|Sorry Ty, you have been my free-air brother.... |
I finally got around to the summer boat project. I took out the free-air Adire Shiva 12" in front of the drivers feet (2001 Cal-Air DD). Replaced it (for now) with a JL 10w6 that I have had laying around. I do like the tighter bass from the JL. And, one out of two neighbors don't!
Used threaded inserts in box to mount the baffle to. That way, I can remove just the baffle and replace it with an other driver if I feel like it with out pulling the box out or messing with removing the speaker.
Covered the whole box in resin, fiber glassed the back panel because I needed a bow in it to clear the heater core and plasti-dip coated the front baffle. I measured about .62ft^3 of air space. Perfect for the JL in a sealed box.
Not quite the bling bling of other boats, but it does the job nicely. Next step is to build a better box for the Eclipse Ti 12 I have under the observer's seat.
Back side of the box before glass and resin.
Little test fit after the rear panel was built up
The finished product. Those of you have tried to put stereo's in these boats know my pain! I had to mount the box, then the front baffle...
|great work...nice install.|