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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 764
Registered: May-05
I know there a bunch of box builders and custom fabricators here. If you're proud of your work, show it off here!
 

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 1096
Registered: Jul-05
I would but i sux at building boxes, just wood, glue, screws. lol
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 765
Registered: May-05
did you have anything to do with that professional looking install in your truck chauncey?
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 766
Registered: May-05
Ok, I'll go first. Built this box for my dad's pathfinder. I've been running this modest setup for a while, and since I could get the sub (kappa perfect 12dvq) for $100 even, and I love its sound, I offered to set it up for the the old man. He used to be a bassist in a band and deserved to hear some bass in his truck.

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 767
Registered: May-05
1 cubic foot, built to inifinty specs. Yea, I know I don't need 8awg speaker wire, I just used it for show so don't give me a hard time.

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 1097
Registered: Jul-05
my friend built my box for me, I told him the specs and everything and he built it for FREE
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 770
Registered: May-05
jeez, must be a good friend. I only do totally free work for my best friends. Everyone else I expect to pay me back explicitly, for very fair prices though.
 

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Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 402
Registered: Jun-05
That box looks identical to the ones sold at kragen for $7, btw.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 771
Registered: May-05
thanks!!! :-)

I couldn't find any well made boxes at 1 cubic foot. You see a lot at 1.2 cubes, but 1 even is pretty rare. And plus, this box is well made. I acutally made a teak grill for this one using a boat handrail I bought online, but I don't have any pictures of that.
 

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Username: 54danny54

Post Number: 965
Registered: Nov-04
nice box man...if i didnt know how 2 build my own then i would be hittin u up for a box lol.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 795
Registered: May-05
thanks
 

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Username: Ucfsaxman

Oviedo/orlando, Fl

Post Number: 276
Registered: May-05
that box looks very professional. great attention to detail.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 797
Registered: May-05
thanks, it does seem like its the little stuff and the care put into it that divide the good boxes from the mediocre boxes. Which was my purpose for starting this thread so people can show off their builds...but what can you do.
 

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Username: Fandim

Reno, Nevada United State...

Post Number: 431
Registered: Jun-05
Where do you buy the carpeting for your box? Just curious.. :-) Oh and BTW, about saying it looked like the ones at kragen.. my bad - actually, the box right htere is definately much nicer when looking at it closer...thicker wood, and a bit larger. heh heh.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 798
Registered: May-05
no offense taken Seth, plenty of prefab boxes look just fine on the outside. The wood is 3/4" MDF, and the carpet I got from this great shop in Annapolis called Cinema. It may be a chain, I'm not sure, but they are great guys who do great work, and install a lot of JL and Eclipse. I'm actaully contemplating working for them over the summer. Anyway, I payed $15 for like 4-5 square yards because I didn't have any dark grey carpet on hand when I was building the box.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 745
Registered: Oct-05
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this box is 2.5 cu ft and tuned to 33hz.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 799
Registered: May-05
nice looking box chad. What's living in it now?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 945
Registered: Oct-05
re se xxx. i am waiting for my jl 1000/1 i bought from ebay to actually hook everything up. it should be here in a couple of days.
 

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Username: Shadylimitedx

Pgh, Pa Usa

Post Number: 420
Registered: Apr-05
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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 2106
Registered: Jul-05
is that a second port on that box/?
 

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Username: Shadylimitedx

Pgh, Pa Usa

Post Number: 421
Registered: Apr-05
thats a dual box i didnt cut out the other hole yet lol
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1258
Registered: Oct-05
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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 2854
Registered: Jul-05
so thats the sexxx
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 801
Registered: May-05
nice looking setup chad, have you put it in yet?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1276
Registered: Oct-05
thanks......yeah i did. i am using the jl 1000/1 to power that. i changed the box to sealed cause i like sq better than spl.

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Username: Littleguy

Post Number: 84
Registered: Dec-04
With all that banging from those boxes wouldn't you think the amps mounted to them would loosen up the ciruit boards?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1278
Registered: Oct-05
don't have much space in my trunk. with that extra piece of 3/4 mdf i think it won't be that bad. also the box is small so it won't flex too much.
 

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Username: Littleguy

Post Number: 85
Registered: Dec-04
I was talking to a guy once that repairs amps for a living and he had said most of the ppl that bring in amps for repair,most had them mounted to the sub box. Just trying to help, lol.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1281
Registered: Oct-05
thx........i read the part about amp mounting on www.bcae1.com before. i was thinking about making a stand to mount the amp and just push the box up against it close but not touching. i am sure by doing that it would be better. i think i'll do that this weekend. you mentioning it made me think about it more.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 802
Registered: May-05
with small, (or well braced) sealed boxes, its not that big of an issue. In the home audio world, amps are often integrated into the enclosure. The trick is that home sub enclosures are pretty heavy, beefy and don't flex much at all. Same concepts in the car audio world.
 

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Username: 54danny54

Post Number: 1154
Registered: Nov-04
hey chad...nice box...what kind of car is that lol
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 787
Registered: Dec-04
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dunno what order the pics are in..
1 is the set of type x's those are the front baffles of the cylindrical enclosures im building for them will post pics when thats done.. prolly like 2 years the way im going with it lol... 1 is 2 12" type r's in a small box about .85 cu ft each (bad pic and they are no sold to my buddy which i made a ported box for il try get pics of that).. and the other is the 15 " type r.. box looks like crap cause i was to lazy to finish .. as you can tell all my installes are half assed lol.. change stuff around so much that theres no point .. i think the x's will be where i stop though il do a nice job of those
 

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Username: Chaunb3400

Huntsville, Alabama U.S.

Post Number: 3077
Registered: Jul-05
is that a gun in the first pic
 

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Username: 54danny54

Post Number: 1171
Registered: Nov-04
clean install mark...im not an alpine woofer man
 

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Username: Young_james

Canada

Post Number: 484
Registered: Sep-05
clean? lol........Very nice install, but not so sure about clean! No offence man, mine will probably be worse
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 789
Registered: Dec-04
yes its hardly a clean install .. gun is just a .22 pellet gun.. dont say that young james!.. if your installs going to stay there for a while take your time and do a good job.. thats all a clean install takes. a little time and patience
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 823
Registered: Dec-04
heres those boxes.. got sick of cutting rings so decided to go fibreglass after all.. there pretty much ready for glass right now .. the cloth didnt go on very nice kept wanting to jut towards the centre because its going around in a circle so i put mesh against the inside and its tensioned all the way around with wire to the dowels... metal will all be glassed over so it doesnt create any probs.. btw pictures suck cause i dont know how to use the camera lol.. all files were "RAW" whatever that means ..
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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1844
Registered: Oct-05
mark s how do you like your type xs? have you broken them in? the reason i ask is cause i am not too impressed with mine.
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 830
Registered: Dec-04
naw of only ran 1 with 500 watts.. it sounded pretty good to me and was decently loud with 5oo watts.. so im sure 2 with 1000+ watts each should be plenty loud for me .. in what way were you not impressed?
 

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Username: Southern_bass

Paris, Tennessee U.S.

Post Number: 780
Registered: Dec-05
its going to take like 4 idmax's to impress chad lol
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 1858
Registered: Oct-05
well 2 will do casey. lol.

mark....maybe my expectations were too high for the type xs.
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 833
Registered: Dec-04
maybe.. im sure the TI's will suffice hehe
 

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Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 1608
Registered: Sep-04
ive been having a tough time finding something that will make me happy. i think i may have found it though.... stereo integrity mag 15s. looks like the closest thing to an ava to me... oh wait its even louder too!. i know your saying " you idiot what about the arsenal" im sure they are great. but i like a 3 imch p2p excursion over a 20.5mm xmax. i know xmax isnt everything in SPL or SQ, but i do know that a larger xmax moves more air which is something i particularly love.

and i cant wait to see the finished product mark. ive been waiting to see them since u first talked about building them a LONG time ago.
 

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Username: Scubasteve

College Park, MD

Post Number: 875
Registered: May-05
I like the enclosures, how do you plan on installing them in your car?
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 837
Registered: Dec-04
they will be fastened in a direction i like and then moulded in place to the side panel... kinda hard to visualize
 

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Username: Logan_tille

Post Number: 21
Registered: Jan-06
heres my first box i just built, tell me if it sux.

http://photobucket.com/albums/e154/logan_tille/?action=view&current=970101120030 31.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/e154/logan_tille/?action=view&current=970101120032 28.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/e154/logan_tille/?action=view&current=970101120032 28.jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/e154/logan_tille/?action=view&current=970101120020 .jpg

http://photobucket.com/albums/e154/logan_tille/?action=view&current=970101120016 .jpg
 

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Username: Custom_boxes

Post Number: 7
Registered: Mar-06
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Username: Rmzracer

Bentonville, Arkansas USA

Post Number: 104
Registered: Jul-05
heres my box for my 03 single cab dodge ram. I have two type r 12" in there. I got a Mb Quart raa1000 on the way to replace the PA turd. The felt is a little shady at the bottom. Everyone asks if it's coustom made cuz of the notch and i love seeing their faces when i tell them i did it!

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1095
Registered: Dec-04
more stuff.. i made molds of the sides of the trunk area .. the cylindrical enclosures will then go in them, and cloth will be wrapped around the whole thing to make it one pod on each side.. i had to cut notches and build inwards on the cylinders cause of the wheel wellsUpload
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il post more as it gets done! omg endless work tho.. still have to make amp racks.. something to hold the battery in the spare tire inset
 

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Username: Young_james

Canada

Post Number: 1209
Registered: Sep-05
wow, I'm intrested in seeing where this goes.....Real nice work thus far man!
 

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Username: Sweet_subs

Memphis, Michigan Usa

Post Number: 28
Registered: May-06
ok i need to know the size of the box that mark S has im getting a type r and im gunna make a slot port box. and i need to know the dimentions of it so i make it right
 

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Username: Kaos13

Post Number: 100
Registered: Oct-04
all excellent boxes guys. wish i kneew how to build boxes.
 

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Username: Budling

Cali USofA

Post Number: 112
Registered: May-06
How r the boxes comin Mark?
 

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Username: Johnfiac

Il USA

Post Number: 128
Registered: Mar-06
Logan, why did you make the boxes so deep? it looks like the subs will hve alot of extra airspace then what i think would be recommended.. but then again im not to good with the custom box part of systems yet....
 

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Username: Dsmith07

Post Number: 16
Registered: Jun-06
this isnt mine but its hott and i bet it thumps

[IMG]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a391/dereksmith05/funnypic2a03.jpg[/IMG]
 

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Username: Mdcustoms

Grand Rapids, MI USA

Post Number: 11
Registered: Jun-06
We have some pictures of our custom enclosures at www.cardomain.com/id/MDCustoms Check it out and tell us what you think.
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1222
Registered: Dec-04
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thats all for now .. i couldnt do anything untill i ordered my sound deadaning from second skin www.secondskinaudio.com.. i have it now so thats what im installing(id take pics but the cameras being repaired right now).. tons of it in the whole trunk area and even more in the doors for the components.. i really shouldnt have made those fibreglass corner shells untill the sound deadaning was in because they probably wont fit.. oh well more pictures when i can
 

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Username: Astrosafari

Delhi, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 520
Registered: Aug-05
looks good man... cant wait for updates
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 4504
Registered: Oct-05
couple of boxes i made recently.

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Username: Juliob

Santo DomingoDominican Re...

Post Number: 1506
Registered: Dec-05
nice box, i'm jealous man, i need something like that hehe
 

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Username: Atllefty12

Pinellas, Fla.

Post Number: 159
Registered: Jul-06
hey chad, where is that box with the treos located?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 4508
Registered: Oct-05
i took out my backseat and made a little platform. then i put the box there. its firing forward in the pic but right now i have them firing up. it alot louder and hits better with it firing up.
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1232
Registered: Dec-04
how big are those ports chad?
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 4517
Registered: Oct-05
4 inch ports.
 

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Username: Johnfiac

Il USA

Post Number: 326
Registered: Mar-06
Nice.. i have a bandpass box that has 4 4inch ports... what does a bandpass box do?? lol im to lazy to start a new thread.. nice box tho chad
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 4522
Registered: Oct-05
bandpass has a potential to get real loud. you have to test and tune it just right though. if its a prefab bandpass box, then i wouldn't use that. those tend to get real boomy and don't sound nice and deep.

thanks for the compliment.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Tigard, OR U.S.

Post Number: 2877
Registered: Oct-05
dam chad. you have aim, i need some carpeting tips
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1239
Registered: Dec-04
4 inch ports enough for those bad boys chad? i had port noise from a 12w3 with a 4 " port it wasnt rounded mind you but still
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 4603
Registered: Oct-05
no port noise mark. they are flared on both ends and i don't hear any noise. i tried out the re box yesterday in the gargage to test it out and no noise. it was bouncing off the floor like crazy when i was playing bass mekanik. damn these 18 inch subs play deep and low. i better make sure its fasten down good in my car.
 

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Username: Ruthless06

C-ville, Va USA

Post Number: 187
Registered: Feb-06
latests box i built, and also my first lol. only flaw it has is the port is like 1/8 to short and i ran out of mdf. but it sounds amazing and i dont think it looks bad. 1.8cu ft tuned to 24hz...


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Username: Th3pwn3r

Chicago, Illinois U.S.A

Post Number: 59
Registered: Jul-06
Mark when you gonna finish your setup?I can't wait to see the end result of all that work. :-)
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 1282
Registered: Dec-04
a box im working on for my buddy.. its for a 15" type r" all port corners are rounded .. its 3.4 or something cu ft and tuned to about 36 hz.. all thats left is appearance stuff.. sanding the top and a mounting plate for the amp.. then paint

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 555
Registered: Feb-05
u guys are all pretty nice at makin boxes im about to try and make one for my whenever i get money subs
 

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Username: Shawnomak

Sask Canada

Post Number: 352
Registered: May-05
My newest box I built a few months ago.
2nd Sub Box.jpg
Box - Flame Design.jpg
Box - Covered Box.jpg
Box - Logo 2.jpg
Car - Sub Box.jpg
Car - Trunk Open.jpg
 

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Username: Killer44

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 734
Registered: Dec-04
a lil something i made to go behing the seats of my s10 until i port the subs in the bed, also a box i made for a friends jeep for two p2's...
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2403522/3
pics of the s10 box
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2403522/4
pics of the jeep box...
 

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Username: Riskyb

Post Number: 291
Registered: Feb-06
Fiberglass craftsmanship for ya.
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6595/1rstrm0.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5681/2ndvj1.jpg
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/979/3rddg8.jpg
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/499/7thvs1.jpg
http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/9136/9thnx1.jpg

What do yall think?
 

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Username: Motomaze

Ont Canada

Post Number: 94
Registered: Sep-06
lots and lots of sanding thats what i hate about glassing
 

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Username: Logan__tille

AudioqueUSA

Post Number: 2061
Registered: Feb-06
Picture 296.jpg
 

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Username: Logan__tille

AudioqueUSA

Post Number: 2145
Registered: Feb-06
didnt bump
 

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Username: Bernymac

AQ HD3!!, CA United States

Post Number: 725
Registered: Sep-04
Heres mines, not to bad for my first box.

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Username: Bayrent88

Ingleside, Texas USA

Post Number: 81
Registered: Jul-06
wow that port is huge...and so are those amps...and so is that box!!!
what subs and amps are those
 

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Username: Bernymac

AQ HD3!!, CA United States

Post Number: 790
Registered: Sep-04
Subs: AQ HD315's www.audioque.com
Amps: Massive Audio P3000.1
Box is 14cuft tuned to 40hz.
 

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Username: Boomtank

Post Number: 108
Registered: Oct-06
My current side project. Was just messing around with my old 3000gt took out the entire back end and put in 2 15's and 4 10's. Ill be fiberglassing the entire box and blend it into the trim. Just threw some old subs and amps in to hear it bumb. its loud.

www.cardomain.com/ride/243224/2

bad pix but its the first box ive ever made.
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

VA USA

Post Number: 874
Registered: Jul-06
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doesnt even compare to some of you guys but i thought i did a decent job
 

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Username: Luisdelbronx

Bronx, NY USA

Post Number: 52
Registered: Jan-06
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Nothing flashy..but definatly gets the job done!
 

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Username: Furyous

FL USA

Post Number: 53
Registered: Aug-06
Here's my first marine sub box for my boat- I'm pretty proud of it. Sealed, coated in three coats of white marine epoxy. Mouted rubber feet on it to keep it from sliding around inside the bridge. Two Polk 12"'s
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This is the entertainment center for the boat- holds 2 Coustic amps, docking station for the laptop and FM transmitter to broadcast my tunes to other boats within 150 feet, wired remote and aux input units. The head unit mount swings down and lights up for access to the wiring.
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Here is the box I built specifically to mount under the back seat of my Tahoe. Holds 1 JL 10", sealed .75 cu. ft.

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Username: Sploosh56

Ohio

Post Number: 1599
Registered: May-04
looks awesome. Good thing that the wires can't be seen from the outside
 

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Username: Ndjumpman23mj

Post Number: 64
Registered: Sep-06
nice stuff in here
 

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Username: Sexybrat

Post Number: 47
Registered: Jan-07
Uploadmy box for my 15" l7 ice still gotta put my ports in when they get here its 3.2 cft and im tunning it to 28hz im gonna have my ports on the sides sticking up like smoke stacks
 

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Username: Andrew571

Stillwater/Edmond, Oklahoma USA

Post Number: 657
Registered: Oct-05
wth, since when did this thread exist...but anyways heres one of my works


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Username: Johnfiac

IL Afghanistan,...

Post Number: 1279
Registered: Mar-06
It existed since....Posted on Monday, November 07, 2005 - 12:45 am
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