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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Don't buy a cheap jigsaw. I think Bosch has a 6.5A jigsaw for $100 or so and it's got manual scroll control and a light. There's one model that Bosch has that uses the motor's fan to blow chips out of the way too.
    i have the $25 black and decker and ive put it through hell, ive cut .250" hardened aluminum with it and it still runs like a champ. I got it at the depot.

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    maybe after this paycheck (or with b-day money hahaha)

    i still have to check to see if i can borrow my stepdads miter saw (also cuts at up to 45 degree angles), along with belt sander, and router (with a circle jig to cut it out) that way i can just get it done cheap lol

    maybe ill buy a scroll saw next month or sumthin haha

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    after seeing the door frame, I stand by my original post. You will get a much better fit and finish with composites..

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    thats what im thinking too... gonna pick some glass and resin up prolly friday before class in the morning then come home and glass those...

    now while were on this subject, my A-Pillars. i can think of 2 options, first is fiberglass new A-pillars (all glass) and then custom mount tweets in the fiberglass, second option would be hit up a junkyard and see about getting some old A-pillars off a junked neon and putting holes into that for the tweets

    i personally think the fiberglass will work better since i can custom create the tweet mounting spots, but the junkyard option would look more OEM when done (well at least until i sanded/primed/painted the glass lol)... also i cant figure out howto mount them (i will post pics of them tomorrow so you can see what im talking about)

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    If some downtime on your a-pillars doesnt bother you, I dont see why you need to waste money on a 2nd set. Furthermore you are right on the money imho about the glass on the pillars. The best way to get it done is to route out some mdf for the tweeter rings. Then support them to the a pillar with dowel rods, stretch material over the a pillar, staple and glue it down. glass that and sand prime paint.

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    ok i was thinkin about that also (weather i should use rings and dowls or just glass em in), now i wanna keep it looking OEM so to do that im thinking, glass some A-Pillar replica's then cut out where i want the tweet (which btw should i use the supplied mounting hardware? or just mount the actual tweeter?) and angleing and such, then glass like a "pillar pod" type looking place for the tweet to mount into....

    now my only problem or question is how do i secure it to the vehicle? the factory uses clip type things (ill get pictures in a few hrs) but i cant really do that on these so any ideas on secureing them? the bottom is held in at the dash and you cant even take the plastic out with the dash still in so that can be easily secured. the top however (and middle which should be secured also since the tweet will be kind of close to the middle of the pillar but a lil below it) uses these stupid clippy things that clip INTO the door.... ill post pics of what im talkin about today (gotta goto school first tho blah)

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    What kind of tweets are you working with?
    Some Tweets have a screwhole on the back with some hardware for you to get clamping force reminiscent of an anchor bolt.

    If you dont have any way to mount it conventionally, You can always use some type of strong glue to secure it in place. Physically holding the tweet in place shouldnt really be a concern because they dont really need to be braced much.

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    happen to be the CDT ES-620 comp set (i think they are model TW-25 however i might be mistaken)

    and yes the plastic mounts they came with have i think 3 different surface mounting options that have the screw hole

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    I personally always go with the semi flush mount they supply. Always looks sweet to me, Please take pics when you get it all done it should be sweet

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    http://www.able-audio.com/products/rings.php

    Simple and not too expensive if you don't want to mess with it yourself.

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