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#1 of 12 James Bergeron

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Posted December 15 2003 - 02:45 PM

Anyone know where I can get this "carpet" to do my sub? I just finished building my very first custom box for my car but it needs carpet badly! Posted Image
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#2 of 12 Scott L

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Posted December 15 2003 - 07:21 PM

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ooo you made your own box? I wimped out and paid $55 for a 12" single enclosure. How much did it end up costin ya, and got any pics? Posted Image

ps- If you decide to go charcoal and have some left over lmk, I need some for my amp rack.

#3 of 12 James Bergeron

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Posted December 15 2003 - 11:57 PM

Thanks Scott,
expensive stuff Posted Image I'll check out some fabric stores and maybe talk to some stereo shops as well, I don't need too much.

I built the box because I went and bought one and it was cheap-o. I decided I could make one for the same amount that would be better built. I used 3/4" mdf all around so it's really strong. Plus it's custom for my trunk so it's not a square it's very odd shaped. I can take some pics tonight and post them. Not the most ideal box though suppose to be 1.5cu inches but it's only about .7 cu inches. I only have a skill saw so it makes it difficult. I might build another one with my fathers table saw it would be even better and I change the design for more air space that way.

Total cost was $50 cdn that was for a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" mdf, some glue screws and the binding posts. Then I had to buy a saw, another $100 :b

I only used 1/4 of the sheet so I could build 4 boxes Posted Image

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#4 of 12 Jacinto

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Posted December 16 2003 - 01:51 AM

Do you want to dress it up for all the people you're going to stuff in the trunk? Honestly, if it's out of sight, I wouldn't bother with the expense and the hassle of carpeting it. But that's just me...
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#5 of 12 James Bergeron

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Posted December 16 2003 - 02:07 AM

I do show my car once and awhile though, I might just carpet the top as you won't see the sides at all when it's in the trunk. Honestly I could use felt or just material or ANYTHING really, even carpet (but the backing is too thick). I'm sure I'll find something cool at a fabric store.
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#6 of 12 brentl

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Posted December 16 2003 - 02:15 AM

"suppose to be 1.5cu inches but it's only about .7 cu inches.

Why use a box?? just put the subwooder in your pocketPosted Image

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#7 of 12 James Bergeron

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Posted December 16 2003 - 02:19 AM

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Nah my g/f goes there :wink:

My car is rather tiny :P)

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#8 of 12 Scott L

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Posted December 16 2003 - 04:42 AM

Look at this guy, complaing about the cost of the carpet and has the nerve to gloat about his S2k!!

Looks good. Posted ImagePosted Image

#9 of 12 Sean^M

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Posted December 16 2003 - 04:58 AM

go to any conversion van custom shop.
they have tons of auto carpet in any color imaginable.
I used to get all of mine at such a shop for pretty cheap.
sounddomain and crutchfield are going to be a ripoff for stuff like that.

as for carpeting a box.. I always finish my boxes. raw MDF looks like ass to me. I wouldn't have it in my car, regardless of the car. I also wouldn't have a car that was half rusted out, or covered in primer though, and some people do.. so I guess it's all personal opinion.

#10 of 12 Aaron Howell

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Posted December 17 2003 - 01:13 AM

partsexpress.com has automotive carpet...$4-$6 per yard in a wide variety of colors.

I usually buy mine locally from a car audio shop...they have similar prices but not as good of a color selection. Posted Image

#11 of 12 Wayne Ernst

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Posted December 19 2003 - 08:14 PM

James,

You could also try stopping by a local car audio shop that builds speaker boxes. They should be able to sell you a yard or two of carpet for the box. I've done this before and remember paying $10 (U.S.) for a yard of carpet. Some of the on-line places would have charged me that much for the shipping alone.
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#12 of 12 AUDIOBOXER

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Posted September 29 2010 - 07:53 AM

Best box carpet deals and quality is on bargainshore.com  . They got deals on carpet, glue and vinyl.