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calebkhill
12-26-2013, 11:57 PM
Never made a real build log, just scattered progress through the forums.
So, rebuilding...

I'm currently tearing this down and rebuilding from ground zero. Before, it was a "finished"build with a few loose ends. Now, I'm rebuilding for competition, with a few changes and equipment upgrades, and upgrades all around.

Plans:
3 way front + 2 15" RF subs
the
Equipment
Pioneer 80prs
Rockford 3sixty3

-Alpine MRP F300 running....
PHD FB 6.1 pro tweets (a pillar)

-Zapco Ref 1000.4 running....
Midrange: PHD FB Pro 4" midrange (a pillar)
Silver Flute 8" (kick panels)

-2x Zapco Ref 200.2 running...
2x Old school RF 8ohm 15" (will find specs later)

Other
Improve deadening throughout
Amp rack
Complete rewiring
RTA/REW tuning

Will add videos and pictures as progress goes fourth.
Thanks!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8YwVsweW0A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

calebkhill
12-26-2013, 11:59 PM
We did a little bit today. Not much time but got started.
Hey, I'm trying to build in a way that i can accumulate points in competition, so if you see anything i do that may hurt or hinder me, let me know.
Thanks to all!!

Started wiring.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_154334_zps8ca4b6dc.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_155506_zpsa0d2e41c.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_161330_zpsc01c738e.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_161347_zpsa22a787c.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_161358_zps160ab712.jpg

Amp rack construction
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131226_163038_zpsb1b83867.jpg

wagonmaster
12-27-2013, 03:08 PM
You should protect the power wire where it goes through the bulk head. I would sugest spliting some vacuum line and placing over the metal edges.

Tim

thevic24
12-27-2013, 03:12 PM
x2 on the above and sound deadening....lots and lots...

calebkhill
12-27-2013, 11:32 PM
More updates. Finishing the wiring up front. Amp rack coming together, still in its baby phase. A little sound absorption. Really would like to be a little unique in the wiring, maybe looms, but I'll think of something later on.

RCA and remote from HU into cabin.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172636_zpsfe1b86f7.jpg

More wiring, passenger side.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172703_zps365998fa.jpg
Fiberglass absorption, rear well.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172806_zps1ee6cdfc.jpg

Opposite well
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172810_zps55e5f108.jpg

Amp rack construction
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172822_zpse7ed77a5.jpg

Video update.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8YULvdKwKk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

calebkhill
12-30-2013, 01:39 AM
More work...
-Got nearly all the wiring in the cabin finished, all but installing the front to rear 1/0
-Made much more progress on the amp rack. Got the basic framework done and mounted to the body.
-Rear wells, B pillar, and doors deadened and filled with fiberglass insulation.

Got to finish the amp rack, kick panels, and DSP setup. A pillars are going to be in test mode for a while before permanent fabrication.
Rearwells
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131227_172806_zps1ee6cdfc.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_144829_zps18b7334c.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_132818_zps1cb29e25.jpg

B pillar
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_132825_zps96de58b4.jpg

Doors
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_140428_zps50c5c0ca.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_144829_zps18b7334c.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_152335_zps65b47ed4.jpg

Door panel filled with insulation
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131229_152612_zps0dd9a233.jpg

Staynlean
12-30-2013, 01:49 AM
Nice man, great work so far. I'm following.

calebkhill
12-30-2013, 11:22 PM
All the wiring inside the cabin is finished. Carpet is ready to go back in. 1/0 also installed. Still have to cover in a rubber grommet later.
Floor to back seats.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131230_155553_zpsd169effe.jpg

Back seats to amp rack
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131230_155610_zps5cedd5a5.jpg

From cabin to rear of amp rack
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131230_160220_zpsd42eb6c8.jpg

Rear of amp rack
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131230_160225_zpsfe1f46a8.jpg

argenis69
12-31-2013, 12:10 AM
Nice

calebkhill
12-31-2013, 06:30 PM
Almost finished. Well, the hard stuff anyway. Had to put this under the passenger side. Back when my air conditioner drain flooded, i had to remove the foam underneath, therefore throwing the alignment with the carpet off
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_084730_zps473578ae.jpg

Midbass kick vent - this is my solution for a sealed vent outside the cabin.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_104921_zps315c4676.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_105027_zpsea0388dc.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_105820_zpsd2dd3d9d.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_111602_zps6391ccad.jpg

Fiberglass prep
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_115713_zps43e304b0.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_115729_zpsbeda5ca6.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_121306_zpsdf6ff553.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_124048_zps361ffa39.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_125854_zps0eb885fc.jpg

calebkhill
12-31-2013, 06:31 PM
Glassed
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_132935_zpsacf6390a.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_142511_zps2e7a8856.jpg

Amp rack
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_142526_zps5a36b204.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20131231_142541_zps605952c3.jpg

av83
12-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Looking good. I would have coated the other side of the cardboard on the doors with resin or something to waterproof tho. But this is coming together nicely man.

calebkhill
12-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Looking good. I would have coated the other side of the cardboard on the doors with resin or something to waterproof tho. But this is coming together nicely man.

Lol yea, i knew better.

calebkhill
01-02-2014, 12:28 PM
Got a little bit done before the rain put me inside.

Setting the angle
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140102_082020_zpsed6f6ab8.jpg
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140102_085452_zps92e1dc16.jpg

Mounted
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140102_104007_zps882aab76.jpg

Midbass vent
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140102_104014_zpsca2f57f9.jpg

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140102_104651_zpsf052464b.jpg

SplAffair
01-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Nice

winkychevelle
01-02-2014, 02:12 PM
That vent is going to act like a port so you might need to do a few calculations before deciding on how long itll be. Even if the port doesnt add the benefit of using the rearwave on certain frequencies it will change the way the speaker reacts thus changing the front wave.

a bigger pipe would negate that though. With a 8 inch mid I would use a 4inch pipe

calebkhill
01-02-2014, 02:44 PM
It's approximately 4" coincidentally. I'll measure how long tomorrow.
But how does length go into play? It'll be playing 60-80hz - 250-300hz.

calebkhill
01-02-2014, 02:46 PM
Actually, it's probably near 6"

Jroo
01-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Quick question about the fiberglass isulation. I was told to never use it because it would retain water in places especially like doors. Anybody heard anything like that before?

trumpet
01-03-2014, 01:08 PM
It's approximately 4" coincidentally. I'll measure how long tomorrow.
But how does length go into play? It'll be playing 60-80hz - 250-300hz.

Building a vented enclosure for speakers is based on the same math that you'd use for a subwoofer enclosure, unless you're going to use one of the vague "rules of thumb" for port area. The amount of air in the port dictates the tuning. Cross sectional area of the pipe x length.

trumpet
01-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Quick question about the fiberglass isulation. I was told to never use it because it would retain water in places especially like doors. Anybody heard anything like that before?

If it could be exposed to moisture it should be sealed in plastic. The standard covering we use is 1 mil paint drop cloth plastic cut to fit and sealed with clear packing tape. It's thin enough to allow sound to pass through it, at least the frequencies we need to affect.

calebkhill
01-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Building a vented enclosure for speakers is based on the same math that you'd use for a subwoofer enclosure, unless you're going to use one of the vague "rules of thumb" for port area. The amount of air in the port dictates the tuning. Cross sectional area of the pipe x length.

So cross sectional length x length of pipe = ??

calebkhill
01-05-2014, 05:24 AM
A layer of mat and vinyl wrap, these should be good to go. I'm considering using Velcro to hold the panel in place.

Then on to the amp rack... All that's left of the amp rack is mounting the plexiglass, carpeting the inside and mounting the amps.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140105_023149_zps39918362.jpg

Flush to carpet
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140105_030737_zps22b3e790.jpg

Tiny gap. May bondo it, but i don't think it's enough to cry about.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140105_030741_zps62495b08.jpg

Nice fit with the rail panel
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140105_030746_zps5801b7c4.jpg

Somewhat decent fit with the a pillar. Again i don't think it's enough cry about.
http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a562/calebkhill/IMG_20140105_030750_zps9ab5331a.jpg

winkychevelle
01-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Looks good man

captainobvious!
03-17-2014, 12:43 PM
standard fiberglass insulation is not suitable for areas exposed to moisture. You shouldn't have it in the car, especially in the doors. You'll be dealing with water retention, leading to rust...and possibly even worse- mold.
If you want to use a product like this, you need something that does not retain water and is mold resistant like Roxul safe n' sound. Roxul Safe'n'Sound (http://www.roxul.com/products/residential/roxul+safe%27n%27sound)