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#170 08 Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T 6sp DSG

Posted by Dugjt88 on 27 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

And thank you for welcoming me. Caraudiofabrication.com referred me to the site
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#4873 Randal's 2007 Chevy Avalanche

Posted by Cablguy184 on 28 November 2018 - 01:15 AM

Nice update.

Thank You Sir. Trying to get back in the game !!!

 

 

OK. Working with a couple of mixed drinks, a measuring tape, a couple of test dummies, and some VERY well recorded music ...

I have completely reset the angles of the tweeters.

Both were raised up over the hump of the dash and repositioned more on Axis.

Not necessarily directly to the driver, more like the driver's side tweeter to the passenger's ear and the passenger's tweeter to the driver's ear.

 

 

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Amazing difference !!! The stage and Image is VERY pronounce !!! Deep onto the hood and beyond the vehicle's side mirrors where everything should be !!!

I had a question if raising the tweeters would create any separation between the tweets and door mid drivers, but I have not heard anything anywhere close to separation.

Thank God this is not the case with this application.

 

After the new year when I get time, Plans are to remove the A-Pillars and have them fiber glassed.

Hopefully after that, I can get back to work on the doors for proper treatment. For now, I simply just don't have time to work on this.


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#4871 C.A.R's Endless Off-topic

Posted by Cablguy184 on 28 November 2018 - 12:22 AM

Love this forum. all of my pics are uploaded here. Wish there was more traffic.


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#4867 Randal's 2007 Chevy Avalanche

Posted by Cablguy184 on 04 November 2018 - 02:03 AM

Alright Bitches !!! Front Stage UPGRADES !!! Trying my best guys.

Please remember, nothing is set in stone and I'm constantly testing and tuning.

 

This will be a 2 way passive front stage 6.5" driver and tweet setup. 

One of the cool things I really like about this Avalanche is the tweeter placement. Not the angles of the tweet, but the actual location in reference to the mid bass driver location.

According to the good ole measuring tape, it all measures out so that I can time align mid and tweet together. Thank God !!!

This location is almost the same as the 2002 Ford F150 Supercrew I was working on.

 

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So for testing purposes, I took the stock tweeters out and apart and installed the pods out of the Ford and directly on to the BOSE grilles.

 

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Sorry for the night pics.

I know guys, that's not on axis or off axis. Those tweets are on adjustable pedestals and THIS is where the Stage and image sounds best to me.

No  "tricking or notch EQ'ing" here. Left and Right separation seems to be Dead on Balls Accurate as is.

I may change the angles a little more on axis, might help, we will see. But with this truck, they will stay in this area and not go onto the dash.

After a couple of SQ comps, I think the A-pillars will be ready for Fiberglass.

As for the doors. Nice baffle with a 6.5" driver for midbass.

Deadning and MLV ??? As soon as I can afford it guys. Unfortunately, working on a very tight (closer to none at the moment) budget. What can I say, Shit Happens.


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#4860 Randal's 2007 Chevy Avalanche

Posted by Cablguy184 on 09 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

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#4846 1994 Chevy 1500 "Phantom Dually" Build

Posted by Cablguy184 on 02 April 2018 - 03:39 AM

This is what they called a "Phantom Dually" back in the 90's.

3500 Series GMT400 Fat Rear Fenders with monster "Pro Street" style Rear Wheels and Tires.

Random pics found on GOOGLE.

 

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This truck has a long wheel base bed where as my truck will be a Short Wheel Base bed and actual Dually Wheels and Tires from a 3500 Series GMT400 Truck.

Most I remember seeing were short wheel base trucks like mine. Should look Really Nice.


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#482 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:28 PM


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#481 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Got to do some more work on this build:

 

In this post I will teach you how to reverse mount speakers and also how to use threaded inserts:

 

I found the threaded inserts at my local hardware store, I have also seen them at Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards. I really like them as you don't have to be concerned with stripping out the wood if you have to remove the screws to remove the speaker and put it back in. They are very easy to use as I will outline in the video at the bottom of the post:

 

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Here is a picture of what they look like once mounted fully, I chose to use a washer as well to have more of a surface for the screw to hold against.

 

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With the reverse mounting I found this configuration to be very appealing to the eye. I really like how you cant see any of the mounting holes, just the outer most part of the surround.

 

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In the video below I outline how to install the threaded inserts, as well as how to reverse mount a speaker. Enjoy!


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#4627 Hello

Posted by TX210_BassHead on 19 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

Hello to all the followers out there I've been watching CAF's vidoes for bout a year. now just saw a new one and found out about this website from him and decided to join. My father got me started with loud stereo systems when I was 10 and I've been doing it ever since.


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#46 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by Cablguy184 on 05 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

Amplification:
(Front Stage Dash) Linear Power 2150 (soon to be replaced with a Linear Power LP2075 when made availiable)
(Front Stage Doors) Linear Power 2150
(center) Linear Power 2075 (when made availiable)
(rear) Head Unit Power
(Sub Stage) Linear Power LP2250 (hopefully I will get the chance to test the new Linear Power LP2400 when avialiable)
Total System Amplifier Power ... Around 1100w RMS when complete
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Sub Stage:
2 10" Linear Power / Blues Car Audio ISO-Kits
(4 10" drivers set up Isoberic ported and tuned to 22 htz in a Blow Through style / dual Chambered Ecnlosure)
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#235 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:50 AM

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#17 How to make FLAWLESS Fiberglass Insert Template Shapes From Scratch- **VIDEOS**

Posted by caraudiofab on 10 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Cont from above.
 

ΒΌ MDF or Hardboard (Left) and 1/2" MDF (Right):

 
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Where to find: Big Box Hardware Stores, Lumber yards
Starting Cost: Depends on Size and date, material price changes
If you have a particular curve in your material that you cannot merely copy from an object you found you can use the 1/4" thin hardboard or mdf to smoothly cut the shape with your jigsaw, make sure you take the time to sand the surface you cut smooth so that the transition is perfect and has no rises. 
 A favorite among car audio enthusiasts the 1/2" MDF is a MUST for template production, MDF is void free and will allow for perfect surfaces when using various router steps.
 
Body Filler:
 
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Auto Supply, Auto Body Stores
Starting Cost: 15
Also known as “bondo” body filler is a must for making negative plugs throughout the process. I personally recommend “Rage Gold” by Evercoat due to its awesome working period and amazing sanding qualities. 
 
Painters tape:
 
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Art Supply
Starting Cost: 3
An easily found item, we will be using the painters tape to protect our panels on steps that require the use of body filler.

 

 
Misc:
 

Other things you need that dont need explaining: Scissors, marker, ruler.

 
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The Videos!
 
You are going to want to crack open a cold one and start to free your mind! Get those creative juices flowing! Follow the steps outlined in these videos to construct the templates!
 
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Episode 2
 
 

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#139 How to Design Your Box in Google Sketchup!

Posted by caraudiofab on 22 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I would like to add this video as well:

 


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#4852 Josh's Tahoe (From SSA), turned on for the first time. 161.6DB!

Posted by Mark LaFountain on 09 April 2018 - 06:08 PM


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