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Help with Front Speakers in 02


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you can cut a hole big enough to mount speakers in the kick panels. you will need a sawzall or some other similar saw to cut a circle, but it will work. you can then mount the speaker over the carpet and it will then have a very nice finished look.

72 2002tii

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Dont know if this is the same guy that you worked with, Bill; 41willyscoupe@comcast.net is the guy that made the fibreglass one's on Scott's Taiga colored touring. (see archives) He (Willys) quoted me somewhere between $125 and $150 per pair. Three different thicknesses with white gelcoat. Scott covered his with carpet, and they looked super. I think he's in MD. Does alot of cycle stuff as well. I'm close to pulling the trigger myself...good luck, Dave V. in NC

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here's a picture of Bill Williams' kick panels. Bill gave me awesome installation instructions and how to carpet these panels. Thank you Bill! In the end, I made 2 variations though: a) I didn't cut any metal, and B) I sprayed satin black on them and decided they looked great without carpeting.

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Bob

BMWCCA #4844 (#297 of The 308)

1974 2002 Sahara, MM 2400 Rally engine, MM 5 speed and conversion

1976 2002A Anthracite parts car

1991 525i AlpinweiB II

2002 330ci AlpinweiB III

2007 530xiT Titanium Silver

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dash panels/speaker mounts I fabricated to replace the factory cardboard panels - speakers mount vertically, are nearly invisible from outside the car, and are up out of the way where they won't get kicked.

Barry Allen
'69 Sunroof - sold
'82 E21 (daily driver), '82 633CSi (wife's driver) - both sold
66 Chevy Nova wagon (yard & parts hauler)

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here's an under-dash pic of the speakers mounted in the cardboard panels. I've done both of my cars this way. I doubt that that the sound quality is going to be as good as mounting in the kick panels. But this is easy and the speakers are hidden.

These are Infinity 4012i's. My Becker Europa is driving them. The poor Becker just doesn't have enough juice to bring out the sound, but it's OK for talk radio.

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John Capoccia

Sierra Madre, CA

 

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