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Audionut

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How are these going, any progress to report? What crossover are you using? I have a friend doing the same but with my old 414zs
An update is well overdue:
I’m in the garage so have some progress to report; I glued up the second cabinet, cut the inner baffles and will be cutting the backs. Might get the sanding done by the end of the weekend….if I don’t squirrel around with the silbatone 755 cab’s.
I have some research to do on the slot cut for the lower part of the inner baffle. Not sure if it was noted already here. (Should check first).
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Audionut

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@Leben , from the pics you provided; your drivers look to be rear mounted to the secondary baffle correct?
For the bottom slot, what is the height? Looks to be the full width of the main baffle opening. Thanks in advance!
 
@Leben , from the pics you provided; your drivers look to be rear mounted to the secondary baffle correct?
For the bottom slot, what is the height? Looks to be the full width of the main baffle opening. Thanks in advance!
I just sent you an Email but I’ll reply here too so the information is out there. The baffle cut-outs on my 612s are: 5 3/8” x 13 1/4” (smaller port on later version 612s)

The drivers are rear mounted.

You’re getting close, can’t wait to see it all come together!
 

Audionut

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I just sent you an Email but I’ll reply here too so the information is out there. The baffle cut-outs on my 612s are: 5 3/8” x 13 1/4” (smaller port on later version 612s)

The drivers are rear mounted.

You’re getting close, can’t wait to see it all come together!
Thanks Leben, much appreciated. I am hoping to get some more garage time in today to wrap up the cabinets.
 
Really looking forward to hearing your impressions of this build! I've got an empty pair of Iconic replica/612s in the garage, and a pair of Gauss HF4000 large format drivers I'm thinking I want to incorporate. Nothing set in stone yet, except the cabs!
 

Audionut

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Really looking forward to hearing your impressions of this build! I've got an empty pair of Iconic replica/612s in the garage, and a pair of Gauss HF4000 large format drivers I'm thinking I want to incorporate. Nothing set in stone yet, except the cabs!
Thanks, same here! I’ll have more time to work on them this weekend/Monday. If all goes well, I’ll be staining them by end of day Monday. Still undecided on the stain color. The options are black, walnut or cherry.
In essence, they can look like the original black ones (but better fit/finish), walnut like my duplex cab’s, or cherry like the line magnetic ones. Ive already bought the badges in silver/black. I may use gold if I can track them down, in a cherry color scheme.
 
There is a guy on lencohaven who can do replica metal badges from photos, check here: Login

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Audionut

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Another question @Leben ; what size are the heads on the bolts holding the front and speaker baffle together?
Edit: after a little digging online, I found a post by a gentleman named Steve Shell over at Lansing heritage (Altec 612 enclosures; 2006, #4). He claims that most of the units he looked at had quarter inch by 2 1/4 carriage bolts. So I grabbed some in the stainless steel finish to match my badge. More to come!
 
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Another question @Leben ; what size are the heads on the bolts holding the front and speaker baffle together?
Edit: after a little digging online, I found a post by a gentleman named Steve Shell over at Lansing heritage (Altec 612 enclosures; 2006, #4). He claims that most of the units he looked at had quarter inch by 2 1/4 carriage bolts. So I grabbed some in the stainless steel finish to match my badge. More to come!
Steve knows what he’s talking about. Mine measures approximately 2” from the flat part of the carriage bolt head to the end of the bolt, and barely leaves enough room for a nut on the baffle board. 2 1/4” should be perfect for what you’re doing.
 

Audionut

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There is a guy on lencohaven who can do replica metal badges from photos, check here: Login

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Can you post pics? I’m not a member there but might join for the right badge.:)
I did buy stainless bolts, so may just stick with that and either walnut or ebony finish. I’d really like to do ebony, though it’s not for everyone.
 
Can you post pics? I’m not a member there but might join for the right badge.:)
I did buy stainless bolts, so may just stick with that and either walnut or ebony finish. I’d really like to do ebony, though it’s not for everyone.
The first post has his eBay shop link, I should have just posted that : shop
I think you can contact him with a pic and dimensions and he will do the rest. The one thing I’m not sure about is I don’t think he will do very thin plates, they all look a few mm thick.

from the Lenco thread:

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Audionut

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Finally carved time to work on the cabinets. I did some fine sanding and onto deciding what stain to use. Note; I tried the black stain with poly built into it on the inside baffles, and what a mess! I quickly moved onto a non black stain without a sealer built into it. I’ll be clear coating these later on this week.
Oddly enough the Honey stain I used looked more brown in the sample, but got a little more red once applied (must be the lighting).
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Audionut

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Brought all the bits in for a dry fit (don’t ask how I started with a matte finish and ended up with a piano gloss one).
All that’s left is installing the insulation, drivers and crossovers (also the Lansing plaque). I will have to see about a horn sled if any…a rear support for the HF driver will be in order at minimum. Depending on how the 3D print horns sound, will determine if I build wood ones or track down a real set.F8628E62-1222-4D1A-9E3F-3EC202374816.jpeg699ECA2B-DBAD-4A1A-8088-32AAFCA6EB91.jpeg
 
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