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Greg,

 

great job of your transition - I like the way how natural the whole thing integrates in your interior ::thumb::

 

The usb-hub-case looks like it was a dealer-option from the past - great!

 

Tim

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Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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Greg,

 

great job of your transition - I like the way how natural the whole thing integrates in your interior ::thumb::

 

The usb-hub-case looks like it was a dealer-option from the past - great!

 

Tim

 

Many thanks Tim, yes, it all comes together well.

 

Greg.:)

:whistling: LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED

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Thanks for the review. I just picked up my Mustang Radio I got the system 1 speaker package to go along with it. Sounds great!

 

What radio did you go with?

 

I'm definitely getting this! Do you have to get any kind of after market wire harness to plug into the old radios harness or do you have to rewire everything? Also, how much extra is it for the Bluetooth option? Thanks

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Wow.....great thread! I am ready to do an install...........when I have my car!

Good deal~ next how bout rear speakers? Mine for being a vert is as ,,,,Marine quality by JBL
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Wow.....great thread! I am ready to do an install...........when I have my car!

Good deal~ next how bout rear speakers? Mine for being a vert is as ,,,,Marine quality by JBL

 

Hi Mikke,

 

Thanks for that!

 

I am not sure what you are talking about when you mention the rear speakers for your convertible though. I'm not sure what you are getting at there sorry.:chin:

 

Greg.:)

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Greg

Did you need this bracket when you did your install. Will be doing my install soon and want the make sure I have everything. I will need to dig one of these up if I need it. Also, I was going to order the antenna you got from Don. Does that just plug into the back of the unit. Any other thing I need to know about.

Thank,

Jim

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Did you need this bracket when you did your install. Will be doing my install soon and want the make sure I have everything. I will need to dig one of these up if I need it. Also, I was going to order the antenna you got from Don. Does that just plug into the back of the unit. Any other thing I need to know about.

Thank,

Jim

 

Hi Jim,

 

I'm not 100% sure, but the best i can recall, the new unit had it's own mounting bracket that the installer and myself made use of.

 

Also, as i recall, the antenna plug went into the back of the Auto Sound unit OK. My apologies if i am proved wrong here to both your questions.

 

Any other things? - not really - if your doing a DIY install, just read carefully and follow all the instructions well and you should be OK.

 

Greg.:)

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Greg

Did you need this bracket when you did your install. Will be doing my install soon and want the make sure I have everything. I will need to dig one of these up if I need it. Also, I was going to order the antenna you got from Don. Does that just plug into the back of the unit. Any other thing I need to know about.

Thank,

Jim

 

Hi Jim,

 

I'm not 100% sure, but the best i can recall, the new unit had it's own mounting bracket that the installer and myself made use of.

 

Also, as i recall, the antenna plug went into the back of the Auto Sound unit OK. My apologies if i am proved wrong here to both your questions.

 

Any other things? - not really - if your doing a DIY install, just read carefully and follow all the instructions well and you should be OK.

 

Greg.:)

Thanks Greg

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Greg

I'm starting to install the speakers you recommended and I remember you said that you had to cut out some of the door speaker hole. I was playing around with it and I'm not sure where to cut? Also there's the spacer in the picture and I don't know if you used it or not. Can you give me some input on how you cut the hole and whether you use this spacer not.

Thanks Jim

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Hi Jim,

 

OK - First up, you won't need or be using the spacers at all. Simply, the Polk speakers can be mounted straight onto the inner door skins. You can mount the speakers either behind the sheet metal door skins, or sitting on top of them. You will find the existing door hole speaker cut outs are a little too small to fit the speakers. Carefully mark out with a marker pen, how much excess you want to remove from the inner door skin panel and using a jig saw with a metal cutting blade, cut the correct amount of metal out. Be careful not to cut out or remove too much metal here. It should be carried out accurately.

 

Once you are satisfied that you have trimmed out all the metal you want to, then pencil brush or spray paint some paint around the cut out edges, so the steel won't rust up later on. Next, mark out where the four mounting speaker holes will end up going,drill out the holes,and then using nuts and bolts and washers, secure the speakers tightly to the inner door shells. You can also use little rubber washers or the like, to help stop any speaker vibration or rattle that might occur later on.

 

That's basically it, or that's the way i went about installing the two Polk brand front speakers in my '73 Mach 1. Hope that helps Jim.

 

Greg.:)

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Thanks Greg

so basically your saying that the cutting was done to open the hole for sound. I mean you didn't cut the hole so that the speaker would slip in or cut out that recessing part that goes around the perimeter of the cutout so that the speaker fits more flush from the inside. If I understand I can basically bolted up to the back and dont have to cut anything off at all is that correct? If you look at my pictures you can see that the metal around the cutout is recessed in so that the speaker can sit in someone placed on the outside of the door. I was worried that if I try to mount it on the inside with this recess still there the speaker would sit farther back in the door and possibly hit the glass.

Jim

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Thanks Greg

so basically your saying that the cutting was done to open the hole for sound. I mean you didn't cut the hole so that the speaker would slip in or cut out that recessing part that goes around the perimeter of the cutout so that the speaker fits more flush from the inside. If I understand I can basically bolted up to the back and dont have to cut anything off at all is that correct? If you look at my pictures you can see that the metal around the cutout is recessed in so that the speaker can sit in someone placed on the outside of the door. I was worried that if I try to mount it on the inside with this recess still there the speaker would sit farther back in the door and possibly hit the glass.

Jim

 

No Jim, not cut out for sound so much, but cut out so the speaker can be placed into the cut out cavity from the outside when mounted on. Sorry i did not take pics of my setup when i did the install. I should have. As i recall, i mounted my speakers sitting onto the door skin, not sitting behind the door skin. I do not want to remove my door cards and see what i have done there exactly at this stage. When mounting the speakers, you may be confronted with an uneven door skin metal surface. If so, use some kind of a packing material to compensate for the unevenness of the metal skin. (MAYBE EXTRA NUTS ON THE THREADS, or something like that)

 

See what you can make of that then.

 

Greg.:)

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