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Figured I'd bring my build log over from ca to here.

AUDIO TECHNIX STRATO 18 BUILD AND CURRENT PICS START IN THE NEXT POST YO

Before I update to the current ish, here’s the past tiny build of the tail end of last year:

Figured it’s time to finally tart a build log on muh truck, even though I’m terrible at keeping photo updates…so let’s see. Started working on the truck back in novemeber with ****** weather, so everything was pretty rushed to get a working system installed before the bad weather hit and I lost working in the garage to the folks cars.

Here’s le picture of muh car (98 Maliboom) and muh suv (01 Explorer)


Where to start…hmm well after running wire through the truck, the first thing I bought was le equipment from Dave aka la crx:



-DD M80
-DD 9012
-DD C1B
-DD CS 6.5

Had Dustin Camb design and build meh a beater box until I had time to mess around with cosmetics in the spring

Also around this time (now December) I came across a great deal on a z120, so I bought that and installed it as well (explorer dash is a ***** that is about .75” of trim too large around the radio bezel to fit a DD



Anywho, trimmed it out and got that ish in:





I was also deadening the whole car with this GT MAT sound deading stuff- not the greatest, but ballin on a budget in a daily beater and 100+ sq ft for 100 bucks will sway a man.







Bought some other small ish for it too like a Kicker EQ for the mids that I have yet to install as well as the mids themselves and an HC 2400 from John






So on the brink of winter I got the sub amp and DD installed then winter hit and I was out messing around in the snow in it (yay 4wd) and had no real time to work on the truck, so this is how it’s looked for the past 5ish months.

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Alright so winter is finally over with and I left my job to do some career searching, so I’ve had a lot of time to spend with my cars. Fixed up the boom and she’s rollin again



Onward to the current activities:

So over winter, I got lazy because I had no work space and needed some speaker rings really bad. I cheaped out and bought thes POS abs plastic pods that really ****, but they do the job.



The 01 explorer doors are kind of annoying because they have this lame arse pockt right where I wanted the speakers. So I cut the pocket out and caulked the pods to em



Wrapped them in some fleece from Walmart and got to glassing on them (I went up so far on the door to cover up those OEM speaker grills in case you’re wondering- the doors ****** so I decided to glass almost the whole panel)



A butt ton of glassing and body fillign later the doors start to take shape:





And then it was time to re test fit the doors to make sure they didn’t warp with all the glass and filler



Sooo after all of that I plasti dipped the whole doors, got out my super 77 glue and went to town on finishing them



Andddd here’s where I’m currently at with the doors. They just need a ton of clear on them and then they are set and ready for those CS6.5s. The doors are layered in 3 coats of plasti dip between the super 77'd stickers/clear and primer, so if I ever feel the need to change it, it's just an hour or so of peeling and voila back to primer

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So now onto the Stratos Build. Box designed by Buck:



Subs got here last wednesday:



Oh also I forgot to mention I retired the M80 to its box a few months ago so now it's all like



I'm a sucker/OCD about matching amps if I can be...

Monday I picked up all the mdf. I wanted to go birch, but I'm currently ballin' on a budget, so MDF will do it for now:



and then



and then



and then and then and then and then


I love beam compasses ftw perfect for drawing big ol circles




Finished last night by mocking up all the pieces and getting all the bracing cut



Only things left to do are route out the sub baffles- need to decide between two circles or an oval for the upper flush mounting baffle.

My dad's router seemed like it was on its last leg, so I went out and bought this today. Seems like over the past few months my dad has started asking to borrow My tools instead of vice versa.



Also did I happen to mention this will be a 4th order wall?


Tomorrow's plan is to finish the cuttin and get to the gluin and screwin! hopefully more pictures tomorrow night.
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Had a pretty busy weekend, so I didn't get a whole lot of time to work on the box. Got a few things glued and screwed, but not much. Also waiting for my new circle jig to get here- lent my other one to someone and I can't remember who. Things may or may not get done this week depending on the weather, but I'm Hoping the rain will hold off a few hours each day for me to get the 45s and the last two pieces I need cut.

In the meantime, here's a pic that I dubbed, "Bro, does your box even lift?"

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Got some mo picks. Feeling a little under the weather (pretty sure it's an upper respiratory infection), so I've been taking it easy for the day, but I got my circle jig in, so I decided to start...Gettin circle jiggy wit it (na na na na na na na nana na na na na nana)



Debating if I'm going to leave these as so or cut it into an elliptical/oval flush mount



got the first part of the rear piece on with the window so I can get to the subs (hoping I won't need to).



Tomorrow I'll toss the sides on and see how I'm feeling from there. Projecting that I finish the box by Friday and then comes the fun part of lifting it into the truck...
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Gonna have some vids by next week if I can find my flip and get it to a cruise night
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Made pretty good progress today

Got the sides up in the morning



Finished the routing on the upper sub baffle that you probably won't see unless you look directly into the port or until I put an acrylic window on the back.



Lastly, I got the lower baffle in place and screwed/glued in





Tomorrow I just need to get the front of the box and the ported chamber braces cut out, pick up 8 bolts from le store and then get her all together. If it rains I'm going to be pissed!
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holy shit thats a ton of port.
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