Step 8: After thoughts
The speaker unit fit perfectly into the truck and the down facing speaker works awesome. Being fed off of my mono amp this unit works brilliantly. I added 2 lag bolts to the bottom of the unit though which I fed a tie strap through. This was then fed through two eye bolts I mount in the floor. This will keep the unit locked down when going down logging roads I frequent.
Using Fun Fur Fleece was trickier than the usual fleece I use for this sort of thing. Here are a couple things I learned along the way.
- Regular fleece conforms better to multiple concaves and convex curves then the fun fur does.
- The much thicker fleece uses much more resin in order to get a full wet down. Normally when you work with polyester resin it’s actually the glass fibers that provide the strength. You want just enough resin to wet it down. Because of the fleeces furry nature the resin to fiber content is quite wasteful and not very strong.
- Like regular fleece, there is a grain of sorts. Imagine back combing a carpet, where fibers stick up. Same with the fur only much more pronounced. This is easy to knock down with a resin soaked roller though.
All in all, this build was quite a learning experience, who knew you could resin harden fun fur. Makes me think of all my daughters stuffed animals collecting in the attic. Especially the jumbo ones won at carnivals. Come Halloween, they may get a resin coating and with a couple mods could be truly wicked. Life sized Evil My Little Pony anyone?