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    Default Easy but sweet box idea

    I was watching "Pimp My Ride" today on MTV
    saw something that might look cool if any of you planning on building a box
    well they were fixing up an old ford ranger for a kid and they showed how they put designs to come out in the seats
    to clarify, they had flames in the cushioning they came out a little bit
    i was thinking that this would be pretty sweet for a sub box too
    what you would do is cut out a simple design in like poster board
    in the case of the ford, they cut out flames
    what i was thinking about for the box im building later this year is the design of the adire brahmas im going to get
    or if thats too elaborate(small, close together designs probably wont show up too well) i was thinking about cutting out the GMC letters
    if you have a chevy you could get a bowtie, dodge could get a Ram, or even more elaborate would be a ford emblem
    buy anyway, after you get your design cut out you get something very thin
    im not exactly sure what they used on the show, had to be foam or something
    i would probably get some REALLY thin wood
    trace the design on the wood and cut it out
    after you have your box assembled, glue the wood cut out to your box
    the ford emblem would be cool b/c you could cut out the oval, then cut out the letters seperate, glue the letters on the oval, then oval on the box
    so it would be 3 layers instead of two
    after youre done, get your carpet of choice, and glue it VERY carefully over the emblem, starting from the middle working your way out
    make sure you get something with a flat edge and press the carpet to the crevices of all the corners of the design
    glue it to the rest of your box and voila
    now some of you are probably thinking
    "Yeah, no **** idiot, any moron could have thought of this"
    to all those ppl...f*** off, i wouldnt have thought of it...lol
    anyway
    i thought id like to share, itd give anyones box a very custom look for next to nothing and very simple to do
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    cool idea, i'll have to think about doing that... maybe a big TDX since i'm going with diamond audio TDX's...
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    I just watched that episode this morning. That was pretty cool how they did that. And yeah, it was foam that they used. I dont think I'd have thought that up for a sub box myself. Thanks for bringing up the idea :D :D
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    hmm.. crutchfield has this article, which describes on page 3 something that sounds similar. thought id throw that out.
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    Originally posted by neomagus00
    hmm.. crutchfield has this article, which describes on page 3 something that sounds similar. thought id throw that out.
    my editorial is better
    :D
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    I saw that same thing online, (I think), where someone had a mustang, and they did they actually did the whole pony. I can't remember where they put it though. Think it was on the floor in the trunk. Looked pretty awesome though.
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    yeah, my next box is going to made out of 3/4" MDF with plain black carpet, just to fit under my backseat with my new subs
    when i get my next truck im thinking about doing it in vinyl, on 3/4" maple birch--i think that would look pretty sweet and designs would probably show up better, so you can get more intricate
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    I always thought it would look cool to build a plain old box and rather than carpeting it get some of those floor paneling sheets from Lowes that come in 12"x12" sheets. They are flexible and have adhesive on the back. The ones I was thinking of look like marble and actually look pretty cool. Maybe its a little corny but for my lack of artistic vision I thought it would look nifty to raise my rear seat and there is a marble cube with a sub sticking out of it.

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    or you could get like holographic wrapping paper...thatd be sweet!
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    or a mirrored surface, either smooth or broken...
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    or...
    sh!t...im all out of stupid ideas for once...
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    Originally posted by exalted512
    or...
    sh!t...im all out of stupid ideas for once...
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    finally... :D

    or covered in fur
    or candy (i'm eating the remains of a gingerbread house from easter, i have an excuse)
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    fur!
    thatd be sweet!
    a ginger bread house sub box...
    for some reason that reminds of the blue collar comedy tour
    talking about crotchless panties
    "Hey you want some of this?"
    "No, look what it did to your britches"
    i need that dvd...
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    i love that DVD...

    hehehe, the beaver bit off his nipple...

    i had a friend with a sub box made out of counter top material that looked pretty cool, heavy as hell though...
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    Default carpet designs

    A friend I have in Maryland has been doing box designs for a while now. They are really sweet looking. If you are anywhere near Rising Sun, MD stop by FinishLine Audio and see Len shuflet or his wife. They have really neat designs last I saw, but that was about 4 months ago (last time I was in MD hehe).
    Anywho.. I am pretty sure he uses luan board and sands the edges a little to make the carpet adhere. Good board and it's about 1/8" or less thick and easy to work with. Relatively cheap, and glue adheres well to it for carpeting.

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    lets cover a box in porcupine skin...hehe...new anti-theft device?:p
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    Originally posted by TrappedUnder Ice
    lets cover a box in porcupine skin...hehe...new anti-theft device?:p
    hehe...

    or make an ant farm around it (kinda drawing off the fishman here) that's filled with fire ants. so, if anyone tries to break it, the fire ants flip out and sting him.

    or you could just bolt the box down, come to think of it.

    jerry - he uses 1/8" wood????
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    Originally posted by TrappedUnder Ice
    lets cover a box in porcupine skin...hehe...new anti-theft device?:p
    or we could cover it in tiger skin, park in a forest that ways its camoflauged...
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    Neo: ( 1/8"...)
    Yes, or less but it depends on how much the design needs to stand out. the real key is that the wood clutches the adhesive for the carpet better than foam, so the design can be tighter. Try 1/16" fi you'd like, but you may have to get that in a balsamwood sheet from a craft store.
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    okay, i get it now. i thought he was making sub boxes out of 1/8 inch wood, not the designs on them. i was muy confusedo. i'm good now.
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    Originally posted by TrappedUnder Ice
    lets cover a box in porcupine skin...hehe...new anti-theft device?:p
    i know a guy who stuck about 90 razor blades in the back of his box for anti-theft... he did put a sharp objects sign in his trunk though.

    this was after the police ripped apart his trunk looking for whatever they could find to take him away.
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    Originally posted by swerve
    ... 90 razor blades in the back of his box ...
    Inside?? I guess he planned on someone looking inside the box...

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    lol no.... he put them on the back of the box with the blades pointing out... so if you reached around you will get a pleasant surprise. I don't know exactly how he mounted them though

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    Thats hilarious, poor Po Po though, gettin a nice little surprise as he reaches his hand back there

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