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 Post subject: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:44 am 
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With the help of my buddy, I was able to finish my first custom fiberglass enclosure. It was interesting but overall I am pretty pleased with the outcome. :pray: ... and yes it's wrapped in gator skin cuz it needed some flavor :lol:
Oh yeah, Boston Pro 12.5LF was the weapon of choice to match the 6.5LF's in the doors.


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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:33 pm 
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welcome to the world of curves. Another dimension unlocked for installation. Looks good I assume is a gator/vinyl as I can't imagine the real stuff would stretch that well over the curves?



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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:00 pm 
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Yes vinyl from Joann's house of fabric and the fact that it was on sale sold me as well :P
My first impression is that it definitely has slightly different acoustical characteristics than MDF or birch? May be just me being too picky and nothing that an EQ can't smooth out...


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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:54 pm 
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if it was made thick enough or has enough bracing there should be little to no difference in the sound assuming airspace is correct. Have you put a sub in that general location facing that way in that car already to compare it too?



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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:10 pm 
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I have not but that's a great idea. All of my previous installs (all hatchbacks) have been rear facing... never gave that much thought but it makes sense and could account for the slight audible difference I do hear. It's not bad just different.


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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:14 pm 
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I was just wondering if you had compared it to another similar box to say its different. I have never done it myself.



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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:49 am 
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That looks fantastic, especially being your first. I ended up scrapping my first attempt and starting over.



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 Post subject: Re: First fiberglass enclosure
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:10 pm 
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Like I said, I did have help from a knowledgeable friend.


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