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Old Mon 16th January 2017, 09:45 AM
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If you come across an L series sedan they have speaker plates in the rear parcel shelf. These migh help you with the mounting of your speakers in the door.

The next time I'm at m&d's I'll have a look at one I've got in the paddock - you're welcome to them for the cost of postage if you want them.

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That's alright I should be able to get by, I've cut the holes in all the doors so just need some MDF speaker mounting rings and modify the door cards.

This weekend I've been working on the boot floor so I can make a start on the fiberglass sub box. The boot/carpet needs to be at it's finished dimensions before I start laying the fiberglass. The floor got the resomat sound deadening treatment, then I cut a piece of 7mm plywood shaped to fit the floor around the wheel tubs to give me a nice flat solid floor surface. The plywood then has some marine grade charcoal heavy duty carpet glued onto it. I still need to put some thicker foam underlay under the plywood to stop it rattling around but so far it looks great

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Old Sun 22nd January 2017, 11:41 PM
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Looks neat mate. The speaker box wrapped in the marine carpet will look tops once it's done

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Looking good, although you'll need to 'revitalise' the plastic / vinyl to match the rest of your build ...

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Impressive attention to detail throughout the whole project... It's so satisfying to watch this coming together over time!
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Old Thu 26th January 2017, 01:51 PM
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Cheers fellas! I too am enjoying this new found progress, since I sorted out my door wiring grommets.

Bantum - yeah all the plastics will get the VHT vinyl/plastic dye treatment. I've done a few test pieces on the hard plastics and am impressed with the results. The rear seat is getting re-upholstered to match the front seats, and hopefully I can get the back done in the same marine carpet as the boot so when the seat is down flat it looks like one floor

If you like detail you might like this little teaser - I've wrapped my first bit of the loom (under the rear seat, mainly speaker and window wires) hopefully you can see my cable securing system. I've said it once and I'll say it again, I LOVE riv-nuts




Oh and I know this isn't interior related but I just had to post a pic of my newest aquisition - a massive thanks to JP147 for this one.


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Here's a little progress report for the last few weeks - I've got all the speakers mounted solid in the doors, now have to sort out the door cards to go over the speakers. Not sure what I'm going to do yet but there will be some customization of the door cards.

Also a couple of pics of the beginnings of my sub woofer box for the boot. That wooden thing I threw together wasn't really that great, plus I couldn't think of a way to make the backside of the box so it would be sealed. So I'm going the fiberglass route - using the car itself as the mold for the woofer box Just got the backside done today with a few layers of chopped strand mat and polyester resin (that stuff stinks!) Should be able to pop it out tomorrow and trim the excess, will probably need one more layer on the inside to make it really solid. I really liked the look of this method as once it's done it looks like it's supposed to be there, and uses up every possible bit of space for the internal volume of the box.

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Then just slather the goo and glass right over the top of it
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Actually scratch that - the resin set nice and hard in a few hours so I couldn't resist







This is going to be awesome
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Nice work Sam, can I suggest you coat the outside of the enclosure in some sort of rubber (your choice of the type) to stop vibration.

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Yeah you're right I should put something on the outside, at least on the backside where it's up against the hard plastic. Trouble is I don't want to make it too thick or it won't fit so perfectly anymore

Some more progress today on the box - went and bought some more resin and gave the insides another couple of layers of glass mat to strengthen it some more. Then got the speaker mounting ring about where I wanted it and secured it in mid air with dowels cut to length and hot glue (that stuff sticks amazingly well to polyester fiberglass!) Also while I was out this morning went and found some spandex at the textile shop. I stapled the fabric around the mounting ring and then stretched it over to the edge of the box all the way round and secured it with hot glue again. This gives a nice natural flowing shape to the front side (in theory) Soaking the fabric in resin will turn it into a hard shell, which I can then lay more fiberglass over to finish the box. I'll cut it out inside the mounting ring later.



This thing is going to look the bomb when it's done! Annoyingly I got some creases in the fabric due to my poor stretching technique - not too much of a drama since it will be glassed over.
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