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fisherpricekid
10-16-2002, 01:17 PM
i am reallyinterested in trying to make my own fiberglass box. just a samll one for now but i wanna try it. i know i need fiberglass, resin and hardener. i gotta build the frame and then cover it in material. but i am lost after that!? any help wouldbe great.!
thnx

ramos
10-16-2002, 01:48 PM
http://www.caraudioresources.net.

Very helpful links with detailed pictures. :)

MikeofTulsa
10-16-2002, 07:02 PM
depends on the aplication....generally if your going to have a large area thats what you do.....alot of people will just use the mdf rings and apply fleece to it to create a form then apply mat and cloth to the underside of it for strength

Corsica
10-16-2002, 11:09 PM
Well fiberglass maynot be as hard as they make it out to be then. Can anyone tell me where thye learned how to glass?

J

fisherpricekid
10-17-2002, 01:53 AM
i am new to the fiber glass ways what do u mean by matt? liek is that extra thick fiberglass? and how many layers of glass do u use?

ramos
10-17-2002, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by Corsica
Well fiberglass maynot be as hard as they make it out to be then. Can anyone tell me where thye learned how to glass?

J


I learned by rebuilding jet ski hulls. I watched the first couple of times, then started playing with it. Before you know it, I had built my first Hull. :)

ramos
10-17-2002, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by shrinkydinx
for a fiber glass box, do you build the square parts out of mdf? and then the curvy parts is where the fiberglass comes into play?

Yeah man. That's the easiest way there is. :)

ramos
10-17-2002, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by fisherpricekid
i am new to the fiber glass ways what do u mean by matt? liek is that extra thick fiberglass? and how many layers of glass do u use?


The answers to all of your questions and many more lie within my child :D

http://www.termpro.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=32;t=000549


Don't stay up to late reading :) Enjoy

ramos
10-17-2002, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by shrinkydinx
anyone know of any sites with pictures, maybe an account of someone building one for the first time?


Check out the fabrication links my brother :)

http://www.caraudioresources.net/technical.html

MikeofTulsa
10-17-2002, 02:39 PM
www.carsound.com clcik on the forums and go to the fabrication....alot of knowledgable people taht are willing to help....learned all i know about fiberglass there here and zane's site(which is down at the moment)

Mr. Loki
10-17-2002, 03:22 PM
Hey Just a little hint on help from when I built my box......for the rings where you will screw your sub down line it with dynamat and cut through the mat to fit the sub works wonderful!