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Old 11-24-2007
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Looks good, btw, if you have a rotozip you can "zip" (lol...) right through that dried fiberglass so fast... Unfortunately, it's the only thing you can do with that tool (ghey!)
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this has turned out to be a pretty bas assed project, nice work man.
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Ok, here we go. I trimmed out the edges and smoothed out what i could. Then I cut up some old foam headliner material and put that on all the mounting points (forgot to take picture) and 3 layers on the back to help quell vibrations. Then I cut out all the places the tabs fit and the panel clips to and drilled out the mounting spots. Then I test fit it and screwed in some self-taping screws that had rubber pieces (washer-like) to hold everything down. The end result:



I'm going to go get a couple of clips for the rear door and some other trim pieces and then take another picture with everything in place. (I also replaced the rear middle trim piece with a flat one that I created.)

Overall, I'm impressed with the sound. It rattles some during the deep bass notes, but nothing a little tweak here and there won't fix. I'll keep ya posted.

Once again, thanks for the tips and advice!

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-Chance
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^ I like that. Not a bad idea at all. I like that ibn doing it this way you don't lose any of the very little floor space that you have.
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looks VERY good! if i had a 4 door, i would be getting you to make me a box like that!

if you want to stop some of the rattling, put yourself some DynaMat inside the door itself.....that will help a bunch!
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looks VERY good! if i had a 4 door, i would be getting you to make me a box like that!

if you want to stop some of the rattling, put yourself some DynaMat inside the door itself.....that will help a bunch!
That's what I plan on doing later on. The plan is to strip the carpet and panels and do the interior (hopefully the roof too) like Brent (mpire) did for his wife's Ranger in the interior forum.

At this point however, I have a Bus to sell and it needs somethings taken care of before I sell it.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

-Chance
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Sound Deadener

Before you go and spend a lot of money on Sound Deadener, check out this web site http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com

I used this stuff based on this web site and was very satisfied with the results. It's called RAAMmat BXT http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi
I had a few questions for Rick and he was more than helpfule with answering my questions. Not to mention very quick. Rick is a great guy. I don't know him personally but the customer service was great.
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Old 11-26-2007
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or second skin, they also are pretty good.

can you take some closer pics?
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If you're going to be buying 2-3 sqft of dampening, it's not really going to matter which one you get... price and whether or not it's asphalt-based is the only thing you need to worry about.

I would definitely check out Secondskin I really, really like their stuff.
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or second skin, they also are pretty good.

can you take some closer pics?
How much closer are you needing? Of the box in or out of the truck?

As far as dampening, I plan on doing the floor, doors, roof and back wall. Wonder how much space that would be....

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Sound Deadning Material

Go to this web site http://www.raamaudio.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi and send a question to Rick. He is very helpful with figuring out how much you need.
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Old 11-27-2007
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Talk to Kyle (gearhead61)(???) he will be able to tell you how much he used when he did his S/C
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a pic of just the front of the box, without the rest of the door would be cool. thanks
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Very nice....it must be so nice to have the retractable doors on 98+ models... *sigh*

I'm inspired!
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Old 11-27-2007
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Dan O-
I'll have to get the door panel off sometime later in the week and take a pic. For now, if you want to check out the flickr site I put everything on, it is
here.

Here's a couple of the interior and with the panel on:



Thanks also for the tips on the deadener. I'll try to drop gearhead a line and ask.

Enjoy.

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you can look for some acoustic fabric, that lets the sound through but would cover that hole so you can't see the sub. i think parts express has it.
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Old 11-28-2007
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I love parts express, I have some Dayton woofers and Peerless tweeters that are awaiting a home!
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looks really good it turned out nice
hows it sound?
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get your deadening from elemental designs. thats the only stuff i use. it is priced great and easy to use. i believe i used like 30-40sqft of v1 on my floor and 3sqft of v4 on the floor is spots because it was all i had left from previous installs. i am gonna be doing the doors, rear wall and roof when i get money.
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looks really good it turned out nice
hows it sound?
Sound is pretty good at this point, but not perfect yet. (I love the test and tune phase!) :) When I get it tuned like I want, I think some people would be pretty impressed at what one little 8" can do.
A few rattles here and there if the deep low bass is turned up too much. I haven't gone through the entire door yet to catch those little ones here and there, but will do it later. I'm also needing to get new door panel clips so that everything is reattached like it is supposed to be before I start this.
I was trying to re adjust the amp and I gained it a little too high so it's overly loud even if the bass is down to +1 (I want to get a new radio with a sub control and 7 band eq built in), so some more tuning and tweaking are definitely in my future. I'm more predominant with Rock (RUSH in particular) so that is what I will be tuning it mainly for. The sub itself feels really solid on the bass drum hits as well. I haven't even added any poly-fil yet, so that will factor in as well for the next few weeks.

Overall I'm VERY happy with it as it has the full potential to work out just fine. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to add a little more oomph to the bottom end and keep the truck looking as close to stock as possible. I will be getting some acoustic material for the opening when I can and putting it in place to complete the full stealth look. The amp box doesn't really go with this theme, but I did want a level platform and would have done it that way regardless since we have 'moisture sensitive' instruments that we haul around from time to time.

Thanks again for the compliments,

-Chance
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