PDA

View Full Version : The Rumble Seat. Suede car audio chair and ottoman (Old Build)



kylediablo
01-10-2010, 11:34 PM
alrite let me start at the begining. some of yu may have seen some unfinsihed pics on my build page but i decided it should have its own thread. My art class has a required project that we take a chair and paint it or decorate it in some way. im in this **** class with 8 other girls and all of their chairs are all frilly and retarded. so i decided i have to incorporate car audio some way lol so i came up with this.

This...is the Rumble Seat.
lol we like to say its "10 inches of pleasure, straight up the rear" hahah
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/12.jpg

lol first off i was given an old wooden chair that was about to fall apart. the cushion was orange tweed like strait from the 70's with like **** stains n what not on it lol that immediatly was ripped off.

I traced the old cushion frame piece onto 3/4 mdf and routed all of the edges. i had a lil old RE audio RE series 10 layin around that i had no other use for so i decided to use that for my woofer. I used a router to cut the hole and then i rabbited that edge to flush mount the woofer. it was then covered in greyy suede.

My uncle worked at LEGACY AUDIO here in springfield il. who build audiophile home speaker systems and i get alot of random drivers from him. i came across 2 5 1/4" AURA midbasses and a random TB speakers tweeter. i cut out a baffle to fit on the back of the chair and routed all of the holes to flushmount the drivers. the tweeter is odd shaped and a biotch to mount so i had to cut a goofy hole and tracce the shape of it onto the baffle. then i had to chisel out about 3/16" to flush that in.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/1.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/2.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/3.jpg

alrite so then i stretched the fleece and glassed it all . i added 2 layers of woven mat to the outside and a layer as well as alot of resin to the inside. i let it dry for a few days and then sanded and filled it.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/4.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/5.jpg

then it was wrapped in the same grey suede as the bottom piece.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/8.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/6.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/7.jpg

so then i decided the armrests were reaaally boring so i made some new ones. i made some templates with cardboard and traced them onto 3/4 mdf. after they were cut out i routed all the edges and drew up an insert for the sinside of it. that was traced onto 1/8'' chipboard and cut out. i then had to chisel out the inner part of the armrests about 1/4''. this took me about 2 hours to get perfect. it was a biotch lol. after that the outter part was covered in grey suede and the inside in red suede, as well as the botton parts of the chair that the "*** plate" sits on.

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 11:34 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/9.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/11.jpg

then comes the hardest **** part. i covered the rest of the chair in black suede. i tryed to seam it as least as possible and it i had to to do it in an area that wasnt easily seen. this also took about 3 hours and alot of razzor blades lol. the seam on the back part of the chair was hard to hide so i decided instead of using boring old red piping i would use 8ga. wire for the piping. i glued that on ther with some CA glue.

So here it is, finished product lol it gets alot of heads turned. the enclosure that will be on the back of the mids is stil yet to be finsished but that will come later.....along with the ottoman that will include the head unit and amp :)

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/12.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/13.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/14.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/15.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/chair/16.jpg

kylediablo
01-10-2010, 11:35 PM
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/promandmustang004.jpg
here is the lid construction
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/promandmustang005.jpg
the lid is seated so that it will stay in place.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/promandmustang008.jpg
an old school eclipse amp does the trick for the re10.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/promandmustang010.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/ottopic001.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/ottopic002.jpg
just like the chair, it was finished off with matching gray, black and red suede. the legs were made out of maple. the deck mounts on the plexiglass and the back of the plexi aroudn the deck and a strip at the top were painted flat back on the back to blockout the bare mdf spots.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/th_ottomanvid.jpg (http://s136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/kylediablo/?action=view&current=ottomanvid.flv)
here is a video of it in action. sorry for the poor lighting and background noise my parents were downstairs hardcore watchin tv lol

kylediablo
01-11-2010, 03:18 PM
haha i thought for sure this one would get replies haha

KHARPS
01-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Haha that's bad ***.

captaincheesey
01-11-2010, 03:26 PM
it's interesting but serves no actual purpose. Because you can't have people sitting on the sub and laying their back against the speakers. If anything it's about as useful as that beer pong table with sony subs in it.

kylediablo
01-11-2010, 03:34 PM
it's interesting but serves no actual purpose. Because you can't have people sitting on the sub and laying their back against the speakers. If anything it's about as useful as that beer pong table with sony subs in it.

lol no one is suposed to sit in it, the post said it was an art project for school. meaning its for looks lol i take it to parties and use it for the music alot tho

lilmaniac2
01-11-2010, 03:44 PM
lol no one is suposed to sit in it, the post said it was an art project for school. meaning its for looks lol i take it to parties and use it for the music alot tho

til someone sits on it...

kylediablo
01-11-2010, 03:55 PM
til someone sits on it...

lol suprisingly no one ever has, they obey to do not touch sign

ButtaMax
01-11-2010, 06:18 PM
holy way too much time on my hands Batman!!!


GOOD JOB BRO!!

misfit138
01-11-2010, 06:24 PM
holy way too much time on my hands Batman!!!


GOOD JOB BRO!!

Holy lame *** unoriginal poast, Batman!!!

brmcm15
01-11-2010, 06:27 PM
^ lol

Chris Z
01-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Dude, that's quite an original idea. Good job!

gsuchyta
01-11-2010, 11:18 PM
That's cool Could be a little vibrator chair for the ladies lol

tinctorus
01-12-2010, 10:25 PM
I assume this is made specifically for women??? ROFL

chardy85
01-13-2010, 01:50 PM
So innovative. I think it looks tight.

ampresearch
01-13-2010, 02:20 PM
looks nice.
kicker has one like that they bring to alot of the car shows. theres is like an electric chair.

you should put some plexi that stands just over the sub so you can actually use it as a chair

kylediablo
01-13-2010, 04:17 PM
looks nice.
kicker has one like that they bring to alot of the car shows. theres is like an electric chair.

you should put some plexi that stands just over the sub so you can actually use it as a chair

i acually was going to do somthing like that, i was goign to make ared suede cusion that had grill mash on it but i never got around to it. ....

Buck
01-13-2010, 04:26 PM
looks sweet