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Teaser Update:

We tried to get done this past weekend with the Build but time just wasn't on Jay's side. Pulled an all nighter Saturday into Sunday morning but had probably a good 7-9 hours of work left and I about guarantee mistakes would have been made. Plus he was running out of body filler. So we decided to give it another week and he will be driving down this coming Saturday to get the items installed. Yes we're talking more then just the A pillars. Hence the amount of time needed here.

Just starting to get through the 200+ photos so here are a couple teaser shots to keep those curious happy.

Working on getting the baffle for the A pillar cut out:








Now the final build progress I will make a new thread for. Also it will be only a portion of the pictures as I plan to make a scrapbook of the entire progression from start to finish. I plan to bring this to Jason's meet this April for those who want to view the build in its entirety. I know everyone is curious. Be patient and hopefully by next Sunday or so I should have a few parts I can post up.
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Major update

Here is the fruit of our labor. Isn't she a beauty?



We did a ton of testing, hence why it's taken so long, and this is what we've come up with. We've found out that the stock grill was very restricted as far as the FR of the speakers. Removing it helped out a ton with the midrange. Especially in the 700 to 1k range I've been having issues with.

Then we decided to get rid of the pocket as it would rattle against the door itself and since I don't use it. The hell with it. Jay is making some custom covers for the open area so at least it looks presentable.


I'm supper stoked about this and I hope this has gone beyond your expectations. Can't wait to get the A pillars put in Saturday and get to tuning.


Is this a tease? Idk you tell me. :surprised:
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Update:


It's done but yet its not done. Heck I'm just getting started with tuning:

Stereo Integrity TM6.5. Yes you are correct. Ye eyes do not deceive you. That is a port beside that speaker. Tuning is .3 cuft after port displacement as well as Speaker displacement. Its tuning is somewhere between 55-57 HZ. We were shooting for 56Hz



Nicknamed the shark



Now thats pretty:



Not very intrusive into the cabin. Looks very good against the door. Jay did a wonderful job blending in this piece.








This is only a small portion of the build. I am working with Jay right now to Build a solid posting which will have the correct information so we can keep questions down for both Jay and I. Please be patient with me on this.
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OK here are some pictures including some pictures of the A pillars. If your wondering what color I'm using it is Plasti-Dips Black Cherry. I had some issues with some leaking noise out of the passenger side and to remedy this I used pipe thread tape to help seal the threads. There is a slight noise I get but for the most part unless you on top of the driver you can't hear it. Most likely some wires behind the pod inside the door. I'm not to concerned with it. I will eventually get in there and see about securing any wires.

Now I'm sure your curious what I used for the grills. Well I had purchased some of the new speaker grill cloth sold by Parts Express:

Mellotone Premioum Black
Part# 260-332

This fabric is double the thickness of the other speaker cloth they offer. Also is double sided so you have the option to choose a slightly less course or more course looking end result. Jay really like this stuff as the glue he used to adhere it to the metal grill didn't bleed through.



The main speaker grill is held on by 4 magnets in each corner. So far they hold when shutting the door which is good. For the most part these will be on 99 percent of the time but I did have Jay make them removable for those demo's where I'd like to show off the TM6.5's

Now this piece is made out of some wood to give its shape. The main purpose of this piece is to hide the bolts and hard mounting points that hold the beauty panel onto the door securely. Used the same grill cloth to match the speaker grill. These originally were held on by magnets but would fall off if you slammed the door to hard. So no we have them held on by Velcro.



Here is the passenger side:



Driver side:



Alright onto the A pillars. These were quite interesting to watch as Jay would visualize quite a few things and then see him bring that into the 3D realm was really cool. Classic teardrop shape with the small transducer that comes with the RAM3A mounted in the lower left hand corner. The grill uses the same cloth to match the doors and the metal grill was slightly different then what Jay used in the doors itself. Came out great. Yes the grill is removable, its pressure fit. Most cases I will not remove the grill.







Here is a better shot of the control panel. I will talk more about how this was built when I post some of the build pictures of this piece. Now if your familiar with the 360.3 remote you know the leds are bright. With the angle and the pocket in front of this board most of the light is contained and isn't annoying at all. Turned out great:




Also we integrated the stock AUX plug that comes with the car standard. I had purchased a .3 meter 90 degree to straight 3.5mm AUX cable male to male. We ended up using the 90 degree portion for this. What Jay did was tap into the stock harness (main). Brown wire was the shield (sense for the stock system) and there were two other colors (red and ....) he tapped for the L and R signal.

Now I don't really ever use AUX but for tuning purposes. If the L and R are swapped it won't be hard to reverse as I use RCA to 3.5 for tuning.
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I decided to replace my IM gasket to a Hondata unit and in the process I failed to read the instructions and bent two studs. Not a massive problem though. Gave me a chance to do some things I've been putting off. One of these was doing a coolant bypass from the TB, replacing the stock metal IM gasket, and even painting the Valve cover, and IM.

Now I didn't take any pictures of the IM while painting it but used VHT Flat Black header paint (ya I know way over kill but its what I had). Taped off all mating surfaces, and plugged the injector holes. I applied 3 coats to the IM itself. Came out really nice. I will get some pictures of everything on the car itself.

Now it was time to get the valve cover off and done. In the process of taking the cover off I just did a simple check of all the components (except the spark plugs as they are basically brand new). All seals are pliable and have no visible sings of ware/cracking and the coil packs look really good as well. General inspection of the valves, cam lobs, etc... look great as well.

Anyway onto some pictures of the valve cover:



Main reasons for re-painting. There were only a few places the stock paint started to peel and some corrosion as well:







Back part:



Applied some paint stripper to help soften the paint:







Now at this point I stripped what paint I could with a wire wheel and the applied primer. Turned out like crap so I restarted and had my cousin sand blast the valve cover for me. Made worlds of difference.

I then used some SEM High build primer ( as there were very small amounts of paint still on the piece). Did 3 coats of that with some light sanding in between to help shape some of the worst areas. I then used some SEM Self etching primer to help fill any small voids. I then applied the VHT paint:

These pictures look gray but in real life its definitely flat black:





Also painted the plastic spark plug wiring cover as well. Used VHT Chevy Red for this (matches the IM cover).




Overall it turned out great. Just wish I had the space and time to tare the entire engine/trans out and do a complete repaint of the engine bay and paint the block, any accessories, etc...

Oh also repainted (just used VHT engine enamel primer and on top of that I used VHT engine enamel clear coat as well) the upper radiator mount as I had to remove that to get the IM out. Doesn't match the stock color but no one will ever see it other than those who work on the car and I'm not worried about it.
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