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SPY
05-09-2008, 07:54 PM
Teaser...


http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_81_full.jpg

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 12:24 AM
waiting for more pics nukka

SPY
05-10-2008, 12:33 AM
uploading some in a min.

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 12:39 AM
swwwweeeeeeettttttttt

SPY
05-10-2008, 12:51 AM
OK, it doesn't look like much yet, but it's late and I'm getting tired :crazy:

Bottom, back and one side

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_85_full.jpg

Other side is on and preping to paint the port.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_86_full.jpg

That's it for now :rolleyes:

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 01:07 AM
I can dig it

JL Audio
05-10-2008, 01:09 AM
what do you charge..? lol though I may be a little far away.

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 04:30 AM
spy was 100 cheaper than bjfisher... and said he will have it done in 3 to 4 days... I'm down with that

SPY
05-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Price depends on what you want, most of the price is shipping and materials.

I've shipped boxes from NY to FL and CA so unless you in another country your not too far.

More pics in an hour or so...

SPY
05-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Priming the port...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_87_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_88_full.jpg

Rough cutout for the port mouth...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_89_full.jpg

Top plate with sub cutouts...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_90_full.jpg

1st coat of paint on port...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_91_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_92_full.jpg

More in a little bit...

SPY
05-10-2008, 04:28 PM
Port installed...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_93_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_94_full.jpg

Front installed...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_95_full.jpg

Bracing...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_96_full.jpg

MikeyB
05-10-2008, 04:30 PM
Nice work!

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 05:27 PM
very nice work bud

dcole18
05-10-2008, 05:30 PM
now get to work with that flush trim bit :p:

SPY
05-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Top is on...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_97_full.jpg

Flush trim...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_98_full.jpg

Roundover...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_99_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_100_full.jpg

Filling in the screw holes...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_102_full.jpg

Another shot of the port...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_101_full.jpg

Tomorrow I will sand/prime/paint...

Slammed
05-10-2008, 06:12 PM
wow...very nice

ravens9322
05-10-2008, 10:58 PM
wow that looks huge... it might not even fit in my hatch... But im taking my backseats out so its gonna go right up agains the front seats. Should be wicked

ravens9322
05-12-2008, 12:05 AM
I changed my mind on the subs going in. instead of the 187s I'm gonna do 2 re sx since I already have one just hangin out in the garage

JL Audio
05-12-2008, 12:07 AM
you change your mind like I do my system, often :)..

you my bro, if you need anything man hit me up via pm.

ravens9322
05-12-2008, 12:10 AM
I do need somethin man... trade your stetsom for my 187s lol... you got b good tair of spl subs lyin around?

BrianChia
05-12-2008, 01:50 AM
I like your style, SPY.

Did you design that too?

SPY
05-12-2008, 08:25 AM
I like your style, SPY.

Did you design that too?

Thanks!

and yes I did the design.

FASTIMES
05-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Looking good!

ravens9322
05-12-2008, 08:37 AM
you got any final pics bud?

SPY
05-12-2008, 05:13 PM
Having some camera problems, I will get some up soon.

2003BlackShark
05-12-2008, 07:05 PM
sick lookin box cant wait to see it in the car ravens i gotta take pics of my new box so you can check them out

SPY
05-13-2008, 01:30 PM
Camera issue solved (I hope :p:)

Sanded ready to prime...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_103_full.jpg

Fighting the wind to prime it...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/3049000-3049999/3049092_104_full.jpg

1st coat of paint...

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/9/web/2289000-2289999/2289351_294_full.jpg

DONE!!!

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/9/web/2289000-2289999/2289351_295_full.jpg

Was shipped yesterday afternoon and should be there today :D

MTXman
05-13-2008, 01:32 PM
Very nice man.... looks great.

JL Audio
05-13-2008, 01:34 PM
I will definitly be having spy build my box lol. :)

avs20
05-13-2008, 01:46 PM
SPY, box looks great! Ever thought of using roll on bedliner before? IMO it looks awesome. It's about ~$60 a gallon. I only used *maybe* 1/4 gallon on a 14 cube box. I could never get paint to look good on MDF, unless you resin/body filler the MDF first. Here's a couple I built and rolled dupli color bed liner on.
FYI, this was not meant to step on anyones toes, and if it is, I will edit the thread. Just trying to help!
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/5/13822034489.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/5489704)
http://img2.putfile.com/thumb/5/12120192260.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic/8080368)

Rookie_80
05-13-2008, 01:51 PM
Was shipped yesterday afternoon and should be there today :D

Shipped in 1 day. Nice.

Nice build man.

SPY
05-13-2008, 01:52 PM
I would love to try the bedliner, but I usually carpet the boxes I use personally and no one has asked for the bedliner on a box I've sold.

Maybe I will try it for my new AQ HDC3 10 box :D

What brand do you use/where did you buy it?

avs20
05-13-2008, 01:55 PM
It is made by Dupli-Color. WalMart doesnt carry it by me anymore. I had to go to autozone to get it. You can get the textured roller at Home Depot cheaper than the 'kit' they sell.
I will never use anything else on my personal boxes. It is durable, looks great, and takes about 20 minutes to do(big box).
The only bad thing is the smell..but that usually goes away in a couple days.

avs20
05-13-2008, 01:57 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41N9QGSHSGL._AA280_.jpg

SPY
05-13-2008, 02:01 PM
cool, thanks!

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 02:04 PM
how did you ship it bud? UPS or Fedex?

UPS gets here around 2pm and fedex is around 5pm

SPY
05-13-2008, 02:25 PM
Ups

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 02:56 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Ravens9322/IMG_0027.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Ravens9322/IMG_0028.jpg

A little fitment issues that ill have to take care of. This was my error, i gave you about a 1/4 inch off when i told you the height.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Ravens9322/IMG_0029.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Ravens9322/IMG_0030.jpg

avs20
05-13-2008, 02:57 PM
Doh! Looks good otherwise!

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 02:59 PM
i didnt take the interior plastics into account when i did the measuring... so im just gonna rip them out. I already punched a hole in it with the box when i tried to shut the hatch the first time lol................... ***** happenes

SPY
05-13-2008, 03:02 PM
That sux about the plastic, glad it will fit though.

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 03:03 PM
yea looks great, the only thing is that i am going to put 2 RE SX 12" in there instead of the 187's and i wanted to invert them in that box and its a ****hair away from the back glass but it should slam like hell

dcole18
05-13-2008, 03:57 PM
great construction, the paint is ok but it could use a little work (not trying to be a ****, just giving some constructive criticism)


if you prime enough ...

starting out: bare mdf


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00071-1.jpg


after a bunch of coats of primer (~5 coats) and then wetsanding ( 400 grit)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00081.jpg


then once you paint, it looks like this

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00084.jpg

SPY
05-13-2008, 04:21 PM
Yea, I def need to work on the paint skills, the port came out the best because there was no wind when I did the port but when I did the box the wind was blowing the primer away even with the can like 3" away from the box.

I wish I had a garage :(


That's a nice looking box BTW :veryhapp:

05F150SuperCrew
05-13-2008, 05:18 PM
great construction, the paint is ok but it could use a little work (not trying to be a ****, just giving some constructive criticism)


if you prime enough ...

starting out: bare mdf


http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00071-1.jpg


after a bunch of coats of primer (~5 coats) and then wetsanding ( 400 grit)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00081.jpg


then once you paint, it looks like this

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r95/dcole18/p_00084.jpg

that looks good, i'm thinkin about painting half the box i'm going to make. you use a high build primer then sand or just a couple coats of primer and paint?

snfsh79077
05-13-2008, 05:25 PM
well you said you were taking out or folding down the rear seat right? If so that box should fit without plastics out if slid forward a little...interesting design though. How many cuft?

Goindef154
05-13-2008, 05:39 PM
Nice lookin box.

dcole18
05-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Yea, I def need to work on the paint skills, the port came out the best because there was no wind when I did the port but when I did the box the wind was blowing the primer away even with the can like 3" away from the box.

I wish I had a garage :(


That's a nice looking box BTW :veryhapp:

i did all that painting outside... just takes lots of practice

thanks for the compliment tho, urs dosent look half bad either :p:



that looks good, i'm thinkin about painting half the box i'm going to make. you use a high build primer then sand or just a couple coats of primer and paint?

high build primer will work even better, all the paint used on that box was the $0.96 a can stuff from walmart :D

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 07:42 PM
well you said you were taking out or folding down the rear seat right? If so that box should fit without plastics out if slid forward a little...interesting design though. How many cuft?

Well i am taking the back seats out sometime but for now i just want it in the hatch, but i got it to fit, so all is good and well

snfsh79077
05-13-2008, 07:45 PM
sweet well I cant wait to see some vids with the sx's. Im going to get pics and vids of the install I did in my freinds tiburon next week.

SPY
05-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Well i am taking the back seats out sometime but for now i just want it in the hatch, but i got it to fit, so all is good and well

How about some pics with the subs?

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 07:48 PM
well i only have one sx right now and im in the process of getting another cuz i got my goverment money.....yay

And i just bought a brand new 880prs last night so thats on the way

2003BlackShark
05-13-2008, 08:58 PM
hey ravens next time you come down to maryland man hit me up so we can chill and bs for a while

ravens9322
05-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Sounds good dude^^^^ maybe in a month or so

nycking23
05-17-2008, 03:01 AM
nice box

hey dcole, thats my box :)

dcole18
05-17-2008, 03:07 AM
nice box

hey dcole, thats my box :)

haha... that it is


did you ever get everything installed?

nycking23
05-17-2008, 03:15 AM
not yet, still havent picked up an amp for it

although i did test fit the box and its so f*cking tight i need another person to help me get it in the car, there is absolutely no room to spare

PV Audio
05-17-2008, 03:27 AM
Enclosure looks great, paintjob looks like ****. If you're offended by that, don't be, because I've painted some of the most hideous looking **** ever, so take my advice on painting (I'll have pics tomorrow once I clearcoat my rear channels). There are 4 main steps to a good paintjob, plus the secret detail;

1. Sand the enclosure four times: 60 grit, 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit. This helps to knock down almost all the imperfections and helps seal up the end grain a little bit.

2. Seal the enclosure using a sealant of your choice, whether it be shellac, glue-wash, fiberglass or sanding sealer. Make sure you spend good time on this step, and sand in between each coat after the first two. Go to increasing grits from 320 up to 400.

3. Bondo all edges, joints, screw holes and flaws. Make sure and be very thorough when doing this, because endgrain can swell when sealing and shows very easily. Most likely the most frustrating thing ever. Make sure you sand down the bondo first with 220 grit, then 320. Should repeat twice to remove pin holes after the first go around.

4. Prime using automotive primer or other fast drying primer. Two coats, one on top of the other, very thin. That's the key to successful painting, getting a GLASS smooth primer base that is thick enough to dry sand with 320 to remove most imperfections. Dry sand the first two coats with 320, apply another coat and wet sand with 600, then another coat and wetsand with 800 or 1500. Enclosure should literally feel like glass.

From there, use the top coat of your choice, but keep in mind to do steady, even strokes and do many thin coats instead of few thick coats. You get less runs and the finish looks more even in the end.

The secret detail? It takes a lot of time to get a paint finish looking good. Even if you spend hours, the smallest things show up and make you frustrated. Don't rush it, just keep going at it. You shouldn't be able to sand, seal, prime and paint an enclosure in the course of a day if you take your time, as it takes a few hours to be able to fully dry sand primer anyway.

Keep up the good work. :)

dcole18
05-17-2008, 08:56 AM
Enclosure looks great, paintjob looks like ****. If you're offended by that, don't be, because I've painted some of the most hideous looking **** ever, so take my advice on painting (I'll have pics tomorrow once I clearcoat my rear channels). There are 4 main steps to a good paintjob, plus the secret detail;

1. Sand the enclosure four times: 60 grit, 150 grit, 220 grit, 320 grit. This helps to knock down almost all the imperfections and helps seal up the end grain a little bit.

2. Seal the enclosure using a sealant of your choice, whether it be shellac, glue-wash, fiberglass or sanding sealer. Make sure you spend good time on this step, and sand in between each coat after the first two. Go to increasing grits from 320 up to 400.

3. Bondo all edges, joints, screw holes and flaws. Make sure and be very thorough when doing this, because endgrain can swell when sealing and shows very easily. Most likely the most frustrating thing ever. Make sure you sand down the bondo first with 220 grit, then 320. Should repeat twice to remove pin holes after the first go around.

4. Prime using automotive primer or other fast drying primer. Two coats, one on top of the other, very thin. That's the key to successful painting, getting a GLASS smooth primer base that is thick enough to dry sand with 320 to remove most imperfections. Dry sand the first two coats with 320, apply another coat and wet sand with 600, then another coat and wetsand with 800 or 1500. Enclosure should literally feel like glass.

From there, use the top coat of your choice, but keep in mind to do steady, even strokes and do many thin coats instead of few thick coats. You get less runs and the finish looks more even in the end.

The secret detail? It takes a lot of time to get a paint finish looking good. Even if you spend hours, the smallest things show up and make you frustrated. Don't rush it, just keep going at it. You shouldn't be able to sand, seal, prime and paint an enclosure in the course of a day if you take your time, as it takes a few hours to be able to fully dry sand primer anyway.

Keep up the good work. :)


X2... this is what i do when going for a "glass" finish but if you just want a decent looking job you can do without the sealer and whatnot (if your carefull)

PV Audio
05-17-2008, 03:38 PM
You have to use **** ton of primer though, which ends up being more expensive than a 3 dollar can of shellac :crap:

dcole18
05-17-2008, 08:13 PM
You have to use **** ton of primer though, which ends up being more expensive than a 3 dollar can of shellac :crap:

only when your rough on the wood :(

PV Audio
05-17-2008, 08:35 PM
I mean, to seal end grain with paint takes about 2-3 more coats than usual. That said, a small can of shellac thinned out 3:1 dnatALC:shellac is ~ 1.50, and it works better than risking showing the endgrain still. I've painted enclosures and speakers every way but the right way (look around for some pics of my ****, and I mean **** :laugh: ) and in the end, the sand, seal and prime steps independent of one another seems to turn out the best results. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to wetsand down some orange peel :D

Punk In Drublic
05-18-2008, 12:44 AM
http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/5/17/unsuspectingsub128555558531225686.jpg