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gqjeff
03-21-2009, 10:49 AM
Here are some pics of my brother in law and I taking the pics of my first box build. It was designed by JBLCAMRY. Let me know what you think. I have not put the top on yet as I want to get the sub here first. Also I was wondering if you could use caulk or something and screw the top down so if you had to get back into it you could? Just curious or if it would not work. I posted these pics in my pay for box designs thread but did not get many views so here it is again.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/boxbuild4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/boxbuild6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/boxbuild3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/boxbuild.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/frontofbox.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/port.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/showingport.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/port3.jpg

Thinking of color matching it to the car also. It's tuned to 33Hz according to the plans and port length.

Peace

JBLCAMRY
03-21-2009, 10:53 AM
looking good.

Pioneer~Saturn
03-21-2009, 10:54 AM
Well done

gqjeff
03-21-2009, 11:18 AM
Thanks.. I was hoping it was decent..

bustaplz
03-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Looks very nice to me. Are those braces really necessary? I know they can't hurt but it seems like overkill.

tyler_fitz
03-21-2009, 05:31 PM
braces were probably overkill considering the double baffle and how narrow that box is...

*triple baffle... and double baffled top... yeah probably didn't need any bracing at all...

thegreatestpenn
03-21-2009, 05:32 PM
box looks good. my first box was a disaster haha

traksta15
03-21-2009, 05:36 PM
what sub is it for?

gqjeff
03-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks guys.... Its for a dc level 4 off sae 1000d... The reason for the triple front is for a flush mount. The double top and bottom were so I would have 1" of Mdf so the flush panel would hold up overtime.

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 11:07 AM
What adhesive do you guys use for attaching vinyl type material to a box?

Twisted_0912
03-23-2009, 11:10 AM
looks alot better than my first box:laugh:

speedfreak28
03-23-2009, 11:12 AM
i use 3m #90 hi strength spray glue, get it a lowes or the depot, like 12 bucks a can.
box looks good for a first attempt.
nice work.

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 12:12 PM
Thanks.. Ok I will get that stuff the lady at hobby lobby gave m,e some stuff and when I got home and looked it clearly states not for vinyl LOL... I used some if for a test and I could put the material right off the mdf so I knew that stuff was a no go.... Going to skin it in a leather look black vinyl.. Decided against the painting as I was worried about chips from golf clubs in the trunk..

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Also did some deadening of the doors.. I know its not the top notch stuff but I had 60 sg feet laying around from sons install.. I plan on maybe getting some of the spray on stuff and going over this to fill any voids I missed and to help with the adhesion in the future by overlapping and making the spray on cover it and then onto the metal surfaces. I do think the stuff will hold up though I used some of our roofing solvents to clean the metal and then used a few small spots of our adhesive to also hole the stuff in place.. It was all heat gunned also and I have some good excursion of rubber backing coming out. I did the inner door, inner metal door plate outer metal door plate and the actual door card.. Used 3-4 layers over it all and now it sound like plate steal when I hit the door LOL. Might use some second skin for the trunk.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/IMG00223-20090322-1612.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/IMG00229-20090322-1614.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/gqjeff/IMG00230-20090322-1615.jpg

ChanzSafari
03-23-2009, 12:35 PM
Man, i wish the inside skin of my doors were that easy to get to. I tried building a box for 2 12's one time and it wasnt good at all.

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Yea they are pretty easy to get to for sure.. I had to put in a new window regulator anyways so it all worked out.

KHARPS
03-23-2009, 01:09 PM
Looking good Jeff. You're going to love that DC...I finally got mine metered yesterday.

528hz
03-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Nice first time box, sir!

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks guys.. what did you hit when you got it metered?

KHARPS
03-23-2009, 04:58 PM
Thanks guys.. what did you hit when you got it metered?

142.2 on music in the passenger kick and driver's door open.

mazdakid
03-23-2009, 07:18 PM
Might sound different with the sub firing right into the port opening. looks good though

KHARPS
03-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Might sound different with the sub firing right into the port opening. looks good though

Are you talking about how he has the inside flare of the port close to his sub?

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 09:47 PM
It looks real close but I think its 6" or so from the sub. That was pretty much the only way to do it. I hope it sounds good. These designs were by an experienced box designer on here..

KHARPS
03-23-2009, 09:49 PM
Mine is only a little over a port's width away from my sub and it sounds fine to me.

gqjeff
03-23-2009, 10:04 PM
Mine is only a little over a port's width away from my sub and it sounds fine to me.

Nice.............

Rusty...WCA
03-23-2009, 10:51 PM
Nice Job!!

SSS 18734
03-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Very, very nice first box.

gqjeff
03-24-2009, 12:09 PM
Thanks..... I ordered from Rusty last night so maybe next week I will have it hooked up unless I decide to spray it to match the car... Then it will be a couple weeks...

Jeff

gqjeff
03-24-2009, 03:37 PM
i use 3m #90 hi strength spray glue, get it a lowes or the depot, like 12 bucks a can.
box looks good for a first attempt.
nice work.

I tried this stuff and it ruins the vinyl.. Does anybody have anything that can be used on vinyl and will stick well? Its a faux black leather vinyl material and everything I see does not work with vinyl:crap: Going to search online also... Prob should have just gotten real leather...

slayorktc
03-24-2009, 06:30 PM
Looking good.. Hope it works out..

JBLCAMRY
03-24-2009, 06:33 PM
I tried this stuff and it ruins the vinyl.. Does anybody have anything that can be used on vinyl and will stick well? Its a faux black leather vinyl material and everything I see does not work with vinyl:crap: Going to search online also... Prob should have just gotten real leather...

iirc Lowes sells a roll on type contact cement that should work for vinyl.

Or check with a local upholstery shop and see what they use.

tc300
03-24-2009, 06:34 PM
hey gqjeff, where in IL are you at????

James Bang
03-24-2009, 06:34 PM
not liking the design, but the build sure looks nice, especially for a first time.

gqjeff
03-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Yea I will try the tape at lowes... If not I will paint it its not that big of a deal.. It will look good either way. I am located 20 Miles North of Bloomington. Also what do you not like about the design? The port being so close to the wall? The inner port is about 6" away from the actual sub.

Thanks, Jeff

tc300
03-24-2009, 06:53 PM
man... wishn you were a lil closer... im needn a box built. for a first timer, ya do some nice!!! props

gqjeff
03-24-2009, 08:26 PM
iirc Lowes sells a roll on type contact cement that should work for vinyl.

Or check with a local upholstery shop and see what they use.

Yea found some stuff like that online.. I will go to Lowes or one of the home stores and check it out. Thinking I might put the top on and get the box started. I can wire it up through the hole for the terminal and woofer no problems. Just want ot make 100% sure the flush mount is right LOL.. Would be pissed to get it all done and have to take a bit more off. Rusty said 11.25" dia will be good though.

bassman_soundki
03-24-2009, 08:38 PM
I wish I had learned to work with wood b4 I made my first box....lol. I never needed to learn till then, needless to say my 1st box was junk. Nice work!

gqjeff
03-25-2009, 03:52 PM
man... wishn you were a lil closer... im needn a box built. for a first timer, ya do some nice!!! props

Get some plans and we could work something out.. I could meet u in Bloomington somewhere...