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Re: 77-80 B Speakers

To: Zach Parrish <>
Subject: Re: 77-80 B Speakers
From: Jason Sawyer <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 17:41:05 -0700
I don't have any speaker grills in my door panels, and I really don't care about
originality (I think that the door panels are reproductions anyway) I'd at 
least like
5.25" speakers. Has anyone had any experience? What about mounting them 
somewhere else?
My B has no radio or speakers, and the local Warehouse Electronics said that 
they would
have to do "something custom" (read: wallet smashing). Anyway, if someone is 
going to
do something custom to my B, it's going to be me! I'd like to hear something 
the Monza exhaust....


Zach Parrish wrote:

> I recently replaced the speakers on my 79 B and had a few problems.  First of 
>all I
> believe the size is 4 or 4.5 inches.  The problem came with finding a 
> speaker that would fit in the door.  It's not a question of how much space 
>there is
> between the door panel and the door, but rather between the door panel and the
> window mechanism, which is about 2 inches.  There are plenty of mid-range 
> that would work, but they won't give you as good a sound.  The trick is in the
> grill.  Find a grill that sits out a bit from the door panel and gives you 
> room to put in a thicker speaker with a bit larger magnet.
>     I also had to put new connections on the wires in the door, but thats easy
> enough to do.  Although I tried, I could not find a way to keep the original 
> in the door, but if you do please tell me.
> Zach Parrish

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