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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    And, it fits!

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    I just used those Kenwoods to see if it fits, I pulled it back out and put the two SA-12 D4s in there.



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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    And, it fits!

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    I just used those Kenwoods to see if it fits, I pulled it back out and put the two SA-12 D4s in there.



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    (Don't care to make it look pretty[carpet], it's a personal box, making one for a friend now after he heard the improvement from my cruddy store bought box to a REAL box, I'll make that one look pretty.

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    Now onto bigger and better things.
    I'm glad you decided to build your own box, it is certainly a fun aspect of car audio in my opinion.

    You mentioned using Liquid Nails, and while I have never used it myself, I find many recommend the method I use: Titebond, screws, and silicone for the edges/seams. Fiberglass also works for sealing, but if your cuts are precise silicone will seal everything up and take a lot less time to apply.

    Anyways, keep up the good work, that is a good job for a first time builder



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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    I think you'll wish you put some bracing in there or double walled.




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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

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    I think you'll wish you put some bracing in there or double walled.
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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    I think you'll wish you put some bracing in there or double walled.
    This. Having 2ft by 2ft unbraced areas on any box is a no-no in my book. Even if it's for a pair of cheap Sony woofers, it's still going to resonate/flex.



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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe89 View Post
    I'm glad you decided to build your own box, it is certainly a fun aspect of car audio in my opinion.

    You mentioned using Liquid Nails, and while I have never used it myself, I find many recommend the method I use: Titebond, screws, and silicone for the edges/seams. Fiberglass also works for sealing, but if your cuts are precise silicone will seal everything up and take a lot less time to apply.

    Anyways, keep up the good work, that is a good job for a first time builder
    Thank you! I intend to make more boxes seeing as they are fairly cheap to make ($40 each give or take) and pawn them off for $50 locally min. to put a few dollars back in my pocket and gain experience! I'll look more into fiberglass for sealing, thanks!




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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM_Designs View Post
    This. Having 2ft by 2ft unbraced areas on any box is a no-no in my book. Even if it's for a pair of cheap Sony woofers, it's still going to resonate/flex.
    Maybe so, if this is the case I will of gained a good lesson!
    What do you mean by braces? I know you mean some structual support, but how so?




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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    Maybe so, if this is the case I will of gained a good lesson!
    What do you mean by braces? I know you mean some structual support, but how so?
    You can do threaded rod with washers and bolts sandwiching each piece of wood to be braced. You can also do "window" bracing with MDF, or simply use a 2x4 with screws and glue. I prefer threaded rod as it takes up relatively little volume for the amount of rigidity it provides.



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    Re: How's it lookin' ? First box

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe89 View Post
    You can do threaded rod with washers and bolts sandwiching each piece of wood to be braced. You can also do "window" bracing with MDF, or simply use a 2x4 with screws and glue. I prefer threaded rod as it takes up relatively little volume for the amount of rigidity it provides.

    Alright, my next box I'll look into that! tomorrow I am going to be cutting some scrap wood and practice kerfing.





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