Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday October 6, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Audio, Video & Security

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-29-2000, 04:23 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 547
Join Date: Nov 1999
2oo5 Legacy GT Ltd

Question Trimming panels/sheet metal?

What have you people been using to trim the door panels for speaker fitment? I'm thinking one of those roto-tool deals might work much better than the nippers and tip snips I've used in the past. Especially if you can adjust the depth of cut with a collar, or by some other means.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
ChR1s is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 02-29-2000, 04:32 PM   #2
NASIOC Supporter
Member#: 457
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
---- Smells like
weed and rampage


A Dremel with the right attachment works ok, but BY FAR the best tool for this is a nibbler. They might be hard to come by, but we have one in the sheetmetal shop I work at. It's basically a big motor with a 90 degree "head" on it. There's a little notch in the head with a cutter in it that moves up and down real fast. Put the metal you want to cut in the slot and move it where you want to go. It makes lots of sharp, little, moon-shaped slugs but is easy to use, fast, and works perfectly. If you can track one down, it's well worth it. It took me about 30 painless seconds to enlarge the holes to the right size.

Josh Beach
<a href="http://members.tripod.com/~jabeach">World's Slowest Impreza Project</a>
beachbum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2000, 06:51 AM   #3
Scooby Guru
Member#: 114
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wichita, KS and Whoring, OT
'03 Evo, Rice White
'01 Erion CBR 929


If you have access to air tools, get a cutting wheel and several sizes of discs. That'll cut any sheetmetal very quickly, very handy for car audio work.

A dremel is not suitable for this type of heavy duty cutting... it's going to take all day and ruin a lot of those tiny little cutting wheels.
ColinL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2000, 12:49 AM   #4
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 66
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, C
2002 Impreza WRX
Britney Edition


chris; my car installer just bought new spacers that will fit my mb quarts.. u will save a lot of elow grease this way..
and they are cheap too.. like 10-15 bux
Orbiter is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing door panels exposes outside sheet metal? jsmithjr732 Legacy Forum 2 11-26-2002 02:11 PM
Where can I get diamond plated sheet metal? Andrew Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 14 12-07-2001 01:03 AM
('93-'01) flimsy sheet metal Sidwindr Impreza Forum 8 05-22-2001 10:04 AM
Sheet Metal Screws In Tires STORER Brakes, Steering & Suspension 9 11-20-2000 10:42 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.