Rear kick panel speakers

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Maddel
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Rear kick panel speakers

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Card board mock-up...
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Backside of the card board mock-up with custom brackets.
The top bracket is bolted to the support bar, the bottom one will be glued to the pan using this stuff...
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Used 6mm plywood for the panels IIRC...
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Test fit the kick panels and aligned the mounting bolts...
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Mounting bolts not yet shortened, but the cutout for the hot air duct seems to fit nicely...
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Test fit the custom hot air duct...
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It's a modified speaker port reflex tube...
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Fixed with a waste pipe o-ring. The tube's mounting holes will be filled later...
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The speakers - nothing wild here...
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Baffle cutout with drive in nuts...
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Test fit the kick panels with speakers and hot air ducts mounted...
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Tight fit on the right hand side...
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Since I don't like "free air speakers" and the 5.25" chassis will not produce any significant bass I decided to add an enclosure...
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The equal capacity cabinets are drafted as large as possible...
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Added some damping polyester too...
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Here we go: a pair of kick panel speaker cabinets...
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Brightened the hot air ducts up a bit...
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Added some paint and needle felt...
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Speakers finally connected to the terminals and mounted...
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Kick panels ready to go into the Bug...
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And installed. The Bolts are covered with some black plastic caps...
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A woofer was supposed to go in here but I wasn't able to design a layout that would fit.
Instead the sub-woofer will be placed under the passenger seat and it's amplifier will be mounted under the rear seat on the drivers side...
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Re: Rear kick panel speakers

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:shock: holy damn! fully boxed and everything! and the carpeting looks totally professional. it's like car audio porn.
pretty sure im going to be doing this to mine, but i wont be going that crazy with it (not boxed and probably ether some kind of OEM looking covering or maybe a half ass carpet job) ...now if only wood would come down to a decent price...
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Re: Rear kick panel speakers

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Super_Randy wrote: August 27th, 2021, 8:08 pm... the carpeting looks totally professional...
I did all the cutting out and trimming of the needle felt whereas the bound hems were done by a pro car upholsterer.
A sewing machine is a tool I'm not that familiar with... :lol:
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