Jump to content
 
 

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'amp rack'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forum

  • System Of The Month
    • SMD FORUMS - SOTM sponsored by CE Auto Electric, XS Power, and Mechman!
  • General
    • SMD Official WcCarAudio Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD Official Amazon Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD Official eBay Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
    • SMD Forums Technical Difficulty Area - have a technical problem with the site? let us know, we will try to fix it!
    • Tunez - All things music related
    • Security Center - Car/Home Alarms, devices, tactics, tips....
    • Air Ride / Hydraulics - Got Switches? Want Switches? Post here!
    • Suspension and Brakes (4x4, street drops) - Lift it, Drop it..STOP it!
    • Interior / Exterior / Paint - Detailing, washing, waxing,tricks of the trade!
    • Engine and Performance - Anything for that couple extra horses!
    • Wheels and Tires - The rubber hits the road here!
    • Member Rides & Builds -- Show off your whip, Show off your System!
    • Member Videos - Host 'em & Post 'em! System Vids / Off Topic
    • Just Meade....my projects - Tons of SMD Builds here!
    • Off Topic - Random, Misc posts - the forum "Junk Drawer"
  • Equipment
  • SMD PARTNERS
  • WcCarAudio
  • System Design Knowledge Base
  • Fabrication, Fiberglass, Etc
  • TOOLS and TESTING Devices
  • Competitors Corner
  • Misc Stuff
  • Misc. Manufacturers (Friends of SMD)
  • For Sale / Want to Buy
  • Online Dealers
  • Your Local Shop/Dealer & Special "Read only" forums

Categories

  • Off topic video's
  • Bass Demo's
  • Subwoofer Reviews
  • Installations
  • Tutorials
  • Build Series

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests

Found 4 results

  1. I have a 2015 Sierra Double cab and im designing an amp rack to hold my 2 mbquart amps, lc7i, and two SMD distro blocks. What kind of material should i use and how thick should it be?
  2. Gentlemen, (and ladies?) I have not posted anything in this section before, but would just like to share one of my series of videos that I have been making. In this particular video, I talk a little bit about stretching fleece, glassing it, and adding strength. Some of my other videos describe making templates, and other fiberglass steps. Check it out and let me know what you think. Here is a nice picture of what I am working on in the vid: Disclaimer: My editing skills get progressively better, video 3 is where I really turn it up a notch using the GoPro camera for filming some of the steps with my hands!
  3. Hey, anybody able to help me with sketching up an amp rack design for my Mazda 3? My box (just in case) http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/157230-custom-made-box-for-2-skar-audio-vvx-12/
  4. Pardon the dust, under construction Hey guys! Have you ever seen panels in installs like this and wondered how in the world did they get those shapes? Well with a series of router tips and tricks, you can start with literally any shape drawn on paper (shown on left), and transform it into a perfectly fabricated wooden template that you can then copy several times into future installs. (Shown on right). Take your installs to the next level with these shaped panels that you can use for hiding amps and crossovers, trimming around speakers, making amazing port shapes, the possibilities are endless! Let's get down to the nitty gritty: What you Need: Safety First! Make sure that you have eye protection, hearing protection, and a dust mask for that harmful MDF dust! Tools: Router and Router Table: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: $100 (Don’t let the cost deter you, you can easily make this back doing installs for friends and family) The workhorse of the operation the router and router table combo will allow you to use various “bits” to create different features that lead to the finalized template. Important features to look for: Variable Speed Compatible with .5" and .25" shanks Bit Height adjust from top of table Router Bits (List shows in picture left to right) Flush Trim Router Bit: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: 15 The flush trim bit will allow you to make copies of shapes and transfer them from one panel to another with the upper bearing riding against the edge of the “master” template you are copying. Spiral trim bits are better but are more expensive. Rabbeting Router Bit: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: 25 The rabbeting router bit allows you to make a 90 degree notch out of the template. This can be used in conjunction with the flush trim bit to enlarge or reduce the size of an insert. Watch the videos to understand this technique. It is in your best interest to purchase one of these with a set of bearings, allowing adjust-ability of the distance that the but will cut into your work piece. Roundover / Chamfer Router Bits: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: 15 each Though these bits are not required for template production they are very appealing when creating a finalized template as they can create a smooth rounded edge or an interesting bevel. When used correctly both can add an extra touch of appeal to a template. Jig Saw: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: 30 A more basic tool, there is probably not much info needed here. This will be used to rough cut your template shapes in order to minimize the work that your router must do to cut into the wood. Drill and Drill Bits: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores Starting Cost: 30 Again, likely that you have an understanding of these tools. We will be using them to add a hole to start our jig saw when making “holes” on the inside of templates. Materials “Template Tape”: Where to find: Online, Big Box Hardware Stores, Art supply stores Starting Cost: 3 Also known as double sided foam tape this tape will allow you to hold work pieces together while performing steps with the router table. It can also be used to allow for material “gap” when wrapping various pieces with suede, vinyl, carpet, etc. Round and Straight Shaped Objects: Where to find: Everywhere! Starting Cost: FREE! In order to get parts of your shape to be perfectly smooth you are going to need existing surfaces to create them from. Start collecting large metal washers, speaker ring cut outs, straight edges from MDF etc!
×
×
  • Create New...

SMD Chat Room

SMD Chat Room

Please enter your display name