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Old 14th July 2006, 00:47   #16
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Sam, what are those holes drilled (and later filled) for?
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JK, this cannot be done with cars where there is a little lever to adjust the mirror. However in the case of a powered mirror, if the inner panel of the tweeter can be removed and is clear behind (like for example the lancers with power windows) then yes, why not.
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Old 14th July 2006, 09:46   #18
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Thanks Sam for the idea!
Though I cannot do this in my swift because of the mirror adjustment levers, the idea of using filler+cloth to improve interiors is GREAT.. and opens the door to numerous new possibilities

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Nice one Sam. It increases my options for which car to buy. Previously I used to only buy cars which had front tweeter pods and motorised mirrors.

As far as reducing treble is concerned I can see of a even nicer way....add these steps to the procedure where required.
a) cut of most of back of cup before super gluing it to the panel
b) use grill cloth that is a bit less acoustically transparent. you can test this by putting this over the tweeter and listening to it.
c) cover that part of the grill cloth that covers the cup cavaity with paper or tape (to be removed later) to protect it from the loctite and putty.
d) cut hole in mirror panel to mate with the hole made in the cup of tweeter (which is stuck on mirror panel).
e) install tweeter from the rear and use grill cloth (after you remove tape/paper sheild) as filter.
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Old 14th July 2006, 11:08   #20
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Sam, what are those holes drilled (and later filled) for?


These holes are made so that you can inject the filler into the cavity between the cloth and the panel itself




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Therefore to make it solid???
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Yes - compare the first and last pics. Using the cloth and the glue with it creates a new shape. Filling the gap inside / below the cloth makes it solid.

Sam - thanks for this.
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THANK YOU SAM !
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Old 17th July 2006, 16:29   #24
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good oneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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great sam....could this modification be tried on the door pads also, since i have an internally adjustable mirror ???
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great sam....could this modification be tried on the door pads also, since i have an internally adjustable mirror ???
Yes, I suppose it could. But where will you hide the ends of the cloth used for shape?
Unless, you mount the tweeter cup and then re-mount the upholstery on the door panel.... hmmm.....
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what car was used for this pictorial Sam? do you know anybody who can do this in Hyderabad with the same professionalism?
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Sam, a dumb question- can't we flush mount the tweeter behind mirror?
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Old 31st May 2007, 11:04   #29
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Great work Sam, keep posting more such DIY stuff!
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Old 31st May 2007, 12:37   #30
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great work sam..I've my tweeters in a similar position on the doors..will post pics soon..!! Infact i've seen this being done by many installers..but did not take pics and i guess i cannot explain as clearly as you've done..

Great JOB!
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