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post #1 of 17 Old 12-24-2016, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
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The "what was I thinking" UXL-18 mini-marty build

Flatpacks from squiers007. Have them both to the point where I need to paint the port areas before putting the port bottom and back pieces in. Just waiting on glue to dry. Also waiting on some more Duratex to arrive. I don't have enough leftover from my previous builds to cover both of these subs.

I thought I was going to wait till after Christmas - but I got antsy.











These are a lot bigger than my 4cu ft sealed DIYSoundGroup subs. What was I thinking?




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Should I line the walls of the sub or not? I saw a thread recently that said it was pointless? But I can't seem to find it again. Then again, I have a couple rolls of denim insulation laying around. /shrug
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as a a matter of aesthetic and ROI .. .


I use a flat black $20/gal primer/paint from Lowes before just going for the Duratex and it's spiny anteater like roller.
I can get a much smoother finish coat with a burned out 1/4" weenie roller after fussing with that primer and any other/more surface prep /sanding/re-coat.

YMMV

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Should I line the walls of the sub or not? I saw a thread recently that said it was pointless? But I can't seem to find it again. Then again, I have a couple rolls of denim insulation laying around. /shrug
Following the Marty sub faq, it always seems recommended to have the inside lined, just make sure you don't cover the ports. Especially if you have stuff laying around.
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Progress is slow, but it's coming along. Had to belt sand the baffles a bit to get them to fit. Also, the front to back bracing was a real pain. Overall - nothing the sander, and some filler can't fix. It won't be show quality, but it will get the job done.




Wifey helping me line things up. She's so helpful. I lucked out.








Flatpack came with extra wood bits to give the screws something extra to bite in to.





I'm sure the bracing isn't 100% optimal, but I think it's close enough.

This shot includes the front to back bracing. There's one in each "corner". Not really the corner, but you know what I mean.


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cab construction looks very good. bracing looks fine. extra blocking for the driver screws is a great idea.


are all your braces glued together where they overlap? if not, they may make some noise.


great build.
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cab construction looks very good. bracing looks fine. extra blocking for the driver screws is a great idea.


are all your braces glued together where they overlap? if not, they may make some noise.


great build.

In the main part of the bracing, it's glued and brad nailed together. The baffle to back bracing only has a little glue where they touch. I think I'll rub a little more around the edges of those just to make sure.
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been lurking on this a few days now, cant wait to see how it turns out. considering similar for myself soon.
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been lurking on this a few days now, cant wait to see how it turns out. considering similar for myself soon.


Everything was well received from squiers007. I think at this point it's up to the user to get it to look nice. And unfortunately, I'm not quite good enough to get everything perfectly lined up. And then, I'm too impatient to sand everything flush. Oh well. As long as it is loud and sounds good, right? I won't spend too much time looking at them.


For (my own) future reference - cardboard as a barrier between the wood and workbench was a really bad choice. The parts where I had it clamped were flattening the cardboard. The parts that weren't clamped were therefore up a couple millimeters because of that. Started off on the wrong foot as far as trying to get things lined up just right. Next time I'll use some butchers paper or something. smh

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Does that grill leave enough room for the woofer?
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Would be a neat party trick to pop them off with excursion. If they are magnetic.
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Does that grill leave enough room for the woofer?


Pretty sure. It's on top of some slotted hex bolts, and then secured with magnets that are a half inch high themselves.
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Looks good man. Now the more important question... How does it sound!?

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Looks good man. Now the more important question... How does it sound!?
Probably somewhere between fukin awesome... And holy **** the cops are here...LOL
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