Rads A pilar build on its way.... - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
cracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hibbing MN
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cracker is on a distinguished road
Default Rads A pilar build on its way....

well on to my next project, might be slow, might be quick, im going to keep Rad in suspense a bit lol. he was wanting some pilars built so we chatted a bit and finally the pilars show haha they are being built to each hold 1 4' infinity speaker and the driver side will have 2 gauge pods in them. nobody said the task at hand would be easy but.....thats the fun for me. only have a couple teaser pics but i proised Rad id have something up ha.
and here is the package that showed up to my door. ill let him tell the story ha
Name:  004-25.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  110.4 KB
Name:  001-25.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  63.6 KB
Name:  002-30.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  81.4 KB
Name:  003-30.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  72.5 KB
i made the rings out of 3/8" plywood instead if the 1/2 partical board i used on mine lol. making them a bit lighter to compensate for the weight of the gauges
as of today im a bit farther but ended up starting to clean the basement up a bit. starting to get messy and cant work in that mess. stay tuned....
cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Looks like the beginning of a great project. Looking forward to seeing the outcome.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

He will be tweaking in no time. hehehe. BTW, nice work on those rings.
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Black Pearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: STC, MN
Posts: 3,301
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Black Pearl is on a distinguished road
Default

Very Nice. Keep us posted with pics
Black Pearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

nice job! keep the pics coming
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Speakers in A-pillars? I like it!
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #7
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

I can't wait to see how it turns out.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 02:03 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
cracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hibbing MN
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cracker is on a distinguished road
Default

ok i happen to be cool enough to mess up our computer since the last post of mine lol no clue how i messed it up and no idea what i exactly did to fix it but seems to be working fine since yesterday woohoo lol. anyways ive been working slowly but surly on rads pilars. at the point of starting some glass work soon. weather isnt the best to work in so between finding the time to work on them and running in and out of the basement work will be a lil slower unlike summer when i can just whip the resin up and do work outside. leave out to dry. where theres a will theres a way right lol ill have some updated pics posted by nights end. im with my kids today so not sure of ill have time til later, if i do ill post em up before then. thanks for the props so far too guys, it keeps building drive going in the cooler MN temp lol
cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
cracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hibbing MN
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cracker is on a distinguished road
Default

ok as promised hers a few pics. remember its always ugly before its pretty still need to do some shaping on the pass side. gotto pick up some more expanding foam when cash comes through... onto the pics of whats done so far
first thing i did was scuff the plastic up. i didnt have a sleave or anything for the gauge so had to make my own out of some random stuff in my crazy basement/building area lol. so with a lil super glue i glued the "sleev" to the pilar once i had the angle right.i then put the gauge itself into a plastic bag so it would stay clean and clear of out of control foam. after that i just filled around it with expanding foam. the gauge being in the pod while foaming around makes sure it holds its shape
Name:  014-8.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  75.9 KB
it is really "greatstuff" cuz it cuts pretty easy and sands no prob to shape. fill in air bubbles as they show up
Name:  042.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  64.3 KB
Name:  041.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  51.8 KB
and why not a lil test fit pic huh, just remember there are no clips or anything holding it in, just kinda hanging out there lol
Name:  040.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  75.7 KB
Name:  039.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  99.6 KB
...hmmm only a spot for one gauge ya say........
Name:  036.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  61.7 KB
Name:  035.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  58.8 KB
Name:  034.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  71.4 KB
Name:  033.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  68.9 KB

Name:  032.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  66.5 KB

Name:  030.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  66.6 KB
Name:  029.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  66.1 KB
Name:  028.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  62.8 KB
Name:  027.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  60.8 KB
and here is where the fun starts...shaping the foam. sometimes its not bad other times its a PITA...no probs here so far lol yet
Name:  018-3.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  62.7 KB
Name:  019-2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  61.3 KB
Name:  020-2.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  70.7 KB
Name:  021-1.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  58.9 KB
cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
cracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hibbing MN
Posts: 327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cracker is on a distinguished road
Default

another test fit. it looks thin cuz, well it is. it will have a few layers of fiberglass on it so no worries, will be plenty tough

Name:  016-3.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  84.6 KB
Name:  015-5.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  97.5 KB
and i wanted to triple check clearance for the speakers. good thing we both own the same size n brand that will make home in these pilars huh
Name:  024-1.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  55.0 KB
Name:  026.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  66.5 KB
Name:  025-1.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  56.4 KB
thats about all the pics i have as of now. not the best pic guy when it comes to step by step builds but ill work on something in the future. i still have to fill in some air bubbles and that before i start glassing. a lil trick i learned with the expanding foam is when it just keps foaming and giving air bubbles ill take something to spread the foam onto the part some what like body filler.put the foam all over the part, then push it into pits and that and will not expand even close to normal allowing more to go into smaller places, makes it more dense in turn making it a bit stronger too.well ill have morwe pics up when i can get more done. feels good to be back online too lol
cracker is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my custom build tons of pics on the way black_friday Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 67 06-26-2010 02:44 PM
To build up or not to build up. Bonnie99 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 02-08-2009 03:33 PM
1995 sse bonneville a pilar guages!! 95bonneSSE Detailing & Appearance 17 03-25-2007 08:10 PM
Ebay scammer gets scamed (its long but its worth it) jachin Lounge 6 06-01-2005 03:33 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.