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sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 12:19 AM
ok if u haven't seen the other thread

http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=131165

ok i want to put a window/view port in the front of this box

BUT i want there to be a logo in front of the window

this is the logo i want to see on the front of the box (it will be back lite from inside the box)

http://schoolskipper17.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hatchetman.jpg

i need advice on how to do the window

my idea is

- outside of box - 1/2" wood with design - sealent/glue - 1/4" plexi (screwed down for extra strength) - inside of box

would that work?

yz_gt69
12-15-2005, 01:14 AM
I dont exactly understand what you mean by 1/2" of wood and then 1/4" plexi? So it isnt going to be a complete window? Will it be some design cut out in wood?
What program did you use for the basic design of your box? It looks like a cool setup

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 01:19 AM
I dont exactly understand what you mean by 1/2" of wood and then 1/4" plexi? So it isnt going to be a complete window? Will it be some design cut out in wood?
What program did you use for the basic design of your box? It looks like a cool setup

i didn't make the design

no the wood will be cut out like the pic, and then on the inside a rectangle with be routed down a 1/4 so that the plexi sits flush in the hole, thus it doens't effect the tuning of the box (the plexi would be a rectangle)

Chevyaudio
12-15-2005, 01:22 AM
you need at least 1/2" Plexi glass.

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 01:24 AM
you need at least 1/2" Plexi glass.

so i should do -outside - 1/4" wood - sealent - 1/2" plexi

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 01:29 AM
what subs are going in the box?

see audio wishlist in sig


i'm assuming i can use any type of clear acrylic material, i cant find any 12"x12" squares of 1/2" plexi so i think i'm gonna use 1/2" of lexan

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 01:38 AM
yeah id use atleast 1/2" plexi....but if you got 3/4" MDF and router'ed out the edge you should be good...then you can just flush mount the plexi.

yeah thats what i said i was gonna do

cut the design out all the way though the box, then on the inside route out a 12"x12" square and insert the lexan/plexi

lslugz
12-15-2005, 10:40 AM
i going to have a box with plexi check out how mine is going to look. I orderd some 3/4 plexi that is 13.5 x 13.5 so it can sit flush with the box. your going to be able to see 12 x 12 of the window.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c158/chingatumadre_1985/box.jpg

ramos
12-15-2005, 11:23 AM
How big is the actual plexi window going to be ? 2500w to a pair of subs is going to flex acrylic. 1/4" would probably actually get blown out of the enclosure. 1/2" would work provided the panel isn't that big. :)

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 11:37 AM
How big is the actual plexi window going to be ? 2500w to a pair of subs is going to flex acrylic. 1/4" would probably actually get blown out of the enclosure. 1/2" would work provided the panel isn't that big. :)

im gonna use LEXAN, which is stonger then plexi

and the figure will be about 10"-10.5"tall (unknown width), and wont be super wide, the LEXAN will be bigger then the figure being as it is gonna be a 12"x12" square (on the inside of the box), and will be sealed, glued, and screwed down, that ***** aint going no where

ramos
12-15-2005, 11:46 AM
im gonna use LEXAN, which is stonger then plexi

and the figure will be about 10"-10.5"tall (unknown width), and wont be super wide, the LEXAN will be bigger then the figure being as it is gonna be a 12"x12" square (on the inside of the box), and will be sealed, glued, and screwed down, that ***** aint going no where


plexi, lexan, are both acrylics which is what I was reffering to. It's not a matter of it coming unattached. It's a matter of flexing and breaking under the pressure. :)

sanmarcosZfreak
12-15-2005, 02:17 PM
plexi, lexan, are both acrylics which is what I was reffering to. It's not a matter of it coming unattached. It's a matter of flexing and breaking under the pressure. :)

well thats why i wanna do 1/2" of lexan