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kbar 01-02-2012 09:55 PM

custom sound bar/head liner
 
Ok so I took the headliner idea from this post http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...p-mod-1305553/

and then decided to make a sound bar since my little 5.25" speakers suck. It will have 6.5 and 4x6s. Here is what I have done far.


MDF it is cut to sit on top of the windshield and then all the way back to the roll bar. I had to cut the corners so my top will go over it because I have a cab top
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...7/IMAG0097.jpg
If I could go back I would have waited to get the right tools so I could have cut my rings out of MDF and not card board
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...7/IMAG0098.jpg

http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...7/IMAG0099.jpg
Waiting on the fiberglass to dry...
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...7/IMAG0100.jpg

to be continued......

kbar 01-03-2012 09:18 PM

ok so back to square one, I should have used mdf as rings. I will restart it again tomorrow hopefully.

kbar 01-13-2012 02:15 PM

Ok so update
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...IMAG0106-1.jpg
http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/r...7/IMAG0107.jpg

and to be continued....

Copperhead 01-13-2012 04:54 PM

If you ever watch shows like Inside West Coast Customs, instead using fiberglass like you did, they staple a felt-like material over the speaker rings, and then brush on fiberglass resin. Once that has hardened, they spread several layers of plastic filler to smooth it out. The way you are doing it with many pieces of fiberglass, it will take a lot of filler and work to smooth it out. Plus, it will end up being much heavier.

kbar 01-13-2012 06:50 PM

No I used felt, with fiberglass over it.

jay_in_cgohio 01-13-2012 08:16 PM

Fleece is the material you want to use. It is a little stretchy and will result in a smoother surface. Here is a good write up on how to do it. Hope it helps.

How to Make a Fiberglass Subwoofer Box

kbar 01-14-2012 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay_in_cgohio (Post 1918664)
Fleece is the material you want to use. It is a little stretchy and will result in a smoother surface. Here is a good write up on how to do it. Hope it helps.

How to Make a Fiberglass Subwoofer Box


Felt is stretchy also, it's just a little thicker. And actually that is actually one of the how to's I am using to help with this build. My build is going fine now. I was just a dope at the start and was in too big of a hurry. But now it's going on fine.

Copperhead 01-14-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbar (Post 1918381)
No I used felt, with fiberglass over it.

Why did you put fiberglass over it?

kbar 01-14-2012 09:12 PM

In west coast customs. They dont just use felt or fleece with fiberglass resin over it. It's not sturdy enough. They apply Fiberglass Matte like in the how to that jay_in_cohio posted. I just got a sheet of fiberglass cloth and cut it into strips. It's still smooth and once I put bondo over it, it will still smooth out.

Pukeolicious 01-20-2012 05:13 AM

This is either going to be awesome or a train wreck. Either way, I can't stop watching. Someone pass the popcorn.

denisbaldwin 01-20-2012 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pukeolicious (Post 1940513)
This is either going to be awesome or a train wreck. Either way, I can't stop watching. Someone pass the popcorn.

My vote is on awesome. Carry on, and please take more pictures.

kbar 01-21-2012 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by denisbaldwin (Post 1940519)
My vote is on awesome. Carry on, and please take more pictures.

Thank you for the encouragement, I current have both sides fiberglassed, and one bondod. Once I go buy some more bondo and some sand paper I will get it finished. Was planning in tomorrow, but got go outta town and pick up a new MIG welder(body work is a lil more important). I will get a pic sometime soon.

JEEPASAURUSREX 01-21-2012 08:04 PM

COOL ! wanna see more pics. My only question is how heavy is this gonna be? MDF is pretty heavy and also not very moisture friendly.

Pukeolicious 01-22-2012 11:35 AM

I would think you wouldn't need the full sheet of MDF once the fiberglass work is completed. With enough sheets of fiberglass it would be strong enough to hold its shape on its own. That is how all of those truck toppers are made, isn't it? From a mold and then remove the mold once the shape is formed.


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