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DIY Custom "One Off" Fiberglass

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A while ago I had came across a couple of foam cutters on here that got me thinking I'd like to do something with the back deck of my 1990 Miata. Anyone that has owned a Miata knows they are lacking in any real space for a good sound system.  I had one of those typical ugly square gray carpet boxes laying on the back deck that I was never happy with. I always like the "back deck look of the Pontiac Solstice, that fiberglass wind screen look really has caught my attention, I had to try it!


 
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Step 1: Instructables Original Techniques


First off (before I list any materials) let me give credit to instructables members for your creativity and imagination to help me create this one off design. The many different techniques I used to create these came mostly from this site and it's members, Foam cutters, tool tips, fiber glassing, etc. You guys and girls are a cut above the rest, Thanks.

Materials used:
1 4 x 8 sheet of plywood
1 tube silicone sealant caulking
4 fiber glass packages from walmart
1 gallon fiberglass resin from Lowes with activator
1 can Krylon primer
2 cans Krylon gloss White
1 can Krylon gloss blue
Air Brush with createx paints
1 can Krylon Acrylic Clear coat
Numerous amounts of sand paper of varying grits
1 tube of bondo spot putty
1 quart of Bondo body filler
Colored felt and and T shirts
piece of Acrylic (plexi-glass)
1 jar vaseline
hot glue gun and glue sticks
1 can 777 3m spray adhevsive

Additional parts and tools to finish project:
Dremel with cutting kit and engraving bits
Circular saw
Super bright led's
various pcb parts
resistors
soldering iron
solder
heat shrink
heat gun (or lighter)
Speaker wire
Speakers

Protective Equipment used:
Long sleeved shirt
Respirator
Gloves
Face sheild

Now to the credits:
As I stated there were a few things you'll need to build based on some really great instructables:

Foam Cutters:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Hotwire-Foam-Cutter-with-Fence/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-foam-cutter-from-scrap/

Speaker rings and fiberglass layup:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Fiberglass-Subwoofer-Box/

LED Circuitry and board design
http://www.instructables.com/id/ThrobbingFading-LED-with-555-Timer/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Sponge-Ferric-Chloride-Method-Etch-Circuit-Bo/