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Old 04-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

I'm looking to mount a center speaker under the dash in the factor location. My main question is whether i need some sort of speaker mounting bracket since my truck orginally did not come with a radio.

I have purchased a reproduction radio and reproduction speaker that supposedly will fit in the factor mounting location, but I'm struggling to see how I attach the speaker.

Any help would be most appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

I believe there are 4 holes in the dash, two on each side of the speaker hole. Two on the window side, two on the dash side.

I'm not sure about the length, diameter or thread of the bolts tho'.

Hey, yer in luck, I checked my notes and found this thread here... it's a start:

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If ya need some kick panels...

Home-Made Speaker Kick Panels by Frizzle Fry


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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

Here are a few pages from the 1960 Chevy Accessory Installation Manual that may prove helpful:





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Here are a few pages from the 1960 Chevy Accessory Installation Manual that may prove helpful:





Thanks for these pictures, they are quite helpful. I don't think i have that speaker mounting bracket (nor the radio tab, but that can be easily made). I wonder if this is not in my truck since it was radio delete model to begin with??

Any one know of sources for the speaker bracket. I've searched several of the popular online parts suppliers but to no avail.

Thanks again for the help
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

Any sources for the in dash speaker bracket? I've checked quite a few online catalogs and can't seem to find one.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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You will probably have to buy one used.

Happy searching!

searching tips, for used chevy truck parts

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NOTE: 09/08/2013 the link above has been edited to the current URL for the article... the 'quoted' ones down below do not work anymore.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

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You will probably have to buy one used.

Happy searching.

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Wow, thanks for the link to the awesome write-up. I just skimmed through it and it appears to cover just about every source for finding used parts!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #8
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

In my 65, I mounted 2 4" speakers to a board then mounted that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

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You will probably have to buy one used.

Happy searching.

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This is an excellent article and guide. Thanks for the link, I had not seen it before.
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Re: In dash speaker installation on '66 GMC

I did the same thing as 61_FL_Apache and it works great.
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