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E-12 d2 as home theater sub ideas
Jacob Eshack posted a topic in Home AudioHey guys, I have e12 d2 I got a while back from Jacobs yard sale, I was thinking it would make a decent home theater sub, Just want some ideas on tuning/aero port/ down firing?/ If anyone can help out Id appreciate
Anyone ever heard of/used Percy's HyperFiber?
altoncustomtech posted a topic in SPL & SQ / FabricationI searched the forum for any previous posts and information on this and came up empty handed so I apologize if this has been covered before. I finally talked to my buddy about the fiberglass stuff he was talking about that came ready to go, all you had to do was mold it around whatever it was you were using it on and let it cure. I found out that it actually cures in sunlight, or under UV light and has a wire mesh in it to help it hold it's shape. It's not horribly expensive either. I found 1 sq.ft. pieces for $24 at Jeg's of all places which I didn't think was too unreasonable considering it's got everything a person needs to make it work. I would imagine that by the time a person bought enough resin, hardener, molding supplies, glass mat, etc. to do the little sail panel pods I'm wanting to do that it would cost more than $48. Maybe not, but for the location and shape these are going to have to have at least doing the main part of the pod would likely be easier with the Hyperfiber. This is a subject I know VERY little about so some insight and help would be greatly appreciated by anyone who has fiberglass experience and especially experience with this product.
*CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Underseat Sub Box - PICS and HOW TO
mklett33 posted a topic in Build LogsHey all! Much like my previous threads I am starting another part of a build that will be completely documented through video. The support for the door pod series was awesome and I hope you guys enjoy this series just as much. Just like before I will be video taping every single step and editing all the information together to present to you. If you haven't seen my videos before I hope that you enjoy them and would love to hear what you think! If you missed the seeing the door pods I mentioned above here is how they turned out: http://www.youtube.com/caraudiofabrication'> If you would like to see the in depth process of each step for how I made these door pods there is a conveniently organized playlist on YouTube at this link: But enough about the door pods! Its time to get into our next project: The Fiberglass Under Seat Sub Box! Lets get started! First a little about the system: The Vehicle: Chevy Duramax 2500 HD Extended Cab (Will add pics soon) The Gear: Alpine Type R's 6.5" Component Speakers 10" JL Audio W3 (Just kidding, I was planning on using this but have fallen in love with the DAD KMH-8, so we are using that instead) Knukonceptz wiring Wirecare.com wire protection products Alpine MRP-M500 Alpine MRP-F300 If you are interested in a review for the KMH-8 or learning more, check this out: I started with a concept, I knew that I wanted to build a box that would house both the amplifiers for the system and hide the wiring, but at the same time I wanted quick and easy access to them. The plan for how I am going to do this is difficult to explain, but as the build progresses it will become clear. The box will also feature several inserts, I have entertained the idea of doing light up plexi on parts of the box. But I am not sure I want too. What do you guys think? Anyhow here is the initial idea, I like to get stuff out on paper first, really gets the creative juices flowing: http://www.youtube.com/caraudiofabrication'> With the general idea framed out I started building. Pretty traditional stuff here but one of the coolest things I can teach you here is how I used a "Adjustable Curve" to get a perfect match with the floor contour of the vehicle. I also got the "Beauty Panel" frame trimmed out on the top of the box. http://www.youtube.com/caraudiofabrication'> To see the steps that got me to this point check out the video below! Well, thats it for now, off to a good start, I already have the bottom fiberglass molded, just need to edit the video, so you guys have to wait! Let me know what you guys think, wondering what direction you think I should go with the insert pieces, back lit, metal mesh, etc.
How to: Fiberglass Door Pods ( Panels ) Complete Video Tutorial with C
mklett33 posted a topic in Technical Info & How To'sIn this tutorial write up we will be covering how to create some awesome door panel pods that will add a custom look to your install, allow you to integrate multiple speakers into a door panel, and allow you to control the mounting position of the speakers. Note that while these are in fact door “pods” that are not actually permanently bonded are made as part of the door panel itself, there are many techniques within that could be used if you were in fact planning on creating door “panels” from scratch. Let’s begin! Step 1: Woodwork and Templates: In order to have a good foundation for our door pods we want to make awesome speaker rings. The video above covers many of the details needed. Take your time with this step as clean woodwork is essential to having a good foundation to create the door pods. Tools needed: Router Jig Saw Jasper Circle Jig Flush Trim Bit Rabbeting Bit Foam Tape LTP Stapler and Staples Upon completion you should have great looking speaker templates that are prepped for molding into the panel. Step 2: Reverse Mounting Speakers: This step is not essential in terms of design, but it is important to have a plan for exactly how the speakers will mount. The last thing we want is to make these amazing door panels and use wood screws to secure the speakers that will become loose with time. Take a look at the fasteners we used here instead. Tools Needed: Drill and Bits Marker When complete your speakers will be ready to mount securely to your pods.
*CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PI
mklett33 posted a topic in Build LogsHello! For those of you who don't know me my name is Mark and I am the man behind "Car Audio Fabrication" on YouTube. I have posted build threads before (like this one: http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/57168-video-build-log-fi-bl-rockford-fosgate-focal-knukonceptz-tip/ ) and if you have ever seen one you know that I love to mix in "How To" Videos throughout the build that describe the process and show each step. This build will be no different! well, it will a little bit because I am going to try to mix in a lot more pictures for your viewing pleasure! I love to help other car audio enthusiasts young and old, newb and veteran, so if you see something you have a question about ASK! The Vehicle: Chevy Duramax 2500 HD Extended Cab (Will add pics soon) The Gear: Alpine Type R's 6.5" Component Speakers 10" JL Audio W3 Knukonceptz wiring Wirecare.com wire protection products Alpine MRP-M500 Alpine MRP-F300 The Install: Custom Fiberglass Door Pods with Vinyl Wrapped Inserts to accent interior and match sub enclosure Custom Fiberglass Subwoofer Enclosure (Specs to Follow) The Goal: Quality sound that integrates well with the vehicle and requires little to know permanent vehicle modification. (No cutting of panels allowed!) My Goal: Teach the readers of this thread as much about the fabrication of the pods and sub enclosure, as well as the install as I can. Let's begin! We started with collecting some of the gear, the ownder of the vehicle wanted to re-use his Alpine Component Speakers and JL Subwoofer, I talked him into purchasing a MRP-F300 which is the exact same foot print as the MRP-M500 and will allow for a really clean install. The components: The sub: The amplifier: (Still need pics of the 4 channel) I then determined what was needed wiring wise and put in an order with my friends over at Knukonceptz.com: I am very excited to use their new product the KNF-60, we were one of the first to get a production unit and I was really impressed with using it in a different build so I decided to get one for this one as well: All of the wiring in this build will be protected by Techflex which I recieved from our show sponsor WireCare.com . They really have some great products and the "snake" style techflex will look awesome with the tan and black truck. Its crazy how many colors of this stuff there is! Now the EXCITING stuff! I made these outer insert templates with a series of router techniques and skills, I discuss them in the video. The idea is they will insert into the pod and can be wrapped with a different material or painted to accent the install. Here you can see I will mount the woofer from the rear, and the tweeter is flush mounted: Finally I added some low temp plastic around the base template so that the top insert could lay flush. I show how I do this in the video as well. Well thats all for now, let me know what you think! Add this thread to your book marks and check back often!
Fiberglass Materials - What you need, and what you must know! - VI
mklett33 posted a topic in SPL & SQ / FabricationHey all, Ever wondered, what weight chop mat should I use? What resin do I need? How much hardener (MEKP) do I need to add to the resin? What is it is hot? What if it is cold? Whats the best way to use fiberglass and add strength to something? Wonder no longer my friends... As i gear up for my door pod build I have been amassing some more fiberglass fabrication products. These products are typical of what you would see in any car audio install that involves fiberglass show I wanted to share them with you, along with an explanation of each and some answers to questions I see repeatedly online! Enjoy! Also, here is a wonderful table that allows you to better understand how much MEKP to add to your mix.
Fiberglass Amp Rack 101: Build a Custom Fiberglass Mold for Amplifiers
mklett33 posted a topic in SPL & SQ / FabricationWhat’s up ladies and gentlemen of the car audio world? Today I bring to you the all inclusive Fiberglass Amp Rack 101 Lesson! Allow me to insert my shameless plug and say that if you enjoy any part of this tutorial, or learned something new, please post a comment, rank this thread, and share with your friends! Also I love when I get new subscribers on my YouTube channel! (www.youtube.com/caraudiofabrication ) Other than that let’s review what you will learn shall we? http://youtu.be/YUEUAhttGts Intro: First off I know I know, this looks like a ton of reading, and a ton of work, but it really is not, it just seems that way because I am outlining every thing I have learned over the years of many car audio installations. When I started learning this I would have done ANYTHING for a write up with the tricks and techniques I am going to show you, but it didn’t exist, so again while it might seem like a lot to read it WILL be WELL worth your time to read through this and watch the videos. Note that some of the videos or somewhat of an “update” to my progress within the step, where as others are much more of an actual step by step instruction. The videos have a run time of a little over an hour, so grab a frosty beverage and some food and sit back! That being said there are a million different ways you could construct an amp rack, this tutorial will cover what I have learned and found to be very effective means of building a professional quality amp rack. Note that for the sake of length some sections of this lesson may refer to previous lesson posts I have made, in these cases I will provide a link for you to visit so that you may learn that technique as well! Also note that the quality of my videos improves throughout the series. Please watch all the videos to gain the full experience! In order to watch all of the YouTube videos is one go, please view the YouTube playlist here: Note that each step within this write up also has the video thumbnail, with a link to the video below it. The Process: Before we begin allow me to briefly outline the process that will be covered. By understanding each step involved you are well on your way to an amazing fiberglass amp rack! Designing the Layout Skeleton– The Foundation of your shape and Making TemplatesPrepping Templates and Skeleton for Molding Applying Fabric – The Skin of your shape Glassing and Strength Smoothing and Prep for Finish Adding Plexi and Inserts Wrapping the Amp Rack – Vinyl, Suede, and Carpet Final Thoughts Let’s begin!
Fabrication for my 2001 Elantra Gt
Danclark posted a topic in Build LogsI'm a grad student so my fabrication is slow going, but I try to work on it every day. I'll post photos of my progress.