Custom Made door pods / door cards for the Alfa Romeo GTV or Spider for installing 3-Way component speakers.
Went to 3 of the most well known audio specialists in the South East who all erm'd and ahh'd regarding what to do for the GTV door cards. Quoted me in the region of £200-300 for moulded pods.
so, not wanting to take a chance on someone who didnt have the experience in that particular car, I decided to do some research and build my own.
To appreciate the extensive time and effort you must See pics here of build below. in total around 20-30 hours in total.
Made with MDF, filler and fibreglass - a very solid build. The backs have also had expanding foam for extra sound deadening ( I recommend also putting soundproof matting on the inside of the door) to prevent loss of sound through vibrations.
You'll also notice the angle of the speaker mounts were designed so as to send sound direct to the optimum points for seated adults. This means you dont have to make it loud to hear the quality.
It took very many many man hours (20-30hours in total for design, planning, build, etc). It took an entire day - approx 10 hours of sanding to get a perfectly smooth finish on some of the concave and convex sections.
I'm Looking for at least £100 per door card/pod. Since standard door cards are £55ish each in ok condition, that makes the customisation work only £45 per door card which I think is very cheap for the many hours of work and materials including the fibreglass. Not in any rush to sell them, have been bubblewrapped in my garage since last March/April when I sold the Alfa.
I cannot post this. Pickup in person only please from Hatfield (AL10) which is 10mins drive from the M25 and North London, just off the A1. Cash on collection. Any questions, please ask.
Any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you for reading this far. Obviously this is not going to one for the purists, of which there are many on here
. I know it wont be to everyone's cup of tea. But there are many who will have a need for a high end audio install with 3 way components.
NB, the fibreglass subwoofer install I advertised previously had sold.