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How not to install speakers by thejinx13
Started on: 01-27-2021 10:00 AM
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Report this Post01-27-2021 10:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for thejinx13Click Here to Email thejinx13Send a Private Message to thejinx13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
So I got my stereo hooked up finally and when I turned it on I thought, well that sounds like garbage. Once I popped off the speaker grills in the front I realized why.

Anyone have a clever idea to fix this? It looks like they cut out the areas for the screws to hold in the stock 4x10's.

Thanks in advance.

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Report this Post01-27-2021 12:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpadesluckSend a Private Message to SpadesluckEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Based on the pictures you are going to need to use an adapter plate to mount a better style speaker. Making one should not be all that hard. I have one setup to run my component speakers in the stock front location.

To bad the prior owner/owners decided to hack that are up for you.
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Report this Post01-27-2021 01:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As an alternative to the adapter panels that mount from above, you can use some simple sheet metal and make a plate that mounts from the bottom. Then you can use some window foam the close the gap around the speaker.

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Report this Post01-27-2021 05:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Mike in SydneySend a Private Message to Mike in SydneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I replaced my stock 4x10's with Pioneer TS-A4103 4 x 10 2-way speakers in each of my GT's. They work pretty well with the Pontiac Monsoon radio that's installed. Probably would do better with an aftermarket aux. amp. Complete connect up, drop-n, screw down and cover up with the stock grills.
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Whether you're staying with the 4" or going to a 4x10 or whatever, I'd do a patch panel underneath with the appropriate holes. Rather than sheet metal (prone to rattling, tinny, bad for sound IMO) I'd use a sheet of plastic. Due to my various projects I'm on a first-name basis with the local plastic place, but you oughta have a cut-to-size place local to you. (If not, https://www.tapplastics.com/ ships! ) I'd think an appropriately sized piece of, say, 3/16" or 1/4" ABS or styrene would do nicely. I'd prefer that over acyrlic as that stuff is harder to work with and more brittle. Measure and mark carefully and then go to town with your Dremel.

Hell, in a pinch you could do like 1/4" hardwood plywood from the Home Despot cut up with a jigsaw. I'd also just glue the boogers in, Liquid Nails or Gorilla Glue. I know it sounds totally hack, but again, you want something that won't come loose and rattle the way a screw or bolt can. Especially if you're going to 4x10's, there should be enough room to clamp it well.

As shown with the metal one, I'd install it on the bottom side as opposed to the top. It is painful to get to, especially the driver's side, but the grilles are a tight fit enough up top without moving the speakers up any farther.

This is the joys of buying old cars; you often wish you had a "previous owner seeking missile."

-- A

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Report this Post01-27-2021 07:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here are these:
http://www.car-speaker-adap.../items.php?id=SAK093

Or I emailed you a do it yourself template for that same setup. Fierosound made that original template

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Report this Post01-27-2021 08:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thejinx13Click Here to Email thejinx13Send a Private Message to thejinx13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thank you very much all for the suggestions. I will have to tinker with the various ideas and figure out what will work. I just discovered they tried to replace the rear speakers in the pillar by breaking off the grills and not removing the trim. Have to give them credit though, they actually managed to get those in with zip ties and not cut anything. Haha. The joys of a 35 year old car.

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Report this Post01-28-2021 04:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for liv4GodSend a Private Message to liv4GodEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well, since its already cut up might as well install some 6X9s. I put 6x9s in mine, but couldn't get myself to cut the dash since it was immaculate. Part of the dash blocks the speaker of course, but still sounds better than the 4x10s anyway.
With yours already being cut, you could get the full potential of a 6X9 install.
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Report this Post01-28-2021 05:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've got Memphis Audio 6x9's in the dash of my Formula.
No sub needed.
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Report this Post02-12-2021 05:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you have a 3D printer you can find the pattern on Thingyverse and modify it for your own app. I modified it to print out a speaker adaptor for 2, 3.5's. one is a tweeter, the other mid range.

Rob

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