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audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 10:37 PM
Was thinking bout building an amp rack for my amp so that my amp would be on a slight slant so that would hold my amp any ideas on one or maybe best way to put it?

Worlddre
09-17-2006, 10:39 PM
a picture of where it is going to go would be of great help :fyi:

mtdewelf
09-17-2006, 10:42 PM
And sounddomain is a great place for ideas

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 10:44 PM
I will take a picture of it right now i will be right back give me bout 5 mins 2 go take a pic:)

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:04 PM
Hey guys got the pic right here here's what i got to work with:)

http://i77.imagethrust.com/i/338761/whatigottoworkwith.jpg

ultimate157
09-17-2006, 11:16 PM
I just did something similar to what you're describing. Might not be perfect for your application, but itll give you an idea. I made it simply by putting 2 triangle legs onto a flat face.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/1cubesetup.jpg

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:18 PM
Thats actually exatcly what i want to do just like that what did u use to make it?

ultimate157
09-17-2006, 11:25 PM
3/4 MDF. Measures 2" bigger on each side than my amp. I used the Pythagorean theorum to get the length of the cut i'd need because i approx. the height i wanted and measured the depth + height.

I covered it in vynal from the local Joan Fabrics. I then used 1/4" spacers from home depot to raise the amp off the rack for cooling purposes

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:31 PM
Oh alright man sweet Thx i was actually going to have my friend weld me one but what do u think would be better?

johnson
09-17-2006, 11:32 PM
There isnt a 9 page thread on amp racks or anything...

ultimate157
09-17-2006, 11:39 PM
Oh alright man sweet Thx i was actually going to have my friend weld me one but what do u think would be better?

Save the steel and weight. MDF is strong enough, and easier to work with if you want to cover it.

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:39 PM
huh?

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:40 PM
Yeah true well he welds all the time so he's got the metal plus i think it would heat the metal up to much even if it did have the spacers what u think?

ultimate157
09-17-2006, 11:47 PM
I wouldn't bother using steel. MDF is much lighter and easier to work with. Glue isn't going to stick well at all to steel if you are going to cover it with anything.

audiobahnuser18
09-17-2006, 11:53 PM
True ill work with MDF how much does that usually run?

ultimate157
09-18-2006, 12:03 AM
True ill work with MDF how much does that usually run?

a 4'x8' sheet is only $22 at home depot.
2'x4' is around $13.

If you get the 4x8 sheet, have a 2nd person and a big vehicle for easy's sake.

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:13 AM
Alright how much u think i would need here are the specs of my amp;)

9 3/4"x2 3/8" x 19

ultimate157
09-18-2006, 12:19 AM
Alright how much u think i would need here are the specs of my amp;)

9 3/4"x2 3/8" x 19

a 2x4 sheet would do you just fine.

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:25 AM
Oh alright sweet glad thats the cheaper one haha

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:26 AM
what would be the best thing 2 wrap it in like i don't want to do carpet but what else u think or should i just paint it maybe make a Digital audio stencil for the bottom leave a lil bit of room at the bottom and spray that:)?

LeofromtheH
09-18-2006, 12:35 AM
*imagination*

got any?

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:40 AM
Yeah im just thinkn of ideas here and was getting some facts but i'm thinkn make a rack make a Digital audio stencil spray paint it below the amp mount the rack to my side wall and the amp along with it maybe put some neons under the rack or something not sure though

MassOccur
09-18-2006, 12:43 AM
Ultimate, one suggestion. I like the amp rack, but why didn't you cut it long enough to go right next to the box, then just drill holes into the amp rack to run the wires under it so that it looks a lot cleaner? You could also cut a mounting area for the remote gain if you wanted as well. Just ideas. nice work.

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:45 AM
very nice suggestions there Masoccur im going to try and hide all my my wires also:) and im gonna get some new carpet for the trunk cause mine is jacked wires that are like stuck in the carpet that wont come out:(

MassOccur
09-18-2006, 12:47 AM
I plan on doing the same thing basically in my extended cab sierra. I will be using suede though. Goodluck with the build and please post pictures of the work :-)

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 12:58 AM
Will for sure man thanks for all the info to :) . i plan on starting the building process this friday get the MDF and glue thats bout all i need i got the spacers and screws and ill make a stencil also:) that should be a challenge haha

MassOccur
09-18-2006, 01:02 AM
Depending on how your ride looks internally, you may also want to look at baltic birch. It's more expensive than MDF, but is **** when stained. If you plan on adding a wood grain theme or something, you may want to look into that.

audiobahnuser18
09-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Nah no wood grain not me i don't like that i painted my interior pieces flat black im gonna redo em soon though theres some chips but still looks good all flat black on the dash pieces and door pieces