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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

This is how the motor is beeing placed; You can see I put an little alu cover over the bar from the motor, not easy to find...

This is the same material as where the engine is screwed on.

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Made an extra piece of carbonkevlar to fill in the big wholes on the bottom of the motor.
A little more contrast with the CF.
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The picture is taken when you're standing right behing the trunk. Now you can see it all.

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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

Now the big question is, WHY THE HECK make such a big piece of CF, but i wanted to be sure that EVERYTHING looks perfect, from what ever angle you look.

Again with the neon.

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This will come under the right vent, just for looks.

On the leftside we have the CF piece where the motor is at, so it looks more the same on the right side went you look through the vents.
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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:15 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

I'ts time to rebuild the doorpanels.

The doorpanels i using are secondhanded. So the car remains complete, and I doesn't have to drive without panels all winter.
Demounted some stuff.

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Started taking off the leather. awefull job

The 16cm FOCAL speaker is taking approximately the same place where the original speak is.

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In the meanwhile , I let the rings mild nicely.

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I milded some MDF wooden rings to tighten on the doorpanel.

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To lock the speakers tight I made a extra alu plate of 6mm thick.

Here I can use the screws that came with the FOCALS. These are special screws that click-in the grill.

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This is an seperate little cap that goes on top. This model will be editted more.

This will come nice when it's finished.

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Designerdepartment going at full speed

Worked on the ring where the speaker goes in, more smooth now.
Step by step, till it workes out to something he likes;

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On picture, maybe it doesn't look so good, but IRL it looks fine. The forms i made also come back in the original panel. So it's more styled this way.

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Here a couple of pics of the original doorpanel, to compare more easy.

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And this is what it's going to be. The door, on the speaker, gained 2cm more to the inside of the car. This is what I had to do to get the speaker in there in a good way.

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The seperate polyester cap, that goes over the speaker, will come in silver, like the trim.

This will contrast with the rest.

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Picture with the grill.

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If I look at this all, I think it doesn't contrast to much with the lines, shape of the original panel.

Has to be rubbed and finished some more.

On the backside of the panel, maybe there will come a little light, that shines when the door is opened. Partially to fill up the big piece.

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:16 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

In the meanwhile I made a whole into the doors platework, behind the speaker.

You can see the windowglider. Just nog touching the speaker.
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Made some more parts, to fill up the other wholes.

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On the background, there's a alu plate of 4mm thick. Very hard and strong.

In the middle you can see 2 Carbonkevlar parts. I made em as thin als possible .
On the foreground you see 4 little rings I made, to screw the doorpanel extra tight.

If you look to the second on the right, there's a little rubber he pasted on. On the place where he screwed it. This to prevent resonance.

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On the picture you see a little pole picking out. That's MEGA IMPORTANT.

Behind the speaker, there'll be another screw, so we can attach it even more in the middle.
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Everything mounted:

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This won't be the end of the door. I has to make some tiny wholes airtight, but that won't go untill the has all the material to fill up the sound.
All I makes, will be filled up with this material. What exactly I going to use, he's not sure. we'ill keep u informed.

As you can see, I putting a lot of work into all this. And more work is coming up so the sound won't be lost...

I think this is a type of work, that is underestimated be many people. But the work will pay of in the end, that's what we are sure of...

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:17 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

As you can see, het got the disc in there again. Disced a ditch in there so I gots some place to get the overflowingin leather away.

The alu and the pole I got on there so it all stays equal when it gets overlayed.

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you see, the plates can be rattled off.
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as you guys can see, the bottom part is already painted black, you all know what happens then...

indeed, CARBON TIME

The bottomsides of the doorpanels will have to be done in CARBON FIBRE.

So a dificcult object to get in the Carbon fibre. But we must admit, it's done nicely..

Many time was put into preparation the prevent the CF - overlay to got wrong at any place.

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This annoying little side was one of the many things that could go wrong.

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Also, I was satisfied to get the little lamp in there. makes the piece a bit more interesting then one big lumb piece.

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This is the ditch I disced into the panel. For those who don't get the picture. When it's all done, the upperside of the panel will be overlayed in leather. Then I needs a little space the get rid of the too much leather.

To get a nicer finishing off

You see on this pic that everything at the bottom is in CF..

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Now the big work is to get it all nice and flat. Put some more layers of epoxy on there till it's all nice and smooth.

so, lots of work and patience...

robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:18 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop
This is the 3th layer of epoxy.
Rubb it all down flat and equal everywhere, and then another 4th layer of epoxy.
Some pics
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robolop 
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Posted: August 21, 2009 at 1:22 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote robolop

After firmly rubbin' the epoxy, I added another layer op expoxy.

Maybe it's not so visible on the pic, but it's quit flat already.
4th layer of epoxy.

Now it's important to rub the last layer good. Start with an 800 and end with a 2000.

I also found the same black leather to cover the panel like the original one.

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After firmly rubbin' the epoxy, I added another layer op expoxy.

Maybe it's not so visible on the pic, but it's quit flat already.
4th layer of epoxy.

Now it's important to rub the last layer good. Start with an 800 and end with a 2000.

I also found the same black leather to cover the panel like the original one.

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A couple of years ago, my wife was making ( read: painting) christmasballes, to hang in the christmastree. She also hooked on making special things

When i looked at the plexy balls, i know, that sometime, i could use it for another project Well, ladies and gents, IT'S TIME

These are the plexy balls, you can buy 'm in every size. (according to his wife)..
:D:D:D
A old friend of my Earl Zausmer build 12 or 13 years ago something like this.

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Then I made a hole in the bigget bal, so the little one stands a bit 'in' it

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On this pic you can see the ball with the speaker, stands a bit further away. I did this on purpose.
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pic with speakers in it.

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__________________They will go on horizontally against the A-pillar of the car. I made already 4 copies in polyester.

Made a hole in it, and taped it all with some tape.

Then I polished it all a few times, so when he takes them apart, no polyester stays sticking on the plexy.

It also took some work to make the fiberglass so smooth with as less airbubbles as possible.

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There are 2 layers of polyester now, what should be strong enough. Don't want these things to get TOO heavy.

Made another 4 alu-rings that will come in there. So it will be possible to screw the speakers tight into the alu rings.

It also popped to mind that it would be cool to cover this in CF, but that's almost not possible.

The polyester balls are ready, and look good.

On the right bal, you see a piece of polyester go loose from the plexy.
Ticked it with a hammer.
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removed the plexy (upper)

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Removed the lower plexy.

I made them each the same height.
First I leveled the plank. Then rubbed it in one time...

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Put them together. Mesured a couple of times how much the tweeter must go backwards, and put a piece of MDF wood under it, and glued it together.

You can see I put a little filler to fill the wholes in the polyester.

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I made the smaller ball crossed over in the big ball. It seemed cool...

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Before I going further with this, I needs some alu, which my friend is going to suply. So I started making some bridles to hook them up to the A-pillars. We can assure you, a f** job which will take a while

Got some alu rings from 10mm thick to center the speakers..

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The rings must go into the whole, and got tightened at a specific depth.

I can asure you, i was on this for HOURS.

Screwed each ring with 3 screws.

As you can see, I made the side of the ring a bit raw, and put some slots in it. I did this, so the polyester can flow nicely and everything will be fastened tight.

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On this picture, you can see, that where the screws are, hI pasted a little piece of rubbingpaper. To keep it from moving.

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In the little ring for the tweeter, I milled out a little hole. for the cables.

[Got some alu rings from 10mm thick to center the speakers..

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The rings must go into the whole, and got tightened at a specific depth.

I can asure you, i was on this for HOURS.

Screwed each ring with 3 screws.

As you can see, I made the side of the ring a bit raw, and put some slots in it. I did this, so the polyester can flow nicely and everything will be fastened tight.

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On this picture, you can see, that where the screws are, hI pasted a little piece of rubbingpaper. To keep it from moving.

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I already kept the balls in the car, to see if they were straight, and how they would look on the dash.

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This work seems very simple, until you do it.

To know if Left and Right are exactly the same, I took out my laser.
With that thing it's actually very easy.

You place it in the centre of the mid. I got lucky it fitted right in .

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You turn the thing on, and aim where you want it.

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In the background you see some trophies what i won in IASCA COMPETITION .

Include;EUROPEAN CHAMPION and BEST OF INSTAL.:

Here's how i fastened the christmasballs against the A-pillar.

As you can see, i put in a big fat roundel in the biggest ball. This was so I could hold it all firmly.
Also you can see that the hole is bigger than the screw. i did that so i can aim it.
The head of the screw I cut off a little, cause I hit the back of the speaker.

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Upside the hole, you can see a little slot. i made that to get the cables through.

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This is the Iron trolley who is screwed on the A-pillar.

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This is the adapted A-Pillar.

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So it looks in the car. The A-pillars will be covered in black alcantara.

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It's tight, LOCK TIGHT !

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Here the christmasballs of he's wifey, in the car

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The original focal grill's

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You may also notice that the wooden trim in the car is changed by alu...

i also made some in CF, but i didn't like it, so sold those ones, together with his wooden.
Wanted some contrast in the interior.
That's why the polyester balls will be sprayed in the silver, like the trim.

The A-Pillars are finally covered in Alcantara.

That was not so easy...
Where the hole is for the speakers, i had some alcantara to much. So pulled everything out of he sleave to make it nice and smooth.
A good thing I had big sleaves on his jumper that day .
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That little doodiety thing wasn't easy to cover..

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the rest of the interior will be another 3m of alcantara...

My balls are primered....:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

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The balls are painted, and look just about perfect.

That's what I had in mind, and I made it for 100%.
Colour matches the trim perfectly....

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About the little ditch in the big ball, i satisfied. Not so easy to make, and rubb it there.

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This is what you see on the outside.

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Again something that's finished. When I thinks about it know, it has worth the effort again....

up to the next!

robolop 
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Don't know how you cal these things, but I gonna make some in CF..:D:D

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Milled a whole in there, to put a plexi glass.
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I will get a little neon, or ledlight in there in future.

PLexy was a little hard work though.

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Layer of CF and epoxy.

Do it a couple of times to make it smooth.

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In the plexy, there'l come a logo. still not sure what it's gonna be...

time will tell..:D:D:D

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robolop 
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little pieces under the seats.

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Carbon pieces ready to get mounted again.
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looks like:

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a little plastic piece on the engine.

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robolop 
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Cause I didn't want to change thie original 16:9 screen in the console, I had to find a place for my ALPINE CDA-7998 Phantom Face.

I wanted to do this in the middle, under the armrest. Then I had to get of the front en extend it with cables. If this was an ordinary radio, no problem, but with this radio I didn't want to take the risk.

So looked for another option to place the radio, without doing harm to the looks of the interior.

Made little trolley to fasten the radio.

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Because I can only tighten this trolley with 2 screws, I made it extra strong. all made of iron.

The radio won't move a mini-mm, it's locked TIGHT !
I also weld the original sleigh of the radio onto it.

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The fiberglass piece I made for the radio, is finished.

I lost about a day on this piece to get this perfect. When u sit down and
look closely, it was a bit slanting.
reason: the dashboard of the beemer was slanting also: conclusion:
THEY WERE ALL MADE ON MONDAYS
So I placedit, so the lines in the dashboard flow with the piece for the radio.

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This will be the new place for the radio.

There was a little meaninglesscompartiment here for some useless stuff, so lets give the space some meaning !

Not the normal place for a radio, but that's was just so we didn't have to **up the middleconsole...

There will be people who don't like the setup over there... but didn't have an other (GOOD) option.
In the iron...

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This is the result of the fiberglass piece.

Thougt of covering it in CF, or doing it in matt black, but changed his mind on the last minute and sprayed it silver? like the christmas-speaker-balls.

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We were afraid it may be a bit too much silver, but cause the piece is really far down

If he changes my mind about the colour, it can be resprayed in black orso.

This is the radio with the screen clapped in. .

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This is the sight when I sits in the car. Just enough the see all of the radio.

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