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Old 06-28-2016, 11:48 PM
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Hi all, I'm at the point of trying to figure out where to install some aftermarket speakers in my 58.
I'd like to run front and rear and at a minimum 6".
What have others done, pics would be even better.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:46 PM
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Whatever you do, don't do this.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:22 PM
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Hi all, I'm at the point of trying to figure out where to install some aftermarket speakers in my 58.
I'd like to run front and rear and at a minimum 6".
What have others done, pics would be even better.
Cheers Chris.
I'm running a set of speakers in the doors at the back for the rear, a set of 12s in the trunk and plan to install a set of small 5" speakers I have in the front kick panel.

I don't have any photos of the door setup, and I am not running what I would do long term, since I have yet to do anything with the factory original interior. Which as one can imagine is a bit tired.
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get one of those small portable speakers that you can plug an iPod into.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:04 PM
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Thanks fellas, it's a tricky one.
I think the front kick panels will easily take some speakers but the rear is a bit tougher. I'm thinking using some spacers on the trim under the quarter windows but need to be sure.
Arizonajack have u had issues with them there or you just talking about the look of them.
Dakota boy not a hope in hell. Now I've got the windsor running I've noticed I'm going to need some decent speakers to hear anything, she's a bit noisy haha.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:18 PM
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Hi Chris,
I bought a set of front kick panels from Carl Heller ~partsetal on here ~ sprayed them with SEM Colorcoat Portola Red and installed as shown in the pics, along with a pair of underseat StealthII speaker boxes. This setup works great (IMHO) with the Gary Tayman FMR-1 radio conversion.

There is a small amount of clearance <1/2" behind the kick panels at that location on both sides, so I cut holes for the backend of the speakers to stick through. Made the speaker mounts out of some scrap PVC. I will probably someday upgrade the front speakers with something better quality but I'm happy so far with the results.
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I'll attach some pics of speaker install in a friends car. Front in kick panel and rear in arm rests.
Nyles
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Excellent, the front kick panels look like a definite.
Nyles that rear speaker install is definitely different, I never thought about there.
I wonder how well it works.
Cheers Chris.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:07 PM
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Mine were done by an owner long before me and I'm left with big holes in the door panels and door metal. I've never been happy with it but I have to admit that I like the black on red in Del's photos.
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I never like to see speaker holes cut into the panels on any old car; no matter what make or model. But that is just my personal opinion.

I suppose it is the same for people who like unfettered original 3-window coupes, and then a chopped one drives by....
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