Bare with me I need to vent. I call Retrosound a few weeks ago and spoke with a very lovely lady on the phone. Very helpful. Told her what I was doing with my 66 convertible and she set me up with a system. Radio with Bluetooth, USB, dual voice front speaker, kick panel speakers and amp.
I got the kick panels specifically for the convertible along with the upgraded speakers and sound deadening. Well, the kick panels don't fit. The speaker enclosure is too far back and the panel won't slip past the fresh air vent. So I called customer support and they seemed confused as to why they didn't fit. That's ok but I told him I'd like to return the kick panels and keep the speakers. Can't do that since I bought them as a kit. Soooo, I order the same speakers, they are on their way, and packed up the other stuff to go back.
Called NPD and spoke to them about their kick panels, was told they fit fine. I got them and they fit really well. Just slight trimming on the top. Only issue I have now is the speaker opening is too small for the Retrosound speakers. The ones I order also have to go back.
So now I have to find a speaker that fits the NPD panels. I know, I should have ordered them with speakers. Can't send them back since I trimmed them. I went to a local, very good, car audio place and they ordered Hertz DCX 170.3's. Nice speakers but when I got home and looked at the specs, they are also too big. I brought my kick panel with me to the store and they still ordered speaker too big
At this point I see two options. I can keep my Retrosound speakers and order a surface mounted enclosure and mount them to my original panels and eat the cost of the NPD panels ($60). Or, does anyone know what speaker will fit into an NPD kick panel for a 1966 convertible?