I have a 1980 International Scout which I'm in the process of upgrading. One of the 'must haves' this summer is a decent stereo setup, and I'd like some bass to round out the system. Considering the top will be off for a few months, security is obviously a bit of an issue. Lack of space is also a problem, I'd rather have camping gear or more friends in the back than a sub box. My idea to kill both of these birds with one stone is to somehow come up with a custom install inside the bucket seat pedestals. Since these bolt to the floor and can be secured with security bolts, they'd be difficult to steal and they wouldn't be taking up any space in the cabin. My goal with this system is sound quality, though I do like the music loud for listening when we're out on the beach or camping.
My experience with car audio is beginner at best. I've installed head units and speakers with factory wiring but that's about it. No amps, no subs, never built a box, etc. However, I have a few friends who are into it, so whatever we come up with they can help me implement. For those of you who are asking why I don't just ask them; I always like to get a wide consensus, especially considering most of them are partial to one brand or type of setup. For one reason or another I'm partial to 'boutique' brands rather than the major brands, don't ask me why
The dimensions of each pedestal in the shortest spots are 6" tall, 14" wide, and 13" long. Below are photos of each seat pedestal to help you guys get an idea. I've also included a photo of the Scout, in case you guys are wondering. I'd appreciate any and all ideas you guys have as to what type of setup would be best as well as which specific subs I should look into running.
I already have the 4" Suspension Lift, 1" Body Lift, Polyurethane Body Bushings, 33" BFG Mud Terrain Tires, Round Headlight Conversion, and much more sitting in my garage waiting for install