I need some speakers that would withstand some weathering and look nice in the my new jeep. So I used some old military ammo boxes and so 6x9 speakers.

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Step 1: Materials

2 - 6x9 speakers I use some cheap ones from walmart for $24
2- Military Ammo Boxes Pawn Shop 4.99
1- Can Black rustoleum $3
1- Dip it rubber coating $4
Where did you mount them on your rig? While wheeling in my beast one of the drivers dropped out of the speaker bar and took a shot at my life! I haven't replaced it yet because I'm trying to work out a better way/place to mount them. I love your idea and I am thinking of a way to mount them inside AND have them easy to remove so I can just toss them on my bonnet or something.
This is going to look cool in my K5. Thanks
I like your keeping a military theme in the utilization of the ammo boxes. I noticed a comment about buzz. I installed a Sony system with 6X9's and 6's in my small Nissan truck. I used oval and round cookie tins and adapted them, but I had buzz. To eliminate it I just put a piece of loosely wadded up scrape cloth in the cookie tin and it cleared it up totally getting rid of the counter harmonics. I also drilled a lot of vent hole in the back of the tins. Peace
Nice work. If anyone lives in Canada and is looking for these ammo boxes, Princess Auto has them real cheap.
great idea. I'm never going to look at an ammo box the same way again. Did you put any acoustic dampening material inside? Also, those cheap speakers might sound &quot;pk&quot; but I'll bet if you popped some hotter drivers in those they'd really come alive!<br>
did the same thing in my Bronco II&nbsp;a while back because i wanted some waterproof speakers since its a chop top but i didnt have a spot to put them. i used boat speakers and sealed everything up with all weather silicone sealant &amp; it still works after being soaked at the mudhole and getting rained on :)<br /> <br /> try cutting an old pillow open and stuff the ammo boxes with the pillow stuffing, itll stop the boxes from vibrating so much and makes the low tones sound alot better. just my .02<br />
Great repurposing! Do the handles buzz?
Thanks for the comment....Not to much buzzing, the coat of rubber spray paint stuff helps to keep things from moving easily. Also the speakers are Velcroed down which helps a lot.
Good work. The idea of taking things that held tools of war and with a jigsaw and some spray paint, turning them into speakers...excellent. I would like to turn a bomber into a subwoofer.
what about use an ammo box as a mini PC case...any takers?
That's where my car pc is going.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.marspec.net/surplus/assets/product_images/PAAAAAOOCAAKNAEKt.jpg" rel="nofollow">in one of these.</a><br /> <br /> <br /> That is, once I get a car. lol<br />
Nice! Be sure to post that...
&nbsp;totally &nbsp;id love to see it
I&nbsp;would sugest removing the handle and the small lose bar that is below the latch just so vibration wont cause them to make any unwanted noise at high volumes. If you wanted you could replace the handle with one that is more solidly mounted.
very nice i might do this for camping speakers
I've heard that if you put speakers in a metal container, they have a "tinty" sound to them, do these?
include how you cut them out
oh ya that might help...Check it out I added in step 2
this is much better than before.
Wow. These look pretty professional.
niiiice...I gotta go back to that millitary surplus store by my house sometime...
how do they sound?
they sound good. Loud for the driver and passenger at around 45 mph with no top on the jeep.

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