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MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:28 PM
ALRIGHT! After the first failed attempt, I sought out to try this again. After mulling over SQMaximas pics and the trunk sticky, a ligtning bolt hit me around 10pm last night on how to do this. So let's get started!


First we see your normal tape job of the trunk. The trunk lid is off, as is the weatherstripping. We'll need that for the next step.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/01%20-%20Taped%20Trunk.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/02%20-%20Taped%20Trunk%20Inside.jpg

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:33 PM
Next we are going to spray glue around the outer edge of the trunk, just outside. We are going to wrap the fleece around the entire trunk...sort of. You will see that the length is too short, but that's alright as I wanted to do that section with chopmat. The lower edges were stapled in with the CRAPPIEST HD STAPLE GUN IN EXISTANCE. OMFG, DO NOT buy the B&D 'Power Shot Pro'.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/04%20-%20Fleece.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/05%20-%20Fleece.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/06%20-%20Fleece.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/07%20-%20Fleece%20Complete.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/08%20-%20Fleece%20Complete.jpg

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:36 PM
Next up, we see the resin'ed version of the trunk. Now, I tried a NUMBER of methods to get the holes for the subs juuuust right. After a few unessecary holes, I finally found a method to get it right. I will likley have to do some modification to them to get the subs fitting nicley. BUT, at least I have the opportunity to do so! Much to my chargin, the resin did not fully soak through, but it also gives me an opportunity to stiffen her up.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/10%20-%20Resined.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/11%20-%20Resined.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/12%20-%20Out%20of%20Trunk.jpg

LeofromtheH
07-02-2006, 07:39 PM
why didnt u jus use speakerrings?

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Welp, that's it for now. Everything took me about 7 hours, but take into account that I have to lug EVERYTHING from the basement to the driveway and back. I finished around 7:13pm, and the sy OPENED UP 20 minutes afterward, lol.

I'll be finishing this little project up tommorow, as it'll be raining here.

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/13%20-%20Cluster.jpg

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/13%20-%20Clusters.jpg

Oh, and here is all that was wasted. Not too shabby considering how I use 2x the recommended amount of MEKP

http://elvis.rowan.edu/~reimj40/dans%20folder/FG%20Trunk/13%20-%20Leftovers.jpg

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:43 PM
why didnt u jus use speakerrings?

DAMMIT. GOD DAMMIT.

springy101
07-02-2006, 07:45 PM
why didnt u jus use speakerrings?
haha ya, that would have been a lot easier. and that front baffle is going to be so weak i would be surprised if it doesnt collapse when you put the subs in.

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 07:47 PM
haha ya, that would have been a lot easier. and that front baffle is going to be so weak i would be surprised if it doesnt collapse when you put the subs in.

Um, did you miss the part where I stated I still have additionaly reinforcing to do? Or that fact there is a 2.0cuft. box sitting right behind it?

Beat_Dominator
07-02-2006, 07:47 PM
That'll look really nice if you go the extra mile on the paint and wet sand it a bunch of times :)

springy101
07-02-2006, 07:47 PM
DAMMIT. GOD DAMMIT.
well, looks like your gonna have to rip it out and redo it all over again.

MetalMaxima
07-02-2006, 08:08 PM
That'll look really nice if you go the extra mile on the paint and wet sand it a bunch of times :)

Well, I'm kind of at end as to what to do there. I am undecertain as to wether of not I want to wrap it in suede, as most of my interior is. Keep the theme going. Or paint it.

Maybe a combination of the two...

Worlddre
07-02-2006, 08:28 PM
looks good man ...suede is pimp so i say suede

LeofromtheH
07-02-2006, 08:31 PM
yea or use microfiber, much cheaper

~Magick_Man~
07-03-2006, 03:36 AM
booo pics not working FTL.

~Magick_Man~

xluben
07-03-2006, 09:09 AM
booo pics not working FTL.

~Magick_Man~

x2

MetalMaxima
07-03-2006, 09:41 AM
Pics are back up! We had hella storms roll through my town last night.

nVRuckus
07-03-2006, 09:56 AM
why didnt u jus use speakerrings?
Most of us wont use just rings because it is not as strucurally sound or cost effective. ;) shells are the cheapest way to go about it and you can still insure no flexing and even acturate porting ;) you use full fiberglass boxes when you have no straight areas or your doing a design that is more for a hatchback or suv.

60ndown
07-03-2006, 10:20 AM
**** metal, first you deaden the chit outa your car and then this? you have got it bad, 'it' being the car audio bug, are you tellin us that a box in the trunk was not good enough? why bother with all this glass work?

MetalMaxima
07-03-2006, 10:52 AM
**** metal, first you deaden the chit outa your car and then this? you have got it bad, 'it' being the car audio bug, are you tellin us that a box in the trunk was not good enough? why bother with all this glass work?


You have obviously not seen the inside of my car. ;)

I'm insane, that's why. :crazy:

ngsm13
07-03-2006, 11:06 AM
Solid my man, look forward to see how this progresses ;)

nG

MikeyB
07-03-2006, 11:12 AM
Nice job man, should look pimpin once you get it all finished up!

THUNDERBIRD
07-09-2006, 10:08 PM
**** that is looking good and i say go with the suede

58customs
07-09-2006, 10:13 PM
Looks Good!

Is this your first attempt at fiberglassing?

theCybe
07-09-2006, 10:15 PM
Best Maxima on the planet, been following since your first can of sludge. :)

theCybe
07-09-2006, 10:16 PM
* And keep the black and bone theme going; j00 can dooeet.
* You should really look into getting some FOP boosters /sarc
* What's with the surface mount led's?? Vents? Ports?

GemaRastem
07-10-2006, 05:45 PM
hmmm do you have somewhere where all of your work is documented? I've seen a lot of your logs but most of them just seem to sorta end without final pics and thoughts. but looks good so far!

PV Audio
07-10-2006, 11:36 PM
Is this your first attempt at fiberglassing?
:laugh: :laugh:

Not quite.

iamamp3pimp
07-11-2006, 02:03 PM
im thinking of doing an amp rack in my trunk the same way.....



how much resin have you used so far?

iamamp3pimp
07-19-2006, 08:55 PM
???

crazy4ozs
07-20-2006, 12:02 AM
y didnt u cut off the excess fleece...and ya...speaker rings...ya...