Just wanted to throw up a few pics of my build and description of my first big build. I don't have Gobs of money to throw at it but I am willing to modify my vehicle and give up the truck bed. So the equipment is budget level.
VEHICLE: 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic Extended Cab
BOX: Sits in the truck bed extending to cab height with wheel well pockets to maximize space. Rear window is removed and an accordion boot connects the cab to the box front port. So big it only leaves me about 18" at the tail gate to fit cargo!
- Qty 8: American Bass TNT1544 15" Dual 4 ohm Subs
- Series Tuned 6th Order Bandpass
- Rear Chamber
- 54 Cubic Feet
- 22 Hz Tuning
- 442 sq. in. port area
- Front Chamber
- 17 Cubic Feet
- 74 Hz Tuning
- 867 sq. in. port area
- Qty: 8 American Bass 15" TNT Subs
- 1-1/8" Thick Plywood
- Double Thick Baffles
- Lots of 1.5" x 1.5" Bracing
- Fiberglass Cloth Reinforced Panel Spliced Seams
- Herculiner Finish
- Qty 4: Audio Pipe 150001d Amps
- Dual 270 Amp Alternators
- Dual 1/0 OFC Welding Cable to Rear Batteries
- Dual 1/0 OFC Welding Cable Ground from Batteries to Steel Frame
- Two 90+AH UPS Backup Batteries in the box
- 1/4" x 1" Electrical Grade 6101 Aluminum Buss Bars
- 4 GA OFC Welding Cable Direct from Amps to Battery Buss Bars (+12V and Ground)
Here is the wood all cut up. This was a TON of work. The panels are really heavy.
One picture of the Base Put together. You can see the wheel well cutouts. Also, that's my 12 y/o bass head daughter for scale.
Fast forward a bit and here it is with the upper section done, front port lip, baffles cut etc...
Not a lot has changed except the rear wall has been added. The angled sub baffle has been fitted, glued, screwed, and bondo'd. Most of the Bracing is installed. Sub mounting holes have been pre-drilled...
Next up is finishing the visible interior of the box (BONDO!!!!) and caulking the seams. Then paint to make it look nicer. I thinking a deep blue/purple color inside the box. Then I have to fit the top... My head starts spinning and I don't event know what else but there is a lot left to do.
I also have to design an A-Frame Hoist to lift this thing 8' in the air and lower it into place. It's getting too heavy for me to lift easily. I can still flip it end-over-end but once the top it on that might not be possible.
Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to answer them.