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Old 04-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #11
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I really like what you did with your trans am. I guess it really depends on the speakers and what you are trying to achieve with your stereo. With mine i want them angled a certain way and pointed at me, and they need a lot of air space as well.
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Thanks to all for the replies...for those who were wondering there are adapters available that will allow you to bolt in a 6.5 to a 5.25 mount.....I believe Metra might make them.
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www.partsexpress.com should have them for a reasonable price. here is another way of doing it if you wanted to make kick panels. these are mine.
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Nice! Do you have a picture of the finished product?
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not yet. i took that picture about 15 minutes ago. i still have to sort out a few airspace issues but it should be done by next tuesday im hoping.
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not yet. i took that picture about 15 minutes ago. i still have to sort out a few airspace issues but it should be done by next tuesday im hoping.
Ahhhh, I wasn't sure how old that pic was. That is great. Kick panels are definitely the way to go as the distance between the two speakers to your ears is about as equal as you can get in a car, which will give you great soundstage and imaging.

I can't wait to see the finished product! Nice job.
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there are other reasons too but yeah thats why a lot of people do it
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Where did you get your fiberglass skills? I've heard its tough stuff to work with....granted I'd probably never attempt to make them myself anyways

They don't make premanufactured ones for our cars do they?
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actually thats my second attempt at fiberglassing. I messed up the first mold. the only way you can really get good at it is by doing it. it isnt really hard it just takes a little thinking and planing. I dont know of anyone that makes prefabricated kick panels for our cars.
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actually thats my second attempt at fiberglassing. I messed up the first mold. the only way you can really get good at it is by doing it. it isnt really hard it just takes a little thinking and planing. I dont know of anyone that makes prefabricated kick panels for our cars.
Cool! Well I can't wait to see the results....thanks and let us know
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