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    Door pods

    Been making these for years, thought it was about time I made some for myself
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    You just got to post a lot more pictures and informatoin about this stuff.

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    hi Cris

    I used to fit and build large audio systems in cars many years ago..

    I never had a car myself tho because at that time I lived in the UK and didnt need one (londoner see...)

    I now reside in NJ USA, and here you must have a car.

    3 years ago my wife gave me a 3.8l EFI taurus, a 92 with a complete engine rebuild, a very good car but it needed bodywork.

    So Ive been restoring it, I have gotten about half way through the paint job (house of kolor with kameleon pearls) and have been beefing the engine...

    The audio system is the latest, but Im really under the hammer to get it all done because I start work in a few weeks and would really like to get it all completed before I do so, so that means I dont really have the time to document the process..

    Ill give a brief explanation as most of it is hard work sanding and shaping...

    Basically I mapped out a set of circles, one that would just about hold the 6.5" mid and one that would allow the tweeter to be countersunk (with a small edge around it).

    I then added half an inch all the way around and mapped that as the bottom plate, each one was then cut from 3/4 inch MDF.

    I then used a plug cutter and cut 8 5/8 wooden plugs, these were then drill pressed and placed between the 2 MDF circle maps to lift it enough to hold the mid without needing to cut the door panel (very important to me, I want to restore this car not cut holes in it )

    Then the 1/4 inch seem that was created by the plugs sitting between the 2 maps was filled with liquid nails.

    Once that set the whole edge (with a slight tilt) was filled in using 3 stages of bondo filler.

    The tweeter hole was cut in using a holesaw in the drillpress.

    Then I used a small sanding wheel like grinder attatchment in a dremel and basically carved it into shape, a very long and complicated process.

    They took me about 9 hours from start to finish, I was going to paint them but I cant be arsed putting in all the sanding work, so Ive ordered some black leather hide offcuts

    Ill post pics of the finished article

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    nice. look forward to seeing the finished product.
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    Here's the other one minus any speakers

    Got some awesome news tonight.. a pal of mine back home who scouts for audio systems managed to find me a late 90's clif designs sub..

    This particular sub was worth an absolute mint.. its ex demo, brand new and boxed..

    Sod it, Im getting out the fibre glass and going sick on the trunk install, must order about 10 rolls of dynamat, I *****ING HATE RATTLES.
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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

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    That's so sweet. Any more pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    That's so sweet. Any more pics?
    Yep

    I ordered some black lamb hide, it's cheaper than cowhide and thinner and easier to shape..

    However, like all leather (so Im learning) it needs to be dampened before you can tool it, which is worrying..

    MDF + water = expanded tampon.

    So Ive got out the rustoleum and am going to add a few coats of paint to them to stop them from taking in water..

    It doesnt look very pretty, but it gets the job done..

    Let me stick some batteries in the camera
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

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    and some after
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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

    http://www.fruitsim.com/killer.jpg

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    I just found this and thought it might help anyone wanting to make pods.

    I mapped it out on a piece of card using a compass to draw circles..

    Bear in mind that it had a larger stencil around it that was for the bottom parts of the pods, but once they were mapped onto the wood it was trimmed off to reduce the template for the top pieces.

    Note how I have centre points marked to draw from and a centre line, these come in very handy when lining things up later on
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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

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