Anybody try mounting speakers like this?

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  1. jg09

    jg09 Jon G.

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    I want to install a sound system in my Maverick but I want the speakers to be fairly hidden. The rear speakers will be easy (I just read the tech article on the hidden rear speaker bit. It's brilliantly simple) but the fronts I'm not so sure about. I really like how they're done in the Ferrari Dino (highlighted below)

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    I'm thinking I would like to do something similar with some 4" rounds in the area I circled in this picture

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    Has anyone mounted speakers in the door here? Will it interfere with the window operation?
     
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    jg09 Jon G.

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    Also, while I'm here asking audio questions, I have a 500w (250x2) amp and a 10" sony subwoofer. If I wanted to hook the combo up, what would you guys recommend I do about my alternator? It's a refurbished motorcraft, but I'd hate to drain the battery with the entire system hooked up, or fry the alternator. thoughts?
     
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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Why wreck good door panels, just mount them in the kick panels, Mavericks will never sound as good as modern cars do, unless you spend the time to insulate them well, and tighten up all the trim.
     
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    i agree thats what i done ( mounted them in kick panel)... and those ginger door panels u prolly wont find in good condition anywhere so u better treat them nice :D
     
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    That will ruin the door panels.
     
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    I don't think you would have enough room in that panel with the window mech anyway.

    There is a spot in the kicks that speakers will go right in. It is built into the metal panel behind the plastic. Maybe some low-key speaker grille over it.

    Another idea might be to mount a pair of tweeters in the area at the top of the dash where a single dash speaker would go. There are units pre-made to put tweeters there, also.

    I did this .... probably overkill and it was a pain fitting the defrost duct back in .... (but I already had the speakers ... total free-bee)
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    Not to mention that the window crank will likely rub on any grill on the face.. The kick panels are a place to look at. I have also seen someone had a box in the center area and it had some in it that faced towards the side like the kick panels, not straight out.
     
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    I saw someone mention something about a 5 speaker setup around here but couldn't seem to find much about it. It was two 6x9s in the rear deck, two 4" rounds in the the kick panels, and a center in the dash, I believe (can't remember if it was a dual voice coil or not). Does anyone know anything about wiring something like that up? It sounds like it could sound pretty good if done up properly.
     
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    I have 6*9's in rear deck, 4.5 in kick panels and 1" tweeters in my frt package tray mounted just to inside of AC vents. The kick panel spk's came w/ removal tweeters; removing the tweeters on this particular brand required lots of wire routing. I like the result frm detaching tweeters frm their nesting spot in the center of the kick panel 4.5 spk's. I wanted to put the tweeters higher but cud,nt figure out how to put them where they wud'nt be noticeable and hide the wire.
    I have some sound insulation but think the improvement wud be noticeable w/o the insulation. There are pic (of tweeter location ) in my gallery in the stero upgrade section.
     
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    kick panel is the best place. see if you can pick up a set with speaker grill built in.
     

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    No room in the middle of the door, the window regulator is right there. I have 6x9s in the lower front corners of the doors. If you do a search...
     
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    I would say if you have the earlier mavs with the dash tray w/ no glove box then and you don't mind no AC then you can probably set up a small speaker in the AC vents
     
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    Whoops just realized old thread
     

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