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Lschevelle
04-25-2009, 11:11 PM
i had an idea similar to these enclosures for my next project and i was wondering is there any downside to having one built like this?
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DNick454
04-26-2009, 01:02 AM
Yes, there are plenty of downsides. Fiberglass and resin by the gallon is expensive and time consuming, not to mention heavy. It's also very hard to measure internal volume precisely on something that has a really odd shape like that, so ported fiberglass stuff is pretty rare, most are sealed. Ontop of that, the finishing process is a P.I.T.A as well. Tons of bondo, primering, sanding, more primer, paint, clearcoat, more wetsanding and buffing.

Upsides? They look cool, thats about it.

The only other really good use is if you use fiberglass to make the bottom of your enclosure in the trunk, as it can get the most volume out of a spare-tire wheel well. But that's all I can think of off hand.

SicAudio
04-26-2009, 02:25 AM
you can measure the internal volume using packing peanuts but like he said its a huge pita with alot of downsides and they only look cool. i have heard only a few f/g boxes that sounded really impressive.

jmanpc
04-26-2009, 02:27 AM
It's a pain in the ***. And slightly itchy.

Want a preview? Use attic insulation as a loofah.

DNick454
04-26-2009, 02:13 PM
It's a pain in the ***. And slightly itchy.

Want a preview? Use attic insulation as a loofah.

:laugh: