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shake this
02-11-2012, 01:00 PM
I guess I have enough started to officially start a build thread but it's going to be a slow moving build as I still have a regular full time job. As the build goes on, please feel free to provide constructive criticism where needed but please remember that form must follow function and this build is to generate more income not win any sound competitions. When you are over building something for strength and or safety, you sometimes must forgo obtaining that "wow" factor. However, I'm attempting to incorporate as much "wow" factor as time and budget will allow.

For those that haven't seen what the bus looks like, here is a couple of quick shotes I took earlier in the week.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/900/imagelqi.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6419/imagelqsr.jpg

Inside isn't as bad as it looks, we moved some stuff around so we could get to the current amps and speakers under the seats.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/2006/imagefdux.jpg

shake this
02-11-2012, 01:05 PM
This is what we found once we started looking around. Not really what I wanted to see but wasn't all that surprised. I don't understand why people can't keep wires nice and neat. I'll be ripping all this out and running all new wire.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2947/imageoag.jpg

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/2946/imagelzo.jpg
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Here is all the equipment we will be using on this build. I'll gather up model numbers later today.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8053/imagezti.jpg

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9914/imageufp.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/8604/imagezoj.jpg

Phoenix Risen
02-11-2012, 01:07 PM
looks like it could be interesting

shake this
02-11-2012, 01:11 PM
got all 8 pods built to frame the grills for the 6x9's. Some might ask why go through the trouble of putting a grill around a grill. It's simple, drunk people like to grab things to balance themselves or just to see what they can break. The wood will help protect the plastic grills and maybe they will last longer.

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/507/imagegydr.jpg

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9827/imagezsu.jpg

Did I mention that upholstery is my least favorite part of any install? After wrapping 8 of these, I can still say it's the least favorite part. LOL

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2471/imageomc.jpg

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1852/imageplf.jpg

snoopdan
02-11-2012, 01:19 PM
are you going to put in 50 15's or something? otherwise it's a waste of time.

skylineTT
02-11-2012, 01:22 PM
Hmm, should be pretty sweet! Look like a mach in your avatar.. Yours?

Phoenix Risen
02-11-2012, 01:22 PM
are you going to put in 50 15's or something? otherwise it's a waste of time.

i think its supposed to be a party bus.

Kangaroux
02-11-2012, 01:23 PM
are you going to put in 50 15's or something? otherwise it's a waste of time.

lulz this...giant 6th order please

06goat
02-11-2012, 01:25 PM
Stripper pole ftmfw

Falcons
02-11-2012, 01:38 PM
I always wondered why no one took one of these and made a giant sixth order. Wonder what numbers that would do. It would be like a tornado that's for sure lol

Phoenix Risen
02-11-2012, 01:45 PM
I always wondered why no one took one of these and made a giant sixth order. Wonder what numbers that would do. It would be like a tornado that's for sure lol


the amount of cost that would go into it and the fact that its not legal for any competition

The_Grimy_One
02-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Strobe lights!!!

pickup1
02-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Strobe lights!!!

disco ball!!!

Sub Woofin
02-11-2012, 02:03 PM
you should have painted the grills instead of upholstered them.

shake this
02-11-2012, 02:13 PM
How would painting the grills provide any additional protection? The pods are to help keep the grills from getting pulled off.

50 15's would be bad *** but not very cost effective.

A 6th order and/or a large number of drivers would take up a very large amount of space don't know about you guys but I would prefer to keep the stripper pole. Strobe lights and. Lack lights will accent the stripper pole. :)

shake this
02-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Hmm, should be pretty sweet! Look like a mach in your avatar.. Yours?

Yes, I have a 2004 Mach with a 150 shot of nitrous. Runs low 12's at 3600' elevation (mid to low 11's at sea level) on DOT drag radials

skylineTT
02-11-2012, 10:11 PM
Yes, I have a 2004 Mach with a 150 shot of nitrous. Runs low 12's at 3600' elevation (mid to low 11's at sea level) on DOT drag radials

Lol you pull the fronts only running high 11s/low 12s? I've got an 87 myself and a ton of friends with 9-10 sec cars. I am starting to like the new edge bodies more and more for some reason though.. lol always liked the machs and 03/04 cobras but i kinda want one now.

shake this
02-11-2012, 10:23 PM
I want a new 5.0 so bad it's killing me but I don't want a new car payment. The Mach is payed off so I can have more fun with it then I could with a new one. Yea, it's still full weight other then the big and littles so I'm not as strong on the back end as I'd like it to be.

shake this
02-11-2012, 10:26 PM
guessing 1 or two sets of RCA outputs??? Guy at the BestBuy said it came with 4 volt outputs. :)

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5638/imagevan.jpg

shake this
02-12-2012, 01:25 AM
Got all the pieces cut today for all 4 boxes. Should be able to start assembling them tomorrow if the weather isnt bad enough to keep me from going out

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6562/imagestn.jpg

For those that are new to box building maybe these tips will help.

I like to map my cuts out on graph paper to see how to lay out the pieces to waste as little as possible. Plus graph paper is cheaper then sheets of MDF. I was able to cut all 4 boxes out of two sheets.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3515/imagetir.jpg

Then just lay it out on the sheet.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2144/imagempz.jpg

This is all that was wasted from both sheets.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4820/imageiey.jpg

shake this
02-12-2012, 02:09 AM
Another tip that might help a few of you save some time when building. If you're like me and don't have a big nice table saw and make most of you're cuts with a skill (circle) saw you know how exhuasting it can be to take a measurement then do the math to subtract/add for the width of your saw plate.

This simple little fence jig does all the math for you and assures you have a straight cut right down the line every time. I made a 4 and 8 foot jig so I could rip full sheets if needed.

This is the 4 foot being used

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/701/imagenwa.jpg

And this is the 8 foot laying on the floor but same idea as the 4 foot.

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/6103/imageowm.jpg

CAT MAN
02-12-2012, 02:14 AM
seems legit

Sub Woofin
02-12-2012, 11:14 PM
How would painting the grills provide any additional protection? The pods are to help keep the grills from getting pulled off.

50 15's would be bad *** but not very cost effective.

A 6th order and/or a large number of drivers would take up a very large amount of space don't know about you guys but I would prefer to keep the stripper pole. Strobe lights and. Lack lights will accent the stripper pole. :)

upholstered or not, its not gonna protect it 100%

I Like Waffle
02-12-2012, 11:38 PM
are you going to be installing hidden cameras?

shake this
02-13-2012, 03:59 PM
Not looking for 100% but the wood has a better chance then the plastic plus it looks nice.

No hidden cameras, we would be required to disclose if anything was being videoed, we want people to relax and have fun not worry about what might end up on the net. At least not by us.

shake this
02-17-2012, 11:04 AM
Not going to bore anyone with pictures of rectangle boxs but everything is together except the ports and the front pieces. Will finish them up this weekend and install the subs. Should also have the panels that hold the 6x9's vinyled and maybe nstaled this weekend as well. I'll post up more pictures after this weekend.

ryya
02-20-2012, 06:14 PM
Don't forget to add fans! It sure gets hot with all them lights and dancing folk

ryya
02-20-2012, 06:17 PM
Oh! ANd beer pong on-the-go station.

shake this
03-06-2012, 06:20 PM
Just a quick update with pictures. Finished the boxes, battery box, wired up the batteries and installed the 6x9's, Thinking about changing out the black vinyle for smoked plexiglas to give it a classy look.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore101.jpg

This is what was orginally installed in the bus

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore095.jpg

My cheap speaker terminals that I made for less then 10 cents a set.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore105.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore104.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore107.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Greyhound/Installsandmore103.jpg

bigbangtheory
03-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Awesome skiill man!

And cereal, why is one dood up there raggin' you about wood vs plastic........I dont get it.

shake this
03-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Only thing I can come up with is he really didn't understand the purpose

CL1CKCLACK
03-06-2012, 09:16 PM
Only thing I can come up with is he really didn't understand the purpose

he's what we like to call a fail troll...

kramer_212
03-06-2012, 09:18 PM
im jelly