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1968 speaker assy - kick panel

Any suggestions for good speaker assy front kick panels for a '68 GT390 coupe? Or is it a "no go" for this classic car?
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I'm not familiar with GTs but I would think they would not be that different from the other models (regarding kick panels).

I believe the kick panels on 68s are the same for coupes and fastbacks but convertibles take different ones.

I think just about most places like CJ, NPD, etc have kick panels available that already have built-in speakers or at least openings for them.

http://www.cjponyparts.com/SPEAKER-K...-1968/p/SPK16/


I know I saw speaker kick panels on ebay too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-...Q5fAccessories

I cannot attest to the quality of any of these items above or below.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

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I have kick panel speakers in my 68 vert. Got the ones with speakers from MU. If you get kick panels without speakers and add your own be carefull. Most good speakers are too deep and therefore need front mount with added protrusion. Even the low speaker gets in the way of windshield washer foot pump and the headliht dimmer foot switch. If you have a manual tranny it can get really busy by the kick panel speaker.

My 68 is auto tranny, love the sound from the kick panel speakers. Plan to add a small subwoofer in the trunk in the near future.

If I had lots of money I would have done the 68 Couger type kick panel speakers.

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There is no difference between the kick panels of a 390 vs. any other Mustang. The advantage of the kicks is no cutting or drilling of the car is needed. The disadvantage is they take up some foot room, and can block the washer pump in 67-68 cars.

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I just put mine in my 68, they are the same for coupe, FB, and vert. Got them from CJ's. Great fit, and easy. They are just plastic... and... you don't have to do anything to your originals. They do take up a little foot room... but not enough to make it prohibitive.


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I just put mine in my 68, they are the same for coupe, FB, and vert.
No they aren't. Verts are different.

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I apologize. Coupes and fastbacks.


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No they aren't. Verts are different.
The concept is same for verts. They are much more useful/necessary on a vert because they (we) don't have the option of decent speakers on the package shelf (coupe) or the fold down panel on a fastback.

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No they aren't. Verts are different.
Now if he was talking about 71-73, that would be correct, they were all the same.

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On a FB which way would you guys go? Speakers in the kick panels, rear somewhere or maybe both locations?

I want to overcome the exhaust (loud) and road noise but I don't want to have to put in an audiophile system, LOL. Two speakers I would think is fine but I have yet to drive my car because its not ready yet.

For me, I was thinking kick panels only. I just want to be able to enjoy SOME music. Since, tweeters are more directional I thought it would be better closer to me but its not pointing up. In the rear, I figure they're farther away so...

If you could only use 2 speakers, is it really six of one or half a dozen of the other?

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