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Building a 10" Sub Box that is easily removable

CHAPP0

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I have been kicking around different sub box ideas for the last month. In my younger years I worked for a local custom car audio shop and did installs and built subwoofer enclosures. I had looked at building a mid gate box or a under rear seat arrangement but I did not won't to effect mid gate functionality at all. I also wanted a single 10" subwoofer with the proper airspace and to be able to easily remove the box if I was out and needed to use the mid gate.

This is what I'm working on. This will house a single JL Audio 10tw3. The cubic feet I am shooting for is .6 after sub and cutouts displacement are factored in. When I say that this is a tight fit would be putting it loosely. The magnet of this woofer will be barely touching the back of the box. I also was able to incorporate a way to hold the box through the cutouts for the rear glass holder.

I have a lot to do but wanted to post some initial pics. Next step will be building the covers for the hinge and window holders.
 

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CHAPP0

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Finished cutting out the covers this eveningsub box 8.jpgsub 10.jpg. Nothing is glued in yet. Still deciding whether to angle the piece that covers the hinge.
 

Midwestmk2

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Great looking build and idea. Great job and good luck. Can't wait to see how it looks when finished.
 

CHAPP0

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Changed the length on a few pieces and got it glued up. Looks like I'm going to have to wait a while on my sub. Called JL today and it's on back order until the end of February. I have plenty of other things to take care of. I am installing a complete system so radio, component speakerssub box 11.jpg and 5 channel.
 
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