Shajan! That's actually exactly what I was thinking of doing. Although I have absolutely no experience with such things. Do you think you could post up the materials and stuff you used and how you did it?
It actually looks good! well to me anyways, i'm a poor man like you. he he he.
I bought 1 gallon of resin, 2 sheets each of 3'X3' fiberglass cloth and mat from Home Depot. A lot of cheap brushes. that's about it. I already had masking tape to line the spare wheel with. Used left over plywood for baffle though MDF would have been better.
I still have to finish it up but I test drove it in the FX with a cheap radio shack amp. (surprisingly it works with the balance signal but I had to keep the gain at minimum) and its a BIG difference from the stock sub. I've ordered a Xtant amp which accepts balanced line inputs.
Amp will be mounted on one of the flaps behind the rear seats. Once it is all done, I'll put up more pics and details.
looks like your off to a great start. Good luck with the rest of it. I am sure it will sound great when your done. Make sure the fiberglass is really think. When they did mine they did four layers and it is probably going to go back for 2-3 more. Also make sure the top is siliconed down really good so you get no leakage.
Sorry about the delay guys. We just added a new member to our family. My daughter was born on 04/02/04
I'll check for the depth as soon as I can. The reason I used 6.5s were because I still want to use the original tie down screw to hold the sub and spare down. Last week I did get the Xtant 3 channel amp. This one accepts balanced input and initial tests have been encouraging. I plan on using the other 2 channels for the front speakers. Waiting for the weather to warm up.
Just wanna know if you got along with your install? Must be hard with your daughter now.
Anyways I posted a while back about Phase Linear Subs which had a very low mounting depth. Good news is that Pioneer will be coming out with something very similar shortly in their Premier line of speakers. MSRP on the Pioneers will be $220, putting it into the range where I'm considering doing what you have done. The mounting depth of the Pioneers is 4" for a 10" sub.
congrats!!!! I will be doing this to my fx at some point. The top baffle where the subs are mounted should be made out of a MDF board to minimize reasonations. The wood fibers in natural wood travel in the same directions causing unwanted vibrations.