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Old 08-23-2009, 02:50 PM
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Re: My system Downgrade.

Thanks Paul Ill make a vid when I get it all up and running. I ordered the wiring today and ill get that in. Then Ill probably get the amp in acouple weeks.

Kyle: Go for it man. Its not that hard. I'd recommend looking through acouple build threads over at Stevemeadedesigns.com or anywhere else to see the correct steps you should take and the correct materials. But it really isnt too bad. Just do some research first so you know what your doing when you go to start. Dont rush into it.

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Sorry didnt see the other posts.

Blackpepper: I honestly dont like the look of one sub...I have to have Two (or more). So I decided Two 10s. Plus Ive messed with in the past Two 12s, Two 15s, and Two 18s. Never had 10s untill now

Sousa: My interior carpet is grey....so I was trying to match that. Obvioiusly not a perfect match, but I didn't feel like searching and buying samples. Got that from a local audio shop.

and Timmy, I have to get back to work. But Ill answer all your questions when I get out.

Thanks again guys.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:30 PM
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I was able to buy the carpet I used for my false floor at walmart where they sell car floor mats. The grey matches pretty dam close to my grey interior, and at 9 bucks a roll cant go wrong.

Right now I have two ideas in my head to start a fiberglass enclosure, one following the way above and laying the fiberglass and resin right on the protected interior, or someone told me to lay tin foil down along the interior then use expandable spray foam (Dow window and door @ Homedepot) and make a mold shaped the way I want the enclosure to lay the fiberglass over. Place saran wrap over the foam mold before glassing then dig the foam out when done.
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Sousa: My interior carpet is grey....so I was trying to match that. Obvioiusly not a perfect match, but I didn't feel like searching and buying samples. Got that from a local audio shop.
Damn I must be blind. I saw in one pic what appeared to be tan trim and carpet. On second look, I see the gray. Duh.....
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:58 PM
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Re: My system Downgrade.

Great work...hardly a downgrade ! Looks really clean...you should be proud!
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:42 PM
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Well Timmy here's what I used.

I put down Aluminum foil on the carpeted area then Taped over that with Blue painters tape. Then ran the tape up onto the panel. You can use just tape on the carpet it'll work fine. just make sure you put 2 or 3 layers of tape on anything your laying the Fibergalss on. That Blue painters tape works well, it doesnt absorb or let the resin leak through.

I used about 5 to 6 layers of Fiberglass Mat on the mold which ened up being about 1/4" thick. I chose Mat over Cloth...just easier to work with around corners and curved areas and also is easier to get any airbubbles out. I did everything with some cheap dollar store paintbrushes buy dabbing at the fiberglass to saturate it and also remove the air bubbles. They make rollers which are nice but I didnt feel like getting one and having to keep it clean.

I cut the rings with a router and Jasper Jig and attached them to small strips of MDF I cut to mount the rings. I used Super Glue and Accelerator to mount the rings to the strips and also the strips were mounted with the glue and accelerator also. Stuff works Great!!! Once I put resin and a layer or two of fiberglass on the outside of the fabric, I knocked out the strips there "were" holding the ring inplace.

The fabric was stretched and also attached to the back of the box with the Super Glue and accelerator.

Then the Carpet was glued down with some 3m Spray glue. I think I used the "Super 77" something like that.


Im not that great at typing all this stuff out. But I hope that gave you a general Idea of how I did everything and hopefully it'll help you out. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:47 PM
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Well Timmy here's what I used.

I put down Aluminum foil on the carpeted area then Taped over that with Blue painters tape. Then ran the tape up onto the panel. You can use just tape on the carpet it'll work fine. just make sure you put 2 or 3 layers of tape on anything your laying the Fibergalss on. That Blue painters tape works well, it doesnt absorb or let the resin leak through.

I used about 5 to 6 layers of Fiberglass Mat on the mold which ened up being about 1/4" thick. I chose Mat over Cloth...just easier to work with around corners and curved areas and also is easier to get any airbubbles out. I did everything with some cheap dollar store paintbrushes buy dabbing at the fiberglass to saturate it and also remove the air bubbles. They make rollers which are nice but I didnt feel like getting one and having to keep it clean.

I cut the rings with a router and Jasper Jig and attached them to small strips of MDF I cut to mount the rings. I used Super Glue and Accelerator to mount the rings to the strips and also the strips were mounted with the glue and accelerator also. Stuff works Great!!! Once I put resin and a layer or two of fiberglass on the outside of the fabric, I knocked out the strips there "were" holding the ring inplace.

The fabric was stretched and also attached to the back of the box with the Super Glue and accelerator.

Then the Carpet was glued down with some 3m Spray glue. I think I used the "Super 77" something like that.


Im not that great at typing all this stuff out. But I hope that gave you a general Idea of how I did everything and hopefully it'll help you out. Let me know if you have any other questions.
That is awesome info. Its easy to google search the basics, but you answered alot of my questions. I am going to start on mine now, and im useing alot of your info you gave. thanks. Every tip helps.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:35 PM
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Re: My system Downgrade.

Awesome man. You don't waste time haha. Good luck on the build. Just take your time and make sure you do get ALL the air bubbles out of the mat when your laying it, and keep each layer as flat as possible. If you have small pieces sticking up it'll cause air bubbles to form in your next layer. You dont want air bubbles!

Ill be waiting to check it out.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: My system Downgrade.

It all makes perfect sense now

Again, it looks great.. hardly an amateur job


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Old 08-24-2009, 10:56 AM
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Is that a Viair OBA system i see?? very nice setup! when can i send you payment??
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:34 PM
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Again, it looks great.. hardly an amateur job
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Is that a Viair OBA system i see?? very nice setup! when can i send you payment??
For my Viair or the speakers? haha.

The Compressor is hooked up to my 2.5 gallon Viair tank for my Air horns but I also put a fitting on the tank so i could hook up any sort of air tools if needed.
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Re: My system Downgrade.

That looks awesome Will!!! Very professional and creative!! I like it a lot!! Its such a clean install and idea....mad props to you!!
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Re: My system Downgrade.

So im now debating attempting this build on my own.... Matt do you recommend any specific reading on the basics of fiber glass work??

What did you use to make the back piece fit so well? any chance you saved your template?

I don't have a router so im probably going to spend the 30 bucks and buy the rings from ebay

interior dimensions... this is an important one to me since my current box sounds FANTASTIC and is 1cubic foot, how can i be sure to keep my internal dimensions with the new box?
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