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continued from https://www.ecoustics.com/electronics/forum/car-audio/459973.html

alright got alot done today. so here it goes. pictures and descriptions. lol.

first i laid out all the stuff i am going to be using.
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polyester fleece i bought from the fabric store. it works great with polyester resin.
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now i position the mdf ring in place using bars and hot glue gun. the hot glue gun works great in this situation. since the floor of the pod isn't perfect flat, the hot glue will ooze in to the gaps.
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now i wrap the fleece over the ring. i use spray glue on the backside of the pod and stick the fleece on it. then i pull it tight and spray glue on the other side to hold it in place.
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finally i mix up some resin and start applying to the fleece. i only apply up to the edges. i don't want to resin the back side. once it cures, i will cut the excess fabric out with a knife.

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i still need to sand it and apply some duraglass and body filler to make it as perfect as possible. alots of sanding to do. once that is all done, i will wrap it with black vinyl to match the rest of the door panel.

stay tuned for part 3.......
 

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Nice Chadly.
 

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nice Chad, the shape does indeed look perfect. Your learning very well. How much did the fleece take up? did it take up more than 12oz of resin each pod?
 

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12oz was perfect berny. i just went to the garage to check up on it and its already curing. still giving off heat so its not complete but its getting there. it is hard as a rock. lol.
 

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Freakin lucky :-).
 

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yeah. lol. i think i can mount it tomorow to see how it sounds. the imaging is going to be sick.

then sunday i'll take it out and we'll apply some body filler and all that good stuff.

pizza on me again man. lol.
 

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Awesome

This forum needs more threads like this one.
 

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thanks zac.
 

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"This forum needs more threads like this one."

I completely agree. Very nice work Chad!
 

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"This forum needs more threads like this one."

You will see more Zac, don't trip :D.
 

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Yep going to do my back door this weekend.
Looking food Chad....
 

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lol really Gus? Is that why you plan on coming down on Sunday? If so awesome, make sure you bring the dremel. Email me if your serious so I know what we need, bc I don't want to run all over the town again.
 

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that would be awesome gus. since i'll be done with most of it, we can work on your back door panel.
 

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"Looking food Chad...."

^^lol

but dang that pod is coming along and looking good chad.
 

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the only negative i have is you should have beveled the rings so you did not have a harsh edge..

looking good tho :-)
 

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You always have something negative to say Kevin, haha. I remember what your kick pods looked like and nobody gave you sh1t :-(
 

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the edges on my pods were rounded to make the edge smooth.. only thing i skipped on was sanding them completely so when the vinyl went on it looked kind of tacky.. was in a hurry to have them in for the show that weekend and well when you rush things they don't come out as well

my pods were mediocre.. i half@ssed em and got what i put into them.. overall its a good learning experience..

take your time and do things right the first time.. never rush lol
 

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He can fix the edge you're talking about with filler though. I guess he could have saved himself some time had they been beveled to begin with.
 

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kevin its okay the edges are like that. the mid grill is 6 inches in diameter and goes right along the edge. so when the speaker is on, you won't even see the edge. i purpose made the speaker like that rather than flush mounting it so it will match the woofer that is mounted on the outside of the door panel as well.

wait til you see the finished product.
 

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btw thanks guys.
 

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your up early as hell chad. how are the pods? do they feel sturdy as hell? You should put on the doors and take pictures.
 

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i will tonight. i am getting ready for work now berny. lol.
 

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looks good Chad
 

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Sweet job, dude.
 

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Berny, Chad i am just fuking with you guys. I'll do my back door Next month. What do you guys have plan for sunday? what time?
 

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Dang Chad You and Berny do some good work! can't wait to see finished product!!! I love working with fiberglass! You can make anything with it! What kind of tape was that you used it tape panel off?? I do a lot of pods I like the clear shiny tape the best, the resin doesn't stick to it at all! Here's a tip!! shhhhh!! don't tell anyone! ha ha ha The post office gives it for free you just go in tell them you need boxes and tape, or on there website you can order it. they think your going to be spending money shipping with them and it's all a write off to them. Also make sure to wear a mask when working with the resin's, I like the smell but it's not worth the health risk, went had me MRI's re-done 3 day's ago I got 2 nodules in my right lung and 1 in my liver, don't know if it's from chemicals or not so just be careful!
 

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thanks man. also thanks for the tips. i'll remember that for next time. i think ima do a sub box and amp rack later. its fun working with fiberglass.
 

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oh and we used 3m painter's tape. the one with the best stickiness.
 

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chad, fiberglass is fun.. before you know it youll be making some oddball stuff lol
 

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yeah it is. but its an expensive hobby.
 

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And it's paying off well.
 

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You can get it cheaper if you by it by the 5 gallon container thats how I get it!
 

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How much would that be?
 

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Those are looking too wicked. You sure you made those? lol. Nice Job. Your inspirering me to make some now.. But where to mount them.
 

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Dope, man. Finally you've posted with progress; not just talk. lol


"Chad's door pods"... "I'm going to start some door pods sometime later."
 

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what do you think guys? i think its a real good fit. just imagine the pod wrapped in black vinyl. it will look sweet.


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i have a newb question for yA CHAD. since i know nothing of fiberglassing and what not, but how do you get the pod on the door permentantly? screw it from the inside? glue?
 

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what drivers are U using?
 

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That is gunna look BADASS Chad. I cant wait to see the end result.
 

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hunter, i have pre-drilled 3 holes. one for the cable and the other 2 for the bolts. it will bolt on to the panel. also i will put a 2 sided tape along side the bottom where it meets the pockets on my panel. that will hold it in place.

marc, i have a mmats 3 way. the pod is for the mid. the woofer will go on my stock location and the tweeters will go on my sail.

staven, i can't wait either. lol. it looks sick. the picture doesn't do it justice. lol.
 

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Lookin' forward to seeing it done, man.
 

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yeah me too.

i am done for now until i get to berny's on sunday. then we gonna use body filler to smooth everything out so i can cover it with vinyl.

in the meantime, i am dying to hear how it sounds so ima just mount it as is tomorow night. that way i can listen to it until the weekend. by sunday or monday, i will have it all done. in fact gonna go buy some vinyl this weekend.
 

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looks great chad
 

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thanks daniel.
 

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getting this thing done pretty quick :-)
 

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Hey Chad what drivers are going in there 5 1/4's? It looks kinda shallow to me.. Polo.
 

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yeah. its not that shallow polo. before i wrap it, i put the speaker in there to see. plenty of clearence. its a lot deeper than it appears in the picture.
 

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looking good guys.
 

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Must be nice having warm temps to do all this! To cold here or I would have had everything done, sucks...Polo.
 

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Hey Chad those 3 way Mmasts are going to sound amazing. Polo it isn't that warm only like 80
 

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yea can't complain about the weather polo. lol. especially when the girls are starting walk around in short jean shorts. lol.
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