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Re: Stereo Speaker installation (archive)

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Posted by Ron on March 11, 2000 at 15:49:33:

In Reply to: Stereo Speaker installation posted by Mark Hammons on March 11, 2000 at 10:49:02:


I recently finished putting in a CD receiver and 6x9 rear speakers in my 73 tii. Originally, I thought about moving the vapor tank from the right side to the center of the hat tray underside. Since people begged me not to cut holes in my bone stock car, speaker cutouts provide big holes for gas vapors and I rarely have passengers in the back, I ended up putting my 6x9 speakers in Q-Logic boxes ($30 from Crutchfield) and just set them on the rear seat when I'm driving (they go on the floor when I park the car). I emailed Mike Self because his Roundel articles did not really address fuel injected cars. He recommended making your own speaker boxes and velcroing them to the top of hat tray. Unfortunately, this only works with smaller (5.25 or 6.50) speakers.

Do as Dwight suggests, try relocating the vapor tank to the inside of the right rear speaker. Make sure the tank isn't cracked and that the 6mm hoses are all good.

I removed my original Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM radio with speaker below to install the CD receiver. Sorry, it's not for sale since I may want to put it back in someday. I've seen the radios come for sale from time to time. The face plate is the tough one to find. Of course you could have one fabricated and put in two 5.25 speakers under the dash ... that's where mine were originally installed.

Good Luck,


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