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BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 01:15 AM
ya ya ya.....point and laugh.

The box will fit nicely in the trunk....just cant get it in there. Fortunately it looks like with the quick removal of the upper half of the back seats it'll slide right in....just ***** ***.

reminder for the youngins....measure twice, cut once.

budahbuddy803
12-23-2007, 01:19 AM
pics?

97gp
12-23-2007, 01:24 AM
ya ya ya.....point and laugh.

The box will fit nicely in the trunk....just cant get it in there. Fortunately it looks like with the quick removal of the upper half of the back seats it'll slide right in....just ***** ***.

reminder for the youngins....measure twice, cut once.
:needpics:

BuckyBoy
12-23-2007, 01:27 AM
Sometimes the only way to get a large enough box to make your sub perform well into your trunk you gotta go through the backseat.
Now, it would be a problem if it wouldnt fit through that hole either. :laugh:

AlpineUser
12-23-2007, 02:23 AM
i did that once.....we had to lift it in go straight down with it .....i dont think it will come out in one piece tho lol

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 02:45 AM
build in progress.
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/2493/pict0124gz6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


finished box, eventually it'll be carpeted or painted.
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4270/pict0126tf9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

my not hungry snake kissing the lucky to not be eaten alive rat
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/162/pict0118ov8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


pics tomarrow or later of the lip bending and seat removal...

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 02:46 AM
had some of those metal corner l bracket like gimics, figured it wouldnt hurt to throw those in there.

thegreatestpenn
12-23-2007, 02:48 AM
that sux, I've never had that happen to this point, I've always started moving stuff like the false floor and things to get boxes that seemingly didn't fit in.

jmanpc
12-23-2007, 02:50 AM
Wow thats an ugly box. Carpet that ***** quick! :)

Good luck, though.

Supergumby5000
12-23-2007, 02:56 AM
I had this same problem, but it actually proved to be better. The bed of an avalanche is slightly less taller in the rear compared to at the cabin, so in order to get my box to fit, i had to take out the rear seats, the midgate, rear window, and supports, and push the box back into the bed through the cabin, then put everything else back in (except the midgate of course). i like the fit though, a bead of silicone along the top of the box, and everythings sealed up, lol

BrianChia
12-23-2007, 03:00 AM
pics tomarrow or later of the lip bending and seat removal...

pics tomarrow or later of the ensuing carnage and subsequent rat digestion? :)

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 01:17 PM
ya..... i managed to use some snippers and make 2 cuts in the lip. After removal of the backseats and a little bending, there should be enough room to slide in. It looks good on paper. hopefully it'll execute nicely too......

box is uuuuuggggllly. but i might just leave it like that :) i attempted to carpet.....but that didnt work well lol

I ended up letting the rat go in a lil dense brush area near my apt. When the snakes dont eat and you keep the rat, it's ***** and ***** make the container and your room smell like all hell. So i just ate the 8 dollars and let it go into the wild. Chances are a hawk or stray cat will **** it up.


now NORMALLY i dont photograp the snakes eating. But this one particular time it was a lol bloody and i thought it was worth a shot
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9160541.jpg
notice the blood on the head :)
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9160552.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9160555.jpg

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9210695.jpg

btdickey99
12-23-2007, 01:19 PM
LOL I had the same problem fitting my HO box in the trunk of my S40

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 01:20 PM
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9180621.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9230703.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9250773.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P92307031.jpg


here she is swimming next to a 10w6 for a size ref
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9290840.jpg
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m229/bassaddictj/P9290838.jpg

budahbuddy803
12-23-2007, 01:23 PM
man you just let that big *** snake slither around your room? you are crazy!

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 10:11 PM
man you just let that big *** snake slither around your room? you are crazy!

nah they (this one and the smaller one) have a cage, but i take them out every day.



UPDATE: it's in

the lip looking in from the front towards the cab
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5598/pict0057pi6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

if you couldnt guess, that'd be the back seats. 4 bolts a little jiggleing and they came right out
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9977/pict0134ni8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

seatless back seat
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2264/pict0136vb4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)




here goes nothing. at the time of this **** i still wasnt 100% sure if this was going to work.

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/6452/pict0137tv9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


VICTORY IS MINE

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/6510/pict0138wu5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

i had to kick the **** out of it a few times. But after i bend the lip back it'll be awfully hard to get the sub/box out. Especially if every other screw on the subs mount is a specialty screw requiring an adnormal bit :)

BobbyDD
12-23-2007, 10:12 PM
I had a rat bite all the way through my thumb going through my thumbnail. One bite while they're "kissing" and your red tail's dead. If it'll eat frozen thawed or pre killed, do it. At the very least stun the rat. Rabbits are pretty safe to feed live, but not rats or mice.



man you just let that big *** snake slither around your room? you are crazy!

That's just a baby. My biggest was just over 150 pounds and over 15 feet long.

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 10:18 PM
The carpetabove the lip looks cracked out in the pre victory shot. I had an empty soda can wedged up in there to keep it up as i bent the lip. The back seats almost went back on perfect with the exeption of 2 of the bolts that were extremely hard to get to (removing and replacing). those are only halfway in atm. I'll need to pick up certain type of wrench with a rachet tip to get it all the way in securely. I dont know the specific name of the tool but i knwo where it's at in home depot, and it's not expensive.

All in all. glad i made it in there. And yes i plan on leaveing it ugly as sin in hopes that it'll sound amazing and look fugly to throw people off.

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 10:42 PM
I had a rat bite all the way through my thumb going through my thumbnail. One bite while they're "kissing" and your red tail's dead. If it'll eat frozen thawed or pre killed, do it. At the very least stun the rat. Rabbits are pretty safe to feed live, but not rats or mice.




That's just a baby. My biggest was just over 150 pounds and over 15 feet long.

I'm well aware that the rodents, especially rats, have the teeth and will to bite the snakes wether they're scared or hungry/curious. Chances of the rat giving a single lethal bite to the snakes head are pretty stretched. Ussually soon as anything like that touches the snakes head, it jolts back to avoid it. Doesnt mean a bite cant happen, but chances of this hanious single blow killing this snake are pretty slim. Sedomly have i witnessed a rat just bite the snakes head or body without the snake already constricting the rat. When a curious rat does approach the snake and take a nip, it's almost always the body since the heads scared away from the moving sniffing head of the rat. These are also caged raised rodents that have never seen a snake before, and therefor dont see it an instinctively know they're in danger. And this is if the snake hasnt already gone for the head shot itself and is eating the rat.


I think the chances of a lethal bite, or bite wound infection that dispite medical treatment would kill the snake is about as likely getting in as getting stuck by lightening.

ultimate157
12-23-2007, 10:45 PM
Suv's don't have that problem :)

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 10:45 PM
I'm sorry if i come off sounding like an *******. The risk is still there they'll get bit. I watch the feeding process as closely mainly for this reason. If it's head or legs are free to scratch/bit the snake durring constriction i have something ready to let the rat bite into or scratch instead of the snake. If the heads free i'll use aplastic bottle cap and if the legs are free i use a piece of cardboard and put it between the feet and the snake. It's a risk im willing to take for the sake of entertainment, and letting the snakes kill. I keep the feeding in the feeding bucket and i handle them frequently as possible. Big one's never bit. She likes to hiss first if she's pissed off for whatever odd reason....


BTW bobby i'd love to see pics of your babies :) espically the big mofo.

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 10:48 PM
Suv's don't have that problem :)

yaaaaahhhh nor do hatchbacks like my ol'd golf that burnt to the ground.


havent had to worry about this problem for about 3 years, totally forgot to take it into the equation.

BobbyDD
12-23-2007, 11:21 PM
I'm sorry if i come off sounding like an *******. The risk is still there they'll get bit. I watch the feeding process as closely mainly for this reason. If it's head or legs are free to scratch/bit the snake durring constriction i have something ready to let the rat bite into or scratch instead of the snake. If the heads free i'll use aplastic bottle cap and if the legs are free i use a piece of cardboard and put it between the feet and the snake. It's a risk im willing to take for the sake of entertainment, and letting the snakes kill. I keep the feeding in the feeding bucket and i handle them frequently as possible. Big one's never bit. She likes to hiss first if she's pissed off for whatever odd reason....


BTW bobby i'd love to see pics of your babies :) espically the big mofo.

I got rid of most of them several years ago when my daughter was born, including the 150 pound burmese python. that was before I had a digital camera so I don't have any pictures. All I have now is an albino burmese about 10 feet long and a desert rosy boa that's about full grown at a whopping 18 inches long or so. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. I wasn't trying to be rude, but I actually lost a beautiful Brazillian rainbow boa from a rat bite when I was still new to snakekeeping. One bite right through the brain and it was all over.

I'm glad you got your box in, who cares if it's ugly.:D

ngsm13
12-23-2007, 11:30 PM
Is that the box I designed you?

nG

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 11:41 PM
I got rid of most of them several years ago when my daughter was born, including the 150 pound burmese python. that was before I had a digital camera so I don't have any pictures. All I have now is an albino burmese about 10 feet long and a desert rosy boa that's about full grown at a whopping 18 inches long or so. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. I wasn't trying to be rude, but I actually lost a beautiful Brazillian rainbow boa from a rat bite when I was still new to snakekeeping. One bite right through the brain and it was all over.

I'm glad you got your box in, who cares if it's ugly.:D

Lightening strikes do happen, and it's terribly unfortunate that happened. MIstakes happen man. The other red tail i have is about 3.5ft long and still pretty small and shy. Only way to get her to eat would be to leave he rin the feeding container with the rodent in a shaded or dark area for a while and maybe in a hour or 2 she'll take it. Left her overnight with a large rat to find the rat has eaten 2 huge areas of skin off her back, then later chewed on the wire for the heat pad in there and electricuted itself.

The wounds on the snake were about 1in x 3 inch long in 2 differant spots RIGHT in her beautiful red tail (head was tucked in hiding). Rat had chewed through the scales, through the next layer of skin, and into the muscle leaving the muscle torn and exposed. You could just slightly see the white outlines of her ribs through the muscle that was left. Naturally the next hour of of accessing the situation was rough, but i didn what i could by calling vets and doing some online research. Best thing i could do is sterilize the wound regularly with antiseptics and keep ointment on the wounds. Bandageing was difficult/near impossible because she'd get out of it eventually. But after a few weeks i just ditched the bandaid and just kept her with plenty of ointment and a clean cage. 4 months later the wounds sealed up with new skin. Now about 7 or so months later new scales are almost starting to form, and she's getting color now into the regrown skin that grew in white. She wouldnt eat for about 2 months when she finally after a few tries with prekilled she started eating again. Then about 5 months after the attack she was back to live medium rats. Before the attack she would take large ones down, but im keeping her at mudiums until she gets a lil bigger. I swear it was bad enough i was almost sure she was going to die of an infection, but i managed to save its life :)

those rats are pesky lil fockers....flithy smelly disguesting creatures. lots of nutrients though lol

BassAddictJ
12-23-2007, 11:43 PM
Is that the box I designed you?

nG

indeed. when i get all my equpiment together and do a group shot with the whole setup i was going to give special thanks out to the forum members who all made this stereo possible through deals. You're on there

ngsm13
12-23-2007, 11:45 PM
Werd.

I rarely ever put a box through the trunk itself...

nG

orphe
12-23-2007, 11:50 PM
5 years ago I had an Indian python. fed it a live 52lb pig. wish I had a digital camera back then.:crap:

dragnix
12-23-2007, 11:52 PM
i did that once, had to build a new box for it :(

luvinthebass
12-23-2007, 11:54 PM
5 years ago I had an Indian python. fed it a live 52lb pig. wish I had a digital camera back then.:crap:

for real? ate it whole? that snake must have been 8 feet long.

BassAddictJ
12-24-2007, 12:13 AM
i did that once, had to build a new box for it :(

yah i would hate to have to resort to that man. There was only a dwindle of a hope that this would even fit the way i hoped. But i'll be daymned if i didnt try.

what ***** is that its gonna be a while before ihave mids and highs thatll keep up with this dd lol

moorezy
12-24-2007, 12:42 AM
lol i did the same thing with my box. luckily it only took some sanding and a small notch in bottom for latch to squeeze! 7 cubic foot net in a trunk of 92 lesabre ftw.

BassAddictJ
12-25-2007, 10:56 AM
any more snake pics? :)