custom sub boxes


igo4bmx
12-19-2001, 06:30 PM
Anyone know how to make a custom fiberglass box?
I want to help my friend make custom sub boxes that will fit in the sides of the trunk. his trunk is real small and thus we are trying to make it take the least amount of space available.

i know i can use fiberglass, but how do i lay it there vertically?

kicker1_solo
12-19-2001, 06:36 PM
http://www.ofsoundmind.com/osm/install/glassbox.html

igo4bmx
12-19-2001, 06:47 PM
thanks for the link, but how about laying fiberglass vertically? instead of making it fit the spare tire well, how about fittiing it to the sides of the trunk?

kicker1_solo
12-19-2001, 07:02 PM
Ok, I couldn't really find exactly what you're looking for, but this is kinda close. You'd probably have to do the same thing, just not as big as they did. Start by making a wooden frame: http://images.cardomain.com/installs/138000-138999/138547_1_full.jpg
then put in the fiberglass
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/138000-138999/138547_9_full.jpg
and then paint if desired
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/138000-138999/138547_4_full.jpg
I know that probably doesn't help at all, but that's the only thing I could find.

igo4bmx
12-19-2001, 07:22 PM
imaging putting fiberglass on a door panel. how would you prevent gravity from making it slide off? thats what im afraid of when trying fiberglass

kicker1_solo
12-19-2001, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by igo4bmx
imaging putting fiberglass on a door panel. how would you prevent gravity from making it slide off? thats what im afraid of when trying fiberglass well just practice first, and then practice some more, you'll eventually figure out how to do it.

sparq
12-19-2001, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by igo4bmx
imaging putting fiberglass on a door panel. how would you prevent gravity from making it slide off? thats what im afraid of when trying fiberglass

Ummm, very easily... TAKE THE DOOR PANEL OFF! Never ever ever try to work with fiberglass INSIDE a car, unless you are talking spare tire well. Take the panel OUT of the car and work on it.

igo4bmx
12-19-2001, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by sparq


Ummm, very easily... TAKE THE DOOR PANEL OFF! Never ever ever try to work with fiberglass INSIDE a car, unless you are talking spare tire well. Take the panel OUT of the car and work on it.

that was an example of what i really wanted to do- the sides of a trunk. i can't take that out but yet i want to make a mold of it

kicker1_solo
12-20-2001, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by igo4bmx


that was an example of what i really wanted to do- the sides of a trunk. i can't take that out but yet i want to make a mold of it try what I said, make a wood frame and then fill it in with the fiberglass.

riceviking
01-14-2002, 02:03 PM
Hey!
I know this probably is a bit late, but I haven't been able to read the forum for a while and know I had to make a new profile...whatsoever:
A good idea is to make a frame out of wood, than staple chickenwire to it so it forms like a basket. Then you can place it on the side of your trunk, shape the chicken wire after the panels, take it out and stiffen it with resin. I haven't tried this myself but a friend of my did it and it turned out really nice!

Regards
RiceViking

HardKnock
03-20-2003, 07:24 AM
As for the for the side door pannel. You make it outside of the car and let it dry and harden then put it on the car.

Common Sense.

sparq
03-31-2003, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by HardKnock
As for the for the side door pannel. You make it outside of the car and let it dry and harden then put it on the car.

Common Sense. Exactly what I already said :rolleyes:

Haibane
11-17-2004, 12:48 AM
Ummm, very easily... TAKE THE DOOR PANEL OFF! Never ever ever try to work with fiberglass INSIDE a car, unless you are talking spare tire well. Take the panel OUT of the car and work on it.
False information yet again, the fiberglassing needs to be molded in the car while you put plastic over what you do not want to get damaged.

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