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Old 08-31-2012, 09:12 PM
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id buy a cheaper jl audio stealth box.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

whole box.JPG started laying fiberglass this weekend and the first couble pieces did not do well, but i found out i needed to cut into smaller pieces and it had gone much better.


left side.JPG ive been fighting a horrible cold this weekend so i didnt work on it as much as i had anticipated.


middle box.JPG i bought 1 1/2 oz chop mat and biaxel cloth. i have only added 1 layer of chop mat and it is remarkably sturdy so far. i was gonna do 3 or so layers of chop mat and then do 2 layers of biaxel cloth and it should be ready to finish up.


right side.JPG i have been looking into wraping it in carbon fiber just for the looks, it will cost a little bit more but i think it will look good in the trunk. plus if i paint it it could get scratched up and i dont want to have to paint it again.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:11 AM
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so i have not had anytime to work on my box since last weekend. ive been sick with a horrible sinus infection. its been 11 days and im just starting to shake it. since i have to wear my respirator when i use this stuff, having to blow your nose every 2 min with a full face mask on is not gonna cut it.

i have already started laying the second layer this morning. having to make sure i work from one side to the other and from top to bottom just to make sure i get a good layer and i dont miss any spots. this part is more difficult than it sounds because the only way to notice is to feel with your hands and mark with a sharpie.

once i feel like i have covered it to my satisfaction i am going to switch to the biaxel cloth. I'm really really interested in getting to that part. "IF" everthing goes RIGHT i should make up my lost time this week.

for what its worth i never imagined that id get over 1000 hits/views on my thread.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:17 AM
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:22 AM
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

Well, that looks awesome and can picture it finished!!

Since I came late to the party and since you have been sick (Get better soon) I would recommend splitting the box ( if you still can build and cut a divider) for one reason, sometimes you need a little more room and can keep one box in and move it around. I had two 10's in my rangers xtra cab, both in their own box and removed 1 many times to make room for stuff while still having some bump in the night. Just a suggestion. But great job so far!
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Just for giggles I stuck the box on our scale at work and it's 33 lbs.
Also the second layer of mat is going great. the more and more I work on it, the easier it becomes. Plus I'm learning the shortcuts and tricks to make better use of my work time. SANDING after each section has dried is a MUST! found out it greatly reduces the time spent working out air bubbles. Most of my time spent is while I'm at work and getting paid to build by project. So it's usually 20 min here Maybe 40 min there. I've found that I can mix half a table spoon with 4oz of resin and get a Good 20 min (with 85-90 outside temps) before it gets rock hard. I try to work in a 12x12 section and then move to the next section when it gets hard.

ChrisOC ---I didn't plan for it to be split and if i do it now I'll have to cut the box in half and I'm not going down that route. I made the box so it doesn't take up but 14 inches of the trunk. It sits flush with the back of the seats and can easily be removed for road trips. I do a lot of hunting so I made sure I could get 1 or 2 48 quart ice chest in the back. My box that I rocked since 04 was not split so I don't really think its necessary. i appreciate the good words and suggestions. I feel MUCCCCH better than last week.

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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

Hello fox hound
Just checking if you have any update on this project of yours?
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

I dont mean to threadjack, but I can't find the answer anywhere. Is the bottom of your box 51", or the top? I am trying to find out the maximum dimensions fore and aft, and left and right (between the wheel wells) to shop for my future project when I return from deployment. Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

"I dont mean to threadjack, but I can't find the answer anywhere. Is the bottom of your box 51", or the top? I am trying to find out the maximum dimensions fore and aft, and left and right (between the wheel wells) to shop for my future project when I return from deployment. Any help is appreciated!"



its no problem bro.
First off-- i wanna say thank you for your service to this great country!! freedom isnt free. guys like you and your fellow soldiers fight so we can have these "freedoms". I pray you make it back home safe.

second --- its kida hard to explain but its approx 51 inches at the top. i rounded the corners (otherwise you couldnt take it out of the car bc its too long) so its a little less. if you have not read my thread from the beginning i would recommend it. i designed my box to take up minimal room but to still have 1.75 cubic feet for optimal sub sound. it only comes out about 12 or 13 inches from the back of the seat. it actually sits behind the wheel wells and this secures the box so it cant slide around.
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

i know i have not posted any updates in a while. life has been hectic.....................But i finally got back to it yesterday.
i had been really really concerned about useing the biaxel mat and messing up my project. I had searched the internet and youtube for videos for almost a week straight on how to work with the biaxel mat. i found a few but not enough to feel comfortable. friday night i tried a small piece of mat on repairing a dog trailer and i was blowen away by how EASY it is to work with . after only 1 20x20 inch piece the damaged place felt like it had never even been there. the only problem i noticed was that you had to make sure that you worked the air bubbles out from underneath before it dries.

when i used it on the sub box i instantly noticed increased rigidly. after 2 layers i concluded that i did not need anymore in that area. i plan on doing 2 layers on the entire box and calling it finished. i still want to cover the box in something other than carpet or paint. still looking into getting a carbon fiber wrap because it can help protect it.

i do a ton of hunting as well as moving crap in and out of my car almost on a daily basis so the box has to be protected from......well...ME.
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Re: Jl audio Fiberglass sub box build

ive been working more and more but have not taken any pictures lately. so i have a deadline that it has to be finished by nov 14th......im gonna have my subs repaired, car rewired, and sub box finished BEFORE the 14th (my b-day) that is my present to myself. i only have 2 or 3 more batches of resin to mix up. still need to make up my mind on the carbon fiber wrap, or just get it painted.
my main task right now is trying to find a new home for my amp. it was secured on the back of my old box but this one does not allow for this same set up. possibly under the front driver seat. sadely i dont have another plan right now, but with 2 kids under 3 im real skeptic about spilled drinks on the seats.
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Fox, I know you didn't like my other idea, but maybe put the amp under the box and put the box on an inch or 2 stilts. I know it will raise it above the back seat, but it's not like our rear window wiper allows us to check out the hot chick in the car behind us anyway.
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