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WrenchGuy
12-27-2008, 03:08 PM
Alright its for a Monte Carlo. 2 15's 6 cubes at 40 hz.

Price includes material, going to get the material and builing it IN TRUNK.

1 weekend. What do you think? Is it fair?

ThatChevyGuy
12-27-2008, 03:09 PM
Hell no!

do it yourself for under $80!

Echo42987
12-27-2008, 03:11 PM
wow...thats a lot....Is it all custom work? Fiberglassing? What?

audioqueboy
12-27-2008, 03:11 PM
Hell no!

do it yourself for under $80!

I agree it not hard

WrenchGuy
12-27-2008, 03:20 PM
wow...thats a lot....Is it all custom work? Fiberglassing? What?

Well the material is an hour from me.(small town) Have to drive and get it. Standard box but has to be built in trunk. Its basically a fresh bill of materials cuz it doesn't happen often.

Any box builder is at least 2-3 hrs away. I'm building it.

WrenchGuy
12-27-2008, 03:24 PM
Just to clarify how small this town is. 1 sheet of .75" MDF is an *** raping $80...lol

So I mean for the area and hassle for the person to do it themselves I think its fair.

kmanian
12-27-2008, 03:37 PM
Hell no!

do it yourself for under $80!


wow...thats a lot....Is it all custom work? Fiberglassing? What?


I agree it not hard

WOW, You guys jump on the youre getting ripped band wagon!
1) You don't have the details of box design and finish
2) even with your $80 in materials that leaves $270 for labor, tools usage and other misc items. If it took 8 hours (which is within reason) that is less than $35/hr.

I don't think this price is off at all.

What is wrong with someone making a $ for their time effort and skill?

kmanian
12-27-2008, 03:39 PM
Just to clarify how small this town is. 1 sheet of .75" MDF is an *** raping $80...lol

So I mean for the area and hassle for the person to do it themselves I think its fair.

Do you have access to birch ply? if so it may be cheaper in your situation;)

WrenchGuy
12-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Do you have access to birch ply? if so it may be cheaper in your situation;)


Well I'm looking at getting a 10" Quikrete tube for port and I have to drive to the Depot to get it so.... its a while I'm there sorta thing.

SSS 18734
12-27-2008, 04:18 PM
Sounds reasonable for an in-trunk build. That does depend on the skill of the person doing the service, though.

Fiercetimbo17
12-27-2008, 04:26 PM
Are you building this for someone?

IF thats the case then its fair, i do not really bother with boxes online as there is wayyy to much competition and you have to work for much smaller profits.
For local customers ill charge $250 for a simple ported box, only other place around they can go is cartoys.
With such a small town i doubt you have any competition, i say do it.

Rashaddd
12-27-2008, 05:00 PM
for an in trunk build I think that's perfectly fair...especially if you pay 2-3x what most pay in materials...

hatemonger
12-27-2008, 05:38 PM
WOW, You guys jump on the youre getting ripped band wagon!
1) You don't have the details of box design and finish
2) even with your $80 in materials that leaves $270 for labor, tools usage and other misc items. If it took 8 hours (which is within reason) that is less than $35/hr.

I don't think this price is off at all.

What is wrong with someone making a $ for their time effort and skill?

i agree. i charge 200$ per custom ported box for 2 12's. i have friend prices though. it's alot of work to do things for everyone without charging labor. after material, i make about 160$ of every 200 i charge. around 16$ per hour for most boxes. if i could get a better table saw, i could cut time down alot.

99grandprixGT
12-27-2008, 05:40 PM
i want to see this are you going to be taking some pics along the way? i want to get 6 cubes out of my W bodys trunk.

WrenchGuy
12-27-2008, 06:19 PM
i want to see this are you going to be taking some pics along the way? i want to get 6 cubes out of my W bodys trunk.

I planned on pics. Hence the weekend to do it;)

Its just a quick quote for recommended size. As soon as materials are paid for is when we start.

Judging by the 9 cube box that just fits in a Caddy the 6 cubes should work in the Monte I'm guessing. We will see when the time comes or if it does mainly.:(

99grandprixGT
12-27-2008, 09:44 PM
I planned on pics. Hence the weekend to do it;)

Its just a quick quote for recommended size. As soon as materials are paid for is when we start.

Judging by the 9 cube box that just fits in a Caddy the 6 cubes should work in the Monte I'm guessing. We will see when the time comes or if it does mainly.:(

nice ill keep an eye on it.