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Definitely different but refreshingly designed seat. What's next?

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Try and find some 1/4" high density foam to cover the door cards and put the doors together. The foam has been kinda hard to find, I guess I will look at poker table foam next. All the parts are done aside from covering, about 1/2 days work. I had hoped to pick up some black vinyl today but the place was closed for the holiday. (Good for them! Wish more places would observe holidays like these.) It will take an hour or so putting them on. Then it is onto figuring out how I want to redo the kicks. I cant decide if I want to do door plates that extend to the kicks, or do the kicks as a separate part like before. If I make it all one part this would help me blend in the whole painted door pocket theme. Each way has marrett. On the other hand making them one piece and covering them in carpet would sure be LOADS easier. You know the saying, carpet hides. Well, it would save me a day or so each in body work, another day in paint, sand and buff. That would be in normal folk work schedule, mine more like a week.

I did some measuring the other day and figured my processors would fit in the sides of my center console. So, I have to decide if I want them one in each side of that or like my orig plan, one in each rear quarter.
 

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Lemme get a show of hands on the next major part of the build.

Here is what I am thinking about doing. The lip that each door seals to, I was thinking of making an inside scuff
plate that would extend from the back of the door to include the kick panel. This would be either carpet of painted.
If carpeted the baffle for the 4" components would be silver. If I painted the entire scuff plate and kick i would
then paint the centers to match the door pods, which are black. Me huge change in the kicks aside from joining
them to the kicks will be to make them MUCH smaller, (not that they impeded in foot room) I am going to use
some rather large holes in the kick area which holds a heater fan each side. You can see these fans in earlier
photo's. I could even mount the 4's in the fan opening giving the speakers small enclosures. This would keep
the pods from extending into the foot box no more than 2", they could even be flush. Going this route would
show continuity with how I built the door pockets and would also start to tie the silver into the car vs just
having the pockets, and bits of the center console silver.

who is for painted scuff plates?

who is for carpet?

who is for a VERY small kick pod and making them as stealth as possible. Only visual que would be the grill?

I like all options, the reason for a show of hands. No need for the it's your car do what would make you happy.


I am hoping to drop the motor next weekend, if not I will drive it back home from the shop and start on these parts.

I hope I get some good subscriber response from this one.

Thanks everyone and I hope you all had a safe, fun, 4th of July

Scott
 

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Well, my vote would be for the stealth small kick pod.
I'd opt to use silver on the dash to ty in the theme but not under the dash...
remember:

:D, but that's just my opinion...
 

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x4, small kick pods. 4" drivers usually just need between .75-1.25L sealed. Can't remember which ones you are using?
 

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BB,

All the speakers in the car are OZ (superman logo) with a reference set of
MB Quart 8, 4, tweet. So, what I plan to do is install all the OZ stuff, then
after I work them in a bit I plan on switching them over to make sure my
choice was just. If the Quarts sound better I will start adjusting the sizes
of the enclosures. The only thing I will no do this with are the subs. I have
also been thinking about getting another set of 8,4,tweets for testing after
I run in the OZ and Quarts but keeping them all in the same price range so
that would be a set of the newish JL's.

So, keeping them stealth it is. Just to make sure I understand what all you
guys suggest. Carpet from the entry scuff plates to under the seats and the
same goes for the kicks, painting the centers of the pods to match the door
pockets which you wont see much unless the grills are removed.

I have also been thinking of aiming the tweeters to a point in the center of
the car but under the dash. Reason, my biggest pet peeve is to be able to
localize a tweeter. Aiming them forward and towards the center should rid
the system of this. HOWEVER, I will test this before mounting them. I
can correct some really crazy strange placement of tweeters with the X1
TA. I'm looking to be able to hear the tweeters without being able to find
them with your eyes closed. They may not even end up in the kicks......
 

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Well, my vote would be for the stealth small kick pod.
I'd opt to use silver on the dash to ty in the theme but not under the dash...
remember:

:D, but that's just my opinion...
I so wish I could do something like this. Last time I tried to find those
small trim pieces I didn't turn up much. Now if your talking about me
me using silver where this dash is red?, I may have to get someone to
photoshop that for me before I give it a go.
 

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I can do psh for you, but I think this red part goes well with other red parts in the car like doorpanels etc.
 

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I so wish I could do something like this. Last time I tried to find those
small trim pieces I didn't turn up much. Now if your talking about me
me using silver where this dash is red?, I may have to get someone to
photoshop that for me before I give it a go.
Well yea... that was what I was suggesting ;). Don't need much reason to post that picture though! It is by far my favourite 911 interior picture.
I still want to do that to my dash...

About those tweeters, my tweeters are crossed/aimed in front of me in the centre and that works really really well to hide them acoustically. It also helps pin point the stage even with head movement, bigger sweet spot.
 

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LB,

THANKS for that photoshop. It pretty well looks like what I was thinking.
I don't really think this would work on my car because where the silver
is on the dash just doesn't match up to where the silver is on the door.
It will end up being a good 3-4 inches higher. I don't know how PS works,
but can you take a clip of the center part of my seat and place it where
you put the silver on this dash? If you were to go back a few pages you
will see a door panel (not on my car) I pulled a photo of, that my door
panel will be made like. It has a mid panel also known as a 993 door
panel. Those are what mine will look like. Those mid panels line up nearly
perfectly with what you did in silver here. My mid panels will be the same
material as the centers of my seats. Also, that material in the middle of
my doors will carry on across the back of the car in a panel that will be
about the same width as that on the door to tie the front and rear of that
theme together. I was also thinking of bringing that fabric into the center
console either in the shift boot or some other way. Perhaps an armrest and
shift boot would look best with fiberglass painted silver on the sides of the
console (like what you see in a GT2 or GT3). I'm quite far off from that part
of my build. But this will give you some idea of the design route I will take.

Thanks much for your efforts with the Photoshop, I would not even know
where to start with that stuff. I should learn, it could make my design
stage of building far easier. Sure beats trying to hash it out in your mind.

Cheers, hope you had a great weekend,
Scott
 

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IT'S ALIVE!!!!!

After months with the engine being refreshed, it is alive with no leaks
and back at the home front ready to get back where I left off with the
system.

If you are a Porsche owner and following this thread please contact me,
I have a few questions for you, IF you have a 3.2 with G50. I MAY need
some photo's taken of your engine compartment.

Happy to be back working on the audio and HOPE to make some good
progress. Hope everyone has been doing well and look forward to picking
up with you all where we left off.

CHEERS,
SCOTT
 

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Never posted on your build before, but always liked checking it out when it came up in new posts in the past. Glad to hear it's alive and we'll be seeing some progress again. At least now I'm sub'd for updates. I'll have to go through it from start to finish and make sure I didn't miss too much.
 

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Never posted on your build before, but always liked checking it out when it came up in new posts in the past. Glad to hear it's alive and we'll be seeing some progress again. At least now I'm sub'd for updates. I'll have to go through it from start to finish and make sure I didn't miss too much.
THANKS for the subscription. It can be a fun read, we tend to
keep it an easy going thread with some serious stuff thrown in
from time to time. I don't mind too much if the topic is derailed
or if we get on other subjects. Kinda like an ole guys hang out
where we talk about car audio with a few updates.

Cheers, enjoy, and chime in

Scott
 

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Derek,

Good to hear your just about ready for some power.... I have a few little
bits of my engine that could use some attention. I need some fuel lines
but I have having a real hard time keeping in touch with Len, the guy
that makes pretty much all the DIY type fuel lines on Pelican. I did get
him in one email and he explained that he is building a cabin so he out
of pocket a great deal. What did you do for fuel lines? If you made them
or had someone make them for you how would you feel about hooking
me up with them?

Post up a couple photo's of your car. Last time I saw it, it was pretty much
a shell. I'm sure all the other P-car guys on this thread would love to see it
as well. Are you still planning on using those 8's? A guy on Ebay has been
trying to sell 3 10's for a pretty long time now. Surprised they haven't sold
he isn't asking much at all for them.

Cheers buddy
 
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