Custom speaker enclosure

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Old 12-28-12, 05:02 AM
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Custom speaker enclosure

Hoping we have a car audiophile among us today.

Recently sold an impounded car from which I removed (pre-sale) an unfinished fiberglas custom speaker enclosure. It was an under-the-trunk-lid installation on a '65 Caddy.

So, two questions: (1) Does this thing have a widely accepted nomenclature? (2) Any clues on what it's worth? I figured it was at least worth removing from the impound car for separate sale.

It measures 55"L x 32"W x ~11"H with 16 holes, 8 each measuring 4" and 11". Here's a pic:
 
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Old 12-28-12, 06:02 AM
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widely accepted nomenclature?
Yes, but not acceptable on the forums! You may find a market where you are, but Tampa for sure....Atlanta, definitely. 'Bout as deep as I'm going
 
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Old 12-28-12, 07:15 AM
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LOL, Larry; I was sure you would know!

And, yeah, I have a few choice names for the owners/operators of the speaker/sound systems they involve.

Stopped in at a local car stero place and one of the guys said to call it a "mould". Hmm, okay, whatever.

I'm just trying to figure out whether to craigslist it for $25 or $125.
 
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Old 12-28-12, 04:26 PM
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It's custom speaker baffle. That's actually quite some piece. I'd suggest spend some time cleaning, sanding, priming, and painting it, or maybe, even carbon finishing it. Or fiberglassing and painting glossy black, to show texture. sort of fake carbon..
Should sell for $500- 600 finished. I can only imagine sound it'll produce when packed. And rattle. Custom baffles go 50-60 bucks for small speakers, say - ones you have to hide in a door. Or weird shaped ones for pick up trucks with no room to put them in.
 
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Old 12-28-12, 04:54 PM
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One of my workers at the airport bragged about his new speaker system once. Told him to let me know when he brought it in so we could listen to it........couldn't. Didn't run. No engine or tranny. But he spent money on a sound system. Go figure.
 
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Old 12-28-12, 05:12 PM
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LMAO......so he sits at home plugged into a battery charger


Can you imagine having eight 12" speakers in your trunk
 
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Old 12-28-12, 07:00 PM
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I'd have also added 2 shakers underneath each seat. Wha-mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
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Old 12-29-12, 05:44 AM
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Best I can recall, there was no "trunk".....it was all speakers Can you imagine being a passenger in the back seat.....no need for shakers!
 
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Old 12-29-12, 12:57 PM
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It was an under-the-trunk-lid installation on a '65 Caddy


that gets into your lungs. shakers get into your pelvic area. nicely put.
of course, will require about 6 amps with dedicated power supply.
you know they fill hollow areas in competition vehicles with concrete?
 
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