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    12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    I have a 01 Acura MDX. I'm in the process of building a 12" sub box for a 12" OZ audio 12.2 matrix sub. I pulled the factory 10" sub & used the opening to get the most air space possible. Here are a few pics. I'm hopping to get more this weekend.

    This is the mold already made & cut to size - I then sanded the corners smooth which the picture doesn't show. The speaker ring was made for a flush mount installation.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../GLASSBOX1.jpg

    These pictures show the fleece already stretched & glassed. It was a pain to get the fleece wrinkles out. I added 3 layers of glass matt on the inside of the fleece vs. the outside. This makes it much easier to get a smoother finish. Next step is to get rid of the excess fleece & then start adding bondo to the outside. Not the best or most detailed pictures, but I hope you enjoy .


    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../GLASSBOX2.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1.../GLASSBOX3.jpg

    Here the box is coeated with 3m premium body filler. This stuff sands off real nice.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...l/glassbox.jpg

    Here the box has been sanded smooth, primered & then I added putty to fill in the very small holes & indentations. I used bondo uv drying putty, which f'n ******. It was a pain to sand down & I eventually took it all off & had to primer again.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/7.jpg

    Second primer.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/5.jpg

    Back cup I ordered from parts from www.partsexpress.com

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/6.jpg
    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...econnector.jpg

    Checked sub for fitment.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/8.jpg

    Checked box for fitment in truck.

    http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/9.jpg

    Unfortunately I over estimated the box size & Will be switching over to an IDQ which works great in small boxes.
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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Looks good man... how are you going to finish it?





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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    looks good so far, what size is it gonna be?



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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Thanks. I'm going to finish it off with beige vinyl which will match my interior.

    As far as size, I'm shooting for 1.2 cubic feet, but I think I'm closer to 1. Nothing allot of pollyfill stuffing can't fix though.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Looking good...keep the pics coming! I have a 03 MDX as well and gotta admit, the **** bose system *****. Just since I have the rear DVD, i don't wanna mess with the HU..so yeah

    Check out this thread below for a really nicccce sub box for the factory sub location:

    http://acuramdx.org/forums/showthrea...threadid=19256




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Yeah, he's got some wood working skills. Isn't he a cabinet maker? I drooled the 1st time I saw that.

    The bose does ****. I swear everytime the factory 10" sub kicked in, it sounded more like someone was pounding from very far away - really annoying!




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    ******* that box is nasty!



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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Posted new pics.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Very good work my man.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Thanks. That means allot coming from you.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    From me? ****, I'm not any better than the next guy.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Added a picture.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    Looks awesome.




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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    covered in vinyl.





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    Re: 12" fiberglass box for 01 Acura MDX

    what type of fleece did u use?




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