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Will disclose the equipment i am using once i complete
Pic of sub using 3

Weight per subx3


supplies



Cutting some Circles

Prepping

Some Fiberglass


Mold Out ya its rough my first time doing this


Front Panel


In the truck




Making some flush mount rings



and fiberglass

pretty sturdy i can stand on it and it holds me it flexs just a little (which i think is the few layers on the edges that will be cut off)
so im thinking 2 more layers and ill be good

More to come Soon
 

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a few tips:

-tape the floor, then put the wooden exoskeleton in, then fiberglass it as one piece. itll save you some wasted material and be solid once you pull it out. if you attach the wood to the mold outside of the truck it can warp it and it wont fit as nicely as before. also, a good fiberglass roller will help get the air bubble out of your glass before it hardens.

-make sure your fiberglass is 1/4" thick on the flat spots. you want it rock solid

-a solid router and some jasper circle jigs should be on your christmas list. they make cutting circles a breeze and they come out perfect

otherwise, looks like a good start. id guess on the sub but too many companies use that basket. triple stack motor looks like it could be a dc lvl4 or so. keep us posted.

if you need inspiration, check out my similar build in my kc:
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f24/f-low-profile-sub-43466/
 

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1.ya its going to be a pain to connect the mdf to the fiberglass but i am gonna get it to far now to turn around

2.make sure your fiberglass is 1/4" thick on the flat spot -- ya i cut out a section to mount my ring terminals and i measured it and it was exactly 1/4" in that spot

3.a solid router and some jasper circle jigs should be on your christmas list. they make cutting circles a breeze and they come out perfect-- ya but i dont plan on doing this alot so i just used the tools i had already got to much money in it now lol

will post more pics tonight gonna go do some sanding right now
 

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what are the subs your running(make and model). personally im not a fan of multiple subs in one box. i would much rather have each sub in there own box for the simple reason if one sub goes up you can continue to run the other good subs with no lose in SQ. if you blow a sub in a box with 2 other subs its going to sound like crap and there is nothing you can do until you buy a new sub.
 

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what are the subs your running(make and model)
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Will disclose the equipment i am using once i complete
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f you blow a sub in a box with 2 other subs its going to sound like crap and there is nothing you can do until you buy a new sub.

well kinda hard to make 3 equal sized boxs under the back seat and they all be run on the same amp so if one goes i need to wait anyways and replace that one or rewire them all again

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all semi-flushmount rings in


how thick the fiberglass was that i cut out
 

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im not gonna write a story about my 8"s :roll:

ill post some more pictures tonight--

yall your right connecting wood to fiberglass is kinda tough-- o well i know better next time

quick questions i was gonna put some coaxials in the back doors
but being so close to the subs will they be canceled out or distored :crikey:
would it be worth it putting them back there or just go for a nice set of components up front??? :confused: any ideas??:comphead:

oo ya hopefully i will be done around 2nd week of may got exams next week so wont be able to do much on it
 

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I wasn't meaning write an essay.. I knew you were trying to keep your subs a secret, So I changes SA to essay to try and keep it that way. Anyway nice Sundown SA8's

I fail at being witty. :p
 

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no i fail at being witty i was trying it back on you :comphead:.
i knew what you where talking about its cool
Will post more pics tonight
 

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hmmm thought this might need an update
 

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yup working on tuning it a little bit then off to the strip- :) been a long time but hard work and the dizzy feeling was worth it
bad thing is i am already trying to figure out a way to try to add some space and port it but it will stay like this for at least 4-5 months

scott i didn't know you had such a great build in your king cab at one point.

i am looking for a lap belt now for the center seat because i had to take the middle seat belt mechanism and belt out to fit amp rack in behind seat
 

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scott i didn't know you had such a great build in your king cab at one point.
there are more coming. i never have the same install for too long. a new box is in progress in my shed.


looking at your setup, if you stepped down to 2 8's you could probably make it happen pretty easily. you could even reuse the same box by making a removable port and putting it in the 3rd 8's hole. a simple round block off plate and some pvc pipe for a port and you are done.

ported boxes are 3db louder, or twice as loud. so 2 ported 8s is still louder than 3 sealed 8s, and you get the benefit of a reinforced bottom octave.
 
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