Anyone know how to make fiberglass enclosures?

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  1. Jeffrey Noel

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    I'm just curious because I would like to build an enclosure for the Peerless 5 1/4" speakers in my car door and there isn't anyway I could get wood in there. I figured the fiberglass enclosure would be a much better choice as I could make it the exact shape and size I want. Free air just doesn't work for those speakers!

    Any info?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jon Torres

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    You should do a search on car audio boards. I believe you could build up size w/ some form of foam at home depot.
     
  3. Jeff Mills

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    You need to build a wooden frame, then stretch an old t-shirt around the wood frame. Paint the t-shirt fibreglass resin, then build up with a couple layers of fibeglass mat. I then like to add long strand fibreglass bondo to the inside to build up to about 3/4" thick. Very dead enclosure!
    I did the kickpanels in my car this way and took first place in a Sound Quality competition.
    Check my website for pics of the finished kicks.
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/jeff.mills/
     
  4. Jeffrey Noel

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    Thanks a lot Jeff! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice web page! I especially like the little tractor!
     
  6. Jeff Mills

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    Its not a F'in Tractor!
     
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