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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 13, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Installing front dash speaker

Just looking for help with installing front dash speaker. It's going in my 68 coupe with A/C. I have heard its an all day affair. Just looking for some info on where to start. What needs to come out or off to be able to get to the old speaker and bracket?

I'm not looking for people to try and talk me out of installing it or telling me a better place to put speakers. I have read the other posts and understand opinions vary. Is there any kind of literature with diagrams that could help? Thanks guys. Can't wait to get started. Below is the car I'm putting it in.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 13, 08:45 PM
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Re: Installing front dash speaker

I would remove the radio and a/c controller to start, then assess how much room you have. That should be enough to get to it IMO. If your ductwork is still installed, that may need to be removed temporarily as well. (center vent feed duct)...

I just installed a new dash panel in my '68 and am just imagining what would need to be removed if I did that install.
Also-- try a youtube or google search using "1968 camaro dash speaker" as keywords in the search bar. You just may get something...

If you go to my '68 build thread, you can see what the upper cowl and dash panel areas look like without anything installed. That may help too...

Here's a good thread to read about placing speakers in the dash.... There's alot of good explanations in this...
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...h-of-69-Camaro


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Re: Installing front dash speaker

Thank you. That's more than I knew before so it should help.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 13, 09:29 PM
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Re: Installing front dash speaker

Watching this thread. I have my NOS am/fm to install but want to replace the front speaker as well. The last time I heard it, there was more cracking than music.
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You might be able to remove the glovebox and get it from the side.
I have done it this way before.

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Re: Installing front dash speaker

It takes a lot of trial and error. I messed with the orig bracket until I had it just right. The orig speaker was turfed, as there are so much better ones on the market now than back then. I replaced it with a 4x8, I think it was?...and it sounded so much better than the skinny orig. I didn't remove the GB, and it was a cranky job!

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Re: Installing front dash speaker

I have done this a few times, and with A/C, I don't think you can get there through the glove box. From my experience, you need to work from the bottom up. Remove the ash tray, remove the radio, unscrew the A/C controls, and let them drop down into he space created by removing the radio and ashtray. Unscrew the A/C vent, and you can work the duct pieces out the front of the dash. Once this is done, the speaker is pretty easy to remove.

Good time to replace the lights in the A/C controls if needed. Very hard to get to otherwise. I replaced mine with LED's so I hope to never have to change them again.

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