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Post by fluxcap on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:34 am

Wow, looks totally different then when I saw it in lagrange. Smoothed out and cleaned up really well!

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It's like, how much more black could this be, and the answer is none.......none more black.

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Post by zabo on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:01 am

looks bad ass man- you should do a few more designs get some molds made and start selling those things.

how did you end up attaching it to the molding?
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Post by callahan on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:33 pm

i just drilled through the molding and the hood
then bolted it to the studs i tapped into the bottom of the bronze

i haven't decided if i'm going to make any more or not yet, it is a very time consuming process and even with a simpler design it would still take me longer than i want it to, and to make any money off of them i would have to sell them for more than i want to, i'm sure i will do some more at some point but it will probably be a while lol
so if you want one start saving your pennies lol
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:29 pm

Hey Callahan, you might be on to something:

http://www.pbase.com/jmsprophoto/hw_103010
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Post by callahan on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:35 pm

took my girls out in the snow for christmas Cool

main road in my neighborhood
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road up to my driveway
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rolling
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didn't make it to the driveway lol
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Post by rpm750 on Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:35 pm

callahan wrote:didn't make it to the driveway lol
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Dude the Germans could!
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Post by bakertim2 on Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:14 pm

The Germans cars weren't slammed on the ground
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Post by callahan on Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:22 pm

i didn't make it cause i didn't have enough momentum into the turn and just lost traction then slid to the inside. i made it no problem this afternoon slammed on the ground and all lol
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Post by rpm750 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:09 am

bakertim2 wrote:The Germans cars weren't slammed on the ground

True True
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Post by kstanle2 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:48 pm

your car makes a lovely snow plow and your heater channel is a nice slushy maker.
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Post by callahan on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:25 pm

put some bump in my trunk today
pionner 12" sub 750watt amp
sounds pretty good just enough oomph for the small airspace in the car

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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:34 pm

that looks pretty sweet
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Post by callahan on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:47 pm

thanks bud
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:31 pm

I'm doing the same thing, but I'm building an MDF enclosure inside of the suitcase and using a 10" sub

I'd like to give yours a listen next time I see Jolene at a show
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:32 pm

What speakers are you running up front?
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Post by callahan on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:04 am

i don't have any speakers up front yet and idk if i will put any up there right now i've got the sub and two 6x9s the two speakers were plenty loud by themselves just couldn't hit lows like a sub can. i think with the size of the car this is a pretty good set up, one shouldn't overpower the other and should be able to hear everything, plus it all fits behind the back seat

and as far as building an enclosure inside the suitcase i don't think its really necessary, all i did is put glue some foam on the inside to deaden it a bit and bolted the sub in with the sub bolted to the front its plenty strong enough i might make some braces for the backside if i did it again and the only problem ive noticed so far is air coming in and out of the seam where the suitcase opens up, so once i have everything as i like it i think i'll just open it up and put some silicone on the seam then should be no problem

oh and the handle rattles lol gotta figure out something for that
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Post by callahan on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:05 am

and the amp is not inside the suitcase btw there is not quite enough room and i thought it might get a little too warm in there so i just mounted it to the back of the seat with my other one
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:27 am

I'm going to put some separates in the kick panels up front, and just do without the rear separates and keep the suitcase sub for a "front stage" type of effect. When I first built the car, I had all of the sound coming from the back and I heard someone else's car with kick panels and it sounded phenominal. I'm going to run a 4 channel amp with the kick panels getting the front channels, and bridge the rear channels together to run the sub. I like the idea of running a vintage suitcase sub, it looks better in a vintage Bug imho. Good luck with your set-up, adding the sub with the 6x9's probably sounds real sweet.
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Post by Grifspop on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:28 am



oh and the handle rattles lol gotta figure out something for that[/quote]

I'm thinkin' hot glue those down where they won't move, should get rid of the rattle
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Post by Rusty62 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:15 pm

Dude the ol girl is looking super rad! Can't wait to meet her in person.
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Post by callahan on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:57 pm

thanks bro! we need gotta get a waffle house cruise going real soon!
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Post by Rusty62 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:12 pm

Done and Done! Very Happy
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Post by buggin70 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:13 pm

ill be there!
if its near my house lol
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Post by callahan on Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:51 pm

drew and i usually go to the one on 41 in acworth

started painting skirts that i've got on loan from tim
and broke down new popouts started cleaning them up now just need to get seals and pop em in
thanks a bunch to tim and bobby!

anyone have any suggestions for removing window tint film?

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Post by DiggerD on Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:15 pm

[quote="callahan"] anyone have any suggestions for removing window tint film?

When I removed all the tint from my bus.........( 13 windows, two layers of tint, dammit!! Evil or Very Mad ), I sprayed the film down with windex and let it sit to soften the adhesive and peeled the tint, then scraped the glue with a single edge razorblade. Keep the glass wet with the windex and the glue will come off cleanly when you scrape it with the blade.





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