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Gomab02k
03-01-2005, 12:13 AM
I want to know if someone knows where I can get a box for four 10''s. I really want a fiber glass type box in which maybe i can install a neon light in. Can someone please Help me out. Not to expensive though. $125 is the maxmium

nGreve_sx
03-01-2005, 12:16 AM
$125 isn't going to get much as far as fiberglass goes, the supplies themselves are expensive.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 12:18 AM
$125 is way too cheap for a fiberglass box, especially if you want it painted. car audio shops start at about $1000 for a painted custom fit glassed enclosure. good luck buddy. if you dont want it painted, and i can find a car exactly like yours to make a mold in, i'll do it for $150 (not painted of course). fiberglass is a ton lighter than wood, and wouldnt cost too much to ship from CA.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 12:19 AM
$125 isn't going to get much as far as fiberglass goes, the supplies themselves are expensive.

when you compare to the cost of wood, silicone, screws, glue, and carpet, it can actually be much cheaper.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 12:24 AM
**** i forgot about the "3 tens part". i'll do it for $300.

InhumanAcura
03-01-2005, 12:25 AM
you couldnt do it well yourself for that much

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 12:27 AM
huh? why couldn't i?

nGreve_sx
03-01-2005, 12:32 AM
Fiberglass is expensive, I'll say it again....much more pricey than wood, screws, etc. Buy enough stuff to make a decent sized box and it climbs up there pretty quick.

swimfreak26
03-01-2005, 12:34 AM
Yeah, fiberglass is quite pricey...I think I spent $60 on mat and $25 on resin, and I'll need more resin by the time i'm done with it all I think. Spring break shall be a good time glassing as long as it gets over 40 degrees.

Gomab02k
03-01-2005, 12:35 AM
It really doesn't have to be fiber glass but it would be really cool to have. I know someone who can make one for 150.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 12:40 AM
Fiberglass is expensive, I'll say it again....much more pricey than wood, screws, etc. Buy enough stuff to make a decent sized box and it climbs up there pretty quick.

i dont think you guys are buying at the right places...i just ordered two rolls of 2" x 165' good density cloth for like $35 shipped. you just gotta look hard. i think i bought my resin from west marine pretty cheap too.

InhumanAcura
03-01-2005, 01:58 AM
i dont think you guys are buying at the right places...i just ordered two rolls of 2" x 165' good density cloth for like $35 shipped. you just gotta look hard. i think i bought my resin from west marine pretty cheap too.

They dont cost much piece by piece but it adds up. You have to think about the finishing work and all the material that go in to the whole process.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 02:11 AM
well i'm pretty sure a carpeted fiberglass enclosure for a single 10 wouldn't cost substantially more than a carpeted MDF one.

1 quart resin = $12-16
fiberglass = ~$18
brushes = ~$5
3M Spray = $12
Carpet = $5
so a total of ~$52-56

1 sheet of MDF = $25
dry wall screws = ~$3
wood glue = $5
silicone = $2.50
3M Spray = $12
Carpet = $5
in total ~$52

avs20
03-01-2005, 11:55 AM
You forgot mounting rings, dowels, and fleece also. Fglass is more expensive than an MDF box..99% of the time. Not to mention the labor also involved in fglass..

swimfreak26
03-01-2005, 12:52 PM
Plus, a quart of resin doesn't go very far at all when you get to covering the fleece...you'll use a few quarts there alone.

Also, you forgot bondo, maybe some kitty hair if you want to do it right (bondo + fibers), sand paper, time, time, time.

I can throw together an MDF box, for any sub ranging from 8"-15" out of a single sheet of MDF in a couple hours....fiberglass requires much longer.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 10:04 PM
Plus, a quart of resin doesn't go very far at all when you get to covering the fleece...you'll use a few quarts there alone.

Also, you forgot bondo, maybe some kitty hair if you want to do it right (bondo + fibers), sand paper, time, time, time.

I can throw together an MDF box, for any sub ranging from 8"-15" out of a single sheet of MDF in a couple hours....fiberglass requires much longer.

i was talking about a carpeted box, as i mentioned before. usually not that much sanding/bondoing is required when you're gonna carpet it. and i'm almost certain it does not take a few quarts to saturate fleece. and even if you did, you can get four times the amount (a gallon) for 10 bucks more. and fleece is dirt cheap! working with mdf also requires more tools.

swimfreak26
03-01-2005, 10:11 PM
Go ahead and build a box, keep track of everything you buy and let me know how much it runs....I'm just saying it's more expensive than an MDF box, and by quite a bit in most cases.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 10:38 PM
yea, but like i said before, its really not that substantial of a difference. like $ 10-15 at most if you plan on just carpetting.

swimfreak26
03-01-2005, 10:49 PM
I still beg to differ, but it isn't really a big deal right now because neither of us are building with fiber right now.....well I hope to over spring break, but it's looking like it's going to be too cold.

bcarpenterfhl
03-01-2005, 10:57 PM
I am :) :
http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=88105&page=2&pp=15

swimfreak26
03-01-2005, 11:54 PM
Well I stand corrected :patrioti:

bcarpenterfhl
03-02-2005, 01:36 AM
no problem, its all good.

jerseystyle1
03-02-2005, 10:15 AM
Cat fight!!!!!

Anyway, I agree with swimfreak26. A Fiberglass enclosure is alot more expensive then a MDF one. Only because of the time factor and time is money IMO! If someone will make you one for $150, I'd say go for it. Just remember, sometimes you get what you pay for.

DFW40
03-02-2005, 11:40 AM
Hey GOMAbo2K you have a private message.

Bavarian3
03-03-2005, 01:09 AM
working with mdf also requires more tools.
MDF box - a drilll, jigsaw, scissors to cut carpet, thats about it

fiberglass - drill, jigsaw, dremel, sander, lots of brushes. lots of time.

gomab - i can build you a custom fiberglass enclosure, it would be from an MDF base since i couldnt make a mold without the car, but i can tell u its not gona be for $125 or less. But it wont be too expensive.