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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by showbags, Dec 18, 2011.

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    Far out that came out mint, looks better than new.
     
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    Looks superb bags. Absolutly love it, wish I had the will power to put 12hrs into my paint. Hey, have you ever thought about removing just the side v6 badges. I reckon it would add to the clean lines...
     
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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    Ok. Mid bass time. [​IMG]
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    Factory pods trimmed if unnecessary plastic and MDF rings cut. ( these will be fibre glassed to add strength and body).
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    Trial fitting to work out angles and clearances between door glass and trim.
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    With them sitting like this, they're 1.5mm off the glass. But because the scans have a mech excursion of 10mm, the rubber surround and cone will contact with the front section of the door pocket when pushed hard. So I'll either have to modify and re-shape that section of the pocket or make up a tapered spacer for the bottom section of the door trim to bring it out off the speaker. Next is to wait till the glue cures on the pods and fibre glass them.
     
  5. showbags

    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    And this is the size difference I'm dealing with.
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    Saw that after I posted it and knew I was gunna get flamed.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    nothing wrong with the chinese safety boots bags has :spot on:

    good stuff bags.
    always love your work.
     
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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    Ain't no one wanna see dat:D
     
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    showbags SENIOR EL'BAGO

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    Done more on pods today.
    MDF rings glued to trimmed plastic pods and filled with expand-o-foam. Humidity was quite high today so it sploded everywhere.
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    Excess foam trimmed back ready to fibre glass pods.
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    Bare skin...flames...dont even try to steal my thunder :p
     
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    No accelerant involve here.
     
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    Bags, probably going to sound silly, but firstly, what did you use to glue your MDF together? Secondly is the foam just to add some dampening factor before you fibreglass it?

    Also is the plastic just to make the MDF fit up better or is there some other reasoning to it?

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    Ok. No1. The glue I use is sikaflex laminate flooring glue which has the strongest hold of anything I've ever seen, it's waterproof and foams up as it cures filling gaps and full cure in under 2 hrs. I've retained the plastic pods due to the sheer size of the scans doesn't give me enough room for a MDF base as well. The foam is just to add some body prior to fibre glassing. Normally I would stretch fabric and then glass that, but the fabric won't staple to plastic. Once glassed, the pods will get a layer if stinger road kill to dampen them prior to installation. Hope that clears it up for you Rory:D
     
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    Pods fibreglassed with 2 layers if woven matting. Was nice and warm today so cure time was fairly quick.
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    Excess dags buzzed down nice and flat.
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    Covered in Stinger Road Kill and awaiting fitment. [​IMG]
    Had a bit of a moment. Couldn't remember whether I left room for fibreglass and deadner when I cut MDF rings. But all good. They still fit.
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    And fkd up my favorite paint brush:(
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    Just a micro update today. [​IMG]
    Speaker grill cloth stretched over factory grills.
    With a heat gun and dynamat roller, I've heated and rolled the front section of the door pocket to give me enough clearance for the scans. Managed to get enough clearance without the plastic wrinkling or deforming out of shape.
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    I like how you are putting a grill back over it, looks really neat and stock.

    Not like half the people on here.
     
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    Where did you get that material from bags ? , My speakers covers have a crack in them , might be a cheaper fix then buying new ones
     

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