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Joe89
09-14-2012, 07:45 AM
Hello everyone,
Helping a friend out and doing what I can with his budget to give some character to his '97(?) Chevy Prizm.

His equipment (given to him for free by his cousin) includes:
Pioneer DEH-1600 headunit
(2) 12" Infinity Reference "1240w" subwoofers
Kicker KX250.2 amp
Wiring already "completed" - More on that later.

In addition, I sold him a set of BNIB 6.5" Memphis PR component speakers.
http://imageshack.us/a/img140/7833/20120914022506.jpg


First up is the box. I have decided to give painting a try, as I've always carpeted enclosures (or left bare MDF) in the past. As the Kicker amp is underpowering even these subs, I've decided to give the 12's a bit more space. Box specs - 3.2 Ft^3 tuned to 35hz, with a 54 in^2 port.

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/7532/20120908134226.jpg
First Cut


http://imageshack.us/a/img100/6262/20120908175349.jpg
Coming Together


http://imageshack.us/a/img818/3467/20120913131112.jpg
Spray Primer for the Port


http://imageshack.us/a/img854/6314/20120908134256.jpg
Screws countersunk


http://imageshack.us/a/img100/4050/20120914022725.jpg
Screws Covered in Wood Putty and Sanded



http://imageshack.us/a/img11/9335/20120914022626.jpg
Paint Test Board. Port is Enamel, the Exterior of the Enclosure will be Textured




More to come. Thanks for taking a look, and of course, any advice is wholeheartedly welcomed.

quackhead
09-14-2012, 08:09 AM
Looking good so far.

Joe89
09-17-2012, 03:19 AM
Finished today, didn't have time to do everything I wanted because he needed his car returned. Also, didn't have my phone to take pics of some progress, or funny findings, like the ground wire which was attached to factory deadening. But he is happy and I now know how to paint a box :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/2047/20120914022752.jpg
Routed Port Edge


http://imageshack.us/a/img822/530/20120915153115.jpg
Cut Down With Dremel for Clearance

http://imageshack.us/a/img211/197/20120915180735.jpg
Extended Tweeter Wiring

http://imageshack.us/a/img253/3613/20120915204808.jpg
Weather Proofed with Primer, Dynamat Behind Speaker

http://imageshack.us/a/img196/7740/20120916215056.jpg
His Custom Doorhandles (lol) and Tweeters Mounted

http://imageshack.us/a/img802/8697/20120916215015.jpg
I Cut the Ziptie

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/6405/20120916214910.jpg
Paint Texture, No Seams/Screws Visible

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/1624/20120916214900.jpg
Box Fit in Without 1/8" to Spare!

Thanks for looking :)