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Random1010
03-02-2008, 11:40 PM
So the project started when a friend of mine wanted some bass in her 02 avalanche. with no extra space in the cabin and not wanting to do a blowthrough, i decided on replacing the center console with a new construction that would hold a 12" and have space for the cupholders. i decided to venture into fiberglass and here's the result.

3/1/08
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353063.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769010)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353077.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769014)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353052.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769012)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353020.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769011)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353153.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769018)

2 layers done

revrider1
03-02-2008, 11:42 PM
U did it after all?

Random1010
03-02-2008, 11:43 PM
3/2/08
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353268.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769027)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353284.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769026)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353265.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769025)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353299.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769023)
5 layers done, last 2 to come
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353294.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769022)

Random1010
03-02-2008, 11:45 PM
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353199.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769021)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353373.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769029)
Popped it out and started cutting
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353360.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769034)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353342.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769033)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353380.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769031)

Random1010
03-02-2008, 11:47 PM
Still cutting
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6122353367.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7769035)
I got the bottom cut out, the dowel cut, sub ring, and cup holders all made. Tomorrow ill make the frame and begin covering it in cotton spandex. More pics tomorrow

poundindak69
03-02-2008, 11:47 PM
nice

revrider1
03-02-2008, 11:49 PM
An experience, right?

kmanian
03-02-2008, 11:51 PM
did I notice that you have some of the seats still in, and not protected? are you not concerned about getting resin on them by mistake? Other than that it looks great and keep the pics coming

04_edge
03-02-2008, 11:52 PM
moar.

Random1010
03-02-2008, 11:56 PM
did I notice that you have some of the seats still in, and not protected? are you not concerned about getting resin on them by mistake? Other than that it looks great and keep the pics coming

i had all the seats out for the first 5 of 7 layers. then we got tired of bolting and unbolting so we simply left them unbolted but moved them back. hard to see in this pics but the seats are about a foot back from where they normally sit.
and ya rev its a fun challenge. first time ever using glass.

speedfreak28
03-03-2008, 12:14 AM
yea, fiberlgass is good times, after a couple trial and errors, you can get really good results, you'll surprise yourself. post more pics as u go, good luck.

miker
03-03-2008, 05:14 PM
More?

Random1010
03-03-2008, 11:49 PM
stayed home sick today and layed in bed so i didnt get much accomplished. tomorrow ill work late getting the frame done. hopefully have it covered by tomorrow night.

Millertime1028
03-05-2008, 01:54 AM
In for more pics. Looking nice so far. BTW Isnt it B/S with how much catalyst they supply you with that fiberglass resin . I had to buy 3 extra tubes of it when I was doing my kick pods .

Random1010
03-05-2008, 01:55 AM
ill update in a second..i got the sub frame built but the cupholders are tomorrow
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6401190390.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7779122)

being sick has really slowed me down..

seedubs1
03-05-2008, 05:29 PM
Looks nice. I'm about to do the same thing.....Only with a 10"er.

Random1010
03-05-2008, 07:03 PM
In for more pics. Looking nice so far. BTW Isnt it B/S with how much catalyst they supply you with that fiberglass resin . I had to buy 3 extra tubes of it when I was doing my kick pods .

ya lol i went through the 2 little tubes of hardner and im only halfway through the gallon...but its like add 7 drops for every tablespoon of resin...do people actually count? i just dump some resin in a cup, and squirt some hardner in and mix. when it turns to jelly i know its too late.

Millertime1028
03-05-2008, 10:12 PM
LOL yea basically did the same thing .. The first tube I did the counting but I was like comon .. So then after I just estimated. I did my kick pods in about 45 degree weather so I used a bit more hardener then neccasary to speed up the drying process

Random1010
03-08-2008, 09:43 PM
Update

well i finally got back to work and finished the frame, finished all the details, and wrapped it in spandex/cotton fabric. right now im still working on cutting and stitching to get all the wrinkles out. once i get it where i want it ill resin and start the glass work. here are some pics

miker
03-08-2008, 09:49 PM
Forgot the pics? lol

Random1010
03-08-2008, 09:52 PM
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6720470488.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7794551)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6720465694.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7794548)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6720465780.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7794549)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6720465671.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7794546)

mrbomb
03-08-2008, 09:59 PM
awesome build, keep us updated

Random1010
03-08-2008, 10:42 PM
awesome build, keep us updated

thanks..i think ive put in around 20 hours so far..now the real labor starts.

Random1010
03-10-2008, 02:58 AM
got it all sewed up and resined today..we're up to $480 on equipment and materials.
new pics!
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6901505227.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7801975)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6901505275.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7801976)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6901505391.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7801982)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/3/6901505385.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/7801981)

Seattle206
03-10-2008, 03:03 AM
That looks fiiiiiiiiiiilthyy. Can't wait till its all glassed.

Millertime1028
03-10-2008, 03:03 AM
Coming along real nice man .. How many layers of fiberglass did you end up using ?

Random1010
03-10-2008, 03:05 AM
Coming along real nice man .. How many layers of fiberglass did you end up using ?

the floor is 6 layers. ill be using 7 layers on the rest of it tomorrow when i actually start the glass work. thanks for the comments

Random1010
03-10-2008, 03:05 AM
That looks fiiiiiiiiiiilthyy. Can't wait till its all glassed.

so much work guy...on another note, cabin party round 2 is in 2 weeks. dont show up for this one and im disowning you.

Seattle206
03-10-2008, 03:12 AM
so much work guy...on another note, cabin party round 2 is in 2 weeks. dont show up for this one and im disowning you.

Dog my bad. I had **** to do. People to see. :cool:

I'm down to help ya glass later this week thou.

Random1010
03-10-2008, 03:21 AM
Dog my bad. I had **** to do. People to see. :cool:

I'm down to help ya glass later this week thou.

ok sounds good. this time the limit is 5 shots. and ya come through like wednesday and we'll build.

Random1010
03-14-2008, 02:42 PM
today is the final structural build day...going to glass all the rest. after that its just bondo, sand, paint...

zierbox
03-14-2008, 03:00 PM
A 12’ sub firing up/out/forward and only 36” from your head
You are only going to hear the mechanics’ of the sub working not the bass
The bass will sound better outside the vehicle than in the front seats
I see this every day with crazy fiberglass builds and woofers pointed in all directions all for looks and no performance
Do mean to “DIS” I can see you have done a lot of work
Just giving you some input

Random1010
03-14-2008, 03:02 PM
A 12’ sub firing up/out/forward and only 36” from your head
You are only going to hear the mechanics’ of the sub working not the bass
The bass will sound better outside the vehicle than in the front seats
I see this every day with crazy fiberglass builds and woofers pointed in all directions all for looks and no performance
Do mean to “DIS” I can see you have done a lot of work
Just giving you some input

thanks..i did nearly the same setup in another avalanche just not out of fiberglass and it sounded just fine..if i go sit in the cargo area of my car with the sub...all i hear is bass..