View Full Version : ~Custom L7 trunk worklog~

08-11-2005, 12:09 PM
I'm pretty much building a whole new trunk for my Bonneville... The sub is a 15" L7, Powered by a PA LT980/2, and an amp rack for that amp and a matching PA LT480/2. I'm planning on fibergalssing in pieces, and then take those out for sanding/bodyfilling/painting. After that the pieces will be put back in the car, and bondo'd together to fill the cracks, then a final coat of paint while all put together in the car, making it a semi-permanent install.

This are pics from a couple days ago, I'll try to post better/updated ones tonight.

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/3892/img06201sp.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06201sp.jpg)

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/7453/img06216fq.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06216fq.jpg)

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/7486/img06229nd.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06229nd.jpg)

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/8642/img06230st.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06230st.jpg)

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/9874/img06249ff.th.jpg (http://img303.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06249ff.jpg)

Any input/feedback will be appreciated.

08-11-2005, 02:38 PM
r u going to flush mount the sub and put a grill on it?

08-11-2005, 10:53 PM
no grill, no flush mount. However, I have a couple of streetwires LED projector lights I will be shining on it, and one light for each amp, also. Going to go take more pics now.

08-11-2005, 11:01 PM
This is as of right now:

tape/chicken wire removed:

http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/363/img06256pt.th.jpg (http://img358.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06256pt.jpg)

http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/5618/img06275mn.th.jpg (http://img358.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06275mn.jpg)


http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/8175/img06260qe.th.jpg (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06260qe.jpg)

08-11-2005, 11:11 PM
Looking good

08-11-2005, 11:20 PM
Looks great, buuuuttt...are you going to be able to get everything in and out of there?

08-11-2005, 11:36 PM
what year bonneville do you have? i have a 2000 ssei.

08-12-2005, 12:38 AM
Looks great, buuuuttt...are you going to be able to get everything in and out of there?

I'll be able to get everything in, and I don't really plan on taking it back out lol. Even if I wasn't glassing I wouldn't be able to fit much of anything in my trunk anyway. The only problem I can see if with changing the brake light/tailight bulbs. I'm thinking of just making an ABS plastic access cover and cutting some of the fiberglass out for it where I need it.

08-12-2005, 12:39 AM
what year bonneville do you have? i have a 2000 ssei.


08-12-2005, 12:58 AM
looking good. you might have been better off just stretching material from the parts you want rounded to a frame type thing instead of using chicken wire and stuff.

interested to see how it looks in the future ;)

08-15-2005, 01:05 AM
A little update:

Started Body filler-ing for the first time today. Figured out it's a lot easier to put it on nicely than sand later...

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/318/img06609ul.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06609ul.jpg)

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/424/img06612kh.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06612kh.jpg)

Left side isn't quite done with glassing yet, 1 piece left to do on that side:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1980/img06620rc.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06620rc.jpg)

Overall look so far:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6678/img06649kv.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06649kv.jpg)

1/2 way there?

08-17-2005, 06:11 PM
Got the left side done glassing:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4626/img06731ua.th.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06731ua.jpg)

Hole is for a piece of hinged, black, 1/8" plastic as an access panel.

A bit more bondo-(SANDING IS A B**T CH)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/970/img06743oy.th.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06743oy.jpg)

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9538/img06755nu.th.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06755nu.jpg)

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3449/img06763an.th.jpg (http://img94.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img06763an.jpg)

08-26-2005, 04:06 PM
test paint to see how much we liked it, sanded down a bit:

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5985/img07166bc.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img07166bc.jpg)

holes for wires/hands cut out:

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/380/img07171rs.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img07171rs.jpg)

bit more bondo work to do:

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8241/img07189jw.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img07189jw.jpg)

fit check:

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/5885/img07198zb.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img07198zb.jpg)


08-26-2005, 10:26 PM
how do u plan on getting all the dust from sanding out of there? as well as having a NICE paint job on the final project...cant hardly wet sand/buff with it inside there.

08-26-2005, 10:42 PM
I'm not really going for a professional paint job look on this project. As far as the dust from sanding the bondo'd pieces together, a vacuum and wet rag should do the trick. I'm not exactly worried about the carpet or anything else in the trunk, it's ripped/stained too much from this and previous installs to even be called carpet anymore lol.

just for kicks(taken about 5 mins ago):

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2183/img07264qk.th.jpg (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img07264qk.jpg)

08-26-2005, 11:12 PM
are you gonna be able to mount an amp on the bottom self?

08-28-2005, 08:51 AM
are you gonna be able to mount an amp on the bottom self?

Yes, that top amp that I have in that one picture is for my front infinity ref comp set, and the bottom rack will hold the amp for the sub.