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Default Ford Excursion - Barn Door Subs by Handcrafted Car Audio

Did this one about two weeks ago. It's pretty self explanatory from the pics. I used two Hertz Energy 10" subs and ran them off of an Arc Audio XXD4080 bridged. All the other equipment in the truck was pre-existing. Let me know what you think.


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I cut the holes in each door to the same dimensions so that each sub would have similar size enclosures.

I made a frame that loaded into each hole, and then glassed the back side. As the glass was curing, I started to frame out the boxes.



I skipped a few pictures in the process here, I got a bit behind! Basically, I just made the baffle of the box the same shape as the door panel that was pulled off, mounted it to the frame on each side and then just made four side pieces that fit the contour of the door.

Here, I copied just the top section of each side onto a random piece of 1/2" MDF. Then, I rabbeted 3/4" in and 1/4" up into it. Once that was done, I followed the rabbeted edge with a 1/4" spiral flush trim. This left me with a 1/2" by 1/4" replica of the shape of the top of the box.

Here it is loosely in place.

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Here you can see why I made that piece. After attaching those pieces to the top of each box, I simply continued that 1/4" border all the way around. This gave me a place to pull vinyl over into and then lay carpet in the middle. This is very similar to the factory piece.

A few days later I threw a couple of grilles on them.

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looks great. nice work

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thats awesome.. great work as always. i always loved the look of subs molded into car/trunk parts.

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Thanks guys.

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looks great..nice use of space
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everything i see here seems do-able, except i dont see where or how you successfully bolted/attached this frame to the actual door? could you show some pictures of how it is attached please? that is my only confusion seeing it is a thin fiberglass door.
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Default Re: Ford Excursion - Barn Door Subs by Handcrafted Car Audio

ha when i saw that big hole in the door my eyes went 0_o than i realised they were the back doors, still allot of material to be removed, but interesting way to utalize space. I like it

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Default Re: Ford Excursion - Barn Door Subs by Handcrafted Car Audio

Very nice work man. Love when people think outside the box.

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Old thread, but still awesome. I always like subs molded into hatch doors.

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A sweeeet shout out to a old thread.......nice
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I used to do the same thing but with Soundstream SPL 12s. Works AMAZING.

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