View Full Version : Poor man build log...

09-09-2007, 12:29 AM
I got only basic tools to work with, 10" circular saw, jigsaw, and a drill. But anyhow, here it is:

Building two boxes for a RE MX 12": 1.5ft^3 sealed and 2.25ft^3 ported, will test both and see which one i like more.

Some main cuts made by Home Depot, the rest my circular saw did the job:
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1013/image024xh9.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image024xh9.jpg)

no router, so i'd to drill a few holes and let the jigsaw work it's magic:
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6546/image025rn7.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image025rn7.jpg)

test fitting ported box:
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/817/image026jy2.th.jpg (http://img183.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image026jy2.jpg)

sealed box almost done, just need the top and bottom:
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5623/image028xr7.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image028xr7.jpg)

painting the inside of the ported box to match my carpet:
http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/455/image027or9.th.jpg (http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image027or9.jpg)

that all works, shall be finishing both boxes tomorrow. Can't wait til sub comes in!

2nd days work, i got carpet at a local walmart, it's not big enough for the ported box, so i only carpeted the sealed. Need to order carpet online.

Sand and rounded the corner:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6710/image034ge9.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image034ge9.jpg)

top predill, prescrew, ready for some glue, can you said got 'screwed'!
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9767/image029mk7.th.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image029mk7.jpg)

car with fiberglass enclosure in factory sub location:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5241/image045cf5.th.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image045cf5.jpg)

with sealed enclosure, it's finish!
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3052/image043my3.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image043my3.jpg)

with ported enclosure:
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8877/image044cq5.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image044cq5.jpg)

fewww..after 2 days of hard work, it's almost done! Still need to carpet the ported box, replace 4 awg with 1/0 power cable, do the big three, install new amps, deaden the doors (maybe the trunk if needed)...more to come!

09-09-2007, 12:31 AM
looking good man

09-09-2007, 01:51 AM
looking pretty clean .
those boxes going in the mdx?

09-09-2007, 01:55 AM
boxes look great. show us some install pics, and tell which one you like best

09-09-2007, 02:08 AM
those boxes going in the mdx?

Yessir. Right now i have a fiberglass enclosure in the factory sub location b/c i wanted to still use the 3rd row seat. But it's too small < 1ft^3, so i am doing it differently this time, screw the 3rd row. Used it twice in the last 3 years! More pics and review once the sub and amps come in next week.

09-09-2007, 11:07 PM
pics update!