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So this will be the thread that get the progress pics. Imma be building a jumpseat enclosure for one of my orion txr pro dvc 12s. Calls for a 1.1 cuft box sealed, so I should be able to get that outta this box with a little massaging from some fiberglass. Ill be using a scosche 550 257 watt 2 channel 2ohm stable amp. Each VC will be wired to a separate channel.

I took the seat out today and started making a few measurements, gotta do some cutting tomorrow on the stock panel to make a litttle room in there. Damn panel got some of my skin so I acctually have blood and sweat in this one.

After getting the seat out GM supplied me with 2 stock bolts to bolt the bottom of the box down with, and Im thinking about making a false floor to house the amp and my small tool kit, jumper cables and the like.

Ill post the pics tomorrow, and I will have measurements for everyone with pics that wants to do this box. Beware though, you have to take out the two torx bolts for the seat belt to get the panel off and that is a royal pita, they have a gorrilla hiding in the factory to tighten these.

Check back for pics, tomorrow after 8pm central or so.
 

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Well here we go...Below are the first set of pics that I have for this project, they include the truck this is going in, whats coming out, whats going in, and some how too pics, and a mock up pic or two. I also threw in a pic of my kick ass creeper my mom got me for Christmas. So without further adeu:

Truck its going in...


Whats coming out, I want my damn space back.


Whats going in, Orion DCV 1000 watt 12 @ 4 ohms


Everywhere there is a arrow or line is a place that has to be taken out or disconnected. The two seat belt bolts are a T-50 torx. DO NOT try to remove them with anything else, they will strip and your screwed.(No pun intended). The coat hanger has one phillips screw, the jump seat bolts and nuts are 1/2 in, and the lines are quick clips. The bottom two for the seat, one is under the carpet, and one is down in the hole under the seat, you have to tilt the seat out to get to that one. There are also two phillips screws to each side of the seat through the panel that have to come out, I forgot the arrows. They are self explanitory.


Hellof alot of sound deadening material there.


Gm decided to leave the old rear speaker opening in the cab support so I have a nice place to french in my antennea.


Mockup for a size comparison, I will be bringing this out to make more airspace, and also mounting the sub inverted for just a tad more...Box will be 1.5 Cuft possibly ported, maybe not. The port will be in the angled section below the woofer. Im using another woofer in better condition incase you are wondering.


Pick of my kick ass creeper my mom got me. Cool mom huh.


Thats all for now, I will be working on this a little each afternoon so check back tomorrow night for an update. Wish me luck.
 

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post dimensions i confessed my love for you already because i expect you to post them hahahahaa
 

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Well I got a little more done tonight, and I think I will call it quits tonight. Here is more.

This is the amp I will be using Scosche 550 257 watt 2 channel 2ohm stable. A little under powered for that sub but it was cheap, and brand new, and my other one finally quit on me.


Youll wanna peel the stuffing shit back to make the cut. Do not try to saw through this stuff it will make a mess. Remove as much as you can to make a clean cut.


This is enough to make the cut.


Make a cut similar to this about 1/2 in from the edge, and clean the slag up with some 60 grit. Be carefull not to scar up the outside or to cut through anything you dont want cut...Dont get in a hurry!


This is what itll look like when its cut out.


Here is a shot of the panel back in the truck, I took some tentative measurements, but Im not going to post any untill Im sure that everything fits fine.


Then there is the Other Chevy, my dog. Hes cool as shit. And yes his name is really Chevy.
 

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clean out your inbox phatboy
 

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PM away Paint toad, inbox cleaned. Glad you guys like the progress so far, even though the best is yet to come.
 

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Hopefully with alittle luck and some quality time with a box, I will have a template made out of cardboard. Im going to do it this way to make sure it fits correctly, then the measurements will be taken from that and put on some particle board. Its the same shit those premade boxes are done in, so it should be fine. Check back around 8 or 9 pm tonight for an update.
 

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ahhh get dimensions please tell your wife i don't rock that way...ahhaha thats hilarious though
 

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Ever thought about making these and selling them for some extra cash? Alot of people dont like working with 'glass.

anyway coll project dude and goodluck.
 

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Here is another short update, Ill be working on this for a while longer tonight so there will be at least one more update today. I got the cardboard template cut out and I only have one fitment issue of about a 1/2 inch, and then I will add the front of the box to this, after that is the serious fabrication part.

Oh and you guys arent getting dimentions till the end...well maybe Ill post some as Im building the box!!!!

Put the box in to check the fit, and only the top right rear corner is causing an issue at the moment, glad I started with cardboard.


Here is the clearance with the seat belt housing, not much room for error on that side, eh.


I snapped the panel back on to check fitment with that, and Im pleased with the way it looks so far. I am going to move it just a little to the right. I am also going to take 1/2 in off the top.


Here you can see how close it came to the top side of the cab support, I dont want it to touch there and shake the cab to shit.


Here you can see the bolts that GM was so nice to supply for me to bolt the box down, but I dont think they are going to be long enough. Very easy to change out though. I hope.


That is all for now. I didnt get any pics building the carboard box, but I will be sure to get pics when I build the real one. It was straight foreward box building with gussets to ensure 90*angles on all surfaces. Nothing more than a carpenters square, and a box knife, with some tape.

Remember measure 902834283y598234598 x pi to the 3rd power, cut once.
 

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logan your my hero
what are you doing here?you got a gotsmack show to go to...have a blast!
 

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Im going to cut the wood tomorrow at work, and put it all together when I get home, so tomorrows update should be really nice.

Ill see you soon mike...LOL
 

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Im going to cut the wood tomorrow at work, and put it all together when I get home, so tomorrows update should be really nice.

Ill see you soon mike...LOL
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