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Old Nov 23rd, 09, 1:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wanted to get some ideas of were you guys have put your speakers some pics would be great or online pics just trying to get ideasthanks.
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Old Nov 23rd, 09, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As a follow on, as anyone put a sub in the smugglers box?? I was thinking of putting my amp and sub back there..
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Old Nov 23rd, 09, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Speakers

The smugglers box can be done, but does not usually offer good sound and is usually hard to seal from the elements.

I mounted two in the dash under pad since, but some models only came with provision for one speaker in the center. Plus one in each door. Six speakers under the shelf below the back window. Two 10" speakers in truck boxes. Two amps, one running the two 10s, while the other ran the rest. Has been more than enough so far.

The kick panels also offer a good spot. Some have also build center consoles with locations.
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Old Nov 23rd, 09, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The smugglers box can be done, but does not usually offer good sound and is usually hard to seal from the elements.

I mounted two in the dash under pad since, but some models only came with provision for one speaker in the center. Plus one in each door. Six speakers under the shelf below the back window. Two 10" speakers in truck boxes. Two amps, one running the two 10s, while the other ran the rest. Has been more than enough so far.

The kick panels also offer a good spot. Some have also build center consoles with locations.
Wow, that's a lot! Did you cut holes in to mount the speakers in below the rear window? Hadn't given that much thought, I don't want to cut holes, but maybe I could hang some boxes back there. I think I'll go with the sub in the smugglers box, weather won't be an issue...

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Old Nov 24th, 09, 2:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some pics would be great & were do you all get the kickpanels for the elco.
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Old Nov 24th, 09, 9:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What gen do you have? I can post a pic of a third if that is what you have. OPGI and others have the kick-panels, may just be for a third gen.
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Old Nov 25th, 09, 8:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here are some pictures of my set up. I did use the smugglers box for my 12” Subs. I lined it with Dynamat.



The amps where mounted under the seat.



Subs all done



Three speakers in each door 2” Highs 5” Mids and 6” Subs. Here a picture of the top part of the door finished. The tweeters are right in front of the Mids You really can’t see it from the picture.



Here’s a couple of pictures of the job complete.



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Old Nov 25th, 09, 8:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Nice work Garry! Very stealth.
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Old Nov 29th, 09, 1:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very nice!
Glad to see we have some real thinkers, planners and fabbers around here.
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Old Nov 29th, 09, 9:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Garry, what did you make the panel behind the seats out of? I was wanting to make one for my 1980 Elkie. I am assuming you built it then covered it with the fabric. What kind of fabric? Glued on with contact cement? This would be a great project for the winter. Thanks.
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Old Nov 29th, 09, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What sort of glue did you use between the MDF and the metal?

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Old Dec 1st, 09, 9:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks guys!

Not sure if you can see it in the picture but what I did was lay the MDF board right on top of rubber strips 1/8 thick and 1” wide. I also used silicone for a better seal. If you look at the wood you can see that I drilled five holes and ran lag bolts with locking nuts and rubber lined washers on the back “Metal” side. The fabric used is tweed. Hope this helps and good luck with your systems.
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Old Dec 1st, 09, 9:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Speakers

Very nice setup here is what we have going on in our 70 El Camino custom made box housing two 10" subs. We cut the kick panel metal to hold a 6.5" speaker and once the kick panel is put in place you dont know there is a speaker there. In the first picture with the sub box and can see our amp and a cd changer.
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Old Dec 1st, 09, 11:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: Speakers

Some NICE installs and great work so far. Makes me reluctant to show mine.
For my 67 I wanted a retro-stock look. without distracting from the classic 60's look too far.

Coated the inside of the door skins with rubberized undercoating,
Covered the entire interior with dynomat extreme (was a bare shell so 'everything' roof, floor, doors, firewall, rear wall,,, EVERYTHING was accessible and dynomated)

Made a false rear wall from standard interior hardboard, then ordered a piece of rolled carpet from the carpet maker for OPG (who supplied my interior kit)
Made some corners enclosures to house a pair of Polk 5-1/2" components. I refused to cut anything to add the speakers, and still wanted it to be 'semi' period correct. Ended up adding a self powered Kenwood sub behind the passengers seat that doesn't show in the pictures. The Polk momo components just do not project enough bass. Tucking the amp and powered sub down further out of site is a project for another day.

Here's a link to a fish-eye vies of the rear wall and corner enclosures

and a close up of the corner enclosures

and the finished interior with speakers tucked out of sight
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Some NICE installs and great work so far. Makes me reluctant to show mine.
For my 67 I wanted a retro-stock look. without distracting from the classic 60's look too far.

Coated the inside of the door skins with rubberized undercoating,
Covered the entire interior with dynomat extreme (was a bare shell so 'everything' roof, floor, doors, firewall, rear wall,,, EVERYTHING was accessible and dynomated)

Made a false rear wall from standard interior hardboard, then ordered a piece of rolled carpet from the carpet maker for OPG (who supplied my interior kit)
Made some corners enclosures to house a pair of Polk 5-1/2" components. I refused to cut anything to add the speakers, and still wanted it to be 'semi' period correct. Ended up adding a self powered Kenwood sub behind the passengers seat that doesn't show in the pictures. The Polk momo components just do not project enough bass. Tucking the amp and powered sub down further out of site is a project for another day.

Here's a link to a fish-eye vies of the rear wall and corner enclosures

and a close up of the corner enclosures

and the finished interior with speakers tucked out of sight
How do you like the polks (other than not enough bass). I ended up buying infinity 5x7 components instead (on sale!)..

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