da99jeep

99 Jeep GCL Rebuild! 6 Digital Design 1512's

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Well the rebuild is on!

previous build was

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/92818-nothing-spectacular-but-im-proud-of-it/page__p__1276109__fromsearch__1#entry1276109

And now the newest build is underway!

6 - 12" Digital Design 1500

1 - Lightning Audio LA-3000MD 3000watt Mono block Amp

2 - Optima red top batteries.

Just started it all today, put about 6 hours into it. Due to some serious space restrictions and trying to keep the vehicle in as original condition as possible, i am forced to do some drastic measures. I am building the box into the rear compartment, to get as much air space as i can get. The DD1500 web specs says 2.5qbft per sub, but talking to reps, and high end DD comp cars builders, they say the sweet spot is more like 2.2qbft per. so by my calculations keeping the vehicle in a stock class and keeping everything under the rear window, and such i am right around 12- 12.5 and i need 13.2 so im pretty damn close. BUT it looks like shit in the build phase, i have to line all everythign in plastic so that any liquid nails, resin, or spray foam gets on any panels or carpet it dosent ruin it. so thats the plastic you see on everytihing. I am by NO means a pro or even an amature at this, I am a straight up NOOB at this, only been int he scene for about 2 years, and this is the first one i am building on my own. I have guidance from a few of my friends, a 25 year vet and the 10 year vet installer at the local shop. but i am cutting and pasting it all togeather myself. like a kid with a box of legos it slowly coming togeather. heres a few pics of what it is starting to look like. but it still has a long way to go.IMAG0131.jpg

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Plastic is up still needs a bit more in places, but its a start

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Bracing for the sub floor for the batteries/amp

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First layer of the bottom of the box.

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back of the box.

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Bracing over the wheel wells, it will be later screwed to the wells, then fiberglassed into place. same for the hole on the driver side where the gas filler is that will just be solid fiberglass as im not about to screw into the fuel filler line.

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ripped everything back out and dry fitted the batteries and amp.

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a little bit of trimming then some carpet to clean it up.

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Dry-fitting into final sub-floor.

Well tats it for the night its 11:30 and i have to eb up early so to be continued until tomorrow! Ill get more progress pics up as soon as I can!

Thanks

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Got some more work done today, got the Amp, battery rack finished and wired in and the box attached to each other.

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Some assembely required.

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Bring on the FOAM!

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And now the back fo teh triple layers rear wall for the port (not yet cut)

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MORE TO COME!!!

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And thats what we've gotten in 3 days and about 20 hours total... got it banging, sounds near 150 on music, tomorrow well get teh TermLab out and see what it does.

The port is tuned to 35htz It also is removeable and we are making a 55htz port for SPL.

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lookin good man. i mightve missed it but what are you tuning to?

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shit nevermind i just saw the post above mine

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lookin good man. i mightve missed it but what are you tuning to?

35 hertz, but the port is removable and were making a 55 hertz port for SPL. This is just for banging around.

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