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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazeonchevy, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    well i got bored today and because tomorro i get paid and saturday im gonna get a stereo and speakers i decided to make these...:laugh:
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    i should have sanded them more but i didnt feel like it.:o ..but tell me whatcha think! hah. -sam-
     
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    you find them a little intruding into your foot space? I always wanted them in my K5 but figured I'd kick them all the time when I shifted.
     
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    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    its an automatic so its all good. and the emergency brake doesnt work thats why its pushed up all the way but it should clear the box if i do decide to make it work.
     
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    YES, they are DEFINATELY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,homemade:p: :doah: :haha:
     
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    quick reminder put grill covers on them my buddy had some in his 72 super beetle and my brother kicked his brand new pioneer right threw the cone when he got in to the car
    but anywho nice work on the fiberglassing looks alright besides some sanding :P
     
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    ....ass....:crazy:
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    your learning !!:D :p:
     
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    I'll just take those as "in progress pics" the guys around here only seem to like nearly-finished "progress" pics. Heaven forbid stuff still be in the rough....
    I suggest some bondo to fill in the rest, should be easier to play with and sand to make them smooth. Should look good when your done, and I second the grills.
     
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    i was thinking of cutting a whole on the side of the door and putting speakers down there, my truck is 2 loud to hear the speakers behind the bench so ima need more speakers
     
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    yea well i just got tired of working on them.. and due to a lack of sandpaper and $$ i decided to leave them at that stage and paint. when i get paid i can go get more sandpaper and put another coat of bondo on them but i didnt want to put bondo then not be able to sand it so it would look even worse because im not the best at applying that stuff... but if you look at my truck you can see that the whole thing is technically "in progress" but its still rough as hell.. so the box fits right in!!:D
    oh and they are not mounted in any way. theyre just wedged into that plastic molding right above them. they pop in and out. so its not like there gonna stay like that forever. so calm down everyone. as i just wanted to show what i have done. this is my first ever fiberglass job. other than covering a small hole. so give me a BREAK!:p: well I thought they looked pretty damn good for a first try. :(
     
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    looks like the first thing that will get the cut-off wheel when you go to narrow your rig. ;) j/k, some people like some tunes when wheelin...

    j
     
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    Man you guys are harsh tonight. With some bondo and sanding they'll be just fine. Did you nail a speaker ring to some standoffs then staple fiber over it bringing up the rear with some resin and fiberglass sheets or did you use another method?

    -Avery
     
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    They always are. For all the innovativeness of the memebers here, sometimes they can be very close-minded. :rolleyes:
     
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    Probably better looking than what my 1st attept would have been....

    Where in NH Hawkeye?
     
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    i think they look pretty good!!!
     

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