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Old 03-05-2004, 02:57 PM
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Kick Panel Speaker Install

I wanted to put some 4" alpines in my kick panels. I was going to raise the kickpanel (with fiberglass) and mount the speakers out without having to cut the metal. I wanted to do this is because in my truck a 1970 C10 there are air vents that are at the top of the kick panel right below the dash. Drives side is operated with a handle the passenger is directly linked to my ac. I was worried with that being open there was a possibility of getting the speakers wet. I would be so pissed if a 115 set of speakers was ruined stupidly.

So my question is what all options do i have? DOor panels are out of the question. THe raised will not work because my parking brake lever is about 3 1/2 inches from the kickpanel. The mounting depth is 4" i also figured another 1 1/2 inches give or take for the grill, fiberglass, and upholstery. Does anyone have a creative suggestion or alternative mounting place. I am putting 6x9's in the rear cab corners just below the level of the back glass. I would like a nice stero sound, not two-way. Thanks for any help in advance!!

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Re: Kick Panel Speaker Install

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I wanted to put some 4" alpines in my kick panels. I was going to raise the kickpanel (with fiberglass) and mount the speakers out without having to cut the metal. I wanted to do this is because in my truck a 1970 C10 there are air vents that are at the top of the kick panel right below the dash. Drives side is operated with a handle the passenger is directly linked to my ac. I was worried with that being open there was a possibility of getting the speakers wet. I would be so pissed if a 115 set of speakers was ruined stupidly.

So my question is what all options do i have? DOor panels are out of the question. THe raised will not work because my parking brake lever is about 3 1/2 inches from the kickpanel. The mounting depth is 4" i also figured another 1 1/2 inches give or take for the grill, fiberglass, and upholstery. Does anyone have a creative suggestion or alternative mounting place. I am putting 6x9's in the rear cab corners just below the level of the back glass. I would like a nice stero sound, not two-way. Thanks for any help in advance!!
I few people in the audio world have been putting the mids and tweeters in the A pilliars.

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Here are a couple of photos of some fiberglass kick panels I made for a 1936 Pontiac. I also adapted a GM foot emergency brake to the car and formed the panel around it. If you can't so something like this and you don't want to put them in the doors, I'm out of ideas.

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Re: Kick Panel Speaker Install

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I wanted to put some 4" alpines in my kick panels. I was going to raise the kickpanel (with fiberglass) and mount the speakers out without having to cut the metal. I wanted to do this is because in my truck a 1970 C10 there are air vents that are at the top of the kick panel right below the dash. Drives side is operated with a handle the passenger is directly linked to my ac. I was worried with that being open there was a possibility of getting the speakers wet. I would be so pissed if a 115 set of speakers was ruined stupidly.

So my question is what all options do i have? DOor panels are out of the question. THe raised will not work because my parking brake lever is about 3 1/2 inches from the kickpanel. The mounting depth is 4" i also figured another 1 1/2 inches give or take for the grill, fiberglass, and upholstery. Does anyone have a creative suggestion or alternative mounting place. I am putting 6x9's in the rear cab corners just below the level of the back glass. I would like a nice stero sound, not two-way. Thanks for any help in advance!!
You can also remove the brake lever and install a 12 volt actuator to operate the brake via switch.
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