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Lookin great Sean. I wasn't sure how you were going to mount the speakers, but from the look of the pics, you've got a pretty good idea there.
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i know im a bit late.. but what about the finished product??!?!
pics!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2007
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i know im a bit late.. but what about the finished product??!?!
pics!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry to let ya down.... but once i got both sides built and ready to be preped for the finish work, i decided to try it out first.

getting that thing into my truck was a *****, and took forever. once i got it in there, and all wired up, i listend to it, really liked it, and decided to leave it in there, unfinished, lol.

all i have to do is sand it a bit more, then either wrap the curved faces in some material, or sand it real fine and paint it.

i won't be doing either one, however. i'm already planning on downsizing my system and want to build something even smaller.. so i see no point in taking the time to finish the box.
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lol
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Great job....looks kinda like what i am aiming for, but i know nothing about fiber glass so i keep putting it off
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wow...awesome box, you giving me some ideas now. make sure you post more up-to-date pics when you get em...
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wow...awesome box, you giving me some ideas now. make sure you post more up-to-date pics when you get em...
lol, this thread was started about a year and a half ago. the last pic you see is pretty close to how the box still sits.... i've done a little more sanding and filling, etc... but other than that, it still looks the same.

after i took those pics, i wanted to test out the boxes, to see if they were worth continuing on with.... i liked how they sounded all wired up and plugged in, then said screw it, and never took the box back out of my truck, lol. it still sits in the back of my truck, half way finished (cosmetically).

i want to wait till i possibly get a Body lift... if i get one, it'll motivate me to remove the box, and either finish it, or just build a new one. truthfully, i hope to build a new one, something smaller aimed at purely SQ this time.
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darn thats a let down
haha
but seriuosly.. if your gonna downsize.. i say finish it and sell it on here(localy ofcouce(no shipping))... what else would you do with that nice of a box

use it as a heavy bird feeder
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Thats a good lookin box i bet it would look ALOT BETTER if it was finished though
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Wow thats kinda funny....Durring the summer i built two boxes just like that and every thing is the same as what i did....There sitting in my garage....Funny....Great minds think alike...lol......
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That looks absolutely fantastic! Keep us updated with pics...
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Please come down to Georgia and build be a box...hahaha that looks awesome
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how did you bend the wood like that? i'm starting my box for two alpine type R's but haven't made up my mind on the design yet. i have a box from q logic in there now and hate it. looks like your seats fold back nicely and everything.
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how did you bend the wood like that? i'm starting my box for two alpine type R's but haven't made up my mind on the design yet. i have a box from q logic in there now and hate it. looks like your seats fold back nicely and everything.
are you doing ported or sealed?
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how did you bend the wood like that?
i had to do the bend in layers.

first, i cut my sides using a template. after i had the curve, i used 1/4" luan for the bent surface. i wanted to get an even 3/4" of material on all sides, so i actually had 3 layers on the bent surface side. i made sure to use plenty of glue in between each layer. after i glue all 3 sides to one another, i quickly put them in place on the box, then used multiple ratcheting straps, and strapped them into place. i screwed a couple of screws in for extra security, then let it all sit for a day or so, and let it all dry nicely.

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looks like your seats fold back nicely and everything.
yeah my seats can go all the way back on the track, and then recline to a comfortable position. i'm a tall guy, so leg room was top priority over anything else, lol.
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thanks for all the comments guys!

im trying to avoid fiberglass for right now. that open face part of the box is going to be covered by luan. its a bendible wood. once i get that, im going to mount a trim ring (for the sub to mount to) onto the curved area, and cut out the hole for the sub. im then going to create the flush curve around the ring with kitty hair.. then after that.. sand sand sand. once its all smooth, im going to paint it a flat black, with a flat clear over it, so itll match the black plastic in the truck (radio bezel, door trim, etc.)

i wrapped some pieces today in material. i had to stop working on it though.. right after i took these pics.. it started to poor, so i couldnt get the box out of the truck without it getting soaked. here's a couple pics to show how it fits in the back.
i know this is old, but someone else bumped it, but where did you get that vynal from?
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i know this is old, but someone else bumped it, but where did you get that vynal from?
fortunately for me, there's a couple of different fabric stores like within a mile of my house. i never even noticed them before i finally decided to look online in my area for a fabric store, lol.

i'd recommed doing the same... just search your area for a fabric store.. it was either that, or i was going to order some online somewhere.
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Hey that looks somewhat familiar. That seems to be a pretty popular design idea.
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I really like the curve yours has in it. That looks pretty sweet. Good stuff, can;t wait to see it finished.
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