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jaybong 
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Posted: July 02, 2005 at 1:18 PM / IP Logged  

Hi all- first post, longtime browser  Im looking for info on fabbing a bandpass out of fibreglass- the thing is loading the driver into the box- i wans going this route to tkeep the drivers out of sight, but it seems then that you cant get them in or out!

I tried the search- didnt see any posts on this...

Any thoughts?

Lincolnman 
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Well dude if your talking about a band pass box like the square box with the plexi window, it would be easy to fiberglass it. Just build the box out of mdf. Leave the front panel out (the one that is normally plex) to load the sub through. Then either just scuff the plexi and paint it or if you are building the whole thing just make a panel out of mdf or a bunch of layers of glass, then seal it with caulk and screw it in place.
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jaybong 
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Posted: July 03, 2005 at 7:32 PM / IP Logged  

Im not talking about anythign square, or plexiglass windowed swapmeet stuff. I mean a custome fabbed bandpass enclosure without corners or seams...although i suppose there has to be a window or pane somewhere to allow for install and removal of the driver...

Im thinking along the lines of a custome box for the corner of the trunk that does not allow for access to the speaker- hence no holes are put in the driver, and it cant be seen my theives...

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build the box in two parts. What I mean is build the part that the subs go into first and then lay foil on to the face of that and form the other hafe of the box using an MDF skeleton and glass over the whole thing. Then when done fasten it together with a gasket in between the two boxes. If you don't understand what I mean please ask me to clarify.
jaybong 
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Posted: July 04, 2005 at 11:23 AM / IP Logged  

I understand completely what you mean, but then the issue becomes what to do when the drivers choke- youd have to cut them out, right?

any pics of anyones work?

this is not a simple kickpanel project, I understand....

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I think the way he's talking about, instead sealing the box shut with FG, you'd make a gasket and screw the two pieces together.
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The real problem I can see is the inability to accurately estimate the airspace prior to building. Bandpass boxes that aren't built correctly sound like total crap. If you want to take the time correcting then go for it and remember to build a little on the big side(airspace wise). This won't be a simple spare tire well enclosure.
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jaybong 
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Posted: July 04, 2005 at 2:33 PM / IP Logged  

LOL yeah- i realize fully that its gonna be a pain, but I m feeling ambitious

Thnas for the idea guys- thats exactly the way to do it- the reason im trying thisx is to fab a box that is part of the rear deck and is bandpass so that nobody can see any of the drivers. thus, once bolted in, its not getting stolen, nor will anyone be able to pop my drivers witha screwdriver in frustration when they cant get it out...

I will post the project once Ive sunk my teeth into it.

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My idea would be build it in one part... with the front open to where you can get the sub in then get you a plexi window that will fit nicely to the contour of the opening, sand it, counter sink your screws silcone over then sand again, paint to match... just my idea
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Posted: July 05, 2005 at 7:16 AM / IP Logged  
if you are worried about thieves seeing your drivers, one you should move from were ever it is you live, just kidding, but for real you sould maybe think about instead of doing a bandpass which sucks anyways and do a stealth style box.
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