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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:40 pm
by MorbidDK
Nice job man... took about 25 min or so to get through the whole thing. Honestly, I only read through your posts and that made the time fly. I really wanna get started glassing my spare tire well and reading this and seeing all the steps in process makes it look almost doable. :) Then again I'm gonna need to get a dremel or router or something as I don't have crap to cut and shape wood or anything like that.

Can't wait to see how the amp rack comes together to compliment the nice and shiny box.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:08 pm
by Member02
yea, a good router is a MUST, and a dremel NEVER hurts... I've found mine soo useful over the years.


besides, with a good router, you can do all kinds of things. the only drawback, is half the time you need to go buy the certain bit you need, and they don't come cheap.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:20 am
by Member02
hm... I just opened up my 4th gallon can of Resin from USComposites.com... it's BLUE now!

yay! no more ugly brownish yellow resin! I'll have pics up later...

Amp Rack is in progress as of 30 minutes ago.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:14 am
by Audio Arts
Cool looking project. Can't wait to see how the amprack turns out.

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:39 am
by X-OvrDistortion
That makes me want to work on mine, but I lack the necessary funding right now.....damn house!!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:19 pm
by Ezekiel81923
that's amazing...

good work dude

qyqwrb

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:57 pm
by Member02
yay, I was on the clock while working on my project, life rules!

anyhow, this is where I'm generally going to place amp:

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As a fellow... conservationalists... I don't like to waste natural resources (or money) so I always recycle when I can... this is the old box's amp rack:

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after laying down tape, and cutting the wood to fit (almost, it needs a few round spots..)

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as you can see the new B-440 resin from uscomposites is blue! it's awsome!

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Since this is not a subwoofer box, I figure I can make it thin... First layer:

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and to my surprise, only ONE layer of Kyntex 17oz biaxial stitched cloth was strong enough to pull the mold out (again, this cloth is soo much better than anything else!)

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I only had to add a second layer to the bottom (it's flat, therefore weak) and the top of the mold, now it's strong enough...

those little blocks of wood are to hold up the main peice of wood an extra inch high, so the amplifier will be centered in the opening of the amp rack.

Tomorrow I'll finish up the entire mold and hopefully get some filler on it.

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:29 pm
by Member02
update!

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for some reason this "blue" version of B-440 resin takes nearly twice as long to dry!!!!! so I didn't get as far as I wanted to...

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:53 pm
by fbi90909
are you mounting the amp on the inside of the rack with the internals being displayed like your previous box?
if so screwing that amp in would be a pain unless if you make an opening on the back side of it. which i'm sure you already thought of :/

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:40 pm
by Member02
fbi90909 wrote:are you mounting the amp on the inside of the rack with the internals being displayed like your previous box?
if so screwing that amp in would be a pain unless if you make an opening on the back side of it. which i'm sure you already thought of :/



HAA....:cwm10:

well... I've got lots of cutting tools at my disposal.