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xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 03:16 PM
building an enclosure inside of a cars trunk. i want to build a good size box for small spectra, but the opening for the trunk is rather. depth of the opening is about 15".

anyways is puting the box together inside the trunk a royal pain? or is it fairly easy?

TMali
11-18-2009, 03:19 PM
my experience was that it was hard.

GAM3OVR
11-18-2009, 03:22 PM
when you design the sub box, design it for ease of assembly.

The cut sheet should be made so you can drill & screw w/ ease.

Allstar71
11-18-2009, 03:34 PM
when you design the sub box, design it for ease of assembly.

The cut sheet should be made so you can drill & screw w/ ease.
+1

xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 03:54 PM
thx gonna be hard but think i am gonna give it a go.

blazeplacid
11-18-2009, 03:57 PM
why not try IB?

xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 03:59 PM
why not try IB?

explain? that means sealing off the trunk right? (very much a noob when it comes to building enclosures)

BushJ311
11-18-2009, 04:02 PM
It can be tricky but is very possible. If you can build a box you should be able to build one in a car

xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 04:04 PM
gonna buy lots of corner clamps to hold it together while glue drying in the car should do the trick right

BushJ311
11-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I just use the clamps as an extra set of hands. Once glued I screw it together and have never had a problem

xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 04:18 PM
how would i screw the bottom to the rest of the box? or will the wood glue be enough to hold it together?

marcotheclepto
11-18-2009, 04:57 PM
wood glue would work just fine.

PV Audio
11-18-2009, 05:22 PM
how would i screw the bottom to the rest of the box? or will the wood glue be enough to hold it together?
All that screws are is mini clamps. They offer no strength whatsoever and actually weaken the wood by putting a void in it. If it can be avoided, then screws aren't usually used. The wood glue is what holds boxes together.

xxxbasshead
11-18-2009, 05:25 PM
ok so aslong as i have enough clamps to hold glue while drying i will be good right? gonna be using titebond II to hold together.

DBfan187
11-18-2009, 05:25 PM
wood glue and cargo straps

KyleBechtold
11-18-2009, 05:29 PM
wood glue and cargo straps

you buying those "build a box kits" from best buy lol?

PV Audio
11-18-2009, 05:36 PM
ok so aslong as i have enough clamps to hold glue while drying i will be good right? gonna be using titebond II to hold together.No, you actually have to clamp it. Holding the panels isn't sufficient. Wood glue creates what is called a mechanical bond between the two pieces of wood (not a simple chemical bond like is normally thought). What happens is that when you glue two pieces of wood together, the wood glue seeps into the fibers of both pieces and fuses the wood together, thus making the joint actually stronger than the wood being bound together. The problem for us is that MDF usually has a thin "veneer" on the top where it's been sanded, so it doesn't seep very far on non endgrain pieces. However, the joint still does bond stronger than the wood itself; myself and many others have actually tried it and shown that it does work.

altoncustomtech
11-18-2009, 08:59 PM
I've built a few boxes in the trunk of a car, will be doing one in my little brothers car very soon.... It's a very tedious and time consuming task that requires quite a lot of patience.... you'll need to do ALOT of pre-planning, measuring every aspect of the trunk making sure you don't miss anything that is either sticking up or down a little more than everything else and getting in the way.... then there's a tool like this one: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=255535-39450-R3&lpage=none

It greatly improves the ease in screwing the panels together.... worth EVERY penny!