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milnimi 
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This is a great website for people to go to and get help on a variety of different projects. I was wondering if any one had any horror stories to share with the rest of us. Pictures would be great as always.
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Please guys, don't bring up the mustang.
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Why not????
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Oh, Ok go ahead.
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haha, that car was awesome.
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hahaha..the mustang was the worst. My very first project was pretty bad, lol.  i dont have progress pics, but just explaining it will make u cringe...OK it looks allright..cause its carpeted.  (keep in mind i had absolutely no idea what i was doing at the time) The sub "boxes" are rectangle pieces of wood with a hole cut in it...for the fiberglass part i took some insulation and shaped it a bit how i wanted it, then biberglassed small pieces of fleece and stuck it to the insulation...after which i pulled most of the insulation out.  After that i had a non sealed, 1 layer (fleece) fiberglass "box".  The flat piece is 5/16" plywood (about 3 pieces to make the whole floor) which i screwed down (at least i had sense not to screw where the gas tank is, lol)  The piece that the amp is on is held by 2 pieces of soft metal, screwed into the wood (3/4") and to the car body, with plexiglass aroung the edges (for lighting) the piece the amp is sitting on lifted up and my X-over was on the bottom with all the wiring.  The carpet is stapled to the wood and glued on the sub "boxes".

When i ripped all this junk out i had a couple garbage bags of mess.  I fried the amp by running it at 2 ohms with the gain all the way up (hey at the time i thought it was bass controll, lol)  The subs are in my current system and sound good.  Good news is that the fiberglass was half decent, and i could still get bass..but i was only using a 75W x 2ch amp...pyramid at that.  i thought it was good at the time...then i found this forum, thats when i ripped it out.

Thats my horror.  But my recent box(es) certainly came out nice...hope to get pics in a couple weeks.

Fiberglass Horror Stories -- posted image..

EDIT: the trunk isnt obviously that wide...i couldnt adjust the pic to work out.

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hehehe, let the mustang rest in peace.
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does anyone have any pics of the stang' with 60 gallons of bondo in the trunk? that was the funniest thing i've ever seen. possibly the only person ever to total out a car using nothing but fiberglass and body filler. my first F/G box i didnt test the sub that was going into it before building the box, so i get it all hooxed up and the sub is dead so i got another (cheaper) sub and tried to screw it in but it was a slightly smaller 10" sub than the original so it didnt seal propperly. i got a big syrenge and filled it with very hot resin and sealed the sub to the box with this. (i later used an axe to remove the sub from this enclosure). not a great story but oh well.
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hehe...i do like the part where u used the axe to remove the sub though.  I cant see anyone doing any worse than the mustang
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Posted: April 02, 2005 at 7:22 PM / IP Logged  
Yeah, I do believe we need to let the mustang rest... I wonder if that guy even comes around here anymore since all the hell he got from that... but didn't he use like house insulation?
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