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Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Tuesday, January 01, 2008 9:59 PM
Hey quick question...ive started my door panels on my 81 riviera and I am fiberglassing 4 speakers in my door. Ive already started the bondo stage and ive been sanding away. But is there a possiblity that my hinges for my door will start to sag from so much weight let me know asap before i waste my time doing 4......thanks

Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, May 18, 2008 9:47 AM
Hi Steven,

i live in Waterloo Ontario, the city of RIM and the Blackberry....lol. I'm having challenges with car audio shops here regards to setting up quality front staging for my 88' cavalier convertible z24. I love the pics thus far of your fiberglass doors. My concern is speaker placements.

love ur input
thx
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:57 PM
I am in the process of doing my first set of fiberglass pods on my 04 Cav. I am putting speaker pods on the sail panels just above the door panel. (...where the door mirror bolts are covered) I wanted to make sure that this looks right before I start laying in the resin. I have never done this before and figured I would make sure with experienced people first.

Here is the back side. I have since added a couple more "crow's feet" to the grille cloth.

This is the front side.

Does everything look okay from what the pictures show?



Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:06 AM
so what does the finish product look like? any updates?
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:00 PM
Sorry it took so long to respond. I have to repaint one because I scuffed it test fitting it. I still have to figure out how to attach them because body molding tape isn't working...lol.







If it can't drag, it ain't low enough!
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:21 PM
I just want to say thanks for taking the time to do all this, I'm going to do something somewhat different(not a J-body car)but following your guidelines will help alot.
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, August 31, 2008 12:52 AM
Andrew Lewis? From Betsy Layne KY?



If it can't drag, it ain't low enough!
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, August 31, 2008 12:53 AM
err nevermind...i see ur in pa



If it can't drag, it ain't low enough!
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:54 PM
Gotta a quick tiny question... Well everything sank in but the fiber glass mat thing. Do you place the mat over the whole area? Do u use sparingly? Or is it only on the spots were its needs to be strong at? So confused... Plus im right in the middle of doin a project and im lost on this step.
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, September 14, 2008 6:42 PM
i've heard you put it over the whole area. but I guess it depends on what your glassing
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:07 PM
yeah it depends
If you're using the original shape of the door (the plastic) and just making a bulge on top of that for the speaker, just use glass on the bulge.

If you're shaping the entire door, glass the entire door.




Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, September 14, 2008 8:23 PM
makes sinces. thx.
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Friday, March 13, 2009 9:15 PM
did i see a blunt box? haha
thanks for the tips man good write up



Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:16 PM
Ok so I am fiberglassing a speaker pod but nothing is going past that bottom factory line. I heard the resin won't stick to the plastic. When I glue the fleece to the plastic, is that what holds the glass when all is said and done? I heard something about drilling holes in the plastic and doing the glass from both sides. I have a gaping hole to fill before I do this pod also.

This is all that is stopping me from getting my components in the car..
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 7:55 PM
Drill holes, glass on both sides.



Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Thursday, July 09, 2009 5:17 AM
Gotcha. I did that on my first one. 2nd one I used a Power Poxy Plastic bonder. It has held up to 200lbs of force (just deformed the plastic panel) so not a bad idea either.


Here's my 2nd attempt at glassing. The first one... .not so good.

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/standard235/?action=view¤t=img1247140926366.jpg
Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Monday, October 26, 2009 11:48 PM
nice post looks like its turning out good i just started glassing the doors in my other car last week and was looking for a few answeres to some questions i had and found almost all my answeres here...heres a little pic of what i have going on


Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, May 02, 2010 1:28 PM
sorry old thread.... but any finished product PICS installed?
fixed


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Re: HOW TO - Fiberglass Your Door Panels, Lots of pics
Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:54 AM
~NiKki~ wrote:

sorry old thread.... but any finished product PICS installed?


HAHAHAHA!
But these are stickied, and my write-ups are not.









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