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chris_h 
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Posted: January 02, 2005 at 11:43 AM / IP Logged  

I decided it was time to do away with my huge ported box for my sub, and make myself a custom sealed box that will let me have some trunk space back. I bought a digital camera when I was in the middle of this project, so unfortunately these pics start after I already made half of the enclosure. The fiberglass part you can see already constructed below was made by taping off the corner of my trunk, foiling it, then laying a layer of FG to get the exact shape of the trunk.

I'll be the first to say that my work isn't perfect, but I'm sort of new at this fiberglass thing. Let me know what you guys/girls think. Some of the pics don't look great because I had to resize them a lot.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

This is the sub going into the FG enclosure. I decided to make a ring that would mount the sub flush.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

Here I've hot glued my ring into the half enclosure.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

Here it is wrapped with fleece, before trimming the excess.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

After applying a coat of resin.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

Here I am laying the first coat of FG. As you can see, I have the pleasure of fiberglassing in the great white North. I don't have a garage, and if I did this in my basement I'd drive my family out with the fumes.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

This is a pic of the front of the box after 1 layer of FG. There's a patch (white) at the bottom of the ring that didn't turn transparent for some reason. I can tell you that it's not a bubble, and it did adhere to the fleece, but I don't know why it stayed white and it looks like hell.

My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

This is it again, still one layer of FG. I'm going to add a few more layers and get pics up when I'm done.

Any questions/comments appreciated, or tips for next time.

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satfrk32 
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Posted: January 02, 2005 at 4:21 PM / IP Logged  

well...im not much of an expert either at fiberglassing...but could that white spot be from the temperature you are working with? I thought temperatures had to be right for fiberglassing.

Great looking box so far keep the updates coming!

cheers! My project in the works, opinions please -- posted image.

auex 
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Posted: January 02, 2005 at 7:25 PM / IP Logged  
The white spot could just be a patch of loose fibers that dried up with some air in it.
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bluetruck 
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Posted: January 03, 2005 at 6:13 AM / IP Logged  
looks great. are you carpeting it? very nice whatever you do.
bluetruck 
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Posted: January 03, 2005 at 6:28 AM / IP Logged  
sorry to repost but is that an MTX 6000? i used to have 2 10" 6k's in the back of my old car. they sound great. l have always been happy with my mtx equipment.
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Posted: January 03, 2005 at 8:35 AM / IP Logged  
Looks really good man!
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chris_h 
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Posted: January 03, 2005 at 10:15 AM / IP Logged  

bluetruck: thanks for the comment, and yes it's a 6000. I think they're great too.

I plan on painting it assuming I can get it smooth enough. Do you guys know if I need to use a gelcoat? Or primer and paint? How was yours done realitycheck?

Thanks for the responses.

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realitycheck 
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I had mine painted if you,  my buddys dad painted it for me.  Yeah you lay down a primer, sand, primer and then paint. If you go here chris this is the pics of my box, https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=42407&KW=pics+of+progress+on+first
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Carbonb 
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How do you secure the flush subs like that to the floor? I am thinking about using a false floor and screwing it into it.
This seems to me, to be the only way tto secure it.
realitycheck 
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Well CarbonB are you asking me that question?
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