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Old 09-07-2004, 01:55 PM   #21
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looks good so far

thanx, i am happy with what i accomplished so far.
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Old 09-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #22
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thanks for the help. now, i have to think hard about which option to go with...

which option did you go with??
I built kick panels , so no need to go into the doors.
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:28 AM   #23
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i need help guys.....

i finished bondo and sanding. (i been sanding for a week now... xxxxing hate sanding.... )

i also bought light gray capet for it. however, the sub box is too curvy there is no way i could carpet it without wrinkles. is there anyway to make carpet stretchy or can i just cover it with stretchy fleece ?? paint it?
what should i do??
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Old 09-24-2004, 02:25 AM   #24
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the Brahma is an excelent choice

that is one smooth enclosure,

try using the carpet it is more resiliant than you think, start from the speaker outward, the kinks will probably stay behind the enclosure where they wont be seen, or you could get a sharp blade and remove the extra carpet, carpet is very forgiving that way, just cut down the center of the kink and try to get them to overlap, and do another cut between the excess, and you will get a nice finish
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the Brahma is an excelent choice

that is one smooth enclosure,

try using the carpet it is more resiliant than you think, start from the speaker outward, the kinks will probably stay behind the enclosure where they wont be seen, or you could get a sharp blade and remove the extra carpet, carpet is very forgiving that way, just cut down the center of the kink and try to get them to overlap, and do another cut between the excess, and you will get a nice finish

Get non-backed carpet, that way it can be stretched. I have done similar enclosures with no wrinkles showing or cutting necessary. I buy my carpet from Select Products.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:06 PM   #26
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the Brahma is an excelent choice

that is one smooth enclosure,

try using the carpet it is more resiliant than you think, start from the speaker outward, the kinks will probably stay behind the enclosure where they wont be seen, or you could get a sharp blade and remove the extra carpet, carpet is very forgiving that way, just cut down the center of the kink and try to get them to overlap, and do another cut between the excess, and you will get a nice finish
thanks for the compliment !!!!
i 'll try to tackle it again tonight following your instruction.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:07 PM   #27
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Get non-backed carpet, that way it can be stretched. I have done similar enclosures with no wrinkles showing or cutting necessary. I buy my carpet from Select Products.
thanx for the tip !!
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #28
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Take the box + carpet to an auto upholstery store. They shouldnt charge you very much, and they really know what they are doing!! shouldnt cost more than $40
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:40 PM   #29
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Take the box + carpet to an auto upholstery store. They shouldnt charge you very much, and they really know what they are doing!! shouldnt cost more than $40

they would do that?? let me ask around if any shop does it...
thanx for suggestion. !
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:41 PM   #30
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wow that looks good man
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... or any car stereo shop can handle it for a nominal fee.
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:16 PM   #32
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... or any car stereo shop can handle it for a nominal fee.
Id rather take it to an upholstery shop, as alot of car stereo places are dix about this sh*t. They think well f*ck, this guy didnt let us build his system, so f*ck it, lets do this as fast as possible and get this crap out of here. Upholstery shops are not losing any business doing it, so well it is up to you.

Ps. Good looking work!!
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Old 09-24-2004, 03:44 PM   #33
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Id rather take it to an upholstery shop, as alot of car stereo places are dix about this sh*t. They think well f*ck, this guy didnt let us build his system, so f*ck it, lets do this as fast as possible and get this crap out of here. Upholstery shops are not losing any business doing it, so well it is up to you.

Ps. Like looking work!!

yup yup. i think that is not an unfounded speculation. i asked a few shops about intallation quote. they tried to rape me on labour because i am supplying all the hardware. either that or because i drive BMW....

but anyhow, i will try both car stereo shop and upholstry shop. i'll ask them to guarantee wrinkle-free carpeting.
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here is an update on my subwoofer.

a car stereo shop sent me to an auto upholstery shop for more suitable carpet. i end up having the upholstery shop do the carpeting.
the shop was able to carpet it in one piece. no seams.

the shop charged me 1 hour of labour and 2 yards of carpet. WTF !!! the carpet surface area is 20 x 16 inches. but whatever, i wasn't about to argue with him for $20 CAD.

however, i need your advice. the dumba55 can not follow the simplist instruction. i told him not to carpet the MDF ring. from the pix below (red circle), you could see that the MDF ring was carpeted.

should i strip the carpet off or just leave it. is it gonna make the box less air-tight? what to do?
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just leave it and throw in the sub - it will be air tight
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:19 PM   #36
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I Will Not Trim The Carpet. Infact, Its Better He Did Carpet That Part Because, When U Mount The Sub It Will Hold The Carpet In Place. And It Will Be Air Tight Long As U Mount It Right!!! Btw, What Kinda Sub U Running??? Good Job!
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okay . thanx !!
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:09 PM   #38
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Looking good!!! I like the idea! Good Luck!!!
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thats good work man, cant wait to see the finished pics!
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thats good work man, cant wait to see the finished pics!
thanx ! i can't wait too !! if only my sub would arrive.....
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