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mikey060
12-28-2006, 05:02 PM
welll here is my latest box. its 3cf@30hz. it is also the first time i have ever carpeted a box....and i think it turned out okay since i didnt have a router to rabit the edge or anything...and didnt build it with an overhang. unfortunatly i didnt take any build pics...hence why this isnt called a work log. anyhow here are teh pics:cool:

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9431/img1466ne4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
the side...yea the staples will be colored black
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9932/img1467hr6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/741/img1468np5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1756/img1470pj2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9871/img1471vu1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/571/img1472jn9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1323/img1473nk2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/7622/img1476xn5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3317/img1474dv9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mikey060
12-28-2006, 05:06 PM
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8135/img1477tk9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5730/img1478qv5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5660/img1479us0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/4952/img1480ss2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mikey060
12-28-2006, 05:10 PM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6302/img1481xz7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
i will try to find a pic of the bare box...and no the speaker wire wont be coming through the port for long
i would appreciate all comments, suggestions on it:)

jiggy2dmax
12-28-2006, 05:11 PM
Looks good, keep it up!

SHiZNiLTi
12-28-2006, 05:13 PM
Sweet! I like it. What would you compare those subs to?

mikey060
12-28-2006, 05:21 PM
thanks for the compliments guys. i dont really have much to compare them to other then my atomic apocalypse. they are far louder, but do not sound as nice. they do sound pretty decent and i wish i picked up a pair of these. they are for a friend and he bought a pair on sale...280 for both or something like that:furious:

mikey060
12-28-2006, 05:32 PM
i didnt think the blue film behind the mounting was very noticeable....but soem of the pics you can really see it, thus i put tape over them to black it out
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8641/img1482qf3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4413/img1483lr1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
the result
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/5582/img1484ly8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
not a huge difference, but every bit counts i guess:D

mikey060
12-29-2006, 01:05 PM
bump. does it look like ****, is that why no one is responding??:crap: lol lets hear some opinions:)

jdawg
12-29-2006, 01:53 PM
one sub is upside down from the other

mikey060
12-29-2006, 01:57 PM
one sub is upside down from the other

lol i know. i was in the process of flipping both around because they werent the way i wanted them
thanks though:)

Corey69
12-29-2006, 06:04 PM
Nice, I used to have one of those subs.

W8 a minute
12-30-2006, 02:17 AM
Not professional...but...it looks great for your first time.

My only complaint are the staples. If you uses a good spray glue and butt cut all your pieces you won't need staples and you won't have seams showing. It's almost the same theory as wrapping a Christmas present.

Otherwise...excellent job.

96civ
12-30-2006, 05:19 PM
butt cutt is where you take the flap of excess and cut it flush to the rest of the carpet with scissors?

kpozr2
12-30-2006, 05:44 PM
nice box, i like the premiers, heard it yet?

W8 a minute
12-30-2006, 09:41 PM
butt cutt is where you take the flap of excess and cut it flush to the rest of the carpet with scissors?

Easiest way to describe it:

where two flaps or ends meet, lay both flaps down where you want them to end up, one on top of the other and then cut thru BOTH pieces at the same time. Peel back the top layer then remove the excess from the bottom layer and lay the top piece down again. Since you cut BOTH pieces at the same time they should meet each other perfectly where you cut. You should be using a razor knife or boxcutter, not scissors. All cuts should be made while the carpet is glued to the box.

It sounds like you are trying to cut "patterns" and then attach it to the box when in reality you want to glue the carpet down to the box as you go and cut it immediately before the spray glue dries completely with a box or carpet knife.

Spray glue one large side, attach the carpet...spray the next large side..wrap the carpet around...flip the box...spray the third side...wrap carpet again...spray the forth side...wrap the carpet. This should all be one continious piece of carpet, no cuts yet. Now you're back to the first side correct? This where you KEEP wrapping from the fourth side OVER the first side.. The first side should have two layers now...here comes the butt cut I explained...cut thru BOTH layers down to the wood...peel back the top layer and remove the small, now unattached piece from the bottom layer...then carefully lay the top layer back down so it BUTTS against the bottom layer making a perfect seam.

It harder to explain the ends. It much better to actually see someone else do it. But here it goes:
You should have left enough excess width at the start to fold over the ends. This is where you want to think like a Christmas or Birthday present. Spray glue the end of the box. Start folding the excess carpet over the end one side at a time. You're going to have to make cuts from each corner outward to make each piece lay flat. Now you'll notice that each piece will overlap the other...this is where you want to make more butt cuts until each piece lays perfectly flat with each other. When all the glue finally dried you can rub the carpet around the cuts to make the pile of the carpet blend together, hiding the seam even more. If you do it right you'll have to look real close to find your seams.

I don't know if that will help. I'm not good at typing out instructions. Sorry.

BATman
12-30-2006, 10:40 PM
nice

PV Audio
12-30-2006, 11:01 PM
Looks very nice for a first carpeting. Question: do you have a table saw? If so, then i've got advice for you on how to make a rabbeted edge style carpeting job, in fact, it's how I do mine.

mikey060
01-18-2007, 11:55 PM
holy i never even saw the other replies to this thread... lol

anyhow, i do have a table saw now. that box was build before i got it though, therefore i couldnt rabit the edges or anyting. you're advice on rabting would be greatly appreciated PV.:)



and i have had this box in my car for the past few weeks and it soudns great , its pretty loud too

mikey060
03-27-2007, 10:21 PM
update.....it only took a few months. :rolleyes: :laugh: the knukoncepts wire/fuse/fuse holder got here today after over two weeks in transit...:eyebrow: it looks really ghetto looking right now, but we just wanted to have it functional. once it warms up there will be a false floor built to hide all the wire and stuff..and there wont be anymore wire through port lol. and yes the speakers with disintegrated surrounds will be taken out. they are just hanging there because the air needed somewhere to get into the cab. **** bmw's **** *** for subs. between the rear seat and the trunk is a solid piece of metal along with the rear deck. anyhow other then the lack of air getting into the cab and the rattling which will be deadened eventually, it sounds good and gets pretty loud. customer is pleased so thats what matters
onto the pics
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3217/img1594lf4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
this is the only good thing about bmw's lol as far as installing a stereo is concerned. a battery in the trunk. anyways i havent ever installed both the + and - wires to the batt so i hope everything looks good.
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/6223/img1595ht2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

comments/concerns are appreciated

uhoh45
03-28-2007, 05:57 PM
how bigs is that wire?

mikey060
03-28-2007, 07:13 PM
1/0

jibberjive
03-30-2007, 04:38 AM
Easiest way to describe it:

where two flaps or ends meet, lay both flaps down where you want them to end up, one on top of the other and then cut thru BOTH pieces at the same time. Peel back the top layer then remove the excess from the bottom layer and lay the top piece down again. Since you cut BOTH pieces at the same time they should meet each other perfectly where you cut. You should be using a razor knife or boxcutter, not scissors. All cuts should be made while the carpet is glued to the box.

It sounds like you are trying to cut "patterns" and then attach it to the box when in reality you want to glue the carpet down to the box as you go and cut it immediately before the spray glue dries completely with a box or carpet knife.

Spray glue one large side, attach the carpet...spray the next large side..wrap the carpet around...flip the box...spray the third side...wrap carpet again...spray the forth side...wrap the carpet. This should all be one continious piece of carpet, no cuts yet. Now you're back to the first side correct? This where you KEEP wrapping from the fourth side OVER the first side.. The first side should have two layers now...here comes the butt cut I explained...cut thru BOTH layers down to the wood...peel back the top layer and remove the small, now unattached piece from the bottom layer...then carefully lay the top layer back down so it BUTTS against the bottom layer making a perfect seam.

It harder to explain the ends. It much better to actually see someone else do it. But here it goes:
You should have left enough excess width at the start to fold over the ends. This is where you want to think like a Christmas or Birthday present. Spray glue the end of the box. Start folding the excess carpet over the end one side at a time. You're going to have to make cuts from each corner outward to make each piece lay flat. Now you'll notice that each piece will overlap the other...this is where you want to make more butt cuts until each piece lays perfectly flat with each other. When all the glue finally dried you can rub the carpet around the cuts to make the pile of the carpet blend together, hiding the seam even more. If you do it right you'll have to look real close to find your seams.

I don't know if that will help. I'm not good at typing out instructions. Sorry.

I realize that this is an old thread, but I've got a question if you're still around. What would you do to make it look good if the excess flaps from the front aren't long enough to entirely cover the sides?

Corey69
03-30-2007, 07:37 PM
lol I see a D10

mikey060
04-01-2007, 03:53 PM
haha yes corey, you do. its one of josh's old ones. it seems to power them nicely