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Nascarfan
04-05-2007, 07:53 PM
Finally I had time to carpet my box, I think it turned out really well,the only think left it to cover up the screw holes with some carpet pieces. also I got carried away and decided to build an amp rack which is mostly done except the carpeting and the lid cut outs for the amp and plexiglass. Hope you like it.
Thanks Chris
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/558525751Skftdr[/URL]


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s287/Dragonlood/PICT0107.jpg

Immacomputer
04-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Looks pretty nice! Good job.

60ndown
04-05-2007, 08:33 PM
there room there for 2 more subs,













post pics when there in :)

kickerlivinloud
04-05-2007, 08:35 PM
Looks good man!!

Spec's on the box??



Jon

Nascarfan
04-05-2007, 09:15 PM
Thanks Guys, I just added a link to more pictures of the box being done.. yes there is room to grow in this box, currently I built it as a enclosure to hide my sealed box inside which is 1.25 cube ft per side. But I can easily remove that and use the enclosure when I decide to add more subs and another amp. You will see my almost finished amp rack in the pictures, the pics show the rack with out the lid on it, the lid will consist of 2 cutouts for my amps to show thru, and they will be under plexiglass flush mounted, then I will add some nice lighting to the whole project.


http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/558525751Skftdr[/URL]

9512ds
04-05-2007, 09:16 PM
woofers look photoshopped to me?

mikey060
04-05-2007, 09:19 PM
they do too...i think its just the little bit of white that give that illusion

Nascarfan
04-05-2007, 09:24 PM
click on the link below to see all the pictures, trust me they are not photo shopped
the only thing I did hide was the screw heads but you can see them in the other pictures, i had to use a rubber mallet to squeeze the carpeted face over the subs, it was a very tight fit.

]http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/558525751Skftdr (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/558525751Skftdr)

azbass
04-05-2007, 09:27 PM
that pic looks photoshopped

9512ds
04-05-2007, 09:29 PM
I mean i believe you...

it just really looks photoshopped

RipDaJacka
04-05-2007, 11:25 PM
wut did you use to make it hug the fender wells? I like that clean fit look, I need a tip to keep the cut as close to matchin the fender well roll.

ninjatek
04-05-2007, 11:30 PM
if you are enclosing the amps in plexiglass I would suggest some fans and a path for the air to leave.. they might get HOT. im running into that problem with my amps.. have them in an amp rack, with plexiglass, and they are getting too hot without adequate ventilation

Nascarfan
04-05-2007, 11:46 PM
Im back, yea about the fan design, I already have a pass thru fan design that I will be installing, exactly what you are describing, as for the contures of my fenderwells, well that was a bit difficult, I just began with several pieces of cardboard, and kept shapingit until if formed the angle, then I took that cardboard and drew it onto the wood, then I used a jigsaw to cut it out, then did some sanding, but I left myself enough roon so that when my carpet was glued on ,that i would have just enough space for it to fit, I still have the original templates that i made if someone needs them.

Nascarfan
04-05-2007, 11:48 PM
Ill take A much higher resoloution picture and post it tomorrow after I get home from work

RipDaJacka
04-06-2007, 01:57 AM
imma try that! thanks, someone also told me to bend a coathanger to replicate the contours.. imma give em both a try

wlmrs
04-06-2007, 02:28 AM
very nice!

pickup1
04-06-2007, 02:34 AM
fits really good!

Nascarfan
04-06-2007, 08:32 PM
Here is the Very high rez pic. I now see what you guys were talking about..the white color reflection in the subwoofer , I didnt even see that before..weird.

http://www.imghut.net/images/1483.jpg

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skeptikal
04-06-2007, 08:36 PM
looks good man. very clean. how's it sound?

dumple
04-06-2007, 08:40 PM
i can see ur screws:crap: but it looks very clean still

Nascarfan
04-06-2007, 08:50 PM
Yea I just put it all together last night, I already have the pieces to cover up the screw holes, but I need to get back in there this weekend ,cause I have a air leak somewhere that I need to seal up. I dont have my amps wired yet, I just bought a MMATS 200Hc amp today, I have to wait for it to be shipped, so Im hoping it will sound good, Im not sure but I think i will have to do some kind of break in period with these new subs.
Sorry If the pictures slowed someones computer down.
Thanks Chris

RaiN
04-06-2007, 09:34 PM
imma try that! thanks, someone also told me to bend a coathanger to replicate the contours.. imma give em both a try

Get a large piece of cardboard to make a template of the entire panel. Transfer the panel to MDF, any size differences should be easily covered once you wrap it in carpet.

rlcowboy
04-07-2007, 12:23 AM
Looks very clean except for those screw holes, but hey, you can fix that easy. Just cause u have more room for more subs don't mean you have to have them like someone else said,lol. Looks like you have a very nice, well balanced stereo system there.

spacegear
04-07-2007, 01:01 AM
your sub's flush mounted?

squeak12
04-07-2007, 02:12 AM
Get some grill guides from partsexpress.com to mount the beauty panel.

baseballer1100
04-07-2007, 02:19 AM
Not bad.

traksta15
04-07-2007, 02:32 AM
looks nice

Nascarfan
04-07-2007, 06:58 AM
I guess my pictures were removed last night, so heres the link to my albums.
yes the subs are flush mounted, and thanks for the comments guys, now I have to carpet my amp rack and get it mounted as well.

http://community.webshots.com/user/crashhawk1

WantedIsHere
04-07-2007, 07:11 AM
if you want to hide those screws witch you should.... its easy... looks like you used a plush carpet... take a spare piece and cut some strands with a razor blade... like your skinning the carpet... then use some low temp hot glue really carefully... adda touch and insert strands over screw... its the way you fix cig burn holes... works great
after the glue drys... trim even and brush carpet... you wont even know they were there...

Nascarfan
04-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks Ill do just that :-)

WantedIsHere
04-16-2007, 08:05 AM
any updates with covered screws ?

PSturmer
04-16-2007, 08:46 AM
very nice install. only thing is its going to sound like *** sealed. this box will be good practice for your next ported box.

Nascarfan
04-17-2007, 11:47 PM
Well,
My Matts amp came in and I hooked it up, and OMG this truck sounds better than I could have ever expected. Also I just completed my amp rack tonight, with the final holes in the lid cover cut,carpeted and lexaned, it turned out pretty good I think.
I will post pics tomorrow, it got to dark for picture taking. Now all I have to do is extend my wires to reach up into the rack and Ill be all done.
Thanks for looking.

W8 a minute
04-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Props to someone trying to finish a box to match their vehicle and not leaving it looking like a packing crate thrown in the trunk.

NhustlaR
04-19-2007, 02:27 PM
wut did you use to make it hug the fender wells? I like that clean fit look, I need a tip to keep the cut as close to matchin the fender well roll.

take a metal clothes hangar and mold it around the panneling. once you get the shape, mark the shape on some mdf and cut.

WantedIsHere
04-20-2007, 07:19 AM
so ummm where are the pics...

Nascarfan
04-21-2007, 07:10 AM
I promise Ill put them up today, I have been working my usual 12 hour nightshifts, and sleeping during the day, the weather has been sucky but tomorrow its supposed to be nice, sorry its taking so long to get them posted.
Thanks for the positive comments.

Nascarfan
04-21-2007, 07:49 PM
The pictures are large, i still need to latch the hinges for the top and do a little trimming and mount the amps, but these pics are close enough to give you and idea what im trying to do.
thanks for looking



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Soler
04-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Weren't you gonna clean up those screwholes? Looks great besides that

Nascarfan
04-22-2007, 05:20 AM
yea i will be covering thescrew holes up soon, along with adjusting my top of my amp rack and some little trimming here and there, but basically its done.
Once I get my wires extended ill mount the amps and ill take a few more pics.
:-)

Nascarfan
05-03-2007, 06:58 AM
Bump for people needing an idea for their Tahoes