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« on: February 24, 2007, 03:56:25 PM »

I'm restoring a 69 SS coupe, though it's still in the body shop I'm doing my homework now so it gets back together correctly.  This is a non-A/C car.  My question is, how were the front and rear speakers (especially the fronts) for a stereo radio placed in the kick panel if they were at all.  and the rear defogger grill .  Was a rear defogger a dealer or factory option?
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 04:50:50 PM »

A 69 built with a factory stereo will have 4 speakers; one in eack kick panel and two mounted on the package shelf. The front speaker mounting is depicted on page A3 section U79 of the Assembly Instruction Manual [AIM].

A rear defogger was a factory or dealer-installed option; GMPD sold a kit for dealers to install. The mounting of the switch can be found in the AIM on page A1 section C50. Fisher Body must have installed the wiring, unit and grille as that is not in the AIM.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 01:50:52 PM »

Thanks  but I've checked on that page in the assembly book.  My car is missing the kick panels so I have nothing to compare to.   Looking at the replacements, a car without A/C has kick panel vent grills and controll cables for air to the floor or dash.  It's doesn't appear that speakers would fit along with those grills.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 03:36:13 PM »

Speakers go between the air vent and the front edge of the door opening.  There is a rectangular opening in the substructure of the car that the speaker magnets fit into.  You have to get the speakers installed in exactly the right location or they won't fit.  If you remove the kick panel you can measure from the edge of the door opening and up from the floor to the center of the rectangular opening to establish a centerline for the speakers.  From there you can make a template from the speaker cover to locate it correctly.

You will have to use an OEM style speaker in this location as there isn't much room for a large magnet in that rectangular opening behind the kickpanel. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 06:32:03 AM »

Thanks!!! You guys are a wealth of knowlege.
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