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Post by v8power on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:33 pm

Anyone can tell me, how are fixed the Speaker in the Dash?
Its the stock speaker a mono speaker or stereo in the dashboard??
I like to built better stereo speaker in it.
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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by Bruisr on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:02 pm

On my chevelle they are four holes on the perimeter of the speaker, with a metal bracket that surrounds the speaker and bolts to the underside of the dash. Its usually a mono speaker, but the newer stereo speakers could work if you can modify the mount system, or possibly swap right in. Neither of my G3' have radios so I can't elaborate anymore than that.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:59 pm

Here's a pic of the std mono speaker mtg. As Bruisr said, the 6" x 9" speaker is mounted to a metal plate on all four corners and the metal plate is then mounted to the underside of the dash.



Now, here's a dual speaker setup found on some A bodies. These speakers are 4" x 6" and mount on a different style metal plate...but, still attaches to the underside of the dash at the same points as the mono speaker bracket. The speakers shown in this photo are actually out of a '78 or '79 Impala and were a near perfect fit. Just had to drill a couple screw holes in slightly different locations so the mtg pegs on the bracket would align to allow attachment to the bracket.

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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by v8power on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:29 am

Ok Thx to Bruirs and Mcarlo77
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Post by Bruisr on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:33 am

My pleasure, That's why we all like this place, lots of advice from many different backrounds. This place is now my #1 source for info, and advice!!!!
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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:41 pm

stock single,and a rigged 5x7 that i put in my dash in 2003


 
stock duals.and aftermarket 4x6s i may put in my dash

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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by 74Malibu383 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Dual 4" setup in mine
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Post by driveit on Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:38 pm

I need a stereo in my car.
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Post by pila on Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:30 pm

I put two 4 X 6s in my Elco & my Malibu, but don't remember what brackets I used. I probably made them....

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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:38 pm

My? Is lmc truck makes a dual speaker set up for truck dashes would they bolt in?

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Post by dynchel on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:12 pm

dragons_lair59 wrote:My?  Is lmc truck makes a dual speaker set up for truck dashes would they bolt in?
I would guess yes, but until someone tries it we won't know for sure.  Honestly it would take only very basic fabrication skills to make your own.  That's usually what I do.<?>
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:26 pm

My package tray has been cut for extra speakers

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Post by dynchel on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:30 pm

You can always "bottom mount" the speakers and carpet the package tray if you don't like the way it looks.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:34 pm

Yea have to wait and see what direction I go with stereo since dash cut too. But I have a CD player so no biggie

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Post by Pontichev327 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:39 pm

Just get a new repo package tray for 25 bucks and mount the speakers underneath like stock. If you cant find a Buick package tray, use a Chevy and alter it slightly. If that doesn't work, cover your existing tray in SPEAKER CLOTH. It will let the sound thru and will look better than carpet.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:55 am

My package tray has the same material covering it as what's on the seat that is the sad part. And every chevy and olds I've seen has just the plain package tray it's even the same cloth as top of door panels

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:56 am


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Post by dynchel on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:20 pm

I hate when people hack stuff up like that.donotcare
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:03 pm

Yea hard enough to find buicks but I'll just have to adapt and over come lol guess I'll just have to put in speakers and rock out to some old school rock

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Post by dynchel on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:21 pm

That wouldent be that hard to cover up and make normal looking (assuming that's what you want) the hardest part would be matching the upholstery.  I made my own on my '60 olds out of very thin plywood, covered it with contact paper (to give it texture) and painted to match.  It came out very well, and was my only option as no one makes replacement parts for a '60 olds.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02 pm

Might just put in speakers for now and fix it later down the road when I have the funds to redo interior and have it match. Lower door panels are white and some trim maroon, black and even blue. Seat is close to right color but pattern different since I gotit ffrom a El Camino

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Re: Dashboard Speaker in 74 Chevelle

Post by pila on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:52 pm

I replaced the tray cover on my '74, with a cover I bought, to match interior color, and have the speakers mounted on the top surface, with the frames/grilles that came with them. I painted the grilles with the interior color, which in my case is Firethorn red.

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