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Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue #2679929
07/21/19 11:27 PM
07/21/19 11:27 PM
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Fitz73Chrgr Offline OP
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I'm trying to install these speakers in my '70 Charger:

https://www.classicindustries.com/product/1969/plymouth/roadrunner/parts/mb2099.html

The issue I'm having is that the heater control bracket, where the top cable mounts, is hitting the left speaker magnet. I don't see a solution other than cutting the heater control bracket, which I don't want to do. Has anyone ran into this before?

Last edited by Fitz73Chrgr; 07/21/19 11:28 PM.

'73 Charger - project // '70 Charger - driver
Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: Fitz73Chrgr] #2680005
07/22/19 08:47 AM
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The magnets are bigger than the factory ones..on my cuda, I had to modify the metal dash to fit..a dremel or a carbide bit helped.

Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: AARCONV] #2680038
07/22/19 10:29 AM
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I am going with 3.5" and it is still very tight but I think they will fit. My adapter plate has the speakers a little closer together. Would spacing them farther away from the top of the dash help? There is a bit more room between the magnet and the speaker.

Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: challenger70] #2680047
07/22/19 11:00 AM
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A lot of my radio customers use this set up that fits the factory 4x10 location from turnswitch because the magnets are smaller .

Greg

speaker-1.jpg

gregward@mchsi.com phone 256-852-0955
Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: Fitz73Chrgr] #2680098
07/22/19 01:32 PM
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If you are using the factory bracket look at it closely, it is not symmetrical. Try turning it around. Or make your own bracket that will move the speakers slightly forward.

Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: NANKET] #2680120
07/22/19 02:44 PM
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Ran into same issue on my 1970 Sport Satellite AC car (the control is even more into the speaker area) . . . did not put front speakers in, just the 6x9s in the package tray . . . and a bazooka tube subwoofer in the trunk

Re: Installing 2 4" dash speakers, clearance issue [Re: Fitz73Chrgr] #2680296
07/23/19 12:44 AM
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Thanks for the answers, all. I think I've got some ideas now, hopefully I can get this to work.


'73 Charger - project // '70 Charger - driver

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