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kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:17 PM
Well awhile back my friend wanted 4 e8's in his chevy silverado, i have since bought that truck from him and he got a dodge ram extended cab. i have built boxes for these before and they are a BIOTCH. i knew that without fiberglass the 4 8's probablly wouldnt fit...so i procrastonated doing it because after a month of glassin the inside of my box, it got annoying. well he decided to go to a local shop (who think they are know-it-alls and are the best) and got a bid becasue he knows i hate them and it would promt me to build his box. They first started off by saying there was absolutly no way the 8s would work without taking the back seat out. then they asked the question of what brand the subs were, and when he said Sundown e8 they responded with " well here we only sell quality products, no off brands"...ironicly the name of the shop in sundown a&v lol. well this pissed me off so i got to work and decided i would do it for his graduation present, and to show the shop whats up lol....

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before pic.
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taped everything off for the glassin
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the box was to be built by making a master template of the shape of the buckets under the seat, and then from there i would use a flush trim bit in the router to make more plates that would serve as the bottom, middle, top and trim panel for the box. so basicly it will be a bunch of perfect layers.
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then i made him help me lol he slaved over the tin foil hhaha
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then i layed down 2 layers of matte, once it was dry, i popped in out and added a bunch more layers till it was around 1/2'' thick.
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i sanded the top build up down smooth so that when i added the nextt plate to it it would be even.
after the next plate was added, another coat of resin was applied to the entire structure to seal it, then i filled each side up with water to find the volume. one that was achievd, i made both sides equal using blocks of mdf.
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then i added the top and found an exact location for the holes to be symetrical on both sides.

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:18 PM
post 2
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then i routed the trim panal plate and routed out the holes of ware the woofers will go the same as the baffle board( used a jigsaw on the baffle because my router jig will only do 8" and larger circles) then i put the woofers in and traced them to find the exact placement. then i used a 9 1/2" circle template to make the circles larger so that they will be semi-fluch mounted and will have 1/2" gap for the lighted plexi to show through.

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i primed and sealed the baffle board around the woofers and int he middle ware a plexi window with my decal will go. i then painted it metallic silver so that the leds will reflect off of it.

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i used a rabbiting bit to notch out 1/2" x 3/16" around the woofer cutout on the bottom of the trim panal to allow clearance for the frosted plexi inserts i made. the woofers will mount on these. i also used a strait bit to make channals on the underside to run the wires for the LEDS in. (looked pretty cool but forgot to take a pic)

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:21 PM
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i frosted the plexi becasue it gives it more of a glow all around.

and here it is, all done :) (minus my decal that will come later)

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lol it looks really nice i cant wait to see how it sounds. they will be amped off of a diamond 1100.1 with knu wiring.
..and yeah thats a beer in his hand lol its graduation nite we had to have fun

misfit138
01-10-2010, 10:26 PM
One of the cleanest builds I've seen in a long time.

jeyventura
01-10-2010, 10:26 PM
very nice

swrve31
01-10-2010, 10:26 PM
looks awesome! he should take it to that shop out of spite

subzero
01-10-2010, 10:33 PM
gawd dayum I love the way that came out!

Ridintwo6s
01-10-2010, 10:35 PM
sick skills bro.

pieper88
01-10-2010, 10:36 PM
that looks awesome

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:40 PM
looks awesome! he should take it to that shop out of spite

hah we did. the first show they i had i rolled in with liek 12 people ( most of them they had done quotes for) and ther jsut liek uhhh

boomintahoe
01-10-2010, 10:42 PM
I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong :)

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:47 PM
I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong :)

lol thety really didnt say anything, they just kinda looekd at it and were like umm i wanna hear it lol. but on that camaro build i jsut posted up they got really pissed. the guy came up to him and was like wtf dude i see how it is lol

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 10:47 PM
I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong :)

lol thety really didnt say anything, they just kinda looekd at it and were like umm i wanna hear it lol. but on that camaro build i jsut posted up they got really pissed. the guy came up to him and was like wtf dude i see how it is lol

Hybrid90accord
01-10-2010, 10:48 PM
nice build, im curious to know what the shop said too

slim2fattycake
01-10-2010, 10:54 PM
nice looking work.

DB-Audio
01-10-2010, 11:01 PM
**** dude nice work going to be doing an e8 build soon my self

mbrooky
01-10-2010, 11:38 PM
very clean nice work!

Dak446
01-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Looks clean man

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 11:50 PM
Looks clean man

thanks everyone

nutnbutcustm
01-11-2010, 12:41 AM
looks good for sure

supermaxx123
01-12-2010, 01:01 AM
I just got a router and want to do work like that:) nice job!

ButtaMax
01-12-2010, 09:14 AM
Man that sweet.

If you would have slapped some grills on there that joint would look like a factory option!

Highs on bass
01-12-2010, 10:35 AM
gahh seeing this makes me wanna wall the truck off with like 12 e8's lol. That would be fun. VERY Accurate and loud I'm sure, but I'm not sure that it would murder the lows like I want. VERY NICE WORK.

I love going to shops i've never been in, and act like I know absolutely nothing about car audio. And listen to see what they try and sell me on. I had one guy tell me that the rockford fosgate p1 was the loudest sub he had in the shop. Yet he had about 10 15 inch T2's..... lol had a guy tell me that the audiopipe amp i'm running wouldn't do 500 watts rms. by the size. lol. and that I really would be better off with an 8 awg amp kit for it than my 0 awg. and that I should get 2 dual 12's and I would be happy. because at the time the RE XXX 15 I had apparently was a cheap sub that didn't do anything but look blown LMFAO!!!

Buck
01-12-2010, 10:37 AM
That's a very clean looking setup. Very clean. I wish I could do work like that.

manny1337
01-12-2010, 06:53 PM
wow nice work man =P

kylediablo
01-12-2010, 06:54 PM
gahh seeing this makes me wanna wall the truck off with like 12 e8's lol. That would be fun. VERY Accurate and loud I'm sure, but I'm not sure that it would murder the lows like I want. VERY NICE WORK.

I love going to shops i've never been in, and act like I know absolutely nothing about car audio. And listen to see what they try and sell me on. I had one guy tell me that the rockford fosgate p1 was the loudest sub he had in the shop. Yet he had about 10 15 inch T2's..... lol had a guy tell me that the audiopipe amp i'm running wouldn't do 500 watts rms. by the size. lol. and that I really would be better off with an 8 awg amp kit for it than my 0 awg. and that I should get 2 dual 12's and I would be happy. because at the time the RE XXX 15 I had apparently was a cheap sub that didn't do anything but look blown LMFAO!!!

lmao.... yeah this shop said Fi was an off brand and never heard of sundown....even tho the name of the shop is Sundown Audio

RAM_Designs
01-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Slick work.

tc300
01-12-2010, 07:10 PM
major props for a home town boy!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAAH

i was even told told Fi was (not a good brand)!!! i told the dude he needed to do some research on net, then go to youtube... dont think he liked that!!

tinctorus
01-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Wow man I have made alot of boxes for those ram's and I gotta say that is THE BEST looking box iv'e ever seen in one of them

I gotta say you really do GREAT work and gave me a good idea for the next one I have to build for a customer

A+++++ WORK MAN

PioneerSPL1990
01-12-2010, 10:12 PM
I love going to shops i've never been in, and act like I know absolutely nothing about car audio. And listen to see what they try and sell me on. I had one guy tell me that the rockford fosgate p1 was the loudest sub he had in the shop. Yet he had about 10 15 inch T2's..... lol had a guy tell me that the audiopipe amp i'm running wouldn't do 500 watts rms. by the size. lol. and that I really would be better off with an 8 awg amp kit for it than my 0 awg. and that I should get 2 dual 12's and I would be happy. because at the time the RE XXX 15 I had apparently was a cheap sub that didn't do anything but look blown LMFAO!!!

lieing sack fo ****.

kylediablo
01-13-2010, 12:49 AM
Wow man I have made alot of boxes for those ram's and I gotta say that is THE BEST looking box iv'e ever seen in one of them

I gotta say you really do GREAT work and gave me a good idea for the next one I have to build for a customer

A+++++ WORK MAN

for sure man i appriciate it, i have done 4 types of boxes for these trucks, this is the prettiest lol.

bigbluthng
01-13-2010, 12:54 AM
sick job bro