Tim of Capitola

Under dash speakers

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I'm toying with this idea as well, as I just installed parcel shelf 6x9's in my project car. I was thinking of just installing the under dash speakers under the dash and pointing them down towards the floor. Hell, it's not Madison Square Garden I'm looking for and you wouldn't even see them.

 

Plus, a nice small sub woofer under the passenger seat would do the deed. I have one in my SC and it's perfecto.

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2 hours ago, adawil2002 said:

If you already have the under dash panels, make the outer ones out of aluminum. Then get some 4 inch Rockford Fosgates. Then paint them with rubberized undercoating.

 

Why are you painting your speakers?  ;)

 

2 hours ago, Tim of Capitola said:

Thanks, I have no panels, so I guess I can fab some.  Any rough dimensions?

 

Post in the Parts Wanted forum in the Classifieds.  Someone will have a set for sale.

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I started with my own version:

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Later on went to Kooglewerks for a more finished look and recovered some legroom 

 

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Some years ago I bought a pair of 5" flush-mount coax speakers, then took a couple of scrap pieces of 2x6 lumber and cut out mounts for the speakers.  I covered the mounts with black vinyl and screwed 'em to the cowl panels on either side of the underdash area.  Just be sure to mount 'em low enough so they'll clear the hood release handle.  They look like surface mount but the wood is much better at absorbing vibrations than plastic.

 

Thus mounted, they sound much better than mounting to the underdash cardboards (I previously had 'em there) and can be removed without leaving any holes. 

 

mike 

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well, if you're not dead set on under the dash, here's a kick panel option.  No 2002s were harmed in the installation of these panels, i.e., no cutting necessary for the 6" speakers, other than 2 screw holes. I think someone here sells these fiberglass panels.  I painted mine satin black but I believe others have carpeted theirs.  And I think Esty had carpet pieces for these.

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just one thought, you're going to lose about 1.5"-2" of space from the intrusion so if you have big wide feet you might feel some constraint

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