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scooter924
09-13-2006, 11:15 PM
Has anyone had to build their box inside their trunk due to it being too large to fit in? I am currently in that situation. I am trying to plan everything out to see if it will work. The box is 5 cubes net, but the opening of my trunk is really small. I dont think I will have room to screw it together from the outside, so I was going to use L brackets as support on the inside. Would glue and L brackets be sufficient enough to strengthen the box? Thanks for your help.

PowerNaudio
09-14-2006, 12:01 AM
im currently doing an in trunk build my self. you can use 1" square piece of wood cut to the length of the panel and screw from the inside. use glue. place the 1" x 1" suport and ither brad nail it or screw it in place. that will hold the panels in place very strongly. but still try and get glue in between the panels.

laters

scooter924
09-14-2006, 09:50 PM
I dont quite understand what you mean by using the wood pieces. Are you saying put an extra piece of wood everywhere I use a l bracket so there is more depth for the screw?

ultimate157
09-14-2006, 09:53 PM
I dont quite understand what you mean by using the wood pieces. Are you saying put an extra piece of wood everywhere I use a l bracket so there is more depth for the screw?

Instead of L brackets, run 1" square pieces of wood along each seam. Then you can screw through the board into the walls of your box.

jeepintn
09-14-2006, 09:56 PM
i think they are suggesting, take the top, leave a 3/4" edge around all sides, and make a "frame" of 1x1 wood that will fit snug inside the walls once you place the top on it. then u can screw thru the sides of the box into the "frame" of 1x1 wood u have placed on th top piece... and dont forget your liquid nails ;)

saywhat?
09-14-2006, 10:00 PM
if he cant screw it all together, what makes him be able to do it this way lol.

mazdakid
09-14-2006, 10:31 PM
i put my box together inside my trunk, just used glue and make sure its all sealed

jeepintn
09-14-2006, 11:22 PM
if he cant screw it all together, what makes him be able to do it this way lol.

im guessing he cant screw it together from the top down cuz it will be too close to the rear deck, but maybe there is room on the sides he can get in and screw it that way

mazdakid
09-14-2006, 11:36 PM
pre assemble the box outside the car with predrilled screws, put the box together in the car, glue the pieces together, and use a screwdriver bit and ratchet to get to the screws you cant reach

scooter924
09-15-2006, 12:39 AM
Ok thanks for all the help guys. And I can reach the front 16 or so inches of the box, but the other 7 inches in back is too tight to fit any tools back there.

PowerNaudio
09-15-2006, 10:54 PM
this is what i mean.
http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/25721595115.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3405710)
i hope it helps

scooter924
09-16-2006, 02:52 AM
Yea I finally figured out what that meant. I think its a good idea and it will probably work.

scooter924
09-25-2006, 05:57 PM
this is what i mean.
http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/25721595115.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3405710)
i hope it helps

Ok I am about ready to start my build and have a question. Would you recommend using the pieces of wood all the way around the box, including the port. I was planning on using them for all the sides but wasnt sure about whether to use them inside the port or not. Thanks.

PowerNaudio
09-25-2006, 07:35 PM
thats a good. question. is the port in the middle or one the side?

scooter924
09-25-2006, 07:59 PM
It is an L port on the left side of the box. BTW, excellent picture :)

PowerNaudio
09-25-2006, 08:03 PM
It is an L port on the left side of the box. BTW, excellent picture :)

you can since you have to, because your building in the vehicle unless you can find a difrent route. but youll have too make up for the displacement to maintain tuning.

thanks! that pic was just for you. lol
laters

scooter924
09-26-2006, 12:44 AM
Ok, thanks again for the help, i appreciate it.