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Frankensuby
11-26-2006, 08:18 PM
Amateur stuff really. I couldn't go MDF with the way I designed it, so I went Fiberglass.

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/AngleView.bmp

Their is 4 layers of fully saturated Mat (fine woven automotive mat) and on the top, we layed a thick layer of resin (darker brown spots) to try to smooth it out a bit. I need more resin and then I'm putting 3 more layers on the bottom, 2 more on the top, and sanding down. After that, I'm going to fiberglass the inside seam of the Fiberglass section to ensure and inside and outside seal.

The bottom was the part I was displeased with. I need to seal it because it is barely sealed, and also, it has flex whereas the top doesn't.

Any opinions?

~Levi

Calikid
11-26-2006, 08:20 PM
nice job

Symon_say
11-26-2006, 08:23 PM
nice job, put some pics of the process if you have

.::DuD3::.
11-26-2006, 10:57 PM
looks good post some more pics :p:

NebBlackshirts
11-26-2006, 10:58 PM
looks good man, thumbsup

bdawson72
11-26-2006, 10:58 PM
goodjob

boogeroby72
11-27-2006, 08:53 AM
looks good, glassing stuff isnt that hard just takes time. but looks like youve got the hang of it now.

ramos
11-27-2006, 01:26 PM
Looks decent so far my man :)

Did you use any mold fabric ? Or did you just put mat ? Mold fabric will give you a more curved /shaped surface to lay mat on , and save you an arse load of filler work :)

DeViOuSoNe
11-27-2006, 01:49 PM
Looks good, Just one ? Wheres it going? Lol

joetama
11-27-2006, 02:03 PM
Sand that puppy down and a coat or 5 or clear coat and some good paint it'll look killer.....

Frankensuby
11-28-2006, 06:32 PM
Hey, Thanks guys!

Been busy, so haven't visited the site in a little bit. I just finished throwing 4 more layers on, and I'm letting it sit for the final cure.

I also loaded the inside seam with some silicone II bathroom sealant to make sure the pressure doesn't push out of the sides.

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking when I get some more money, I'm gonna buy a gallon of Resin, 20 yards of Mat, and a quart of Steel Gray Metallic (color of my car) and painting it up all nice. Then, I'll get 3 coats of Clear coat (automotive grade) and we'll be done


Looks good, Just one ? Wheres it going? Lol

It's fitting into the corner of my Impreza's Trunk. I tried to avoid the space consuming Square type enclosure for space reasons. Next time, It'll be all Fiberglass ;)

I'm throwing roughly 500 RMS into a 10" Phoenix Gold. I don't have many inbetween pics, but I'll see if I can find some for your guys :)

~Levi

jeepintn
11-28-2006, 06:34 PM
nice job man, should come out good, definitely better than my first glassing attempt :laugh:

smd4life
11-28-2006, 06:37 PM
nice job man, should come out good, definitely better than my first glassing attempt :laugh:

indeed


nG

Frankensuby
11-28-2006, 06:46 PM
From Concept...

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/Slide1.JPG

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/Slide1_702669.JPG

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/BoxFrontView.jpg

To progress...

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/BoxView3.JPG

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/BoxView4.JPG

And finishing stages...

http://www.caraudio.com/gallery/2/9/2/8/9/Backangleview.bmp

I think I have more pics on the camera, but I'm at work

~Levi

P.S.- Ramos, I just stapled Mat as tight as I could to each side and saturated with Resin. It actually dripped onto the bottom :) It did sag a bit, but when I get the last of the Fiberglass, I'll grab some body filler and fill in to make it flat. I have 5 layers on the top (curved, so much stronger) and 8 on the sides (it was flatter.)