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Old 07-19-2011, 09:32 PM
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I had to take out 2 of my subs. It's super tight getting them back in due to only having access where the ported side bolts onto the box (it's not glued on there). So...I was wondering if removing the top is possible. It is screwed on and glued on with Elmers Wood glue...I know that I can obviously remove all the screws...My concern is do you think I can then get the top seperated from the box? I was thinking I'd need something that is flat and sharp to slide in between the top to get it off..Suggestions??

Here is how the top looks:

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Here is the opening I currently have to work with...It's very hard getting to the sub in the back...



How it looks with the top off:

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Are you having to constantly take the subs in and out? If you can get them in once why would you need to take the box apart?
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Are you having to constantly take the subs in and out? If you can get them in once why would you need to take the box apart?
No, not 'constantly'....This is my 2nd time...And it's a total pain!! IF I can successfully get the top off, I'll put weather stripping instead of glue down when I screw it back on...
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ive done similar kind of "mods".lol. u will be able to get it off with a little persuasion. but, what MAY happen is the top may have a layer or two of the paper pulled off when u take it off. the glue will hold that to the vertical panels. so, i think worst case is you may have to cut a new top. the rest should be fine
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cut the front to were the sealed chambers are flush with the front plate. then add another front plate so you can pull the whole thing off??
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ive done similar kind of "mods".lol. u will be able to get it off with a little persuasion. but, what MAY happen is the top may have a layer or two of the paper pulled off when u take it off. the glue will hold that to the vertical panels. so, i think worst case is you may have to cut a new top. the rest should be fine
What did you use to help 'persuade' it to come apart?
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cut the front to were the sealed chambers are flush with the front plate. then add another front plate so you can pull the whole thing off??
I really don't want to have to get any more wood and cut it if possible...Of course it's not out of the question but my 1st option is to remove the top...
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just dont break them....... done deal
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What did you use to help 'persuade' it to come apart?
if you have a rubber mallot that should help, otherwise id just use a good ol hammer, could try a putty knife/ paint scraper (whatever their called) or something similar along outside edges then use hammer/mallot to loosen inside wall to top connection. and yes, as stated above likely to have some layers of top stuck to the vertical walls. some sanding and a new top and your set.
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cut another top. cut a whole out where u need it to access rear subs. attach what u cutout to second top and weather strip the second top. this way u are barely changing the box besides adding 3/4" and the blades width around the hole cutout to access subs
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