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Unread 05-14-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Dash Speaker Install W/Pics.............

With all the dash speaker talk lately, I thought I would visualize what I finished installing this morning.

First off, I started with folding the windsheild and unbolting the dash with the 11 torx and 8 screws holding everything down. This is by far, the easiest way to get to the speakers IMHO.

My situation required some modification/removal of the metal slats. The stupid mount parts from the old speakers were so mangled up I could not use them.

So here is where I started. Break out the dremel:


Drivers side all cut:



Now, those of you with the origional mount nuts, go to the hardware store and grab yourself a bag of #8-32 nuts. The origional HOLLOW stupid nuts will not be worth reusing IMHO. On the drivers side, You need to use something to prop the dash up. In my case, the drill came in handy:



The pass side, you can just let the dash sit there. It somewhat holds itself up:


The finished product for today. I will be taking it all out and painting the dash down the road:


Of course there is always a helper:



Anyway, I hope this helps out some of those questions. I will also add some specs in the next post...

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Unread 05-14-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Now some specs.

A while back someone asked what the dash specs were for making a custom panel like the CJ style. Well:

Height from bottom to top bend is 9 5/8"
Width edge to edge is 56 3/4"
Depth of top lip from bend to edge is 1 3/4"


Now for those that want to add bigger speakers. Here are some visuals to see just how tight it is back there:


Now on the drivers side, there is less than 1/2" between speaker and edge of tub:


From the pass side of the drivers speaker you can see there is a bit over 1 1/2" of space between the tach and speaker:


And finally, the speakers. I just used some generic ones I picked up at advance auto for $19.99

Feel free to ask more questions. Just finished up so it is fresh in my head.
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Unread 05-14-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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Head unit install tomorrow.........
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What are using for that?
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Niiiiiiice!!!

Looks good.

goes anybody know what speakers you can use for open air bass on the 4x6
of course if you put a sub and system it will get jacked. so to get at least some bass.
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Niiiiiiice!!!

Looks good.

goes anybody know what speakers you can use for open air bass on the 4x6
of course if you put a sub and system it will get jacked. so to get at least some bass.
i built my own box and bolted it to the floor and covered the bolts with a lockable hinge. not totally theft proof but more of a deterent
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Instead of cutting the dash, I just used some rubber grommets to space the speakers far enough way so they wouldn't hit. I went about replacing the speakers the same way you did and found it much easier then trying to stick my hand up under the dash. The only problem I ran into was one of my hinges was seized.
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The only problem I ran into was one of my hinges was seized.
Same here. That is why I replaced my hinges while the jeep was apart this winter. I thought about spacers but was so pissed at the time I felt like being different. I think they look good.
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jeepinmatt: do you have a picture of the box you made

Rusty: how does your speakers sound?
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Rusty: how does your speakers sound?
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Head unit is not in yet. still messing with the stupid wiring mess the PO left. That is tomorrows project.
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Are you putting a grill over the speaker? I would be afraid of getting mud on the speaker...
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Are you putting a grill over the speaker? I would be afraid of getting mud on the speaker...
The speakers came with some cheap metal covers and I am going to cut them to fit the area.
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This was very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post this Rusty!
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Small update. Head unit finally in and troubleshooted. Stupid diagram reversed the wires. It is a cheap sony unit I had in HS if you belive it. 12 years old now LOL. Works like a champ, no skipping at all on city streets.

For those that ask, the dash bezel has always been busted like that. I also removed the stupid ashtray. Gotta make room for A switch pannel LOL





As for the cheap pyle speakers I bought at advance auto. WOW are they nice. 0 sound issues even at mazed out volume.


Hope this writeup helps some just a bit. At least with the getting into the dash part.

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Awesome! I will definitely use this for when I (still) need to get the old stock speakers out!
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