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PostSubject: Grand-am 95   Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 pm

So school is finally over, the weather is finally starting to turn around and everything is looking good for a new build!

So to start things off here is the box I will be building the over all sizes are 30x36x17.5, this box is a master piece of shizzzon designs! (look him if you need help with a weird install in a small spot!) he cubics before displacement are like 7~ and after 6.5~ and tuning is 40hz (may change in the future)



Now here is my old box and as we can see the mdf soaked up the water like a sponge lol! so needless to say i had a leak issue also if you are interested here is a link to my old build.





Onto the bad parts in the trunk, also not shown the tail lights were leaking BAD and i had to reseal those puppies fast with a sealing agent!





Next item to talk about is the equipment which will be going in!






I also deaded my trunk and installed a false floor! take a look






In this build I will be using 4 fans to help keep the sub amps cool as they will be hidden under the sub box, as I have taken out the spare tire and the thing holding the spare tire in the well.




other then that my last build was 144db's on 1-saz2000 this new build will be double the power and double the cone area! and maybe i will upgrade to a pair of saz2500 but we will see on that as nothing is set in stone.

Tomorrow (Monday may 10th) I hope to have the box finalized as in all pieces cut and nearly 100% done and sub holes will be cut out some time this week also.

I have also started my new job on Monday and I will be working 10-11/day so this build could be a while in the making lol!

keep in mind this is about 1-2days worth of work I don't work very fast i take my time and do it right and enjoy some beers! also any idea will be cool and anything you want to ask go for it! Other then that this build is completely done using birch 3/4! it is very very nice stuff to use and very easy to work with!

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(time for Chinese, msg pumped food)
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Sun May 09, 2010 11:45 pm

nice man, lookin good

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Mon May 10, 2010 10:51 pm

thanks matt!

as for the box it is nearly done all i need is to cut the port holes and the sub cutouts now which i will be doing tomorrow after work!

I will post some pics of the box once i get these needed pieces done! then i will carpet it all up and go from there!

and yes fitting this box in my car will involve me taking the door off and o ya so much fun!! lol! i will also post pics of that!

I plan to have the box in the car by Wednesday or Thursday (knock on wood)

thanks a lot again and pics will follow tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 11, 2010 1:11 am

sick man, gl, cant wait to see the finished product

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Wed May 12, 2010 10:09 pm

well a little more progress today! i got nearly the whole sub box all done all i have to do now is cut my sub and port holes. also so everyone knows i lost a good close tool today.. my poor 20year old jig saw... tear... here is is RIP



now i also got around to laying out my sub woofer! onto the piece of wood! check it out! and yes the one is a little bit rusty and will need some fixing up!



onto the box please note the i will not be installing the front baffle UNTIL i get the box into my car as i know this will be nearly impossible to put into my car as it is now! so i will try to give my self a better chances at best! I am currently waiting on my JIG (or jasper as some ppl call them) to cut out my sub and port holes and that is due (finger yet again crossed) on friday! lol.









and incase you are wondering I did cut back the front baffle as a piece to the right was left on!

other then that tomrrow (thursday) I hope to pull out my seats and amp (sax100.4) again and getting ready to toss the box in friday or saturday depending on when i get my jig/ jasper in. in the mean time I need some help on my front stage here is a pic of my door pannel



this above section can actually come right out and those dimensions at max are about 19-20 by 13 tall





so any ideas would be good..

i am thinking about just taking that section out and building up MDF some how then mounting my speakers that way. as it stands i only have about 2.5inch of room of depth to mount with and if i build it out some i could get a bunch more in that area. I will be thinking about what to do with this area of the car. and yes before you ask I already have another pair of component speakers ready to pop into the front stage. as of right now i am waiting for a good idea!

but let me know what you guys thing and we can go from there
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Thu May 13, 2010 10:01 pm

So I decided to finalize my amp rack, which is been placed in my spare tire well. and I thought i would take a picture and show you guys what it all looks like!

please note everything is screwed down and the fans are Velcro-ed down maybe tomorrow after work i will pop it in the tire well and mount it all and go from there!

let me know what you guys thing

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 18, 2010 9:22 pm

So i feel an update is in order now!

I gave my door panels to a buddy to do some fiber glassing for me! the idea is to get 2 sets of components in the front doors! (8 speakers total) and those will be done whenever and some of you may know him as Mike or Jalat over on CCA

I also finished cutting out my cuts aka the sub and port holes! i ALSO give the box a test fit!

so here you go enjoy and let me know what you guys think!

as you can see it ALMOST fits in with the rear seats STILL there! lol!



as can been seen once the rear seats are out i should be okay to get this in! I will have to flip it down!! and while it is up i will try to put the subs in!! i better get ripped in a hurry lol!





here is a pic of the box without the front on sure i screwed up on my hole location but meh it works out!



and another view of the box!

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Wed May 19, 2010 12:06 am

y is this taking so fucking long to build?

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Wed May 19, 2010 2:20 am

lookin good man, im with ross, hurry the fuck up....lol


ps, i hope mikes not doing ur doors in burberry also...lol

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Thu May 20, 2010 6:32 pm

lol no burberry for me! lol! either black or gray carpet lol!! it is going to be good time!

as for why it is taking so long it is b/c

A) the weather isn't always nice
B) i work 10hours a day and dont' get home till 6pm ish!
C) some times i am not in the mood to work on it! lol!


other then that i do have an update for you!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Thu May 20, 2010 6:33 pm

so i did a few more things today! take a look let me know what you guys thing and what i can improve on! i know it looks mess and yes there is a ton of extra wire but that allows me to be able to pull the false floor out and not worry about my wiring!





and yes i also had time to finish a few other bottles! (the green ones in particular)

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Fri May 21, 2010 8:17 pm

well today was met with epic failure!!

Me and Derek and his brother tried to get the above box into my car..and to sum it all up NO GO!!

SOB POS! I hate my like!

turns out the fist 1/2 of the box slides in like a peach then toward the rear of the car the whole thing slopes down on us... stupid grand am right up ticked me off for all the 2hours!

to remedy this issue i am going to switch the bottom piece of 3/4 to 1/2 birch and see what that does for me if anything!if that doesn't go i will have to try to switch the top half of the box also!

all and all this will be one hell of an accomplishment after it is all in!!

wish me luck tomorrow guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Fri May 21, 2010 8:28 pm

shoulda done some test fitting

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Sat May 22, 2010 12:05 am

wow, brutal man...i would of hammered the fuck out of the car till it fit...if it was mine...hahahah

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Sat May 22, 2010 1:23 am

lol there was lotsss of hammering and cutting and more hammering and prying haha
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Mon May 24, 2010 12:22 pm

so i am going to use 1/2 on the bottom piece rather then 3/4 and i will now have to switch my 2-6inch ports for 1-10inch port! o joy! i can't wait!
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Mon May 24, 2010 12:26 pm

so on another note here is a few pics of my door panels! i have mike (jalat) doing them all up nice and pretty for me!!



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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Mon May 24, 2010 7:32 pm

so a new update is in order!

I replaced my bottom board with 1/2 (used to be 3/4) and the box slid right in!! who!

but now i have to make a 10inch port...out of a sono-tube, and this i will need some help doing so if anyone has experience iwth these please help me out or reference me to a site!

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 25, 2010 1:31 am

sonotube ports suck, make a sonotube port then chop it till u find out where it sounds the best, then make mdf rings and stack them till its the same length as the sonotube port, then u can also flare it

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 25, 2010 2:13 am

slot port FTW!

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 25, 2010 5:30 pm

Can't your boy Jalat help you with the sonotube thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 25, 2010 8:15 pm

ya i got Jalat to give me some idea's!

i am going to do a double baffle on the front and the first baffle will have a .5 radius on it and the second baffle will have a cleared hole on it! (i will be using 2 piece of 0.5 birch)

i will also be using a 3rd piece of birch on the rear of the sonotube with a 0.5 radius on it also!

then i will fiber glass everything! here is a quick not to scale idea!

and i don't know how to make radius on sketchup so ya!

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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Tue May 25, 2010 11:01 pm

so mike has gotten me some more nice pics!!





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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Wed May 26, 2010 10:07 pm

well today was a success kind a lol!!

bad news first the false floor gave me all kinds of issues and wasn't very flexible at all. long story short the false floor was holding me up big time!!

the fans and wiring had to be moved back to the very rear of the trunk as the box had to slide in a bit more then i planned i guess i didn't take into account my stupid angle of my back seat! lol!

now the good news i cut the false floor down and screwed it to the bottom of the box that way i still get the same effect of a false floor... i hope!! Wink

the 11.5inch sono tube i picked up was to big lol opps! time to rethink that one!

o ya and i got the box into the car!!! YA

but my trunk wouldn't close due to the automatic trunk release being in the way so i had to move it!

at any rate here are some pics boo and or congratulate me either or enjoy!!











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PostSubject: Re: Grand-am 95   Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:33 pm

So i got back from my Vacation out in Calgary Alberta this week! and I also got my door panels back from Mike! (Jalat) and he did a great job! to see them in person is awesome!!

at any rate enjoy the pics and let me know what you guys think of them!





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