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    Hi all,
    I am in my first stage of installation and I am redesigning the interior of my car to custom fit all my components to make the interior look like it was done by a professional. Does anyone know where I could find some documentation on making panels or speaker pods for the doors. I have experimented somewhat and am very pleased with my work so far but I am using existing panels in the car and modifying them with fiberglass and bondo. I want to be able to create a mold and create the panels from scratch. I have an example pic below of what I have done. I want to know how the pros do it.

    The first image is the front view. There is a cutout for the 5.6" TFT screen. Under the screen are the cutouts for the pioneer slot load DVD rom. The second panel is for the air conditioning controls. I had to move the air conditioning controls from the top panel to make room for the DVD rom. The second air control panel is a disaster cause the actual panel is made of a different plastic(possibly a combination of rubber/hard vinal). This different plastic didn't bond with the fiberglass enamel or the bondo. So now I want to make a mold of this piece and create it from scratch out of fiberglass or something.

    this second image is a view of the back side of the pieces.

    Does anyone know someplace on the web or a book site where I could school myself on this type of construction?

    [ 07-23-2001: Message edited by: Gabriel ]
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    that looks friggin awesome! I think you are doing pretty darn well without any documentation.

    Anyway, to answer your quiestion, you can use the original peices and make molds out of plaster to fabricate new peices. A friend of mine did that with carbon fiber and it worked quite nicely (and its much harder to work with CF I'm told)
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    Dude that looks freaking awesome. I cannot wait to see everything installed.
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    Well I have good news. I have several videos that talk about this very thing. If you are willing to detail your efforts in a series of articles for my website I will lend you the videos. All you will have to pay is the return shipping. You can mail me at [email protected]

    That looks awesome by the way.

    Thanks,

    John
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