I want to know where I can get a Plexiglass box.

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  1. Zz_3.14_zZ

    Zz_3.14_zZ New Member

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    Does anyone know of any sites where I can get one made, or where they have some pre-made?? I would like to stay away from the local Car Audio Stealers, as they tend to be a little...unwilling to spit when they rape you. I have (as you can see from my AV) a 2000 Eclipse GT...


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    I just dont have the skillz necessary to do so. :wtc:

    Update. No Plexiglass, but I did manage to get a pretty nice MDF/carpet box. Pics of my setup on post #14
     
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    Make your box out of paper. Trace each piece of paper on the cheapo 4x8 sheet of plywood. Get a circular saw, gloves, and goggles. Practice. It's easy. Use plywood as thick as your fiberglass will be to practice. If you can control the saw and get a nice cut through plywood the fiberglass will be very, very easy.
     
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    obligatory bite.

    I don't know where to buy them as I've always made mine.
     
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    I have a few ideas about going about this (no seams and no screws). I'm only 45min north of you. If you want to undertake this project as a DIY let me know. Are you thinking sealed or ported?
     
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    To give you an idea how how I'd build it. I'd make my cuts as careful as I could or possibly get them cut by a robot (like the ones at home depot and lowes only being run by more intellegent people). Then join them togather with clamps and certian expoxies. Do a roundover the size of the plexiglass thickness and use clear filler epoxie to help with the seams. To get rid of the haze from the router you use a propane tourch and a careful hand.
     
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    You lost me on that one. I guess I'm a bit lost as to what the final product looks like.
     
  7. Zz_3.14_zZ

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    This might be an option. Right now I am just trying to get some parts here and there when I can. My budget is so tight right now, I am sweating buying lunches. :hsd:


    Sealed btw.
     
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    3/4" plexi would mean to use a 3/4" roundover bit. Not sure if it would work but the round transition may draw from any minute mistakes in the removal of the seam.:)
     
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    Great idea.
     
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    Well, I stopped in at ultimate-audio here in town and I was talking to the guy about this set up, and he talked me into just doing something with regular MDF/carpet. It really makes since. I am not going to be showing it off. In fact, I want to do just the opposite. So, I dont have a problem spending $150 on something that will be done by those guys. I know I will fuck shit up. I'm just that way about things. I'll just keep picking on little shit until I totally screw it up. :sad2:

    I really want to thank you all for the ideas. Hell, maybe one day when I get tired of this one 12 I'll try to do something creative. :hsd:
     
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    sounds good
     
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    You can build an MDF box and carpet it for like $60. DIY FTW.
     
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    With my shitty skillz, I will gladly pay. :hsd:
     
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    This is just a cheep sub that I picked up on eBay for next to nothing. But it sounds really fucking good. :wiggle:

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    Here is my good old Rockford Fosgate 500.

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    Not the best picture of the headunit, but it does what I need it to do...and it does it well.

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    All-in-all the best $350 I have ever spent. I am very happy with it. But, again thanks guys!!
     
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    Gately Audio.
     

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