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Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:32 AM
Throwing together an enclosure that will house a Sundown Audio SA-15. I also have a JBL GTi 15 that I plan on swapping in at some point as well. The box is designed around the Sundown as that will most likely be in there the majority of the time but the JBL should do real nice in this enclosure also .

Box is going to be approximately 3.5 cu ft tuned to 32 hz . Ports will be twin 4 inch aeros and the enclosure is being built out of mdf. Really wanted some decent plywood but I couldn't bring myself to spend over 40 bucks on one sheet of wood so I will break my back loading this bastard in and out of the car to save 10 bucks LOL.

Enough BS.........onto some pics

Fear the box building Ninja!!!!!!

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636519.jpg

Getting ready for the first cut:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636700.jpg

First cut complete:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636402.jpg

Getting set to cut out one of the sides:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636447.jpg

cyn
12-28-2012, 12:34 AM
Lol.... was waiting to see all black ninja fide out

Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:36 AM
Lol.... was waiting to see all black ninja fide out

I was in all black besides the respirator/ninja mask

Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:40 AM
Who needs a table saw?:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636411.jpg

All panels cut :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356636331.jpg

Dry fitting and pre drilling the first two pieces :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647960.jpg

cyn
12-28-2012, 12:41 AM
I was in all black besides the respirator/ninja mask
lol... okay I meant all up in a GI and everything

double 07
12-28-2012, 12:42 AM
Awesome....come build some of these enclosures I have on order??????

Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:45 AM
Awesome....come build some of these enclosures I have on order??????

I am off until the 2nd.........

Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:49 AM
First bead of glue laid down:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647956.jpg

Screwed in nice and snug:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647949.jpg

Getting ready to pre drill the side panel :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647914.jpg

**** glue beads:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647908.jpg

Side panel tight:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647900.jpg

Spooney
12-28-2012, 12:52 AM
Original bracing idea:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647759.jpg

Had to scrap it though. It would interfere with the ports.

New brace whipped up on the fly with more to come:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647753.jpg

04murdalanche
12-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Looks good!

hispls
12-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Where do you get those 90 degree clamps?

mazdakid
12-28-2012, 12:59 AM
Home depot sells some.

Spooney
12-28-2012, 01:02 AM
Where do you get those 90 degree clamps?

Got mine at harbor freight. Mine really **** though. Would be worth a few extra bucks to buy some quality ones at HD/Lowes/Menards

cyn
12-28-2012, 01:02 AM
Where do you get those 90 degree clamps?

Harbor frieght man... 1.99 a piece

Spooney
12-28-2012, 01:09 AM
Other side dry fitted and pre drilled :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647713.jpg

Mo Glue:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647710.jpg

Missed a few pics somewhere. Side already glued and screwed down. Top pre drilled and glue laid down:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647705.jpg

Top glued and screwed down:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356647660.jpg

Imtjnotu
12-28-2012, 01:13 AM
Meh

Spooney
12-28-2012, 01:16 AM
That's the extent of my progress for today. Not much left. Still need to cut sub/port holes , screw on the back, silicone the inside edges, and sand it. Not sure how or if I will cover the enclosure. Going to give it a good listen before I drop money into carpet/paint. If I do anything it will most likely be carpet. I will try to get some pics of the subs tomorrow too.

Spooney
12-28-2012, 03:27 AM
Not any real progress but a few pics for ya.............

Spooney's perfect circle jig:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356678927.jpg

Hard to see but there is a cut line in there somewhere:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356679308.jpg

Ports marked out:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356678925.jpg

SA-15:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356678913.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356678834.jpg

JBL GTi 15:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356678919.jpg

Sub on the right in this pic:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356679317.jpg

Spooney
12-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Return of the Ninja!!!

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717040.jpg

Port holes cut out:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717037.jpg

Sub hole cut out :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717031.jpg

Test fitting the sub and ports :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717028.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717026.jpg

Throwing a little brace in between the ports. Pre drilling it here :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717023.jpg

And glued and screwed :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717020.jpg

Blurry pic of the revamped bracing for the back of the enclosure:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356717016.jpg

Probably going to add a brace top to bottom as well at some point. Waiting for the glue to dry a little before I put the back on and sand it up. Hoping to be done today minus the covering which I think will be boring old carpet

DoesDad
12-28-2012, 02:53 PM
Looks good! Why are you running the SA the majority of the time though? I'd be running that JBL all day everyday! SQL goodness....

Spooney
12-28-2012, 04:42 PM
Looks good! Why are you running the SA the majority of the time though? I'd be running that JBL all day everyday! SQL goodness....

I guess I am thinking it will be a bit louder than the JBL while still sounding decent. Who knows though the JBL may just win me over.

Spooney
12-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Back panel pre drilled:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356726984.jpg

Laying down some glue:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356726978.jpg

Screwed down :

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356726975.jpg

Sanded as much as I care to sand it. Will be carpeted in the end. Still looks ok though I think:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356726966.jpg

Just need to let it dry a bit and throw the ports and the sub in and let it rip. No terminal cup on hand at the moment so I think I will go ghetto style and run the wire out of the port until I get some carpet and a terminal around. All in all i'm happy with how the construction went. Just hoping she sounds as good as it looks.

Flastrongman
12-28-2012, 06:31 PM
mad ninja skills sir

Spooney
12-28-2012, 07:43 PM
mad ninja skills sir

Thank you sir. Thanks to everybody else who left a positive comment as well.

cdc351jeferson
12-28-2012, 07:44 PM
Thank you sir. Thanks to everybody else who left a positive comment as well.

looks good man glad to see a box builder up near my old stompin grounds lansing

Spooney
12-28-2012, 07:51 PM
looks good man glad to see a box builder up near my old stompin grounds lansing

Thanks. Been doing this for a long time but never had more than basic tools to get the job done. I would like to invest in a router and good table saw someday and really get crazy

cdc351jeferson
12-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Thanks. Been doing this for a long time but never had more than basic tools to get the job done. I would like to invest in a router and good table saw someday and really get crazy

answer your pms lol

Spooney
12-29-2012, 03:14 AM
Both ports in the box with ghetto wire coming out:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356764769.jpg

Feeling a little saucy tonight.........JBL GTi15 is getting the first shot:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356764766.jpg

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356764771.jpg

Sub mounted and enclosure in the car:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv10/jsb4251981/1356764822.jpg

Too **** late to give it a listen other than at low volume . I'm liking what I heard though even with the volume down. Hoping to turn it loose first thing in the morning. If she sounds good which I'm sure it will I am going to order carpet tomorrow. I can always adjust the ports a bit too if I need to fine tune it some.

Spooney
12-29-2012, 03:18 AM
Looking at my own pics I am already thinking of altering the box a bit. If I can decide on what sub is going to stay in the box I may add a second baffle and flush mount the sub.

Spooney
12-29-2012, 11:16 AM
Just gave it a quick full tilt listen and it sounds fantastic! Its hitting all the notes I was hoping for. Gotta get some carpet ordered up now. JBL is sounding **** good in its old age.

cdc351jeferson
12-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Nice build dude glad it sounds awesome! !

audiobaun
12-29-2012, 11:42 AM
Man!! That looks awesome bro..Gotta love old school at times..lol..What are the size of those Aeros?Lenghts?

VWGolfMKVI
12-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Looks good man

Spooney
12-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Man!! That looks awesome bro..Gotta love old school at times..lol..What are the size of those Aeros?Lenghts?

Two 4 inch aero's at 16 inches long

audiobaun
12-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Two 4 inch aero's at 16 inches long

Nice!!:boink:

Jerhemy
12-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Looks great man, excellent job on the construction.

No need for them fancy tools if you know what you're doing... but they do make it easier.

Spooney
12-29-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks again guys! Was actually a little scared to post this up. Wasn't sure how well it would be received.

7jezuz7
12-30-2012, 12:20 AM
Turned out real nice and clean! It must sound that way as well!

No matter how hard I try, I can never get my cuts that clean, but that's just me. I'd need a table saw and router to get close to an outcome like that.