I picked up a hartke 3500 and 410xl on trade a while back primarily for the amp as the cab was just about shot. 3 drivers were blown and it smelled like a wet basement so it was pretty much a freebie in the trade. It's one of the early 410xl's, the 240 watt version with the plastic recessed handles. I was gonna do a build thread on this, but never got around to posting. but here are a few shots of the before and afters for those interesed in projects like these.
I've replaced speakers before and have done some slight modding to cabs, but nothing this extensive/major. It was a gamble but it paid off on this one. I'm extremely pleased with the results. Total cost was $175. Worth every penny.
Here's what it looked like:
I found some eminence 1040's on avatar's website on closeout for $28 a piece. Looking at the specs of them they're far from the best speakers on the market, but for what I'm looking to do, it was worth a shot to try them out. I got them on sale with free shipping during the black friday sale $112 total.
Loaded em up, plugged in, and it sounded good. Not the best i've heard, but surprisingly really good. So then I figured lets get this cab looking good too. Some new tolex, corners, input jacks, and real handles were needed. It needed a grill, but instead of spending money on a new grill, I repainted an old grill I had from a 410tp cab. Different size but instead of cutting it down, I modified the baffle to fit the bigger grill. While I was at it, I added a cheap(ish) tweeter, and wired that to a 4 pole speakon to work with my gk 1001's bi-amp feature.