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Old 04-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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TJ Custom Fiberglass Sub Box Build!

Hey guys and girls!

I have done a quite a few sub boxes for jeep tjs but alot of them were with deep/shallow 10's and shallow 12's. I had a friend at work that had purchased a deep 12 and asked if i could make it work. Challenge Excepted!!!

Lets get to the fun stuff!!!

This is the first preview/test fit.
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Stretching fabric and trimming it up.
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I had to cut out the back of the sub box and add a second ring towards the bottom of the sub so that the magnet can fit, sense its a deep 12.
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Fiberglass resin added to the fabric. So i have a hard surface to add the fiberglass too.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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Fiberglassing!!!!

Ok, the Resins dry!!! I sand down some of the edges. When i got to put the fiberglass on them it will be able to grab to them easier.
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FIBERGLASS!!! (Fiberglass Mat and Resin)
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Normally when i do fiberglass on sub boxes i get questions on layers and how many. Ill do about 2 to 3 layers depending on the size of the sub and how much preasures i think will be. (Sub size mostly)

Ill will update a lil later...

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Old 04-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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Sanding/filler

In between each time that i fiberglass i sand each layer to try to get the high spots down and it help to aloow the next layer of fiberglass to grab to last layer.

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After sanding my last last layer down to pretty smooth look/ feel. Ill go back and add bondo to it. It looks like alot but once its done being sanded there wont be much left on there!

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back in a minute!
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Here are a few shots of how the back came out after sanding it down

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After everythings sanded down depending on where im at with how it looks ill throw some primer on it to hand sand and see where my high and low spots are at.

Once im happy ill put a coat a primer on it that helps the rhino line stick to the fiberglass. Then i will go in and cut the ring out with a router and cut the wire connecter hole out in the back too.

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I normaly try to do one last test fit before i have it Professionaly rhino lined.

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ALMOST DONE!!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Ahhhh... Love the Rhino linning!!! Just wait till you see it in the sun!

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Now im installing the Chrome "Jeep" Emblem and wire connecter.

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Now lets get it in the sun and finaly install it!!!
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I love how it looks in the sun!!!

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Final install! The seat still folds back and we bolted it down the floor of the jeep.

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I got to here it today and this thing hits hard!!! Now on to my next proj...???

Ill post some pics of my box and other boxes ive made.
Let me know what you guys think! I like the Feed back!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #7
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The one with the amp rack and 12" shallow sub is mine.

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This is one i built awhile back. Too 10" deep subs! This thing rattle the crap out of this guys jeep!!! Sounded wicked!!!

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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those things look FANTASTIC!! amazing job!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #9
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those things look FANTASTIC!! amazing job!!
Thank you sir!!! I posted this a few days ago and started to wonder. If anyone liked them or the idea. Thanks for your comment!
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Yea i think it has more to do with the fact that so many people end up making half assed MDF/fiberglass monstrosities to fit inside the factory console that people just got tired of reading about them, and your title makes i seem like its just one of those. IDK what your day job is but these boxes look 100% professionally built, and the chrome jeep logo is a very nice touch. what kind of rhino lining is that? looks like its a pearl or something.
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I wish I knew about this before I got my sub...
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Very cool Sir.......
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Nice work again.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #14
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Thanks guys! Appreciate the comments! The Rhino line is a "Hybrid" It's a Gloss paint/ Rhinoline/ undercoat. The guy I go to has his own patten on it. It s really nice stuff!!!!
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Looks awesome man. Nice quality work and nothing smells better than a good fiberglass job Makes me want to build something in my heep now. I had two 15"s, two 6x9"s, two 6 1/2" components, and two 4x6"s in my last YJ. But that was when I was in highschool, no wife, no backseat, no house payment etc. and building boxes was my day job. Now I have a "real" job Are you in Coweta county GA? If so, I'd love to see the finish of the rhino liner in person.
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Looks great!
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What would you charge someone to make the first fiberglass sub box in your posts? I know quality when I see it, just curious what your time/material would run someone if they asked you to make it? PS great stuff you got going man!!
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Very nice work.
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Looks awesome man. Nice quality work and nothing smells better than a good fiberglass job Makes me want to build something in my heep now. I had two 15"s, two 6x9"s, two 6 1/2" components, and two 4x6"s in my last YJ. But that was when I was in highschool, no wife, no backseat, no house payment etc. and building boxes was my day job. Now I have a "real" job Are you in Coweta county GA? If so, I'd love to see the finish of the rhino liner in person.
Nice! I'd love to see some pics if you have any! my next one I'm wanting to build is for the sound bar, I want to mount the midrange from my center console up there!

No, Unfortunately I live in Coweta, Ok!
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What would you charge someone to make the first fiberglass sub box in your posts? I know quality when I see it, just curious what your time/material would run someone if they asked you to make it? PS great stuff you got going man!!
That one was for a my buddy that's in the Marines. I cut him quite a deal but I normally charge between $250 to $350. The single 12" sub had to be modified from a normal box because It wasn't a shallow sub! Since it was a full magnet prof sub. It was about $350. It just really depends on how much Fiberglass work is needed! That's how I debate the price. Because there is a lot of sanding.
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Thanks for all the compliments guys!
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How do you get the form to fiberglass? Those are amazing! !

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