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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 05:47 PM
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Hello,

I built a set of speaker boxes and posted them last year and also published the specs and how to make them on my web page. I decided I wanted to do something different and the pictures I show below are what I came up with. If there is any interest, I would like to produce them for others who would like speakers hidden in the rear of thier cars, or just like the looks of the boxes. The speaker boxes use factory mounting locations and NO HOLES are needed to secure the box in the car. The only catch is that one of the mounting points (as can be seen in the picture going over the wheel well) is hidden by carpet. Because of this, the carpet will have to be cut to securly mount the box. Other than the carpet cutting, no drilling is required. The boxes even remove easily enough that you can take them out when you go racing.

I do build these by hand and they are very time consuming, but I enjoy doing stuff like this.

I will be shipping a couple sets by next week, and want to wait until I get some feed back from them before I produce more.

So let me know if you are interested. As for prices, figure on less than $300 shipped to your door for the carpeted panels and the boxes.

Thanks,
TOM B



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 08:36 PM
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I've build some boxes close to this but mine hold 15's a bit big. Was wondering if your design could hold 15's. 2 see check out my web page and click on the supaman sign.Supaman web page
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 08:38 PM
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Here's the right page Supaman
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-13-2002, 06:47 PM
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I bought a set of boxes that he made similar to these. ( in my opnion, better than the ones shown) They are just as he says, and better! All I had to do is port the rear deck. I get alot of compliments on them. I just tell them, I had them custom made on the coast. You can't have them made at a installation center better made, or fit than these, expically for the cost!
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 11:01 PM
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Hello

I just have one question?

Can u actually hear the bass inside the car or does it stay in the trunk? I dont see any ports going to the back dash.

I have built all my own boxes and done all my own installs since I was a teenager. In my opinion 300 clams fer them two boxes is too much. Eaven the local shop will make em, tune em and install em for less than that. I could probably make em with like 50 bucks in materials..

Not trying to offend anyone here, just some constructive critisism. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-15-2002, 08:44 PM
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Sorry I havent responded sooner, I was on vacation.

If you can get the same speaker boxes built and installed for less than $300, I'd say go for it. I know that I have over $100 just in materials (carpet, wood, hardware and supplies). $60 would cover shipping to nearly anywhere in the US for both sets of speaker boxes. If you wanted to pick up the boxes I'd give them to you for $250.

The panels themselves are selling for more than what I am asking for the boxes and panels elsewhere on the net.

I asked around local stereo shops and they all said the will charge around $200 for a custom box installed. Carpeted would cost more. Let along 2 separate boxes.

There is a lot of time involved in making the boxes. I am not in it to screw people and take thier money. I enjoy doing things like this and am just trying to help out the B-body community.

As for hearing it, I do not have any ports in my rear deck, and I hear them just fine. I am very happy with them and the way they sound/look. Of course my opinions are just that, opinions which are biased because I built them.

If you know of any ways I can better the boxes, or cut costs, please let me know. I'd love to sell the boxes for a cheaper price, since that would open the door to more customers.

Thanks,
TOM B
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 11:55 AM
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I agree with Tom's price - it is very fair - I was quoted $300 at a local shop for similar boxes. I'm not positive (because I didn't have them done), but I don't think they would have turned out as nice as Tom's. My current setup wouldn't allow those boxes, but when I decide it's time for a change, I'll probably buy a set from you!
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 12:57 PM
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I have Tom's boxes as stated above. I went ahead and ported my rear deck before listening to them unported. So I honestly cannot say how it differs. If you live near the Detriot area, I would be willing to let you hear them. As for the price, I don't think "they" will do the whole project as complete as Tom for the price. Also, you get to keep the spare in stock location, which to me is very important. And yes, I did use Dynamat Extreme to block out the exhaust, and road noise. I'm telling you, you won't believe the bass in my car.........
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 04:35 PM
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Hello

Im sure u make a great product and I would probably buy some myself if I didnt know how to construct boxes. If you are willing to ship the product to the consumer that makes you a better businessman than I. May your business prosper and if you enjoy making them, much the better. I know I love making custom stuff for my vehicles, thats how I make some cash on the side [img]smile.gif[/img]

Like I said I was just ading my 2 cents.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 05:03 PM
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Not a problem. I didn't want to come across as attacking you for your comments and if I did, I am sorry. Anybody can build a speaker box, and I'd gladly help anybody build or install a custom box. For some, it is just easier or quicker to buy one instead of re-inventing.

One thing I forgot to mention that is not obvious is that the carpeted panel going over the speaker is actually a speaker grill. A hole is cut in the panel and I have recessed steel mesh into the recess. This protects the speaker. I then carpeted the whole thing making it look like a normal panel. The sound has no problem traveling through the carpet.

Thanks,
TOM B
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