My Journey.....a Newbie Story

Omarvelous
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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$.

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

Also bought some supplies.

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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.

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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.

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Real Clean outside.

I then got some mail.

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Some sexy knukonceptz wiring

3" Flexible flared ports from The Zeb

Banana Terminal from PartsExpress

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HUGE Ports, and kind of poorly made

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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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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

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got more mess

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

then went online searching for a multitool, found this

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so i bought this

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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

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Made the tops so they sort of slant forward like this

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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.

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also got these to go with it

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I think it will be sexy.

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

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Very sexy

 
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

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HEAVY MOFO!! 59 pounds!

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Wasted no time and got it wired

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Added some l shaped braces

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

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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

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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,

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for this

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

Got plans.

Well hope you enjoyed

 
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!

 
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. //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/wink.gif.608e3ea05f1a9f98611af0861652f8fb.gif

 
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!

 
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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