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JDoggHSTX
10-17-2002, 04:04 PM
Would it be possible to build a box from all plexiglass. I know that I would need it to be at least 1/2 to 3/4 in. thick, sealer, and metal brackets for the corners, but would it be feasible? I think that it would look cool to have a clear box so you could see everything.

ramos
10-17-2002, 04:23 PM
Something like this

http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_58_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_59_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_61_full.jpg

Spddracer
10-19-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by ramos
Something like this

http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_58_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_59_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/140000-140999/140287_61_full.jpg Whats the sound difference in plexi and wood ???

gearhead008
10-19-2002, 10:19 PM
hey man,

plexi glass is better. If you really want to be specific, i can. My dad owns his own Glass company and we made two identical boxes, one of wood and one of Plexi. The bass in the plexi was nearly double. And it looks cooler too!!! lol So i wasn't that specific. Its late cut me some slack.
Matt.

JDoggHSTX
10-21-2002, 10:14 AM
how thick is the plex in that box? This would have to be a truck box, and I will have 3 12's or 4 10's in it.

ramos
10-21-2002, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by JDoggHSTX
how thick is the plex in that box? This would have to be a truck box, and I will have 3 12's or 4 10's in it.

3/4" Try this place. Best plexi boxes I have seen. And Bobby is a pretty good guy to deal with. :) Http:www.gatelyaudio.com .

Wkerat
10-22-2002, 03:58 PM
How would plexiglass do with a brahma? I heard subs like it and the XXX need extra support for the magnet(like the subzero box). Is this true or would plexi work?

ramos
10-22-2002, 04:29 PM
Plexi would be just fine. :)

Wkerat
10-22-2002, 08:56 PM
Do you still have to support the magnet?

ace7733
10-23-2002, 01:01 AM
hey how much do those cost, ballpark?

ramos
10-23-2002, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Wkerat
Do you still have to support the magnet?

I havn't and it still bumpin away. :)

ramos
10-23-2002, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by ace7733
hey how much do those cost, ballpark?


It all depends on the size, shape, thickness, etc. :) Shoot Bobby an email. He will quote you a price. :)

JDoggHSTX
10-23-2002, 04:09 PM
Anybody else out there got pics of some plexiglas boxes? I was thinking of one with mirrors in the back and bottom like the pics above, and adding stainless steel brackets around all the corners for looks, as well as red neon inside. think this is possible for me to build?

ramos
10-23-2002, 04:18 PM
Yeah but it's expensive. There is a post on termpro that is dealing solely with working with plexi. I'll see if I can find it. :)

ramos
10-23-2002, 04:23 PM
found it :)

http://www.termpro.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=41;t=000007

JDoggHSTX
10-24-2002, 03:58 PM
can anybody give me a ballpark $ on supplies? I know i need 2-3 sheets of plex plus the other stuff. I should be able to make it myself though.

peteman70
09-20-2004, 09:13 PM
I'm doing a little revisions to my box, and I'm going to add a small area that is 9x9x6 inches. Do I still need to use 1/2" plexi for this, or could I get away with 1/4"?

Moe Lester
09-20-2004, 09:17 PM
I'm doing a little revisions to my box, and I'm going to add a small area that is 9x9x6 inches. Do I still need to use 1/2" plexi for this, or could I get away with 1/4"?


I would go as thick as you can.. IMO, if your wood is 3/4, go 3/4 plexi. Such a small piece would probably be fine with 1/2 but Id do it w/ 3/4 because im paranoid about flexing lol.

peteman70
09-20-2004, 10:31 PM
Where in gods name does one find 1/2", let alone 3/4" plexiglass. The thickest I've found is 1/4, and people look at me like im crazy when I ask for something thicker. Where did you get yours?

rx7vert
09-21-2004, 10:10 PM
I thought plexiglass would flex way too much for really good spl.?....

You can't exactly go and put supports in a plexi box, kinda ruins the look. so, if you wanted a big *** ported box for a brahma or xxx or similar wouldn't the unsupported plexiglass flex way too much?

supa_c
09-21-2004, 10:13 PM
ever see at a bank.
1.5 " Lexan

rx7vert
09-21-2004, 10:16 PM
lexan is tougher than plexi though. hell, do what ya'll want, I'll stick with mdf, liquid nails and drywall screws. works every time.

supa_c
09-21-2004, 10:18 PM
i saw a 12" Gti in a full plexi box with a plexi round port.
The guy wouldnt hook it up

ramos
09-22-2004, 06:59 AM
You can find some pretty awesome plexi boxes from Mr. Bobby Gately at http://www.gatelyaudio.com/ . If you talk to him he will sometimes sell scrap plexi for really good prices. :)