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    tweeters in a-pillars

    I have an `03 GMC Sierra. I setup Focal components on it. What I'm having trouble with is my tweeters. I had planned to flush them low into the a-pillar trim plastics similar to the GM trucks with stock Bose systems. Of course after cutting one, I found that there isn't enough clearance before metal for them to be flush. They stick out a bit.

    I've been looking for some replacement trim pieces that have the spot for the Bose tweeter since I know it comes outward a bit, and I think it'd work. Problem is, so far I can only find them at the dealer, and GM wants like $110 each for them because they only sell them loaded with the tweets.

    So, my question is how do you guys usually handle this? Do you smooth some glass around it to make it look natural, or what? And how much does that kind of thing cost?



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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    if the tweet came with a flush mount cup which it probalbly did cut a hole and mold the flush mount cup on the pillar with some body filler sand and finish however you please






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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    yeah something that small will be fine with some filler




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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    Quote Originally Posted by Worlddre View Post
    if the tweet came with a flush mount cup which it probalbly did cut a hot and mold the flush mount cup on the pillar with some body filler sand and finish however you please
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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    oh wee tweeters pods, I love making those!




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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    I have the flush mount cup mounted in the tops of my door panel and there is a VERY small gap from where the curve of my door panel does not match with the flcuh mount cup that is flat. If I use the body filler to fill it in what would I use to Paint it or should it even be painted?



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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    You could try heating the edge of the tweeter cup and bending it to contour to the shape of the panel. Worked for me a couple times.




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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    ive tried finding them on ebay forever, just isnt happening lol ive seen one and it sold for 13 shipped and they didnt have the other.....Dealer will end up being easiest maybe a salvage yard




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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    There is enough room there you may just have to work a little bit on placement. I"m attaching a picture of my tweeter in my A-pillar there is some glass work done and it has been wrapped in factory headliner material. I'm sorry I don't have a better picture, I will try and get one and post it here for you. The area around the tweeter was built up slightly with fiberglass and smoothed to transition smoothly into the a-pillar. You don't need to make it perfect if you decide to wrap it.




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    Re: tweeters in a-pillars

    There's a pretty decent how-to article on mounting tweeter cups and blending them into the a-pillars in the latest issue of CA&E. Might be a good reference point for you.



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