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vorgath
04-22-2006, 01:43 AM
In progress

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082526_11_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082526_12_full.jpg


Yes it's thin wood, but that's ok, that was the plan, doing it this way, and then dressing the outside with fiberglass, to reinforce it, and to smooth it.


Cutting with the skillsaw at work made me so confident that next box will be built from 99% 3/4 MDF, cutting is not as bad as I thought it would be.


This box is intended to go down in the well, bottom of it, the trunk of my '91 Camaro, once that's done I'll do the plans for a ported box and build one, that way I can compare the two boxes.

hofulstrof
04-22-2006, 01:47 AM
looks sweet.

just remeber that fiberglass get its strength from the curves. so fiberglassing larger pannels of mdf wont become really strong unless you put alot of layers of fiberglass on it.

vorgath
04-22-2006, 02:05 AM
That's the idea, I cut the panels for the box, so right now it would be too small, width and depth wise, so I can add quite a bit of fiberglass mat and make it nice and thick.

vorgath
04-22-2006, 06:19 PM
First few steps of fiberglassing complete, had to make a stop here, since I ran out of resin :D

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082526_13_full.jpg

I didn't use an old t-shirt or fleece on the top, since I wasn't really going for the really curved look, if I had been, yup an old t-shirt would have worked just fine.

Now I'll let it dry, rough sand it all, smooth out the edges. and somehow hang it up from the speaker hole, so I can "wrap" it in fiberglass from all corners. I still haven't added any fiberglass t othe very bottom of this box.

bjfish11
04-22-2006, 06:21 PM
definately not the way i would have done it personally, but i hope it works out good for you. BTW, have fun sanding all that.

vorgath
04-22-2006, 06:22 PM
Oh I may just bring it to work and use a palm sander on the edges *lol* keep it simple ya know.

Ignatowski
04-22-2006, 06:27 PM
hey,i have the same washing machine...

vorgath
04-22-2006, 07:11 PM
roflmao need some spare parts from this one ? I've just been too lazy to toss it away

vorgath
05-01-2006, 02:25 AM
Done, and installed. Ooops forgot to post new pics oh well.

This was my very first subwoofer box build and actually very first subwoofer install as well.

At first the woofer made almost no sound what so ever, I had to check it, to make sure it was even doing something, amp was lit up everything. Eventually it fired up, is this normal ? A brand new sub needs "charging" or something like that ?


I haven't adjusted it yet, any advice how to adjust the gain ? Not even going to touch the bass boost.

And what about poly fill ? How would it affect the sound ? Make it "woofier" or tighter or what ? Reason I'm asking, is the enclosure may be tiny tiny bit smaller inside than the recommended 0.75 cubic foot.

THUNDERBIRD
05-01-2006, 06:05 AM
In progress

Cutting with the skillsaw at work made me so confident that next box will be built from 99% 3/4 MDF, cutting is not as bad as I thought it would be.
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no way one of my boxes is 100% 3/4"mdf. who would of thought to do a silly idea like that, and on the gain setting there is a sticky for it, so just look. u should have used a the fleece method on that it would have been easier. and what sub did u put in it

JimBo930
05-01-2006, 04:40 PM
Ya i am thinking about doing the same thing, right now im designing a ported box for my 84 Firebird, After it is done i will probobly get around to making a sealed box and then compare the 2. Im thinking about Fibreglassing the top of the sub box to make it look cool, any draw backs to doing this?

vorgath
05-01-2006, 06:43 PM
That's exactly what I did, fiberglass the top of the box.

Drawbacks ? Just don't make the surface real real flat, have some curves, fiberglass works better with curves.



I put a 10 inch Infinity 1042W dual voice coil in the box.

JimBo930
05-01-2006, 07:04 PM
awesome, got any pics, and how would i make curves without screwing up the box volume?

vorgath
05-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Hmmm that's a tough one right there, maybe make it a little bit smaller and if too small add some poly fill ?

Mine may be just tiny tiny bit too small so I may or may not add poly fill

I'll post some pics when I take them tomorrow

JimBo930
05-01-2006, 11:24 PM
alright sweet

iagrdshaka
05-02-2006, 03:56 AM
looking forward to finished pics

:)

vorgath
05-02-2006, 08:15 PM
Still need

1) Build an amp rack and cover

or

2) Mount the amp in the spare tire well



Here's some pics

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082526_14_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2082000-2082999/2082526_15_full.jpg

I haven't put all the plastic interior pieces back in, since I'm going to insulate them and paint it all to match the box.

JimBo930
05-03-2006, 12:07 PM
Wow that is very clean, what kind of car do you own? Looks very similar to a firebird/camaro. And how did you raise the sub up to make itlook like that?
Very nice

My Bad i just noticed that you drive a 91 Camaro, so i take it you made a sealed box, or is the port on the side somewhere?

vorgath
05-03-2006, 03:11 PM
Sealed box, 0.75^3, I'll try a ported box soon, but that will be tricky.

Here's a few pics of how I made it (used fiberglass on top, right away, no fleece):

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2082526/7

And because I'm going to build a ported box anyway, I didn't smooth everything as much as I could have done, it's good enough the way it is, considering it's my first sub install ever.

JimBo930
05-03-2006, 04:09 PM
Ya , its such a pain in the *** to fit a prefab box into camaros and firebirds. I tried to fit a hatch back box into my firebird with my type r and the hatch wouldnt shut!!
So i decided to build my own, i wanted to go ported anyways so i hope it will work out. Ill post pics when im done

vorgath
05-03-2006, 11:47 PM
How big will your box be ? Tuned to what ? All MDF or MDF on all sides but fiberglassed top ?

JimBo930
05-04-2006, 12:25 AM
The specs say that the box should be about 1.3 cubic feet, my design is hovering a little above that, and im thinking about tuning it to 30-35 hz. Im probobly going to make the box out of MDF and then just fibreglass a cool display on the top of the box. This is gonna be my first build so i dont know if it is gonna turn out as good as i hope it will.

JimBo930
05-04-2006, 12:25 AM
The specs say that the box should be about 1.3 cubic feet, my design is hovering a little above that, and im thinking about tuning it to 30-35 hz. Im probobly going to make the box out of MDF and then just fibreglass a cool display on the top of the box. This is gonna be my first build so i dont know if it is gonna turn out as good as i hope it will.

Woops double post