The Custom Subwoofer Box I'm Building
This box will hold my single subwoofer in the trunk and also when i'm done will have a custom look to it instea... Show mored of that stupid carpet look i see all over the place. And since I'm using Gorilla Glue it's not like i'm going to have open spots in the wood to let all the good sound escape. But this page is dedicated to my work on the subwoofer box, It will be very big once I'm finished with it.
This is the sub I'm using...nothing much, but is good for my uses.
My initial design I had thought up to do was to spray paint the box blue to go with the blue lights in the car, but then I got to thinking, duh why not make the box black, and spray on blue flames instead! So what I'll be doing is covering the box in masking tape then using an exacto knife to cut out the flame son the box then spray them on. So Here are the pictures below showing my work in progress.
Here's me using my Dremel tool to cut out the circle which the sub will fit into, and smoothing down the edges so that it slips in and hold it securely.
Here's what the hole looks like without the sub, and then with the sub.
Doing some spray painting of the parts. On the right, after I finished with the top of the box.
I cut out the last pieces of wood today for the sub! So now all that's left is to put it together. I only use Gorilla Glue to put this thing together, it's so friggin strong, and it expands too to cover up any hole in the box that might not be too good.
July 9, 2005:
The installation of my subwoofer is finished! I have been having problems with my Photoshop so I couldn't upload pics. But here were the final stages of the installation, and the 1000 Watt amp I bought for the trunk of my car, along with the wiring I used for the sub. Show Less
I Finally cleared my corners this morning...After about 9 months of saying I've wanted to do this, I finally was able to get the tools needed in my hands... Show more. I borrowed a miniature crowbar from my boss that was able to fit into the hole of my turn signal lights, and then i used the curved end to get in front of the amber insert and pull on it until it broke. I then took heavy duty plyers and broke the amber insert pieces until they were all able to come right on out of the fixture. So here are some pics of what they look like now.
Y'all have been waiting for this one I know, and I finally got some pics of my white Neon DOME LIGHTS! These things are darn sexy, and work really well too. To install these, I had to cut some wiring, hook up that wiring to the same connectors as the original dome lights, then with 2 separate transformers I put those up in the roof, and rand some hidden wire to the lights on the side. Since I didn't take any pics during the installation, sorry I don't have pics on how to do it, because it was a pain in the butt to get it back together, but I did! But, enjoy the pics!! And yes, it really is that bright in the car when it is pitch black outside!
And if you're wondering, the lights come on when you open the doors, and they fade off when you close the doors. Also, if you push the right side dome light to come on, only the right side neon light comes on as well, and vise versa. They work JUUST like the original dome lights, just som extra light for night time, and for the backseat. Show Less