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Old 10-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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Being an Ex bass head myself (Before I cracked 3 windscreens in my old fiesta)

What sub you planning to use? =)
Might be a good idea to use wooden braces inside the box.

As for rattling, I think thin strips of material (edging dorm) will be just fine, I believe the Boot Lid pushes down on the shielf when closed? =)

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:05 AM   #22
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I am using a 12" MTX Blue Thunder sub. Dont know too much fine detail about subwoofers, my friend gave me 2 of these a while ago. But i do now MTX is somehwat good. Here is and image of the Subs. (im only using one)



What part would you suggest framing out of wood? I have the MDF speaker ring and wood mounts to hold up the ring inside the enclosure.
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I don't new too much about them subs (I'm uk)

Mdf is perfect. :)

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1.) great idea and a nice start. but you will need more fiberglass cloth. the fleece will not supply the rigidity it needs. you can add the cloth to the underside of the fleece to help eliminate sanding. but you will probably want 5-6 layers of fiberglass.

2.) Fiberglass resin is a caustic carcinogenic chemical and should be worked with in a well ventilated area. not in a kitchen. I would also only work with it when i was wearing a mask rated for organic and chemical compounds. such as a duel charcoal filtered mask for asbestos. why run the risks?

3.) i would worry about the weight issues and the support of the enclosure over the trunk space. you might have to add some cross bracing to allow it to bridge like that or you could end up with a lot of bouncing and noise coming from it.

all in all it was a good place to start and if this is your first time with fiberglass awesome. it becomes a really neat material to work with, and is a gateway drug to carbon fiber.
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1.) great idea and a nice start. but you will need more fiberglass cloth. the fleece will not supply the rigidity it needs. you can add the cloth to the underside of the fleece to help eliminate sanding. but you will probably want 5-6 layers of fiberglass.

2.) Fiberglass resin is a caustic carcinogenic chemical and should be worked with in a well ventilated area. not in a kitchen. I would also only work with it when i was wearing a mask rated for organic and chemical compounds. such as a duel charcoal filtered mask for asbestos. why run the risks?

3.) i would worry about the weight issues and the support of the enclosure over the trunk space. you might have to add some cross bracing to allow it to bridge like that or you could end up with a lot of bouncing and noise coming from it.

all in all it was a good place to start and if this is your first time with fiberglass awesome. it becomes a really neat material to work with, and is a gateway drug to carbon fiber.
1) I was thinking about adding some more fiberglass to the bottom around the outside frame. There is two layers of Fiberglass on the inside of the fleece on the bottom

I do have some fiberglass cloth and resign let over, I guess I might as we use it. Less sanding will be great!

2) It was pouring outside and it was my only free weekend for while. I had two fans blowing the fumes to the window and one fan sucking them out the window. if i had the choice i would have done it outside but inside was my only option. I tried my best to make it not so lethal haha

3)Is this the cross bracing area you are talking about?
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the cross bracing in my opinion along the front edge is good but to add a little better. go from top left corner to bottom right and bottom left to top right. i understand the having to make do while it rains. i have 6 box fans that i will lower my garage door down onto to i can suck the air out of my garage when i was repairing a painting a body kit for my old car.
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I will add more to the front edge and some more form corner to corner. It is already very strong but that is also without the heavy speaker in it. Thanks for the advice Henchman! First time working with fiberglass so all advice helps
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For a first timer, looks like you've done a sound job :)

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I only see a few issues with this:

1. Arent you creating a blind-spot for yourself? You are definitely gong to lose some visibility out of your rear window.

2. Is your rear window tinted? If its not, you are basically advertising your equipment for thiefs.

3. As others mentioned, its going to rattle like all hell if the knob is cranked up. Do you have any plans to help secure it more tightly?
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I only see a few issues with this:

1. Arent you creating a blind-spot for yourself? You are definitely gong to lose some visibility out of your rear window.

2. Is your rear window tinted? If its not, you are basically advertising your equipment for thiefs.

3. As others mentioned, its going to rattle like all hell if the knob is cranked up. Do you have any plans to help secure it more tightly?
1) i put it on the side with the windshield wiper and the highest point pops over the windshield wiper less than an inch so it doesn't cover up much, I can still see so much more than having the ridiculous OEM headrests on

2) I have about 25% and I'm putting a speaker cover over it so visibility of it will be very slim

3)I'm adding thin 1/6" foam weatherstripping plus I'm putting back the OEM cushions in the back that rest on the back door


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