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Default How to recone a sub with no dustcap? (ARC Black 12)

How would I go about aligning the coil when the sub doesn't have a removable dustcap? Has anyone reconed a sub like this?

Here are some pics of what im talking about




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you got to cut the dust cap off.. my cv's had the same style cap
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shims on the outside diameter of the coil

similar to this
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JggocgzCe7c
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shims on the outside diameter of the coil

similar to this
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JggocgzCe7c
This is what i was looking for, thanks

The only thing im wondering about is there was about half an inch of cardboard-like material between the spider and the basket plate. Is this common? Can i recone it without it? The reason im asking is because i emailed ARC and got most of the specs for the coil and spider size but those measurements included that cardboard "lift".
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nah. that sub has a cap.. it's just set inside the recess of the paper cone

it's the inverted dust cap, happens to be plastic and says arc audio




I have a special knife bent at about 45degrees I use to scoop dustcaps
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nah. that sub has a cap.. it's just set inside the recess of the paper cone

it's the inverted dust cap, happens to be plastic and says arc audio
ahh i see what you mean

By looking at the pics, is it possible to just glue the spider and coil to underneath the cone in the recess?

This may or may not be a stupid question, ive never done a recone before
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yes but coil wiring connections must be done above the cone below the cap and be glued securely.
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You might get lucky and be able to pry that cap off from underneath. I was able to do that with a pair of Boston 12.5 LF's that I reconed and was able to save the original cone and cap.

Just get a small flathead screwdriver and poke it up through the coil opening and pry at the bottom side of the cap's glue joint. You should have enough room to put the screwdriver directly on the glue from underneath.
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yes but coil wiring connections must be done above the cone below the cap and be glued securely.
could i just drill holes for the tinsel leads through the inside of the recess?

sorta like this



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You might get lucky and be able to pry that cap off from underneath. I was able to do that with a pair of Boston 12.5 LF's that I reconed and was able to save the original cone and cap.

Just get a small flathead screwdriver and poke it up through the coil opening and pry at the bottom side of the cap's glue joint. You should have enough room to put the screwdriver directly on the glue from underneath.
did you heat it with a hair dryer or something beforehand?
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I just got home from work and don't see the cv cone and cap anywhere for pics. Like tom said the cap sits down in there I just used a regular utility knife and went slow.
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