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ringo
03-20-2008, 11:38 PM
but not as easy as "Which is better, plywood or mdf?"

I am planning on making 2 fiberglass enclosures for my Forester for 2 12" Aliantes. This is my first venture into fiberglass (might as well set the bar high..) and am going to try to make something similar to the JL Stealthbox that I had in my 2000 4Runner in design (only for both sides).

My question is how does one make the top bend like the JL? If I could take some blocks of florists foam and glue them together, then carve them to the curves I want and then glass over that, it would be ideal but something tells me that the foam would be dissolved by the glass quickly.

Ideas?

mrbomb
03-20-2008, 11:40 PM
pics of said curved enclosure?

ringo
03-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Sorry...

the driver would be a 12" (the pic is a 10) and would be a bit lower and tilted towards the back instead of facing directly to the other side of the vehicle.

http://mobile.jlaudio.com/images/2130.jpg

mrbomb
03-21-2008, 12:01 AM
browse through the list of how-to's on the top of the enclosure section, there are some pretty good info in there

and after that if you still have questions just ask and i will try to help as much as possible

mrbomb
03-21-2008, 12:04 AM
here are some pics of my build, kind of has the curve you were talking about
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z166/mrbomb_photos/my%20stuff/Sub%20Box/th_build019.jpg (http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z166/mrbomb_photos/my%20stuff/Sub%20Box/?action=view&current=59a55874.pbw)

more pics if wanted

ringo
03-21-2008, 12:13 AM
The only thing that even comes close in all those links (someday, the mods should go through that since a large number of those links are doa..) is this..

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/206749/2

and that is not nearly curved enough.. I think I am going to do the florists foam, take pics of that and then ask.. I have it in my head but can't really explain it and I am sure that none of the visable curves are concave..they are all convex.

Thanks though...

BTW..my fav site for a tutorial is this..

http://www.gadrivers.net/~dwicker/fiberglass.html