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ShiningBuick
06-24-2008, 08:14 PM
I figured it was time to build a neat setup in my Park Ave's trunk. I've never tried fiberglassing before, so hopefully it turns out OK. There's going to be one Type R on either side, and an amp in the middle, that way everything will be out of the way to see the air ride tank/ get to my water traps.

This is what I've got so far.. 2 layers (only one pictured), and I'm just waiting to pull it out of the car and start adding more. I only started 1 side so far.

Using 1.5 oz chop mat and some off brand Polyester Resin (ebay special :crap:)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00828.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00829.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00830.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00831.jpg

After I've got the plug side done I'm going to do the old standby, woofer ring held up by dowels, stretch fleece, then glass that.

I'll put more pics as they come of course.

CRXBMPN
06-24-2008, 08:18 PM
looks good! change the title to FG not VG! fat fingers FTMFL??

is your car bagged? or is that a retarded question? or am I seeing things that I have no idea what they are?

ShiningBuick
06-25-2008, 04:04 AM
Oops, yea, thanks to whoever changed that for me.

Yea, it's on air.

lbjshaq2345
06-25-2008, 05:33 AM
Dude :P Another tip, take a credit card or something similar (license?) anything with a smooth, blunt edge. Smooth out the foil with it before laying anything else down.

the727kid
06-25-2008, 01:09 PM
Is that enclosure going to be too big?

ShiningBuick
06-25-2008, 01:53 PM
Not sure how big it's going to be, lol. once I stretch fleece I'll measure it with some packing peanuts. If it ends up too big to be sealed I'll just aeroport it.

tez4life
06-25-2008, 04:09 PM
Not sure how big it's going to be, lol. once I stretch fleece I'll measure it with some packing peanuts. If it ends up too big to be sealed I'll just aeroport it.

I was going to suggest that too, if the air space was too big for sealed.


Looks good, reminds me of my 93 Lesabre, still miss that car sometimes :crap:

ShiningBuick
06-27-2008, 05:49 PM
Got 2 layers on the 2nd box, and about 5 on the first one. Weee.

test fit to make sure it didn't warp
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00832.jpg

pics
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00836.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00835.jpg

audioarsonal
06-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Is there air pockets betweeen those layers in the pic?

ShiningBuick
06-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Yea :\
I've learned that using big sheets of chop mat makes for air bubbles, and those big air pockets are from before I figured that out. I've got it under control now.. lots of ripped up chopmat FTW.

bassknocker23
06-27-2008, 11:17 PM
What state do you live in?

audioarsonal
06-28-2008, 08:46 AM
Yeah I cut mine into 6x6 squares.Also do some long skinny ones and just lay them all out to get the best fitment.

ShiningBuick
06-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Lol, I'm in Wisconsin.. like how my location says.

Oldbass38
06-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Subscribed!! Looking forward to seeing the finished product....I'm a fellow Buick guy! I just put a ported box in mine today...Unfortunately I'm not able to connect to Photobucket right now so I cannot upload any pics...I'll try again later...

ShiningBuick
06-29-2008, 03:06 AM
Adskrwj grrrr, ran out of resin today :[

Checked prices of stuff around here and it's all expensive, so I ordered another gallon online where I got my first gallon.. so this is on hold for a few days until it shows up.

On the positive side both parts are ready for trimming and I can get the sub rings mounted and such.. prolly tuesday or so I'll get some pics of that neat stuff.

ShiningBuick
07-02-2008, 03:26 AM
Trimmed em.. but I was too busy to do anything else, including take pics of my new amp that showed up today.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00841.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00840.jpg

ah well, I'll probably cut rings and mount them up tomorrow.

jdc753
07-02-2008, 10:02 AM
looking good for sure. I always liked the design of a sub on each side of the trunk like that.

ShiningBuick
07-06-2008, 02:03 AM
Got a cold + work and holiday = not much done. I did this though.. I wasn't enthused enough to flush mount them, no energy, barely got this much done, haha.

i dunno if they quite got the cool shape i was looking for, I'll prolly test fit them in the trunk to check before i actually glass them.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00856.jpg

bigbangtheory
07-06-2008, 07:41 AM
Looks pretty good, but I am by far not an expert on fiberglass. Good luck on the rest of the install and pics of the car on air!

ShiningBuick
07-14-2008, 05:17 PM
Progressssss, I got 3 layers on.. sooo slow lol.

But here's some pics.
resin'd
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00869.jpg

they sat all weekend when I was camping, so they were dry enough to toss in my trunk for a test.. I think they're gonna look pretty good.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b340/clutch1234/DSC00873.jpg

Cravingbass123
07-14-2008, 05:18 PM
howws a 99 park avenue considered ridin in style?

dbubble
07-14-2008, 06:19 PM
howws a 99 park avenue considered ridin in style?

dont know where your from but thats a nice vehicle

JUHL
07-14-2008, 06:22 PM
haha... ridin in style... lol chyeaaa right

ShiningBuick
07-14-2008, 10:21 PM
And why exactly does you Jeep Cherokee eat others?

Stupid question.

And yes, when my Park Avenue has 20's and air ride I do consider it slightly more stylish than others on the road. Sorry.

But yea, since this thread is definetally about what's in my sig, go ahead and continue discussing it...

ultimate157
07-14-2008, 10:46 PM
And why exactly does you Jeep Cherokee eat others?

Stupid question.

Actually, that's a Grand Cherokee.

ShiningBuick
07-18-2008, 02:11 PM
Alrighty, here's what I ended up with. I was going to cover them with the grey-ish velveteen on the air ride mounting board, but I couldn't find any, so I got blue and grey vinyl. I've never done vinyl before so I'm not too dissipointed in this for a first time.

The amp rack will have the greyish vinyl on it. Not sure what I'm going to do with that yet.. I'm waiting for my amp to be repaired because it was DOA.

All those wires and stuff will be hid under the amp rack board. The LOC goes behind the tank, it was just out because I was futzing with it.
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2675000-2675999/2675735_154_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2675000-2675999/2675735_155_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2675000-2675999/2675735_156_full.jpg

ThatChevyGuy
07-18-2008, 02:15 PM
Bad ***!

tonyroc14
07-18-2008, 02:20 PM
i think the blue stuff would be better in the end. matches paint. good work

tsenfw
07-18-2008, 02:22 PM
Awesome. What was your resulting volume for the argghhhhhhsss

bumpin buick
07-18-2008, 02:23 PM
not bad but why not put that little extra time in to sand/bondo/paint?

it would look ten times better painted imo

but it still came out very nicely, good job

ShiningBuick
07-18-2008, 02:37 PM
Hehe, the resulting volume was.. not measured. :P I was absolutely too lazy to port them, so I just went sealed and hoped for the best. It sure isn't as good sounding as a perfectly tuned ported box, but it sounds good enough. It must be decently close at least, lol.

I didn't paint because I really honestly just didn't want to spend the time prepping. I only had a quart of NAPA body filler, and there was a lot of work to be done. In the future I'll probablu go buy another quart of the paint that I used on my car, then rip all the vinyl off and actually get them niiice and smoothe with some Rage Gold, but for now this is what I'm keeping. It'll probably be a winter project when the car's in storage.