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Old 10-13-2007, 07:14 PM   #201
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isnt their a thing called to much cf?
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:59 AM   #202
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:24 PM   #203
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WOW! Im loving the accents. Nice attention to detail
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:00 AM   #204
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Here you can see, what happens if you try with CF Kevlar and it doens't go wel...


for 150dollars in the bin, a well. He tried.
He tried to cover the sides, for 3 times, but it just didn't go.
... **** it

CF will be the same, so, he decided to spray it in silver. Maybe good, to don't have an CF overkill.

Started to fasten the panels.
Here you see 3 blockes with some wholes in it.



On the panel you see 3 pins. They will fit in the wholes so it 'll fit nicely and hold it together



The whole panel will be fastened with 2 screws.
Then he saw, the boxes who come next to it, where a bit slanted cause of the polyester.
So he made big RUB BLOCK to equally rubb it.
Simple to make. A big MDF plate of 5 cm and put some big sheets of rubbingpaper on it. This rubbing paper they use to rubb of wooden flores with a machine.


Put the piece on it, and started rubbin'


You can see what was wrong, look at the black paint in the middle.



This was how the piece looked like when I stopted. The black is gone, so my piece is 100% flat.


here you see it again.
don't need expensive machines, or have to make it complicated to get good result.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:01 AM   #205
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These are the new 3way Focal Filter who will be used on the front speakers.
They look kinda bit and plump, but he looked at it a bit longer, and.... you can make something out of it
Just wait and see



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Old 10-19-2007, 08:06 AM   #206
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isnt their a thing called to much cf?
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These are the new 3way Focal Filter who will be used on the front speakers.
They look kinda bit and plump, but he looked at it a bit longer, and.... you can make something out of it
Just wait and see



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Old 10-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #209
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:20 PM   #210
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:42 PM   #211
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:46 AM   #212
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A couple of years ago, his wife was making( read: painting) christmasballes, to hang in the christmastree. She also hooked on making special things

When he looked at the plexy balls, he know, that sometime, he could use it for another project Well, ladies and gents, IT'S TIME
These are the plexy balls, you can buy 'm in every size. (according to his wife)



Took his materials and made flat side on it, so the speaker can fit in it.


Then he made a hole in the bigget bal, so the little one stands a bit 'in' it


On this pic you can see the ball with the speaker, stands a bit further away. He did this on purpose.


pic with speakers in it.



Now he got this ready, it's now to integrate this nicely into the dashboard of the beemer


But he needed to start with something, and this seemed simple. If he's going to use this model, he's not sure yet.

It's a bit TOO round for him. Who knows, it's meant to make these things out of fiberglass.

lets call this EVO1. Cause there will be more of the projects i'm afraid.
What about the trunk... ? he needs to wait for some stuff till he can get to it again
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Old 10-25-2007, 04:53 AM   #213
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in the meantime, he started to try some things with those christmasballs

They will go on horizontally against the A-pillar of the car. Later more info on this. He made already 4 copies in polyester.
Made a hole in it, and taped it all with some tape.

Then I polished it all a few times, so when he takes them apart, no polyester stays sticking on the plexy.
It also took some work to make the fiberglass so smooth with as less airbubbles as possible.



There are 2 layers of polyester now, what should be strong enough. Don't want these things to get TOO heavy.
Made another 4 alu-rings that will come in there. So it will be possible to screw the speakers tight into the alu rings.

It also popped to mind that it would be cool to cover this in CF, but that's almost not possible.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:03 AM   #214
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all that work and he didn't CF the shift knob trim thing??????
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:12 AM   #215
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What would I do to have connections to a "carbonizer"

Simply sick man! Props for this great DIY!
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still coming along nicely! I know that your gonna CF your shifter surround and get rid of the wood burl right? Can't wait to see the Xmas balls mod!
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:23 AM   #218
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The polyester balls are ready, and look good.
On the right bal, you see a piece of polyester go loose from the plexy.
Ticked it with a hammer.


removed the plexy (upper)


removed the lower plexy.
He made them each the same height.
First he leveled the plank. Then rubbed it in one time...




Put them together. Mesured a couple of times how much the tweeter must go backwards, and put a piece of MDF woord under it, and glued it together.
You can see he put a little filler to fill the wholes in the polyester.




He made the smaller ball crossed over in the big ball. It seemed cool


before he's going further with this, he needs some alu, which his friend is going to suply. So he started making some bridles to hook them up to the A-pillars. We can assure you, a f** job which will take a while
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:34 AM   #219
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He got some alu rings from 10mm thick to center the speakers


The rings must go into the whole, and got tightened at a specific depth.
I can asure you, he was on this for HOURS.

Screwed each ring with 3 screws.
As you can see, he made the side of the ring a bit raw, and put some slots in it. He did this, so the polyester can flow nicely and everything will be fastened tight.


On this picture, you can see, that where the screws are, he pasted a little piece of rubbingpaper. To keep it from moving.



In the little ring for the tweeter, he milled out a little hole. for the cables.


He already kept the balls in the car, to see if they were straight, and how they would look on the dash.


This work seems very simple, until you do it.
To know if Left and Right are exactly the same, he took out his laser.
With that thing it's actually very easy.
Als ik met dat ding bezig ben moet ik er nog altijd mee lachen toen ik het 10 jaar geleden bedacht.POEPSIMPEL.
You place it in the centre of the mid. I got lucky it fitted right in



You turn the thing on, and aim where you want it.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:41 AM   #220
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Here's how he fastened the christmasballs against the A-pillar.
As you can see, he put in a big fat roundel in the biggest ball. This was so I could hold it all firmly.
Also you can see that the hole is bigger than the screw. He did that so he can aim it.
The head of the screw he cut off a little, cause he hit the back of the speaker.


Upside the hole, you can see a little slot. he made that to get the cables through.


This is the Iron trolley who is screwed on the A-pillar


This is the adapted A-Pillar


So it looks in the car. The A-pillars will be covered in black alcantara.



It's tight, LOCK TIGHT !


Here the christmasballs of he's wifey, in the car




The original focal grill's


You may also notice that the wooden trim in the car is changed by alu...
He also made some in CF, but he didn't like it, so sold those ones, together with his wooden.
Wanted some contrast in his interior.
That's why the polyester balls will be sprayed in the silver, like the trim.
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