4X10 dash speaker

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Postby 77 Spyder » Wed May 09, 2007 9:20 pm

Does anyone know what speakers will interchange? I would assume if I want to use the oem bracket, I am going to need a speaker with the square magnet.

I have my dash just about back togther, & realized the speaker coil is open, no impedance, so its shot.

I don't care much about the quaility of sound, But I want something, that will at least sound as good as a new delco should. I supposed most of the originals, are dried up cracked, & are like the one I have?

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Postby zeke » Wed May 09, 2007 9:30 pm

I used 2 four inch drivers, details here
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Postby spencerforhire » Thu May 10, 2007 7:04 am

A nice little bit of fabrication, Zeke! Back in the day(I've been a car audio installer for 30+ years) you could buy an adapter for the 2nd gen Camaro to mount 2 3.5" or 4" speakers in the 4X10 location. The mounting bracket needed to be re-bent to fit the H-body, but it did fit. If you can find an install shop that's been in business for 20 years, they MIGHT have one lying around.
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Postby Monza Madness » Thu May 10, 2007 12:36 pm

Carl, radio shack used to sell direct replacements, there is a place in hemmings auto news that will rebuild your original, if you're looking for hard core restoration. I like Chris's idea, true stereo sound, nice one Zeke.
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Postby starfire383 » Thu May 10, 2007 4:25 pm

Don't mess with 4x10s. All the speaker manufacturers have already discontinued, or are in the process of discontinuing them.
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Postby acstestinc » Thu May 10, 2007 4:56 pm

Isn't the H-body 4 x 10 speaker a round magnet design ?

I installed one just so that you couldn't look through the grill, from the outside, into the back of the dash.

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Postby 77 Spyder » Thu May 10, 2007 5:32 pm

acstestinc wrote:Isn't the H-body 4 x 10 speaker a round magnet design ?

I installed one just so that you couldn't look through the grill, from the outside, into the back of the dash.

Paul


That's basically why I wanted a oem style speaker with the cloth. I don't want to see anything through the dash slots, That & you almost have to have fabric covering it, or the first time something drops in there, it will be dancing on the paper cone forever.

I found a local stereo shop that has a replacement, But I'll have to fab a mount for it.
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Postby heinz057 » Thu May 10, 2007 5:47 pm

boston aqustic makes a short magnet 4x10. i used it in my wagon with little modifcation to the stock bracket. what i did do was get some of the black materal that goes over the speaker so it looks like stock when you look on the dash. i got the black material from under a chair. cut to size and glued it on.
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Postby 75_2+2 » Thu May 10, 2007 5:52 pm

I went ahead and got 2 3" speakers installed in that hole of my car. Had to make a mount to fit. It is ugly from inside the dash, but you can't see it from outside the dash or looking through the windshield.

If you are going to put a piece of cloth over the speakers you could pretty much do anything you want in there and nobody would ever see it.
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