RE: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?
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RE: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?

I am not sure how much of the dash you will be taking apart, but you can put
the holes back in there if you wish.

Upholstery shops, and some of the really good car stereo shops, have the
tool to do this.  It looks like a paddle with empty .22 caliber shells
attached with the open end facing out. They have these in different sizes
and patterns, but I believe the pattern in unique for the De Lorean.

All you do is lay the paddle where you want it, with the open bullet ends on
the material, and whack it a few times with a hammer.

It would seem you are pretty limited on where you can put the rear speakers.
One idea that comes to mind is mounted in the back of the head rest pointing
at your back wall.  The Fiero had these in the head rests point at the
driver, but behind would keep them out of sight and you should be able to
hear them.

After seeing you guys build these cars I wondered if the wall on the
passenger side was made so it could be easily removed.  I would want to get
in the fuse box area without spending a day taking everything apart.


-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Gary Weaver II
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 12:23 PM
To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?

You certainly got me there Greg :)

I fully plan to make my own Kick Panel housings. I almost HAVE TO 
since my recovered dash does not have speaker holes in the leather.

The rear speakers are more interesting since as you pointed out I've 
got a nice aluminum bulkhead there and in some places it completely 
blocks the rear speakers. I'm almost at a loss on the rear speakers. 
I guess I just need to experiment with it a bit.

As for my head unit, the 715DVD and 815DVD are the Kenwood models 
from a year or two ago. That's probably why you couldn't look them 
up. I'm going with an older refurbished one. Since my car is not a 
daily driver, I'm trying to be a little economical :)

Not to worry, this is only one of the sound systems in the car. 
Interior and Exterior sounds will be in there as well.


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> >>  Also, can I just use kickers (ala DMC Garden Grove) in place 
of the
> >>  dash speakers?
> >
> >Absolutely, in fact I'd recommend it.
> Ah, now I understand what Gary was referring to.  When I 
read "kicker" I
> thought he was referring to the Kicker brand.  Gary, if you use 
> kickers pieces your car won't be screen accurate. ;)
> No disrespect intended towards DMCGG but I saw these at DCS.  Kick 
> pieces like this are so very easy to make if you can work with 
> >I suggest you don't bother with the rear speakers. You won't find 
> >decent oblong speaker no matter how much money you spend, and I've
> >heard they're a pain to get to
> He probably won't be using those anyway since it is a conversion 
car.  What
> would be really neat would be to hide some really nice outdoor 
speakers on
> the outside of the car if you intend to play theme music.  Some 
people have
> done similar things as you know.
> Greg

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