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first off, spare time is very scarce with my work schedule... but this is what i have been doing with the little that i have gotten over the past few weeks.

this is the left kick pannel which i custom made for my car
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile.php?id=139273&toggle=fullsize&f=.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

this is the right kick pannel i made
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they havent been painted yet(hopefully i will get them in the spray boothe this weekend), and i dont have any pics of them in the car yet... but the fit is killer :) . and to answer a few questions, they will hold a 5" mid-range, and a tweeter. yes that gi-normous whole at the top is to house the tweeter, the back of the tweeter cup [I]barely[I/] fits in there. it is massive, and yes i am able to dis-assemble my tweeters B) . perhaps pics of those will come later :) .

just cause im special... here is what your pants will look like after a bit of wet-sanding on filler primer
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile.php?id=139275&toggle=fullsize&f=.jpg][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile.php?id=139275&toggle=fullsize&f=.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

and to answer questions here: yes that is listerine, dirty socks, a watch, some beer, and i like long walks on the beach.

finally, here is a quick pic of my car in its naked glory(she is such a naughty girl)
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile.php?id=139276&toggle=fullsize&f=.jpg][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile.php?id=139276&toggle=fullsize&f=.jpg' alt='' width='640' height='480' class='attach' />[/url]

i have lots of other pics of my car with the interior removed, but i am too lazy to upload them. and as of right now, i am only rolling with a partial interior(no trim, no back seat... only things inside it are the carpet, center console, and the front two seats.

let me know what yall think B) , more updates to come in as projects get completed
 

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lol, this looks very familar....I just made kick pods for my car a few weeks ago and I also tore out my interior as well and put down sound deadener. I'm still working on doing the finishing work on the pods, but I'm moving pretty slow. The pods sound awesome too, excellent imaging and nice crisp mid-bass coming from them.

Nice work!
 

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I don't have any pics of the pods in their current state, but here's a pic of the driverside base mold before the baffle and everything were added:
 

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looks like you made yours kinda small man, your speakers gonna fit on their alllright? also, did you have any problems with resin going through the paper onto your carpet? using paper is highly discouraged with fiberglass because it could soak through and ruin your carpet, plus as the fiberglass sets it actually gets hot enough to set paper on fire :blink: . i have seen it start a small fire once. next time try some tin foil.
 

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Originally posted by hoss@Aug 11 2004, 05:54 AM
looks like you made yours kinda small man, your speakers gonna fit on their alllright? also, did you have any problems with resin going through the paper onto your carpet? using paper is highly discouraged with fiberglass because it could soak through and ruin your carpet, plus as the fiberglass sets it actually gets hot enough to set paper on fire :blink: . i have seen it start a small fire once. next time try some tin foil.
No they weren't small at all, I actually trimmed what you see back some. As I said above, the speakers are already mounted in them. I used MDF for the baffles. There were no problems with the newspaper. There were several layers of paper down and most of that had several layers of masking tape underneath it. I also didn't use as much catalyst on the first layer as it recommends which kept the curing temp down. As long as you aren't sloppy, and use caution, paper works fine.
 

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the kick pannels are made out of fiberglass. i laid down the fiberglass matte to make the molds of the floor, then used wood trim rings to make the speaker baffles, stretched fleece accross them to make the shape, and then re-inforced with another layer of matte on the top. then i filled all the holes and imperfections and put down some primer :) . not too hard to do, just a bit time consuming. the only reason they have taken me so long to fabricate is because by the time i get home for work i only have an hour or two to work on them before i am asleep...

if anyone wants a pair of kick pannels or any fiberglass work done, i can do it for virtually any gen 4. just contact me :)

glad to see people like them.
 
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