- Aug 30, 2022
So i want speakers in the door. I will put a set in my half doors as well as my full doors. The half doors should be much more simple with no window but the full doors will be where i start this project. Today i was trying to decide what material id start with, ive watched a few hours of various custom door panels and most use some cardboard or mdf. Both of these materials I dont think would hold up well in a jeep considering the water it might see. The next obvious choice was metal. Break out the arcdroid make a template and be done right? My first stop was youtube to get pointers on removing the door panel. Next was some heat to remove the plastic liner with a heat gun to see what i would be working with. After a bit of looking a metal panel would be fairly complex because the the various bulged areas in the door, exposed bolts and clips. Of course shims and spacers could be built a bit of bending and such or possibly some metal work could possibly work. Those probably are not impossible bit they are a bit outside my comfor zone. Then i revisited using the stock door panel and cutting it up but i couldn't see how i could fit eithet a 6.5 or a 6x9 in the existing panel and still look reasonable or acceptable. So with some brain storming i came up with using some sheet abs. Next i started hunting on my phone to find a piece and none of the box store had any in stock. So i began looking around the shop thinking i would make a cardboard template vs spending a few hours chasing down a sheet of abs. Upon looking for a big piece of cardboard i spotted a partial sheet of plexi glass left over from some covid sheilds i made for my old boss for his mcdonads store a few years back. Remember never throw away anything you might one day find a use for it. So i grabbed a marker and shetched a outline.