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i have never messed with the stuff and dont know anything as far as how to do it properly. can you guys recommend some sources of info to help me out? books or process guides about custom interior pieces? i'm wanting to start doing some custom interior stuff but i dont want to pay someone else labor if i can do it decently. any tips, tricks, sources, etc. is greatly appreciated. it doesnt look hard from what i've seen...how true is that? thanks guys.
 

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That's the ticket.... the guys there are great. A lot of pro's that do it for a living. If your building an enclosure ..buy the tutorial the sell
(download) and you'll learn alot.

If your looking to smooth out your interior pieces....dash, pillar covers, door panels without speakers you don't need to glass them. Sand sand sand, prime prime prime. some of the build pic's on my web site might help.


http://obsessivecompulsivedakota.com/

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Coop, that is just some sick work. Do you have any trim rings that go into the back holes that fit the regular 6.5's? I just took out my interior and noticed they just drilled them into the sheetmetal. Oh well. They have been in there for about 5 years anyway. They also drilled into the cone too, idiots. To bad or maybe to good they went out of business.
 

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Hey thanks!

No I don't bro..... You talking about the rear cc panels?

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Cool. I'm lookin at doin a custom center console and adding some dimensions to my door panels. Maybe just paint the dash and stuff. It's gonna be a slow process for sure. Thanks for the info.
 

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Yea, just trying to do it right now that I have everything out.
If I remember correctly the stock cc panel mids screw right to the sheetmetal and there's a extender or filler piece on the back of the cc panel that flushes up to the speaker flange

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If I remember correctly the stock cc panel mids screw right to the sheetmetal and there's a extender or filler piece on the back of the cc panel that flushes up to the speaker flange

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On mine its just screwed into the sheetmetal and nothing behind it. They might of pulled the back part off.
 

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What do you mean by nothing behind it? If i remember that's the way the stockers were....screwed right to the sheet metal.

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03SXT....Cool beans, if i can help with some direction..hit me up

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What do you mean by nothing behind it? If i remember that's the way the stockers were....screwed right to the sheet metal.

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I think I have some crap Sony Xplod speakers back there. So when they removed the stockers they removed that backing you were saying about.
 

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No the filler piece is on the back of the plastic trim panel.... between the pane and the FRONT of the speaker flange. There mighta been a gasket of some sort between the speaker and sheetmetal, but i don't remember it

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No the filler piece is on the back of the plastic trim panel.... between the pane and the FRONT of the speaker flange. There mighta been a gasket of some sort between the speaker and sheetmetal, but i don't remember it

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Oh, the small screen on the side panel. Yea that is gone too. haha. I might put some dynamat down and put a trim ring on that and bolt the speaker in. Just looks sloppy right now. Thinking for the back of just putting a flat board all the way across and just offseting the 10 in sub to the side and the amp on the other side. I don't know. The center does not leave a lot of room to make it deeper. I can go higher since the rear seats are no longer going to be there anyway.
 

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well, i can tell you its just like anyhthing else... cant imagine its to hard> but:
prep work, sanding and more prep is key...
 

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Check out the rear panel build on my web site. I built enclosures and set them into the CC panels to house my 12's. I also have 2 10's under my rear seat.

I'm going to bed....maybe I'll catch ya tomorrow.

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Not any different than doing a fender....your right, like anything else prep work is key. Anyone can paint a car... Making it look flat as glass seperates the men from the boys. Seperates the guys who take the time from the guys who don't. I guide coat blocked the nova 3 times before I shot it.

That's why some paint jobs only cost a grand and others 5 grand or more...

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yea, i started reading up on the process.....doesnt look too bad. like said, alot of prep seems to be key. and painting is another thing i wanna get into...i already know a good bit about it, just dont have the money for a decent gun kit, or a big enough compressor, or a good place to spray. one day....one day....
 

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Yah....you'll need a compressor, some air tools and a place to work, the rest is just time and patience. Good Luck

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