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Im trying to figure out how to keep the area between the subs and my cab sealed, no air going into the truck box, i dont know if a bike inner tube would work, they are two 12" rockford L7s. trying to figure out if i can make this work or not. i think its gonna be trial and error but worth it in the end!
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Im trying to figure out how to keep the area between the subs and my cab sealed, no air going into the truck box, i dont know if a bike inner tube would work, they are two 12" rockford L7s. trying to figure out if i can make this work or not. i think its gonna be trial and error but worth it in the end!
I dont recommend the bike inner tube. He had 2 15's in a ported box, but thats not the point.

the point is that it was ghetto and the only reason why I did it was because it was cheap and thats how much he wanted to spend.

they make accordian boots that you can seal up with seam sealer, like they use on body drops and stuff. I dont know where exactly they sell them but they are out there.
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Im trying to figure out how to keep the area between the subs and my cab sealed, no air going into the truck box, i dont know if a bike inner tube would work, they are two 12" rockford L7s. trying to figure out if i can make this work or not. i think its gonna be trial and error but worth it in the end!
for the boot, scroll to the bottom of the page>>> http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Camper_shell_parts.htm
for a decent sized opening you are looking at $80-100. you will also need angle iron to build a good frame so that the cab doesnt flex. another this is DO NOT enclose the box with sheetmetal. if you treat the inside and outside of a 3/4" MDF enclosure with fiberglass resin it will be waterproof. overall expect to spend 300-500 just for materials. if you need metal cutting tools, you will spend more. a welder is good to have around and do not cut hole with a torch. if you have a plasma cutter its good, if not use an air saw/nibler. let me know if you need anymore info. i have done a few of these. the last one i did for a customer reminded me that i did not want to do mine. i would keep the pieces you cut out if you ever need to sell the vehicle you can "patch" it back up.

PS do not let your insurance find out. they will consider your truck totalled and salvage title it and when did Rockford make L7's?

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why?

unless you're building something crazy like 6x15's, why do a cut through? why not just buy an ext. cab or an explorer???

You can't even use the bed as it was intended originally.
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I dont recommend the bike inner tube. He had 2 15's in a ported box, but thats not the point.

the point is that it was ghetto and the only reason why I did it was because it was cheap and thats how much he wanted to spend.

they make accordian boots that you can seal up with seam sealer, like they use on body drops and stuff. I dont know where exactly they sell them but they are out there.
ya im willing to spend the money, i plan on keeping the truck for a long time so im willing to spend the time and money, no point doin a hack job. you get what you pay for!
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why?

unless you're building something crazy like 6x15's, why do a cut through? why not just buy an ext. cab or an explorer???

You can't even use the bed as it was intended originally.
why be like everyone else? i want something that shows ive put time into it and something to be proud of, anybody can slap some subs in an extended cab.
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for the boot, scroll to the bottom of the page>>> http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Camper_shell_parts.htm
for a decent sized opening you are looking at $80-100. you will also need angle iron to build a good frame so that the cab doesnt flex. another this is DO NOT enclose the box with sheetmetal. if you treat the inside and outside of a 3/4" MDF enclosure with fiberglass resin it will be waterproof. overall expect to spend 300-500 just for materials. if you need metal cutting tools, you will spend more. a welder is good to have around and do not cut hole with a torch. if you have a plasma cutter its good, if not use an air saw/nibler. let me know if you need anymore info. i have done a few of these. the last one i did for a customer reminded me that i did not want to do mine. i would keep the pieces you cut out if you ever need to sell the vehicle you can "patch" it back up.

PS do not let your insurance find out. they will consider your truck totalled and salvage title it and when did Rockford make L7's?
lol brain fart, kicker had them, to many things on the go, sister bought some rockfords for her escape! my bad
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DO NOT enclose the box with sheetmetal. if you treat the inside and outside of a 3/4" MDF enclosure with fiberglass resin it will be waterproof. a welder is good to have around and do not cut hole with a torch. if you have a plasma cutter its good, if not use an air saw/nibler.
Thanks for clearifying, the subwoofer box should be 3/4" MDF or HDF or thicker, but for the exterior of the box, for cosmetic and theif deterring purposes, I would build an extension of the cab that is welded to the bed, for the sub box to sit in vs just an exposed sub box.

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You can't even use the bed as it was intended originally.
I'm bagged, so my bed is screwed up anyways
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Thanks for clearifying, the subwoofer box should be 3/4" MDF or HDF or thicker, but for the exterior of the box, for cosmetic and theif deterring purposes, I would build an extension of the cab that is welded to the bed, for the sub box to sit in vs just an exposed sub box.



I'm bagged, so my bed is screwed up anyways
not to get allup in your ****, but how many have you done? and how many have you done 6-7 years ago are still on the road today?
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i dont use my box for anything, i wouldnt miss it, its got a pail of detailing stuff and a small toolbox. other then that the odd time it has my work boots and coveralls in it. wouldnt miss the space at all
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