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From: Parker, CO. USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 08-10-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rknap1   Click Here to Email rknap1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone here using aftermarket front kickpanel speakers such as sold thru NPD? If so, maybe you can offer some words if wisdom. I have found that the speakers must be a really shallow mount (like 1 1/2 inches deep) to be able to put the kickpanels back on on my 66 convertible. Anyone with any suggestions as to where they got speakers to fit other than the Pioneer 6 1/2's that are sold by NPD and a bunch of others would be greatly appreciated, Thanks....

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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-10-2002 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most venders will offer the panels with speakers already installed, usually have two choices of output. I have them in my wifes 66 convt. If you happen to have the Vintage Air AC you will have to buy different side vents, the ones that come with the kit will not work with the kick panel speakers.

Mike Golliver
MCA Gold Card Judge-Modifieds
65 Kcode coupe 347 stroker modified 5-speed MCA Retired
66 convertible-3 dueces and a 5-speed with a 289
89 T-Bird Super coupe
01 Mustang GT Convt

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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 08-10-2002 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a pair in a 65 cv. Don't remember who I got them from but the speaker that came with them were crapola. Best bet is to buy the blank panels and go to Best Buy or whatever and get your own. Nice thing about 67/8, there is room to cut out metal and make flush speaker mounts ala Cougar.

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From: Ft. Lauderdale
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 08-10-2002 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PonyDoc   Click Here to Email PonyDoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine from Harris Mustang and they have been in my 64 9/10 conv for about 2+ YEARS. I also put them in my 69 conv at the same time and have had no problems ar all. Kathy Harris suggested the lesser priced ones, as she felt they would do as good a job as the expensive ones, and I have no complaints.

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From: USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 08-11-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the empty panels and spent about $23 on the cheapest 6" speakers BestBuy had. I think they are Pioneer. They fit with no problem. They aren't going to pump window rattling mega-bass, but they are a huge improvement over stock without butchering the car. I like to keep everything easily changed back to original. When you choose your speakers, just open the box and check the depth before shelling out the cash. Charlie

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