I never make the same mistake twice - it's more like three or four times.
Build - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/unlimicon-build-1477723/
Ahh, I had to do a double take of his wheels cause I thought they were canyons. Makes sense now.
Originally Posted by 357transam View Post
In completely unrelated news, I've been picking away at making a factory sub console into something that's halfway useful: a sealed enclosure for a 6.5" driver. It's really not been difficult, thus far; all I had to do was find a way to repair the big triangular hole that's left in the box when you remove the nigh-useless factory amp. To accomplish that, I cut out of piece of scrap 3/16" 5052 and epoxied it in place.
Pictured: Not a bad fit.
After the epoxy cured overnight I pulled the mounting bracket off of the box, shot a coat of Umbrella Gray™ on it, and then hit the box and aluminum cover plate with a coat of flat black.
Pictured: The box now looks vaguely menacing, for some reason.
The epoxy likely didn't form a 100% perfect seal - mostly because I didn't have quite enough on hand to do the job and therefore spread it a bit thin - so I'll probably mix up a batch of something that's a bit thinner and apply it to the inside of the aluminum/plastic joint. That should hold everything together pretty solidly...and if I can't find a thin epoxy, I can always default to 3M 5200. Here's a shot of what the inside looks like, at current:
Pictured: The inside, at current.
I don't really see too many problems with getting a 6.5" or 6.75" driver mounted here, except for that little recessed area on the mounting deck, adjacent to the molded-in wire tunnel; I might have to work a bit to seal that up. It'll be awhile before I have the caps to afford a speaker to fill the hole - I have an AntiRock to buy, after all - but I'll get there sooner or later, hopefully without resorting to begging. Penny for the Guy?
Originally Posted by davewjcook View Post
Today's Jeeping focused on price-shopping AntiRocks and a few other odds and ends; cable for Greta's wiring upgrade - upgrayedd - was high on the list, as was a cable shifter. I also thought really hard about buying a set of chromoly shafts...
I'll be interested in what you find for wiring upgrades, specifically headlight wiring.
Today's Jeeping: Not much, on the whole. I'm still looking around for a good deal on an AntiRock, and I'm price-shopping a few other things, here and there. I did, however, lay claim to...something. More details on what that "something" might be will be posted as said details firm up. This is the part where I'm terribly mysterious...on purpose.
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