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post #1 of 9 Old 10-24-2014, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Speakers under the backseat? Good idea?

My '78 CJ5 has minimal room under the backseat for mounting speakers but I am considering raising it slighty to make room for dual 6x9's. Has anyone here ever done anything of the sort or have a better idea?

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-24-2014, 06:24 PM
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You'll never hear'em under the seat.
I put some 5X7 water-proof boat speakers in the back corners of my "7".
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-24-2014, 06:33 PM
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I mounted 6x9's under the rear seat of a CJ7 that I had back in the 90's. Built a plywood box to put them in. I used square perforated steel tubing and longer bolts to raise the seat. That CJ is long gone now, but thinking back on it, I would not do that again, those long bolts and square tubes made for a serious weak point in case of an accident. Plus raising the rear seat passengers up putting them at additional risk in a rollover. It did sound good though.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-25-2014, 01:13 AM
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I have 6x9's under my rear seat. I built a fiberglass box. Sounds great. I have a 400w amp pushing them and I can hear them perfect topless and on the highway. Also is great security to have them there out of sight and very challenging to steal.
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-25-2014, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to go with some Wakeboard speakers for now to mount to the roll bar. As soon as I get them installed I'll upload some pics and maybe a video if I got the time. Thank you all for your input!
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-15-2014, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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I got the speakers installed and they sound amazing and look great! I'll post a pic as soon as I get a chance.
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post #7 of 9 Old 11-15-2014, 03:53 PM
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i built a pair of simple plywood boxes with cupholders that sits in the dead space on the fenderwell in the A of the roll bar, a little bit of work, but theyre awesome
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-15-2014, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Nice! you should post a pic. Did you keep your plans on paper for the boxes?
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-15-2014, 04:35 PM
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i dont have a pic, but when i get back to the garage (travel for work for the next month) i will snap one and post it. i pretty much worked as i went, no plans besides a napkin style sketch. used a miter saw and a table saw and kept the angles all to 90 and 45 to make it simple. glue and coarse wood screws to cinch it together. a hole saw to punch the cupholders and used thick plastic sheeting from a cheap kids snow sled to form the circular part. used brads to secure the circle cut out to the plastic and brads again on the top to secure the plastic to the box. again, with wood glue to try and keep it airtight. covered the whole thing in the lowest pile black carpet i could find. it sounds great with the 6x9s and doesnt take up any useful space.
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