Building your own custom-fit fiberglass enclosure

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  1. Biomechanoid

    Biomechanoid New Member

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    Is this something that I should consider doing myself?

    My short experience working with fiberglass was helping a friend patch some holes in his boat after really bad storm put it on the levy.

    But I am adept at fabricating things with a decent amount of studying before undergoing the task.

    It's not my ability to learn the techniques of making custom-fitting fiberglass enclosures which I am questioning, Its the ease of getting PROPER supplies to do the job, along with a suitably detailed text on the actual method of fiberglass speaker enclosures.
     
  2. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    supplies are easy you can use crapy resin form lowes
    i recomed some better stuff form a boat repair place cloth matt ect are no biggie once agin lowes or a boat repair place

    there are a few web sites that i dotn rember right now that sell alot of this stuff

    buy some fleece form a fabric store and get your shap right before you apply resin then work form the out side in once you get the smooth first layer add mat to the back to make it stronger

    http://www.cardomain.com/id/flynfrog

    if you have any questions aim me

    there is a box i did a while back
     
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    Biomechanoid New Member

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    cool.

    I'm trying to find a book I had called "Auto Audio" it had detailed chapters on designing and building a box (ported, sealed, fiberglass, wood, etc.) but I can't seem to locate it at the moment.



    The info on the following sites sounds detailed enough about the actual process that I feel confident that after doing a small practice enclosure, I could make a very professional enclosure for my truck.

    http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/fibrglas.htm
    http://www.wes.nissanpower.com/photo.html


    my next question is; are there any reccomendations for sites that help with subwoofer DESIGN? I have a very good idea on how I want my finished enclosure to look, along with the general idea on the size of the enclosure, but other than that, I'm not too sure on how I should design it.
     

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