This might have already been asked, but I didn't want to search through all 26 pages of this thread... Do you get any buzzing or rattling sounds from the sub after install? I was just curious.
Recommend you make the shelf cuts horizontally, see my installResurrecting an old thread because I need some help. I don't have a sub and made my shelf one solid piece. I forgot about this thread and didn't thing to make it an accordion.
My question is, can I just cut it in half from front to back in the middle and use some hinges? I have a little time invested and dont want to start over.
I ended up making one cut in the middle from left to right. Worked out great. Ill post pics when i get home so some of the new ppl on the forum can see some different ideas.Recommend you make the shelf cuts horizontally, see my install
Diagram with measurements from this thread included too
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You need a 3 piece (4 hinge) designMy question is, how do you get the shelf into the vehicle in the first place? I made a template out of some stiff foam board to fit perfectly back there, on top of the humps, and it won't even fit through the back door, haha. I'm guessing you have to cut it in half and then hinge it back together?
or try a piano type hinge… it will allow you to fold it in half and remove it.:winkOne possible answer is to cut the deck shelf board in two, front to back, and join them over the space between the two tubs. Put a small peice of steel along one bottom edge so the other board has a surface to sit on, and make a "leg" of 3/4 ply to support the other two pieces that fits between the tubs.
That came out great.If you look through the thread, the original poster showed a few of the steps. And there's a lot of discussion throughout the thread. Most of what I did was taking the best mods/methods from different users in this thread.
I know it's a long, so I'll try to provide the cliff notes here:
1. Make a template. I used cardboard, so I could fold it and bend where needed. This is the only step that was slightly challenging if you've never done it before. As someone mentioned earlier – art students are good at this stuff. I scribed the shape with a compass tool.
2. Once you like your template, transfer to plywood. I used 3/4".
3. Jig time. I jigged it to 1/4" smaller all sides than my snug cardboard – to allow for marine carpet thickness.
4. Contact adhesive and trunk liner or marine-grade carpet. (highly recommend a pneumatic staple gun). It'll save you a few dozen curse words.
You may need to adjust template depending if you have the woofer mounted. You'll notice the OP just had the one piece going under the woofer. That is simple and clean, but not quite level. So, you'll see I added another piece of 3/4" that went under woofer, and lag bolted to main shelf. PERFECTLY level. Can't remember which user posted that idea, but thanks. Worked great!
The turnbuckles are nice, but not imperative. I usually over-engineer just to be safe.
My shelf is one solid piece. I did NOT do hinges. I brought it in & out from the back seat. Put rear seats down, position board (gently and with a helper set of hands), then snap seat backs in place for testing final shape/fit.
My only recommendation is to take your time. Go slow, don't rush...and drink a beer.