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    4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    Well awhile back my friend wanted 4 e8's in his chevy silverado, i have since bought that truck from him and he got a dodge ram extended cab. i have built boxes for these before and they are a BIOTCH. i knew that without fiberglass the 4 8's probablly wouldnt fit...so i procrastonated doing it because after a month of glassin the inside of my box, it got annoying. well he decided to go to a local shop (who think they are know-it-alls and are the best) and got a bid becasue he knows i hate them and it would promt me to build his box. They first started off by saying there was absolutly no way the 8s would work without taking the back seat out. then they asked the question of what brand the subs were, and when he said Sundown e8 they responded with " well here we only sell quality products, no off brands"...ironicly the name of the shop in sundown a&v lol. well this pissed me off so i got to work and decided i would do it for his graduation present, and to show the shop whats up lol....


    before pic.

    taped everything off for the glassin

    the box was to be built by making a master template of the shape of the buckets under the seat, and then from there i would use a flush trim bit in the router to make more plates that would serve as the bottom, middle, top and trim panel for the box. so basicly it will be a bunch of perfect layers.



    then i made him help me lol he slaved over the tin foil hhaha


    then i layed down 2 layers of matte, once it was dry, i popped in out and added a bunch more layers till it was around 1/2'' thick.

    i sanded the top build up down smooth so that when i added the nextt plate to it it would be even.
    after the next plate was added, another coat of resin was applied to the entire structure to seal it, then i filled each side up with water to find the volume. one that was achievd, i made both sides equal using blocks of mdf.

    then i added the top and found an exact location for the holes to be symetrical on both sides.



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

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    then i routed the trim panal plate and routed out the holes of ware the woofers will go the same as the baffle board( used a jigsaw on the baffle because my router jig will only do 8" and larger circles) then i put the woofers in and traced them to find the exact placement. then i used a 9 1/2" circle template to make the circles larger so that they will be semi-fluch mounted and will have 1/2" gap for the lighted plexi to show through.


    i primed and sealed the baffle board around the woofers and int he middle ware a plexi window with my decal will go. i then painted it metallic silver so that the leds will reflect off of it.





    i used a rabbiting bit to notch out 1/2" x 3/16" around the woofer cutout on the bottom of the trim panal to allow clearance for the frosted plexi inserts i made. the woofers will mount on these. i also used a strait bit to make channals on the underside to run the wires for the LEDS in. (looked pretty cool but forgot to take a pic)



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)


    i frosted the plexi becasue it gives it more of a glow all around.

    and here it is, all done (minus my decal that will come later)











    lol it looks really nice i cant wait to see how it sounds. they will be amped off of a diamond 1100.1 with knu wiring.
    ..and yeah thats a beer in his hand lol its graduation nite we had to have fun



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    One of the cleanest builds I've seen in a long time.



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    very nice




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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    looks awesome! he should take it to that shop out of spite




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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    gawd dayum I love the way that came out!




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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    sick skills bro.




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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    that looks awesome




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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    Quote Originally Posted by swrve31 View Post
    looks awesome! he should take it to that shop out of spite
    hah we did. the first show they i had i rolled in with liek 12 people ( most of them they had done quotes for) and ther jsut liek uhhh



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    Quote Originally Posted by boomintahoe View Post
    I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong
    lol thety really didnt say anything, they just kinda looekd at it and were like umm i wanna hear it lol. but on that camaro build i jsut posted up they got really pissed. the guy came up to him and was like wtf dude i see how it is lol



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    Quote Originally Posted by boomintahoe View Post
    I like that...very clean and better than a pro. Please tell us what that shop said after you proved them wrong
    lol thety really didnt say anything, they just kinda looekd at it and were like umm i wanna hear it lol. but on that camaro build i jsut posted up they got really pissed. the guy came up to him and was like wtf dude i see how it is lol



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    UNDER CONSTRUCTION.....soon to be 12 15's
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    Subs: (4) Treo SSX 15s
    Amp: (2) Stetsom 14k2d
    Batts: (10) Treo SSX100b batts
    Alts: (4) Tejcurrent 230
    Highs: 8 sets of various high end Boston

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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    nice build, im curious to know what the shop said too



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    Re: 4 E8's 2008 Ram, LEDS & Plexi. (Old Build log)

    nice looking work.



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