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Old 01-21-2009
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Kick panels in the making

well i just finished my tint and old school pinstriping projects, so now its time for fiberglassing. ive done it in the past but having template and the right tools makes it so much easier. heres about 1/4 the way through and the point where i stopped. after these ill start on my own truck.
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here is the 1/8th by 1/8th for the fabric to be attached.
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Fiberglass is awesome stuff to work with i know a lot of people get ichy from it but i have never had a problem lol. But yeah look forward to seeing updates. What kinda mat and blanket you using?
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looks intense! may have a project for you coming up this year with my door panels haha
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looks pretty cool!
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there pretty sweet
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are you done with them yet? i'd like to see the finished project
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I want some made for my truck...lol more pics please....
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Come on man where are the updates?!
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i dont get what the wood sort of box is....
an easier way to make kick panels is like such and we charge 900 a set
lay down plastic wrap in your truck where the kick panel is like on the floor and stuff then lay down foil and tape the seams of the foil so the glass cant leak through.
then lay down your fiberglass and let it dry
then pull that out and peel off all the foil and stuff and you have a perfect mold of your floor/kickpanel then build your ring and such off of that and then wrap it.

Unless that box is an exact copy of the floor/kick

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umm this is just a templete man. lol the box is done, i wrapped it and everything

the wood is representing a kick panel, its not an exact copy of something, its the idea around it. imagine 20 students all with there cars in the shop just for a kick panel, ya the wood is easier.
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where the hell are the pics then??
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give me 3secs
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here ya go:

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nice man.. and they are in your truck? Don't get in the way of foot room too much?
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Looks good.

I have always wanted to learn how to work with fiberglass
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it gonna look great once its in
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nice man.. and they are in your truck? Don't get in the way of foot room too much?
there not for my truck, its just a practice piece.

i might make a set down the road sometime
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Looks good.

I have always wanted to learn how to work with fiberglass
It's easier than you think. After 5-10 projects you get the hang of it and know how hot to mix your resin vs working time and how much resin to mix up so you dont waste.

You'll also be doing a lot more sanding and body filler on your first few projects. It's a skill worth learning just like welding. I know very little about welding but I can fiberglass almost anything you'd want made out of fiberglass if I'm given enough time and material.

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there not for my truck, its just a practice piece.

i might make a set down the road sometime
I've thought about going to a junk yard and getting an extra set of kick panels, stiffening them up with a few layers of mat and building a speaker pod on to them. That way, they fit like factory just like the Q-Logic ones, only they're stiffer than the Q-logic ones (Q-logic=molded plastic) and you can make them the perfect size for the drivers you're gonna run.

These one's look great though.
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please tell my you didnt pay to go to a school? way better to just get in there and do it, trial and error. rent the select products videos they help but in general just get out there do it you will scrap alot of projects but whatever. in the CA world you will have more respect by the shops if you self taught. we laugh at the guys who come in and say i went to CA school. we say show me how to do something then we show them how to do it faster, better and easier, then send them on their way. hands on experince is the only way to do it in this industry. gotta learn from your mistakes
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thats pretty sweet do you have any mounted shots
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please tell my you didnt pay to go to a school? way better to just get in there and do it, trial and error. rent the select products videos they help but in general just get out there do it you will scrap alot of projects but whatever. in the CA world you will have more respect by the shops if you self taught. we laugh at the guys who come in and say i went to CA school. we say show me how to do something then we show them how to do it faster, better and easier, then send them on their way. hands on experince is the only way to do it in this industry. gotta learn from your mistakes


While I agree that you can become self taught and be just as good or better than the people who go to school, going to school is a sure fire way to learn a little bit of something about everything car audio/video.

Also, papers matter. I'm every bit as good at installing CA as my buddy who went to school. However, he got a job at a CA shop. I'd be turned away with the quickness unless I built some sort of name in the competition world.

Shops like to flaunt "XXXX certified and XXXX educated installers" and some companies dont let audio shops have non certified installers if they want to sell AND install that product.
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oh ok but those look pretty good! keep up the good work!
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While I agree that you can become self taught and be just as good or better than the people who go to school, going to school is a sure fire way to learn a little bit of something about everything car audio/video.

Also, papers matter. I'm every bit as good at installing CA as my buddy who went to school. However, he got a job at a CA shop. I'd be turned away with the quickness unless I built some sort of name in the competition world.

Shops like to flaunt "XXXX certified and XXXX educated installers" and some companies dont let audio shops have non certified installers if they want to sell AND install that product.
I agree with CBFranger school is the way to go 2 to 4 yrs in school will get you farther then 5-10 years trying to get a good job. Plus it allows you to meet people who are also interested and create a strong networking foundation for when you get out of school.
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looks pretty good. pics installed would be cool though. i found a kid that is gonna make a pair for my sonoma for $65 shipped. :)
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Id like to get some. q logic makes some but they are way over priced
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