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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 17, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

Hey all, I'm back!
It's been a few years, but it's time for me to get the Camaro back on the road!
I have a 67 convertible that I am taking down to the bare metal and rebuilding. I want to add at VA Gen IV setup and I like the the idea of hiding the hoses in the fender and going through blower motor hole. Has anyone been able to use the Screaming Performance kick panels with the hoses routed this way? I've tried to search, but the [email protected]#m Photobucket fiasco has displaced most of the pics on the subject.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

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Hey all, I'm back!
It's been a few years, but it's time for me to get the Camaro back on the road!
I have a 67 convertible that I am taking down to the bare metal and rebuilding. I want to add at VA Gen IV setup and I like the the idea of hiding the hoses in the fender and going through blower motor hole. Has anyone been able to use the Screaming Performance kick panels with the hoses routed this way? I've tried to search, but the [email protected]#m Photobucket fiasco has displaced most of the pics on the subject.

Thanks Fellas!

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I have those panels and really don't see any way to run the hoses through the old vent hole and out through the blower motor hole. The vent hole is plugged with a recessed enclosure for the 6" speakers. I ran a bulkhead on my firewall and then turned the hoses back behind the fender brace riding on top of the inner fender.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

I just went through this. Have those awesome The Shop LLC kick panels and can't even use them. I ended up buying some cheap a$$ plastic crap from Camaro Central that I will get wrapped in vinyl. The Shop panels put the speaker towards the back in the vent hole where the hoses need to go to get through the blower hole. The crap ones I just bought put the speaker in the front towards the door. In any sense, they will need to be modified for the hose pass through.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

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I have those panels and really don't see any way to run the hoses through the old vent hole and out through the blower motor hole. The vent hole is plugged with a recessed enclosure for the 6" speakers. I ran a bulkhead on my firewall and then turned the hoses back behind the fender brace riding on top of the inner fender.
I used the bulkhead with EZ Clip fittings, and ran the hoses behind the front fender. It ends up using a lot more hose going behind the fender, and I'm not sure the hassle is worth it. But that's what I did.



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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

Having more connections does not make sense if it is not necessary. I converted my factory AC car to Vintage AC. I ran the hoses through the front section of the kick panel and through the fan motor hole, under the fender and then under the radiator core support to the compressor, that hose was 12' and had it cut with the ends crimped by NAPA, about $3 for each end. Vintage furnished me with a 67 Chevelle 4 hole round plastic plate for the fan motor and the hoses to run through. I then re attached the ac plastic piece on the kick panel to hide the hoses. I have a smoothed firewall with no visible hoses and no ugly fittings exposed. The water hoses are braded and exit near the battery in front of the inner fender.
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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

I have the same dilemma. I have the Shop LLC kick panels and plan on vintage air. I talked with Vintage Air and they said they need to use the same space. I'm contemplating doing some fab to hide the hoses, but I'm not sure it is worth it in the end. I may create more issues than I solve. If anyone has pictures of an install with hidden hoses and Shop LLC's panels, I'd like to see them.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

I have the Screaming performance panels and VA with the hoses running through the blower motor hole. I can try to take some pictures if you like.
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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

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Having more connections does not make sense if it is not necessary. I converted my factory AC car to Vintage AC. I ran the hoses through the front section of the kick panel and through the fan motor hole, under the fender and then under the radiator core support to the compressor, that hose was 12' and had it cut with the ends crimped by NAPA, about $3 for each end. Vintage furnished me with a 67 Chevelle 4 hole round plastic plate for the fan motor and the hoses to run through. I then re attached the ac plastic piece on the kick panel to hide the hoses. I have a smoothed firewall with no visible hoses and no ugly fittings exposed. The water hoses are braded and exit near the battery in front of the inner fender.
Did you use Screaming Performance kick panels with the install with speakers?

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I have the Screaming performance panels and VA with the hoses running through the blower motor hole. I can try to take some pictures if you like.
That would be great Chris, thanks. I am about 10,000 miles from my car (on another deployment) so I can't go in the garage and check it out until I get back.

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I have those panels and really don't see any way to run the hoses through the old vent hole and out through the blower motor hole. The vent hole is plugged with a recessed enclosure for the 6" speakers. I ran a bulkhead on my firewall and then turned the hoses back behind the fender brace riding on top of the inner fender.
That is what I was afraid of. I'm hoping Hwystar Joe chimes in. I believe he used his old heater box to hide the hoses, but all the old pictures are gone from the site so I am not sure how he did it..

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Having more connections does not make sense if it is not necessary. I converted my factory AC car to Vintage AC. I ran the hoses through the front section of the kick panel and through the fan motor hole, under the fender and then under the radiator core support to the compressor, that hose was 12' and had it cut with the ends crimped by NAPA, about $3 for each end. Vintage furnished me with a 67 Chevelle 4 hole round plastic plate for the fan motor and the hoses to run through. I then re attached the ac plastic piece on the kick panel to hide the hoses. I have a smoothed firewall with no visible hoses and no ugly fittings exposed. The water hoses are braded and exit near the battery in front of the inner fender.
I agree. The dilemma is that that I want to put some big speakers in the kicks and they take up the room that most people use to route the hoses through the kick panel so I am looking for ideas.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

How big do you want??? I have 6" in the original speaker holes, enlarged, 6x9's in the back, 2 12 Woffers in the trunk and 2200 watts. As loud as our ears can stand and rattles the windows. All with keeping the interior stock and room for the AC hoses to be hidden and easy to install as there is less connections. System is all Pioneer Premier and was last years model so it was discounted from Sonic. . . .total cost $600.
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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

The OP is asking who has used screaming performance kick panels, not stock. The screaming performance kicks don't allow much room for any hoses if any at all. The speaker sits right in the stock vent hole which is where the hoses need to go to reach the blower motor hole in the firewall.

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Re: Vintage Air and Screaming Performance kick panels

Just FYI, but I have VA with the hoses ran through the blower hole and The Shop LLC kick panels and I had no issues. My car is a 69. It was a frame off so maybe having it completely apart helped.

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The Camaro Guy have you got any pictures of your install?
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