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arsonbob
05-25-2006, 02:49 AM
Just finished my first box tonight.

Now onto the carpet and layer of black paint.

The angles of the top pieces and sides of the middle section were a pain in the *** to say the least. But it all turned out pretty nice, sanded it up and it's ready to get some carpet now. My amp will be going in the center section, two kicker comp 12" subs in the sides. I made it to fit over the left wheel well of a ford explorer, the notch on the side of the box is so that it has a cleaner fit into the side panel. :naughty:

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arsonbob
05-25-2006, 02:50 AM
And yes, that is saw dust and shavings inside of the box, it will be vacuumed out shortly.

SUB_URBAN
05-25-2006, 03:01 AM
thats pretty **** good.

revrider1
05-25-2006, 03:02 AM
For a first, that is pretty da*n good.

SAG3
05-25-2006, 03:04 AM
get the CVR's

kuijo
05-25-2006, 03:06 AM
paint it in rhino liner.

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 03:15 AM
paint it in rhino liner.

You know... me and my friend actually thought about doing that when we finished it up earlier tonight. Is that actually productive and does it turn out nicely?

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 03:16 AM
get the CVR's

I got these for very cheap, so I'll stay with them for awhile unless they are absolutely too weak, then i'll upgrade to something bigger and better.

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 03:16 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback.

James Bang
05-25-2006, 03:37 AM
very nice box man. great 1st time... imagine your next boxes.


those look like radio shack terminals.

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 03:46 AM
very nice box man. great 1st time... imagine your next boxes.


those look like radio shack terminals.

Yeah I got raped and payed $10.75 for 'em, and I had to wait in line for 5 minutes to pay (one person in front of me). Thanks though, I was just reading one of your work logs, you have some great work, I would have gone to you if I had noticed you were a local box builder before this, but i'm content with my box now.

I am seriously leaning towards rhino liner right now, I really don't want to carpet the box, I have this gut feeling I'll make it sloppy. Any feedback or info I can get on that would be great. Thanks everyone.

SkwurlyFab
05-25-2006, 03:55 AM
That's a sick box, looks like you put a lot of time into it gettin all the angles right and makin it fit over the wheel well. I was gonna do that on my first box, but decided to just do the traditional rectangle since all I had to cut the pieces was a circular saw. did you have a table saw?

James Bang
05-25-2006, 04:22 AM
just looking at the box, i know there was a lot of time spent on just the design itself.

revrider1
05-25-2006, 04:24 AM
I have building boxes for years, and the other day my homeboy called me to come look at the box he built:laugh: , his first. I was impressed, he works construction, just never used his skills untill I made hie relize.

irnotfob
05-25-2006, 04:26 AM
nice box indeed riverside represent!

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:27 AM
ahhh triple posttttt

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:27 AM
That's a sick box, looks like you put a lot of time into it gettin all the angles right and makin it fit over the wheel well. I was gonna do that on my first box, but decided to just do the traditional rectangle since all I had to cut the pieces was a circular saw. did you have a table saw?

Nope, cirucular saw, jig saw, sawszall to get the slots for the terminal cups, and a belt sander. It was fun to say the least. Calm and steady worked out well for me. :)

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:27 AM
That's a sick box, looks like you put a lot of time into it gettin all the angles right and makin it fit over the wheel well. I was gonna do that on my first box, but decided to just do the traditional rectangle since all I had to cut the pieces was a circular saw. did you have a table saw?

Nope, cirucular saw, jig saw, sawszall to get the slots for the terminal cups, and a belt sander. It was fun to say the least. Calm and steady worked out well for me. :)

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:27 AM
Oh **** triple post...

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:29 AM
just looking at the box, i know there was a lot of time spent on just the design itself.

Probably 6 hours fideling with sketch up for my first time, and about 8 more building the box itself. It was well worth it to me though. I'm happy with the final product. The design was actually really easy, just doing the math after adding in the 3/4 mdf was a pain in the butt.

Trey803
05-25-2006, 01:50 PM
Whats the going price on 3/4" MDF. Im about to start my box just wondering about how much its gunna cost me.

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 06:16 PM
Whats the going price on 3/4" MDF. Im about to start my box just wondering about how much its gunna cost me.

For a 4x8 foot sheet i payed about $23 at lowes.

LeofromtheH
05-25-2006, 06:47 PM
nice box my friend. awesome for a first time especially, they'll only get better

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 10:11 PM
nice box my friend. awesome for a first time especially, they'll only get better

I can only hope, going downhill from here would be kinda odd.

joeldirt
05-25-2006, 11:18 PM
I remember when you posted the design a while back... posted positive notes on it... it actually tuned out great for a first box... you seem to have natural abilities unlike some things some people put out their first time arround... I was wood working for years before I started building boxes so my first box didnt count... it was a simple wedge shaped box for a chevy silvarado single cab housing two RF 12's. you did well... look forward to seeing your future creations.

arsonbob
05-25-2006, 11:22 PM
I remember when you posted the design a while back... posted positive notes on it... it actually tuned out great for a first box... you seem to have natural abilities unlike some things some people put out their first time arround... I was wood working for years before I started building boxes so my first box didnt count... it was a simple wedge shaped box for a chevy silvarado single cab housing two RF 12's. you did well... look forward to seeing your future creations.

Thanks, I don't really work with wood much, at all, so I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. I think next I might take a shot at fiberglass door panels for some new speakers, I'm thinking a set of 6.5" components.

That is not in my near future though, probably a month or two.

But seeing as my car has 300k miles on it, it could take a crap on me at any time. Therefore I may be making another box before I know it. :crazy:

Quicker660r
05-26-2006, 01:14 AM
Lots of peeps from Riverside here now!! That's great!!
You did a great job on the box!!