Oops. Forgot about the big brake kit.
Yeah, I can't fit 15" wheels...but if that's the price of really good brakes then so be it; I'm happy with what I have and if I ever get around to an axle swap I'm going to be hard-pressed to get brakes as good as what I have right now...and on this subject, Jankoid, you are sworn to silence.
In completely unrelated news, I've been picking away at making a factory sub console into something that's halfway useful: a sealed enclosure for a 6.5" driver. It's really not been difficult, thus far; all I had to do was find a way to repair the big triangular hole that's left in the box when you remove the nigh-useless factory amp. To accomplish that, I cut out of piece of scrap 3/16" 5052 and epoxied it in place.
Pictured: Not a bad fit.
After the epoxy cured overnight I pulled the mounting bracket off of the box, shot a coat of Umbrella Gray™ on it, and then hit the box and aluminum cover plate with a coat of flat black.
Pictured: The box now looks vaguely menacing, for some reason.
The epoxy likely didn't form a 100% perfect seal - mostly because I didn't have quite enough on hand to do the job and therefore spread it a bit thin - so I'll probably mix up a batch of something that's a bit thinner and apply it to the inside of the aluminum/plastic joint. That should hold everything together pretty solidly...and if I can't find a thin epoxy, I can always default to 3M 5200. Here's a shot of what the inside looks like, at current:
Pictured: The inside, at current.
I don't really see too many problems with getting a 6.5" or 6.75" driver mounted here, except for that little recessed area on the mounting deck, adjacent to the molded-in wire tunnel; I might have to work a bit to seal that up. It'll be awhile before I have the caps to afford a speaker to fill the hole - I have an AntiRock to buy, after all - but I'll get there sooner or later, hopefully without resorting to begging. Penny for the Guy?