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redrider
01-29-2012, 09:34 PM
well i figured since i started on my box today(didnt get far due to plans) i would start a thread showing what i have got going on for my 96 s10....

the parts to be installed....

subs and amp - Cadence 2 s2w8s and Cadence Csa5000.1 amp(1200w x 1 @ 1 ohm)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120113_174944.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120113_175051.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120113_174813.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120113_174825.jpg


wiring - SQ 0 awg wire kit
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120123_210654.jpg


the box - 2.16 cubes w/ a 4" port tuned @ 35 hz
false floor(wires in picture are my old wires...just havent taken them out yet)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120129_142412.jpg

sub frame of box
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120129_171922.jpg

long shot of the box and false floor meeting
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120129_172040.jpg


still need to get the sides, sub rings, and amp rack done for the skeleton of the box and then i can start the glass work. it will be a slow build since i work full time and when i get home i have maybe an hour of sunlight to work. i know critisim will come and i like to hear it, but my tools for this build include a jig saw, power drill, and a palm sander. my work bench is a big rubbermaid container lol.

mylows10
01-29-2012, 09:38 PM
can't wait to see it ,i have a 95 s10

thevic24
01-29-2012, 09:41 PM
Nice so far!

I have an 01 S10.....

mylows10
01-29-2012, 09:53 PM
here's mine in action Audio Connection Jim vs Audio Innovation Ray - YouTube (http://youtu.be/aADtXnJGSzs)

redrider
01-29-2012, 10:12 PM
can we continue to see how many people drive an s10 on here lol

here is mine just sitting there
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/DSCF0043.jpg

and a shot of my old system....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/Picture081-1.jpg

redrider
01-30-2012, 10:40 PM
got a tad bit more work done tonight.... cant decide if i want the subs facing forward or outward.....

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120130_201504.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120130_201602.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120130_201517.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120130_203432.jpg

mylows10
01-30-2012, 10:42 PM
looking good

redrider
01-31-2012, 08:10 AM
Any thought on placement of subs? Facing forward or outward

T.I.K.
01-31-2012, 08:32 AM
Any thought on placement of subs? Facing forward or outward

I'd do forward... is this box sealed?

Mitch86
01-31-2012, 08:48 AM
I have a 96 ext cab S10 also. :D Cant decide if I want to do an audio build or exterior enhancement first as mine is starting to show signs of its age. Looking good so far man!

redrider
01-31-2012, 09:29 AM
I'd do forward... is this box sealed?

no it will be ported with 1 4" port tuned @ 35 hz.... just havent added the port yet. the port placement looking at the box will be on the left side wall(passenger side of the truck)

redrider
01-31-2012, 09:38 AM
I have a 96 ext cab S10 also. :D Cant decide if I want to do an audio build or exterior enhancement first as mine is starting to show signs of its age. Looking good so far man!

thanks. i started with exterior first since i got it bone stock about 7-8 years ago and over the years it has turned out the way it has....little by little. cant complain either since its a daily driver and show truck which i have taken home 3 trophies at big shows(slamfest and lno memorial show) here in florida. having fun with it but hoping in the next year or so to get a new project or something i can drive daily and tear this truck done. shall see.....

T.I.K.
01-31-2012, 09:40 AM
no it will be ported with 1 4" port tuned @ 35 hz.... just havent added the port yet. the port placement looking at the box will be on the left side wall(passenger side of the truck)

If that's the case I'd face the subs forward and the port loading off one of the side walls of the truck, it's there's enough space. I had good result with sub up/port side in my exploder, and I've heard alot of people report similar stories.

DB-Audio
01-31-2012, 09:57 AM
nice job man looks sick nice truck too i miss my s10

redrider
01-31-2012, 10:48 AM
If that's the case I'd face the subs forward and the port loading off one of the side walls of the truck, it's there's enough space. I had good result with sub up/port side in my exploder, and I've heard alot of people report similar stories.

yeah there is enough room.... it would be boucing off the side extended cab wall, the port. i will have to mess with positioning when i get the rings built and see what i like, but i may go facing forward. i thought about maybe inverting but that came and went.

mylows10
01-31-2012, 10:54 AM
subs up and port up will give the loudest results,subs forward and port up will the lowest bass tho

redrider
01-31-2012, 11:06 AM
nice job man looks sick nice truck too i miss my s10

thanks... its coming along but getting there. yeah i love my s10. had it since i was 16(first vehicle) now going on age 25, so its been around with me for some time.

redrider
01-31-2012, 09:58 PM
i feel so unproductive tonight.... got home and started on my speaker rings and got through one set and didnt like them so i had to pull out the handy dandy compass and do another set but only got through making one ring since i was just fed up cutting out the wood with the jig saw(sh-it ***** monkey balls) but here is the one ring i managed to get done lol

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120131_195417.jpg

redrider
02-02-2012, 09:53 PM
well alittle update from tonight.... just want to say getting these speaker rings mounted are a biotch. i got one and the other one is already marked up for its location, just letting the one i have mounted dry and get stable before mounting the other one. hopefully will get the other side done tomorrow and ready for material and resin this weekend.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120202_204953.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120202_205004.jpg

redrider
02-03-2012, 11:25 PM
well i think i got them matched up pretty close.... tomorrow starts the glass process.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120203_211925.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120203_212000.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120203_212325.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120203_212333.jpg

redrider
02-04-2012, 11:14 AM
and the glass work begins today YAY lol

redrider
02-04-2012, 02:14 PM
well some progress pics while i wait for the resin to dry(just one coat so far)


before trimming the fabric some....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120204_133035.jpg

1st coat layed down of resin
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120204_140652.jpg

redrider
02-04-2012, 03:39 PM
take it most peeps on here are into solid box builds n not fiberglass ones lol

sacsking916
02-04-2012, 03:48 PM
cant wait to see more done on this thing. i'm assuming it'll be painted in the end?

redrider
02-04-2012, 03:50 PM
cant wait to see more done on this thing. i'm assuming it'll be painted in the end?

most likely yes. i have only done one box wrapped and i hated the outcome.

splwj47
02-04-2012, 03:50 PM
looking good so far man!

Mitch86
02-04-2012, 03:51 PM
take it most peeps on here are into solid box builds n not fiberglass ones lol

I can appreciate nice fiberglass work.I'd like to do a similar box in my S10, but I run 15's and dont think I have the patience for all that 'glassing. :D Good work so far man! I'll be watching to see how this one turns out.

redrider
02-04-2012, 03:53 PM
just figured until i have more pics of this build i would post up some of my other work i have done...

the box that got covered and not painted(went into a 2006 jeep liberty...brothers truck)...also built this box on my patio of my old apartment 3 stories up lol.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/DSCF0079.jpg


can you say black and yellow...black and yellow. box i built for my fiance's xterra(the ma audio subs are not in the box anymore.... we installed infinity reference subs since they matched the ma subs, but more watts rms to them)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/pic8.jpg

brandinooooo
02-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Moar

redrider
02-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Thanks for the props....

Also wish I had moar lol but I wont have any until tomorrow

brandinooooo
02-05-2012, 01:45 AM
Lol I'll check back when you update :wave:

oxsign
02-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Coming along good. Now get your *** out there and get it done!!!!!!!

redrider
02-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Coming along good. Now get your *** out there and get it done!!!!!!!

Hey now.... if you don't hurry up with yours mine will be installed before yours lol

redrider
02-05-2012, 04:31 PM
well the box went under surgery today.... took the bottom off to open the inside and started to lay down layers.
i first started with just a resin layer to make sure the fleece got soaked on both sides and then i built it up so far with two layers of fiberglass and resin. weather took a turn(sun went away) plus i ran out of brushes so stopped at two for now lol.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120205_122756.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120205_161809.jpg

redrider
02-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Well the weather has not been corporating with me the past two days so haven't had a chance to work on the box. I'm hoping tomorrow its better since I work a short shift....if weather is good I will be trying to get the inside layers completed. Fingers crossed.

redrider
02-08-2012, 06:40 PM
well not much of an update but i did get two more layers laid for a total of 4 with resin n glass.....reason for only 2 more added today was the first batch of resin i made i didnt make hot enough so it took some time to soak in and dry. before anymore layers go on i need to sand down the last layer on a few spots but nothing crazy. also will say once i am done i will be close to using a whole gallon of resin. i have already gone through a 1 gal jug that was about 3/4 full.... going to pick up another 1/2 gal of resin tomorrow so i can finish up my layers on the weekend and start the fun part.....body work YAY lol

oxsign
02-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Slacker.........

redrider
02-09-2012, 09:54 AM
hey now i dont appreciate your comments oxsign lol jk. tell the weather to corporate with me and warm up or at least not cloudy lol.

redrider
02-10-2012, 12:35 PM
so need an opinion... i will be finishing up the layers on the insides of the box tomorrow giving me a total of 6 layers of resin and glass and then 1 layer of just resin on the inside and on the outside i have 2 layers of resin layed down on the outside of the box, but im in the middle on if i want to lay a layer of resin n glass on the ouside or not....

any opinions if i should or not?


i may just lay some glass down around the ring and the amp shelf and call it a day then start body work.

redrider
02-12-2012, 11:05 PM
well weather(high wasnt even 50) wasnt the only thing that slowed down progress on this box today... this afternoon it warmed up to where it was barable outside so i tried to sand the box down to get ready for filler, well my palm sander took a crap on me so i have to go get another one.... i think i might get an orbital sander instead but here is what the box looks like now.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120212_181813.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120212_181820.jpg

not much different but can see i trimmed off the extra fabric and for the most part trimmed out the speaker holes.

beat-down69
02-13-2012, 12:11 AM
Hell yeah so far everything looks good man. I like it. I also have a 96 gmc sonoma (s10) and I am in the process of building my box and stuff now. Just about ready to start my build log also.

Mitch86
02-13-2012, 12:26 AM
Looks good so far! Still a lot of sanding in your future though! Lol I want to see how this turns out. :)

redrider
02-13-2012, 10:55 AM
beat-down69 thanks for the comments... i will look forward to your build log.

mitch86 thanks as well..... yes there is tone more sanding to go, i just had to stop since it was cold and my palm sander took a dump on me. picking up an orbital sander tomorrow so i can the outside layer knocked down smooth and then start the bondo work for sure then more sanding lol.

Nut Hair Trick
02-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Looks great main. I love watching fiberglass jobs, although I have yet to attempt one on my own. I have seen 100's of them and it feels like I have done them all myself. Thanks for the added experience!

redrider
02-13-2012, 03:18 PM
thanks NHT.... i learn more and more each time I glass and this is only like my 3rd or 4th attempt. i read up alot before getting the nerve to even attempt my first job which was just an amp rack attached to a fully mdf box. each time i deal with fiberglass i learn more and more tricks.

redrider
02-17-2012, 01:31 PM
i hate being sick!

Joseph7195
02-17-2012, 01:49 PM
Love the work! Get back to it, cause doing audio while fighting to get it done, adds Deebeezz! Looking forward to more updates too

redrider
02-19-2012, 10:36 PM
well still wasnt feeling 100% this weekend so i didnt do much to the box but i will post what i got done on my short time i did work on it....

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120219_152157.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120219_152203.jpg

port waiting to go in....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120219_152226.jpg


the orbital i bought is working well sanding this box... im sure some will ask why did i cut the amp shelf section out, well when i was sanding i noticed it wasnt fully soaked thru in that area and into the wood so it was soft and starting to rise up, so i decided to cut it out, sand down the edges and then add some glass to the edges and sand again. i had a few bubbles but i was able to cut/sand them out and will lay another layer of glass down tomorrow on it then sand again. also i found a soft spot on each side of the box that i will need to address before adding and bondo/kitty hair to this thing. being sick really did waste my 3 day weekend for sure on this thing, not to mention the small issue i ran into with the amp shelf lol.

redrider
02-20-2012, 12:21 PM
well started some body work today but it was cut short due to weather and i ran out of sand paper lol. i got one side pretty much smoothed out and was going to start laying some kitty hair mixture down on the other side when i found a soft spot that needs addressed so i started to glass that area of concern. tomorrow is another trip to the hardware store for some resin, brushes, and lots of sandpaper lol.

in the mean time i took a few pics of what i got done in the short period of time working on it this morning.

trouble area spot
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120220_120656.jpg

then body work
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120220_120703.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120220_120709.jpg

Amkbeastly
02-20-2012, 12:31 PM
Hell yeah man! It's awesome to see other fellow bass heads on here with s10's!! I've gotta 84'!

redrider
02-21-2012, 03:05 PM
thanks. yeah i enjoy my s10 but i am ready for something new(hopefully end of this year). im slacking on this build lol.

redrider
02-22-2012, 08:15 PM
i hate living in florida..... seems like every time i want to work on this box florida snow happens like today. tomorrow suppose to be 80 so i will have a few hours of sunlight after work to take advantage of the warm weather. hoping to get it smoothed out and start on the sides but we shall see.

redrider
02-25-2012, 05:57 PM
updates tomorrow....

redrider
02-28-2012, 06:48 PM
alittle teaser....




































http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120228_183626.jpg

Mitch86
02-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Looking good! I'd like to do a fiberglass box for my 4 8s but its just too much work for me. :D

redrider
02-28-2012, 07:08 PM
Looking good! I'd like to do a fiberglass box.... ......but its just too much work for me. :D


you got that right. this box is taking me way to long but thats also because i have been lazy with it and critical at times of my work. not a good combo since it slows me down for sure. i am hoping to take care of a few trouble spots tomorrow then thursday or friday to finish a few areas with body work and then lay some primer down for a guide coat to see spots that need attention with spot filling and maybe next week it will have paint going down. fingers crossed.

Mitch86
02-28-2012, 07:10 PM
you got that right. this box is taking me way to long but thats also because i have been lazy with it and critical at times of my work. not a good combo since it slows me down for sure. i am hoping to take care of a few trouble spots tomorrow then thursday or friday to finish a few areas with body work and then lay some primer down for a guide coat to see spots that need attention with spot filling and maybe next week it will have paint going down. fingers crossed.

Its a lot of work, but the end result should be worth it! I'm keeping an eye on this thread. Should be nice when its done. :)

pro-rabbit
02-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Is the middle area for an amp? if so you should do a recessed area..would look sick...or you could do a lifted piece of plexi and float the amp :D

redrider
02-28-2012, 08:35 PM
Is the middle area for an amp? if so you should do a recessed area..would look sick...or you could do a lifted piece of plexi and float the amp :D

yes the flat area in the middle is for the amp. the original plan was to recess the amp but i didnt feel like making the recessed box for it lol. i like the idea of plexiglass and the amp floating. i just never delt with plexi nor would i know how to attach it for the floating look.....

















d*amn you pro-rabbit you got me thinking about the plexi now for sure....

pro-rabbit
02-28-2012, 08:46 PM
I can help you with how to make the "floating amp" work out.

Not as hard as one thinks.

redrider
02-28-2012, 10:37 PM
I can help you with how to make the "floating amp" work out.

Not as hard as one thinks.

oh really :naughty:

pro-rabbit
02-28-2012, 10:39 PM
oh really :naughty:

Yep, with the bottom off it is really easy to work with. There are several ways to do it.

redrider
02-28-2012, 10:51 PM
well lets hear it lol. ive been reading up and trying to find the best place to get a small sheet of plexi for the past few hours since you mentioned it.....really considering doing it.

redrider
03-01-2012, 11:01 AM
so i may go with pro-rabbits idea he brought to the table. just waiting to hear back from a company on a price for a custom cut piece. if the price is right i will order it, but in the mean while im still sanding lol

redrider
03-02-2012, 01:52 PM
well placed my order for the lil goodie today. cut to size and frosted edges already.

RangerDangerV2
03-02-2012, 02:08 PM
how do you accurately measure the volume of a glassed box like yours.... I would think that it would be quite difficult due to the fact that it is not a "normal" shape?

redrider
03-02-2012, 02:49 PM
how do you accurately measure the volume of a glassed box like yours.... I would think that it would be quite difficult due to the fact that it is not a "normal" shape?
well i got the estimate from the frame dimesions.... to get the final volume you have to use packing p-nuts and fill the box and do alittle bit of calculating to get the true volume.

redrider
03-09-2012, 03:01 PM
well i was hoping to have some updates but been waiting on my plexiglass to arrive. it will be here tuesday. so this weekend plan is to get it ready so that all that needs to be done is the plexiglass amp rack and then paint.

oxsign
03-09-2012, 03:18 PM
How much above the box/board are you going to raise the amp on the plexi?

redrider
03-09-2012, 05:47 PM
How much above the box/board are you going to raise the amp on the plexi?
figured 5 ft would really show off the amp floating. lol.




between .5" to and 1" really not sure. have to mess around with it once the plexi gets here. then the amp will be raised from the plexi about 3/8" for the wires to run under the amp.

redrider
03-10-2012, 07:07 PM
no pics worthy of showing but primer goes on tomorrow

redrider
03-13-2012, 08:16 PM
it has arrived...the plexi that is lol

plexi pics...


first the amp
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120313_195920.jpg

plexi on amp
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120313_195937.jpg

right side up
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120313_195949.jpg

spaced out(going to have to get a tad bit bigger ones.... power wire wont fit lol
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120313_200133.jpg

redrider
03-18-2012, 08:46 PM
well got alittle work done today


finish pics before first coat of primer(guide coat)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_115843.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_115851.jpg

then primer with some spot putty
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_125732.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_125738.jpg

then sanded spot putty areas and then wet sanded the whole box with 400 grit....**** is smooth like a baby's butt..... still have some work to do on it before paint gets laid down.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_135644.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120318_135651.jpg

pro-rabbit
03-18-2012, 11:06 PM
Did you figure out how you wanted to mount the floating rack? So many options and they all work out pretty well haha.

redrider
03-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Did you figure out how you wanted to mount the floating rack? So many options and they all work out pretty well haha.

yeah going to use schedule 40 pvc pipe to make 2 spacers to send a bolt thru each one and the plexi making sure it goes through the wood on the box to attach.... then of cousre the amp will be spaced from the plexi so i can run the wires inbetween the plexi and amp

pro-rabbit
03-20-2012, 03:26 PM
yeah going to use schedule 40 pvc pipe to make 2 spacers to send a bolt thru each one and the plexi making sure it goes through the wood on the box to attach.... then of cousre the amp will be spaced from the plexi so i can run the wires inbetween the plexi and amp

Nice, make sure you paint the PVC with the box...will help hide it if need be.

redrider
03-21-2012, 08:41 AM
Nice, make sure you paint the PVC with the box...will help hide it if need be.

most likely will give them a few coats of paint even though going to have them hide as best i can. will be messing around with placement tonight. i also picked up new spacers for inbetween the amp and plexi at the mounting points.... like i said tonight will be messing with placement etc plus need to take measurements to see how long of bolts i need. have an idea but want to double check. its coming along slowly....i can somewhat see the light lol.

Mitch86
03-21-2012, 08:44 AM
Box looks great so far! I'm eager to see this complete with the floating amp and all...

jirehn
03-21-2012, 09:10 AM
Can't imagine how great this set up, Good Luck to you dude, Hope you can get it great.

redrider
03-21-2012, 10:08 AM
Box looks great so far! I'm eager to see this complete with the floating amp and all...

thanks alot. i am eager as well to see this box get done. its simple but yet will have that custom flare to it more than any of the boxes that i have done.


Can't imagine how great this set up, Good Luck to you dude, Hope you can get it great.
thanks as well. i am hoping i can make it happen as well lol

Mitch86
03-21-2012, 10:10 AM
thanks alot. i am eager as well to see this box get done. its simple but yet will have that custom flare to it more than any of the boxes that i have done.
Its "simple" by design...but fiberglass/body filler work is almost an art form. Its kind of like sculpting. :D I kind of like it actually. Just not practical to make such an enclosure for my current build. 2

redrider
03-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Its "simple" by design...but fiberglass/body filler work is almost an art form. Its kind of like sculpting. :D I kind of like it actually. Just not practical to make such an enclosure for my current build. 2
i agree. i like doing the fiberglass part, but i hate doing the body work lol.
yeah fiberglass enclosures arent for everyone. i enjoy doing them for the show aspect

redrider
03-21-2012, 06:27 PM
test fitted the placement of the plexi and the spacers i got.... gives you an idea of how the amp rack with flow.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120321_173116.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120321_173122.jpg

then the spacer comparison for inbetween the amp and plexi.... i may have to look for something alittle wider.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120321_172532.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120321_172543.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120321_172517.jpg

redrider
03-24-2012, 04:19 PM
explains itself....

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120324_160524.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120324_160532.jpg

CHRIS 323
03-24-2012, 04:47 PM
nice equipment am tuned in

redrider
03-25-2012, 10:34 PM
thanks.... hopefully will have more updates this week, like test mounting the amp, port hole cut and test fitted. gotta wait til after bills are paid this week to see whats left so i can go get paint for this thing(fingers crossed). i can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

CHRIS 323
03-25-2012, 10:37 PM
nice ride and build

redrider
04-05-2012, 06:22 PM
not much done but its sumthing..... :thumbup:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172720.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172728.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172736.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172749.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172803.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120405_172820.jpg



not that it is mounted i get to take it back off and wetsand the box some more as well as get the port hole cut out before laying some primer down.... trying to wrap this thing up but slow process lol.

redrider
04-07-2012, 11:53 AM
well i wetsanded with 320 then 800 then primed this beast. i got 3 coats on it and then noticed a few areas that need some spot potty, so taking care of those spots and then will wet sand the box with 400 then 800 and start the priming process again.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120407_105254.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120407_113916.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120407_113923.jpg

oxsign
04-07-2012, 12:03 PM
It's getting there. :fro:

pro-rabbit
04-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Looks like it is coming along nice....now pick up the pace I want to see it done already lol.

redrider
04-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Looks like it is coming along nice....now pick up the pace I want to see it done already lol.

im trying to pick up the pace but hard when trying to pay for a wedding at the same time lol. goal is next weekend to have the basecoat sprayed and ready for clear while i wait for carpet.


oh and hopefully will have the port in to fill this big a$$ hole lol
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120407_120537.jpg

DB-Audio
04-08-2012, 10:44 PM
looks sick bro

redrider
04-09-2012, 10:09 PM
looks sick bro

thanks. i need to get another can of primer for a few more coats and then wet sand it down and then this weekend it should be ready for base as long as i get my other mods to the box done.

redrider
04-12-2012, 09:26 PM
did alittle work today not much just wet sanded with 800 then 2000.... going to lay down at least 2 more layers of primer and then repeat wetsanding process then its ready for base.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120412_194021.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120412_194036.jpg







after i get the next 2 coats of primer on there i am going to get the port mounted as well i work on my "wire tunnel"

redrider
04-12-2012, 10:27 PM
ok so opinion... doing the box red in color with gray carpet on the sides. for the plexi should i do red leds or white ones to light it up? firing down upon from underside of amp or firing up into the plexi from under the plexi?

redrider
04-15-2012, 09:49 AM
quick shot of the port going in.....

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120414_183842.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120414_183857.jpg

redrider
04-18-2012, 07:23 PM
alittle work... letting it dry and become secure.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120418_183853.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120418_183910.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120418_183918.jpg

redrider
04-28-2012, 10:16 PM
well not much to update since i have been dealing with issues with my house and a/c.... i did however find the led's i will be using and carpet and those items should be here this week, which means i need to get painting lol.

redrider
05-04-2012, 07:44 PM
so dont hate on it to much but the picks are a reflection of 2.5-3 coats(no heavy ones) this thing will need like 4-5 more coats and then its onto the clear and then the laquer finish.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120504_193410.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120504_193428.jpg

redrider
05-05-2012, 03:40 PM
well it has 5 coats on it... i think 2 more coats should be good and then off to adding layers of clear coat. right now it is outside baking in the florida sun

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_151518.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_151529.jpg







also the ups man dropped off these two gifts the other day.....scored the leds for under 5 bucks shipped.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120503_174801.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120503_175410.jpg

Mitch86
05-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Looking good man!

09civic
05-05-2012, 03:56 PM
moar

redrider
05-05-2012, 04:00 PM
wont be more til next weekend when i get a chance to lay some clear down on it and wetsand the biotch. i may get the carpet going on my false floor and see how that looks in the truck this week.

redrider
05-05-2012, 09:38 PM
well as it was drying in the florida sun i noticed a bubble/soft soft appearing, but it wasnt the paint which was odd..... so i had to do surgery the rest of the day.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_173144.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_191528.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_211255.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_211300.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120505_211309.jpg

redrider
05-12-2012, 04:06 PM
so layed down 3 coats of clear.... still have about 3-5 and then wetsanded and polishing to go down. target is to be down next weekend.

redrider
05-12-2012, 04:57 PM
couple shots with it baking in the sun....3 coats down....3-5 to go.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120512_161703.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120512_161712.jpg



just some fun with my phone.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120512_161611.jpg

redrider
05-12-2012, 06:34 PM
up next to the truck

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120512_182634.jpg

xtremelegend
05-12-2012, 08:17 PM
Box looks great but my question is after all that work why didn't you router the outside edge of the port to reduce port noise and increase spl?

redrider
05-13-2012, 06:45 PM
cuz i dont have a router.

redrider
05-19-2012, 10:57 AM
well so far not happy with the clear on the box so its still in paint but i did manage to quickly wrap my false floor about 10 mins ago and figured i post it up....

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120519_102936.jpg

kushy_dreams
05-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Looks great! Even if you don't have a router you can take a rasp and files to the pvc to round it over and get rid of that hard lip. Home Depot even sells a rotary rasp that attaches to your drill and it makes things a lot easier, you just have to be careful not to take big gouges out as that will happen very easily with a high speed drill.

redrider
05-19-2012, 11:38 AM
Looks great! Even if you don't have a router you can take a rasp and files to the pvc to round it over and get rid of that hard lip. Home Depot even sells a rotary rasp that attaches to your drill and it makes things a lot easier, you just have to be careful not to take big gouges out as that will happen very easily with a high speed drill.

thanks for the tip.

kushy_dreams
05-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Rotary rasps are like $5 too, they are a very worthwhile and inexpensive addition to anyone's toolbox.

redrider
05-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Rotary rasps are like $5 too, they are a very worthwhile and inexpensive addition to anyone's toolbox.
now since you helped with the tip do you mind showing what is meant with the whole getting rid of the hard lip, like what it looks like?

kushy_dreams
05-22-2012, 02:25 PM
I used the rotary rasp to remove the majority of the material, then used a file and some sand paper to smooth it out. I still need to smooth it out more

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg690/scaled.php?server=690&filename=20120522141838.jpg&res=landing

Rotary Rasp:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg163/scaled.php?server=163&filename=20120522142018.jpg&res=landing

redrider
05-22-2012, 08:28 PM
thanks for that.... like the way that looks.

well box is almost ready to install. just gotta get the power wire ran and then i can get this bad boy into the truck. btw first carpet job(not the best but will do the job)


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120522_201046.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120522_201054.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120522_201103.jpg

pro-rabbit
05-23-2012, 08:53 AM
Looks good man. Now install it already....lol

Mitch86
05-23-2012, 08:59 AM
I second what rabbit said! :laugh: Does look good though. I would like to see what it looks like in there. Mine just looks like a giant box that takes up the whole ext cab. :D

pro-rabbit
05-23-2012, 09:01 AM
I second what rabbit said! :laugh: Does look good though. I would like to see what it looks like in there. Mine just looks like a giant box that takes up the whole ext cab. :D

Naw, that is a small box in your truck. I managed just about 10ft3 in one below the window line..that was a huge box haha.

Mitch86
05-23-2012, 09:07 AM
Naw, that is a small box in your truck. I managed just about 10ft3 in one below the window line..that was a huge box haha.

id have to sit on the steering wheel. :laugh:

redrider
05-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Looks good man. Now install it already....lol
thanks... im trying. hopefully can get the powere wire ran tonight and then its all down hill from there.

redrider
05-28-2012, 02:13 PM
well if my area wasnt having a tropical storm i would have gotten this box installed today.... i did do some work in the fact of getting the plexi and amp mounted as well as getting the leds wired up, mounted and pulled through the wire tunnel.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120528_133317.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120528_135508.jpg

redrider
06-12-2012, 11:50 AM
wow i am slacking on this build lol. i knew it would be a slow build but not this long. i wouldve had it installed shortly after the last pics posted but i ran out of time before it came time for my wedding at the beginning of the month and then had a week long honeymoon. just got back last saturday. i am hoping to get it installed this weekend as long as my yard work gets done; the one thing i hate about owning a home.

2ndroundko
06-12-2012, 11:56 AM
Congrats on the marriage, great looking box

redrider
06-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Congrats on the marriage, great looking box

thanks.... still trying to get use to the fact that im married lol

pro-rabbit
06-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Being married is not bad at all.... Just remember. You are always wrong no matter what! Remember that and you should do just fine hahaha

DoesDad
06-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Being married is not bad at all.... Just remember. You are always wrong no matter what! Remember that and you should do just fine hahaha

Being married just makes you fat, lazy and compliant. LOL! I gained 60 pounds after tying the knot 11 years ago. Hey D, did you get my message under the DC thread? It was a few days back....

pro-rabbit
06-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Being married just makes you fat, lazy and compliant. LOL! I gained 60 pounds after tying the knot 11 years ago. Hey D, did you get my message under the DC thread? It was a few days back....

um...lol maybe haha

You do have my cell number, you're feel to text at any time. :D

DoesDad
06-12-2012, 01:01 PM
True! I just know you're a busy guy and sometimes just want your opinion.... I'll get back with ya! Gonna drop some money on the wife's minivan.

pro-rabbit
06-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Minivan's are fun!


OP this installed yet? I wanna video by this afternoon.... :sneaky:

redrider
06-12-2012, 01:47 PM
pro-rab it wont be installed tonight lol. i gotta wait til saturday when i have a day off to get it done. once i get it in the truck i will get a teaser vid lol.

oh and as far as the marriage rules for guys to follow, i am learning quick lol.

oxsign
06-12-2012, 04:35 PM
:thumbupw:

redrider
06-21-2012, 04:13 PM
well i have been trying for the past few days to get this thing wired and i keep running into issues..... first issue was the wire tunnel i did(which i guessed at...own mistake) wasnt working so i had to rip that out.... then the reducers i had werent going into the amp to accept the 0ga so i had to shave them down to get them in, and then when i think of all is good lets get the subs wired, i go and check the power connections just one more time to make sure they are good well they werent... tried to crimp the ring terminals some more and the wire slipped out so i had to order new ring terminals this time i got the allen head set screw ones so i dont have to worry about the crimping part. those parts should be here saturday so hopefully this weekend i am down with this project lol

in the mean time i snapped a pic of the box in the truck as well as a few led light shots....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120620_201038.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120619_215611.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120619_215632.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120619_215621.jpg

Nickgeezee
06-23-2012, 01:11 AM
Looks good

redrider
06-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Looks good
you found me nick lol




so my ring terminals will be here this afternoon so the truck should have a heartbeat by tonight.... woot woot!

oxsign
06-23-2012, 11:21 AM
:beathors::hide:

redrider
06-23-2012, 11:36 AM
:beathors::hide:

might have to report you for animal cruelty LOL

oxsign
06-23-2012, 11:45 AM
:hihorse:

Nickgeezee
06-24-2012, 01:11 AM
took me awhile

redrider
06-24-2012, 02:09 PM
took me awhile

lol.... i was going to text you pics the other day.

redrider
06-27-2012, 05:04 PM
ok so i am pretty much done messing with this...... only thing now is to go to the store and get an allen head wrench that fits the speaker terminals on the amp. i have like 15+ and not one fit....go figure but anyways

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20120627_165345.jpg

oxsign
06-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Well **** it's about time!!!!! This thread started when?!?!?!?!



J/K, looks good in there. Get it hooked up already and lets hear what it sounds like!!!!!!

redrider
06-27-2012, 05:46 PM
started sometime in feb. i cant remember lol

pro-rabbit
06-27-2012, 06:23 PM
told you that amp setup was going to look way better then the other idea lol..

Looks good man, you get to hear it yet?

redrider
06-27-2012, 07:06 PM
nope not yet... couldnt find an allen wrench to fit the speaker terminals to hook up the speaker wire lol

redrider
06-27-2012, 09:47 PM
so i found an allen wrench but i cant get these things to move at all.......

redrider
06-29-2012, 07:49 AM
So no vids yet since subs had to come out n be sent back to cadence since these things with amp maxed out didn't move an inch lol. Way way to stiff...guess I got a pair of the defective oned but all is good since the will be getting me a pair out asap to me in replacement

redrider
06-29-2012, 10:51 PM
so as nice as the subs look sitting there, as soon as i got them in there they came right back out to be boxed up and shipped back to cadence. no worries, they have a brand new pair on their way to me. i guess the pair i got was in their early stages(i bought them right when they came out) and thats when they had the defective batch.... i should have the new ones by the end of the next week since I have a show to go to with the truck if not i have a nice ornament of a box to show off lol.

redrider
07-09-2012, 08:38 PM
well no show last weekend.... didnt get the subs in time and had second thoughts about showing it without the subs. on a side note the new ones should be here tomorrow so hopefully better luck with the new ones.....fingers crossed.

DB-Audio
07-09-2012, 10:47 PM
looks clean as hell man nice job

redrider
07-10-2012, 10:11 AM
looks clean as hell man nice job

thanks man.....



on a side note the new subs should be here today....im excited to see what they can do. its been long enough wait already. if i still have daylight after i get them installed i will try and get a couple vids if not at least one.

redrider
07-10-2012, 10:12 AM
double post

redrider
07-10-2012, 10:12 AM
triple post

redrider
07-27-2012, 08:50 PM
well here are two quick vids of the subs in the action... i know its hard to tell how they really sound from vids.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/th_VID_20120723_162127.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/?action=view&current=VID_20120723_162127.mp4)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/th_VID_20120723_164005.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/?action=view&current=VID_20120723_164005.mp4)

SplAffair
07-27-2012, 09:00 PM
can't wait to see it ,i have a 95 s10

same i had 3 97 99 and 02
in for the build

redrider
07-28-2012, 10:44 AM
in for the build

not sure what else will be going on for the build on this truck...... maybe adding a amp for the comps... bout it.