Problem is, as some may know, that there is about enough room for two thirds of an eight anywhere in the truck (except the console, not an option for me).
So I have been contimplating doing a cut into the back cab and front of the bed for a blow through. Although this is normally done for SPL applications I still want to install a fair amount of subwoofer rig into the truck if I do the wall cut.
Normally I wouldnt do this, but there is one hitch regarding the trucks value. It has 150K miles, and its a salvage title truck. So a hole in the cab and bed isnt really gonna change anything. Besides I really like the truck and plan on driving it till either it blows, or is around 225K. And then I am gonna maybe build a custom out of it. So the "messing up the truck with the blow through and cant sell it" really isnt a problem.
So what I want to know is, how bad are the pitfalls to doing this other than resale? Honestly. I am sure leaks can give fits every now and then. Bed space is somewhat lost, although I can live with that. Its no big deal. I would probably install a pair of 12" subs in vented enclosures. I also plan on leaving at least six inches between the outer edges of the bed and cab and the actuall holes.
BTW, even though this system is gonna steer towards SQ, I still want to put some SPL vibe into it. I know that a SQ system can do great with a single 10, but I still like to stir things up every now and then!
One last question regarding sealing between the two. Last time I saw this setup years ago they were using camper top gaskets that inflated between the two. Seemed like a good idea. Just how well does this work, and is there a better option?
As far as welding and fab skills, I could handle it. I got the tools and years of offshore oil field experience behind me.