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schoeassoc

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Can speakers fit in both kick panels of a 1979 ? If so what size? I'm looking to replace stereo with a modern day radio/cd player and all front, rear and hopefully kick panel speakers. I hate to cut center gauge console but the replacement radios aren't very powerful. Anyone with any input would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks Bill
 

ChuckG

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68 and 69 Corvettes used speakers in the kick panels, not under the dash. The original speakers were long and skinny, about 4 x 10 inches as I recall. They're still available through most of the catalogs. Not familiar with your year kick panels, but MAYBE they could be modified, or you may be able to adapt 68-69 style kick panels. Chuck
 

Wamp

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I put 4 x 6 in the kick panels, went with boston three ways, from local stereo shop, sound good with the rear speaker box on a new stereo and 6 disc cd player.

wamp
 
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Corvette Craig

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Speakers

I wanted a new system also, but I hated those speakers in the dash (I didn't like having one speaker right at my face) so I knew I had to go down.
I put in a set of 4" dia. speakers in the kick panels of my 81.
Just cut a hole and install them, don't be shy.
As for rear speakers, I also built a box for the back with cut outs for the wheel wells, carpeted it after adding 2: 6x9's, and a set of tweeters. Looks factory installed.
All this and I knew it was time for a new reciever, and like you I didn't want to cut the console. First I went with a cassette player that had knobs. It was a waste of money. A year later I went out and got a CD player/Reciever. Now I have the sound I wanted.
Cut the console and get yourself a good system, you won't be sorry.
Ya gotta have tunes.:_rock
 

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