Check out these other great forumsSoundSolutionsAudio.comAudioAddicts.netCarAudio-Forum.comCarAudioResources.comHomeAudioForum.net

Jump to content

Welcome to Car Audio Resources | The original Car Audio Forum.
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

*CAF* Duramax 2500 HD - Fiberglass Underseat Sub Box - PICS and HOW TO Videos Inside


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1
caraudiofab

caraudiofab

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 68 posts

Hey 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:

 

DoorPods_20130824_0071_zpsaa14e983.jpg

 

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:

 

UnderSeatBox_0000_zps0098d340.jpg

 

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.

 

UnderSeatBox_0001_zps2690afb8.jpg


Edited by caraudiofab, 12 October 2013 - 07:31 PM.

  • 1

-Mark @caraudiofab


Posted Image


^^^ Car Audio Secrets Revealed ^^^


#2
caraudiofab

caraudiofab

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 68 posts

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.


  • 1

-Mark @caraudiofab


Posted Image


^^^ Car Audio Secrets Revealed ^^^


#3
Aaron Clinton

Aaron Clinton

    Member

  • Administrators
  • 163 posts
  • LocationBaltimore, MD

Very nice work.


  • 0

#4
Mark LaFountain

Mark LaFountain

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 15 posts

man you do great work.


  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users