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(UBL) Project D.G.A.F - the SMDC Audio Tercel - 4 15" LVL 5 Walled - 18v, DC Audio 9.0k's EARLY SPL results pg 2 - Detachable Podium Page 3 4/30/15

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Welcome to the "project x" Toyota Tercel Uninterrupted Build Log - (UBL). This is a place where you will see JUST my pictures and my words, no talk in between. This way, it is easy to see everything!

Here is the story:

I have this 91' Toyota Tercel sitting there, with 2 cylinders still pumping out about 20hp of pure get up on a trailer power. I decided, i want to try something different. I am thinking i will wall this bitch all the way to the B-Pillar with a huge port and have some dont-give-a-shit fun with this car. In other words, its no Lexus ISF, i can do what i want, even if that is cut a hole, break glass, put sheet rock screws through the roof (with silicone for extra seal) (jokes :D).

This project is going to take some time. I wan't to do a 160 or better with it. I plan on using DC Audio Amps, possibly 2 or 4 9.0k's. I am going to focus on the enclosure first and use the entire trunk to power the beast.

Now for my disclaimer. I have NO IDEA how the Tercel will meter. Some cars (CRX for example) are natural SPL number machines. They just WORK. The Tercel MIGHT do a big number, it might not. I can only try. So if i do all this work, and the number sucks, then ill just have to keep trying. I plan on showing just about every step and there will prob be some bumps in the road. I am willing to do whatever i gotta do though and i hope it at LEAST breaks the windshield :D :D

Thanks to RUSTY at DC - i ordered up the Level 5 15's, and they were here in 3 days. And they are GORGEOUS.

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Just some early rough measurements to see what kind of space i have to work with. Not totally accurate but close enough to let me know my options.

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You might notice the hole i cut in the bottom platform. I did that because once i build this wall, if the fuel pump goes out, i am FUXOR'D. So i am making an access panel, just in case. It's a 91 that barely runs, so i don't doubt the fuel pump is halfway dead :D

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I originally wanted to do 4 18's but after using my empty baskets, i determined there isn't much room to do that. I decided on 2 15's than said FUCK IT and got 4.

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Ok after i decided i didn't have room for the BandPass that i had in mind, i was considering doing it like THIS. Now one thing about these boxes is they are loud and make a ton of wind....BUT, nothing sucks worse then an extremely loud vehicle that only does a 152 when it sounds like a 159. Back to the drawing board.


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I had to do the cardboard trick due to the bottom board being tapered along with the fender well.

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Works good enough - its getting glassed over anyway.

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These boards are barely fastened in place. I am just constructing it to make sure it is going to work and THEN i am going to make it permanent. So if you see gaps and such, that is ONLY because the boards are MOSTLY just leaning on each other at this point.


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Lets do the ported B-Pillar wall with large driver-side port. Should still get LOUD and maybe do a "better" number then other configurations. MAYBE.



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2 Layers of 3/4" and 2 Layers of 1". Then a 2x4 frame around everything. This will help separate the rear cone of the woofer as well as add rigidity. Plus it will give me a way to fasten my baffle to the rest of the wall.

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Ok here we go - 16, 14" holes. This should be fun. LOL

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This thing is a SOLDIER.


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These boards are barely fastened in place. I am just constructing it to make sure it is going to work and THEN i am going to make it permanent. So if you see gaps and such, that is ONLY because the boards are MOSTLY just leaning on each other at this point.








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Time to glue it all together and start the process of putting the wall pieces together for good.

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A first before starting any wall. Gotta black out the windows so you don't see none of the uglyness that is behind the wall. I did the side windows in plasti-dip and due to the size of the rear window and my lack of supplies....i had my tint guy (Mike from Tint 2k) come by. Anyhow, once that is done, i can start making this wall part of the car :D

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