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kowboy
03-18-2008, 01:22 AM
Well...here it is. I know it's not near the quality of some of you guys, but it is my first attempt... the box is 12 cubes tuned to 34hz. and is anxiously awaiting my '05 re xxx's from fedex (used to have mismatch sx's, lol)!

i just started building boxes a little over a year ago, and since then I've built 10-12 boxes, lol! I've never bothered to cover them before, 'cause I figured it was too difficult. Carpet looks too plain, and fiberglass/paint is a friggin artform that I haven't come to grips with attempting yet.

Soooo...I figured why not vinyl? There were some issues with the corners, and such, but all in all I think I did OK for my first time. I wanted to do a raised-lettering type of thing on the front, 'cause it's just so **** much real-estate there. but I couldn't figure out what to put there(xxx logo, chevy bowtie, gang affiliation, etc.), so I just left it blank...

Lemme know what u guys think...BTW this will be going behind the third-row in an '01 'burban.


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yunvme666
03-18-2008, 01:27 AM
kinda gives me an idea for somethin im doing next.....what adhesive ya use?

jadon087
03-18-2008, 01:28 AM
I likes :), Good Job especially for a first time.

bumpin buick
03-18-2008, 01:31 AM
I plan on doing similar except cuting 1/4 boards for the sides and wraping them in another color vinyl

PsychoTheRapist
03-18-2008, 01:33 AM
Looks real good for a first timer.

desertheat
03-18-2008, 01:34 AM
Looks great for a 1st timer. Advice, make end caps for the sides instead of carpet. Make them in black vinyl. Would look ****.

kowboy
03-18-2008, 01:45 AM
Looks great for a 1st timer. Advice, make end caps for the sides instead of carpet. Make them in black vinyl. Would look ****.


Yeah...I wanted to do just that...Everything I've read said to do a small 1/4" board on the ends and then wrap in vinyl/carpet, but my box is exactly 49" wide, and it barely fits the back of the 'burban as-is. I reallly didn't wanna have a fitment issue.

Besides, nobody's really gonna see the sides too much anyway. Thx for the tip though. My next box I will make proper provisions for stuff like that, along with flush-mounting the subs...;)

kowboy
03-18-2008, 01:46 AM
kinda gives me an idea for somethin im doing next.....what adhesive ya use?

3M 90...@ $13 per can!! I finally ran out after 3 cans and said **** it, and bought some durcoat(sp.) for $3.99 per can, and it seemed to work the exact same, lol! Guess you don't always get what you pay for, but you **** sure pay for what you get!!

Calikid
03-18-2008, 01:47 AM
what amp/s will u be using

ngsm13
03-18-2008, 01:48 AM
I'd do .5" MDF side panels, attatch them temp... flush trim them... round them over... take them off and wrap them in vinyl.

Then, use silicone on the back side to attatch to the box. Tape them on, let dry for 12-24hours... VOILA!

nG

desertheat
03-18-2008, 01:56 AM
I'd do .5" MDF side panels, attatch them temp... flush trim them... round them over... take them off and wrap them in vinyl.

Then, use silicone on the back side to attatch to the box. Tape them on, let dry for 12-24hours... VOILA!

nG

What he said ^

kowboy
03-18-2008, 02:00 AM
what amp/s will u be using


Man...****!! You hit a sore spot in my life right now!! I don't friggin' know! I have an autotek mm4000.1d, and I wanted to do another one, but sadly they're not strappable.

Right now, I'm trying to trade someone for a bigger amp, but nobody has anything they're willing to part with (hell...I'll add up to $5-600 for the right amp).

I'm gonna run 'em with the autotek until something better comes along. Only 1300-1400 watts each, but it's all I got right now.

A DDZ1A would be sweet, or stetsom 7kd or that big cadence one. *sigh* - still lookin'...:(

kowboy
03-18-2008, 02:01 AM
I'd do .5" MDF side panels, attatch them temp... flush trim them... round them over... take them off and wrap them in vinyl.

Then, use silicone on the back side to attatch to the box. Tape them on, let dry for 12-24hours... VOILA!

nG

thx for the tip...I'm def. gonna do it that way next time!;)

Calikid
03-18-2008, 02:04 AM
Man...****!! You hit a sore spot in my life right now!! I don't friggin' know! I have an autotek mm4000.1d, and I wanted to do another one, but sadly they're not strappable.

Right now, I'm trying to trade someone for a bigger amp, but nobody has anything they're willing to part with (hell...I'll add up to $5-600 for the right amp).

I'm gonna run 'em with the autotek until something better comes along. Only 1300-1400 watts each, but it's all I got right now.

A DDZ1A would be sweet, or stetsom 7kd or that big cadence one. *sigh* - still lookin'...:(

I would go with the DDZ1A, just need the moola.

kowboy
03-18-2008, 02:09 AM
I would go with the DDZ1A, just need the moola.


yeah that's my #1 choice right now...I heard that they can do 7500+ watts @ 1 ohm!!!:wow: on the right electrical. Louisiana crx has one at a great price, but I don't think he'll do layaway, lol! Plus, I gotta sell this autotek first...:(

ngsm13
03-18-2008, 02:22 AM
thx for the tip...I'm def. gonna do it that way next time!;)
Werd.

I've done a few boxes just like how you have yours right now, b/c that's how the customer wanted it...

nG

newusername
03-18-2008, 02:25 AM
The vinyl work itself looks pretty good. All you need to work on is the endcaps like Noah suggested. Not a bad job at all for your first time.

Sleepy_Jr
03-18-2008, 05:41 AM
great work

Powers
03-18-2008, 08:12 AM
Looks good except for the color. I doubt lilac matches anything. ;)

kowboy
03-18-2008, 01:42 PM
Looks good except for the color. I doubt lilac matches anything. ;)

Uh... it's gray. Cheap computer monitor ftl! (I know ur ****ing with me ;))

Powers
03-18-2008, 05:50 PM
Uh... it's gray. Cheap computer monitor ftl! (I know ur ****ing with me ;))

It looks like lilac on my Toshiba Laptop. Maybe my settings are off. :crazy:

PSturmer
03-18-2008, 06:06 PM
next box i make i am gonna make a tutorial on how to vinyl it.

bjfish11
03-18-2008, 09:24 PM
next box i make i am gonna make a tutorial on how to vinyl it.

Please do.... soon ;)

kowboy
03-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Please do.... soon ;)

werd...

PSturmer
03-19-2008, 02:41 PM
Please do.... soon ;)

i am still getting my car ready for sbn so it wont be until after.