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Old 02-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #11
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Great write up and your project looks great! Can't wait to see it finished.

So, whats the story behind the tat? Can't see the image very well, but it'* a huge piece and it looks pretty good.
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:18 AM   #12
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I have degenerative disc disease and I had a spinal fusion back in 2005. It was a rough and long recovery but it led to me finding myself focusing on my religion. Today I am growing more and more everyday as a christian. In hind sight, that injury and surgery was the best thing to happen to me because it changed my life forever. It was like a blessing in a strange way. The poem on my back says "Be strong, for we are not here to play, dream, or drift. We have hard work to do and heavy loads to lift. Shun not the struggle for this is GOD'* gift! BE STRONG"
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You do Great work Brian! To bad we can't here the finished product....
I bet the SPL will be intense!!

Nice tat to.
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I hope one day we can all have a meet up somewhere. I'd love to hang with my extended family for a whole weekend. We should all crash venoms house! Lol! And dan was right, there won't be room for much of anything in my trunk after all! Lol! It'* okay though because I'll leave enough slack for the amp rack to tilt forward so I can reach my spare if needed. I also have to give credit to my close friend chris who did alot of the routering for me and my son dylan and nephew antonio. Dylan is only 8 and antonio is 13 and they literally sat down with me and helped me come up with the whole design! Best support team ever!
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lookin good mang. i thought chris lived in like KY lol anyways that sub looks like a beast.whats the specs on the box if ya dont mind me askin?ported?tuning? im tuned in for sure
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The box is about 4 cubes after displacement and I am tuning it to about 33hz. It should be pretty musical. If I am not satisfied with the amount of output it does as far as spl, I am gonna put 3000 watts to it for burps and put in different ports. It can handle it plus the sub comes with a five year warranty.... Lol! And yes Chris lives in KY but he only stays about 20 minutes from me.
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Isn't Cincinnati in KY? ;-P
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now that'* just cruel... Have you no shame? Lol!
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I have degenerative disc disease and I had a spinal fusion back in 2005. It was a rough and long recovery but it led to me finding myself focusing on my religion. Today I am growing more and more everyday as a christian. In hind sight, that injury and surgery was the best thing to happen to me because it changed my life forever. It was like a blessing in a strange way. The poem on my back says "Be strong, for we are not here to play, dream, or drift. We have hard work to do and heavy loads to lift. Shun not the struggle for this is GOD'* gift! BE STRONG"
Brian...I have loads of respect for someone who takes a negative and turns it into a positive as you have done! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks dude! It took me a while to realize it but instead of me telling myself life is knocking me down, maybe I should start saying that God is giving me a chance to prove that I am strong enough to get back up... Onto more pics:

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I am beginning with miles and miles of carpet

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I started by spray painting all corners with black spray paint to cover up any flaws or bad cuts (as if I would make such a mistake...)

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Then I lay the box out and spray the first side of carpet and box with glue and let it tack up for about 4 minutes.

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Dont be afraid to really reach in there and give the carpet a good rub and tug to work it up to the position that you like best..........

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I left about 12 inches of carpet hanging out on both sides. I will explain it all with the next few pics

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I then cut the carpet from the end to the box on all four corners. It will leave you with four flaps. Then I fold one over at a time and cut down into it and the origional carpet that I laid on each side and cut it in a triangular shapes. then I pull it back and remove the portion of the origional carpet laid down. This if done correctly will hide all of the seams almost perfectly!

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finished result on the first side

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second side looking good

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ready for sub and aero ports!

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first part done on my amp rack too. at this point I was so emotionally drained because venom said that I lived in cinci KY that I had to go home and take my antidepressants... curse you venom!!!! lol! More pics to come
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