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    attaching boxes together?

    I am going to attempt to build 2 seperated ported boxes for my 2 alpines. What I would like to do is somehow attached both boxes together so i can take both subs out seperately so its not so heavy. the thing is i can't think of a way to do it...

    Maybe use some type of latch or something. Has anyone did anything similar to this before? please give me some ideas, any suggestions welcome.





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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    I read in another thread about someone using hindges to secure the box to the trunk to keep it from sliding. They would just pull the pin inside the hindge (seperating the hindge into 2 pieces) when they wanted to remove it.




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    Metal rods and cotter pins? Make a "clamp" with some threaded rods attached to an mdf panel? Make the entire thing removable, so you canlosen it up, take the "clamp" off and then the other box.




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    What I would do which is a pretty cleaner looking is add an extra piece of mdf on the side of each box and shape them like a giant dovetail so one box slides into the other box. You can carpet the outer pieces of the dovetail and when put together it looks like one piece but to seperate just pull the 2nd box out. If i had my photoshop here at work i would illustrate.




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    What I would do which is a pretty cleaner looking is add an extra piece of mdf on the side of each box and shape them like a giant dovetail so one box slides into the other box. You can carpet the outer pieces of the dovetail and when put together it looks like one piece but to seperate just pull the 2nd box out. If i had my photoshop here at work i would illustrate.

    Good Idea, not Mspainted to scale
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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    that just gave me an idea...what i could do is take a small block, maybe 8 x 8 x 3/4 mdf and cut out an R in the block. Then screw the block to the box (with the r out of it) and paint the R that was cut out red (black boxes) and slide the R into the block that the R was cut out and the boxes are locked together...how would i get the R out though????





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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    LOL too elaberate a design and not well thought out. I'll stick with my way. easy to put in and remove and clean looking




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    like this...
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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    Wait? whats holding the boxes together? the R? the block? the r block? I'm lost




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    I get it the Red R is suppose to be a solid piece and the cutout outline of the R is split half on each box. The Red R pops in like a lego and holds the 2 pieces together. 2 flaws though.
    1) 3/4" is not enough to hold that R in, the vibration of the bass will pop it out.
    2) you would need some type of lip or handle to remove it if it was flush with the outer boards.




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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    velcro on the back of the R will hold it in place...wont let it rattle out. I will have to think about a way to remove it...maybe a small eye screw or something similar that is very small and not very noticable?





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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    make a3/4" mdf panel that will cover the front so u dont see the seam and also use it to flush mount the subs and screw it in



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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    You should just do this: make the two boxes but use two common, opposite face sides, so the front and back. You can have a common center chamber too if you wanted to save on wood. That way you have two identical, independant chambers that look like one combined chamber from the front and has added stability 'cause more than one face are common.



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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    sounds like a good idea but i have spent hours designing the box i have. It took so long to design it i started to give up on it. But i played with my dimensions and got a desent looking design. the port is unlike any other i have seen...not sure if it will sound right but i will give it a shot.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt
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    Re: attaching boxes together?

    not common center chamber, but board. my bad



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