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gckless
06-01-2013, 06:09 PM
Before I get into this, I have two warnings: this will be a slow build, and this log is going to have a lot of pictures in it. Those with slow connections may be frustrated.

Alright, with that said, hereís the build log. Just moved back to the states in January, bought the whip, and been collecting equipment for a couple months now. Build has been and will be slow, because Iíve got no money right now due to moving back here. Costs way too much money to furnish a house, and I like to booze. :/

Hereís a brief rundown of the notable pieces:
Pioneer DEH-80PRS Ė Head unit
Vifa NE25VTS-04 - Tweeters
Exodus Anarchy Ė Mids
Custom 3HP 15Ē Ė Subs
PSI 18Ē passive radiator Ė Passive Radiators
DC Power Inc 270XP Ė Alternator
Sears Diehard Platinum Ė Batteries
KnuKonceptz and Sky High Car Audio Ė Wiring

Will be running active, crossed at 63Hz and about 2kHz. Sub box will be about 8.5 cubes, going to play around with tuning, but going to start with a tune of 23Hz. Will be building a tiered amp/batt rack that will involve fans in a push-pull config, plexi, and amp guts :D
Have like 60sq.ft. of AT deadener right now, I will need more of something. Thereís still a lot of equipment that is on the list to buy, including tools.

Goal for this build is basically the definition of SQL. Donít plan on seeing a meter other than to just see where I am once or twice. I want it to sound great first and foremost. Iím not worried about it getting loud, with the power I am running I know it will, so everything I am doing with what I have I am trying to tailor towards SQ mostly.

After the audio is done, gonna work on the vehicle itself. Want to lower it, get some new shoes, new headlights, tint, just do some cosmetic work, possibly eventually engine work. But thatís not for a little while.

Alright, on to what everyone really wants, the photos.

Hereís the ride when I bought it. I have since taken off the roof rack:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/IMG_1783_zpse9f230d0.jpg

First up, Pioneer DEH-80PRS. This was in my last ride, love this HU. Will be the first time running it active. Planning to cross at 63Hz and 2kHz. Will be using an iPod/iPhone via USB most of the time, donít really use CDís.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Pioneer%20DEH-80PRS/DSC_3708.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Pioneer%20DEH-80PRS/DSC_3705.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Pioneer%20DEH-80PRS/DSC_3702.jpg



For my tweeters, Iím using Vifa NE25VTS-04ís. Frequency charts look good, usable down to 1.5kHz with a fairly flat response. In the A pillars, aimed at opposite headrests. Guess I never really took good photos of these. Not a huge loss, theyíre not that special. Youíll see them more later on.

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:09 PM
A pair of Exodus Anarchy’s will be used for mids. 125W RMS @ 8ohms, XBL^2 underhung design, they be some beefy guys. These will be going in the stock location in the doors, but some work will have to be done to fit them.

Thread found here: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/speakers/570233-exodus-anarchy.html

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4730_zps86637ecd.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4731_zps02230406.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4733_zps1292fb9a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4738_zps4204b910.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4739_zps56d12ed7.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4740_zps5500b7a1.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4745_zps8a8777db.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4746_zpsad2c018a.jpg

Compared to some Polk dB651's I have:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Exodus%20Anarchy/DSC_4752_zpse8f53c59.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:10 PM
For my subs, I have a pair of custom built 3HP 15Ē subs, built by Zeuslicious. Modded 3hp tall top plate and 3-1" magnet slugs instead the regular .75", dual 1 ohms big ww and 8 layer fw aluminum coil, dual spaced TC spiders and DD 8" Carbon Fiber cap. Rated at 1800W RMS. I polished the magnets. Will be mounting these inverted.

Thread found here: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/subwoofers/570918-my-new-custom-modded-3hps.html

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4918_zpsced29e81.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4919_zpsfe84dc3c.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4920_zps4834c630.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4921_zpsec6bfcc4.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4922_zps935f6735.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4925_zps0de4b5a7.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4926_zpseedb1d5f.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4933_zps81d27f99.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4934_zps6f306ce9.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4937_zpsb6cfebe5.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:10 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4938_zpse8aac29c.jpg

Here is a before/after comparison:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_4925_zps0de4b5a7.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/DSC_5003_zps1c85562d.jpg

They turned out well. Just need to clear coat them now, and I'll be done with them.

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:11 PM
For this build I will be using passive radiators. Was gonna go ported, but @Neo_styles talked me into it. These are 18” PR’s built by Dave at PSI. He’s a good dude, can’t say enough about the customer service over there. And these are beautiful. 3.5” p-p travel, carbon fiber caps, dual spiders to handle the power, green logo.

Plan on playing around with tuning quite a bit. My first tune will be at 23Hz, and I’ll go from there.

Thread found here: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/subwoofers/574605-psi-18-passive-radiators.html

And here is a thread with good discussion about PR’s: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/enclosure-design-construction-help/572465-ported-vs-google-page-ranking-my-application.html

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5018_zpsabb46449.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5026_zps8f2f38d2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5020_zps3dc7f4ef.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5023_zpsc20e06b9.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5027_zps3bb31da6.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5029_zps0a3d9796.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5024_zpsb987eef4.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5030_zps421f66e4.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/PSI%2018%20Passive%20Radiators/DSC_5031_zps90c75805.jpg

Here is the box design:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/PRBoxXray_zpsd52792ad.png

9 cubes gross, with displacements should bring me down to right around 8.5 net. I'm going to mount inverted, and being a bit bigger leaves me room to mount normally if I need/want to. It also will fit right in between the wheel wells, no building over the wells bullshit. About 6" from the hatch.

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:11 PM
For power up front, Iíll be running a Zed Audio Leviathan III. Channels 1 and 2 will be tweets, and channels 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 will be bridged for a Anarchy for each pair of channels. So I have 190W RMS @ 4ohms for each tweeter, and 380W RMS @ 8ohms for each mid. Power is not an issue :D

Got this through Vertex Audio's trade-in program. Traded in my DC 175.4 and pair of DC Level 3 10's, and I paid very little cash.

Thread is here: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/amplifiers/578637-zed-audio-leviathan-iii.html

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5231_zpsb6d095f2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5233_zpsc453fc81.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5236_zpse9175815.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5243_zps33a2f293.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5246_zpsa315aed0.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5247_zps7cf7b504.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5250_zpsf0fc79e2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5251_zpsf27da839.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5254_zps15068759.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:12 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5258_zps5b6b0cdf.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5259_zps8bba6300.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Zed%20Levi%20III/DSC_5260_zps90eccef3.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:12 PM
For sub power, Iíll be using a DC 5.0k. Will be mounted upside-down. I made a plexi back and am showing off those guts.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4316_zps9e8c4035.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4317_zps6e87dccf.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4318_zpsd02ba258.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4322_zps1a18c06c.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4329_zps22512c26.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4333_zpsfa712b96.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4338_zpsecf1b945.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4341_zps6ea9b4a6.jpg

Compared to a 2.0k:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/DSC_4327_zps9e40f529.jpg

Plexi:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DC%205k/776E2A56-8285-4455-9DDA-B906732B4691-14488-000008B312E725DA_zps38ebb762.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Now for pretty much the only work I have done, my A pillars. I Bondo’d in some PVC, flocked them, and installed them in the vehicle. They look pretty good and the finish is holding up pretty well so far.

Thread: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/enclosure-design-construction-help/576672-pillars-flocked.html

First, I cut the PVC to where they would sit semi-flush, and aim at the opposite headrests. This was done with a dremel. I had originally planned on using a flush-mount baffle, but keep_hope_alive recommended against it, due to the lip on the flush-mount.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5065_zps4604d1e5.jpg

Then, took them down to the car and aimed them. Tacked them with superglue.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5066_zps8e045799.jpg

Added some Bondo. Decided not to use fiberglass because of the relatively small amount I needed here.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2194_zps13a6dd97.jpg

This was after a little filling and sanding work, maybe like 4 sessions with Bondo. There were a few pits in it, and I was pretty fed up with Bondo at that point lol, so I just used wood glue to dab on and fill those pits, then sanded it smooth.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2202_zps0ef99cef.jpg

After some coats of paint/primer and some sanding, I had this.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5072_zpsf5bfe6ab.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5073_zpsf30fe47e.jpg

Not horrible, but still some imperfections. But, if I was just going to keep it a spray paint, I could have worked those out.

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:13 PM
But I decided to try flocking them. Flock is finely ground material, can be a bunch of things like ribbon, fabric, PVC, feather, a lot of things. Not a whole lot of prep work needs to be done besides getting the surface fairly smooth. You also need to paint it the color of the flock, the end goal color, if you want it a solid color. I used clear glue, so that shows through. You may also get colored glue, or paint the surface a separate color for an effect.

Anyway, here are the products I used. Found them at Michael's, it's called "embossing powder". They looked at me like I was speaking Thai when I said "flock".

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2207_zps67043915.jpg

So here I tried a test patch on the back of the pillars. The process is simple: you brush on the glue, then sprinkle on the powder. They sell a kind of shooter for the powder, and I also think you can spray it on with an airbrush, which would probably yield better results. But I just sprinkled it on.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2208_zps612cffb9.jpg

Then just tapped it off the next day.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2213_zps6a345159.jpg

Now I knew it was go time. Took the whole pillar, spread the glue all over it. You want to use a good amount, want to make sure every part you want flock on covered. And then when you're applying, you want to turn the piece so that it's horizontal, so gravity does work for you. If you just let it fall off the side, it doesn't stick as good. Here's where the airbrush or shooter would come in handy. You also want to put paper or something underneath, because you can reclaim the excess flock when you're done. When I was applying, I used about 3.5 of those little jars. After I reclaimed, it turned out that only less than 1 actually stuck on there.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/IMG_2216_zps2e1e3a3a.jpg

You have to make sure not to touch it AT ALL after you apply. If you happen to accidentally touch it, throw some flock on the exposed glue. You can then gently dab out the mark as best you can. I know because I did this :(

You also need to make sure to let the glue fully dry. Best to let it sit a full day before you even think about touching it. Didn't seem to try until day 2 for me.

After it's dry, just hold it up, and tap off the excess. You can brush it off the surface at this point, most of it should be stuck on by now. Here's what the finished product looks like.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5075_zpsbdedde78.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5076_zpsb137de58.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5077_zps440ef3e9.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/DSC_5078_zps1ce29e9f.jpg

gckless
06-01-2013, 06:13 PM
I think it turned out pretty good. It's something different, and wasn't too much work. I have a couple little spots I can dab glue and touch up with some flock, but all in all I'm happy with it. The texture is somewhere in the middle of suede and sandpaper.

Here they are installed:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/0D0AEF5C-9772-4BAF-B103-275B2AEECE8E-3000-0000029439AAF806_zps760439b6.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/FA74EF43-8AAB-4DC1-9796-53668845567C-4760-000003DE5EBA15D6_zps1378499f.jpg

keep_hope_alive
06-01-2013, 06:30 PM
how do they sound? that is the most important part.

gckless
06-01-2013, 07:06 PM
how do they sound? that is the most important part.

Unfortunately, I don't know yet :(
Nothing is in there besides the panels, so they're not hooked up to anything. I put them in there just to see how the finish would hold up to the heat.

gckless
06-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Worked the small panel where my tape player is. Tape player will be coming out.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6965107B-07DA-4277-B7BB-CAFE8C292F20-19598-00000EB3EE77089F_zpsc7565145.jpg

That panel pops right off, and I cut a small piece of plastic and worked some Bondo in there.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/711AD0FD-0A8C-428D-891F-87B3D96551FF-10166-0000053C6A2A5BE1_zpsab6ecac4.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F72DD986-A98A-40EA-BAFF-936727FFD25D-10166-0000053C6405F704_zpseddb0a23.jpg

This is where I will be putting my meters, the USB connection for the 80PRS, my PAC LC-1, and possibly other switches/electronic stuff.

Also ordered a dual ammeter/voltmeter gauge and shunt. Going to try it out, see if I can make it work. Ordered these ones:

DC 0 100V 0 500A Dual LED Digital Volt Meter Ammeter Voltage Amp Power F 12V Car | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/181071957788?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
500A 75mV DC Current Shunt Resistor for Amp Panel Meter | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/170929162857?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

black05alti
06-02-2013, 05:47 PM
tuned in for this

gckless
06-02-2013, 07:06 PM
So, I determined that free-hand measuring this amp/battery rack is going to be impossible. Since I don't have the tools to make it here, I've decided to mock it up with cardboard. It's going to be a tiered design, batteries/fuses/all excess wiring on the bottom, and the amps on top enclosed in a hinged box, with fans on each side in a push-pull configuration and a removable top that's secured with magnets. The top will have plexi on it to show off the amps, and my DC 5.0k will be mounted upside-down (I made a plexi cover). Pretty sure I'll be putting some lights in there too. No one is going to want to build this when I'm done mocking up lol.

Here is the space I have, with the seat removed:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8994273E-5B71-4B40-BC9B-65CF286C7407-11474-000005E7B8580316_zps9e29b912.jpg

Here are my G31's:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7104A5B8-9101-4AA3-8F2E-8B69E23880F1-11474-000005E7BF01488B_zps25eb5043.jpg

And here is where I stopped for today:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8F2E3F54-7A17-4E87-B7E3-356A26EC7A2C-11474-000005E7CDD30440_zpseb07e9f1.jpg

Was pretty nice out, decided to go for a run.

If anyone has any ideas, I'm very open to them.

audiobaun
06-02-2013, 07:47 PM
I think it turned out pretty good. It's something different, and wasn't too much work. I have a couple little spots I can dab glue and touch up with some flock, but all in all I'm happy with it. The texture is somewhere in the middle of suede and sandpaper.

Here they are installed:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/0D0AEF5C-9772-4BAF-B103-275B2AEECE8E-3000-0000029439AAF806_zps760439b6.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/FA74EF43-8AAB-4DC1-9796-53668845567C-4760-000003DE5EBA15D6_zps1378499f.jpg

man,those look bad as s!!!:awesome:

gckless
06-02-2013, 08:26 PM
man,those look bad as s!!!:awesome:

Thanks man! I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

audiobaun
06-02-2013, 08:44 PM
Thanks man! I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

i would be too. im gonna have to try that out for sure.very nice man,very nice

Magnum099
06-03-2013, 12:57 AM
I'm in too. This build looks like it will be awesome. Good luck!

gckless
06-03-2013, 08:38 PM
So, got my ****** cardboard box pretty much done. Got tore up by about 3,465 mosquitoes. Or that's what I estimated. Pics:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7230AEE3-BF1E-4DEB-A3BD-65AF3DAE02F9-12066-00000644CC65070B_zps4338430f.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/00A393F1-C42C-4824-AE17-1911878C7697-12066-00000644D3D0913E_zpsb2e74eb3.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A4A3C7F1-62D4-48DE-BEF0-158E0FE7E36E-12066-00000644C4DED594_zps0ac65094.jpg

And here's how I am going to lay the amps out on top:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/27BFFD43-C69E-4201-8027-8FA8E03FD785-12066-00000644DAF8460F_zps114a8b0d.jpg

I was going to do a top piece over the amps, but not sure now. Might just throw some fans underneath the amps instead.
double 07 do you do house calls? I might just send you this cardboard box lol.







But seriously, I'm sending you this cardboard box :up2somet:

double 07
06-03-2013, 08:46 PM
Move to the Mississippi Delta if you want to see a mosquito.........LOL

Foulplay
06-03-2013, 09:08 PM
Move to the Mississippi Delta if you want to see a mosquito.........LOL


^^^ Fact

gckless
06-05-2013, 08:34 PM
Dat wire

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FA8E25B4-9437-437F-B78D-C3CA924F0077-13532-000007175A276BF4_zps06c8db11.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5265_zps85a13098.jpg

KnuKonceptz Kolossus Fleks Kandy cable. 50ft of 1/0ga, 10ft of 4ga, and 16ft of 8ga, all OFC. 4ga for my Levi, 8ga from sub amp to box, 1/0 for everything else to include 2 positive runs front to rear. This is half of the wire I need, this is all my positive. Need an equal amount in black for negative. Will be getting Sky High Car Audio wire from Jim.

Also determined I need to make the amp rack myself, so I'll be picking up a few hand saws this weekend. May end up making my box too depending on how the amp rack goes. Anyone try the Craftsman bolt-on kit (?Gonna try it out, gonna get the drill, router, jigsaw, and sander attachments. Going to get a seperate 20V trim saw that will cut 45's as well.

ZO6killinsbf
06-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Tuned in as well.

gckless
06-08-2013, 03:14 PM
So, faced facts that I need to build the amp rack myself, and went shopping today:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/05A976E0-F3CC-4B7A-B44C-A766FCA841B3-15802-00000875FD12A7D2_zps9972beb2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/73231BB8-C993-4E0E-A786-EC1E213D2626-15802-0000087604C9A3D2_zpsdd045ba6.jpg

Cordless trim saw, Craftsman bolt-on cordless kit with driver, router, and jigsaw attachments, Ryobi roundover router bit set and small drilling set.

Depending on how this amp rack goes, how accurate my cuts can be with only a circular saw, I may build my box as well instead of ordering one.

gckless
06-09-2013, 07:31 PM
Got some work done on the amp rack/battery box:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B5380108-A809-4C0E-923A-F3B3FABFBD29-17167-00000922FB89EB61_zps751be120.jpg

Both Lowe's and Home Depot didn't have full sheets of birch, which I find odd. They did have 2'x4' sheets of 3/4", which I used, and BARELY had enough with what I had leftover from the last box. Anyway, still need to measure and cut the two side pieces over the wheel well, because I changed the dimensions a little so the cardboard template won't work. Also need the $150 worth of fans I want to measure and do the cooling the way I want it.

Thinking about staining the whole thing. But it's such a pain in the ***. Might just leave it bare wood. Anyone got any ideas?

gckless
06-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Shell is done.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8DCDA3FE-FD53-41FD-9BA9-2E72B7EBE19E-18183-000009BBF3220375_zps17654a32.jpg

Not fond of this corner, but needed to be done to get over the wheel well

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1495B741-1891-4D35-BE0E-9A6026725881-18183-000009BBFBF17C66_zps564be0f1.jpg

Need clean up some of the cuts and edges. Need to add some fans in there somehow, not quite sure how yet. Also need to add supports in the bottom, because the floor isn't exactly even.

gckless
06-11-2013, 06:35 PM
Just got this in today:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/69165F22-0C0E-4020-83FB-E68997B0688C-18787-00000A1ADD411F25_zps171c1967.jpg

Combination ammeter/voltage meter and 500A 75mV shunt. Should allow me to see both voltage and current draw from my amps. Hopefully I can wire it up correctly and not fry it. Got the manufacturer (Chinese) to provide me a translated wiring diagram, so I should be alright. Has anyone used something like this before?

bhsdriller
06-11-2013, 07:15 PM
looks good so far...nice equipment and nice pics too

treylittlefield
06-11-2013, 07:58 PM
very nice equipment. i like the wire also, its different

garretttt4
06-11-2013, 08:48 PM
After that polish they look like totally different subs!!! Nice work man! Gunna be a sick build for sure. ESPECIALLY on that tank of an amp!! :)

phemps
06-12-2013, 12:22 AM
Just got this in today:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/69165F22-0C0E-4020-83FB-E68997B0688C-18787-00000A1ADD411F25_zps171c1967.jpg

Combination ammeter/voltage meter and 500A 75mV shunt. Should allow me to see both voltage and current draw from my amps. Hopefully I can wire it up correctly and not fry it. Got the manufacturer (Chinese) to provide me a translated wiring diagram, so I should be alright. Has anyone used something like this before?

I was recently entertaining this idea as well, ill be interested to see how you like it. Im thinking about getting a digital temperature controller to turn cooling fans on at a set temp as well. Like what you've done so far man

gckless
06-12-2013, 07:00 AM
After that polish they look like totally different subs!!! Nice work man! Gunna be a sick build for sure. ESPECIALLY on that tank of an amp!! :)

Yeah man, they were bad. Honestly, polishing those was the most work I think I will do in this whole build lol. But worth it! And yeah, I love both of these amps :)


I was recently entertaining this idea as well, ill be interested to see how you like it. Im thinking about getting a digital temperature controller to turn cooling fans on at a set temp as well. Like what you've done so far man

To be honest I'm surprised they're not more popular. I like knowing everything going on in my system, and hoping to spread some knowledge and prove a couple people wrong with it. I also thought about a temp controller, but found it unnecessary IMO. I couldn't justify the price vs. a simple switch for fans. Plus here in Texas, those fans would be spinning pretty much all the time anyway lol.

gckless
06-12-2013, 08:38 PM
Cut the top piece. Here's how it should look:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3D3EC1F8-A6DD-46E7-A636-B6F9912AA797-19738-00000A9A97CE4574_zpsb3b1729f.jpg

The amps will be mounted about .5-.75" off the board. Gonna have to use threaded rod and washers/nuts for the 5k because the mounting tabs are so far off the board. Threaded rod and washers/nuts are so ugly though. Anyone have any ideas?

But I am going to be drilling holes for all wires, routing all edges, then staining it. Will be on hinges so the long edge close to the 5k opens upward.

Beau M
06-13-2013, 12:00 AM
Looking good, I dig the green wire.

gckless
06-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Made some standoffs from some material I got at Lowe's. Amps are 1.25" from the board.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/EA9307A6-D5FD-437B-97C8-22AE3B20AF2C-20554-00000B27A6EEE493_zpsb2ade7f7.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9124B852-FF24-4770-A819-48248E011DEF-20554-00000B279FE060D1_zpsc1b1abce.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6DAC832F-6E72-437C-B004-8BAE9F3F5FA2-20554-00000B274E02DC61_zpsbefac61c.jpg

treylittlefield
06-16-2013, 01:02 PM
i had a leviathan back in the day, modded. thing was a BEAST. build is coming along great. cant wait to see the finished results

gckless
06-16-2013, 01:20 PM
i had a leviathan back in the day, modded. thing was a BEAST. build is coming along great. cant wait to see the finished results

****, me too man! Lol. I'm workin on it. Gettin tint done right now. And this Levi is a **** **** amp, can't wait to hear how she sounds.

gckless
06-16-2013, 05:29 PM
Got tint done all around today. Done by a 3M authorized installer so it's guaranteed for life (as long as I don't lose the card). Got 35% on the front two windows, and 20% on all windows behind the driver in addition to the factory tint, so around 10% in the back.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9E06D627-D51A-4461-AB84-0D9C8B256B2D-23252-00000CF102C5B7B5_zpsd26fdc94.jpg

Been workin on the amp rack/batt box a little, but nothin worth posting yet.

black05alti
06-16-2013, 10:39 PM
tint looks good man. no front strip on the windshield though?

gckless
06-16-2013, 11:36 PM
tint looks good man. no front strip on the windshield though?

Nah, I'm not really a fan of that. But I'm real happy with it. Can't see into from the outside, but from the inside it's not too much more than stock. Haven't drove at night though either....lol

gckless
06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
So, been working on the amp rack. Got both amps figured out, mounting holes drilled and test-mounted, power wire holes drilled and routed, just waiting on fans now to measure and cut holes for before I start to stain the top piece.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F9AE37FF-671F-4A93-BD35-72CB5EF0F6F7-24199-00000D9A928A5AB0_zps2b7acd39.jpg

Also got it mounted on hinges and latches. Used butterfly latches, pretty much the only latches I know of that I trust not to eventually rattle loose.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E6B8D0BA-1885-43E7-8CB7-6088851ECEFD-24199-00000D9964267D37_zpsa4ca5489.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F84BB0EF-BEAF-4E31-A513-5B39128DE53E-24199-00000D9959824956_zps6e649872.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A77725EF-7ED8-467E-B544-BA6674A8DC84-24199-00000D996A002003_zps90de07e6.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4957CDDA-A67A-4441-9B08-913227ECB98E-24199-00000D996FD0130D_zps50ecf361.jpg

Thinkin about getting some hood or trunk gas springs, not sure yet. Probably will just use a strap or something to keep it from going too far over.

I'm positive I'm staining the top a nice dark brown, still undecided on the bottom, will probably just carpet.

gckless
06-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Got my $100 worth of fans in from Newegg. 140mm fans, top will be pulling, side will be pushing out from box. Sorry, the pictures are a bit shoddy, it's da iPhone.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6B3D2851-5DC0-4A8A-A70C-241A3AF60F68-25534-00000E696395124B_zps89228303.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BF41AD17-45E8-4902-BC35-500C81C74627-25534-00000E695CF906B9_zps48ab6ca3.jpg

I think the top is ready for stain after some light sanding. I was thinking about putting a voltage meter and the switches for the fans up there, but I think I'm going to keep it clean and put them on the sides. I think it would ruin the classic stained look.

Also, I LOVE this Craftsman Bolt-on kit. I've done all of this with the driver, jigsaw, and router attachments (besides the side cuts with a trim saw).

gckless
06-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Just took off my door card, and holy F'n S, am I F'ed in the A.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BA7056F7-B211-4CDD-964C-BCA4AEFCE61F-27040-00000F06617E4E7B_zps85b79529.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/85A302A8-5F46-4731-AA74-43FD7A9A2E27-27040-00000F066ADF2690_zps76817ad5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/243C53BB-6649-4F2C-8AB7-4449E1154FCA-27040-00000F06709CBF30_zps12456cab.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88AAEE50-CF75-4F58-B140-FAE99CBDD60B-27040-00000F06764F1E54_zps8f938345.jpg

So not only do I need another 1.5" in depth, I need an additional inch in diameter. I knew it would be some work, but I didn't think it would be THIS much. :shocked: :doh:

I think I have an idea though. But it will require me to finally learn to glass. Thought I might be able to get away without doing it for this build. Oh well.

gckless
06-21-2013, 10:12 PM
So here's what I'm gonna do: I made 3/4" birch rings. Still need an inch of depth, so I'm going to prop this up with dowels, stretch some fleece, and fiberglass it to the blue plastic piece. Then I'll add some chop mat to the whole thing for strength, and mount directly to the door metal. Then I will need to cut the grill off the door card, and fiberglass that higher as well. I do want to use it, because I don't trust passengers and I tend to rest my leg against it.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88B742EC-308C-471E-AFB4-C66C1FC7326E-27437-00000F2FD1B9E089_zpsba117e43.jpg



Also figured out the possible amp stand-off problem. I was apprehensive about using the plastic pieces, but I liked the look of them, so I snagged some brass pipe and cut it to fit inside, pounded it in, and voila, no more problems. keep_hope_alive and audiobaun led me to this.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/428977E7-504E-4486-9037-B05C49611257-27437-00000F2FC69CBB4E_zpsa702bc9a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FBA66E1B-4646-489C-88CC-B4B46F3E0703-27437-00000F2FCBE138C7_zps182239d7.jpg



Stained the top piece too. I'ts not the most even stain, but I like it :)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6B8EDECE-3CAA-4A6E-B3B2-F19F7FDFF7A8-27437-00000F2FC0F5F674_zpsa9839f29.jpg

black05alti
06-22-2013, 04:48 AM
Stain looks good bro. You're making steady progress now

keep_hope_alive
06-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Just took off my door card, and holy F'n S, am I F'ed in the A.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BA7056F7-B211-4CDD-964C-BCA4AEFCE61F-27040-00000F06617E4E7B_zps85b79529.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/85A302A8-5F46-4731-AA74-43FD7A9A2E27-27040-00000F066ADF2690_zps76817ad5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/243C53BB-6649-4F2C-8AB7-4449E1154FCA-27040-00000F06709CBF30_zps12456cab.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88AAEE50-CF75-4F58-B140-FAE99CBDD60B-27040-00000F06764F1E54_zps8f938345.jpg

So not only do I need another 1.5" in depth, I need an additional inch in diameter. I knew it would be some work, but I didn't think it would be THIS much. :shocked: :doh:

I think I have an idea though. But it will require me to finally learn to glass. Thought I might be able to get away without doing it for this build. Oh well.

yea, those doors ****.

gckless
06-30-2013, 08:53 PM
So, haven't done a whole lot. Just worked on this POS speaker baffle and my amp rack/batt box some.

Mid baffle first. Pretty embarrassed to show this, but whatever. It turned out looking like a 4th grader made it. But, you won't be able to see them once I get the door panels reworked, and they seem pretty strong, so I'm not too concerned with it. I'm sticking to bondo from now on.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88B742EC-308C-471E-AFB4-C66C1FC7326E-27437-00000F2FD1B9E089_zpsba117e43.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3F12C6B7-3AA1-43CC-BDC3-971C92AF08CC-32959-000012F550DA94D9_zpsaf1bfd5a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/60152898-C766-49E8-A87F-194426410D8F-32959-000012F561AA882D_zps848bdbd0.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F1A16227-62D3-4486-83BE-9F93AB9AE7BE-32959-000012F558801346_zps088d3996.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/065AAAA7-1E5D-4562-826A-8A522627E4EE-32959-000012F56C93C2CE_zps05c39bf9.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/732DDF03-6A78-4942-B7F3-4FA729B9D38E-32959-000012F58AF1E637_zpsbc1ab820.jpg

gckless
06-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Made a few pieces for the bottom of the rack so it will sit level and has support for the batteries:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F0233B30-BBDE-484F-ABF4-C9AAD2CBD242-32959-00001304F6109127_zpsbc500e20.jpg

Should be almost ready for carpet. Also got the top done. One coat of stain, two coats of polyurethane. Got amps mounted and fans installed and wired up.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5277_zpse33f3d49.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5282_zps82803d13.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5284_zps4549b499.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5287_zpse1658776.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5290_zps4f26a80b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5292_zps9bb9208b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C9A776C4-A0E2-4BE3-92BF-AB7F1F140BE6-32959-000012F580AD9815_zpsde7fa012.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/62433A51-17B4-4B3B-814E-54287AAB1405-32959-000012F58609C5D4_zpsf1cf4c96.jpg

Should be my final wiring schematic. Will be using terminal strips because of all the connections:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B24B2340-636F-4540-96F4-35B9C9B6E3ED-32959-000013021F2B0D21_zps4e9d3cb0.jpg

gckless
07-03-2013, 05:54 PM
Got the outer panels of my front doors done. Using AT 80mil for the doors, I have 60mil for everything else. I did as much of the panel as I could reach.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/27165AC1-4DAA-4785-B0CE-C02C9C14F828-35275-00001462D8B92201_zps9e569b99.jpg

Also made covers for the bigger holes on the bottom out of sheet metal. Covered both sides with deadener.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2BD4E0B0-A00C-4DA8-A71A-7CFC80A9DC8D-35275-00001462DDF659B4_zpsdfd0cb36.jpg

Wanted to do more, but my body is just not having it. Got food poisoning from a couple eggs I cooked here this morning and threw up a couple times and have been on the toilet all day. No es bueno. I'm gonna try to get back out there tomorrow while the weather is decent.

gckless
07-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Just got this in as well. Was like $12, figured I'd try it out. Does a decent job, just need to smack it a few times. This terminal isn't fully crimped, I just didn't want to make more unnecessary noise. Neighbors already probably hate me lol.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/AF3EB792-F2CA-4E1F-B59D-CF236B3527E7-35275-000014684614DB70_zpsce331710.jpg

oxsign
07-03-2013, 07:03 PM
I've been looking for a hammer crimp. Where did you find that one?

gckless
07-03-2013, 07:16 PM
I've been looking for a hammer crimp. Where did you find that one?

Amazon. Name of it is "E-Z Red B790C Hammer Indent Crimper Tool". There was this one and another black one that got good reviews.

gckless
07-04-2013, 06:01 PM
More work on the front doors. First screwed on that piece of sheet metal covering the large hole:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/12B7EE9C-6BE5-4C2E-AFFB-B1B562B41C8D-36610-000015046100EB82_zpsa29dba99.jpg

Then ran the wire through the stock boot and fished it through a hole that was already there:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FDEFC6C2-73FD-48BC-AC69-3D2E838A0CB9-36610-000015045B83FC2A_zpse506b824.jpg

Then cleaned and deadened the rest of the door. After that was done, then mounted on the speaker baffle:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9D79B8A9-CD23-40F8-A930-C674D2FAE919-36610-000015046598BFFB_zps9903aef3.jpg

Threw the mids in there:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3F3C597F-57B8-4182-BD36-4D84456085F8-36610-000015046A762006_zpsf67875b8.jpg

And wired them into the stock HU, just to get some music back in there:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E7C03A54-A4DB-42DA-B872-75D5A2FD44C1-36610-000015046FF9FC99_zps3e26ecf8.jpg

So almost done. Need to make sheet metal covers for the holes that are left, but there are going to be some holes that I can't cover, like around the window assembly. Then I need to work the door panel, cut out around the speaker baffle and try to make that pretty. Done for today, it's time for steak and fireworks.

gckless
07-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Got my alternator back from DC Power today. I had this alt on my last car, and I sent it back to them to get recased for this vehicle. They recase for $150 (I got a bit cheaper, they do military discounts :D). My, and others, only complaint about DC was the wait times. Well, I got this done really quick. I shipped it to them, and they received it on the 25th. They called me on Monday, the 1st, and told me it was ready. I paid, and they shipped and I got tracking that night. Received it tonight, the 5th. So either this was fast because it was only a recase, and it does actually take the couple months people normally wait to build a whole new one, or they have finally caught up on orders. Either way I'm happy. Now for pics!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5412_zps72331b84.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5403_zpsc02e318f.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5406_zps1106873f.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5410_zpsc769a258.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5413_zps4d527cd2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5414_zpsa4038692.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5415_zps892e0941.jpg

gckless
07-07-2013, 06:23 PM
Cut some more sheet metal, and got the last two holes covered as much as I could. There's still a couple holes left, but there's not a whole lot I can do about them. These are finished.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1A756DC8-E284-40F4-A437-B557E92B76E4-39898-0000174C2E295D2F_zpsb1bc907e.jpg

Got the grills cut off the panel. Just need to cut the hole on the panel so the speaker baffle will fit through, then make some sort of raised grill to cover the speaker. I'll attach it to the door panel. I'm open to ideas on this.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E30A3D94-077F-4D2D-841A-0B107AD5B876-38967-0000168BCC75AEC2_zps71576c60.jpg

Worked a little on my tailgate too. I'm sure I'll be revisiting this after the subs are in, but this is fine for now. It's hot as **** outside, I just wanted to get it done.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8DC5C631-4550-45F5-A110-83723F171A7B-39898-0000174C33BEDA67_zps40190e92.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DD981A48-DBE8-44ED-97F9-41EC4201C911-39898-0000174C3944BB58_zpsfd613abd.jpg

gckless
07-10-2013, 07:31 PM
Threw some deadener on both my rear doors. Might come back later and cover the holes with sheet metal, but it's fine for now:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8934A0AF-1018-4341-B7AD-4DAFA8C2B4E0-42147-000018A4A2F3A543_zps7e1c1d8a.jpg

Tried to take everything off to get the headliner off too. Got all the oh **** handles off, visor, that gay roof-mounted console, and couldn't get the headliner out because I don't have the tools to get the seatbelt bolts off, which hold on side panels, which hold up the headliner. So this is all I got done:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B70AEBDF-01F0-42EF-A750-18E7AB582329-42147-000018A4AA3EB95B_zps39b62dce.jpg

gckless
07-11-2013, 10:26 PM
So, bought a T47 torx bit, and tried to take my seatbelt bolts out. Here is what happened:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BF7E4DD0-E49B-40A4-A9AF-508BBE4EE675-42895-00001912846481EC_zps8ba56d5d.jpg

This POS just crumbled after a couple turns.

Had an interview and open house with Guide Dogs of Texas tonight too. Going to volunteer with them, work at the kennel and run a couple booths, and board a dog at my place on the weekends. They mentioned a couple things about their network and getting that set up, so might be getting involved in that too. They have a pretty good program down there.

Anyway, stopped at Sears on the way home, here's the replacement:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7F64D651-F105-4581-9B9C-EFC7B0BEC5C0-42895-000019128A833B0B_zps4f0bb13b.jpg

Worked my seatbelt bolts out, popped off a couple panels, and got the headliner out:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B5EC2F9E-6950-4B0D-8712-599BCE72A57A-42895-0000191291BBAA30_zpsb545b431.jpg

Deadener and foam will hopefully happen tomorrow. Bought Great Stuff to put under those braces so the roof doesn't slap against it. This is gonna be a ***** to put back in by myself.

Also, don't flock anything! Or atleast, use real good materials. Here's what mine now look like:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/5B4391DD-80B8-4365-83D4-FBD2F21B3FB4-42895-000019129849E1F7_zps39db5a74.jpg

Apparently the oils on my fingers from putting it in (and I mean the natural oils, my hands weren't dirty) made the flock material and/or glue discolor. Might just spray over them with something.

gckless
07-12-2013, 09:02 PM
Got out of work early today, got some work done on the roof. Got two sheets of deadener on each section, a little more on the front section. Also added foam (Great Stuff) in between the roof braces and the roof, so that they didn't smack against each other. Worked really well, I would highly suggest that for anyone have a problem with their roof.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7D62156A-C3EA-4BB6-A722-6D24767A54A8-43629-0000198989AF9C7D_zps26c66da4.jpg

Put the headliner and all panels back on, was actually much easier than I expected. Was actually easier than taking it out, which makes no sense.

Got some goodies in the mail too:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A6EE91CC-2478-4C90-929D-1CEA0B1A0EB5-43629-0000198997C80607_zps05c88c7d.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/63C2E333-F399-44A5-BEAD-CDBB56C2B314-43629-000019899D2AC91D_zps55bff20a.jpg

Went to Sears as well, need some terminals if anyone has any:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/73C3EACE-FFBB-403A-9C98-565FAE11FDE1-43629-00001989A326E1D4_zps9b61aa6b.jpg

These will be used for all my wiring. Love these things:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8856ECA5-0D77-4A95-AA8A-5FC11208D2D4-43629-00001989A99B67C3_zpsbd67f271.jpg

gckless
07-13-2013, 10:19 PM
Wrapped!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/02C915D2-9F6C-4E23-9080-A8959BA0614A-44896-00001A503982B8BB_zps824729f0.jpg

Got some wiring done:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5466_zpscae54bcb.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5469_zps77d964ed.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5467_zps23b92315.jpg

Dem switches:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D9DC502C-3E0C-4094-AA0C-5FAE0AF2FAEC-44896-00001A504926229D_zpse6a9e102.jpg

And just a peek at what it will look like in the vehicle:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/33E5C771-D36B-490B-BC18-9F210D328E07-44896-00001A503EA3651D_zps7aa9f09a.jpg

lipski24.ml
07-13-2013, 11:02 PM
What size door speakers will fit in the stock mounting holes?! I am putting new speakers all the way around my 99 blazer and i need to know!!

gckless
07-13-2013, 11:48 PM
What size door speakers will fit in the stock mounting holes?! I am putting new speakers all the way around my 99 blazer and i need to know!!

Stop yelling at me!

Here's the size:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/30F1BED3-FB79-4A82-A220-33DC5BE39D16-44896-00001A65708369CF_zps9f017ab1.jpg

You have about 2" top-mount stock depth, maybe an additional .5-.75" depth with a spacer.

lipski24.ml
07-14-2013, 06:51 PM
So what size speakers? 6"? Do you think 6.5" would fit?

gckless
07-14-2013, 07:23 PM
So what size speakers? 6"? Do you think 6.5" would fit?

It's not a standard size speaker. 5.25" or 6.5" will not drop in. Cutout diameter is 5.5", so try to find something that will fit in there or adapters, otherwise you're making your own.

lipski24.ml
07-14-2013, 07:49 PM
****! Alright! Thanks!

dB-SPL
07-14-2013, 07:55 PM
I skipped to the end so I'm sorry if this was already asked. What camera are you using?

gckless
07-14-2013, 08:07 PM
I skipped to the end so I'm sorry if this was already asked. What camera are you using?

The better ones are a Nikon D7000 and the not so good ones are my iPhone.

RangerDangerV2
07-14-2013, 08:09 PM
so... is there a woofer box in all of this? or just an amp rack?

gckless
07-14-2013, 08:12 PM
so... is there a woofer box in all of this? or just an amp rack?

Lol, that's all anyone gives a **** about. No, not yet, should be getting the wood for the box the first week of August though.

RangerDangerV2
07-14-2013, 08:16 PM
Lol, that's all anyone gives a **** about. No, not yet, should be getting the wood for the box the first week of August though.

well... it is probably the largest part of the system... so get on it.

jockhater2
07-14-2013, 08:31 PM
It's sad how subs is all anyone cares abut.
Subscribed to see a real build!

gckless
07-15-2013, 09:54 PM
Got this piece done. This will go where the stock tape player was:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3B309891-F9B6-43F0-86AC-97F125346B4D-47268-00001BD11B8AB95C_zpscd133638.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3F932003-1C6D-4F2C-BFD5-6B2764552BA4-47268-00001BD115A91E3B_zps7e5fc587.jpg

Two USB ports for my 80PRS, a PAC LC-1 for the sub amp, and a voltage meter/ammeter. The dremel slipped when I was cutting the lower USB port, so I had to shift the whole block over, pisses me off. But, I think it still turned out ok.

This is where it will go, once I remove the tape player:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6965107B-07DA-4277-B7BB-CAFE8C292F20-19598-00000EB3EE77089F_zpsc7565145.jpg


treylittlefield, you wanted to see this didn't you?

treylittlefield
07-16-2013, 05:36 PM
i wanted to see it installed, get your *** in gear lol

Looks **** good man. gave me a few ideas :)

2Dcore
07-17-2013, 06:57 AM
Great job so far. Some different stuff. ***** the flock didn't work, I wanted to do that to my ride. Can't wait to see more.

gckless
07-17-2013, 07:52 AM
i wanted to see it installed, get your *** in gear lol

Looks **** good man. gave me a few ideas :)

Yeah man, I know it's slow :(

Waiting on cash more than anything, but pretty much all I need now is my sub box, rear batteries and bus bars for them.


Great job so far. Some different stuff. ***** the flock didn't work, I wanted to do that to my ride. Can't wait to see more.

I'm confident if you used higher quality flock and glue (there's stuff out there designed for outdoor use, like on goose decoys) it would turn out better. But thanks!

treylittlefield
07-17-2013, 12:51 PM
I feel ya on the cash part. Seems like there is always something holding me back. Wether it be cash, time, or weather lol

gckless
07-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Couple quick things. Haven't done much because of this girl:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DSC_5475_zps8671ab24.jpg

I'm volunteering with Guide Dogs of Texas, and I'm boarding (a.k.a. dogsitting) her on weekends.

Anyway, got SHCA wire from Jim this week, 50ft. of OFC. Also got this loom:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A945F9B1-72FB-41FE-B517-E3A302C15800-51386-00001EA74C779227_zps1574075e.jpg

Gave in and bought a torch and vice so I can solder everything:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/55CF6DCD-DB14-4F81-9D92-D0C234F43E22-51386-00001EA7580E515C_zps7286aad5.jpg

Actually, this was my first time soldering these big lugs. I won't not solder again. **** that crimper! Lol.

Cut my front to rear runs of wire. I measured with rope and gave myself extra, so I'm just praying I have enough once I actually get it in the car. Shouldn't have done it this way, but I am bored. Put the loom on, soldered on one side of terminals:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5477_zpsd870d101.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5490_zps7b29ca9b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5492_zps0cbb11d5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5495_zps6804b227.jpg

Also found the best spot ever for my ground:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/IMG_2495_arrow_zpse7a4c059.jpg

Aaaaaaand just a picture for fun:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A0774175-E427-418A-A575-6DC70C87C2AD-51386-00001EA7519FD4F5_zps534127c8.jpg

jockhater2
07-20-2013, 11:02 PM
where did you get that loom for the power/ground wire? is it fabric or a plastic?

gckless
07-20-2013, 11:11 PM
where did you get that loom for the power/ground wire? is it fabric or a plastic?

It's plastic. I like the stuff, wayyyyy better than the standard corrugated loom. Here's the link to the black, they have a bunch of patterns if you look at his other stuff.

1 2 Braided Expandable Sleeving Black Green TR 25ft | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/230616094383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

jockhater2
07-20-2013, 11:20 PM
It's plastic. I like the stuff, wayyyyy better than the standard corrugated loom. Here's the link to the black, they have a bunch of patterns if you look at his other stuff.

1 2 Braided Expandable Sleeving Black Green TR 25ft | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/230616094383?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)

My wiring is already in the car.....but that would be pretty nice to have over it. I think I would put it over 3 of the power runs. Because all of my runs are in black... And the power just has some red tape at the end so I know.

thank you for the find!

jockhater2
07-21-2013, 01:06 PM
Could you link me to where you bought the heat shrink tubing?
I need it big enough for I believe it was 2/0 or 3/0 copper lugs like yours.

gckless
07-21-2013, 01:14 PM
Could you link me to where you bought the heat shrink tubing?
I need it big enough for I believe it was 2/0 or 3/0 copper lugs like yours.

Got them from Jim when I ordered a bunch of stuff, they are SHCA heat shrink. The lugs are 1/0ga. But I'm sure you could get any heat shrink from PE or somewhere, maybe .75" would work?

billetproof97'
07-21-2013, 02:19 PM
this build is sweet. I will be following this. you got some mad skills on that box setup

legendndisguise
07-21-2013, 02:53 PM
Very clean work, keep up the good job. Enjoy seeing people take the time and do it right.

gckless
07-25-2013, 09:26 PM
Got my Vampire Wires RCA's. These will be used from HU to PAC LC-1:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/82702EDF-83A9-4FF3-BB20-2D1D3A8A81E5-1716-000000E87FD1DA2D_zps2cee6de6.jpg

Took out the tape player and got this in:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F7A41D23-9A9D-4288-A426-B67DE85F5FCF-1716-000000E885463F6F_zps54be3849.jpg

Haven't done a whole lot, due to the heat around here and being a bit busy. Waiting on cash flow too so I can get my rear batts, bus bars, and sub box wood. But I'm putting in the HU this weekend, so I'll be without music for a couple weeks. I'm ok with it, I want this **** done.

gckless
07-25-2013, 09:28 PM
Very clean work, keep up the good job. Enjoy seeing people take the time and do it right.


this build is sweet. I will be following this. you got some mad skills on that box setup

Thanks!

jockhater2
07-25-2013, 09:32 PM
Looking sick!

SUNDOWNBITCH
07-25-2013, 09:51 PM
What kind of camera are you using? Gorgeous pics too bro!

gckless
07-25-2013, 09:59 PM
What kind of camera are you using? Gorgeous pics too bro!

Nikon D7000 and my iPhone. I'm pretty sure you can tell the difference lol.

gckless
07-30-2013, 07:30 PM
So, work sent me out of town Saturday and Sunday. Real upset I missed Heatwave in Austin, but it is what it is. Didn't turn out horrible. Went to Cattleman's Steakhouse:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/96DFA1ED-AC4C-4021-9CED-1B4621CF5DF0-5671-0000037C566EFD66_zpsbafc7342.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/68421B75-2E0E-448B-88B6-4486C41769BC-5671-0000037C4E7FC160_zps5a090693.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/AEE48ABB-8A68-4384-BE37-8CB7717A43DB-5671-0000037C62B4D734_zpsf577c3c5.jpg

Got this shirt free at the strip club Saturday night with the purchase of a private dance during some special hour they had going on:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/FA69261F-BB6E-4817-9DDC-F7059B0762EB-5671-0000037C6C30FE61_zps9209d589.jpg

On to the vehicle. Installed my HU and ran the RCA's yesterday:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C6E8A19B-5BDD-4FA7-8EE3-2F3D3E8687A6-5671-0000037C72E03A30_zpsdf11bc30.jpg

So no music right now :/

Did my alternator and front battery today. Was a bit of a hassle putting it in, I needed a bigger belt than what was on there and didn't find out until I was trying to put it on. Had to put the old alt back in and run to Autozone. Here are some comparison pics:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C30D84AA-1D51-4981-897F-6B6DCA3556B4-5671-0000037C8B942E33_zpsd6f50796.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F8742F0F-6A03-4C9F-A3C3-1CFDFA2F573D-5671-0000037C9130C9F7_zps90ada9ac.jpg

Engine bay before:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E52FC4B2-41A9-4CF9-8628-4A99FEDA2417-5671-0000037C862C0DFB_zpsa158fa9a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1A29EE05-21A3-4F8D-A5E9-8D5D0B5F9A31-5671-0000037C80864530_zpsbd83f161.jpg

Engine bay after:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/EBBDBAF4-85DB-4409-B3CF-332978117920-5671-0000037C97471BBC_zpsa4eadf7d.jpg

gckless
07-30-2013, 07:30 PM
And did my Big 2 as well:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6D8F8733-2984-43DF-A8CF-E4E5F3B41C09-5671-0000037C9CA24A0C_zpsec68c761.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9ce0c72d-c0dd-4df3-a404-9374f2372754_zpsf81f36cc.jpg

I'm really proud of that ground. Got a little happy with the torch when I was doing the heatshrink and toasted the loom a little on the one end. Oh well.

So, just waiting on cash. Rear batts and sub box is about what's left. Door panels still need work too, but I've kinda pushed those aside.

jockhater2
07-30-2013, 07:33 PM
I hope I do as clean of a job as you are doing.

gckless
07-30-2013, 08:22 PM
I hope I do as clean of a job as you are doing.

Just take your time man, it's not as hard as it looks!

jockhater2
07-31-2013, 10:14 AM
Just take your time man, it's not as hard as it looks!

It can be tedious though!
And $ is an issue. And up here in wisconsin. It's gna start getting cold in a month. But I have a lot done. But I do want to save up and buy some of that techflex!

gckless
07-31-2013, 12:25 PM
It can be tedious though!
And $ is an issue. And up here in wisconsin. It's gna start getting cold in a month. But I have a lot done. But I do want to save up and buy some of that techflex!

Yeah money is my issue too. Just collect parts over the winter and do it up big in the spring. Or find a heated garage :D

And that loom isn't much, like $10 for 25ft. or so.

gckless
07-31-2013, 12:25 PM
It can be tedious though!
And $ is an issue. And up here in wisconsin. It's gna start getting cold in a month. But I have a lot done. But I do want to save up and buy some of that techflex!

Yeah money is my issue too. Just collect parts over the winter and do it up big in the spring. Or find a heated garage :D

And that loom isn't much, like $10 for 25ft. or so.

jockhater2
07-31-2013, 12:36 PM
Yeah money is my issue too. Just collect parts over the winter and do it up big in the spring. Or find a heated garage :D

And that loom isn't much, like $10 for 25ft. or so.

The loom I am going to do before winter for sure. But I ran out of deadener. But I can finish that next year.

I'll get it done. But I am serious. I hope my stuff turns out looking like yours.

jockhater2
07-31-2013, 12:36 PM
Yeah money is my issue too. Just collect parts over the winter and do it up big in the spring. Or find a heated garage :D

And that loom isn't much, like $10 for 25ft. or so.

The loom I am going to do before winter for sure. But I ran out of deadener. But I can finish that next year.

I'll get it done. But I am serious. I hope my stuff turns out looking like yours.

gckless
08-03-2013, 03:49 PM
And so it's begun, the part that anyone really cares about (which is sad lol):

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/456A3794-9690-4C3E-A174-128F5973E2AC-1154-000000EDA916D1DA_zps5d0f4e83.jpg

Was a ***** getting that wood up to my 3rd floor apartment in the 102 degree heat.

Here's the design for reference:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Custom%20Green%203HP%2015s/PRBoxXray_zpsd52792ad.png

I do have a question here though. Would it be better to have separate chambers and leave that middle brace whole with no cutouts, or one combined chamber and cut out the windows?

Got the basics assembled:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/2F9B55DC-0781-4DEF-A834-B7096EE248C2-1154-000000EDAF3D8CE9_zps5c05eca1.jpg

Now I'm going to be cutting out all 4 baffles, then staining the outer 2 baffles. Should match the amp rack well.

*Ace*
08-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Very nice build!!! I'm diggin the neon green cables!! :)

gckless
08-03-2013, 06:08 PM
Very nice build!!! I'm diggin the neon green cables!! :)

Thanks bro! I really like them too, should stand out against the dark wood and amps.

gckless
08-03-2013, 09:47 PM
A couple teasers :D

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/7272D86C-22A1-4E56-B107-B2EAB1E142E7-1154-0000010F93870793_zpsdece8883.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/9943FDC8-FEC0-4EF5-8B56-375CB25F8BD0-1154-0000010F9974968B_zpsa6b99a19.jpg

gckless
08-04-2013, 10:44 PM
Replaced the belt with a smaller one. Went from 967 to 960. Before:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D9A4C8A0-887D-472E-A9E6-0EE960321E1A-1154-0000017C749622A0_zpscf9fdb62.jpg

After:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/307F7587-7CEB-41E5-9AF7-AEB746E66E40-1154-0000017C79F4058B_zps841acfc6.jpg

Worked on the box some more:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/04CA5E6E-0C81-4796-AB42-26342C98F558-1154-0000017C81DD461C_zps472e34d5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/163FA9EF-CE7A-4669-AA0A-86AA27ADC744-1154-0000017C8827307A_zps96888beb.jpg

Cut one of the flush baffles. This is it just placed on top:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/A737C1EC-F935-42CE-891B-25CE9A26A9AC-1154-0000017C8E4160C5_zps8056a570.jpg

Will be cutting the top flush baffle tomorrow. Still haven't decided what order I want to stain, carpet the box, and glue the baffles on in. I think I might glue the baffles on, carpet the box, and then stain the baffles last. I think that might work the best.

04murdalanche
08-05-2013, 01:37 AM
Lookin **** good man

gckless
08-05-2013, 09:18 PM
Got the two baffles cut and routed with a 1/8" roundover:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/D30A014C-E2D4-4958-8612-54FF0B4D7E09-2530-000001D9B94B1A45_zps5bc14a97.jpg

I'm kinda stuck and need help. Don't know what order to stain the two baffles, glue them on, and carpet the rest of the box in. I am thinking glue them on, hit all edges with a flush trim bit, stain them, tape them off well, and then carpet the rest of the box. Anyone have any ideas?

gckless
08-07-2013, 09:27 PM
More work on muh box. Here it is being glued down, and I also added screws from the inside:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/ADFA876C-AD3B-4CE3-84CF-A666EA4575DE-632-00000046CAA0F7FE_zps35503512.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/4B872682-C50D-482C-A650-F81DA9C275F1-632-00000046D471E449_zps4bd88b95.jpg

Next day:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/227C2AC9-4245-4448-8D9B-4EA028714222-632-00000046E010698F_zpse4968084.jpg

I'll be using these binding posts. I really like these, used them on my last two boxes too.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/D4F41490-CB86-4443-BDB0-1CD42F6221CB-632-00000047409F5E5A_zps06c12677.jpg

Final mockup before stain and carpet. And of course, I had to snap a few extra pics :)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5501_zps3db7b56b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5500_zps38ce373c.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5498_zps356cbc92.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5503_zpsa0433121.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5506_zps39164c49.jpg

gckless
08-07-2013, 09:27 PM
(10 images per post really blows. Continued...)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5507_zps382a6564.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5508_zps73347356.jpg

I'm really happy with this. Hope I don't screw it up in the finishing stage :/

jockhater2
08-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Such skill!!!!

gckless
08-08-2013, 04:24 PM
Such skill!!!!

Thanks bro! I'm just trying not to **** it up lol.

gckless
08-08-2013, 10:51 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/3E01B36C-1D4A-40F6-BBF5-08119D940FDF-632-000000B62EB53734_zpsc3aec103.jpg

:D




Edit: WOW, horrible picture. Don't worry, more to come after polyurethane ;)

jockhater2
08-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Thanks bro! I'm just trying not to **** it up lol.

It doesn't look like you could. You know what you are doing for sure

gckless
08-08-2013, 11:26 PM
It doesn't look like you could. You know what you are doing for sure

I'm glad it appears that way lol, because I'm learning as I go along.

jockhater2
08-09-2013, 12:33 PM
I'm glad it appears that way lol, because I'm learning as I go along.

Really? What is exactly new for you in this build?

gckless
08-09-2013, 01:11 PM
Really? What is exactly new for you in this build?

Tweeter install was new, doing fiberglass work was new, deadening this much, running this much power, passive radiators are new, this much woodworking, running active will be new. This is only my second real install man.

Silver-N-Black
08-09-2013, 01:29 PM
**** bro just saw this build, now I have to read all of 8 pages.

Sick box man loving how it came out. How long have you been working on the box?

quakerroatmeal
08-09-2013, 02:16 PM
You're doing the wood work / cutting in your apartment? Everything looks good. Those subs look so ****. Maybe re-finish the rubber on the magnets so they're nice and black.

gckless
08-09-2013, 06:05 PM
**** bro just saw this build, now I have to read all of 8 pages.

Sick box man loving how it came out. How long have you been working on the box?

Thanks! I think I got the wood a week ago from Home Depot.


You're doing the wood work / cutting in your apartment? Everything looks good. Those subs look so ****. Maybe re-finish the rubber on the magnets so they're nice and black.

Yep, everything in my apartment. Well, cut most of the wood out on the porch. And there's no boot on the magnets, that's a bare *** :D

jockhater2
08-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Tweeter install was new, doing fiberglass work was new, deadening this much, running this much power, passive radiators are new, this much woodworking, running active will be new. This is only my second real install man.

Really? How did you learn the fiberglassing?
I am seriously impressed. You've learned more than I have that is for sure.
I want to do a Passive radiator set up too. But don't have the $ yet. But I do want to try it.

What is the gross volume of your box?

gckless
08-10-2013, 12:14 PM
Really? How did you learn the fiberglassing?
I am seriously impressed. You've learned more than I have that is for sure.
I want to do a Passive radiator set up too. But don't have the $ yet. But I do want to try it.

What is the gross volume of your box?

Fiberglass I just did. It takes some practice lol. That was my first time and it didn't turn out that great. My box is right around 8.5 cubes. I don't remember the exact number.

Trey803
08-10-2013, 12:33 PM
you play guitar I see, or maybe bass guitar?

jockhater2
08-10-2013, 01:10 PM
Fiberglass I just did. It takes some practice lol. That was my first time and it didn't turn out that great. My box is right around 8.5 cubes. I don't remember the exact number.

Nevermind haha. I thought it looked a tad smaller than that.

Fiberglass is something I have to learn eventually. It seems pretty important in this hobby.

gckless
08-10-2013, 01:31 PM
you play guitar I see, or maybe bass guitar?

Yep, guitar.

gckless
08-10-2013, 01:32 PM
you play guitar I see, or maybe bass guitar?

Yep, guitar.

gckless
08-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Nevermind haha. I thought it looked a tad smaller than that.

Fiberglass is something I have to learn eventually. It seems pretty important in this hobby.

Yeah man, it's pretty big. Just looks smaller because the subs go to the edges basically.

gckless
08-11-2013, 09:03 PM
1 coat of stain, 2 coats of polyurethane. Let it dry 24 hours before this:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/39735431-9BF5-4DDF-B800-3A0D1D8E6FCE-2204-00000163D2783A72_zpscad1252f.jpg

Prepping for carpet.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/5E90C4D5-D460-4A82-A7C1-B107CDCB2695-2204-00000163D89BFA57_zpscf6760ed.jpg

Behold!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5509_zps038676eb.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5512_zps6607d910.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5510_zpsd56f5aed.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5511_zpsa74bb6bf.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5515_zps03ebdfa3.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5513_zpsb3030c27.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5514_zps71bcf025.jpg


SO happy I didn't screw it up. The carpet cuts along the bottom aren't the cleanest but most of those are hidden. Very happy with this.

gckless
08-12-2013, 12:06 AM
Wiring done

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5517_zps26857172.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5518_zps149fd8a5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5519_zpsfc67dfa2.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5520_zpsf43e8a2a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5521_zps0e34290f.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5523_zpsa3375b49.jpg

jockhater2
08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
I guess it's hard to see your "mistakes" because we aren't there. But from pictures. It looks really cool. Not your ordinary everyday box.

Silver-N-Black
08-12-2013, 10:55 AM
So, haven't done a whole lot. Just worked on this POS speaker baffle and my amp rack/batt box some.

Mid baffle first. Pretty embarrassed to show this, but whatever. It turned out looking like a 4th grader made it. But, you won't be able to see them once I get the door panels reworked, and they seem pretty strong, so I'm not too concerned with it. I'm sticking to bondo from now on.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88B742EC-308C-471E-AFB4-C66C1FC7326E-27437-00000F2FD1B9E089_zpsba117e43.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3F12C6B7-3AA1-43CC-BDC3-971C92AF08CC-32959-000012F550DA94D9_zpsaf1bfd5a.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/60152898-C766-49E8-A87F-194426410D8F-32959-000012F561AA882D_zps848bdbd0.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F1A16227-62D3-4486-83BE-9F93AB9AE7BE-32959-000012F558801346_zps088d3996.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/065AAAA7-1E5D-4562-826A-8A522627E4EE-32959-000012F56C93C2CE_zps05c39bf9.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/732DDF03-6A78-4942-B7F3-4FA729B9D38E-32959-000012F58AF1E637_zpsbc1ab820.jpg

I'm thinking of buying 2 set of these mids hope you can help me out. What's the outer diameter of the Mid baffle? Trying to see if glassing my doors a bit different would allow me to fit them.

jaeguerra909
08-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Couple quick things. Haven't done much because of this girl:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DSC_5475_zps8671ab24.jpg

I'm volunteering with Guide Dogs of Texas, and I'm boarding (a.k.a. dogsitting) her on weekends.

Anyway, got SHCA wire from Jim this week, 50ft. of OFC. Also got this loom:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A945F9B1-72FB-41FE-B517-E3A302C15800-51386-00001EA74C779227_zps1574075e.jpg

Gave in and bought a torch and vice so I can solder everything:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/55CF6DCD-DB14-4F81-9D92-D0C234F43E22-51386-00001EA7580E515C_zps7286aad5.jpg

Actually, this was my first time soldering these big lugs. I won't not solder again. **** that crimper! Lol.

Cut my front to rear runs of wire. I measured with rope and gave myself extra, so I'm just praying I have enough once I actually get it in the car. Shouldn't have done it this way, but I am bored. Put the loom on, soldered on one side of terminals:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5477_zpsd870d101.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5490_zps7b29ca9b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5492_zps0cbb11d5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5495_zps6804b227.jpg

Also found the best spot ever for my ground:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/IMG_2495_arrow_zpse7a4c059.jpg

Aaaaaaand just a picture for fun:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A0774175-E427-418A-A575-6DC70C87C2AD-51386-00001EA7519FD4F5_zps534127c8.jpg

I love soldering :) comes out so much cleaner and if u do a **** good job those ******* will never fall off. I dont trust crimping.

gckless
08-12-2013, 09:05 PM
I guess it's hard to see your "mistakes" because we aren't there. But from pictures. It looks really cool. Not your ordinary everyday box.

I went out of my way to make it different.


I'm thinking of buying 2 set of these mids hope you can help me out. What's the outer diameter of the Mid baffle? Trying to see if glassing my doors a bit different would allow me to fit them.

I can't tell you for sure right now, I'm up in D.C. this week. I could measure for sure when I got home Friday if ya want. But I do have my CA notebook, and I'm pretty sure I have 7-1/8" for the outside and 5-7/8" for the inside of the baffle. I didn't label this drawing, but that sounds right.


I love soldering :) comes out so much cleaner and if u do a **** good job those ******* will never fall off. I dont trust crimping.

Yeah man, I won't crimp anything bigger than 8ga again. Solder fo sho. I did crimp my 8ga sub wires, but I KNOW those are **** tight.

jockhater2
08-13-2013, 03:37 PM
well your stuff is definitely unique and like no one else!

treylittlefield
08-14-2013, 10:22 PM
That box is ****. And I'm digging the wiring for the subs. Very smart.

gckless
08-16-2013, 01:21 PM
I'm just gonna leave these right here:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5691_zps8344feb7.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5691_zps8344feb7.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5696_zps99991235.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5696_zps99991235.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5715_zpseb2c90f8.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5715_zpseb2c90f8.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5684_zpsfccc6e83.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5684_zpsfccc6e83.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5705_zpsb5dc63be.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5705_zpsb5dc63be.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5704_zps483c319b.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5704_zps483c319b.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5668_zps28e03a6f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5668_zps28e03a6f.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5712_zps6aaa5996.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5712_zps6aaa5996.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5710_zps4fe24f37.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5710_zps4fe24f37.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5707_zps98e5a5c2.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Dual%2015%20PR%20Box/DSC_5707_zps98e5a5c2.jpg.html)

gckless
08-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Also picked these up on my way home from the airport:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6F9B9F7A-0F40-4C49-A0C9-F41FE62B3431-2879-000001F616DE5E00_zpsfac38498.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6F9B9F7A-0F40-4C49-A0C9-F41FE62B3431-2879-000001F616DE5E00_zpsfac38498.jpg.html)

And this was waiting on my doorstep:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/23B6C4EE-1736-4E2F-913C-B0108745D91C-2879-000001F60F84207C_zpse9ca94a9.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/23B6C4EE-1736-4E2F-913C-B0108745D91C-2879-000001F60F84207C_zpse9ca94a9.jpg.html)

iiJonathan
08-17-2013, 06:32 PM
Just finished all 9 pages, looks absolutely amazing! I've been into car audio heavily for about 8 months now, and I've gotta figure out how those radiators work. Good luck on the build, I bet that box is heavy as ****.

gckless
08-17-2013, 09:25 PM
Just finished all 9 pages, looks absolutely amazing! I've been into car audio heavily for about 8 months now, and I've gotta figure out how those radiators work. Good luck on the build, I bet that box is heavy as ****.

Thanks bro! I posted a couple links way back in the build log I think about PR's, let me know if you don't find them, I can dig them up. But they're pretty simple, instead of tuning a port by making it longer (which changes the mass of the air inside the port, make a port longer to tune lower, more mass), you tune a PR by adding weight. More mass equals a lower tune. And the box isn't too bad, about 70lbs. unloaded. Birch is a wonderful wood :) But I still got a guy coming tomorrow to help me get it downstairs, I don't want to nick dat finish!

gckless
08-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Was outside literally the whole day. Got my wire ran, soldered a few remaining terminals, got the amp rack in, amps wired up temporarily. This is what under my hood looks like now:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B68D673E-0B33-4D92-9D76-8C1DBCBA7E13-4189-000002BFC5076853_zpscefe9416.jpg

Lololololololololololol, here's the inside of my amp rack:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C3B6AA24-6178-4308-8CFB-30DC762A87C4-4189-000002BFCD0F66A9_zpscdc2879b.jpg

That's only temporary. PapaGeno21 is making me buss bars right now, should have them by next weekend, and everything will get cleaned up then.

But here's a quick, blurry pic of how it looks:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/92878D11-1DB9-48E2-BBCA-EE7BF032B071-4189-000002BFD2688387_zpse9c2d774.jpg

Didn't get speakers or anything wired in yet, that will be tomorrow. Got a dude coming over to help me get the sub box downstairs too.

The voltage meter/ammeter lights up too. I didn't fry it KHA :)
Will just have to see if it's actually reading amperage once I get some music going. The voltage is accurate, measured with my DMM.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/22A43F10-AB7C-4BC7-9A6A-9FFBF204EDA1-4189-000002BFD76394F4_zps982723c7.jpg

14.8V cold idle, fell to 14.6V warm idle. I'm good with that :)

She lives today. She breathes tomorrow.

jockhater2
08-18-2013, 01:20 AM
wow. I love that amp rack

gckless
08-18-2013, 07:17 PM
So, ran into some issues. Leviathan took a dump :(
Good news is that Vertex Audio is amazing, and gonna work with Zed and get the amp fixed with no costs to me. They are awesome, if you haven't checked them out, do it now.

Anyway, I found an old MTX 50Wx4 @ 4ohm amp, so my mids are very underpowered, but I have a front stage.

Here's a pic of the amp rack with the Zed still hooked up. I love it!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/61D5D73C-191C-4749-A696-0CE5F6D06A31-5225-0000034C1ABF8AF3_zpsaa1df99e.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/61D5D73C-191C-4749-A696-0CE5F6D06A31-5225-0000034C1ABF8AF3_zpsaa1df99e.jpg.html)

And the 5.0k wiring. It's so smexy!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F6906083-2146-4D03-B3DE-311D43C92771-5225-0000034C3049967E_zpsea552dbb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F6906083-2146-4D03-B3DE-311D43C92771-5225-0000034C3049967E_zpsea552dbb.jpg.html)

Here's the temp amp in the battery box:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4820C072-C5F5-49B5-830A-00F40F565E83-5225-0000034C223B3E9A_zpsd88098fe.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4820C072-C5F5-49B5-830A-00F40F565E83-5225-0000034C223B3E9A_zpsd88098fe.jpg.html)

And a wider view of the clusterfuck of wiring. Can anyone see why I have engine whine????? Lmao!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A71B1F3D-ABE2-44B2-A745-0BD40A304CD9-5225-0000034C2830687E_zpsb62ddb50.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A71B1F3D-ABE2-44B2-A745-0BD40A304CD9-5225-0000034C2830687E_zpsb62ddb50.jpg.html)

And suddenly, I haz da bass!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/45DD0596-040B-460F-ACFD-FBBFF6698EE3-5225-0000034C385AC92A_zps73d0dbca.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/45DD0596-040B-460F-ACFD-FBBFF6698EE3-5225-0000034C385AC92A_zps73d0dbca.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/10E3F981-4752-4800-B294-870206F3EBBE-5225-0000034C3D4DA32D_zps91c11fca.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/10E3F981-4752-4800-B294-870206F3EBBE-5225-0000034C3D4DA32D_zps91c11fca.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2E14877E-C213-4608-9429-83382B142A03-5225-0000034C41FBB63F_zps21fa40e3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2E14877E-C213-4608-9429-83382B142A03-5225-0000034C41FBB63F_zps21fa40e3.jpg.html)

Now, I don't know if it's just because I haven't had music in here for like a month, or if I just haven't been in loud vehicles, or it's just because it's mine, or what it is, but this is the loudest vehicle I've been in. Here are some vids:

First Walkaround - YouTube (http://youtu.be/7TGk-dNuaHE)

System - Day 1 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/Kmx3um-pEjs)

Vids don't really show much, I did a decent job deadening I guess. It's much more impressive inside the vehicle.

Voltage is rock steady with only one additional G31. The ammeter does work! But I think for some reason the scale is way off, seems as though a reading of 010 means one hundred. Not sure, I'll watch it more, but I don't think I seen a reading of over like 025, so that makes sense based on where my gains are and the size of the amp.

Right now, the PR's have no additional weight. Haven't found the tuning right now, haven't done any testing like that yet. Gain was also set by hand, so it's not tuned at all. This was day 1, it's only getting better from here :)

I'm not worrying about my front stage right now until the Zed gets back.

treylittlefield
08-18-2013, 08:18 PM
that looks awesome man, what were you external dimensions on your box? how far are ya off the hatch?

***** about your leviathan. i had problems twice outta mine, once my fault the other not. and Mr. Mantz took care of me very well. he is a very intelligent man for sure.

gckless
08-18-2013, 08:24 PM
that looks awesome man, what were you external dimensions on your box? how far are ya off the hatch?

***** about your leviathan. i had problems twice outta mine, once my fault the other not. and Mr. Mantz took care of me very well. he is a very intelligent man for sure.

Box is 19" high and 37.5" wide. Fits so perfectly between the wheel wells. Ya know, I didn't measure how far off I am, but it should be 5-6".

What were the problems on yours? Vertex is taking care of me, they're going to talk to him tomorrow and then get me in touch with him.

iiJonathan
08-18-2013, 08:45 PM
Watched the video! I looked up the PR's and how they work and it makes sense, having no port walls to take up mass, do the 18's add to the surface area of your setup or since they are unpowered they don't really add? They are still pushing air obviously seeing your setup. But it definitely looks SIICKKK. Love the green fleks.

gckless
08-18-2013, 09:08 PM
Watched the video! I looked up the PR's and how they work and it makes sense, having no port walls to take up mass, do the 18's add to the surface area of your setup or since they are unpowered they don't really add? They are still pushing air obviously seeing your setup. But it definitely looks SIICKKK. Love the green fleks.

The PR's function the same as a port, so they add as much as a port would. It's not the same as adding more powered woofers to a ported enclosure, if that's what you're talking about when you say adding surface area. But thanks!

armykyle1
08-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Really nice build man. Clean work.

Side note, my Leviathan took a dump on me too. No idea why either. Wasn't playing hard, no bumps in the road, just fizzled out... I gotta get a shipping box for it and get it fixed.

treylittlefield
08-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Box is 19" high and 37.5" wide. Fits so perfectly between the wheel wells. Ya know, I didn't measure how far off I am, but it should be 5-6".

What were the problems on yours? Vertex is taking care of me, they're going to talk to him tomorrow and then get me in touch with him.

I had a version 1 I believe. First time it got wet due to a leaking bed cover. Second time it was either very high noise floor or alt whine. He fixed it and I got him to upgrade the power. Did 180x6@8 ohms lol

gckless
08-19-2013, 12:56 PM
Really nice build man. Clean work.

Side note, my Leviathan took a dump on me too. No idea why either. Wasn't playing hard, no bumps in the road, just fizzled out... I gotta get a shipping box for it and get it fixed.

Thanks.

You hear a lot of problems with these amps. It's unfortunate.


I had a version 1 I believe. First time it got wet due to a leaking bed cover. Second time it was either very high noise floor or alt whine. He fixed it and I got him to upgrade the power. Did 180x6@8 ohms lol

Yeah the v1's had some problems. And that's a crazy amount of power o.0
I want that! How much did that cost?

treylittlefield
08-19-2013, 01:06 PM
I think mine was a v.2 and it would only run 4 ohm stereo and 8 ohm bridged at the lowest impedance. That's the only thing that ****** about it. Worked great or pro audio stuff though

gckless
08-19-2013, 08:27 PM
So, tuned at 35Hz as of now. That's with no additional weight on the PR's. Want to listen to it a bit, get a baseline established in my head, that way when I change things and add weight I have something to compare to. Here's a quick video on finding tuning without math:

How to Find Passive Radiator Tuning - YouTube

gckless
08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
So, drove around for about an hour and a half. These are starting to break in. Truck sealed, passenger door open, sitting in drivers seat today was the first time that it messed with my nose and breathing through my nose. My rear glass now squeaks when driving around with no music just from road bumps lol. I'm gonna have no car left in like a month :(
Can't wait until my Levi gets back so I can start playing with and tuning the front stage, and see what I can do for SQ. Love the PAC LC-1, I'll be able to get these subs to blend pretty decent.

Got a couple listening notes pertaining to my substage (which is crossed at 63Hz):
- Tuning is higher than I like it. I can hear I'm missing some notes below about 30 or so.
- Output falls fast. Tuning is 35, output falls but is audible until about 30, and depending on volume, is basically gone by about 28.

My plan is to tune down in 2Hz steps, down to about 22Hz. I'll play each tuning frequency for atleast five hours of listening time in order to make a decent determination of what my impressions are.

ffkk
08-21-2013, 04:22 AM
So, drove around for about an hour and a half. These are starting to break in. Truck sealed, passenger door open, sitting in drivers seat today was the first time that it messed with my nose and breathing through my nose. My rear glass now squeaks when driving around with no music just from road bumps lol. I'm gonna have no car left in like a month :(
Can't wait until my Levi gets back so I can start playing with and tuning the front stage, and see what I can do for SQ. Love the PAC LC-1, I'll be able to get these subs to blend pretty decent.

Got a couple listening notes pertaining to my substage (which is crossed at 63Hz):
- Tuning is higher than I like it. I can hear I'm missing some notes below about 30 or so.
- Output falls fast. Tuning is 35, output falls but is audible until about 30, and depending on volume, is basically gone by about 28.

My plan is to tune down in 2Hz steps, down to about 22Hz. I'll play each tuning frequency for atleast five hours of listening time in order to make a decent determination of what my impressions are.

you doing this by ear with single frequency tracks or using an RTA?

gckless
08-21-2013, 06:38 AM
you doing this by ear with single frequency tracks or using an RTA?

I am finding tuning with single frequency tones. I'm noticing output fall mostly by ear, but confirming with tones as well. I am using a 1/3 octave RTA as well, which is mostly an afterthought at this point. I'll be using the RTA much more once I get my Levi back and start dialing in the front stage.

ffkk
08-21-2013, 07:52 AM
I am finding tuning with single frequency tones. I'm noticing output fall mostly by ear, but confirming with tones as well. I am using a 1/3 octave RTA as well, which is mostly an afterthought at this point. I'll be using the RTA much more once I get my Levi back and start dialing in the front stage.

I wish I could get my hands on one of those RTA's :crying:

Great build log.

gckless
08-21-2013, 11:31 AM
I wish I could get my hands on one of those RTA's :crying:

Great build log.

I got mine for $40. If you've got a smartphone you can too. AudioTools app and Dayton iMM-6 mic :)
Pretty sure I posted it up a little bit back.

Silver-N-Black
08-21-2013, 03:53 PM
I'm thinking of buying 2 set of these mids hope you can help me out. What's the outer diameter of the Mid baffle? Trying to see if glassing my doors a bit different would allow me to fit them.

Any info on this?

gckless
08-21-2013, 04:45 PM
Any info on this?

Oh shoot man, sorry about that! You're talking about the very outside edge, the edge outside of the mounting screws right? I just measured 7-1/4".

Silver-N-Black
08-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Oh shoot man, sorry about that! You're talking about the very outside edge, the edge outside of the mounting screws right? I just measured 7-1/4".

Cool thats what i need it thank you.

gckless
08-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Got a box in the mail from @papageno21 today. Here's what was inside the box:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D10FE48E-4C8F-4A99-BC42-B37C40F49EA4-8754-00000531E961911C_zpsd1c10919.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D10FE48E-4C8F-4A99-BC42-B37C40F49EA4-8754-00000531E961911C_zpsd1c10919.jpg.html)

Didn't even have the decency to spell it out -_-

And inside that were these:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/22178EDB-8536-4B6C-9893-236C90BFC2B6-8754-00000531F02428D9_zps539f1907.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/22178EDB-8536-4B6C-9893-236C90BFC2B6-8754-00000531F02428D9_zps539f1907.jpg.html)

Gonna do these this weekend. Also gonna visit Lowe's and snag some washers for my PR's. Gonna tune it down, and actually set my gains.

Also sent out the Levi today.

jockhater2
08-22-2013, 07:26 PM
LOL did he really write that on the outside of the package?

gckless
08-22-2013, 09:16 PM
LOL did he really write that on the outside of the package?

Lol no, it was inside a flat-rate box.

gckless
08-23-2013, 06:51 PM
So, first thing I did after work was tune this box down. Added 20 washers to each PR. Don't know the weight of each washer, but I know the count, so it's not super important right now.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/0F8120A4-2FD4-452F-9D7F-8FA17BE84F6A-9531-0000059834F54627_zps6f394e46.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/0F8120A4-2FD4-452F-9D7F-8FA17BE84F6A-9531-0000059834F54627_zps6f394e46.jpg.html)

Did the cone resonance test again, and found my tuning to now be at 27Hz.

Next thing I did was set the gain on my 5.0k. Used a 50Hz -5dB tone. First I found what I was at, then I adjusted gain until I was at my target voltage of 65V, which is about 4200W RMS. Here's my findings:

Before adjusting gain:
A/C Voltage: 36V
Wattage: ~1300W

After adjusting gain:
A/C Voltage: 65V
Wattage: ~4200W

Yep, all those videos above (and what you heard FamousMassacre and myjaja) are with these two subs on 1300W, so roughly 650W to each sub. Tuning was at 35Hz.

This tuning is much better. I'm not missing notes down below, and I can hear the peak that was around 36-45 flatten out a little. Playing 27Hz at 4200W, my PR's are crying. Just screaming for mercy. These things are moving a LOT. Thinkin about tuning down just so I can have a little leeway in their movement. On the other hand, part of me just says **** it, if they shred I'll have PSI build them better next time.

More to come, haven't played it barely at all. Need to find somewhere to go where I won't **** everyone off lol. But things are moving around on my vehicle much more now.

Trey803
08-23-2013, 07:23 PM
the amp inside the box...

is it okay to have speaker wires passing in/around near the power wires?

nice build I wish I had the space for all of that

gckless
08-23-2013, 07:26 PM
the amp inside the box...

is it okay to have speaker wires passing in/around near the power wires?

nice build I wish I had the space for all of that

Lol, I know. It's only temporary.

Why wouldn't it be? I have a little engine whine, but very slight, and can't hear it once I turn the HU up to talking volume or higher.

gckless
08-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Got my buss bars installed this morning.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C9524875-1CA1-4D5D-BEA3-4ECDCE85C0F4-10610-0000062FC3B8EAE7_zps90482dd6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C9524875-1CA1-4D5D-BEA3-4ECDCE85C0F4-10610-0000062FC3B8EAE7_zps90482dd6.jpg.html)

Kudos to PapaGeno21, he made these, and they were perfect, dropped right on to the terminals without me having to move the batteries at all. Wiring still isn't real clean, but better. Can't really do TOO much with that temp amp in there. I'll be doing cable management once the Levi gets back and I can get that MTX out of there.

Really the only thing left to do is figure out how I'm gonna cover the mids.

By the way this tuning is so much better for my tastes.

Finally vacuumed and cleaned the truck too. Gonna head down to the weekly car meet tonight, we'll see what happens.

gckless
08-24-2013, 11:24 PM
Went to the local weekly car show tonight, gave a couple demos. I'm starting to get the feeling I don't have enough PR area for my power. At tuning (which is 27Hz right now), at full tilt (which is 4200W right now), the PR's are making mechanical noises. Traveling a buttload, has to be at or **** near their 3.5" p-p rating. Not sure my subs really like 4200W either though, the motors are getting warm. Then again it's ******* 92 degrees at 10 o'clock. **** Texas.

Also noticed that it's not really that loud outside the car, but once you close the hatch, inside the car is decently loud. Loading is an amazing thing.

I can't wait until I get my Levi back. Because then I can start worrying about tuning the front stage and blending everything, and that means lower sub levels. Right now all I really care about are the subs.

I already want to be louder.

04murdalanche
08-25-2013, 01:24 AM
Got my buss bars installed this morning.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C9524875-1CA1-4D5D-BEA3-4ECDCE85C0F4-10610-0000062FC3B8EAE7_zps90482dd6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C9524875-1CA1-4D5D-BEA3-4ECDCE85C0F4-10610-0000062FC3B8EAE7_zps90482dd6.jpg.html)


Loving the bars bro.. You gonna add another? Looks like there's certainly room for one, I may have missed it where you said how many you planned on running.


Went to the local weekly car show tonight, gave a couple demos. I'm starting to get the feeling I don't have enough PR area for my power. At tuning (which is 27Hz right now), at full tilt (which is 4200W right now), the PR's are making mechanical noises. Traveling a buttload, has to be at or **** near their 3.5" p-p rating. Not sure my subs really like 4200W either though, the motors are getting warm. Then again it's ******* 92 degrees at 10 o'clock. **** Texas.

Also noticed that it's not really that loud outside the car, but once you close the hatch, inside the car is decently loud. Loading is an amazing thing.

I can't wait until I get my Levi back. Because then I can start worrying about tuning the front stage and blending everything, and that means lower sub levels. Right now all I really care about are the subs.

I already want to be louder.

Mayne.. You're gonna have to ditch the PRs. I don't think your subs are able to breathe really. Considering their "sealed" for a lack of better term. I think if you did a normal ported box you'd have better output, not what you wanna hear. And you don't have to listen to me, that's just I personal opinion. Even though I think the PRs are ******.. I just feel like their limiting your set up

jockhater2
08-25-2013, 01:57 AM
Loving the bars bro.. You gonna add another? Looks like there's certainly room for one, I may have missed it where you said how many you planned on running.



Mayne.. You're gonna have to ditch the PRs. I don't think your subs are able to breathe really. Considering their "sealed" for a lack of better term. I think if you did a normal ported box you'd have better output, not what you wanna hear. And you don't have to listen to me, that's just I personal opinion. Even though I think the PRs are ******.. I just feel like their limiting your set up

A ported set up would be louder. But the whole point of a PR set up is that it is more musical with better output over a sealed set up.
He made the right choice.
It should be about the music...

04murdalanche
08-25-2013, 01:59 AM
A ported set up would be louder. But the whole point of a PR set up is that it is more musical with better output over a sealed set up.
He made the right choice.
It should be about the music...


I agree with you.. But he's saying he wants to be louder already. Sooo, what. Drop another how much, to have them build better PRs with more cone area that he doesn't have room for anyways? A ported set up will still be musical

jockhater2
08-25-2013, 01:59 AM
Went to the local weekly car show tonight, gave a couple demos. I'm starting to get the feeling I don't have enough PR area for my power. At tuning (which is 27Hz right now), at full tilt (which is 4200W right now), the PR's are making mechanical noises. Traveling a buttload, has to be at or **** near their 3.5" p-p rating. Not sure my subs really like 4200W either though, the motors are getting warm. Then again it's ******* 92 degrees at 10 o'clock. **** Texas.

Also noticed that it's not really that loud outside the car, but once you close the hatch, inside the car is decently loud. Loading is an amazing thing.

I can't wait until I get my Levi back. Because then I can start worrying about tuning the front stage and blending everything, and that means lower sub levels. Right now all I really care about are the subs.

I already want to be louder.

TaylorFade ;
ciaonzo ; keep_hope_alive ;

jockhater2
08-25-2013, 02:23 AM
I agree with you.. But he's saying he wants to be louder already. Sooo, what. Drop another how much, to have them build better PRs with more cone area that he doesn't have room for anyways? A ported set up will still be musical

Well. If louder is his goals. That would be the way to do it.
I agree ported is musical. I can't tell the difference. You just lose the ability to play every frequency loudly.

04murdalanche
08-25-2013, 02:55 AM
Well. If louder is his goals. That would be the way to do it.
I agree ported is musical. I can't tell the difference. You just lose the ability to play every frequency loudly.

if i can play 25-50 strongly im a happy happy man, not sure about Gil though

gckless
08-25-2013, 10:19 AM
Loving the bars bro.. You gonna add another? Looks like there's certainly room for one, I may have missed it where you said how many you planned on running.



Mayne.. You're gonna have to ditch the PRs. I don't think your subs are able to breathe really. Considering their "sealed" for a lack of better term. I think if you did a normal ported box you'd have better output, not what you wanna hear. And you don't have to listen to me, that's just I personal opinion. Even though I think the PRs are ******.. I just feel like their limiting your set up

Originally I was going to run 3, and that's why the bars are bigger, a third would drop right in there. On 5k I would need it. But right now with 2, it only drops into the 13's, and that's at idle, with gains set for 4200W. With these subs, I'm thinking about keeping gain around 3800-4k. They are rated for 1800W each. That would ensure life out of them, and would limit the problem I'm having with the PR's right now. Well, that's what I'm thinking anyway. Experimentation will prove that. Then again, I still have to see if the PR Vd is actually a problem. To do that, I'm gonna change tuning, and see if they do that at another tuning.

And no doubt about limiting output. I knew that going in. The resistance the PR's add drop output by something like 3dB, though I'm not sure I've ever seen a side-by-side test done, that number has just kinda been thrown around. If maximum output is a goal, PR's are not for you in most cases. I still want to get the Levi back and see how good I can get this thing to sound. At full tilt on anything above 30Hz, there's no noise from this at all, just smooth output. I almost definitely will eventually build a ported enclosure, but that's more to compare vs. the PR enclosure than to actually be louder. At this point I just WANT to be louder, and am not actually going to take steps to be louder, does that make sense? Everyone wants to be louder :D


A ported set up would be louder. But the whole point of a PR set up is that it is more musical with better output over a sealed set up.
He made the right choice.
It should be about the music...

This. You lose some output, goal is being more musical.


I agree with you.. But he's saying he wants to be louder already. Sooo, what. Drop another how much, to have them build better PRs with more cone area that he doesn't have room for anyways? A ported set up will still be musical

Definitely don't have more cone area room. But see, with PR's, it's not just cone area you need, it's Vd that you're concerned with, which is cone area times travel (Xmax). I may end up bugging Jacob to build me a set with his new parts :D


if i can play 25-50 strongly im a happy happy man, not sure about Gil though

25-50Hz strongly is good, fo sho. I am happy to play that strong too. Main reason I tried PR's was experimentation. One of the reasons I did that was because they are supposed to be smoother, if you will. That, and no one else really uses them (whether that's for a good reason or not I am finding out). I'm sure you'll agree that the sound of everyone's 25-50Hz sweep is not the same, even if you're around the same output level.

jockhater2
08-25-2013, 11:46 AM
if i can play 25-50 strongly im a happy happy man, not sure about Gil though

PR is something I am interested in because I mostly listen to metal.

keep_hope_alive
08-25-2013, 12:10 PM
be patient.

how much tuning have you done with the PR's? there is a delicate balance there.

and it is likely you are giving the subs too much power. the point of having that much on reserve is for dynamic range. you don't need to try and use it all, all the time.

gckless
08-25-2013, 12:55 PM
be patient.

how much tuning have you done with the PR's? there is a delicate balance there.

and it is likely you are giving the subs too much power. the point of having that much on reserve is for dynamic range. you don't need to try and use it all, all the time.

I haven't done a whole lot. I'm not going to change the setup yet, and I definitely plan on doing more testing. I've only really listened to it tuned to 35hz (unweighted) and 27Hz, which is what I have it at now.

And I agree about the subs power. Right now I'm at 4200W with a -5dB tone (the amp is a 5k). Going to reset it today for ~3700W with a -3dB tone.

armykyle1
08-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Needs more cow bell!


Nice updates

gckless
08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
So, retuned gain tonight. Went from ~4200W with a -5dB tone to ~3800W with a -3dB tone. Also bumped my tuning up from 27Hz to 30Hz. No more noise from the PR's, so that's good. I'll slowly tweak from here. I'm gonna keep power here for a little while until I know my subs will take it, then I might bump that up. Might go to ~4kW at the -3dB, but I'm gonna stick with the -3dB tone. Fronts will be set with a 0dB tone.

Not sure if it was the tuning raise or the power decrease that helped the problem. Tuning these things is a delicate balance. If I go too low, they're too heavy and it takes a lot to stop them. But if I tune too high, it sounds like poo (to me) and much more music hits tuning frequency, which is where the PR's are moving the most. And then factor in power, both in relation to the PR movement and the 3HP's handling, and I've got a lot to test.

I honestly can't really tell a huge musical difference from 27Hz tuning. I'll have to listen more.

Here are two videos I took today:

Retune of the Passive Radiators Vid 1 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/JvN2Lrg9TqI)

Retune of the Passive Radiators Vid 2 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/J1dJCbDQKJ8)

If someone knows wtf I can do to keep my hatch glass from rattling off, I'm all ears.

phemps
08-28-2013, 02:27 AM
Couple quick things. Haven't done much because of this girl:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/DSC_5475_zps8671ab24.jpg

I'm volunteering with Guide Dogs of Texas, and I'm boarding (a.k.a. dogsitting) her on weekends.

Anyway, got SHCA wire from Jim this week, 50ft. of OFC. Also got this loom:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A945F9B1-72FB-41FE-B517-E3A302C15800-51386-00001EA74C779227_zps1574075e.jpg

Gave in and bought a torch and vice so I can solder everything:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/55CF6DCD-DB14-4F81-9D92-D0C234F43E22-51386-00001EA7580E515C_zps7286aad5.jpg

Actually, this was my first time soldering these big lugs. I won't not solder again. **** that crimper! Lol.

Cut my front to rear runs of wire. I measured with rope and gave myself extra, so I'm just praying I have enough once I actually get it in the car. Shouldn't have done it this way, but I am bored. Put the loom on, soldered on one side of terminals:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5477_zpsd870d101.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5490_zps7b29ca9b.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5492_zps0cbb11d5.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5495_zps6804b227.jpg

Also found the best spot ever for my ground:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/IMG_2495_arrow_zpse7a4c059.jpg

Aaaaaaand just a picture for fun:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A0774175-E427-418A-A575-6DC70C87C2AD-51386-00001EA7519FD4F5_zps534127c8.jpg

How did you solder those lugs without openings at the top? fed the solder where the wire enters? It all looks great btw man

gckless
08-28-2013, 06:55 AM
How did you solder those lugs without openings at the top? fed the solder where the wire enters? It all looks great btw man

Those terminals just have the top opening, so you just melt a pool of solder in there and then shove your wire in. Some solder splashes out, but you can just reuse that on your next one.

phemps
08-28-2013, 09:06 AM
Those terminals just have the top opening, so you just melt a pool of solder in there and then shove your wire in. Some solder splashes out, but you can just reuse that on your next one.

Duh ha guess I should have guessed that... never dealt with closed ones like that before. Those subs look sick man, and the radiators, although I see you may be regretting the loss inoutput over ported already:p:

gckless
08-31-2013, 09:04 AM
Little update:

I have found thermal limit on these subs to be around 3600W, set with a 0dB tone. Any more power than that and the motors start heating up pretty quick. It's a bit of a bummer, because they have a lot of throw left. I may also be doing something wrong, but I don't think so. Nevertheless, I'll be doing more tweaking and testing over the coming weeks. These subs are mainly built to sound great at decent levels, so I can't say I'm super disappointed. Once my Levi gets back I will be much more focused on tuning the front stage, and the system as a whole, so I won't as be worried about getting the subs as loud as possible. I'll be focused on my original goal, dat SQL.

The good news is, the problem I was having with the PRs bottoming out will no longer be a problem, at least definitely at this tuning (I'm at 30Hz right now). I'll be playing more with tuning, now that I know where I have to leave power. It is a balance, though I'm positive I can tune down and still be alright. How much weight exactly I can add before it overcomes the suspension, well that's something I will find out.

If I do get bored with this, plan is to sell these subs, buy a pair of Tantric HDDs, and build a regular ported box. But that's not gonna happen for another couple months.

Oh, and my door panels are being sent off to 04murdalanche ; as soon as I get a shipping label for a proper fiberglass treatment :D

gckless
08-31-2013, 11:27 PM
Was told I was definitely over 170dB by some dude I gave a demo to at the local car show tonight. Lulz.

gckless
09-01-2013, 12:22 AM
Couple photos from tonight:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5737_zpsf072a92f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5737_zpsf072a92f.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5738_zpsca83d995.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5738_zpsca83d995.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5741_zps8442d908.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5741_zps8442d908.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5742_zps27598455.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5742_zps27598455.jpg.html)

04murdalanche
09-01-2013, 12:35 AM
Couple photos from tonight:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5737_zpsf072a92f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5737_zpsf072a92f.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5738_zpsca83d995.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5738_zpsca83d995.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5741_zps8442d908.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5741_zps8442d908.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5742_zps27598455.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Weekly%20Car%20Show/DSC_5742_zps27598455.jpg.html)

So beautiful

sweety
09-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Looks great:cool:

Buck
09-01-2013, 12:42 PM
Looks great:cool:

It looks 170 db great :laugh:

But it does.

gckless
09-01-2013, 09:32 PM
It looks 170 db great :laugh:

But it does.

Yeah, not 170dB good lol.

gckless
09-02-2013, 09:33 PM
Tried some Plasti Dip today, my first time. Just did the badge on the front:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8105B91D-23BB-4F7E-B175-171E9D6DFA74-4722-000002FFC2428D97_zps8f6a9dcb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8105B91D-23BB-4F7E-B175-171E9D6DFA74-4722-000002FFC2428D97_zps8f6a9dcb.jpg.html)

Gonna eventually get a new grill, because this one is cracked and the chrome is worn. I do like the stock grill though, and will Plasti Dip all the parts black that aren't chrome. Should look good. Gonna get new lights sometime too.

Wanted to Dip the wheels, but they're gonna be a ***** to do the full wheels. Have to take them off to do it, and I don't have 4 jacks. Might end up just doing the outside face.

Also been fighting with the dang daytime running lights and the auto-on lights feature. Can't figure out the DRL's, but haven't tried the auto-on trick yet. They are separate issues from what I have read.

treylittlefield
09-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Tried some Plasti Dip today, my first time. Just did the badge on the front:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8105B91D-23BB-4F7E-B175-171E9D6DFA74-4722-000002FFC2428D97_zps8f6a9dcb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8105B91D-23BB-4F7E-B175-171E9D6DFA74-4722-000002FFC2428D97_zps8f6a9dcb.jpg.html)

Gonna eventually get a new grill, because this one is cracked and the chrome is worn. I do like the stock grill though, and will Plasti Dip all the parts black that aren't chrome. Should look good. Gonna get new lights sometime too.

Wanted to Dip the wheels, but they're gonna be a ***** to do the full wheels. Have to take them off to do it, and I don't have 4 jacks. Might end up just doing the outside face.

Also been fighting with the dang daytime running lights and the auto-on lights feature. Can't figure out the DRL's, but haven't tried the auto-on trick yet. They are separate issues from what I have read.

Those drl is as simple as bending a leg on a relay. The AHL is as simple as putting a resistor in the sensor on the dash. Text or call me 2565578051 and ill send you the link or tell you

gckless
09-07-2013, 03:39 PM
Those drl is as simple as bending a leg on a relay. The AHL is as simple as putting a resistor in the sensor on the dash. Text or call me 2565578051 and ill send you the link or tell you

It's supposed to be pin 86 on the relay right? I tried it. It did cut off the DRL's, but then only one hi beam headlight worked. Same deal with pin 85. There's also supposed to be some component with a big heatsink under the dash that you can just remove, but I can't find that. Not putting the parking brake down, so not sure where to go. I googled the **** out of this man lol, I'm pretty sure I know how to do the AHL's, just a 1.2k (or 2.2k, haven't seen for sure for my year/model) ohm resistor in place of that sensor. But I think I might just leave them alone until I upgrade my lights. I kinda like not having to worry about it at all.

Or I'll eventually get bored and do it anyway lol.

Buck
09-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Plasti-dip is fun man, looks good.

treylittlefield
09-08-2013, 02:00 AM
It's supposed to be pin 86 on the relay right? I tried it. It did cut off the DRL's, but then only one hi beam headlight worked. Same deal with pin 85. There's also supposed to be some component with a big heatsink under the dash that you can just remove, but I can't find that. Not putting the parking brake down, so not sure where to go. I googled the **** out of this man lol, I'm pretty sure I know how to do the AHL's, just a 1.2k (or 2.2k, haven't seen for sure for my year/model) ohm resistor in place of that sensor. But I think I might just leave them alone until I upgrade my lights. I kinda like not having to worry about it at all.

Or I'll eventually get bored and do it anyway lol.

That's odd about the one headlight. Seems
Like I read a problem on that before. Can't reemerge what fixes it though
Lol. Your right on the AHL.

gckless
09-12-2013, 09:15 PM
Horrible picture, but yep, she's back.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2488859C-1E27-4A4E-89FA-0545487DE733-3895-000002527C64A6D7_zpsdae855c6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2488859C-1E27-4A4E-89FA-0545487DE733-3895-000002527C64A6D7_zpsdae855c6.jpg.html)

Midbass is still way lacking. But, I haven't touched the EQ at all. I'm gonna clean up the wires inside the box and run the auto EQ and T/A this weekend. Going to document before and after RTA graphs as well (well, I hope I remember).

My door panels are currently in 04murdalanche's hands. I'll have them back by Heatwave :D

DB-Audio
09-13-2013, 07:30 AM
Awesome build man keep up the good Work

04murdalanche
09-13-2013, 11:37 AM
That Levi looks so **** ****. And yes I got lucky and am able to drive home today so progress will be made on them doors my man. Will have pics posted here once there is anything worth looking at:p:

gckless
09-14-2013, 04:45 PM
That Levi looks so **** ****. And yes I got lucky and am able to drive home today so progress will be made on them doors my man. Will have pics posted here once there is anything worth looking at:p:

Lookin forward to it!

gckless
09-14-2013, 04:54 PM
[/COLOR]Aaaaalright, pretty big update. Finally got all my tools to test and tune, including this guy:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B5BE7236-09D3-4D63-B2ED-6874771C7971-5299-0000033110F1F276_zpsc3d737e8.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B5BE7236-09D3-4D63-B2ED-6874771C7971-5299-0000033110F1F276_zpsc3d737e8.jpg.html)

So I scoped my HU first. Did all three pre-outs. Got some weird things on the high (tweeter) channel. It wasn't clipping, but above 52/62, I got distortion at the peaks of the waves. I can't figure out how to get pictures on the scope off of it yet, but it looked like this:

http://chromausa.com/images/61500-rebuild-distortion-waveform.jpg

keep_hope_alive or maylar can you help me interpret that?

But the mid channel never clipped or got distorted. The sub channel had no clipping at 60/62, but hard clipping at 61/62. I set all gains at 51/62 because of the distortion I was seeing on the tweeter channels.

So then I set my gains. EQ was flat, so I sent 110W to each mid, and 70W to each tweeter. I'm sending about 4500W at 0dB (which is about 2300W at -3dB) to the subs. Then I ran the auto T/A and EQ on the 80PRS. It does a couple things that you have to go back and look for, like sub LPF and mid HPF and slopes.

When you're looking at these RTA graphs, pay attention to the blue top lines. those are the peaks, and the results from the sweep. I took these pictures after the sweep was done, at volume 0, which is why the red bars are so low.

So, first I RTA'd the low end, ran a 20-250Hz sweep. Got this:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/28A5C3E2-8B93-436D-B781-8217B1455925-5299-0000033129E036C6_zpsace79a93.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/28A5C3E2-8B93-436D-B781-8217B1455925-5299-0000033129E036C6_zpsace79a93.jpg.html)

Kinda don't know why I did that. I then ran a 2 minute 20-20kHz sweep. This is the result:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/425E2F1E-7641-47F4-B880-427D3784466D-5299-000003312E28B4BD_zps273bc7e3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/425E2F1E-7641-47F4-B880-427D3784466D-5299-000003312E28B4BD_zps273bc7e3.jpg.html)

Determined that the sweep was way too fast for the mic/software to pick up on the lower end. So then I cleared the RTA, broke it down, and ran a 90 second 20-1500Hz sweep. Then I kept the results, and ran a 90 second 1000-20000Hz sweep. This gave me accurate results across the whole range, that look like this:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1B7C40AA-017A-4832-82E4-C057FD9142BF-5299-00000331385CB2B1_zps65836410.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1B7C40AA-017A-4832-82E4-C057FD9142BF-5299-00000331385CB2B1_zps65836410.jpg.html)

I just need to cut at 1kHz and 2kHz, and I should be sounding pretty good. It already sounds great, and the cool thing is I can hear the peaks at 1k and 2k.

Here's a quick video:

Full System Tune - 14Sep2013 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHZOWnyA02c&feature=youtu.be)

Gonna clean the wires tomorrow.

keep_hope_alive
09-14-2013, 07:09 PM
i think you may be seeing artifacts of slew rate at high amplitudes causing distortion and harmonics. the harmonics are what you see on the waveform.

looks like a troublesome 150hz peak (i struggled with that until recently). and some interference going on around 1kHz.

gckless
09-15-2013, 03:26 PM
i think you may be seeing artifacts of slew rate at high amplitudes causing distortion and harmonics. the harmonics are what you see on the waveform.

looks like a troublesome 150hz peak (i struggled with that until recently). and some interference going on around 1kHz.

Gotcha. In any event I set max volume below that. How did you get rid of the 150Hz peak? I'm assuming that's install work. I honestly can't hear that though, and I don't want to cut at 125Hz. And for the 1kHz, I just cut at 800, 1.2k, and 2kHz, cut each one notch. It sounds better to me, but what's the proper way to fix it?

gckless
09-15-2013, 03:31 PM
Zed issues v.2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVYU42yfaXI&feature=youtu.be

I have no idea what it. hispls ; you ever seen this? Or anyone else?

gckless
09-15-2013, 06:12 PM
So apparently that light is an indicator for when the high voltage rails are turning on, or something to that effect. Which is cool, nothing wrong with that, actually a nice feature. But what is wrong is the fact that the amp kinda resets, or output at least flickers, when those rails switch off.

Of course, I don't fully understand how all that works, so this might not be accurate.

hispls
09-15-2013, 07:49 PM
So apparently that light is an indicator for when the high voltage rails are turning on, or something to that effect. Which is cool, nothing wrong with that, actually a nice feature. But what is wrong is the fact that the amp kinda resets, or output at least flickers, when those rails switch off.

Of course, I don't fully understand how all that works, so this might not be accurate.

I replied to your other thread about this. Stephen told me that these were diagnostic lights for HIS benefit when testing. That amber light shows you when it jumps to the higher rail voltage state. It is interesting to see how loud you can actually get before that starts to be needed.

gckless
09-15-2013, 08:21 PM
I replied to your other thread about this. Stephen told me that these were diagnostic lights for HIS benefit when testing. That amber light shows you when it jumps to the higher rail voltage state. It is interesting to see how loud you can actually get before that starts to be needed.

That's true, it was pretty **** loud. That's why it's so efficient :)

But there is definitely a rail switching problem. Will have to get it sent back more than likely, but I'll speak to him first.

Either way, a Zapco Z-150.6 might be in my future :D

keep_hope_alive
09-16-2013, 02:00 AM
Gotcha. In any event I set max volume below that. How did you get rid of the 150Hz peak? I'm assuming that's install work. I honestly can't hear that though, and I don't want to cut at 125Hz. And for the 1kHz, I just cut at 800, 1.2k, and 2kHz, cut each one notch. It sounds better to me, but what's the proper way to fix it?

i made a substantial upgrade to my speakers.

i also used green glue damping adhesive between my speaker mounting baffle and the door baffle.

gckless
09-30-2013, 10:33 PM
Got the Levi back tonight. No pics, but it looks the same. This was written on the contact info page I sent with the amp:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3E7D3509-3BDA-44CC-A771-4131D88F2912-1227-0000011A99081F83_zpse7123e65.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3E7D3509-3BDA-44CC-A771-4131D88F2912-1227-0000011A99081F83_zpse7123e65.jpg.html)

Installed it, functionally it seems fine so far. Got my fingers crossed, because if I have to take this out again, it's getting replaced with a Zapco.

Got it tuned up a bit, had to run the auto-EQ twice because the first time was complete booger. Here's what I am getting on the RTA (and again, pay attention to the blue lines):

This was my first full-range sweep after the auto-EQ:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/57CC20FD-B481-472A-BF0F-BC9A5982A232-1227-0000011A9E81D549_zpsef5f9a83.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/57CC20FD-B481-472A-BF0F-BC9A5982A232-1227-0000011A9E81D549_zpsef5f9a83.jpg.html)

Sub was too high, and there's a bunch of things to fix.

Then I did a 20-1500Hz sweep. Sub was too high, but ignore that for now. This first sweep was at 80Hz crossover point:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F85382EF-882E-4598-BD9C-7E2078788937-1227-0000011AA89709D4_zps9c251232.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F85382EF-882E-4598-BD9C-7E2078788937-1227-0000011AA89709D4_zps9c251232.jpg.html)

Compare that to the same sweep, same volume, only crossed at 63Hz this time:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F3524145-2031-4151-8312-350CDD148984-1227-0000011AA36AA699_zpsbdca7bb8.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F3524145-2031-4151-8312-350CDD148984-1227-0000011AA36AA699_zpsbdca7bb8.jpg.html)

Much smoother transition between the drivers. Looks like my sub falls off quick after around 65Hz or so. Gonna confirm this tomorrow and run a sweep with the sub running without a LPF. Either way, I like crossing at 63Hz right now. Smoother transition, my mids can handle it, and I can get a little more punch out of the subs before localization kicks in.

After about an hour of tuning and playing around, I am left with this today:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4F523C87-F83F-4ADF-A4E6-7B9A98629A15-1227-0000011AAD3681E6_zps194b19ad.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4F523C87-F83F-4ADF-A4E6-7B9A98629A15-1227-0000011AAD3681E6_zps194b19ad.jpg.html)

Pretty sure I'm just gonna bump up the level on the tweeters one notch and see how that does.

One thing I did notice when setting gain with a 0dB track is that it started to clip around 36V on a bridged channel, which is around 160W at 8ohms, which is much less than what I should be getting. It's possible I was screwing something up, so I'm not blaming the amp, and it's really not even an issue right now as my mids are really moving set at around 110W, but it's something I want to test.

gckless
10-04-2013, 11:15 PM
Played with T/A tonight! Kinda embarrassed to admit, was my first time actually adjusting T/A. And I think I got it adjusted pretty **** well actually. The auto-T/A on the HU really screwed it up, my driver mid was set at 75" for example. So, I just played around a little, used the distance it set for my driver tweeter as a distance, and just kinda measured the rest with my arm. Played with the distance around where I thought it should be, and eventually nailed it down pretty decent IMO. I really wished I had a dude into SQ here so I could bounce ideas off of him and get feedback.

Then I moved to my EQ. Used pink noise this time. I played around for a few minutes, and found a lul at around 100Hz. So, turned off my subs, and here's the graph I have:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/EA8EE8EC-1899-4C9A-BC8B-56BA0FB1C239-1687-0000016F83ED119E_zpsccebff21.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/EA8EE8EC-1899-4C9A-BC8B-56BA0FB1C239-1687-0000016F83ED119E_zpsccebff21.jpg.html)

Turned my subs back up to SQ level (which is a **** hair above 1/4 on my PAC LC-1), and here is my graph as it stands:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/34F9833F-93C4-4086-A5A0-56505EF49A36-1687-0000016F88B1483A_zpsbdf927b3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/34F9833F-93C4-4086-A5A0-56505EF49A36-1687-0000016F88B1483A_zpsbdf927b3.jpg.html)

I see three problems:
- There is a lull at 100Hz
- Spike at 150Hz
- Spike at 1kHz

I'm pretty sure this is all due to installation. There's not a whole lot I can do right now (that I know of). I should be getting my door panels back soon, so hopefully that will solve one or both of the lower frequency anomalies.

All in all I'm very happy with it after tonight.

gckless
10-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Looks pretty good at night :)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5770_zps709a8f03.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5770_zps709a8f03.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5774_zpsfba88ba6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5774_zpsfba88ba6.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5779_zps23a92583.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/DSC_5779_zps23a92583.jpg.html)

It's kinda bright though. Might hit the LEDs with some dark blue nail polish and dim them a bit.

gckless
10-05-2013, 05:22 PM
So, figured out my problem with staging: windows. Must be getting nasty reflections, because when the windows are up the stage is a little confusing, not immediately localizable (is that a word?), and scattered. With the windows down, the stage immediately moves to about 4" to the right of directly in front of me, and past the dash. It's magical.

Guess I'm just keeping my windows open from now on :banghead:

gckless
10-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Scope time!

So, went out and scoped my Levi. I was only getting around 160W @ 8ohms on a bridged channel (which is rated at 380W @ 8ohms) where the clipping lights came on, so I needed to investigate. What I found was that I was getting much more power capability after the clipping lights came on, with on caveat: I am seeing harmonic distortion.

So here are two videos I shot. Sorry about the poor lighting. Keep in mind that the clipping lights came on the amp around 36V. This was tested with a 1k 0dB tone, and on a pair of channels bridged.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0VFXOGP6E&feature=youtu.be


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l24HcfUwDM4&feature=youtu.be

Now I know it's the amp inducing the harmonic distortion. Verified by putting HU on volume 20/62, where there was no distortion at all, and then turning the level up on the amp. I also then turned the HU up to volume 50/62, and turned the amp level down to where distortion went away. Both times distortion started at ~16VAC.

On the plus side the amp has much more power than I thought (based on the clipping indicators), if I don't mind that distortion. I honestly can't hear it, so.....

Couple questions:
- What would make an amp do this? Is it truly a bum amp altogether?
- Why would the clipping indicators be lighting up that early?
- Is this distortion bad? Should I even mind it?
- What are your recommendations?

I'm seriously considering going with a Zapco Z-150.6, and will more than likely swap out shortly.

TaylorFade ; keep_hope_alive ; ciaonzo ; hispls ; maylar ; @Anyonewhocanhelp

ciaonzo
10-08-2013, 09:51 PM
So, figured out my problem with staging: windows. Must be getting nasty reflections, because when the windows are up the stage is a little confusing, not immediately localizable (is that a word?), and scattered. With the windows down, the stage immediately moves to about 4" to the right of directly in front of me, and past the dash. It's magical.

Guess I'm just keeping my windows open from now on :banghead:I have this exact problem, very frustrating .

I am well impressed with this setup!!!

As far as the amp inducing those harmonics, best I can guess is it could be something to do with the comparator. Either that or it's simply the limitations of this full range Class D design.

hispls
10-08-2013, 11:16 PM
Scope time!

So, went out and scoped my Levi. I was only getting around 160W @ 8ohms on a bridged channel (which is rated at 380W @ 8ohms) where the clipping lights came on, so I needed to investigate. What I found was that I was getting much more power capability after the clipping lights came on, with on caveat: I am seeing harmonic distortion.

So here are two videos I shot. Sorry about the poor lighting. Keep in mind that the clipping lights came on the amp around 36V. This was tested with a 1k 0dB tone, and on a pair of channels bridged.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0VFXOGP6E&feature=youtu.be


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l24HcfUwDM4&feature=youtu.be

Now I know it's the amp inducing the harmonic distortion. Verified by putting HU on volume 20/62, where there was no distortion at all, and then turning the level up on the amp. I also then turned the HU up to volume 50/62, and turned the amp level down to where distortion went away. Both times distortion started at ~16VAC.

On the plus side the amp has much more power than I thought (based on the clipping indicators), if I don't mind that distortion. I honestly can't hear it, so.....

Couple questions:
- What would make an amp do this? Is it truly a bum amp altogether?
- Why would the clipping indicators be lighting up that early?
- Is this distortion bad? Should I even mind it?
- What are your recommendations?

I'm seriously considering going with a Zapco Z-150.6, and will more than likely swap out shortly.

TaylorFade ; keep_hope_alive ; ciaonzo ; hispls ; maylar ; @Anyonewhocanhelp

My Zed amps have a bit more go after the clip light comes on. Have you verified it is seeing 8 ohm when you start to push it into distortion? A loudspeaker typically is only at Z-nom at one frequency.

Also have you attempted to reverse phase on the sub to correct your null at the 100hz spot?

gckless
10-09-2013, 06:55 AM
I have this exact problem, very frustrating .

I am well impressed with this setup!!!

As far as the amp inducing those harmonics, best I can guess is it could be something to do with the comparator. Either that or it's simply the limitations of this full range Class D design.

Thanks man! Yeah the reflections are pretty frustrating, but it's bearable I guess for now since I'm not competing or anything.

My immediate reaction was to assume you made up the word comparator. Lol I have no idea what that is. In any event, I don't believe this is normal. However, in the Zed manual it states "Ultra low THD was not our goal but rather an amplifier which sounds the way we want it to." So maybe it could be a nonissue? I just don't know. I have to write an email to Mr. Mantz I think.


My Zed amps have a bit more go after the clip light comes on. Have you verified it is seeing 8 ohm when you start to push it into distortion? A loudspeaker typically is only at Z-nom at one frequency.

Also have you attempted to reverse phase on the sub to correct your null at the 100hz spot?

I did all that scope testing with the speakers disconnected. There's no way my mids could handle what this amp pushes out.

The clipping indicator comes on at ~36V. That's less than half of rated power. I have a feeling it's coming on so early because it's seeing the distortion and picking that up as clipping. I do not think this distortion is normal. Have you ever scoped yours?

I haven't tried switching the phase. My crossover point is at 63Hz, so output should not be seen at 100Hz. I tested it with the subs completely off as well, and it was still there. I'm sure if I bumped my crossover point up it would help that out, but I like the sound crossed this low.

ciaonzo
10-09-2013, 07:43 AM
My immediate reaction was to assume you made up the word comparator. Like a flux capacitor, lol?

Class D needs a way to derive a duty cycle for the pulse width so it generates a static triangle wave and compares that to the incoming audio signal. This is done by the comparator. The intersecting points of the trianlge wave and the sine wave provide the results, which is then amplified and fitered. I would imagine it's far more complex with a full range Class D design.

http://www.electroschematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/class-d-amplifier.gif

gckless
10-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Like a flux capacitor, lol?

Class D needs a way to derive a duty cycle for the pulse width so it generates a static triangle wave and compares that to the incoming audio signal. This is done by the comparator. The intersecting points of the trianlge wave and the sine wave provide the results, which is then amplified and fitered. I would imagine it's far more complex with a full range Class D design.

http://www.electroschematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/class-d-amplifier.gif

Ah ok. Makes sense, but on the verge of my education limitations...lol.

I mean really it could be anything though. My last issue was a leaky capacitor. When the amp stepped down from high to low voltage rails, it would shut down the MOSFETs temporarily. I would never think it would be a cap causing that issue, but Mr. Mantz found it :)
I'm clearly not the engineer here lol.

hispls
10-09-2013, 02:46 PM
Thanks man! Yeah the reflections are pretty frustrating, but it's bearable I guess for now since I'm not competing or anything.

My immediate reaction was to assume you made up the word comparator. Lol I have no idea what that is. In any event, I don't believe this is normal. However, in the Zed manual it states "Ultra low THD was not our goal but rather an amplifier which sounds the way we want it to." So maybe it could be a nonissue? I just don't know. I have to write an email to Mr. Mantz I think.



I did all that scope testing with the speakers disconnected. There's no way my mids could handle what this amp pushes out.

The clipping indicator comes on at ~36V. That's less than half of rated power. I have a feeling it's coming on so early because it's seeing the distortion and picking that up as clipping. I do not think this distortion is normal. Have you ever scoped yours?

I haven't tried switching the phase. My crossover point is at 63Hz, so output should not be seen at 100Hz. I tested it with the subs completely off as well, and it was still there. I'm sure if I bumped my crossover point up it would help that out, but I like the sound crossed this low.


I'm not sure if measuring voltage without a load on it tells you much of anything. Furthermore, I know for a fact that those amps have a bit more gas after the clipping light comes on. I have not clamped mine. I could really care less, it's plenty enough for my fronts (and even done decent duty on subs when I've experimented with that) and my motto is, if it sounds good, it is good.

A lot of vehicles have a null @ 100hz. Perhaps the best you can hope to do is turn DOWN the frequencies on either side of it to match. If it's an acoustic issue with the vehicle boosting that frequency likely won't help.

gckless
10-09-2013, 05:21 PM
I'm not sure if measuring voltage without a load on it tells you much of anything. Furthermore, I know for a fact that those amps have a bit more gas after the clipping light comes on. I have not clamped mine. I could really care less, it's plenty enough for my fronts (and even done decent duty on subs when I've experimented with that) and my motto is, if it sounds good, it is good.

A lot of vehicles have a null @ 100hz. Perhaps the best you can hope to do is turn DOWN the frequencies on either side of it to match. If it's an acoustic issue with the vehicle boosting that frequency likely won't help.

Yeah I talked to Stephen for a few minutes, we (him really lol, but I agree) said the same thing about a load. But, I did test with a load as well. Got the same readings, but at a lower volume as my mids can't handle that power. One other thing he did mention is that I was testing on a bridged pair of channels. It's a no-no without the proper scope that I don't have. Didn't know. But the clipping light comes on wayyy early. That is a problem. As is the noise I am getting that I mentioned to him. He said to send it back. I might be getting off the Zed wagon. Zap is calling my name.

Yeah, I am going to try to reduce the other frequencies. I want to get my door panels in first though, hopefully they will solve something.

gckless
10-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Well, door panels are going to take a little longer than I hoped:

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/%2Anegative%2A-feedback/594105-gcklesss-panels-04murdalanche.html#post8486054

gckless
10-10-2013, 02:34 PM
So here is my sub amp tested, unloaded:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/494E6A24-81C6-4C0F-9D92-C9A08A7E5E8F-3063-000002A922C235ED_zps01472f97.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/494E6A24-81C6-4C0F-9D92-C9A08A7E5E8F-3063-000002A922C235ED_zps01472f97.jpg.html)

This kinda baffles me, because I always thought unloaded numbers would be pretty **** close to the same as loaded right? But I just got 6400W @ 1ohm out of my 5k... Leads me to think I am definitely doing something wrong.

Then I simply moved over to the Levi. Didn't change any settings on the oscope except for X and Y axis increments. This one was for a pair of channels bridged (3-, 4+), unloaded:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D6A74A7B-3214-456F-A57A-8C949124C1FD-3063-000002A92FC08A36_zpsfe4e37e5.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/D6A74A7B-3214-456F-A57A-8C949124C1FD-3063-000002A92FC08A36_zpsfe4e37e5.jpg.html)

And accompanying video, showing it's clean up until about 16V:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/th_E05D6453-FB76-43CF-8A85-E4E5256DAF75-3063-000002A949BA34CF_zps3dc5b981.jpg (http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E05D6453-FB76-43CF-8A85-E4E5256DAF75-3063-000002A949BA34CF_zps3dc5b981.mp4)

Now this video was for a single channel (3-, 3+). Same setting everywhere, except Y axis. Again, unloaded:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/th_4963C206-E894-4E28-AE01-5BC81DA013B9-3063-000002A960E5DB86_zps22d3b11a.jpg (http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/4963C206-E894-4E28-AE01-5BC81DA013B9-3063-000002A960E5DB86_zps22d3b11a.mp4)

And a picture I got of that single channel:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8996F5F6-9794-4B09-B337-EE421E724C81-3063-000002A9286EEF79_zpsd4eba87a.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/8996F5F6-9794-4B09-B337-EE421E724C81-3063-000002A9286EEF79_zpsd4eba87a.jpg.html)

I am praying I am doing something wrong, but I kinda don't see how. Probably why I am doing something wrong. What is it???



Edit: I won't be uploading videos to Photobucket anymore -_-

gckless
10-10-2013, 06:33 PM
So, enough of how it measures, how does it SOUND???? Well there Sonny Jim, I'll show ya:

Down in a Hole (Acoustic). This one is more for simply listening.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvQKysiirA4&feature=youtu.be

Maggie's Farm. Some midbass excursion towards the end.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51lQvCUvgX4&feature=youtu.be

I use a Dayton iMM-6 mic. It's more detailed, but the threshold is lower. It also sounds the best when recording with the mic facing forward, which means the camera is pointed up, so that's why you were looking at the roof for a lot of it.

For the record, I don't like these "SQ" videos. Extremely dependent on mic used, location in vehicle, processing, there's just too many variables for it to be any kind of accurate. I digress.

keep_hope_alive
10-11-2013, 06:04 PM
when using the scope, you cannot land both leads on both amp outputs.

you chassis ground the black lead and test one amplified output at a time.

otherwise the scope is the load.

gckless
03-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Changes are coming. 10 cubes net, tuned at 24Hz. Bracing may change slightly, but this is close to final.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_angle_zps3916f9f5.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_angle_zps3916f9f5.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_top_zpsf0b433fe.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_top_zpsf0b433fe.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_front_zps8f0cb713.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_front_zps8f0cb713.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_side_zpsac33aa85.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/SHD_slot_port_side_zpsac33aa85.jpg.html)

gckless
04-17-2014, 11:03 PM
SHD has been ordered :D

Now the waiting game begins :(

gckless
04-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Went and got the wood for the box. All 4 sheets :)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/6AFF39D5-5838-465E-BD1C-FA094ABCC01C_zpsweb9c4ej.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/6AFF39D5-5838-465E-BD1C-FA094ABCC01C_zpsweb9c4ej.jpg.html)

I will be taking my time on the box, it's gonna be slow, just warning you guys. I won't have the sub for a while, so I'm just going to leisurely build the box so I have something to do while I wait.

What I am doing now though is build a fiberglass housing for my two new meters. Got the basic wood face down, and some outside supports for the fiberglass:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/0EBB40F8-2A85-45B7-A0EF-F65C36CFE6EB_zpsblijlrf2.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/0EBB40F8-2A85-45B7-A0EF-F65C36CFE6EB_zpsblijlrf2.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/55301794-1477-47CD-843B-078395518EAD_zpsnfcld7rx.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/55301794-1477-47CD-843B-078395518EAD_zpsnfcld7rx.jpg.html)

Will hopefully sit in there just like this when I'm done:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B38473E8-8B01-46DB-AE51-A4E1F0F9B252_zpskc44e5zy.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B38473E8-8B01-46DB-AE51-A4E1F0F9B252_zpskc44e5zy.jpg.html)

Going to do a fiberglass template over the console tomorrow, and then stretch some fabric over that and see where it goes. My last fiberglass project failed pretty miserably (my what were supposed to be temporary speaker pods), so I'm hopin I can make this better. I'm scared.

For tonight, I'll be drinking some of this and then passing out. Didn't get much sleep with the girl being here the last week.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/Beer/A8EBB48B-C4F6-4617-BD08-4C4DE023309F_zpscfhd8btd.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/Beer/A8EBB48B-C4F6-4617-BD08-4C4DE023309F_zpscfhd8btd.jpg.html)

Sleeklsc
04-18-2014, 08:50 PM
For tonight, I'll be drinking some of this and then passing out. Didn't get much sleep with the girl being here the last week.



http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt183/sp4n4r/emoticon/Wink.gif (http://media.photobucket.com/user/sp4n4r/media/emoticon/Wink.gif.html)

gckless
04-18-2014, 09:44 PM
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt183/sp4n4r/emoticon/Wink.gif (http://media.photobucket.com/user/sp4n4r/media/emoticon/Wink.gif.html)

Yep. It's like that :D

gckless
04-19-2014, 07:24 PM
So, did some work on this meter panel.

Taped up and covered the area I was working with. I covered the whole thing because I wasn't sure how much I was actually going to use.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7EBAEA89-EDBB-48F0-8D70-AD1F1A5C89E9_zpsvlt5w4ns.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/7EBAEA89-EDBB-48F0-8D70-AD1F1A5C89E9_zpsvlt5w4ns.jpg.html)

Then I laid down one layer of glass, and figured out after an hour I didn't use enough hardener. So I just mixed up another and threw it on top. Don't remember if this was my first or second:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/48E4733F-1771-4244-825F-D673445B9251_zpsfnmdjrys.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/48E4733F-1771-4244-825F-D673445B9251_zpsfnmdjrys.jpg.html)

One or two more layers, and I popped it off:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FF217C5B-4774-48B8-8209-AF935354392D_zpsqurut67m.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FF217C5B-4774-48B8-8209-AF935354392D_zpsqurut67m.jpg.html)

Decided I'm just going to use the top section, not going down the sides. Cut it up:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F609A631-4D43-417E-A8FD-3DD70C33EC4E_zpsrlloyvgo.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F609A631-4D43-417E-A8FD-3DD70C33EC4E_zpsrlloyvgo.jpg.html)

Then cut the meter baffle, placed it on and marked the fiberglass where I want it:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C074059A-F43E-4612-96F3-A32F957669D5_zpsqychieeu.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C074059A-F43E-4612-96F3-A32F957669D5_zpsqychieeu.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6CBD607E-7FAF-4E19-8184-12C2CE99C0DF_zpsr7aljr6z.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/6CBD607E-7FAF-4E19-8184-12C2CE99C0DF_zpsr7aljr6z.jpg.html)

Then just tacked it on with hot glue:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E9120835-1C26-45BA-8C77-577A728EF411_zpsjppuawkl.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E9120835-1C26-45BA-8C77-577A728EF411_zpsjppuawkl.jpg.html)

And that's where I stopped for the day. Tomorrow I'll throw some bondo on so the baffle will be a bit sturdier, then stretch some cloth.

Car show and boozin time!

gckless
04-20-2014, 07:52 PM
More work on the meter panel.

Threw some bondo on the bottom for strength so I could stretch the cloth without worrying:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/18D1518B-2CC0-4FBC-91C5-2EB5F14CABA4_zpsqtf4wp21.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/18D1518B-2CC0-4FBC-91C5-2EB5F14CABA4_zpsqtf4wp21.jpg.html)

Then wrapped the thing with some shammy cloth I had laying around. It was soft cotton not microfiber. Used hot glue to tack it. Not perfect, but good enough to where I can fix with Bondo.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/36D7BA7A-5EB8-404A-A267-7918A3A7734C_zpshocbzbil.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/36D7BA7A-5EB8-404A-A267-7918A3A7734C_zpshocbzbil.jpg.html)

Just resin, coat #1 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) :

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/040EFB8E-C479-4E54-A5CC-D2B78EFE55CB_zps6lgbt55u.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/040EFB8E-C479-4E54-A5CC-D2B78EFE55CB_zps6lgbt55u.jpg.html)

Added another coat of resin, then checked for fitment:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/64A34D76-9B5B-4B38-AC59-773EAE300E2B_zpshfgkznm9.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/64A34D76-9B5B-4B38-AC59-773EAE300E2B_zpshfgkznm9.jpg.html)

Cut the excess cloth and a quick sand, and here it is:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/09BDE792-46BF-43D5-9135-9F572CCF4332_zpsflcxms97.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/09BDE792-46BF-43D5-9135-9F572CCF4332_zpsflcxms97.jpg.html)

Made sure the meters still fit:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C8195760-CABB-4F00-9842-AEE1175E02FF_zps1k9ze0rr.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C8195760-CABB-4F00-9842-AEE1175E02FF_zps1k9ze0rr.jpg.html)

Cut out an access hole:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C639B62F-1772-42B2-9A94-8A1802D05CB2_zpse805szyb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C639B62F-1772-42B2-9A94-8A1802D05CB2_zpse805szyb.jpg.html)

Added mat for strength:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/955D017B-AC6E-402D-916A-2D07CFFDFB1B_zpsgz8hepm3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/955D017B-AC6E-402D-916A-2D07CFFDFB1B_zpsgz8hepm3.jpg.html)

That's where I stopped for today. Got some work left yet, but it's going well. I work slow, and that's fine with me.

Also, ordered a board of 3/4" plexi for the window on the box :D

gckless
04-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Bondo coat #1 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) :

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/58496B0A-AF75-4045-8B3B-02604E827713_zpsntzfvkrs.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/58496B0A-AF75-4045-8B3B-02604E827713_zpsntzfvkrs.jpg.html)

A wee bit o' sandin:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/5AF69589-A12F-4ADE-A8A5-C827EEA8C617_zps1qhq7vpx.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/5AF69589-A12F-4ADE-A8A5-C827EEA8C617_zps1qhq7vpx.jpg.html)

After sanding Bondo coat #2 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) :

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/AC1C132E-8447-4C3C-B939-696283F18636_zpsvfagh2r4.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/AC1C132E-8447-4C3C-B939-696283F18636_zpsvfagh2r4.jpg.html)

Gettin there. Just got some small stuff to fill in, sides to sand down, and it's almost ready for primer.

gckless
04-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Taken with a potato, but last coat of Bondo:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2395A7AA-0DC3-429D-AAAF-9E7BB4A0D0C3_zpskgcomdxo.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2395A7AA-0DC3-429D-AAAF-9E7BB4A0D0C3_zpskgcomdxo.jpg.html)

Shot it with a clear primer, it's all I had. Need to get some black tomorrow.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F61F1885-C246-419A-9FC9-4BA81485DD7F_zpscvgo5l2y.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F61F1885-C246-419A-9FC9-4BA81485DD7F_zpscvgo5l2y.jpg.html)

The plexi also came in! This stuff is hard as a rock, I have no worries about this flexing.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/2484907A-475D-4BF1-8557-B772CE0EFF6D_zpsm5jq95k6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/2484907A-475D-4BF1-8557-B772CE0EFF6D_zpsm5jq95k6.jpg.html)

Also just ordered some UV LEDs :D

I am debating on where I should put "Tantric Sounds" on the box. Originally I was going to seal the letters in the back of the box before I stain it so it would be much lighter. But now I'm thinking I will simply frost the plexiglass. Thoughts?

gckless
04-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Just some primer and sanding. Alternating between grey and white coats so I know how deep I'm sanding:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C84A5DD3-081E-48D7-B7F3-22A3AB27FFBC_zpschwvyugm.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C84A5DD3-081E-48D7-B7F3-22A3AB27FFBC_zpschwvyugm.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88DC804C-3990-437C-A6F7-47657FDFE014_zpsb3qime74.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/88DC804C-3990-437C-A6F7-47657FDFE014_zpsb3qime74.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3C50F216-E0E5-4B0E-96B9-9D2103AFFFB1_zpsmft4pj7e.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/3C50F216-E0E5-4B0E-96B9-9D2103AFFFB1_zpsmft4pj7e.jpg.html)

This is the point where I start getting annoyed with sanding and my mistakes and just start accepting imperfections lol. It's not too bad right now, some stuff will be noticeable though. Gonna plasti-dip for the finishing coats.

Still want opinions on where to put "Tantric Sounds"! Either in the stain on the wood in the back, or on the plexi window.

gckless
04-24-2014, 09:29 PM
I'm done with sanding, fed up! I'm fine with the mistakes at this point.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1E39159D-7454-4420-B86F-1C5685BD55C0_zpsua8e88xc.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/1E39159D-7454-4420-B86F-1C5685BD55C0_zpsua8e88xc.jpg.html)

Plastidip coats 1 and 2:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C909D80E-4A9D-46E5-A272-D2053D18B4CF_zpsx6dqd37h.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/C909D80E-4A9D-46E5-A272-D2053D18B4CF_zpsx6dqd37h.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/67F36A84-BB5D-48B8-ABB0-1CD326DF134B_zps5u5kpsdo.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/67F36A84-BB5D-48B8-ABB0-1CD326DF134B_zps5u5kpsdo.jpg.html)

Didn't get much done because I've been getting everything together to sell the current subs. Thread here: Two 15" Custom Subs/Box/18" Passive Radiators (http://mobileaudioforum.com/forum/showthread.php?6706-Two-15-quot-Custom-Subs-Box-18-quot-Passive-Radiators&p=143244#post143244)

gckless
04-25-2014, 09:31 PM
So it's done after like 5 coats of plastidip:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/14FFC373-7FC7-44EB-B45F-E7C07533787A_zpssqpbs8td.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/14FFC373-7FC7-44EB-B45F-E7C07533787A_zpssqpbs8td.jpg.html)

I'm letting it dry overnight to harden a little before I clean out the holes for the meters.

The UV LEDs also got in. Have 4 of these:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A2001E54-F497-4FF6-A497-D678C8D2AB61_zpswcbhivrr.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A2001E54-F497-4FF6-A497-D678C8D2AB61_zpswcbhivrr.jpg.html)

And bought a Harley today. Been a good day.

Still selling the subs! Thread here: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/subwoofer-classifieds/603055-two-15-custom-subs-box-18-passive-radiators.html#post8572510

gckless
04-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Looks pretty good

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E1709927-D6DF-45DC-8B41-49A04CBCD1D5_zpscbrlipjo.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E1709927-D6DF-45DC-8B41-49A04CBCD1D5_zpscbrlipjo.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E82F144F-430D-4885-AEB0-E9F0A36651D1_zpsqicblhfe.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/E82F144F-430D-4885-AEB0-E9F0A36651D1_zpsqicblhfe.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/20E9D39A-14F1-48AB-B12C-D8E706BC5B62_zpspb2qrotb.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/20E9D39A-14F1-48AB-B12C-D8E706BC5B62_zpspb2qrotb.jpg.html)

yota.coma
04-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Just read trough all 16 pages, sitting here at work. This thread Delivers! subing for future updates

gckless
04-27-2014, 05:27 PM
Well it's not wired in yet, but I like the way it looks.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BA097CBC-7776-467E-BD13-89DBA865E2CA_zpsgb3fgwyt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/BA097CBC-7776-467E-BD13-89DBA865E2CA_zpsgb3fgwyt.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A33BB3C6-70B5-4321-9E4E-E487A35E163E_zpskuefkimn.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A33BB3C6-70B5-4321-9E4E-E487A35E163E_zpskuefkimn.jpg.html)

gckless
04-28-2014, 07:44 PM
So, this upsets me:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B6E556E1-FF4F-4CCC-9619-D8F9FA48A10E_zpsp2fsrhwa.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/B6E556E1-FF4F-4CCC-9619-D8F9FA48A10E_zpsp2fsrhwa.jpg.html)

My guess is it was cooler in the house where I sprayed it, and now out in this heat the fiberglass expanded and caused the plastidip to tear. Guess I'll have to take a sharpie to it.

But got them wired in. The ammeters are working correctly, but the voltage is off, I'll explain that later. First, two videos:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71_asoUYJEs&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVDak6WgPxA&feature=youtu.be

Notice how little my Levi draws.

The voltage is off. I wired it all together, ran off a single wire from my daisy chain in the back. Didn't start dropping like that until I wired those two in. I know it's off, because if I turn the fans on in the amp rack it drops to 14.4V and stays there, and that ain't right. I'll have to run some more wires and hopefully that will solve it.

Also, Texas is already unbearable:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F2A5D377-7595-479D-921E-B5E131BE53C3_zpsqwirncxm.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F2A5D377-7595-479D-921E-B5E131BE53C3_zpsqwirncxm.jpg.html)

Or for those of you in the US:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F031D390-795F-4BFD-9C8F-84CB956A2723_zpsihxql1k1.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/F031D390-795F-4BFD-9C8F-84CB956A2723_zpsihxql1k1.jpg.html)

BoomTaco64
04-29-2014, 02:26 PM
looks good. maybe try to use SEM rather than plastidip? may help out with the paint not coming off or cracking.

Lowflyin
04-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Sick lookin. Your HU reads voltage?

gckless
05-12-2014, 06:18 PM
looks good. maybe try to use SEM rather than plastidip? may help out with the paint not coming off or cracking.

Well it's already done :(

I'll keep it in mind though.


Sick lookin. Your HU reads voltage?

Yeah, the 80PRS does.

gckless
05-12-2014, 06:21 PM
So here's part of the knock-down kit. Still missing the three biggest panels, haven't cut those yet. Been battling with my saw, keeps curving to the left, so there's some shoddy cuts. Need a new blade, hopefully that will fix it. Then I'll cut those panels, because they're the outer face panels I'm gonna be staining so they need to be good. This is gonna be a fun jigsaw puzzle.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/5C0C19FF-4257-49B3-BCBB-441B4CA7435F_zpsoz6xukfm.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/5C0C19FF-4257-49B3-BCBB-441B4CA7435F_zpsoz6xukfm.jpg.html)

Just an idea, quick dry-fit:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/0F9069C2-995F-42D0-81F6-302F9E1CD9B8_zpsxksevryw.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/0F9069C2-995F-42D0-81F6-302F9E1CD9B8_zpsxksevryw.jpg.html)

gckless
05-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Murphy sent this to me today. Little sneak peak ;)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD/5F1B56E4-F1F3-4ADE-BAC1-B90430FDE873_zpstdcge31i.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD/5F1B56E4-F1F3-4ADE-BAC1-B90430FDE873_zpstdcge31i.jpg.html)

Oh, and that's 11" :D

phemps
05-15-2014, 04:29 AM
Murphy sent this to me today. Little sneak peak ;)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD/5F1B56E4-F1F3-4ADE-BAC1-B90430FDE873_zpstdcge31i.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD/5F1B56E4-F1F3-4ADE-BAC1-B90430FDE873_zpstdcge31i.jpg.html)

Oh, and that's 11" :D

:yumyum:

gckless
05-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Ohhhhhhh mama

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD/5D706CB9-640B-4EAB-A43A-4F3049F8B5D7_zps5iupepih.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD/5D706CB9-640B-4EAB-A43A-4F3049F8B5D7_zps5iupepih.jpg.html)




Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme?

gckless
05-21-2014, 06:29 AM
Been going pretty slow, been doing alot on the new bike lately. Here's all I have done:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/346E6A91-25E9-4EAE-8A8E-AC1DB011420E_zpsftym2lzt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/346E6A91-25E9-4EAE-8A8E-AC1DB011420E_zpsftym2lzt.jpg.html)

Need to order the paint for the port to match the basket and figure out the best way to put this together.

gckless
05-22-2014, 10:07 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/F902E889-6B77-4966-A9DF-2AF8415B65FE_zps2sz4rcg4.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/F902E889-6B77-4966-A9DF-2AF8415B65FE_zps2sz4rcg4.jpg.html)

Already messed up. Put the upper side panel on before I put the port section in, so I can't screw the side of the port into the upper port section. Shouldn't be a huge deal, I'll just shove some wood in there while the glue dries so it's tight.

Ordered the paint for the port and inside the box, and ordered some white LEDs as well for inside the box. Turns out the basket paint probably doesn't glow under UV, so going with white instead.

gckless
05-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Remember when I said it would barely fit? Well, I wasn't joking:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/0F5CCCE6-63F6-4BF7-8CF6-86A2F5667517_zpshviirrcl.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/0F5CCCE6-63F6-4BF7-8CF6-86A2F5667517_zpshviirrcl.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/1FF01B12-B103-4F59-A62E-514B363AFE8B_zps8kmdsyyk.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/1FF01B12-B103-4F59-A62E-514B363AFE8B_zps8kmdsyyk.jpg.html)

This port is freakin' huge. Glued the inside pieces together and dropped them in, but I will be taking them out to throw some bondo in the port corners.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/AE90740B-7124-4D62-840F-B56DA9A163C3_zpstzw8v6dv.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/AE90740B-7124-4D62-840F-B56DA9A163C3_zpstzw8v6dv.jpg.html)

Dry fit with the back:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/C2052A81-41FB-4849-9DC2-498BB314F89B_zpshtvccd1d.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/C2052A81-41FB-4849-9DC2-498BB314F89B_zpshtvccd1d.jpg.html)

gckless
05-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Got the back glued on:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/8016550A-67E0-4B51-8592-F5C7E33332B8_zpsdlzd3lty.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/8016550A-67E0-4B51-8592-F5C7E33332B8_zpsdlzd3lty.jpg.html)

Took the port back out to do the roundover on the port edges, both inside and outside:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/38B0C95D-F2E3-4AAF-9E21-4AC97EBFF8B1_zpssmw1fizq.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/38B0C95D-F2E3-4AAF-9E21-4AC97EBFF8B1_zpssmw1fizq.jpg.html)

Can't do 45's, so I'm just putting a block in to fill space. I will be doing a smooth round corner with Bondo.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/588EFAC4-BAD5-47AE-9ED0-A33F6C1F9CAF_zpshhfqpzqt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/588EFAC4-BAD5-47AE-9ED0-A33F6C1F9CAF_zpshhfqpzqt.jpg.html)

I envy you guys that have shops or even garages. Doing all this in my spare room lol.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/E8CEC57B-90C4-439E-BF19-506965BDFF5D_zpscnb0ecnv.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/E8CEC57B-90C4-439E-BF19-506965BDFF5D_zpscnb0ecnv.jpg.html)

gckless
05-25-2014, 12:33 PM
It's a sad day:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9E9ADD6A-4682-4431-AC8D-F3026FC1F07E_zps2mh8y1ru.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/9E9ADD6A-4682-4431-AC8D-F3026FC1F07E_zps2mh8y1ru.jpg.html)

ffkk
05-26-2014, 06:34 AM
why? when are you gonna finish?

gckless
05-26-2014, 01:33 PM
why? when are you gonna finish?

Sold the 3HP's. Sad to see em go, but not too much because a beast is taking their place.

I'll be done with the box by the time the SHD shows up.

gckless
05-26-2014, 05:44 PM
First coat of Bondo:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/198D92F9-6DB2-4121-921B-1ABCC8818324_zpslbyfqucs.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/198D92F9-6DB2-4121-921B-1ABCC8818324_zpslbyfqucs.jpg.html)

Second coat:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/C2D60B10-24F9-4FFA-B55E-8B8233E21EB1_zpskbppkp17.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/C2D60B10-24F9-4FFA-B55E-8B8233E21EB1_zpskbppkp17.jpg.html)

Not gonna worry about getting the curve perfect, just want it smooth. This is almost a gallon of Bondo already lol.

Also picked up some 1.25" dowels. Should keep it fairly stiff.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/691884DD-9400-416C-ACEE-BD12E85004DD_zps3zqcm8aa.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/691884DD-9400-416C-ACEE-BD12E85004DD_zps3zqcm8aa.jpg.html)

gckless
05-26-2014, 10:48 PM
Someone say plexi?

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/4DB7913E-629A-42C0-B480-ECCD4CEDB8B8_zpsheiwuxct.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/4DB7913E-629A-42C0-B480-ECCD4CEDB8B8_zpsheiwuxct.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/46DCA865-1B2A-4ED4-8BDB-ADB44A5B0A10_zpslavogset.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/46DCA865-1B2A-4ED4-8BDB-ADB44A5B0A10_zpslavogset.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/7FE68F89-D357-4FB9-AE0C-EBBCC563BD54_zps24y9nsvh.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/7FE68F89-D357-4FB9-AE0C-EBBCC563BD54_zps24y9nsvh.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/90377DCE-0BDA-488E-8E7E-41BFF4CA5A31_zpskr7w53u7.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/90377DCE-0BDA-488E-8E7E-41BFF4CA5A31_zpskr7w53u7.jpg.html)

gckless
05-27-2014, 09:37 PM
Got a bunch done tonight.

Did some sanding. I HATE sanding.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/48700614-5419-4ED1-99BE-EFCF65B430EE_zpse250ynda.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/48700614-5419-4ED1-99BE-EFCF65B430EE_zpse250ynda.jpg.html)

Shot it with primer to see what it will look like. I'm saying F it, I'm leaving it like this, I don't even care. I HATE sanding!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/58FCE872-E697-4B0F-A30B-BCB66D436204_zpsxy8uah0n.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/58FCE872-E697-4B0F-A30B-BCB66D436204_zpsxy8uah0n.jpg.html)

1.25" dowels for support:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/BFFF45FA-1984-490E-B69E-519028C86663_zpsm5ytwatr.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/BFFF45FA-1984-490E-B69E-519028C86663_zpsm5ytwatr.jpg.html)

Put the plexi mounting ring in:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/0982D6CE-F0C4-4C62-8788-2E1420DE2CD3_zpscczgrmlv.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/0982D6CE-F0C4-4C62-8788-2E1420DE2CD3_zpscczgrmlv.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/C87D805B-58C9-44D3-A501-886991F3FC36_zpslbl1xzju.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/C87D805B-58C9-44D3-A501-886991F3FC36_zpslbl1xzju.jpg.html)

Put the port back in just to fit for the top pieces.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/191101DC-9FDB-48DE-B005-9475B31D906E_zps16aekhei.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/191101DC-9FDB-48DE-B005-9475B31D906E_zps16aekhei.jpg.html)

First baffle:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/29F4F060-A951-4454-9871-6F65DE0F6BB8_zpsdnhgxxfo.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/29F4F060-A951-4454-9871-6F65DE0F6BB8_zpsdnhgxxfo.jpg.html)

Second baffle:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/44973CA1-B9B1-4D7B-8298-DB5EAB895C2A_zpst9zyw0lz.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/44973CA1-B9B1-4D7B-8298-DB5EAB895C2A_zpst9zyw0lz.jpg.html)

Still got a bunch left to do actually. Turning out to be more work than I expected in order to finish it the way I want. Oh well, should turn out good, and it's not like I've got the SHD yet.

Also got the paint. Green for the port, white for the inside:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/6F4132C3-AC6F-47EC-A501-907CDE958DA9_zpsil044kcg.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/6F4132C3-AC6F-47EC-A501-907CDE958DA9_zpsil044kcg.jpg.html)

And the lights for the inside as well. Yep, they're vehicle fog lights lol. I figured they'd be strong enough to hold up for a little while.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/8D811F9B-DE22-4F72-BB35-F52630339F85_zpsdm8mt0te.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/8D811F9B-DE22-4F72-BB35-F52630339F85_zpsdm8mt0te.jpg.html)

robmiller2303
05-29-2014, 06:15 AM
Hey guys...
I found the information related to concerned topic.... 1999 Chevrolet Blazer..and than I have purchased a Chevrolet automotive car. Its features quality, fuel engine capacity, service is good. Are you using a chevrolet car?....
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Pyrofan
05-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Hey guys...
I found the information related to concerned topic.... 1999 Chevrolet Blazer..and than I have purchased a Chevrolet automotive car. Its features quality, fuel engine capacity, service is good. Are you using a chevrolet car?....
New and Used Hyundai (http://tulsahyundai.com/)

Well, if its a 1999 Chevy Blazer, then I would assume its a Chevrolet car.

gckless
05-29-2014, 05:33 PM
Well, if its a 1999 Chevy Blazer, then I would assume its a Chevrolet car.

It's spam. I reported it.

gckless
05-31-2014, 10:00 PM
Got all the exposed edges routed:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/F3063081-BC7A-406A-BA44-68815A5FE992_zpsicpnm4ak.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/F3063081-BC7A-406A-BA44-68815A5FE992_zpsicpnm4ak.jpg.html)

Made these braces:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/53A97EF0-9F5B-4205-917E-EF5E072487BC_zps5xpxwdlz.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/53A97EF0-9F5B-4205-917E-EF5E072487BC_zps5xpxwdlz.jpg.html)

Took it all apart to paint the port. White first, then the Power Green:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/DC28B319-9404-48AD-A633-855D64466282_zpsyyeglokh.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/DC28B319-9404-48AD-A633-855D64466282_zpsyyeglokh.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/EB4C5B6D-A5F4-42BA-8157-CD7F27EBD85D_zpsoyqmegc5.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/EB4C5B6D-A5F4-42BA-8157-CD7F27EBD85D_zpsoyqmegc5.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/5F521A8D-1D6B-459D-B33A-E822E6C6BE99_zpsn06gepp5.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/5F521A8D-1D6B-459D-B33A-E822E6C6BE99_zpsn06gepp5.jpg.html)

Finally glued the port in there:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/F90D0829-FEF8-4528-AD59-31F7674CAAE0_zpsocmdxhuw.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/F90D0829-FEF8-4528-AD59-31F7674CAAE0_zpsocmdxhuw.jpg.html)

Ordered one pair, salvaged another from an old box. LOVE these binding posts, I do and will use them on all my boxes:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/E1F27A43-FB40-471F-9E97-DE845ECD6278_zpsso5esuy9.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/E1F27A43-FB40-471F-9E97-DE845ECD6278_zpsso5esuy9.jpg.html)

It's comin along. SHD is still like 2-3 weeks out, so I've got time. Grossly underestimated the amount of paint I'd need, only ordered one can and used it all on the port. Got more ordered today, but the paint portion is on hold for now.

gckless
06-01-2014, 09:57 PM
Spent most of my day literally watching glue dry. When I put the port in I wasn't able to get glue in between the port wall and the side wall, so I've had to go back and glue it all. Had to do a couple passes, and drying time is long when you're trying to fill gaps.

Besides glue, threw in a couple dowels:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/BC650216-95A1-4B11-AA21-853690C7D018_zpsu5uszm8f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/BC650216-95A1-4B11-AA21-853690C7D018_zpsu5uszm8f.jpg.html)

That's all the bracing I'm doing. Should be fine.

And I cut the baffle. This is enormous. You can't really tell from the picture, but it's huge. Got a spray paint can there for some reference:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/C1FC0A6E-2419-449B-B9BD-FD30EFC705F2_zpsku8kc1yw.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/C1FC0A6E-2419-449B-B9BD-FD30EFC705F2_zpsku8kc1yw.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/10CC1DB4-85EE-4BC6-B1F6-C635792AF916_zpspvgyvb5h.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/10CC1DB4-85EE-4BC6-B1F6-C635792AF916_zpspvgyvb5h.jpg.html)

I REALLY wanted to do a flush baffle, but I think I need the strength of the double baffle, and I can't add a third baffle. Thoughts?

poiykiohs159
06-02-2014, 02:19 AM
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gckless
06-02-2014, 10:56 PM
OutSPAMding ^^^



So drilling through plexiglass is tedious. Took me more than an hour to do just these 16 holes. Can't let the bit get too warm or it will melt it, can't spin it too fast or push too hard or you won't get anywhere before it melts, and you have to be careful when exiting the other side to not chip it. Went out and bought a glass/tile bit, was about halfway through and this happened:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/ECAC2249-3049-42A0-A27A-7B7E4B42F342_zps6xtcmbfv.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/ECAC2249-3049-42A0-A27A-7B7E4B42F342_zps6xtcmbfv.jpg.html)

Shoot. So, went with what I heard was the next best option, a standard spade bit. Worked well, no issues.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/2949CB6E-28C5-443F-9E56-191EAE5B4C26_zpsxcqjitxt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/2949CB6E-28C5-443F-9E56-191EAE5B4C26_zpsxcqjitxt.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/D131BC5B-CE88-42A2-96EA-475A09DF5EA3_zpswwgsnbgw.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/D131BC5B-CE88-42A2-96EA-475A09DF5EA3_zpswwgsnbgw.jpg.html)

Shot it with one can of white. That's all I have for now, got two more in the mail. Don't mind the top, had tape there to block the port.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/F8D360FE-99F1-43ED-87A3-62CD0DA19886_zpsgywlkcc3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/F8D360FE-99F1-43ED-87A3-62CD0DA19886_zpsgywlkcc3.jpg.html)

First baffle goes on tomorrow. Then I'm waiting on paint.

Considering doing a multicolor splatter on the inside. Should I, and if so, what colors?

gckless
06-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Had the bike in the shop for the 1000 mile scheduled maintenance today. Really annoyed right now, just got done waxing/polishing and I was fighting mosquitoes the ENTIRE time. Like an hour and a half. Have 7 new bites. Dafuq!! She looks really good now though.

Before that, while I was waiting for both the bike and the weather to cool down, I got the first baffle put on:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/C9271591-AE6E-45A0-9653-FA2FE006C3C8_zpsrbap8k6v.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/C9271591-AE6E-45A0-9653-FA2FE006C3C8_zpsrbap8k6v.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/D048A578-A01D-4495-953E-95191201C06A_zpsuu3skmj1.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/D048A578-A01D-4495-953E-95191201C06A_zpsuu3skmj1.jpg.html)

Not sure if I'm gonna wait for paint to get here so I can spray without worrying about getting any paint on the top where I'm staining, or just go ahead and put the top baffle on and just tape off the top really well when I spray the inside. Will probably go with the latter just because I'm impatient.

gckless
06-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Sealed and prepped the inside for paint.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/9D266DE2-1FAA-46EE-A088-63915C41F6A6_zps8f1zkg4a.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/9D266DE2-1FAA-46EE-A088-63915C41F6A6_zps8f1zkg4a.jpg.html)

gckless
06-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Paint still isn't here, so on goes the top baffle. Just going to top mount.

I think I have enough glue on there. I think. Don't mind the different colors, I was almost empty on a couple different wood glues lol.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/1E833788-E1C5-4218-9C2A-DB52BD6F5C16_zpsuwzu5o6a.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/1E833788-E1C5-4218-9C2A-DB52BD6F5C16_zpsuwzu5o6a.jpg.html)

So I don't have clamps. And it turns out that I don't really have much heavy stuff. Here's what I came up with to weigh it down:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/A801AFEC-5E21-4451-86D4-743F627F33CB_zpsu8lxnxjt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/A801AFEC-5E21-4451-86D4-743F627F33CB_zpsu8lxnxjt.jpg.html)

:D

It's gonna stay like that until tomorrow.

Oh, by the way, those cutouts are for 10's. You can't really see the SHD cutout to compare, but you can get an idea.

gckless
06-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Well, paint still isn't here. Wanted to get something done, so bam! Stain.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/1BCB8A1C-EC17-4D7F-B37F-F55CF0C50317_zpsypg6yavu.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/1BCB8A1C-EC17-4D7F-B37F-F55CF0C50317_zpsypg6yavu.jpg.html)

gckless
06-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Probably can't tell, but first coat of polyurethane. Also painted the window edges black.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/51A96FC3-B930-4348-87B1-87ADAE2D2EA3_zpsrgs5pgkl.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/51A96FC3-B930-4348-87B1-87ADAE2D2EA3_zpsrgs5pgkl.jpg.html)

gckless
06-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Probably can't tell once again, but second and final coat of polyurethane:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/802093E3-6F2D-43C8-98BA-ADC35CA04614_zpsm74riblt.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/802093E3-6F2D-43C8-98BA-ADC35CA04614_zpsm74riblt.jpg.html)

Paint came in:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/EA2ED01E-1A4E-431F-8467-9F53406E962C_zpstk13ntu6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/EA2ED01E-1A4E-431F-8467-9F53406E962C_zpstk13ntu6.jpg.html)

I'll be spraying tomorrow after the poly dries. Should be carpeting by the weekend. Carpeting is my least favorite part of this whole thing.

gckless
06-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Prepped for paint:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/3D4F43DE-2B0B-4574-BAD4-DBEE5B2AEAD5_zpsthe9j97w.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/3D4F43DE-2B0B-4574-BAD4-DBEE5B2AEAD5_zpsthe9j97w.jpg.html)

Aaaaand holy Santa Claus ****, this is hawt!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/FBDD11BB-11CE-45ED-B695-CD5E3593C4E5_zpsq9sqmx8l.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/FBDD11BB-11CE-45ED-B695-CD5E3593C4E5_zpsq9sqmx8l.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/D261E84F-1CC7-4C40-9A69-96584CE708D8_zpsi67zhtiq.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/D261E84F-1CC7-4C40-9A69-96584CE708D8_zpsi67zhtiq.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/FA8404B6-2E8C-40AB-A4EC-950532492350_zps8mcplh1f.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/FA8404B6-2E8C-40AB-A4EC-950532492350_zps8mcplh1f.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/843FAF0F-D350-4B52-AEAC-FFE52374E69C_zpsiblhnl8y.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/843FAF0F-D350-4B52-AEAC-FFE52374E69C_zpsiblhnl8y.jpg.html)

gckless
06-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Huuuuuuuuge update:

I drilled the holes for binding posts and light connection bolts.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/A046FFC7-49EA-4A08-AAD6-ABD9D49609AD_zpslypmstcw.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/A046FFC7-49EA-4A08-AAD6-ABD9D49609AD_zpslypmstcw.jpg.html)

Lol, been doin other stuff lately.

Oh, I also rewired the voltage meters, and made no difference. I think I'm taxing the relay? I don't know. I need to figure it out though. I may end up running another relay.

Who wants to carpet for me? I hate carpeting, and that's basically why I haven't finished yet lol.

Silver-N-Black
06-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Clean work as always bro, are you building this box inside your house?

gckless
06-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Clean work as always bro, are you building this box inside your house?

Sure am lol. Gotta do what ya gotta do, naw mean??

gckless
06-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Finally got around to carpeting. I hate spray glue -_-

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/AD20084F-9547-4A16-8E4E-C80B623F0E44_zpstkbyjv98.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/AD20084F-9547-4A16-8E4E-C80B623F0E44_zpstkbyjv98.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/7772E5FE-E54A-4752-968A-8DD0827DE7DF_zpsdczncvg8.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/7772E5FE-E54A-4752-968A-8DD0827DE7DF_zpsdczncvg8.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/4CE5B747-289F-46C7-9A2B-3A54D3E62BA4_zpsnbdtpisd.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/4CE5B747-289F-46C7-9A2B-3A54D3E62BA4_zpsnbdtpisd.jpg.html)


Tomorrow should be plexi, binding posts, and maybe some hi-res photos :D

gckless
06-29-2014, 03:53 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/8F9090CF-2650-46A5-9416-18D8217E61E6_zps23xfm4ni.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/8F9090CF-2650-46A5-9416-18D8217E61E6_zps23xfm4ni.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/53AF3B1C-0EA4-4683-9106-C65C4D743CCB_zpshnej4zdc.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/53AF3B1C-0EA4-4683-9106-C65C4D743CCB_zpshnej4zdc.jpg.html)

I used black RTV liquid gasket, didn't spread out super evenly :(

Oh well though, not a huge issue to me. Also didn't notice how crooked the binding post holes were until I put them in. I'm OCD like that.

Now just have to mount the lights and this bish will be done. Then it's just a waiting game for the sub. Hopefully I'll have it in time for Heat Wave :/

BigSix
06-29-2014, 04:00 PM
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/8F9090CF-2650-46A5-9416-18D8217E61E6_zps23xfm4ni.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/8F9090CF-2650-46A5-9416-18D8217E61E6_zps23xfm4ni.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/53AF3B1C-0EA4-4683-9106-C65C4D743CCB_zpshnej4zdc.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/53AF3B1C-0EA4-4683-9106-C65C4D743CCB_zpshnej4zdc.jpg.html)

I used black RTV liquid gasket, didn't spread out super evenly :(

Oh well though, not a huge issue to me. Also didn't notice how crooked the binding post holes were until I put them in. I'm OCD like that.

Now just have to mount the lights and this bish will be done. Then it's just a waiting game for the sub. Hopefully I'll have it in time for Heat Wave :/

Hell yeah man I wanna see this

gckless
07-05-2014, 02:56 PM
So, gonna finally refinish these ugly bishes:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/267047CC-01E5-47DE-BF00-F1F5A46ED0F6_zpsass6vqu1.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/267047CC-01E5-47DE-BF00-F1F5A46ED0F6_zpsass6vqu1.jpg.html)

The sun and cheap materials I guess really did a number on them. Yep, those are fingerprints. No idea what happened there, must have been the oils on my fingers? Sweat? Who knows. Cheap stuff was used, so here I am. Just gonna plasti-dip I think.

Also, headliner came out. No idea what to do here:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/774FBD34-5A80-482F-BC33-7A1D097AF61C_zpsnvth5wp6.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/774FBD34-5A80-482F-BC33-7A1D097AF61C_zpsnvth5wp6.jpg.html)

I need to brace it. I thought I had more room between the roof braces and the roof, was gonna add wood in there, but I don't. I might be able to put a block in the middle between two roof braces because of the lip on the roof brace, might fit well. But I don't know what to do on the rear side, which is where I really need it.

Anyone have any ideas? I want to be able to get the headliner back in there.

gckless
07-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Just sprayed over it. Not perfect, but much better, and good enough for me.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/37DC2EDE-0083-4225-AA03-F2D3796E84B8_zpsxibjab4r.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/A%20Pillars/37DC2EDE-0083-4225-AA03-F2D3796E84B8_zpsxibjab4r.jpg.html)

Still no ideas for the roof. Only thing I got is to replace the AT with Tantric Vibraflex, it's supposed to dry really freakin hard. Like, concrete hard. May be my only option. Got a week or two to think about it.

cjm86
07-06-2014, 02:06 AM
Just read the entire build log. REALLY nice work man.

gckless
07-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Just read the entire build log. REALLY nice work man.

Thanks bro :D

gckless
07-07-2014, 07:39 PM
So, found the AT starting to peel:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/AC6D2117-1511-4794-9211-F6EBB47F23C8_zpsu10iu4ih.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/AC6D2117-1511-4794-9211-F6EBB47F23C8_zpsu10iu4ih.jpg.html)

Was still very stuck to the roof though. No issues there.

So my first idea was to cut wood strips and glue them into the ribs of the roof. So I cut the deadener in prep for that:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2F71BD5F-2ADF-4EA2-B369-02F87EA52F10_zpstswgdbwr.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/2F71BD5F-2ADF-4EA2-B369-02F87EA52F10_zpstswgdbwr.jpg.html)

But after I cut them, they were extremely flimsy. Like, I was scared they would just crack and/or not give support at all. So here's what I ended up doing:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FCFA0A00-B8E6-49B9-A7F5-694E3E04DBA8_zps5lqkamp7.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/FCFA0A00-B8E6-49B9-A7F5-694E3E04DBA8_zps5lqkamp7.jpg.html)

Shoved some wood pieces in between the braces and the roof. Should give some decent support. Before the braces weren't in contact with the roof, so it still had room to move. I think this was a decent move.

Then, I found some extra AT laying around. It's 3-4 layers in the back now. Figured I'd try to at least lower the resonating frequency.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A3C8A0D1-65F4-4BC7-B640-E542C92D5AD6_zpsdygtx1yz.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/A3C8A0D1-65F4-4BC7-B640-E542C92D5AD6_zpsdygtx1yz.jpg.html)

I'm done with this. Could have done some more, but I'm annoyed at this point and tired of spending money on it right now. I did look back at some videos and it was moving a lot, but less than I thought. With what I just did, should be about the same after the extra cone area, port direction, and closer proximity to the roof. I hope.

gckless
07-08-2014, 07:38 PM
**** **** ****!!!!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/22B13FE4-4D37-4583-A5CC-73B8AE23A942_zpspxh8yuxm.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/A%20Pillars/22B13FE4-4D37-4583-A5CC-73B8AE23A942_zpspxh8yuxm.jpg.html)

Friggin socket set fell on them. Sooooo pissed. That's the left one. The dust cap was punched in, I was able to **** it back out luckily (I'll leave that open for you guys). Here's the right one:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/87C49AEF-757F-40F1-A9B8-59C7C95CB9B8_zps65ofjj47.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/A%20Pillars/87C49AEF-757F-40F1-A9B8-59C7C95CB9B8_zps65ofjj47.jpg.html)

The grill just broke on this one thankfully. This blows. They still function the same, so I can live with it for now. Not getting another pair for a little while though, probably not until next month.

On the plus side, the A pillars look much better.

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/F84A72C2-32E4-4C89-B8F1-10FD3F46F242_zpsusgqqgk3.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/A%20Pillars/F84A72C2-32E4-4C89-B8F1-10FD3F46F242_zpsusgqqgk3.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/A%20Pillars/4BD33CE4-BB08-4BE5-93CF-FF17EA459F21_zpso7brxryp.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/A%20Pillars/4BD33CE4-BB08-4BE5-93CF-FF17EA459F21_zpso7brxryp.jpg.html)

And just because:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/CEB1E124-4A05-48AF-AA81-1E89638C04E6_zpslah0fvbp.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/1999%20Chevrolet%20Blazer/CEB1E124-4A05-48AF-AA81-1E89638C04E6_zpslah0fvbp.jpg.html)

caterham09
07-08-2014, 08:32 PM
bad *** build man

MakkMar10
07-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Seen this on Facebook....

gckless
09-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Illumination!

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/A23BB1D7-02C8-4B8F-A48F-1FAD4C06A195_zpseeoj9dsj.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/A23BB1D7-02C8-4B8F-A48F-1FAD4C06A195_zpseeoj9dsj.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/4840FC5B-5517-40A3-8B81-BD31A1069F03_zpspirbpk4s.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/4840FC5B-5517-40A3-8B81-BD31A1069F03_zpspirbpk4s.jpg.html)

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww236/gckless/SHD%20Box/FA5D7966-C856-41AD-9999-AF342F264624_zps3sdon9pa.jpg (http://s723.photobucket.com/user/gckless/media/SHD%20Box/FA5D7966-C856-41AD-9999-AF342F264624_zps3sdon9pa.jpg.html)


Figured it was time to finish this box up. They are some fog lights from eBay. Aiming is generally across the motor, but should light up everything pretty well. I hope. Held the wires down with hot glue.

Box is done now, just gotta drop in the sub. Would be really cool if I didn't have to wrestle it back out to adjust the mounting hole diameter, but I'm doubtful. Murphy told me to take a video of me putting the sub in the box. I told him I didn't need that embarrassment in my life.

Sub should be here by October 1st, he's building it this week.

shauncox26
09-20-2014, 08:51 PM
****! ****!! ****!!! **********!!!! 19 pages and no sub yet. this is like one of those mini series on tv. that does something crazy for the seasonfinale. then makes u wait till next **** season to see what happens. anyways awesome work! can't believe i haven't seen this before.

Joebobclark
09-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Looks awesome! Coming along very nice...