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JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:03 PM
I'm building an enclosure for 2 Sundown zv3 12's....going in a Volvo hatchback
Box will be made of 3/4" Red Oak plywood and finished with clear lacquer.
no nails or screws on the outside, box will be pocket screwed from the inside.
It will also have a metal oval aero port built by Bill Lolo.






http://i45.tinypic.com/23iwhvs.jpg

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mylows10
02-02-2013, 04:04 PM
gotta love that pocket hole jig !!!!!!!

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:05 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2rpa0i1.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/ms1555.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/2hfuatf.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/33tqlpv.jpg

mylows10
02-02-2013, 04:06 PM
jay .your work is very sweet

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:08 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/m9tvts.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/30wo2a9.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/fy1v2f.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/28jeipl.jpg

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:10 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/25ary29.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/20r01zb.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2uog977.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/qwx5bl.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/14wg9k1.jpg

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
gotta love that pocket hole jig !!!!!!!

No jig here! We have a BIG *** pocket hole drilling machine!

Ritter Manufacturing - Model R200T Single Spindle Face Frame Pocket Borer (http://www.rittermfg.com/r-200t.html)

myjaja
02-02-2013, 04:27 PM
Looks really nice! Any videos??

Spooney
02-02-2013, 04:30 PM
I like it man. Nice to see something different for a change

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 04:41 PM
Looks really nice! Any videos??

thanks! no vids yet, but when he makes one, I'll post it up.

TheUnderFighter
02-02-2013, 04:44 PM
That's a beauty!

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 05:32 PM
Found some pics of the port



http://i49.tinypic.com/33wa8tk.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/ejwzr9.jpg

pro-rabbit
02-02-2013, 05:36 PM
I like it, you should polish the port would look crazy!!

NASTY08IMPALA
02-02-2013, 05:39 PM
whats this thing tuned to?

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 05:46 PM
I like it, you should polish the port would look crazy!!


He has it now, and he lives like an hour away.
He was looking for suggestions on smoothing the weld seams...and where the port and flanges meet, there's a slight dip that needs filled in.

Any suggestions?

pro-rabbit
02-02-2013, 06:01 PM
He has it now, and he lives like an hour away.
He was looking for suggestions on smoothing the weld seams...and where the port and flanges meet, there's a slight dip that needs filled in.

Any suggestions?

If the welds are good and solid and there is no flex he can drill small wholes and use good bondo to fill it in and smooth it out, but that means he would need to paint it though.

The other option would be using body hammers to work it out, but that seems like a lot of work lol.

Dtrom
02-02-2013, 06:03 PM
You sir got skills

NASTY08IMPALA
02-02-2013, 06:06 PM
He has it now, and he lives like an hour away.
He was looking for suggestions on smoothing the weld seams...and where the port and flanges meet, there's a slight dip that needs filled in.

Any suggestions?
thin coat of body filler sand smooth paint and clear

av83
02-02-2013, 06:07 PM
You sir got skills

this.

This is my fave, out of every enclosure I've seen on here.

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 06:41 PM
this.

This is my fave, out of every enclosure I've seen on here.


Thanks! But you must not have seen my enclosure http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/559358-fi-btl-n215-enclosure.html

DonH
02-02-2013, 06:55 PM
why am i the only person that does not understand why people use metal as a port... why do we use deadner? to mass load sheet metal to reduce audible noise and you used it as a port... looks great? HECK YEAH IT DOES LOOKS SICK! as far as would i use, hell no... nice woodworking good sir!

JayDubb757
02-02-2013, 07:10 PM
why am i the only person that does not understand why people use metal as a port... why do we use deadner? to mass load sheet metal to reduce audible noise and you used it as a port... looks great? HECK YEAH IT DOES LOOKS SICK! as far as would i use, hell no... nice woodworking good sir!




I couldn't hear any noises from the port...it is sprayed with truck bedliner on the outside of the port, and there's weather stripping behind the flange where it mounts to the box. It's a pretty solid port, not that I would do one personally.

B-Sh0t
02-02-2013, 07:11 PM
He has it now, and he lives like an hour away.
He was looking for suggestions on smoothing the weld seams...and where the port and flanges meet, there's a slight dip that needs filled in.

Any suggestions? Tell him to use led, it will help add mass to the port as well and easy to shape.

DonH
02-02-2013, 07:31 PM
I couldn't hear any noises from the port...it is sprayed with truck bedliner on the outside of the port, and there's weather stripping behind the flange where it mounts to the box. It's a pretty solid port, not that I would do one personally.

thats good but im just worried about it resonating on higher frequencies... im just a port noise nancy as i drive a truck with the port near my ear hah

double 07
02-03-2013, 09:49 AM
Nice work as always Jay......you are my hero.....:)

Mookie
02-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Very clean.

JayDubb757
02-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Nice work as always Jay......you are my hero.....:)

:blush:

JayDubb757
02-03-2013, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cfvqCNjc2M

BassMechkanic
02-07-2013, 11:26 AM
i like the hammered rustic look of the port..... goes along with the stained box..... looks sharp....

ciaonzo
02-07-2013, 11:46 AM
Coolest thing I've seen in a little while, love the look of that vent.

JayDubb757
02-07-2013, 05:41 PM
i like the hammered rustic look of the port..... goes along with the stained box..... looks sharp....


Thanks, there's actually no stain on it. Just clear lacquer.