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Bobbytwonames

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Just now picked her up! 1965 VW Sunroof Beetle. I'm sure that some people will be ripping on it. I don't have too many friends on here, so, it is what it is. I added some sound deadening pics. She doesn't rattle, even a little.
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Shoot, I thought that I would get a lot of negative responses to my build. A 65' beetle without a backseat. 4,050 rms on a 95 amp alternator. I tried my damdest.
 

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Shoot, I thought that I would get a lot of negative responses to my build. A 65' beetle without a backseat. 4,050 rms on a 95 amp alternator. I tried my damdest.
Depending how hard you push it and for how long even stock electrical all around may be fine. With ample battery you can run a lot more off of stock alternator.

I'd have liked to see the door pods upholstered to match the interior. If they're easily removable I bet a custom upholstery shop could do that quick and cheap.

Not sure why you're always so desperate for our approval though. You're the one that has to drive it/listen to it. If you throw in your favorite CD and it puts a smile on your face you're doing it right.
 

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Sweet ride .. I like how sorta vintage meets new ...
 

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Depending how hard you push it and for how long even stock electrical all around may be fine. With ample battery you can run a lot more off of stock alternator.

I'd have liked to see the door pods upholstered to match the interior. If they're easily removable I bet a custom upholstery shop could do that quick and cheap.

Not sure why you're always so desperate for our approval though. You're the one that has to drive it/listen to it. If you throw in your favorite CD and it puts a smile on your face you're doing it right.
I made the door pods with three layers of 1" MDF. I wanted them gloss black (piano black) like the rest of the car. My seats are also black and I have black floor mats (not pictured). I just wanted to show pictures of my build after I finished it. Not looking for any ones approval. I actually thought people would be ripping on it.
 

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I made the door pods with three layers of 1" MDF. I wanted them gloss black (piano black) like the rest of the car. My seats are also black and I have black floor mats (not pictured). I just wanted to show pictures of my build after I finished it. Not looking for any ones approval. I actually thought people would be ripping on it.
I like the speaker pods ..the black matches the car nicely . How do those Pioneer Horn tweeters sound ?
 

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I like the speaker pods ..the black matches the car nicely . How do those Pioneer Horn tweeters sound ?
I like them. I'm running them with two channels of a DS800X4, so, 200 watts each. They are definitely turned down. Sensitivity is 100db. I paired them with AB VFL65MB midbass drivers in the door pods on the other two channels. I have a set of Pioneer Pro 6.5" midrange (50Hz-18kHz) on the rear deck on a DS250X2.
 

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Its actually kinda cool. But yeah those door pods look like a set of bookshelf speakers
 
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I like them. I'm running them with two channels of a DS800X4, so, 200 watts each. They are definitely turned down. Sensitivity is 100db. I paired them with AB VFL65MB midbass drivers in the door pods on the other two channels. I have a set of Pioneer Pro 6.5" midrange (50Hz-18kHz) on the rear deck on a DS250X2.
I'd love to hear it ..I'm sure its definitely loud and clear
 

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Its actually kinda cool. But yeah those door pods look like a set of bookshelf speakers
Yeah they'd look really nice in a home theater setting as well .
 

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Its actually kinda cool. But yeah those door pods look like a set of bookshelf speakers
Not much else I could really do by myself. I'm not an expert with fiberglass. The speakers are pretty much in an enclosure. I just poked holes in the door panels for the speaker wires.
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Nothing wrong with them ..its much better having the satisfaction of doing something yourself....and enjoying the results ...
 
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Nothing wrong with them ..its much better having the satisfaction of doing something yourself....and enjoying the results ...
A piano black finish on MDF takes a lot of steps. Basically, have to put filler on the whole pod to start with. Then, sand, primer, filler, primer, sand, primer, sand (600 grit). Paint, wet sand (600) paint, wet sand (1,000), paint, wet sand (1200), paint, wet sand (1500). Then, clear, wet sand (1000), clear, wet sand (1200), clear, wet sand (1500) then two coats of clear to finish. The process is no joke. At least, the midbass and tweets are in little enclosures. Only a hole big enough for the speakers wires to come through the back of the door panel.
 

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I bet she rattles like a sumbitch. Looks nice though. Did you do the restoration? Factory engine? There's an old bug in my area that has a scubaroo boxer in it.
 

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A piano black finish on MDF takes a lot of steps. Basically, have to put filler on the whole pod to start with. Then, sand, primer, filler, primer, sand, primer, sand (600 grit). Paint, wet sand (600) paint, wet sand (1,000), paint, wet sand (1200), paint, wet sand (1500). Then, clear, wet sand (1000), clear, wet sand (1200), clear, wet sand (1500) then two coats of clear to finish. The process is no joke. At least, the midbass and tweets are in little enclosures. Only a hole big enough for the speakers wires to come through the back of the door panel.
Probably as much work as fiberglass....
 

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I bet she rattles like a sumbitch. Looks nice though. Did you do the restoration? Factory engine? There's an old bug in my area that has a scubaroo boxer in it.
Doesn't rattle at all. The entire car is sound deadened. Under the hood, under the dash, and even the wood roof slats are padded.
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