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Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:07 pm

I had a massive box in my trunk that took up all the space.I decided to go the fiberglass route and use up some otherwise useless space in the corner of the trunk.
Choice of Sub was a JL Audio10w1 v 3.2
Reasons being :
1.Small enclosure size of .55 cu ft
2.I wanted a full sized sub as opposed to a flat sub
3.Affordable quality
4.I preferred a 2 ohm sub to maximize my amp output
5.I am a JL fanboy lol
Now excuse the messy car, its a daily driven work horse.



I misplaced some pics of the process, but this is what is missing:Three layers of masking tape were spread across the area where the enclosure was to be going.Everything else covered in plastic bags and tape.Two layers of fiberglass went into the spot to make a shell of the back of the box.This car has a lot of pocket spaces and these were incorporated for more enclosure space.Two rings of Mdf were cut to support the speaker
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:10 pm

I hot glued some pvc support braces to hold the speaker rings in place.

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:12 pm

Speaker carpet was glued on to create a mold for the front .A layer of resin and hardener was brushed on to create a shell.Reason I did this in smaller pieces was that i removed most of it after and bulked up with more fiberglass.
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:14 pm

Whole front and sides covered in carpet.
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:16 pm

As I ripped off carpet and added more fiberglass,I leggo filler on it to hold the shape
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:18 pm

Sanding, filler, more fiberglass on the inside
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Test fit
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Covered in cheap black leatherette
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:22 pm

I ended up getting about .6 cuft including speaker space.I am by no means a professional installer.Just thought I'd share the experience

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:29 pm

Also, le door speakers.JL as well
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby *KRONIK* » September 17th, 2021, 5:30 pm

#feelinginspired

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Thanks bro

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby sMASH » September 17th, 2021, 5:58 pm

Was waiting on the thread.. Now waiting on the demo vid

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 6:15 pm

Wait until I done tuning nah boy.

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby Rovin » September 17th, 2021, 6:32 pm

i like d unc door speaker

looks good

i go take a demo when ur finished ... 8-)

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » September 17th, 2021, 6:53 pm

Yessir.
Have to rep Couva North yo

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby david12 » September 17th, 2021, 7:07 pm

Sweet Install, nice to see another JL fanboy :shock:

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby X_Factor » September 18th, 2021, 12:30 pm

Drop in about 1/2lb of polyfill in the enclosure

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby evolution7tt » September 26th, 2021, 8:31 am

Looking good!!

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » October 14th, 2021, 4:54 pm

Tweeter pods glassed and wrapped
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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby timelapse » October 14th, 2021, 4:54 pm

Aimed at rear view mirror

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Re: Sealed box build thread Fiberglass

Postby Rovin » October 15th, 2021, 11:54 am

nice man u barely even noticing it even there ...

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