Building A pillar tweeter pods (DIY)

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Building A pillar tweeter pods (DIY)

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I thought i would make a post of how to build some tweeters into the a-pillars, know there will be a few guys that would wanna try it.

The pillars i used were from a customers Alfa, and the tweeters used MB Quart Premiums.

First you need to get the correct angel that you want the tweeters to play at, stick them down with double sided tape or prestik, make sure both tweeters are exactly the same.

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Its alot easier to prepare one panel for the work need to be done, so that you can see how the tweeter should be mounted. The alfa panels were covered in fabric and needed to be stripped down and sanded.

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Small mounting rings were made to house the tweeter flush mounts, i used 5mm Supawood for this, and cut it with a jigsaw.

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Then stuck the Wooden rings to the pillars with hot glue at the correct angle needed.

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After the glue has dryed and made sure that the angle on both mounts were exactly the same i proceeded to mix up some Bodyfiller and started spreading it all around the tweeter mounts.

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After the first layer was dry (usually takes about 30mins to dry, but i speed up the drying process with a heat gun, then takes about 5mins) i sanded the bodyfiller smooth with 60grid sanding paper, you want to take off all the high spots so it has a smooth angle, then applied a second layer to fill up all the small holes and pit marks.

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I did 3 layers on the panels to make sure they were nice and smooth and no high or low marks on them.

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The cutouts were then made for the tweeter to be mounted form the rear, used a small drill bit and then sanded all the sharp edges smooth with the dremel tool.

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Fabric was sourced to match the interior of the car, with some stretch to it, as you will need a fabric or vinyl with stretch to get the shape of the tweeter pod 100%.

Genkem contact glue was applies to both the panel and the fabric, and let dry for 15mins until very sticky, then carefully started laying down the fabric to the pillar working from the one side of the panel tot he other, making sure no creases or bubbles were formed.

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And the final product all finished and one happy customer.

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And pillars installed, looking and sounding damn good.

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pick me .. pick me....

i got a question

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DIY Tweeter's FTW!!!

The time, patience and attention to detail ........... I don't know how you do it bru ... :o
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vauxhall wrote:how many millers did paul drink while he was waiting..
Well he brought a case of millers, but we only drank 3 each.

Post some pics of ur pillars i built.
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Looking awesome bra... When can I come for some lessons???
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Brilliant write-up Shaun.

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Well done Shaun, keep these DIYs coming!
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vauxhall wrote:pick me .. pick me....

i got a question

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so now that thats done guess who is setting up cars.. lol

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awesome man ... very helpful ... have to try this
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great work shaun. always intersting to see you work!
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Excellent DIY!!! :)
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Very neatly finished bud, when can i bring my car? :wink: jus joking
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Dam, this looks nice :-)
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Well done dude.. Looks awesome. Thought it would be a lot harder but you made it look easy... What body filler did you use and where can i get some?
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brendon1990 wrote:Well done dude.. Looks awesome. Thought it would be a lot harder but you made it look easy... What body filler did you use and where can i get some?
Thank you for the kind words.

I use any featherlight filler I can get, Usually buy from randburg automotive paints.
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i just re read this post now... Customer.. jo fokken hol.. lol
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Where was the material sourced from?
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Very nice work shaun! DIY master legend guy botha!
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WOW its looks great, never looks like made by hand.. Impressive, can you please tell me in some details? I also want them in my ride. how much they cost and can I sue some big speaker for getting more sound.. Actually I m beginner so that's why its hard for me understand this.
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this is a must to try! neat indeed
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I agree. Very neat and well done. Its been ages since i made pods and boxes like using fibreglass and filler. Doubt my soft smooth silky light brown skin would be able to handle fibreglass anymore
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May i just add. To anybody wanting to attempt something like this. High frequencies are very directional. So the more it faces you the louder or sharper it gets. But to do that means its gonna protrude out to far. The way to solve that is to fire it to the opposite direction. So passenger faces driver and driver faces passenger. Doing this also means having to supply it with less power to hear it.
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I DEMAND more DIY stuff!!! Thanks buddy!!

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