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jet4rs

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Good morning gang,
Want to put speakers in the dash pad opening where speakers are suppose to go. My concern is how do the speaker covers come out? I don't want to distroy them. :r Will I have to take the pad out? I am also hoping that there will be speaker wires waiting for me when I gain access.
It doen't seem as though the shop manual tells me. I can find instructions on how to take the dash pad out but that is as far as it goes. :confused

Thanks, :cool
Have a great day
Bob w/jet4rs
 
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tom_85_vet

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Bob
Are you talking about the two slots on either side of the dash (usally w/a slight blue color)? I did not know that they are used for speakers. I had thought the door and rear hatch area are the only spots.
 
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jet4rs

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Tom,
Yes those are the areas that I am talking about. Are you telling me that there is/was no option to have speakers in those slots? Why did they put them there?
I don't have a bose system and the door speaker sound is all sucked up by the carpet. The dash pad would be a great place to get some reflective sound. Sure looks like a speaker cavity.

Bob
 

chevyaddict

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Messages
894
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Tucson, AZ USA
Corvette
1990 Convertible
Hi Bob,
I know our 84 had speakers there and my hubby put some new aftermarket ones in. I will talk to him tonight and have him post what and how he did it. :D
 
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c4ever

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Bob,
On my 85 they are dummy areas but I would think you can place speakers in this location. It sure looks like they had that in mind. I do not know off hand how to remove the covers.

Carlo
 

Ken

Gone but not forgotten
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Messages
8,236
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Hermosa Beach, CA
Corvette
1987 Z51 Silver Coupe
They aren't hard to remove; they're pre-cut to shape so all you have to do is cut the rest of the way through the plastic if you want to remove them. I installed a tweeter in each of my openings (In the dash that is! :L) simply cutting a small hole to accomodate them. ;)

_ken :w
 
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Eagle85C4

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My 85 has speakers in the dash as well as the doors and rear. To get to the dash speakers ...remove the dash pad , the covers are bolted in from underneath....hope this helps...
 
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jet4rs

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Thanks all for the response. I'll be waiting Chevy (for your hubbies response). Eagle, they could have made it a little easier by leaving the bolts from underneath out. It will be fun to see if there are wires there if it was an option or just a provision.

Thanks again.

Just loaded some pics of the jet into the members gallery for those that might be interested.

Be talking with you :TALK
Bob w/jet4rs
 

vigman

Motor head!!!!
Joined
Feb 13, 2001
Messages
3,471
Location
Valencia, CA,USA
Corvette
88 Convert ( SOLD ) /1973 coupe 4 speed/1964 Vert!
What I did

Put in 4X6 speakers

( Yes remove the dash top )

I had to remove the OLD blanks..... but I had some PRE cutout spares ( from my 84 OLD dash) & re covered them .In addition I used a blocking CAP to remove low end... since a 4X6 will not reproduce low end worth a $hit....

So there my MID & Tweet's

No STOCK wires there..... had to run my own!


Vig!
 

CorvetteArchives

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Messages
547
Location
Carbon County, PA
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1984 Z51 Silver/Gray & as Much SS & CFibre we find
Hi,
The reason the space is there is 4 the NON bose cars that had speakers there instead of the doors.
We have some pics of the dash pad underside and instructions at our website Under "Customised" then "CBRadio"
 
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Shadowing1985v

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yeah i have kind of a problem with that too

since i bought my 85 only one dash speaker works

that or the side panel,, i can't remember sigh,, all i know is i cant' find the wire leads for it



but 85's do have speakers on teh dash,, i dont know why yours doesn't,, "to the guy that said his 85 doens't"
 

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