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Speaker Pods...

Postby PEET » 11 Jun 2010, 19:16

I have had to make speaker pods for the door bottoms for a customer and just wanted to know if there was any interest in me making more??
NO idea on prices etc just wanted to see if there is ANY interest. They would be available for in plain MDF or upholstered to spec if need be.

Look like this upholstered and fitted...
There is a slight part of door metal to be removed but that is easy and also 6 x 9's could be fitted.
Let me know what ya think please? Peet

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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby R0B » 11 Jun 2010, 19:30

hhmm.how much?
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby poshbuggers » 11 Jun 2010, 19:42

I have some of these and my only concern would be the weight. Mine are the same shape and after a while they pull on the door card (hardboard OEM types) and start to break the panel with constant door slamming.

Mine are screwed onto the door panel itself in various places so it's not a fixing issue, just the sheer weight of MDF and 6x9's.

I have another set of cab cards to make soon and would be looking to rethink my original setup.

Is there a more lightweight alternative that could be used?

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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby gaz f » 12 Jun 2010, 04:32

Tidy looking that, I'd be interested in a set. :ok
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby CycloneMike » 12 Jun 2010, 05:34

poshbuggers wrote: Is there a more lightweight alternative that could be used?


If you look for it you can buy lightwieght MDF. 30% lighter than the normal stuff you buy off the shelf.
Alternatively you could laminate some thinner pieces. Making the 'pod' full thickness where strength is needed around the speeker and around the edges. Or you could achieve the same with a router by removing excess weight from behind?
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby Titus A Duxass » 12 Jun 2010, 06:11

poshbuggers wrote:I have some of these and my only concern would be the weight. Mine are the same shape and after a while they pull on the door card (hardboard OEM types) and start to break the panel with constant door slamming.

Mine are screwed onto the door panel itself in various places so it's not a fixing issue, just the sheer weight of MDF and 6x9's.

I have another set of cab cards to make soon and would be looking to rethink my original setup.

Is there a more lightweight alternative that could be used?


You could mount the MDF section through the door card and metalwork. Put some threaded inserts in to the MDF around the speaker area where the weight will be and then mount the speaker in to the MDF.
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby eatcustard » 12 Jun 2010, 07:08

Fibreglass is used in door pods
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby PEET » 12 Jun 2010, 07:32

Yes they are and they are meant more for major sound systems can look fantastic and thats fine if you want to spend 2-3 days fabricating a pair and gettin covered in dust :D - I can also do these if they ar ever wanted and my builder does them for ICE show winning cars but they aren't going to appeal to most 80-90 folk!! :lol:
I'm just trying to give people a cheap option that they can fit easily and with as little work and as stock look as poss for the pound.
As for weight issues a hex head screw can be fitted in each corner direct into the steel around the speaker or some other fixing depending how fussy you are. :ok
These are on new clips and are solid as, the speaker isnt a huge heavy one either. BUT these are also the prototypes!
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby eatcustard » 12 Jun 2010, 07:38

You can add me to your list
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby PEET » 12 Jun 2010, 10:58

Thanx Mr Custard! :ok

I'm probably looking at just supplying them plain and covered to order as most of us can do that and more important would want to do it ourselves I reckon!
The pattern builder has gone away for a few weeks and I'm off to sweden to get my new Gipsy nex week so be a few weeks til I can get them supplied but I shall start pursuing it.
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby eatcustard » 12 Jun 2010, 11:45

I would like mine plain, as I will bond it to a new door card, then get that covered
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby jed the spread » 12 Jun 2010, 22:52

Clever b'astard :mrgreen:

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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby Istanbul05 » 22 Jul 2010, 13:28

Very interested tooooo!! Keep me posted!

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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby choplee » 23 Jul 2010, 08:58

Deffo interested ...prob plain ,as i'll need the lovely brown leather look ..lol :rofl
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Re: Speaker Pods...

Postby aronadams » 26 Jul 2010, 19:12

Also very interested, would want mine black, give me a bell when you are up and running,

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