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Gonna start my side panels this weekend and need help.

Discussion in 'Audio' started by MudFrog, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    First off I need to know what type of board I should use for my side panels. Plywood, that medium density fiber board? I need something strong and somewhat water proof. If I have to treat the wood that is fine, I just need to know the best / most inexpensive route.

    Secondly, where can I pick up some of the Felt cover? Do I need to go to the local audio place or does anyone else carry it?

    Thridly, what do I need to do to keep vibrations down? Right now I have a 10" sub and the vibes are pretty bad in the rear. I think that has to do with my top though.

    Anyone have any other suggestions to make the process smooth and easy? I'm open for any comments.

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  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    on my side panels, I used 1/4" ply. Cut to fit. Then I used a sanding sealer...lots of coats to make sure it wouldnt rot away on me. Lastly, I spray painted the things and then covered them (hello staples) with simple vinyl from a fabric store. So far they have worked great for me. Pics on webshots...

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  3. solowookie

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    get a piece of paneling, you know that stuff on the walls of trailers? you the back side out, and paint &amp; everything else sticks to it easily. pretty durable stuff, and easier to work with then wood.

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  4. Confederate9

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    hey man,
    i used MDF board on mine. then i painted them w. oil paint, then i covered them w. poly urithane clear coat
    they are VERY water resistant, i wouldnt say water proof, but water doesnt mess them up!

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  5. ChevyCaGal

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    I used 3/8 inch wide ply wood for mine and painted them with duplicolor coating... worked good thus far!

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  6. BlueKnight

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    Ok for lightenss and Strength used Birch plywood. It is a dead ringning wood so rattles are rare. It is much lighter than particle baord and mdf. My second choice would be MDF. heavy but strong but you need to put some thompsons water seal on them as well Blazers back there sweat alot. Wood doesnt last long. P.S. Birch is expensive but worth it.

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  7. Strahan

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    How did you attach the panels to the truck, used the stock screw locations? I'd have thought with thicker material being used there may be problems. Do you have dimensions for your panels by any chance?
     

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