dash speaker size and how to remove on 72 big cars

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  1. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    are the two speakers on the sides of the dash 3.5s or 4 inch speakers and how do they come out?
     
  2. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    I don't remember the exact size but they are small. Probably the 3.5. To get them out you have to take the dash off. Not too hard but keep in mind the plastic has become brittle and if you man handle it, it will crack.

    The passenger side has plenty of room for a replacement speaker that is not exactly the same shape as the factory one. Unfortunately on the drivers side there is very little extra space for a replacement speaker that is shaped differently than the factory's. I am unaware of a replacement speaker that would be an exact fit. So you will need to move things that are in the way of fitting a replacement. That will be it's own set of problems.

    Myself, I wound up putting a set of speakers in the kick panels.
     
  3. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    im fine with 3.5s or whatever it is. how does the pad come off? i dont want to hack my kick panels do they make the ones for speakers like they do on a bodies?
     
  4. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    The 'wood' decorative pieces on the drivers side will pop off to expose screws. The lower valence on the driver side of the dash needs to come off. The glove box door comes off. There is a screw that you can only get to by opening the passenger door. Once all the screws are out, there is a 'latch' you need to pull to release the pad. It's sort of in the middle of the dash but more toward the passenger side. After that it should come out but speakers will be connected. The wires will pull off.

    Like I said before, check the space for the speaker on the driver side. Very little space there.

    If you go kick panel route, you have to cut your own holes. I found a place that will sell you thin speakers and a grill to cover them. Their thing is retrofitting speakers/radios to old cars.
     
  5. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    link to that just in case
     
  6. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

  7. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    ok im familiar with them. does anyone know of a vintage looking speaker grill btw? we really need a audio section.
     
  8. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    Concur with this. Just wondering if you got through this project and what were your speaker sizes? Need to replace mine as well, and suspect they may be the same. My speaker grills are built into the dash pad, really just a pattern of perforations, no actual grill plate but the side speaker patterns are 3.5" across and the middle one is about 8x 3.5." Figured I would ask and compare yours before ordering mine.
     
  9. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    ive not took mine out yet i was hoping someone would know so i could go ahead and order the parts before pulling it all apart. ive been working on the intake atm. i have no free time where ive been doing a gut job on a house. i have the drywall done in the last room i need to do. i like painting it and putting flooring in two rooms before i tear into the car hardcore.
     
  10. nekkidhillbilly

    nekkidhillbilly post whore

    i made a post about having a audio section in the lounge you may bring it up to the mods as well.
     

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