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    plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    i just started getting into fiberglassin, i think its pretty easy so i wana take it a step further and see what i can do. here is my plan

    i wana mold fiberglass into my wheelwel and then sink my amp into the mold so it mounts flush with the outside of the mold and then i wana have a little lip or edge around ti so i can put a piece plexi glass just big enough to fit over the amp.

    can someone give me some guidence on how i could do this, i have a few ideas but i wana hear someone that has done something like this before







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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    if u dont get any help here go to fiberglassforums.com.




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    lay your bottom fiberglass over teh wheelwell.

    then make a shallow box for your amp to sit in, the sides of the box will be just at teh top edge of the amp.

    prop this box up over the wheelwell, at the angle you want the amp to sit, then streach some fleese over it, staple it around the edge of the box. cut out the middle where the amp will set.

    then glass the fleese.

    now you have a sturdy place for teh amp to set in that box. that is flush with the fiberglass part,

    edit. you can also make teh box deeper. to alow the plexi to set in further to make that flush also.




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    post a pic of the wheel well, i might can help.



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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    Please don't take this the wrong way but there is more to fiberglassing than what you did on those pods you built. Once you get into a larger piece you have to use mat for strength. You also have to have extra bracing in some spots so you don't have low spots. If I were you I would read up on some of these forums about it before you throw too much money into it. Anyway, good luck with it all! Let me see the pictures when you get some!




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremekustomz View Post
    Please don't take this the wrong way but there is more to fiberglassing than what you did on those pods you built. Once you get into a larger piece you have to use mat for strength. You also have to have extra bracing in some spots so you don't have low spots. If I were you I would read up on some of these forums about it before you throw too much money into it. Anyway, good luck with it all! Let me see the pictures when you get some!
    what pods?? link??




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    one more thing. If you are going to have plexi where you can see the edges you will have to do ALOT of sanding and buffing on it to make it look right. No point in having a nice fiberglass panel with ugly plexi.




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    yeh im not expecting to fly through this like the pods i made, but i want to try something that takes a little more precision and skill. the only way to get good at something is to try new things and keep working up the latter.

    do you think im takeing on to big of a project, is there something else i could do with my fiberglass meterials to continue getting the hang of this art?




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    what brand fiberglass resin would you suggest i use, i have a gallon of bondo resin i got for 30 bucks and when i got home i thought i should see what everyone uses before i start to use it




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    ok never mind




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    hey whats that mat that meade uses? i think its like 28oz or something?



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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    well can someone at least tell me all the work its gona be, i wana start this tomarrow or sooner.




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    Quote Originally Posted by 500000watts View Post
    yeh im not expecting to fly through this like the pods i made, but i want to try something that takes a little more precision and skill. the only way to get good at something is to try new things and keep working up the latter.

    do you think im takeing on to big of a project, is there something else i could do with my fiberglass meterials to continue getting the hang of this art?
    Practice, practice, practice! I don't think the project is too big. You just have to remember that if you are doing something that is going to be flush mounted you have to have a way for your grille cloth or fleece to be pullet TIGHT. Pulling fleece tight is alot harder than grille cloth though. Where exactly in the car are you talking about anyway?




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    Quote Originally Posted by 500000watts View Post
    what brand fiberglass resin would you suggest i use, i have a gallon of bondo resin i got for 30 bucks and when i got home i thought i should see what everyone uses before i start to use it
    That resin will be fine to use. They do have other brands that are supposed to be stronger that cost $70 + a gallon but there is no need for that here. You aren't repairing a boat hull LOL




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    Re: plexiglass and fiberglass amp box

    Quote Originally Posted by 500000watts View Post
    well can someone at least tell me all the work its gona be, i wana start this tomarrow or sooner.
    Like I have said before, make you a frame for it. Then use your cloth for the shape that you want. I know you said someting about flush mounting an amp but there are different ways to do that. Just make sure that when you are through with the fiberglassing portion of it, that you cannot push on a spot and have it flex much at all. You want it to be strong due to vibrations and things like that in the car. There will be some sanding but nothing like if it was a box or something like that. Send me a picture of the location that you want to do it in and the amp size.




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