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ThePoose last won the day on December 9 2023

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  1. I haven't used this personally yet, but am considering it. It has pretty positive reviews around the interwebs. https://outofsightaudio.com/ There are also some dedicated bluetooth amps that can do it as well. I found the Out of Sight interesting because it's small and offers flexibility.
  2. Thanks. The images would make it more clear what I'm talking about. I'll probably end up having to get a custom version of the wheel, which my cheapness was trying to avoid. At least they won't stick past the fender. I'll just avoid potholes for the time being.
  3. After months of indecision, I finally pulled the trigger on some new wheels. I just received them and went to test fit before I ordered tires. I went with a 17x9 in the rear with a 5-inch offset, which the fitment charts (and forum conversations) say is a fit without rubbing. My question is should that wheel fit inside the wheelwell? I have about 2.5 inches of space on the inside, but the outside edge of the wheel extends into the inner part of the fender lip. Is this pretty standard? Because when I read fits without rubbing, in my head it was completely inside the wheelwell. Is this more or less what you're experiencing? Trying to post images, but nothing I've done before seems to be working. Everything is an error. Thanks for your help.
  4. Thanks. Some great ideas here. Aslanefe, what did you use to make the mold for the full enclosure you show here? I've used styrofoam in the past to build the shape, but I'm sure there's something better.
  5. Machspeed, A guy named Luis in Upland, CA. No joke, I don't even know his last name. His shop looks like a place you'd never leave your car in a million years, but he does great work. He came referred by a friend I trust who knows him through his work. I couldn't find anyone around here that would paint a car in less than two years, and the prices were stupid. So, I haul cars from the Portland area down to LA. He has my 69 GT right now.
  6. Mach1, Here's a couple of quick shots, along with my disaster of a shop. I'll get around to updating my build thread one of these days. Here's a couple of quickies.
  7. The holes in my doors are "from the factory", but I don't think there was any rhyme or reason to the placement. As long they're secure.
  8. Don't know if anyone has done this, but thought I'd post here to see if there are any issues I'm not thinking of. I don't like the looks of the kick panels with the speaker pods, I sure don't want to cut holes in the doors I just had repaired, and I never really never used the vents, so was thinking about building a fiberglass and metal enclosure for some 5-inch (approx) speakers. They would mount in the same spots as the vents, so should seal the cabin. Other than not having the vent handles visible, unless I do a modification to fake that up, are there any issues that could be caused by doing this? It is an AC car, in case anyone is concerned about my comfort. Thanks.
  9. Vicfreg, Don't know if you still need the door panel hole locations, but here they are. Measured from the back edge (latch end) of the door, Hole 1 -- 1.5 inches from edge, 2.25 inches from the bottom. Hole 2 -- 12.375 from edge, 1.5 inches from the bottom. Hole 3 -- 22.875 from edge, 1.5 inches from the bottom. Hole 4 -- 34.25 from edge, 1.5 inches from the bottom. Hole 5 -- 43.25 from edge, 2 inches from the bottom. I thought they would have been more uniform, but were consistent between my two doors. With a couple of quick images.
  10. Machspeed, I did this a couple of weeks ago. In order, the two bolts with J-nuts at the wheel opening. The captured nut that goes in the valance from the inside, then from the outside through the bracket that attaches to the bumper. Top center of the valance, attaches to the center support with a J-nut on the support. (a couple of these I couldn't get to focus) The bolt that goes through the valance in the front and attaches to the headlight extension with a J-nut on the extension. And from the back Last is the bottom of the main support that attaches to the core support. Usually there's a J-nut on this, but the new spoiler came with a nut and bolt I used instead. No spoiler then it's definitely a J-nut. Reverse for the other side.
  11. AGS Brake Lube is like Frank's Red Hot. I put that sh*t on everything.
  12. I used just the tiniest bit of AGS Brake Lube. I didn't want them to flop around, but they seem to stay in position. Time will tell if it was a poor decision.
  13. NPD and all the others sell them. If your car has the holes still, I'd put them in to keep the dirt out. That's why I'm doing it. If you replaced the panels and the holes aren't there, personally, I wouldn't bother. I don't think any of us are doing the heavy, everyday driving or letting them sit outside where we'd have to worry about the trunk needing to drain. But that's one person's opinion.
  14. Yeah, I was thinking RTV. I think they do a better job of keeping dirt out than draining water. Thanks.
  15. Any secret to installing these guys? I place the tabs in the square hole, but they sure don't fit tight to the body, and they pull out pretty easily. I remember pinching the tabs together from inside the trunk to get them out, so I thought pinching those two squares would expand the tabs in the back and pull it tight, but that wasn't working. I'm prepared to feel dumb.
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