I’m in the early planning stages for a CD receiver and speaker installation project for my ’68 Camaro and have a few questions.
For those of you with non-A/C cars (preferably ‘68s), is there an opening in the dash behind the center dash panel where the center dash A/C outlet would have been, or is there metal that would have been cut out for the A/C outlet?
Have any of you mounted a DIN-sized receiver in that location?
If not, where have you mounted your head units? Photos would be much appreciated.
I guess I should add that I don’t want to cut the dash. I already investigated Custom Autosound’s offerings—not what I want.
For the kick panels, is there an adapter to mount a 5X7 in the factory 4X6 locations (or a 5-1/4)? I want to screw in to the places that the factory “dimpled” for the OEM 4X6 screws not anywhere else.
Thanks in advance.
I made a mistake. Based on what someone else said, I thought the OEM kick panel speakers were screwed into the metal behind the kick panel (and for some reason I had the idea that fisher body had dimpled the metal where the mounting screw holes would have been drilled if the cars had been equipped with the optional kick panel speakers).
Anyway, I just checked my factory assembly manual and on page 402 (U57 A6) it shows the OEM speakers mounting to the plastic kick panels with “U” nuts, spacers, and screws—nothing mounts to the metal behind the panel. I also checked with the senior tech advisor at Classic Industries and he confirmed that the speakers mount to the plastic kick panels not to the metal behind the panels. Sorry for the error.
[This message has been edited by cturner (edited 12-04-2002).]