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04murdalanche
02-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Just bought a 01 Silverado last night and i bought it to make a huge profit off of it but now im thinking of keeping it and dropping my system in it... very tempting since I've been wanting a silverado forever, just would perfer a ext cab or a tahoe but we'll see what happens..

Info on the truck

2001 silverado 4.3 v6/manual everything:(
ORIGINAL OWNER
131,xxx miles
Lowered 4-8 via DJM
shaved tailgate and rollpan
03+ tail lights
cleared head lights
ss mirrors
colormatched everything
custom black interior with some billet accesories

+ many more im forgetting, build should start within a week after i get it running, it was part of the reason i got it so cheap but EVERYTHING is there and labeled in bags so, anyways, pics will be up tonight weather permitting..

heres a sneak peak

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/5N95K75H43I23Jd3N3c1v67ac40056d2818e5.jpg




anyways, equiptment list is in the sig and pics will be up shorty.. STAY tuned.

04murdalanche
02-13-2012, 11:18 PM
would've gotten some pics up today but this Texas weather is just nasty right now, hopefully its nicer tomorrow and I'll get some pics up

04murdalanche
02-15-2012, 09:49 PM
as it sits..

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo2-4.jpg


started cleaning out the interior and removed the center jump seat.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo2-4.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo9.jpg

bed just waiting for my system to be thrown in it!

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo8.jpg

shaved booty!

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo7.jpg

iPad dash, my favorite part..

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo6.jpg

04murdalanche
02-18-2012, 03:30 PM
finally got some progress pics. started my second iPad dash because I want it to be sideways rather than vertical


first off let me say that i HATE sanding this bezel because the previous owner was an IDIOT in the sense of, heres what im sanding off..

1)clear coat
2)coat of ugly *** green
3)sanded clear coat which is painted over a
4)coat of red
5)primer


then i get to the plastic.. ive spent 4 hours sanding at this point, AH! all i have to say is, thank the Lord for a DA sander, if i was doing this by hand.......


but heres some pics

after a hour and a halfs worth of sanding.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo10.jpg

where it sits now, after about 3 and a half hours of sanding

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo7-1.jpg

took the factory mids out of the door. the surround was falling all over me when i took it out.. hahaha

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo8-1.jpg

heres some of my door speakers, top is the JL 5.25, middle is the Alpine type X midbass, and the factory speaker, still waiting on my 6.5 JL's:(

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/photo6-1.jpg

this is what I want my next ipad dash to look similar too.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii58/hhawksqb1/DSC00828.jpg

TheUnderFighter
02-18-2012, 03:38 PM
Just kind of a motto I always go by, if you really want something, it's worth the wait.
If you really want an ext. cab or Tahoe, I would carry on with the plans to sell it for profit and put that money towards something you've always wanted.

SourDeez
02-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Just kind of a motto I always go by, if you really want something, it's worth the wait.
If you really want an ext. cab or Tahoe, I would carry on with the plans to sell it for profit and put that money towards something you've always wanted.

yup

04murdalanche
02-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Just kind of a motto I always go by, if you really want something, it's worth the wait.
If you really want an ext. cab or Tahoe, I would carry on with the plans to sell it for profit and put that money towards something you've always wanted.

I might put it up for sale first and just see what someone would give me for it.. we'll see. but i mean i like the truck a lot now.. the reason i didnt want a single cab before was because I thought I'd feel cramped up in it but supirisingly I don't.. so we'll see..

SourDeez
02-18-2012, 03:54 PM
So if your subs are in the bed do you port them thru the metal into the cabin?

04murdalanche
02-18-2012, 03:58 PM
So if your subs are in the bed do you port them thru the metal into the cabin?

Yes through a hole you cut.

keep_hope_alive
02-18-2012, 10:18 PM
I always wanted to do a blow-through...

Looks like a fun project!

04murdalanche
02-19-2012, 06:20 PM
I always wanted to do a blow-through...

Looks like a fun project!

this will be my first in both endeavors.. (blow-through and a project vehicle)


im excited!

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 06:33 PM
remember that you cannot couple the cab and bed - those need to flex independently unless you substantially change the chassis.

this means you want someting resilient between the enclosure in the bed and the opening in the cabin. you're trying to make a waterproof membrane, so keep thinking about something that is water-tight. i've seen blow-throughs done well and poorly. the poor one ruined the truck. you destroy value with this anyway, so have fun. just be very aware of the issues with bed movement and water ingress.

wenn_du_weinst
02-19-2012, 06:38 PM
I think what makes or breaks a blow through is the prep and planing you put into it. Also having a good hookup on camper weatherstripping is a plus.

04murdalanche
02-19-2012, 06:43 PM
remember that you cannot couple the cab and bed - those need to flex independently unless you substantially change the chassis.

this means you want someting resilient between the enclosure in the bed and the opening in the cabin. you're trying to make a waterproof membrane, so keep thinking about something that is water-tight. i've seen blow-throughs done well and poorly. the poor one ruined the truck. you destroy value with this anyway, so have fun. just be very aware of the issues with bed movement and water ingress.

you put accoridan boot inbetween the cab and bed and then you silicone it therefore making it weather proof...

and no you do not ruin the value of the truck if you know what you're doing, because you keep the metal you cut out, whenever you sell the truck or take the system out, you reweld those pieces back into place, put bedliner over it so the buy will never know the difference.. easily made back to a stock truck... im not doing the cutting. a guy I know who builds cars and does audio in SEMA vehicles is assisting me in this build..

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I think what makes or breaks a blow through is the prep and planing you put into it. Also having a good hookup on camper weatherstripping is a plus.

amen to the camper weather stripping, lol.. im still searching for a source to buy some from

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 06:44 PM
good point about re-welding the hole. most people won't worry about that...

wenn_du_weinst
02-19-2012, 06:45 PM
which is why I won't buy a pickup that has been modified.

04murdalanche
02-19-2012, 06:46 PM
good point about re-welding the hole. most people won't worry about that...

unless it is someone who is VERY into audio, they wouldnt know, and with bedliner being applied over it youll never be able to tell the difference..

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which is why I won't buy a pickup that has been modified.

lol true that.

keep_hope_alive
02-19-2012, 06:51 PM
unless it is someone who is VERY into audio, they wouldnt know, and with bedliner being applied over it youll never be able to tell the difference.



now that i think about it, i have no idea where the blow-through trucks i knew ended up. a salvage yard i assume.

one was a Silverado with three PG Cyclones and PG ZPA amps. it was amazing.

wenn_du_weinst
02-19-2012, 07:15 PM
some day I'd like to do a blow through truck. I'd probably end up doing an Infinite baffle set up in it though.

04murdalanche
02-19-2012, 08:13 PM
some day I'd like to do a blow through truck. I'd probably end up doing an Infinite baffle set up in it though.

thatd be crazy.