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#170 08 Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T 6sp DSG

Posted by Dugjt88 on 27 February 2013 - 12:38 AM

And thank you for welcoming me. referred me to the site
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#76 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by manofsteel on 12 February 2013 - 03:47 AM

Looks sweet, I haven't see Linear for days.

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#70 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by caraudiofab on 11 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Nice install man! Really clean, on the amp rack did you think about maybe putting a piece of plexi under the amps for the led's to light up?

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#483 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Started molding the shape of the door panels.


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#482 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

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#479 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Door Pods - Fiberglass Sub Box - PICS and...

Posted by caraudiofab on 24 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Hello! 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: 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! smile.gif  


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 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








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#4704 Brand Spanking new Server and Host

Posted by Mark LaFountain on 10 March 2016 - 07:23 PM

After down time almost weekly as of late from our existing host who we've been with for years and years, in fact, I can't remember how long it's been so long, we have finally given up on them and changed to a new host. Our new dedicated box has 4 times the RAM, and twice the processor, also an SSD hard drive, so site load time and performance should be very notifiable.

The move is all done, and SSA is now on the new dedicated server. The other forums are also, but I have to work out some php handler issues before they will be working properly. In the mean time, please enjoy our new forum, on a brand new dedicated server with our new host.

I hope you are all as excited as Aaron and I are. It's been a long time in the making.

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#4627 Hello

Posted by TX210_BassHead on 19 December 2013 - 10:00 PM

Hello to all the followers out there I've been watching CAF's vidoes for bout a year. now just saw a new one and found out about this website from him and decided to join. My father got me started with loud stereo systems when I was 10 and I've been doing it ever since.

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#46 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

Posted by Cablguy184 on 05 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

(Front Stage Dash) Linear Power 2150 (soon to be replaced with a Linear Power LP2075 when made availiable)
(Front Stage Doors) Linear Power 2150
(center) Linear Power 2075 (when made availiable)
(rear) Head Unit Power
(Sub Stage) Linear Power LP2250 (hopefully I will get the chance to test the new Linear Power LP2400 when avialiable)
Total System Amplifier Power ... Around 1100w RMS when complete
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Sub Stage:
2 10" Linear Power / Blues Car Audio ISO-Kits
(4 10" drivers set up Isoberic ported and tuned to 22 htz in a Blow Through style / dual Chambered Ecnlosure)
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#4 Welcome to the All new!

Posted by Mark LaFountain on 10 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

We brought back an oldy but goody.  This forum was around 10+ years ago and was and will remain one of the great online car audio forums.


So bring your friends, hang out, post up your builds, ask questions, sell stuff.



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#237 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:54 AM


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#236 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:52 AM


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#235 02 Toyota Avalon XLS

Posted by azlnick on 23 April 2013 - 07:50 AM


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#232 How to Build a UNIQUE Subwoofer box - Video

Posted by caraudiofab on 18 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hey guys, in this episode I show you how you can take a seemingly normal box, and make it truly custom and one of a kind, and integrate it into your install, and really give your builds a PROFESSIONAL look.
Here is the video:
The pictures below outline the steps:
1: Laying Out your shapes and ideas:
2: Preparing the shapes for body filler:
3: Applying Body Filler:
4: sanding Bosy Filler:
5: Prepping for Vinyl or Paint:
6: Wrapping the panel and triming:
7: Finished Product:
8: Finished Product:
Please comment below or on the video itself, if you enjoyed the video check out my others as well on YouTube. 

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#2237 *CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Underseat Sub Box - PICS and HOW TO Videos...

Posted by caraudiofab on 12 October 2013 - 07:30 PM

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!  adhd.gif  Let me know what you guys think, wondering what direction you think I should go with the insert pieces, back lit, metal mesh, etc.

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#182 Edit post in threads

Posted by Cablguy184 on 07 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

I can not update my build log ... Is there any way you can fix this for me ?? or make me a temporary moderator so I can fix this ??

Thanks in advance
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#171 Old School Car Audio is my specialty

Posted by BigDWiz on 27 February 2013 - 12:51 AM

Thanks guys...there's more. I've bought and sold many over the years, but still have a few around...


Any Fosgate/Rockford Fosgate Fans?


See the OldSchoolStereo Rockford Fosgate Collection










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#17 How to make FLAWLESS Fiberglass Insert Template Shapes From Scratch- **VIDEOS**

Posted by caraudiofab on 10 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Cont from above.

ΒΌ MDF or Hardboard (Left) and 1/2" MDF (Right):

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Where to find: Big Box Hardware Stores, Lumber yards
Starting Cost: Depends on Size and date, material price changes
If you have a particular curve in your material that you cannot merely copy from an object you found you can use the 1/4" thin hardboard or mdf to smoothly cut the shape with your jigsaw, make sure you take the time to sand the surface you cut smooth so that the transition is perfect and has no rises. 
 A favorite among car audio enthusiasts the 1/2" MDF is a MUST for template production, MDF is void free and will allow for perfect surfaces when using various router steps.
Body Filler:
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Auto Supply, Auto Body Stores
Starting Cost: 15
Also known as “bondo” body filler is a must for making negative plugs throughout the process. I personally recommend “Rage Gold” by Evercoat due to its awesome working period and amazing sanding qualities. 
Painters tape:
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Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Art Supply
Starting Cost: 3
An easily found item, we will be using the painters tape to protect our panels on steps that require the use of body filler.



Other things you need that dont need explaining: Scissors, marker, ruler.

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The Videos!
You are going to want to crack open a cold one and start to free your mind! Get those creative juices flowing! Follow the steps outlined in these videos to construct the templates!
Episode 1
Episode 2

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#139 How to Design Your Box in Google Sketchup!

Posted by caraudiofab on 22 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

I would like to add this video as well:


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#1344 4 Absolute 12" subs in my 1969 chevy nova

Posted by rudy1056 on 02 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

I plan on installing 4 Absolute 12" subs in my 1969 chevy nova. My question is it a good idea to make a fiber glass enclosure or a MDF box for them? or is it not a good idea to make one for 4 subs?
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