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Old 11-25-2007, 10:10 PM
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Fiberglass Back Shelf

So I'm putting in a new set of Fusion 6X9"s in my back shelf and I figured, "Hey, I might as well do some fiberglass work and make this look really nice." I'm not completely new to fiberglass, but I'm looking for some pointers and where to buy some MDF board and something to cover it with. (I've heard that speaker mesh works well?)

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Here is a rough idea of what I'm going to do:

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Old 11-25-2007, 10:22 PM
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that look nice,
make sure you do a mock up to make sure you can see out the window good enough and everythign and make sure you can live with it so you dont hate your creationg 3 months later!
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, I thought about that :P That would look horrible
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lol
find a way to hang the speakers or get some books or something
and just put em up, look at it from all angles, ICE is one of the funnest things to do to your car, i loved it so much

i completed mine in a week using weekends as work days

everytime i had a cent i bought speakers and such haha

Sorry i got off topic,
Is it nessisary to cover the MDF?
cant you just Fiberglass ove it? i know ive done that with birch plywood and it seemed to hold up fine, considering it was a chair for a go-kart
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Haha, Well you could but then you would have to cover all of the support in wod. If you cover it then you can just build the frame to hold the speakers as needed.
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i cant give u any pointers on fiberglass work although i would like some myself. you can get mdf at any homedepot or a store like it. as for the fabric i do not know what is actually used, but im sure some type of lining or black out would be good. it comes in different thicknesses, is cheap, and strong material.
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What youll want to do is make like a 1/2"trim ring that your 6x9 will fit it and then make vertical supports of different lengths so you get the desired angle of the speaker. You can use superglue to attach them. (Super glue and be easily broken off but strong enough to hold. Next you will want to cut a peice of thin like 1/4" mdf of plywood that will be the bottom of your enclosure. Now attach the speaker mounts to the base. Use some fleece and stretch it over the top of the speaker mounts around the bottom of the base. Use a staple gun to attach the fleece to the bottom of the base and then around the 6x9 openings. This should give you smooth transitions between corners and such and give you the overall look. Then mix your resin and hardener appropriately and liberally apply it to the fleece and allow it to harden. Then use fiberglass and resin over the top of that. Use some body filler SPARINGLY to smooth imperfections and paint. This is the basic idea. This peice should be able to be removed from the car so you will be able to remake it and mod it and stuff. Your imagination and practice is the only thing that limits you. If you have any questions let me know I can probably help. Ive done some of this work but not extensively. Ill know more soon after the RTTI training (Rockford Fosgate factory training YAY!)
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Looks like it will come out great. Good luck!
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