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Unread 01-05-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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Rear Speakers Mounted in Ammo Box?

I have a store credit at Best Buy, and they have these 4" Rockford speakers that are made out Polypropylene and polyurethane with an aluminum front. They don't claim to be waterproof, but they seem to be better than most. My idea is to bolt two ammo boxes to the top of the wheelwells and mount the speakers in them. I'll put something inside for backing, and use the rest of the box for tools. Am I nuts? Does any one else have a better idea?

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Unread 01-05-2006, 10:53 PM   #2
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Sounds like it would work fine... you may want the 50cal box though the 30's are only 4" wide if I remember.

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Unread 01-31-2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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I think I am going to do this, this weekend. Here are the speakers I bought. Pictures to follow.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1069302879512
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I would be afraid of the metal ammo cans creating a ( no pun intended ) metal sound. even with the poly stuffing.

Just seems like you could use ammo cans for something like tow straps and such items.. not speakers.

If you have to put speakers in, make an overhead rack for them, keep em outta harms way.

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I think I am going to do this, this weekend. Here are the speakers I bought. Pictures to follow.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1069302879512

Bought the 5.25" for my dash. Cannt wait to get my new windshield frame painted and installed so I can install them.

Curious as to your sound quality. Also how do you plan on locking the Ammo box? The 50cal I have doesnt have a way to do it. Unless Im blind.
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I didn't finish last weekend, but I do have some work-in-progress pics. A u-bolt solved the locking problem. You can see it in the ammo box handle. I had a picture of the lock on it, but it was a blurry pic and I didn't post it.
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Assuming they sound OK, that's a pretty ingenious idea.
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I would use some sound insulating material in the inside of the can (Suck as dynamat or at least rubberized undercoating) as well as polyfill. Plus, if you plan to put tools in there also, add a divider wall so nothing can get to the speaker area. Metal right at the magnet can mess up the pulling force of the speaker and screw up the sound some. Plus if something got in there and went through a vent, it would destroy the speaker.
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So I finally finished my speaker boxes, and they sound great.
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I used some of that plastic floor mat stuff(see picture "feb1106-4") under the boxes to seperate them from the wheel wells. I cut some heavy duty styrofoam to protect the speakers on the inside, but it started vibrating at the higher volumns. So any suggestions on that would be helpful. The locks are going to have velcro to keep them from rattling. Someone suggested welding them to the wheelwell, but that's just to final for me. After all I might change my mind. Even though they are bolted down, I may add some chain to the rollbar and the lock, to keep people honest.
Yea I know, I'm bad with a rattle can.
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OMG THOSE LOOK AMAZING....

wow. those speaker's metal-ish industrial finish complement the box perfectly. and those boxes are killer. this is honestly one of the best little mods i have seen on this forum. that honest;y looks amazing....
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Thanks for the compliment. I just read my original post, and the speaker covers aren't really aluminum. They are plastic with a metal finish.
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np. because of you, now i'm going to buy these guys:





mount them bazooka style on the wheel wells, and put a couple 5.25's in there on the end. an then use the rest for storage. thanks for the idea!!!
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I want to see pics of those when your done!
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About the locks rattling .... MasterLock makes a rubber coated black lock. You could just use electrical tape around the U
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The velcro should work fine. I just finished them tonight, haven't left the garage yet though.
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