View Full Version : Build Log: Myster the BMW/ED Disfunction

04-19-2006, 08:16 PM
Started the build process of teh wifes BMW and am proud to say I have ED! :naughty:

Completed the trunk template layout....

CDT Crossover mount

Power distro blocks mount

Behind the false wall firing through the ski-pass at unsuspecting passengers will be......

This evening I will finish up filling the gaps in the templates and recheck everything fitting.

Couple questions I have:
What thickness of MDF should I use for the side panels?
Is 1" MDF too thick for a false floor?

04-19-2006, 08:43 PM
really nice work. keep the pics coming

04-19-2006, 08:46 PM
looks solid.

04-19-2006, 08:48 PM
i would go with something like half inch mdf for the false floor and sides just to keep weight down do the *** end of the car doesnt sag

but that box looks freakin awesome good luck with it all

James Bang
04-19-2006, 08:51 PM
looks great so far. 5/8" mdf for the floor would work, for the sides/false wall you can go small, like 1/4"

04-19-2006, 09:42 PM
ED? Erectile dysfunction? They have pills for that now...

04-19-2006, 09:49 PM
ED? Erectile dysfunction? They have pills for that now...
I have a Dr. recommend solution in the form of Elemental Designs! :crazy:

For the side panels what is the thinnest MDF I could use (1/4" or possibly thinner) while keeping room for mounting little plexi windows on the cutouts in the panels?

James Bang
04-19-2006, 09:56 PM
I'd say go w/ 1/4", any thinner may result in bending/flexing.

04-19-2006, 11:53 PM
What would the best way to mount acrylic/plexi cutouts on the boards?

04-19-2006, 11:57 PM
Put a mounting baffle on the backside of the panels, or use a router to make a groove for them to sit in.

04-20-2006, 12:02 AM
Bigger pics of box please =)

04-20-2006, 10:19 PM
Will hopefully get the templates traced out tonight!

I have a question about the side panels I am building; I am going to "pressure" mount them in place between the floor and the top of the trunk and securing with velcro (just incase). What is the best type of bit to notch the cut with to fit the acrylic/plexi window?

04-20-2006, 10:26 PM
keep it all cardboard. that will throw everybody off.

04-20-2006, 10:26 PM
looks awsome though

04-20-2006, 10:29 PM
thanks for teh words! Always glad to see another person living the the armpit of hell (arizona)!!

04-20-2006, 10:32 PM
when its done, ill like to see it.

04-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Another question I have is I need to build a false floor for the trunk but the trunk has ear/flaps (where the side panels are going). What is the best way to build that type of floor?
Do i get a really really wide sheet or can I add "flaps" to a center board?

04-20-2006, 11:18 PM
i wouldnt even worry about anything past the slanted side pieces....

04-21-2006, 08:33 PM
Update 4-21-06

I have both of the false sides made and the crossover mount for the CDT's is fab'd up....onto the amp rack for the spare tire, I have no idea what to do!!

Currently where the US Amp sits in the spare well, I have 7" till the top/limit before it reaches what will be the bottom of the false floor. If anyone can shoot me some basic design ideas it would be great help.

-Thanks everyone




04-21-2006, 08:47 PM
make a panel that covers the whole floor out of 1\2" or something, and then make a raised up platform for the usamps and cut a hole in the top to see the top of the amp and put some plexi in there or just let the top of the amp stick thru level with the top of the board.

make sure the platform under the usamps is level and makes the amp raise up to the top of the 1\2" board.


12-05-2006, 07:52 AM

My server is blocking you pics. Would you mind emailing them to me? Pleeeeeez!!!

12-05-2006, 08:31 AM
this thread is 8 months old.
it is not that your server is blocking the pics, the links in the original post are no good anymore.