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Sick build, keep on doin what you do, youre extremely good at it. Ive never used CF before, do you treat it just like FG, lay it and resin it on or is there something else to it?

I've always heard that you have to use a vacuum chamber to mold the CF to the the shape you want it, but he's not in the US, so he may have some tricks up his sleeve...

Good build man. It looks awesome. You should enter SOTM if you haven't yet.

1st post on the new page. YAY! :)

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My comp setup (Not bad for what it is):

HP Compaq Presario V6120US laptop with:

15.4" widescreen

AMD Turion 64 X2 1.6GHz processor

2x1GB stick DDR2 SDRAM (667 Mhz)

Seagate Momentus 500GB SATA HDD

128MB shared video memory

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

12 cell Lithium Ion battery (actual battery usage time: 6 hours)

What it does:

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On a USB 2.0 Wireless card

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I'ts time to rebuild the doorpanels.

The doorpanels i using are secondhanded. So the car remains complete, and I doesn't have to drive without panels all winter.

Demounted some stuff.

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Started taking off the leather. awefull job

The 16cm FOCAL speaker is taking approximately the same place where the original speak is.

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In the meanwhile , I let the rings mild nicely.

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I milded some MDF wooden rings to tighten on the doorpanel.

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To lock the speakers tight I made a extra alu plate of 6mm thick.

Here I can use the screws that came with the FOCALS. These are special screws that click-in the grill.

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This is an seperate little cap that goes on top. This model will be editted more.

This will come nice when it's finished.

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Designerdepartment going at full speed

Worked on the ring where the speaker goes in, more smooth now.

Step by step, till it workes out to something he likes;

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On picture, maybe it doesn't look so good, but IRL it looks fine. The forms i made also come back in the original panel. So it's more styled this way.

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Here a couple of pics of the original doorpanel, to compare more easy.

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And this is what it's going to be. The door, on the speaker, gained 2cm more to the inside of the car. This is what I had to do to get the speaker in there in a good way.

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The seperate polyester cap, that goes over the speaker, will come in silver, like the trim.

This will contrast with the rest.

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Picture with the grill.

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If I look at this all, I think it doesn't contrast to much with the lines, shape of the original panel.

Has to be rubbed and finished some more.

On the backside of the panel, maybe there will come a little light, that shines when the door is opened. Partially to fill up the big piece.

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In the meanwhile I made a whole into the doors platework, behind the speaker.

You can see the windowglider. Just nog touching the speaker.

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Made some more parts, to fill up the other wholes.

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On the background, there's a alu plate of 4mm thick. Very hard and strong.

In the middle you can see 2 Carbonkevlar parts. I made em as thin als possible .

On the foreground you see 4 little rings I made, to screw the doorpanel extra tight.

If you look to the second on the right, there's a little rubber he pasted on. On the place where he screwed it. This to prevent resonance.

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On the picture you see a little pole picking out. That's MEGA IMPORTANT.

Behind the speaker, there'll be another screw, so we can attach it even more in the middle.

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Everything mounted:

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This won't be the end of the door. I has to make some tiny wholes airtight, but that won't go untill the has all the material to fill up the sound.

All I makes, will be filled up with this material. What exactly I going to use, he's not sure. we'ill keep u informed.

As you can see, I putting a lot of work into all this. And more work is coming up so the sound won't be lost...

I think this is a type of work, that is underestimated be many people. But the work will pay of in the end, that's what we are sure of...

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As you can see, het got the disc in there again. Disced a ditch in there so I gots some place to get the overflowingin leather away.

The alu and the pole I got on there so it all stays equal when it gets overlayed.

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you see, the plates can be rattled off.

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as you guys can see, the bottom part is already painted black, you all know what happens then...

indeed, CARBON TIME

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:drinks:The bottomsides of the doorpanels will have to be done in CARBON FIBRE.

So a dificcult object to get in the Carbon fibre. But we must admit, it's done nicely..

Many time was put into preparation the prevent the CF - overlay to got wrong at any place.

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This annoying little side was one of the many things that could go wrong.

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Also, I was satisfied to get the little lamp in there. makes the piece a bit more interesting then one big lumb piece.

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This is the ditch I disced into the panel. For those who don't get the picture. When it's all done, the upperside of the panel will be overlayed in leather. Then I needs a little space the get rid of the too much leather.

To get a nicer finishing off

You see on this pic that everything at the bottom is in CF..

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Now the big work is to get it all nice and flat. Put some more layers of epoxy on there till it's all nice and smooth.

so, lots of work and patience...

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This is the 3th layer of epoxy.

Rubb it all down flat and equal everywhere, and then another 4th layer of epoxy.

Some pics

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After firmly rubbin' the epoxy, I added another layer op expoxy.

Maybe it's not so visible on the pic, but it's quit flat already.

4th layer of epoxy.

Now it's important to rub the last layer good. Start with an 800 and end with a 2000.

I also found the same black leather to cover the panel like the original one.

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After firmly rubbin' the epoxy, I added another layer op expoxy.

Maybe it's not so visible on the pic, but it's quit flat already.

4th layer of epoxy.

Now it's important to rub the last layer good. Start with an 800 and end with a 2000.

I also found the same black leather to cover the panel like the original one.

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