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Old 10-15-2015, 08:18 AM
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Well... the 2015 USACi season is in the books so I figured I would catch y'all up on the Civic.

Some of you may remember that I sold the CRX and bought a trunk car. More about that here... What I've been up to...

Anyway, I got the car back from the swap way back in June. And that really, really should have been plenty of time to get everything done. The first box I tried was tried and true. (2) 15's and slot port forward. Car was still bare/unprepped but it did a great number at Scapin' the Coast. Managed a 154.5 in 2k clamped. That's a solid start.




I was pretty sure I needed more than that for finals and I knew the other style box was louder so I set about prepping the trunk. I've always wanted to try to turn the entire trunk into its own "chamber" since trunks already act like a loading chamber anyway. I just decided to help it along. And not just with deadener. It turned into a beast of a project.

And so it begins...





I don't share a ton of personal stuff on here, but the pics above were as far as I got before my beautiful baby boy was born. My significant other came home from work and I had my whole family at the house 24/7. That's a very rare thing and I had to choose between the garage and family time. It was a no brainer. The build came to a grinding halt.



After some time off work, I managed to sneak out into the garage while everyone was napping or when I got home from work at 3 A.M. 30 minute to one hour chunks was all I could manage so the going was slow.

Glass work begins. And I should note... I'm not very good at this shit.





With the floor mostly done, I started on the corners. Like I said, I don't do fab work like this often so I'm not sure how people do this. I didn't want to just stretch cloth across these corners because I wanted to be able to remove all of it without the use of the 'jaws of life' later. And just tape didn't seem like the best idea, so I used some screen material to shape it the way I wanted. Kinda like paper mache', I guess? It actually worked out pretty well.



Ol' boy turned 150k in the meantime. I was still daily driving it.

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:30 AM
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Congrat's on the kid they will change your life..

Not a bad job on the fiberglass so far.
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hell yeah man congrats on the baby. im tuned in to see how this goes, always interesting to pic the mind and see whats capable!
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Other side getting the same paper mache' treatment.



Coming along.



This was one of the spots I wanted to concentrate on. Because this area is where the sides of the trunk kinda sneak in behind and along the passenger compartment panels. I figured the less pressure I lose through there- the more that would head toward the mic? That's my theory anyway.



With the sides taken care of... PVC for all the edges. Round is good, right?



You can see above that I was left with a fat gap beneath the bottom piece of PVC. Gotta fix that.

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Several layers later and it's time to get messy. Milkshake for everybody!



moar...



moar...



MOAR!!!!

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Tuned in congratulations on a new addition to the family.
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This may have been a little preemptive. And the wrong kind of paint. But I was running out of time.



Got slick?



That's it. Prep is done. For better or for worse...


Goodies showing up.



Welding and techflex.

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With the trunk "done"... I gots to build a box. My buddy Stuart (FricaseeKid) is a talented woodworker with a great shop and a willingness to help so we moved things over there.



Made a couple executive decisions on changes to a proven box. As such, I needed/wanted to step away from Sonotube or a boring port. I can always come back to it later if need be (or so I thought). So we decided to try some crazy shit.



To maximize port area *and* baffle space, we decided on an elliptical shape that flared to round. This is a lot more work than you might think.



Shit ton of Bondo and sanding later, it's starting to look like something...



Lookin smexy.



Test fit on the baffle.



The final form.

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I don't usually do "pretty", but this is lookin kinda sexy.



Big bitch



Dem subs doe. Custom DSS Trident.



Door pods. Cuz' I'm all SQ and shit

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Ok... skip ahead to Friday morning (the day before finals). We stayed up all night the night before running wire and bussing up all my caps and shit. The caps wound up taking up more room in the spare tire well than anticipated and lo and behold... the goddamn two week project of a port doesn't fit. It just will not go. Yay!!

It's already noon and I wanted to leave at 10 A.M. So yeah... this happened.



Weee!!!! the fuckit bucket. Wired up and ready to whip ass.

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