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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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I got the conversion idea from this website and happen to have a digital camera available throughout the conversion. Listed below are the steps and accompanying pictures:

1: Cut out the old speaker
Step 1

2: Weld in speaker mounting tabs and drill holes
Step 2

3: Mount speakers
Step 3

other side of assembly -
Other Side

4: Glue black material to the top:
Step 4

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 09:11 AM
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Came out looking nice.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks and it only took a couple of hours to do.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 03, 11:18 AM
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The black material is nice because you will be able to see some brighter colors through the speaker openings. The dark material masks this ... Also, it keeps small pieces of trash or debris from falling into the speaker cones and creating a rattle ... Don't skip this step.
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Sweet! I may need to get a similar setup converted on my car!


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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 03, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Low cost too. I bought the speakers off of Ebay for $22 and that included shipping.

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 07, 08:49 PM
 
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How do they sound? Any amp or just thru your radio?
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 07:22 AM
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I bought the Kenwood set-up fro Classic Industries...looks very similar to what you have,nice job by the way,cars not running yet anxious to here what they sound like too!
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 09:27 AM
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You know they make a replacement speaker that already comes with two speakers. It has two voice coils, two positives, and two negatives.

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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 10:02 AM
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You know they make a replacement speaker that already comes with two speakers. It has two voice coils, two positives, and two negatives.
Yupe and they blow up pretty easily too.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 10:31 AM
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I did something similar with mine. They will sound better if you block all the open space around the speakers with something. You want the speakers pushing the air forward, not around themselves. Think of a fan in a window. It works much better if the sides are blocked.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 11:04 AM
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Why waste your time with that speaker to begin with??? Put speakers in the doors, the rear deck, or even in the head rests. Don't bother with that junk speaker. It doesn't matter what type of speaker you put there, it isn't going to sound good. I had mine updated until I realized it didn't make a difference and then did it right.

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 11:05 AM
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I don't know what GM was thinking when they came up with that setup anyway. Why put a speaker in the dash? Kick panels, doors, rear deck, or rear side panels. All great places, but the dash, NO.

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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 07, 11:07 AM
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The speaker I had was a Pioneer. You say that is going to blow? Then basscat is going to have the same problem.

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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 07, 12:44 PM
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Re: Front speaker conversion

i've had the dual speaker setup for over 2 years now , not blown up yet but i do fade to the back more!

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