Apr 17, 2010

Building Tweeter Pods for the Mustang

So the boyfriend he loves his music. Loudly - with emphasis and definition and all that!
He used to be an installer, way back in "the day", way back before Car Toys was the big thing that it is. Way back when he was like employee 14 or some such thing.
So he decided that the mustang needed sound - serious sound. However, the Infinity Reference 6830CS components needed a place for the tweeter to go. He decided to put them in the sail area on the door but how to mount them? He looked high and low for something that looked like he wanted and finally came to the decision that he was just going to have to be creative and make them himself.

He started with the sails, and a piece of plastic battery cover from a doorbell.

He then used a hole saw in the same size as the tweeter mounts and cut his hole! (Brave! I wouldn't have been so brave as there was NO REPLACEMENT SAIL IF MESSED UP!!)

So far so good! A little sanding for bonding purposes and on to the next step... figuring out where exactly and at what angle exactly the tweeter mounts needed to be.

OK set! Now, to make them stay exactly in place and angle, he needed to fashion that plastic battery door cover to work just how he wanted.

Use a steak knife to make the initial cuts (dang good thing that isn't one of the good ones honey!)

Then for "precision" use the file! (Bonus action shot!)

Now to make everything behave and stay where it belongs all you need is hot glue!

Very nice, and creative and working well!

Next comes the shaping of the angles and use of bondo! Bondo seems like a fun thing, however I was not allowed to play with it. Seems that it gets hot and, well, bonds! and the worry was what exactly I was going to bond with what...

However the pods are looking mighty nice and coming along..

Nice angle and everything. All they need is sanding to knock down and smooth out the edges.

Ready for paint! Let me tell you how fun it is to try to match paint that is not new, that has been sun faded. Not fun at all no sir!

However, we did come up with this! (Like how I say we.. it makes me feel as if I played a part in this process)

Waiting for them to dry, he went and installed the other parts of the speaker in the doors while I took pictures! I love taking pictures!

OK! Install and test time!

Passenger side! Looks good - sounds GREAT!

Driver Side

They are perfect! Not all "In your face! Look I have tweeters!" like the ones we found prefabbed online.

They of course sound wonderful. Much fuller sound. Can not wait until "we" redo the subwoofers in the trunk and I bring you the fun and excitement of the building of the sub enclosures and install of the amps! He has big plans for the trunk!

Maybe I will try to get a decent camera before then however - I love my cell phone camera (enV Touch) but it just isn't giving me the picture quality I am looking for!

Apr 16, 2010

iPod, FourSqare and random entertainment!

Since I can not seem to find a decent app to blog to you all from my iPod, I am doing this directly from the Opera app.
It isn't all that easy but I had to do it just one time at least to say I had!

I also grabbed the FourSquare app and have been having quite a lot of fun with that around town. Thankfully Redmond is highly tech addicted with lots of free wireless public areas since I have yet to invest in any sort of mobile wifi for myself, however it is now on the list since I found those geocaching apps as well!

Apr 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Son

Happy Birthday David.

1992 (2 years)

2010 (20 years)

No matter how old you get, you will still always be my baby boy!

Apr 9, 2010

They're HERE! Unpackaging my Diamond Nexus earrings... in pictures!

I heard the UPS truck which made me scramble to the door like a mad woman... which in turn made the dogs/cats run for their little lives as they were sure I was going to attack them or something..
And LOOK! Right there on the street! Mr. UPS Man!!

Good thing he was looking down as I was sneakily taking his picture!
Sign my name, dogs howling and barking and me trying to get into the house and take this picture at the same time...

So, make it in the house and try to find an implement of destruction to open the tape and get to the goodies inside!
Main box open gives me a view of this...

Very nice packaging! LOVE the green bow!
Getting into that package I find this...

Smaller box with pretty blue bow and YUM Godiva chocolate! Now that is a nice surprise!
Debating which to open first was sort of interesting, however I went for the box with the blue bow...

Beautifully packaged in a nice jewelery box!
Up close with more shine!

They are so pretty! Of course between taking the last two pictures there I have opened my chocolate and am eating tiny bites which adds to the whole experience I promise!!

OK here they are in.. sorry I am not so good at those "Hey, it's a picture of me in the mirror" type pictures but you get the general idea!

I love the fact that these have a screw back. My other earrings do not, which is why I have a ton of single studs laying about!

Also, I think I have failed to mention in my other Diamond Nexus posts that they are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A rating. (It always makes me feel better about companies that are BBB memebers in good standing with good ratings!)

Waiting on my package from Diamond Nexus!!!

OK I am SO excited - stalking the UPS man kind of excited!

My Martini-Set Round Cut earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs are coming TOOODAAAAY!
Every time I hear what could be a large truck outside I run to the door to peek out!
I wonder if the UPS guy will let me take his picture when he delivers - it's not like he doesn't know me.
(Is it bad when the UPS guy knows your car and will turn around if he has missed you with a delivery when he sees you going back up the road? Nah, I didn't think so!)

So when they get here I will be posting ALL about them and tons of pictures! I know you just can't wait!!

Apr 7, 2010

Kindle Reader Book 1 finished!

Well I finished "The Dark Tide" by Andrew Gross.
It was a very good book actually! Not my usual read, however I found myself caught up in the action right off. I may have to check out some more of his books.
Reading on the iPod was different, and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not at first. I am so used to a regular book and turning pages and balancing it strange to do everything as I am reading and "working". The iPod being smaller made it easier to hold onto and my fingers didn't ache from trying to hold open a book with one hand while doing other things. Another bonus was when I fell asleep at night while reading I didn't loose my page!

I will be finishing up the other book as well as finding more to read. I can't wait. Cheaper AND more convenient!

Apr 3, 2010

Kindle for PC, iPod/iPhone

A while back I mentioned that I was really excited for the Amazon Read Kindle on PC or "iStuffs".
Well now I am even more excited since I was so lovingly gifted with an iPod Touch! (thank you darling boyfriend)

I grabbed up that Kindle App right quick and added 2 free books to the iPod to try this puppy out!

My apps! They are so fun!
The books I grabbed up at this point:

Free books are the best! That is the best way to find new authors that you never knew you loved until now!

So far I LOVE my iPod. I can't wait to wander around this lovely Wi-Fi crazy town of mine and see how many places I can find to use it in all while jamming to my favorite tunes!