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sbocaj55
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sbocaj55 Feb 6, 4:35am - #392504 

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custom trunk enclosure

Hey guys...I'm seriously thinking about attempting a custom trunk enclosure type setup...but that's all i know. I don't know what i really want it to look like, or how much it will cost to do it myself...or rather if i can. I like to think i'm pretty skilled in general...but will this be my match? Could any of you guys with custom trunk enclosures post pics? anyone have any advice? I'm very open minded as of now. Thanks so much guys!
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SwiftCelGTS Feb 6, 4:37am - #392505 

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$16 for sheet of wood
$10 for vinyl

need staple gun, sealant, a few nails..
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Tim007 Feb 6, 6:08am - #392506 

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I?m doing mine with "luon" (don?t know how to spell (thin mahogany ply-wood) it?s really light and holding it together with fiberglass repair kit (to get nice round edges) then i will smoojavascript:void(0)th a thin layer of bondo sand and paint thumbsup
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 6, 6:17am - #392507 

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^^ carbon fiber tape of fiberglass tape is also good when trying to hold things together..you can still bondo over it and paint no problem thumbsup just fyi
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ElectricIcE Feb 6, 6:57am - #392508 
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MightyGnu Feb 6, 7:23am - #392509 

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check this out.
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sbocaj55 Feb 6, 2:43pm - #392510 

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Mighty gnu that's a sweet setup thumbsup any better pics?
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Sultan Feb 6, 5:55pm - #392511 

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Originally Posted by MightyGnu
check this out.


finally - something which looks professionally done...
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 6, 6:17pm - #392512 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by MightyGnu
check this out.


finally - something which looks professionally done...
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 6, 6:17pm - #392513 

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^^ the color choice makes it look like a watermelon..but color aside thats something similar to what i am considering.
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Sultan Feb 6, 6:56pm - #392514 

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looks good Caleb - but that's gonna run you a few grand easy...
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RetroJ84 Feb 6, 7:24pm - #392515 
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why would you use luon? I always thought mdf was the way to go...

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 6, 11:58pm - #392516 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
looks good Caleb - but that's gonna run you a few grand easy...


how about $500 grin. the stuff to do it is cheap cheap cheap (fiberglass WEAVE is like 3 bucks a yard..and if you use the mat thats cut in half..better to use the weave though when dealing with 'boxes')..its labor costs that steal your wallet. i've done some fiberglass work already...since my car is sitting around already i think i'm going to try my hand at it.

and can you say 'carbon fiber overlaid fiberglass'?? haha you know that just pricked your ears, sultan tongue (that crap is like $28 a yard..not to mention the epoxy resin is more expensive than polyester resin for fiberglass) frown we'll see.
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sbocaj55 Feb 7, 4:08am - #392517 

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I kinda wanted to do something like that watermelon setup just not so crazy and not the whole back seat too...Do you guys know how much that would cost for just the materials for the trunk? what do i need?
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Sultan Feb 7, 4:50am - #392518 

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
Originally Posted by Sultan
looks good Caleb - but that's gonna run you a few grand easy...


how about $500 grin. the stuff to do it is cheap cheap cheap (fiberglass WEAVE is like 3 bucks a yard..and if you use the mat thats cut in half..better to use the weave though when dealing with 'boxes')..its labor costs that steal your wallet. i've done some fiberglass work already...since my car is sitting around already i think i'm going to try my hand at it.

and can you say 'carbon fiber overlaid fiberglass'?? haha you know that just pricked your ears, sultan tongue (that crap is like $28 a yard..not to mention the epoxy resin is more expensive than polyester resin for fiberglass) frown we'll see.


did someone say Carbon Fiber? wink
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 7, 7:22am - #392519 

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^^ no, you must be hearing things rofl rofl carbon fiber is kinda too expensive to do total fabrications with (for me anyway) but just doing a top overlay after everything has been fabricated with fiberglass isn't TOO bad pricewise.

and tim, i responsed to your PM thumbsup
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pinoyricer Feb 7, 7:51am - #392520 

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here is my setup rice spineyes
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10celica10 Feb 7, 9:47am - #392521 
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Thats my old setup, dont even have those subs lol.

What im currently working on is a simple fiberglassing of the floor that will look professionl, mark my words Sulton! it will look great!
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risa Feb 7, 2:41pm - #392522 

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and mine...
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celicatalbot Feb 7, 8:33pm - #392523 
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I bought my fiberglass sytem used. (see pics in profile), but to reproduce it brands new they wanted 3 g's just to do the fiberglass.

My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 8, 3:54am - #392524 

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^^ yeah, thats why its always cheaper when you do your own fabrication...of course, it helps to know what ur doing spineyes
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RICOGT Feb 8, 5:19am - #392525 

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heres mine-check out all my trunk space--lol--taking out the back seat and building and custom 3 sub system outta fiberglass and mdf before the jillans pa meet hopefully--my friend and i are starting a custom speaker/audio install service outta his garage--for some side money--ill post pics when its done-if any of you decide to have an install done-we can hook you up for a reasonable price-we e-celis gotta stick together
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