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custom trunk enclosure #392504 Feb 5, 8:35pm Feb 5, 8:35pm
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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!

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: sbocaj55] #392505 Feb 5, 8:37pm Feb 5, 8:37pm
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$16 for sheet of wood
$10 for vinyl

need staple gun, sealant, a few nails..

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #392506 Feb 5, 10:08pm Feb 5, 10:08pm
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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

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Tim007] #392507 Feb 5, 10:17pm Feb 5, 10:17pm
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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

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392508 Feb 5, 10:57pm Feb 5, 10:57pm
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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: sbocaj55] #392509 Feb 5, 11:23pm Feb 5, 11:23pm
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check this out.

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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: MightyGnu] #392510 Feb 6, 6:43am Feb 6, 6:43am
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Mighty gnu that's a sweet setup thumbsup any better pics?

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: MightyGnu] #392511 Feb 6, 9:55am Feb 6, 9:55am
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Originally Posted by MightyGnu
check this out.


finally - something which looks professionally done...

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Sultan] #392512 Feb 6, 10:17am Feb 6, 10:17am
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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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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392513 Feb 6, 10:17am Feb 6, 10:17am
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^^ the color choice makes it look like a watermelon..but color aside thats something similar to what i am considering.

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392514 Feb 6, 10:56am Feb 6, 10:56am
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looks good Caleb - but that's gonna run you a few grand easy...

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Sultan] #392515 Feb 6, 11:24am Feb 6, 11:24am
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why would you use luon? I always thought mdf was the way to go...


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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Sultan] #392516 Feb 6, 3:58pm Feb 6, 3:58pm
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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.

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392517 Feb 6, 8:08pm Feb 6, 8:08pm
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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?

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392518 Feb 6, 8:50pm Feb 6, 8:50pm
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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

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Sultan] #392519 Feb 6, 11:22pm Feb 6, 11:22pm
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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

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392520 Feb 6, 11:51pm Feb 6, 11:51pm
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here is my setup rice spineyes

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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: pinoyricer] #392521 Feb 7, 1:47am Feb 7, 1:47am
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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!

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: 10celica10] #392522 Feb 7, 6:41am Feb 7, 6:41am
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and mine...

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Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: risa] #392523 Feb 7, 12:33pm Feb 7, 12:33pm
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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!
Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: celicatalbot] #392524 Feb 7, 7:54pm Feb 7, 7:54pm
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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

Re: custom trunk enclosure [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392525 Feb 7, 9:19pm Feb 7, 9:19pm
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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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