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alpine16
12-21-2002, 02:36 PM
hey im building a box for 4 12'' alpine Swr-1241D and my plan for the box was to make a wall like box with the 4 subs in a square formation and facing the back of my JEEP and the back of the box facint the front of the truck so the back of the box is right behind the front seats. My idea was to put plexiglass ont he back side so you can see the baskets and magnets, how thick should the plexiglass be , each sub will have its own chamber of about 1.45ft^3

ss3079
12-21-2002, 04:45 PM
As thick as possible....1/2" or bigger...dont want it to flex.

Couple tips...dont drill holes through it too close to the edge or too close together...it might crack on you. Countersink those screw heads.

- Steve

nswartley
12-21-2002, 04:47 PM
yea definitely drill and countersink where you are gonna put the screws as steve said. also, if you can, find some acrylic cement to seal. its a liquid that you can put where 2 pieces of fiberglass are put together. its the same stuff thats used to seal fishtanks and such. its super strong and its clear.

nick3470
12-26-2002, 01:36 AM
what do u mean countersink the screw heads, im wondering because i wanted to make a plexi box, or have a plexi side

alpine16
12-26-2002, 01:42 AM
a countersink is a type of a drill bit that drills the out the material so that the screw head is beneath the surface and is not stickin out. if you do not drill the countersink and drill ur srew threw and try to sink the screw beneath the surface the plexiglass will crack and break, it makes the finished project look alot better.

nswartley
12-26-2002, 01:42 AM
countersinking is a thing that you can do with a drill. it is what will make a sort of dish shaped cut where the screw heads are supposed to go. this is so that when you put the screws in, it doesnt crack the glass, but it fits right into it

nswartley
12-26-2002, 01:43 AM
hey i said it first! :D

alpine16
12-26-2002, 01:48 AM
i think mine was up first man,
ahh who cares im juss messin with you

nswartley
12-26-2002, 12:16 PM
i know so was i ;)

BASSBOY
12-27-2002, 01:31 AM
hey btw, how much more is plexi than normal mdf? i was thinkin about doin that for my 10 ft^3 ported box:D bwahahhahaha

nswartley
12-27-2002, 01:51 AM
i imagine that its harder to work with and that it costs quite a bit more

alpine16
12-27-2002, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by BASSBOY
how much more is plexi than normal mdf?

At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$

nswartley
12-27-2002, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by alpine16
At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$

:eek: :eek: :eek: told ya

ss3079
12-28-2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by alpine16
At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$

You could build 1-3 boxes out of MDF for that much.

- Steve