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This is a rough sketch of an idea I have for a center console subwoofer enclosure. Its a side view of it and obviously not drawn to scale. I am wanting to get everything as straight edges except for the cupholders and where the subwoofer goes. I had a couple questions about this.

1. Will I be able to build this as basically rectangular in shape without it bowing or anything to go around the area between the seats and all that?

2. I am also wanting this to look VERY clean cut and something that looks "factory" so I'm not wanting the speaker or amplifier to be exposed.

3. Where should I mount the amplifier so it won't show, or is there a way to cover it up as in doing something like mounting it on the side but making a cut out type thing for it to breath?

4. What would be the easiest materials to work with and should I do something like make this ported or do anything to the inside of this box or just leave open and untreated on the inside?

5. Any general tips for a first timer at building something like this?

I am wanting to install an 8inch 800Watt MA Audio Competition subwoofer in this enclosure.

Thank you!

 

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your photo isnt showing up so it is hard to tell what you are working with or your idea is. check out the kicker amp i did in the cargao area that is in my signature as well as the sub console box
 

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GDK1985, regarding image not showing. It maybe an issue with photobucket. Why not attach the image to your message next time?

Scroll down from the message text box and you'll see a section with a button called Manage Attachments.

Edit:

Managed to get it, for a small size canvas black & white image, the original was a huge file. I made it a little smaller with no apparent loss in image quality. I hope every body can see it now.

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I can see it. So you're going to have the E-brake in the box? with a flip up hinge. That's a bad idea. It would just rattle all day and it wouldn't be a sealed enclosure. Cut out a section for the E-brake and make it solid.
 

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Mine would hold a sub

By not including the trash container in the rear of my console design you could mount a sub in it. Some foam around the e brake handle and a bottom on the unit would make it a sealed unit.
 

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GDK1985, regarding image not showing. It maybe an issue with photobucket. Why not attach the image to your message next time?

Scroll down from the message text box and you'll see a section with a button called Manage Attachments.

Edit:

Managed to get it, for a small size canvas black & white image, the original was a huge file. I made it a little smaller with no apparent loss in image quality. I hope every body can see it now.

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great! thank you! I don't know why the file was so big! I saved it as low quality?
 

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I can see it. So you're going to have the E-brake in the box? with a flip up hinge. That's a bad idea. It would just rattle all day and it wouldn't be a sealed enclosure. Cut out a section for the E-brake and make it solid.
Someone else on here posted something similar but instead of having a hinge they had they entire top of the enclosure flip up and I didn't want that. Thanks for the input!
 

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By not including the trash container in the rear of my console design you could mount a sub in it. Some foam around the e brake handle and a bottom on the unit would make it a sealed unit.
I really like yours! Do you by chance have a diagram of it?
 
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