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Unread 09-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Ammo Can Speaker Boxes

I just finished these this weekend. I am pretty happy with the result. What do you guys think?

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Unread 09-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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They look good! How do they sound? any vibrations like aluminum cans in a bag? I work with ammo cans everyday and have a few extra's laying around, maybe ill steal this design.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks! They sound pretty good. I took the handles and the bail on the side of the can off to reduce rattles. I filled the can up with packing peanuts as insulation. No rattles or excessive vibration. Use the 50 cal cans for 6x9 speakers. The speaker grill was wider than the can, so I just let it hang over one edge.
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I like them good job, here is a thread I started sometime ago with a few good ideas also.

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I have considered trying this, but thought there would be too many rattles and the sound quality would be poor withhave a "tinny" effect to it. Maybe I'll have to give it a shot. I've got a couple of ammo cans I could spare.

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Mastercraftka, thanks for the compliment. I reviewed your thread looking for ideas before I pulled the trigger on this. Been thinking about doing it this way for a while.
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Holy crap Boomer, you do have a few ammo cans to choose from. I wondered if it would rattle too, but with the handle and bail removed, it sounds good--even without insulation they sounded good.
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Mastercraftka, thanks for the compliment. I reviewed your thread looking for ideas before I pulled the trigger on this. Been thinking about doing it this way for a while.
Your welcome! I have been procrastinating for sometime on mine i was given soem pioneer 6.5 speakers and debating on how to mount them. I just bought a parts jeep and looking inside the other day i found some speaker boxes that are made for jeeps. They go down behind the seat and have a cup holder on top my speakers should fit fine in them. I think I am also going to get some box speakers to mount on the roll bar but haven't pulled the trigger on them yet.
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IF they do get to rattling try lining them with Dynamat. This stuff works great in my locker box!
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Unread 09-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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Turbogus, I thought about using some of that stuff. Did you line the entire box with it or did you just do the front wall where the speakers mount?
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Unread 09-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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Great idea. Although I am a little biased. Here are mine and I think the seal actually helps the sound.



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Stereo is in center console 40mm can and 6.5 in rear. All marine grade. I have no complaints.
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I lined the entire inside of that locker box, save the floor it was fimly bolted and didn't rattle anyway. What's more cargo might tear it up if I lined the floor of that box.If you do the same be careful and read the directions. I'd reccomend descaling any loose paint and using alcohol on the surfaced intended to give the Dynamat the best chance for bonding.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #13
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Turbogus, how expensive is that stuff? What size are the sheets?
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Unread 09-11-2012, 09:02 AM   #14
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I used some scrap that their install shop gave me for free, and I bought one pacage of 12" wide. It's been a few years now but I'm remembering it was right affordable for the results.
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