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Old 11-29-2016, 04:41 PM   #26
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Re: dash speaker 1964-1966 - mounting tips?

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I know old post, but did original poster ever figure it out? I have same speaker and a 1965 C10. never had a radio or speakers.

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Old 11-29-2016, 05:20 PM   #27
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Re: dash speaker 1964-1966 - mounting tips?

where can you buy those speaker cups

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i bought the same thing and changed out the speakers a few months ago. i installed cups made for speakers to the back and then i pilled on the Fat Mat so it has the bracket to hold it up on one side and the Fat Mat is holding it all in place also the Fat Mat makes find of an enclosure for the speakers. sounds really good with just 60 watts going to each speaker.





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Old 11-29-2016, 10:54 PM   #28
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Re: dash speaker 1964-1966 - mounting tips?

I'm wondering if an 8 inch round speaker will fit in there somehow.


My truck's radio hole was cut for a '70's radio, professionally by the look of it. It had an AM radio that actually works in it, but the speaker was torn.
The problem is that it takes an 8 ohm impedance speaker and an 8 inch, 8 ohm round one is still available. A modern 4 ohm speaker would kill the old radio.
Dont want to drop too much cash on it. I mostly listen to talk radio anyway.
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Old 11-30-2016, 09:23 AM   #29
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where can you buy those speaker cups
They are called speaker baffles:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-ChU7qnm...e&awnw=o&awat=
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=speaker+baffles
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:39 PM   #30
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I'm wondering if an 8 inch round speaker will fit in there somehow.


My truck's radio hole was cut for a '70's radio, professionally by the look of it. It had an AM radio that actually works in it, but the speaker was torn.
The problem is that it takes an 8 ohm impedance speaker and an 8 inch, 8 ohm round one is still available. A modern 4 ohm speaker would kill the old radio.
Dont want to drop too much cash on it. I mostly listen to talk radio anyway.
you might find what you're looking for here http://www.turnswitch.com/speakers.htm poc Greg

very knowledgeable about vintage radios and speakers and very helpful..

I originally ordered a 6" round not knowing what would fit and Greg accepted the exchange for a 6" x 9" after I got into it..

so fun story - when I was about 12ish, the speaker went out in our '65.. uncle had some leftovers from a tv repair shop he owned previously so I picked out the largest round speaker I could find and installed it.. unfortunately, in the early 80's at the ripe old age of 12, I had no idea I'd be regretting what I was about to do.. so, of course the unique speaker and wacky bracket was removed and tossed [sidebar story of irony - overbuilt steel support bracket system installed instead of simply mounting the speaker to the dash with four trim screws, yet the glovebox is made out of cardboard] and a giant round speaker installed with, yep, you guessed it, sheet metal screws.. and not poorly done I might add, but holes drilled through the dash none the less..

it worked great putting around the farm when dad would let me turn the radio on and never gave it a second thought..

so now, while trying to clean this poor old truck up and make it more passenger friendly, I'm faced with recovering from those childhood mistakes..

the am radio survived 30 years of use with the 4-6ohm tv speaker I had installed so I set off to find a replacement speaker only to find the big challenge so many others have encountered before me..

so I can't help with the mounting portion of your quest.. and good luck finding those parts, I'm sure they're some of the first items picked when someone in the know finds them.. but Greg at S & M Electro-Tech is a good start for locating the proper speaker..

good luck!
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #31
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you might find what you're looking for here http://www.turnswitch.com/speakers.htm poc Greg...
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:29 AM   #33
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Re: dash speaker 1964-1966 - mounting tips?

Mike at Neal's speaker service reconed an original 65 plate for me..

picture of one in upper left corner of home page..

http://www.nealspeakerservice.com

seems he said it's very rare, like a couple years of chevy trucks and corvair or something..

anyways, week turnaround and $50 did it for me..

just need time to swap the 10ohm 6x9 out of the dash for the proper plate..

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