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

I didn't think about the head rests, Thats intriguing. 

Re: Passenger side Bulkhead. All its takes is 3-4 screws and I can 
pull the assembly out. Planned it that way from the start.


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "timnagin" <timnagin@...> wrote:
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> Greg
> -----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 
> got a nice aluminum bulkhead there and in some places it 
> blocks the rear speakers. I'm almost at a loss on the rear 
> 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.
> -Gary
> --- 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 
> those
> > kickers pieces your car won't be screen accurate. ;)
> > 
> > No disrespect intended towards DMCGG but I saw these at DCS.  
> panel
> > pieces like this are so very easy to make if you can work with 
> resin.
> > 
> > 
> > >I suggest you don't bother with the rear speakers. You won't 
> a
> > >decent oblong speaker no matter how much money you spend, and 
> > >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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