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paintball9908
05-17-2003, 08:21 PM
Once I have the board, what else do I need? Like special fasteners, and carpet to cover the box?

evo2k3
05-17-2003, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by paintball9908
Once I have the board, what else do I need? Like special fasteners, and carpet to cover the box?
I have said it once and ill say it again.... search!!!
you need 1 1/4" course drywall screws, you can buy carpet from partsexpress.com and spray adhesive.:nono:

Brock
05-17-2003, 10:38 PM
liquid nail and silicone

evo2k3
05-18-2003, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Brock
liquid nail and silicone

or wood glue and silicone....i prefer that, I know a lot of people prefer liquide nails, does most of the sealing as well.

awalbert88
05-18-2003, 01:05 AM
Liquid nails is much better than wood glue for many reasons, number one being strength, followed closely by speed of drying.

fantomas
05-18-2003, 01:14 AM
speaker wire terminal cups, screws, liquid nails....if you want to cover it...you can cover it with just about anything...carpet to match the trunk, paint (and primer!!), vinyl, leather...lace...it goes on...

tools...measuring tape, pencil, power drill, circular saw, jig saw, file, sandpaper....

you'll also need a basic knowledge in woodworking, an idea...and most importantly: desire. if you care about what you are doing, you'll do a much better job.

My'97Ram
05-19-2003, 09:32 AM
fantomas is right. all that really matters is if you have a desire in what you build. if you have a desire, you'll get the best materials and so on. such as 3/4 mdf. but compare screws. you dont want to split the wood just because you have some bulky screws. and if youre cutting angles, invest in an angle finder. theyre like $3-6. when i built my box, it was my main tool, right after my jigsaw. but since i'm really slow, it took me a while to figure out how to use it. another useful tool to use is a straight edge. another main tool. if you cant cut straight lines, youre screwed

awalbert88
05-19-2003, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by My'97Ram
another useful tool to use is a straight edge. another main tool. if you cant cut straight lines, youre screwed

Heh, a straight edge of some sort is fine and dandy, but the hell if you can cut a straight line with a hand saw, no matter how hard you try. That first box I made was so uneven, and sanding it all by hand was quite entertaining, to say the least. Lots and lots of glue, screws, and expanding foam.

fantomas
05-20-2003, 01:38 AM
thats why circular saws are so great. and liquid nails or silicone does a **** good job of filling the gaps of all the mistakes i did..

My'97Ram
05-20-2003, 09:05 AM
a circular saw is great. but my dad wont let me use one. he sort of had an accident. so i'm stuck with using a jigsaw. but what i did was i clamped the straight edge down to the board, and its pretty much idiot proof

fantomas
05-20-2003, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by My'97Ram
a circular saw is great. but my dad wont let me use one. he sort of had an accident. so i'm stuck with using a jigsaw. but what i did was i clamped the straight edge down to the board, and its pretty much idiot proof

wow, thats a good idea. if you try cutting a straight line with a jigsaw or hand saw...theres no way it'll be straight. my biggest problem is cutting the holes for the subs.

the only thing my dad wont let me touch is the chainsaw...

awalbert88
05-21-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by fantomas
the only thing my dad wont let me touch is the chainsaw...

I bet there's a great story behind this one...

My'97Ram
05-21-2003, 09:29 AM
i have a hard time cutting holes for subs also... it would be great if all subs copied kickers solo baric square design...

fantomas
05-21-2003, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by My'97Ram
i have a hard time cutting holes for subs also... it would be great if all subs copied kickers solo baric square design...

eh....lets not go there....

My'97Ram
05-22-2003, 09:03 AM
why, is it even harder to cut a square??? i bet with a saw it is.

fantomas
05-22-2003, 07:25 PM
no, squares are easier to cut than circles...but...square subs might not always be the way to go......

My'97Ram
05-23-2003, 09:03 AM
yea, i sorta see where youre coming from... but what do you mean by that??

fantomas
05-23-2003, 11:02 AM
although the square design allows for more surface area...i dont think the kicker is meant for SQ purposes.

My'97Ram
05-27-2003, 09:11 AM
no definetely not, but its a nice sub