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Door builds #58253
3rd Dec 2005 10:19pm
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Upton, Wirral
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I am trying to find some one who will do me some door builds in my cinq. Anyone out there know of someone good????

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Re: Door builds #58254
3rd Dec 2005 10:45pm
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why not try it yourself?

Re: Door builds #58255
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Upton, Wirral
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I know that i'll **** it up and have to get someone to do it for me anyway!

Re: Door builds #58256
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you never no, you could be good at it,

heres a guide if you want to give it a try,
its for a corsa but can be used for any car,

I thought i would show a step by step guide
on how to make custom door build.

It takes time but a LOT cheaper than buying from a shop,
which can be anything up to £350. Hope this helps:

Tools:

  1. Tub of P40 (fibre Glass)
  2. Tub of P38 (easy filler)
  3. MDF
  4. Expanding foam
  5. Sand paper (all sizes)
  6. Plastic filer primer
  7. Wood clue
  8. grey primer


*FG – Fibre Glass

Step 1:
Make MDF rings, one to the size of your speaker bracket,
so the speaker will fit in. also make one for the base plate as shown below.
Also you will need pieces of wood to angle the speaker to your own personal choice.

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Step 2
This is the fun part. Use expanding foam to fill the gaps in-between
the two MDF rings, so you have a base for the FG to stick to.
After that is set, cut down the excess to the shape of the MDF rings.
As shown in the picture below, in-between the MDF rings.

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Step 3:
This is the tricky part.
Using P40 to mould the shape of your pod. Only put small amount
of FG on the pod, and build up the layers.
Wait till the FG has completely set before adding the next layer.
As you can see on the picture above there is the first layer of FG.

After all the layers it should look something like this:

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Step 4:
After you have got the shape with the FG to your liking,
use a sander or a DA to smooth the FG.
This doesn’t have to be perfect, but to get the shape. As shown below:

[Linked Image]

Step 5:
Use P38 to skim over the FG, but only do one layer to cover the FG.
It should look something like this:

[Linked Image]

If you have electric windows, bolt these on, and filler over them to get flush (optional)

Once that is set, sand down to get it dead smooth.
And remember to feather the filler into the plastic door card (use the sand paper),
to stop it from cracking.

Re: Door builds #58257
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Step 6:
Once you have got your shaped pod,
its time to fill in all the imperfections.
To do this you will need some plastic filler primer.
Spray all over the pod as shown below.

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Once done then its simply a repeat till right exercise now,
to get the plastic and pod dead smooth (this takes time)

Step 7:
Once all that is done, now you got to choose a colour to spray it!
You will have to use grey primer before you spray the pod.
After the primer has set, you can spray your pod to
what ever colour you want. After the paint has
settled (let this dry for a night) use t-cut and polish
to bring up the shine. Finish pod:

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Re: Door builds #58258
4th Dec 2005 12:04am
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nice one lawton wink

Re: Door builds #58259
4th Dec 2005 12:19am
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Upton, Wirral
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It looks cool. Lets try it and see what happens! Thanks alot the pics realy help.

Re: Door builds #58260
4th Dec 2005 12:30am
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Re: Door builds #58261
4th Dec 2005 1:54am
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I tell you what mate, its been a very long time since i seen a member with so much insperation in a post.

This is exactly what should be coming onto Cruisewirral forums, about modifying cars, what a great topic :cheers:

Re: Door builds #58262
4th Dec 2005 3:00am
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Bebington
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Awesome mate, will have to give this a try after christmas.

Re: Door builds #58263
4th Dec 2005 10:22am
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no, i havent tried it yey scooby as i bought some door cards that were allready done, i might try and make a install for the boot, and just follow the guide lines of that above

Re: Door builds #58264
4th Dec 2005 2:21pm
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What a good topic.Im gonna try dummut like this soon. Gonna make a moulded parcel shelf to point the rear speakers into the car. May do the doors too as i plan to retrim them myself


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Quote
Originally posted by scoop2004:
What a good topic.Im gonna try dummut like this soon. Gonna make a moulded parcel shelf to point the rear speakers into the car. May do the doors too as i plan to retrim them myself
if you want, i can write you a guide of how to re-trim door cards and roof?

Re: Door builds #58266
4th Dec 2005 5:28pm
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quality reply mark an tis sumit im defo thinkin of tryin as its easy enuf to pick up sum old door cars from a scrappy

nice u know how to COPY an PASTE too wink

corsasport wasnt by anychance a helpin hand for this info

im sure i recognise the car raftl


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quality reply mark an tis sumit im defo thinkin of tryin as its easy enuf to pick up sum old door cars from a scrappy

nice u know how to COPY an PASTE too wink

corsasport wasnt by anychance a helpin hand for this info

im sure i recognise the car raftl
ssshhh, nice one john, lol, i did have to alter it abit though

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