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    Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Before i started designing the sound system for my E150 the first thing i did was remove ALL of the door panels so i could see how well the doors were insulated, the only thing that separated the door skin from the inside of the van was the thin door panel itself, started thinking about best way to insulate the doors from both temperature and sound then realized several cans of that expanding spray foam would do wonders for both, this spray foam is runny until it cures so stuff some cardboard inside the door to keep the foam from spilling out, i used as much spray foam as i could in each door filling up the entire void in most places and just leaving enough room for the windows to operate and the speaker to fit, the foam is 4 - 5 inches thick in some places and 2 - 3 inches thick in others but none of the 6 door panels vibrate with the music on, it sounds almost as good from the outside as it does from the inside..
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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Wow.




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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    What an idiot you just ruined that set of doors



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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Water drainage from rain or washing pooling at the bottom of doors if foamed too well may be an issue maybe not.




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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Hope you never have to take those panels off ever.




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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Dear haters, please be patient as there is so much more to hate me for ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    Hope you never have to take those panels off ever.
    why, do you think the door panels are glued on or something ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    What an idiot you just ruined that set of doors
    what's the big deal, did you want to buy my doors or something... Idiot



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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Quote Originally Posted by gstokes View Post
    Dear haters, please be patient as there is so much more to hate me for ..

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    Elaborate



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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Quote Originally Posted by gstokes View Post
    Dear haters, please be patient as there is so much more to hate me for ..

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    why, do you think the door panels are glued on or something ?
    Id like to know more about your experiment and see pics of what you did?




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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    20 pages thread coming up




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    Quote Originally Posted by gstokes View Post
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    why, do you think the door panels are glued on or something ?
    Perhaps I'm not understanding precisely where this foam went. In for pics.




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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    That's not the route I would have taken, but I suppose it would still be an improvement over untreated doors



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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Rainwater runs into the doors around the gaskets on the windows so if you have sealed up the drains in the bottom of your doors you will have a lot of problems in the future. Those problems will include humidity that will damage your speakers and make the windows hard to roll up and down as well as just generally promoting rust.

    If you didn't seal those holes then no problem. Although, I'm not sure how good your midbass response will be by eliminating most of the cabinet the speakers are in.

    I'd really like to see some pictures if you have them.



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    Re: Poor Boys Sound Control..

    Quote Originally Posted by Da64u View Post
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    All in due time, cheers...



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