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matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 02:57 AM
Here is some more of my work. Please criticize freely, for this is just a box for me. Let me know what you think of the design/construction.

These are just a few of the pics I've uploaded (would've had more but net is being crappy).

Design: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/2cf30hz18sqinportedshivaboxplans.jpg
Tools:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/Tools.jpg
Construction:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/6c202312.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/52512b2d.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/b05509f5.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/96171eeb.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/5ffaad53.jpg

More to come as progress continues and as internet starts uploading correctly.

thai_creeper
03-26-2006, 03:57 AM
why no screws? ( not criticizing, just asking cuz im new at this)

James Bang
03-26-2006, 04:13 AM
why no screws? ( not criticizing, just asking cuz im new at this)
the pic does show screws.
Also, screws aren't necessary. They are just a way to hold the wood together while the glue is drying.

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 10:38 AM
I'd like to add that these are for my 12" Adire Shivas in case anyone was wondering.

Today, the plan is to put the top on my 2nd box along with cutting the sub-cutout and terminal cutouts.

PV Audio
03-26-2006, 12:15 PM
I like this guy, he uses hardcore MS Paint :)
Simplicity is the best way to create a good product.

Also, the enclosure looks solid as hell, nice work bro.

JL12W7INAGS300
03-26-2006, 12:22 PM
getting a compliment from PV audio is pretty rare, feel proud young soldier

PV Audio
03-26-2006, 12:38 PM
Um, care to explain? I love it how people who have been here for weeks think they know how the older members are.

PhatTonyDeMarco
03-26-2006, 12:41 PM
Um, care to explain? I love it how people who have been here for weeks think they know how the older members are.

I'm pretty sure he was calling you gay.

PV Audio
03-26-2006, 12:43 PM
:laugh: Most likely.

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 01:56 PM
I like this guy, he uses hardcore MS Paint :)
Simplicity is the best way to create a good product.

Also, the enclosure looks solid as hell, nice work bro.

Thanks PV. I used sketchup, but at the time I couldnt figure out how to make it look 3 dimensional. As for the box being solid: This is the first time I've used a brace, and it does wonders.

As of now, my internet still won't let me upload onto my photobucket. Boxes are very near completion. All I need to do is mount my terminals and the subs themselves. That and carpet, but I'm too broke to get carpet and contact cement.

More pics to come...hopefully. More suggestions/comments are welcome.

PV Audio
03-26-2006, 02:00 PM
www.imageshack.us

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 02:11 PM
www.imageshack.us isn't working either. It's my connection more than likely.

Pop da Hatch
03-26-2006, 02:32 PM
www.tinypic.com ftw!

AlpineUser
03-26-2006, 07:08 PM
why is there a hole inside the middle piece...j/w....but i thought that piece was supposed to be solid.....unless its for a ported...lol i didnt pay attention to the pics lol

PV Audio
03-26-2006, 07:38 PM
Bracing.

baseballer1100
03-26-2006, 08:10 PM
Thats a good idea using the two pieces of wood in between the port never thought of doing that.

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 10:56 PM
Thats a good idea using the two pieces of wood in between the port never thought of doing that.

Two pieces? What part are you talking about? That ONE brace perhaps?;)

Boxes are done, by the way. I won't be able to put them in my car until tomorrow afternoon. This is because I have to wait 24 hours for the caulk inside to cure so I don't mess up my foam surround.

JL12W7INAGS300
03-26-2006, 10:58 PM
Um, care to explain? I love it how people who have been here for weeks think they know how the older members are.


:bowdown:PV Audio :bowdown:PV Audio


400th post :imdama:

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 11:00 PM
Here are a few more pics I managed to get online:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/3a98627e.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/0103b30b.jpg

j3bus2k3
03-26-2006, 11:03 PM
nice work man. If you plan on building a few more, invest in a router and a jasper jig; circles are cake-walks, just a suggestion.

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 11:03 PM
400th post :imdama:

Post count=nothing IMO

matt_martin87
03-26-2006, 11:07 PM
nice work man. If you plan on building a few more, invest in a router and a jasper jig; circles are cake-walks, just a suggestion.

Thanks for the compliment. And thank-you for the advice on the router/jasper jig. My jigsaw isn't going to cut it(no pun intended) for very much longer. I had to keep making my circle bigger until the sub fit. No fun at all.:crap:

bholtmeier
03-27-2006, 10:17 AM
That looks really good my friend, looks like you found your future career...probably the most solid box built this side of the mississippi.

Oh..and obviously post count doesnt mean anything when your 400th post is
"400th post" and a quote of someone ELSE saying something...



why is there a hole inside the middle piece...j/w....but i thought that piece was supposed to be solid.....unless its for a ported...lol i didnt pay attention to the pics lol


I'm not sure you payed attention to what you were saying either

PV Audio
03-27-2006, 05:08 PM
Pics of said circle? I remember the days, had to get 16 stitches due to flying blades while making the last of the caulk boxes *reminisces*

bholtmeier
03-27-2006, 05:40 PM
he just got them hooked up, didn't listen to it much but it sounded pretty **** good, slightly better to my ear than the previous boxes

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-27-2006, 07:56 PM
I was wondering what that type of bracing would do to the airflow in the box.... I saw that technique on the JL Audio site, but it was in a sealed enclousure situation. I'm definatly going to incorporate a brace similar to yours in my design. Props +1 Rep.

baseballer1100
03-27-2006, 11:41 PM
Two pieces? What part are you talking about? That ONE brace perhaps?;)

Boxes are done, by the way. I won't be able to put them in my car until tomorrow afternoon. This is because I have to wait 24 hours for the caulk inside to cure so I don't mess up my foam surround.

No im saying inbetween the port. to keep it from coming back.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 12:10 AM
No im saying inbetween the port. to keep it from coming back.

Oh I understand now. Those are 2 pieces of spare mdf i used to space the pieces out. My port just so happened to be 1.5" wide so I figured I would get it as exact as possible by using none other than 2 pieces of .75" wide mdf.

Like bholtmeier said, boxes are in and running. There is most definitly more output than the old 1.75cuft 29hz boxes. I may be losing a very little low end, but it isn't noticible. I wish I could fit two of the recommended 3cuft ported boxes in my trunk, but that just is not possible. As soon as I can, I would like to get my car db'ed. I just need a number to describe how loud it is for my daily driver setup.

Thanks to anyone who thought I did a good job. In my opinion, I believe these aren't the highest of caliber boxes that I could achieve. Some day I would love to be as good as PV and Moe Lester. We'll just see how that goes. lol.

Thanks again!

bholtmeier
03-28-2006, 12:11 AM
No im saying inbetween the port. to keep it from coming back.


There is no brace in between the port....maybe look at the picture again and you'll see something differently

SAG3
03-28-2006, 12:16 AM
you should learn to copy the image tag links that photobucket gives you.
they look like address and they're in the third box with a link in underneath the picture.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 12:21 AM
you should learn to copy the image tag links that photobucket gives you.
they look like address and they're in the third box with a link in underneath the picture.

Good thought. I've done it before, but I figure I'd save someone some bandwidth if it just had to load the link and not the pictures evertime.

Pop da Hatch
03-28-2006, 12:38 AM
We love pics in tha thread braa. Box looks nice and clean though.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 12:38 AM
Here are a few more pics that I promised would get posted.

Construction:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000040.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000043.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000050.jpg
Cutout:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000066.jpg
Side-by-side comparison of old boxes to new ones:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000069.jpg
Preliminary fitting:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000072.jpg
Sub to go into the box:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000073.jpg

Sorry..I'm using photobucket and I can't resize the huge pics.

Tomorrow I will take some more pics of them in the trunk itself hopefully.

Pop da Hatch
03-28-2006, 12:41 AM
Why did you make 2 boxes? Coulda made one common chamber box and saved some wood.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 12:44 AM
Why did you make 2 boxes? Coulda made one common chamber box and saved some wood.

Wouldn't've fit any other way. Also, if one sub would happen to fail, I would have a sub that would still work.

Pop da Hatch
03-28-2006, 12:46 AM
Alright coulda used a center divider, but I understand fitting. My bro has a 97 grand am and its a ***** to get a box in the trunk.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 12:50 AM
Alright coulda used a center divider, but I understand fitting. My bro has a 97 grand am and its a ***** to get a box in the trunk.

You have to do some crazy manuevering(sp) just to get my boxes in there right. First you have to set them in like you would a normal box(horizontally). Then when both are in like that, you have to shift them, little by little, until they are both verticle. Having a fold-down seat really helps with that. Pics will help me explain.

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-28-2006, 01:12 AM
You have to do some crazy manuevering(sp) just to get my boxes in there right. First you have to set them in like you would a normal box(horizontally). Then when both are in like that, you have to shift them, little by little, until they are both verticle. Having a fold-down seat really helps with that. Pics will help me explain.

Too much work for dual sub set up... Just get one powerful *** sub, but does the bracing affect the airflow of the box?

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 11:18 AM
Too much work for dual sub set up... Just get one powerful *** sub, but does the bracing affect the airflow of the box?

As far as I know, the bracing has a big enough opening to allow adaquite(sp) airflow. And I would love to get a "powerful *** sub," but I already have my shivas and I'm too poor right now to get a new one. A mag would be nice, but its just a tad out of my price range at this moment.

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 05:22 PM
Final batch of pics. Beware of oversized pics. I plan on resizing them later.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000076c.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000076d.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000077a.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000078a.jpg
My amp powering my subs:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000079a.jpg
Gunlocks used to securly attach boxes to frame of car:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000081.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000082.jpg
Front amp:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000083.jpg
HU and iPod:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000085.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000086.jpg

matt_martin87
03-28-2006, 05:24 PM
My only means of stopping back-panel rattle(gloves, hats, and socks lol):
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000088.jpg
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5081/im0000929gt.th.jpg (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=im0000929gt.jpg)
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1047/im0000939rm.th.jpg (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=im0000939rm.jpg)
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000094.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/mathyouakandn/IM000095.jpg

Many many crappy-quality pictures for your enjoyment.

spitfirees20
03-28-2006, 05:30 PM
Nice, building one box was a huge pain in the *** for me, nevermind two that came out exactly the same. rep +1

xpl0it
03-28-2006, 06:36 PM
Where do you find clamps like that and how much do they cost?

mikey060
03-28-2006, 06:39 PM
if your talking about the corner clamps...any hardware store (around here atleast) and they are $10-15 give or take, depends on size

bholtmeier
03-29-2006, 10:04 AM
Where do you find clamps like that and how much do they cost?
Home Depot..9 bucks apiece

ssj2xxgotenxx
03-29-2006, 10:53 PM
Wow... digging the security measures and Decals =D Props.

matt_martin87
03-29-2006, 11:16 PM
Thanks ssj2xxgotenxx. The gunlocks usually go though eyehooks in the back of the box, and they then loop through a hole in the frame of the car. I don't have eyehooks in the new boxes yet though. I plan on doing that when I get around to carpeting my enclosures.

gc86
03-30-2006, 03:09 AM
Very nice, I know how it is getting boxes to fit in trunks... :|