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dmz2711
07-24-2006, 10:53 PM
I was just wondering what the best way to secure an enclosure to the floor of a vehicle? Is it best to use a "dance floor" or do i just attach the box directly to the car? should i use bolts or screws??:crazy:

phantom240
07-24-2006, 11:21 PM
lol.. i was wondering the same thing while admiring the beginnings of my new glass boxes...

dmz2711
07-25-2006, 12:12 AM
any advice????:crying:

rippinitup7
07-25-2006, 12:41 AM
depends on the vehicle, but L brackets or bolts through the box into the floor the the most popular.

espguitarist91
07-25-2006, 12:47 AM
Im going to use some industrial velcro to keep it from sliding. Im going to use chains bolted to the box and the car with a padlock to keep from theft and doing any serious damage. Might not look the best but if it works, meh.

phantom240
07-25-2006, 12:58 AM
velcro, eh?:confused:

Never thought of that lol. **** i would use those bungee cords before velcro... but thats just cuz the carpet isnt glued to the floor, its a hatchback so it lifts up...

dmz2711
07-25-2006, 12:59 AM
depends on the vehicle, but L brackets or bolts through the box into the floor the the most popular.


how can i make the bolt from the box into the car air tight? some like rubber tube or something??:crazy:

kpozr2
07-25-2006, 01:03 AM
how about those things that go inside a garden hose, the rubber washer, sealer things???

azbass
07-25-2006, 01:04 AM
you bolt it, then you silicon the bolt. most the time you dont even need to seal the bolt because it will be tight enough, use common sence.

phantom240
07-25-2006, 01:07 AM
**** that *****... i cant do that because my gas tank sits directly underneath most of the rear hatch... hmm...

espguitarist91
07-25-2006, 02:55 AM
**** that *****... i cant do that because my gas tank sits directly underneath most of the rear hatch... hmm...
Mine too.....i think at least. THats why im using velcro. Hey, at least it isnt visible like bungees. Its not to cheap though. Like $25 for a 2'x15' sheet at Ace hardware.

linvillegorge
07-25-2006, 03:21 AM
Velcro isn't going to help if you get in a wreck. That box is still going to be a 100 pound wrecking ball inside the car, especially if you roll. Figure out some way to bolt that sucker down!

ssj2xxgotenxx
07-25-2006, 03:22 AM
Mine too.....i think at least. THats why im using velcro. Hey, at least it isnt visible like bungees. Its not to cheap though. Like $25 for a 2'x15' sheet at Ace hardware.

I used to think my gas tank was under the trunk area, but it was actually under the backseats. Just look under your car to find out where your gas tank is located.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/ssj2xxgotenxx/SpeakerBoXXX/Toys013.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/ssj2xxgotenxx/SpeakerBoXXX/Toys009.jpg

That's my security rig :) I didn't bolt the box down because the carpet and weight prevent it from sliding around.

coolahan
07-25-2006, 06:14 AM
anyone who scoped out your ride would cut that chain in a heart beat, than you just gave them a handle to help them carry that **** lol

Wowimzz
07-25-2006, 06:29 AM
You could go get some jb weld and some bolts and secure it that way. What you would do is jb weld the heads of your bolts to your trunk floor. Make a hole in your carpet, and then drill a hole in your box, get a fender washer to make sure you cover the whole hole. Then just tighten down the nuts with your sub out of the enclosure.

lawl... i wonder what the expression on someones face would be when they try to yank on that box and it doesnt move.

wesl56
07-25-2006, 11:18 AM
or make a false floor... thas prolly what i'll be doing soon

phantom240
07-25-2006, 06:46 PM
Well to give you and idea...here's my fuel pump... sits in the tank...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/phantom240/P7250172.jpg

danteBirosel
07-25-2006, 06:52 PM
or make a false floor... thas prolly what i'll be doing soon



i'll be doing that also.


Get a big piece of cardboard, and use a xacto knife to make a stencil of the floor. then trade it on mdf, and cut away.

PSturmer
07-25-2006, 08:38 PM
i just put 4 stanless steal self tapping screws in the inside of my box. works out very nicely.

phantom240
07-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Im gonna make a false floor too eventually, but im gonna sue something a bit thinner and use resin to make it 100% waterproof... no more mold if i get it wet!

iamamp3pimp
07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
well a dancefloor is moreso for a wall.

my wall is bolted into the car.

first off what kind of car is it?

espguitarist91
07-26-2006, 01:34 AM
anyone who scoped out your ride would cut that chain in a heart beat, than you just gave them a handle to help them carry that **** lol
Im not sure if all theifs carry around a bog enough tool to cet through 2+ metal chains without being seen doing it.;)

By the way, how likely is it to hit the gas tank by bolting a box down? If the tank is under the trunk and you used small screws, would you have enough clearance?

iamamp3pimp
07-26-2006, 01:46 AM
you have to be able to access both sides of the metal to bolt it down



youre just talking about screwing it down, and yeah, i wouldnt do that because if you dont know wha tyou might hit, neither do we.

espguitarist91
07-26-2006, 01:50 AM
you have to be able to access both sides of the metal to bolt it down



youre just talking about screwing it down, and yeah, i wouldnt do that because if you dont know wha tyou might hit, neither do we.
I was thinking of going up into the rear deck. I know its not the strongest, but at the very ends it should be strong enough. I dont know whats under the trunk so i dont want to learn the hard way. Its a 91 deville if anyonw knows:) . I suppose Ill just chain it for now.

phantom240
07-26-2006, 01:52 AM
youre just talking about screwing it down, and yeah, i wouldnt do that because if you dont know wha tyou might hit, neither do we.

Youve oficially been quoted lol

ssj2xxgotenxx
07-26-2006, 03:22 PM
Im not sure if all theifs carry around a bog enough tool to cet through 2+ metal chains without being seen doing it.;)

By the way, how likely is it to hit the gas tank by bolting a box down? If the tank is under the trunk and you used small screws, would you have enough clearance?

I was thinking the same thing... Theives are pretty much smash and grab, but if they can't get it, they'll destroy it. Atleast I'll know in my mind that they don't have my stuff. I have multiple layers of security that I haven't disclosed ontop of the chains.

To answer your question, I don't think small screws would really effect the gas tank because there is a thin layer of sheet metal inbetween. A majority of modern gas tanks are made of plastic so it won't blow up or anything, but it's something you DONT want to do.

phantom240
07-26-2006, 03:31 PM
yeah especialy with electrical equipment...


gas vapors + amp = LOL

espguitarist91
07-26-2006, 04:51 PM
I was thinking the same thing... Theives are pretty much smash and grab, but if they can't get it, they'll destroy it. Atleast I'll know in my mind that they don't have my stuff. I have multiple layers of security that I haven't disclosed ontop of the chains.

To answer your question, I don't think small screws would really effect the gas tank because there is a thin layer of sheet metal inbetween. A majority of modern gas tanks are made of plastic so it won't blow up or anything, but it's something you DONT want to do.
Haha. Modern as in 91:D

soul05
07-26-2006, 05:30 PM
my gf's car has a sliding problem too. i was going to add some l brackets to it, only to find out that right under her carpet was metal. so i ended up using insurtial strength velcro and its all gravy now.

espguitarist91
07-26-2006, 05:40 PM
my gf's car has a sliding problem too. i was going to add some l brackets to it, only to find out that right under her carpet was metal. so i ended up using insurtial strength velcro and its all gravy now.
I take it it worked well? Its a good idea if you have no where to screw into with brackets. I just want the velcro to stop the box from sliding and the chains will stop it from flying around if I ever get in a crash. And theyre antitheft mechanisms;)

phantom240
07-26-2006, 06:23 PM
... wow i might just quote that...

espguitarist91
07-26-2006, 06:53 PM
Gotta do what you gotta do :)

supraman1379
07-26-2006, 11:53 PM
Its probably been said several times now. But I use L brackets to secure mine. And screws