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    My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Ok guys!!! I have the pics and the story of my journey. From building the box to getting the sub. Enjoy.

    All started with a trip to home depot. Got a 49 x 97 " piece of MDF for 19$.

    Major cuts were made Free of charge by this nice man at Home Depot.

    Also bought some supplies.


    Liquid Nails, Chaulk Gun, Nails, and Foam Seal.
    Total was probably 8$

    Was originally goind to make a sealed and ported box......things didn't work out as planned.

    At first bought a 30$ drill and Jigsaw from Lowes.


    Due to the loudness and difficulty of the cuts i was doing, i got aggrevated and returned these tools.

    I then bought a RotoZip RZ1 for 59$

    Tried it, burned my mdf, was WAY to loud had to return.

    This was when i gave up..... and was going to just get it done.

    2 days later had a vision. Was like "If i'm going to throw away all this wood, i might as well test the liquid nails out"

    Did that and this was what i got.





    Real Clean outside.

    I then got some mail.


    Some **** knukonceptz wiring
    3" Flexible flared ports from The Zeb
    Banana Terminal from PartsExpress


    HUGE Ports, and kind of poorly made



    Also got my terminals dblocks and fuses from darvex.com, all stinger custom pro.
    (pics later)

    I then bought a drill to put some screws in it, i did buy the screws might as well use them

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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Bought also a Circle cut drill bit
    Made the holes for my ports and terminal as a started for a jigsaw to finish the hole



    got more mess


    Drill costed 20$, was good, still returned it.

    then went online searching for a multitool, found this



    so i bought this



    from amazon for 99$, Good for the price, could be more power ful, it got the job done.

    Unscrewed all almost 1 pound of screws, and countersunk everyoneof them.

    Also cut out terminal and port holes



    Made the tops so they sort of slant forward like this



    used liquid nails.

    Went to Chase Pitkin to pick a color out with my girlfriend.
    She decided the crackling idea i had wasn't the one, so we decided to go with the stone look.



    also got these to go with it



    I think it will be ****.

    O yea forgot the mention got my Amp from millionbuy.xom i think i is.




    Very ****
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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Been cruising sounddomain and caraudio classifieds for a 12, got one offer from sounddomain.

    MrFlamboyant, good guy great seller. He wanted a M.O., was a little worried, although had a lot of credibility.

    1 week later got my baby



    HEAVY MOFO!! 59 pounds!








    Wasted no time and got it wired

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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Added some l shaped braces


    Did a little more work on the box, including a little bondoing and added foam surrond



    BONDO i hae IT!!!! Gonna get an alternate filler tomorrow.

    After some tweaking and stuff got the fit and everything, and this is the end result



    Last edited by Omarvelous; 04-01-2004 at 11:52 PM.



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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    First off, sorry for the huge pics, it' late i'm tired!

    For this being my first sub and box, i'm pretty **** pleased!!

    **** good craftsmanship.

    Over the summer i might build it better.

    But as for now, planning on trading my car,


    for this


    and put either 3 15's or 2 18's.

    Got plans.

    Well hope you enjoyed



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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Edit.. those pics ARE huge.



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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    That box looks like it's been through a war.. and lost!



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    Quote Originally Posted by EarDrummin.
    That box looks like it's been through a war.. and lost!
    LOL looks like that now, wait until it's done!!!!

    I will minimize them, don't worry.



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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    well looks like you spent too much money on building a box. IMO but then again im poor and i don't have that extra $ to spare. I built my box with less than 30 bucks, man i have a cable connection and it took some time to load those pics!



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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Always nice to see pics.

    Hope you enjoy the XXX. Should treat you well.

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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Omarvelous
    LOL looks like that now, wait until it's done!!!!

    I will minimize them, don't worry.
    Hehe, I was in the computer lab with a very slow connection at the time, don't mind me. I'm sure your ugly box will work beautifully.



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    Good luck finishing her up......

    it's a nice attempt for a first time. definatly better than my first box (i'll spare myself the shame of showing you guys the pics)

    remember kids, when you add it all up it's a lot cheaper to have me do it....and i promise your box won't be ugly!



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    Haha, LR, thats a shameless plug I guess.

    Ok, he is converting the URLs now.
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    Re: My Journey.....a Newbie Story

    Only reason why i chose not to get it done by GnomeAudio, is because i am a tinker AND because i will be building a lot of boxes.

    But if your not the adventerous type, or need 1 box quick, then i'd say get it done!



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    Quote Originally Posted by nweibley
    Haha, LR, thats a shameless plug I guess.
    Shameless?

    Nah.

    Uncalled for?

    Probably.

    Unsolicited?

    Most likely.

    True?

    Definatly



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