I am currently working on my new daily driver/shop truck. It is a 1985 Chevy M1028 CUCV. Basically a 1.25 ton 4WD diesel pickup. Part of my upgrades to this truck is to install a stereo system. This was a military truck so it did not come with a stereo. I really like listening to the radio and podcasts and tunes from my mp3 player so installing a stereo will be a great “comfort” feature. I did a stereo install on my K-10 in the past and I am very happy with the results so I am going to use some similar components for this install. Here is a list of components I am using:
Head unit: Alpine CDE-152 with KTP445A 45W amp
Speakers: Alpine SPR-60 6” speakers for doors and SPR 69 6X9 speakers for the back
Subwoofer: Rockville RW10CA 800W powered subwoofer
I also use 10 gauge speaker wire and some waterproof surroundings for the door speakers. All in all this equipment is about $600 in total. I fabricated some rear speaker mounts for the 6 X 9’s. Here is a link to the post that covers this. http://forums.whatsintheshop.com/post/1973-%E2%80%93-1987-chevy-gmc-pickup-fabricating-rear-speaker-mounting-brackets-allegany-county-ny-7626265?pid=1288826319
I started this install with the subwoofer. I will mount it to the back of the cab.
Here is a pic of the subwoofer I used. I bought the installation kit which was well worth it for the extra $12.00 since we don't have an audio store nearby.
Subwoofer mounted to the back of the cab. I had to make an "L" bracket mount for the bottoms.
The 6 X 9 speakers will be mounted in the cab corners. Notice the M-16 mounts.
Fabricated cab corner speaker mount.
More posts to follow.