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dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:00 AM
Start off with an empty space and 2 rolls of tape.




http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_taped_up.jpg


My plan to secure the box in place.

There will be a strip of flat stock metal built into the floor of the box. This piece pictured will bolt to the cargo tie down bolt under the carpet and have studs off it. You will be able to sit the box down and bolt it on and that should hold it in place. I hope.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_bracket_preview.jpg

Kenny Pollock
11-10-2006, 11:01 AM
Nice start :)

BTW lovin' the custom steering wheel in your avatar... I was thinking of doing something similar for a backup camera... but my airbag is located there :(

ramos
11-10-2006, 11:02 AM
Word , very similar to the way I'm attaching mine in the chitbox :)

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:03 AM
Start laying down some mat. I did 3 layers before I added the metal brace. The 1 layer over it to secure it in place for reinforcement.


Here is a pic with 4 layers of mat down and the strip of flat stock added in and about to be reinforced.







http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_box_brace.jpg

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:04 AM
Nice start :)

BTW lovin' the custom steering wheel in your avatar... I was thinking of doing something similar for a backup camera... but my airbag is located there :(



Use to be an airbag there.

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:05 AM
Now here is a pic of the 6oz weave that I will use to reinforce the bootm and lock the metal into the floor of the enclosure.





http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_weave_mat.jpg

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:06 AM
All reinforced and another couple layers added over the entire thing.

Solid it is.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_6_layers.jpg

Kenny Pollock
11-10-2006, 11:06 AM
Use to be an airbag there.How much would you charge for something like that?

I need to put a backup camera in my car after the wall build, and that's the best place for an LCD in my car.

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:07 AM
http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_mold_out_2.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_mold_out_1.jpg





The mold popped out and awaiting Monday or Tuesday when I have time to mess with it again.

937DYTBOI
11-10-2006, 11:10 AM
sweet i like.


My friend had his tv placed in his steering wheel, thats wild

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:13 AM
A Boston G212 sub will reside here. 1.3 sealed.

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:27 AM
I did all this yesterday in about 4 hours. And about 2 of them was prep work.
I would have done the face and rings, but it was a cooler day, in the low 70's, (ahhhh FL :D), so the resin cured slower as I added amounts for nornal heat.

And I was also doing a trim panel with an 8" touch screen installed.

Big Dee
11-10-2006, 11:43 AM
Looking good man. Great work so far.

What did you use as a release agent?

It's also in the low 70's in Ohio :p:.

dbornotdb
11-10-2006, 11:56 AM
Usually just use a car wax. But I was out, so I used some "Pam" cooking spray. Worked excellently.

dbornotdb
11-16-2006, 01:33 AM
Did a couple things.


Here is that bracket all welded up with studs.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_raw_bracket_front.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_raw_bracket_back.jpg



And I drilled out the mounting holes in the box bottom. The bottom is quite thick and strong.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_box_bracket_holes.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_bracket_and_box.jpg

dbornotdb
11-16-2006, 01:34 AM
The bracket painted up glossy.




http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_painted_bracket_1.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_painted_bracket_2.jpg



You could also see in that last pic the Tiger Hair added to the sides and top to make it alittle more strong so I can pull the molding material over it.

ramos
11-16-2006, 07:18 AM
Very nice :)

stayTUNED
11-16-2006, 01:57 PM
lookin good

dbornotdb
11-18-2006, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the words.






UPDATE TIME







Here we go making the baffle rings.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_making_rings.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_gluing_rings.jpg



And then securing it to the mold.


http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_ring_set_up.jpg

dbornotdb
11-18-2006, 12:56 AM
Grab some of my molding carpet and glue it.




http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_gluing_mold_fabric.jpg




Got it all stretch around and then staple the front of it into the rabbit groove around the front baffle.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_mold_stapled.jpg


trim the front.



http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_mold__fabric_trimmed.jpg

dbornotdb
11-18-2006, 12:57 AM
Then I taped off the front baffle and resined the mold carpet.
After that resin cured, I spread a layer of Everglass over it.




http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_everglass_1.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_everglass_2.jpg

dbornotdb
11-18-2006, 12:58 AM
As that started to cure up, I flipped it on over and cut an access hole on the back so i could get inside and build it up for strength.




http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_access_hole.jpg

dbornotdb
11-18-2006, 12:59 AM
That took a bit of time to start to cure up since it was a cooler day today. I even added extra MEKP.

So once that was 1/2 way to being cured, I flipped it and sanded down the Everglass with a Roloc and 36 grit.
Then test fit it since Justin came by.





http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_everglass_sanded.jpg

http://epicenterdesigns.com/photo-gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_test_fit.jpg




And wouldn't you know it..........it still fits.

SPL_Lancer
11-18-2006, 06:12 AM
Looks great so far mate.

acold7dusta
11-18-2006, 11:46 AM
dats niiice

azbass
11-18-2006, 11:51 AM
pretty sweet. iv done the cutting hole thing to glass teh inside.

ramos
11-20-2006, 08:06 AM
Very nice man . How you gonna finish it ? :)

dbornotdb
11-20-2006, 09:27 AM
Very nice man . How you gonna finish it ? :)



I will be smoothing out the top of it some more, and that is it.
The owner of it will carpet it in factory stuff so it blends in. He lives in PA.