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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 04, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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While stripping the interior out of my 68 convertible I found two sets of blue/brown wires running along the passenger side rocker. Neither set appears to have a black stripe and they appear to be original to the car as they are both wrapped in black cloth-like tape. From what I've found using the search feature these appear to be speaker wires, but two sets of the same colors? Does this tell us anything about an option that the car originally came with?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 04, 05:57 PM
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I don’t think you need that many wires for only one speaker…

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 04, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I don't either. That is what is so confusing. According to what I can decipher from the assembly manual, only the U80 RPO would put wires in this location and, from search results on here, blue/brown is the correct color for factory speaker wires. But U80 is a single auxiliary speaker, so why two sets of wires?

I can speculate that at some point in time someone maybe wanted to put a second speaker behind the rear seats for a more modern stereo speaker setup, but who would go to the trouble of getting another factory harness for the second speaker?

I guess I should give up on trying to figure out why previous owners did what...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 04, 07:08 PM
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Dual rear speakers were optional and available in the convertibles. I don't gottem so I don't know wht color the wires were.





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Dual rear speakers were available, but only with either the 8 track player, or a multiplex stereo radio both of which would require the 4x6 front speakers in the kick panel. No matter how many speakers are at the back of the car or if they were added by RPO's U57, U79 or U80 , the factory only added 1 wire per speaker, as the rear speakers grounded to the back of the seat support. The ground wire did not return to the front of the car.

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