Friday, December 17, 2010

Audi S4- Speaker box and amp rack

Here is a build done on an '04 Audi S4. First installing a Kenwood headunit DNX6960 in the stock location and still utilizing the factory Bose amp and speakers. The chrome trim was retained on the aftermarket dash kit to keep with the factory look. The external base knob was then installed under the armrest where the factory phone would normally plug in. It is fairly hidden but very accessible. A ipod adapter/plug was also installed and is located in the glovebox.
The next thing to do was strip the rear trunk out to start building the custom sub enclosure and amp rack. Using the factory panel to build off it was extended out to accommodate the amp and sub. Once these was formed to the desired shape using poly-fleece and resin it was time to move on to the box and frame. The speaker box was built using MDF front and skeleton ribs to help form the shape. Using Poly-fleece and resin, the basic shape was formed. An additional fiberglass coatings along with more resin gave it strength and denseness. Dynomat was also used on top as well as in the rear quarter fender to help in vibration and sound dampening. The amp frame was built next also using MDF and routed to smooth out the traditions. Once everything was fitted it was time to wrap it in a Micro Suede two tone to match and compliment the interior pieces.

ENJOY! I know the customer will.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Speaker box- '72 Mercedes Benz

Some of you might remember the Bagged '72 Mercedes Benz that was done a few months ago. Well the owner had me come down to Bryan/College Station and build a simple sub box and install and amp as well. Here are a few pics.

Dream Machine Association award

Back in November I was notified that Dorbritz Designs was nominated for an award for best exterior painter. It was event and an award show that was put on by Dream Machine Association highlighting some of the premier shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. I am pleased to announce that we took home the top award. I can honestly say it is was truly an honor to even be considered let alone walking away with top honors. Thank you for all of those voted and who have supported this "grass roots company".

Drew Dorbritz
Dorbritz Designs