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Omarvelous
07-15-2004, 08:21 PM
Been a loooong time since i posted on this thread, sorry guys, i know u missed me!!

Got rid of the bmw, got a Tahoe now.

Still got the 12"XXX BUT STILL want to upgrade to a 15"XXX.

What i want to do is build the box higher so i can still have space in the trunk.

In order to do this i will have to build up the rear panels, so it will look more fluid.

If u look at this picture, u see the side panels were redone, not like stock, that's what i want to do.

http://www.westcoastcustoms.com/showroom/cars/car008/images/P7230050.jpg


But i too would like a more natural look/feel as the original paneling like in this pic

http://www.westcoastcustoms.com/showroom/cars/car062/images/P7120042.jpg

Was wondering if there was anything else bsides fiberglass that i could use?

Any advice/ideas are appreciated

Thx alot guys appreciate it in advanced

btnhfan
07-15-2004, 11:33 PM
mdf should work wrapped in vinyl if it isnt too curvy.

supa_c
07-16-2004, 05:02 AM
48" wide and 22" tall will fit. the depth is up you. i did 16". my box is 8 cubes in a 97 burb. if you build up the panels it will look retarded from out side.
just build the sides of the box down to the arm rest thingy

Omarvelous
07-16-2004, 11:53 AM
22" is the spot i'm trying to get at, the 16.5" actually is where the armrest/cupholder is.

Not sure if the 97 is the same, i think that was the year with the rear spear tire?

http://www.rit.edu/~olj2538/media/images/HoeSub.jpg

This is a 12" xxx in a 16.5"H x 24"L x 18.5"D box.

Now if i get the 15" XXX, i'd build it in a 22" box like u said, which is much higher n looks weird if i just did that, because i will have that huge gap.

http://www.rit.edu/~olj2538/media/images/HoeSub2.jpg

If u notice right below the window, that line, is where i want to build up to.

ramos
07-16-2004, 12:49 PM
If you want curves glass is the way, if you want straight, flat, shelve like then mdf would work. Personally I would build a frame and glass it though :)

InhumanAcura
07-16-2004, 09:38 PM
If you want curves glass is the way, if you want straight, flat, shelve like then mdf would work. Personally I would build a frame and glass it though :)

X2...................

Omarvelous
07-16-2004, 11:20 PM
I'm thinking Frame wid MDF then glass ,

but that curve at the edge, i really wanted that, think i could cut it n glass it into the built up mdf? Or glass over it?

supa_c
07-17-2004, 03:08 AM
the 97 is with the tire.
i had to take out because the box wouldnt fit with it in there.
the stuid tire is at a slant. i didnt measure that :smash:
BTW, the older burbs/hoes have more room in the back.
i still have 8 useable seats !
Glass it the way to go.
Thats what im doin my console enclosure in.