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Old 04/13/2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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Radio Speaker Options

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My GT/CS has the original AM radio. I would like keep the original radio as it is. Then get a portable Sirius satellite radio with car docking kit and mount it so its hidden. I will need speakers though. I was wondering if anyone knows if door and rear speakers were an option. If so does anyone have any pictures so I can see what they look like and what I need to get?

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Old 04/13/2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

I don't know about the speaker options but they do make a kick panel speaker setup that just replaces your old panels. Then you can just swap them out if you need the original look. by the way, I have the sirius setup in my '02 GT and i think it is awesome. I haven't listened to the regular radio since Christmas.
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Old 04/13/2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

Thanks for the info. I will look up the kick panels again. I did see them on mustangsunlimited site. I could use those with speakers in the rear and that should sound awesome. The car is so original though I hate to screw it up. I also have to look into painting the sirius antenna white to match the car so it doesn't stand out too much. I know what you mean, I have Sirius in my Jeep and I love it! It would be cool to put it on the 60's channel in the mustang for cruise nights!

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Old 04/13/2004, 11:57 AM   #4
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

Robyn;
The kick panel speakers are made by Custom Auto Sound. I have a pair in my 68 GT. You may have to do a little adjustment to get them to fit exact but, from the company they are very close. If you use a speaker with large magnets (speakers other than furnished with panels) you will need to use a spacer to get them to clear the metal frame. They are pretty simple to install. The spacers can be picked up at just about any Audio/Stereo Shop.

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Old 04/13/2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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Something you might want to try is to located the antena on the package tray as close to the glass as possible. The signal might be strong enough that way. I tried it in my '02 and it worked ok, I eventually located it on the exterior but that was just to maximize the signal strength.
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Old 04/13/2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

So that's what it's called... a package tray!! I have been trying to find the name for that piece LOL. :o

That's a good idea to try the antenna there first, I like that. It doesn't sound like rear spearkers were an option then?
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Old 04/13/2004, 02:38 PM   #7
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

Robyn;
This is the web site address for Custom Auto Sound: www.customautosound.com

They have some pretty neat accessories for the older cars and everything they make fits without having to cut up the car. Hope this helps.

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Old 04/13/2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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I know you can put 6x9 speakers back there but If they were originally installed....I don't know. They also make a custom "package tray" now that houses two speakers and a brake light for safety. you might consider that as well, it is something that can be returned to original quickly if needed.
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Old 04/13/2004, 04:27 PM   #9
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I checked out the site, thanks... they have a great selection! Now all I have to do is make a decision!
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Old 04/14/2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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Robyn,

I am not sure if the C/S came with rear speakers, but if you look from inside the trunk, you can see the 6 x 9 cutouts in the metal below the package tray. I don't think they would cut out the metal, if there wasn't a reason. I put some 6 x 9 speakers in there and it sounds great.

I also put a stereo/cd in the glove box, and bought an RF remote link which carries the remote signal thru a fiber optic link to the radio. This keeps the original working radio in the dash, while giving me today's stereo technology.

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Old 04/20/2004, 07:46 AM   #11
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Re:Radio Speaker Options

There was a dealer installed option for the rear 6x9 speaker kit. You could get one standard speaker which fit in the middle of the package shelf and included a fader button you installed on your radio. There was a deluxe option which included two rear speakers and a fader switch. I have the rear defroster in the middle, so I had to locate both speakers. I found what I was looking for in Nashville, and the 68 speaker grills are available reproduction. I bought NOS grills and mounting kits, and am putting a good set of vintage Jensen speakers underneath them!
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