something thin and that will allow the sound to come through. I have to cut holes in the deck covering but I dont want to cut up my original one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberWolf
    Everyone knows about the rear deck of the car, the self in the back window. So I want to rebuild the rear deck cover (the felt stuff). What type of materials to the manfactures use? I know I need something thin and that will allow the sound to come through. I have to cut holes in the deck covering but I dont want to cut up my original one.

    Couple of things you can do....use the original panel fora mold and make a firberglass panel thin enough to work for your needs and slot some holes etc.....you can use a thin piece of wood you find at home depot or lowes to fabricate it too. Get creative. Pretty much anything will work. If you want to go more sturdy for some reason or another even MDF can be made to work.



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    Don't know what you car is like, but on my Olds the "package tray" (official name for the rear deck) is a cardboard sort of material. I used 1/8" Masonite (hardboard) that I got from Home Depot to make a new one. I cut the holes out with a jig saw and routed about 1/32" deep by 1" around the opennings, then I epoxied perforated aluminum sheet on there to make like a grille.

    No rattles or buzzes I have a pic somewhere, if you want to see it.

    The factory fabric on mine was fairly easy to peel off and I reused it, applying a light coat of spray adhesive. If I was to use my own fabric I'd either buy speaker grille cloth from one of the online sources or go to JoAnn Fabrics and look for some apholstery material that comes close. If it's only for rear fill and subs it doesn't need to be super transparent.



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    i would also give my vote to the masonite. It works very well. It's pretty easy to cut. And it's thin. which is a plus especially when you want to see out of your back window still.



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    I too have used the 1/4" hard board to re-do my rear deck. I sandwiched foam padding between it and the metal of the deck. (Metal was sound deadened...of coarse.) I left open a hole in the center that was already in the metal. I counter sunk bolts in it and nuts on the under side. Material matches my trunk...got at Jo-Ann's.



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    So for the tray package I should buy masonite (hard wood) from Home Depot, buy I don't have a jig saw, so what else can I cut it with?
    Sould I cut holes where my speakers are at or just small slits?


    I was looking for a quick fix because I need to make it for a show and then remove it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberWolf
    So for the tray package I should buy masonite (hard wood) from Home Depot, buy I don't have a jig saw, so what else can I cut it with?
    Sould I cut holes where my speakers are at or just small slits?


    I was looking for a quick fix because I need to make it for a show and then remove it.
    It's about the quickest way I know of. Any saw will cut masonite. just make sure the blade is sharp to cut down on chipping. If you mean to vent the subs in the trunk. It's pretty much up to whatever you want to do.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberWolf
    So for the tray package I should buy masonite (hard wood) from Home Depot, buy I don't have a jig saw, so what else can I cut it with?
    Sould I cut holes where my speakers are at or just small slits?


    I was looking for a quick fix because I need to make it for a show and then remove it.
    Hardboard... not hardwood. Masonite is a brand name of hardboard, like Formica is a brand name of plastic laminate.

    Hardboard is kinda like paper layers pressed together. It tends to tear if the tools aren't sharp. You can cut it with a hacksaw or Dremmel tool if you're desparate, but a jigsaw is the way to go. If you cut only slits you might get vibrations that buzz, that's why I did perforated metal for grilles over my speaker cutouts.



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    My speakers are nut and bolted to the hardboard...lost my grills though.



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