Seeking info on the ‘73 Mach 1 dashboard stereo speaker

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davidfeldstein

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Hi,

I have a ‘73 Mach 1. Had the optional middle console. On the top of the dash near the intersection of the windshield, there’s the original radio speaker sitting under a perforated speaker opening facing up. Does anyone know what size and type of stereo speaker I can buy to upgrade to something that won’t clip every time I turn it up? The car already has a Pioneer CD player in it with nerve speakers already installed on each door. The previous owner clearly didn’t replace the speaker facing up from the dash. Thanks!
 

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Don't know the size, but it was a single speaker. Probably 5x7, the standard speaker. Many people upgrade to the two speaker stereo version for better sound. Lots of options available in various Mustang catalogs, I'll wager.
 
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I agree with midlife it's like a 5"x7". Here is a link to some available speakers that fit there:
 
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The dash speaker is a 5x7. I went with the Retrosound 507N speaker for the Rickster. I found that the speakers with the lugs on along the sides interfered with the bracket that it attaches to. I did need to add a couple of 1/4" deep spacers so that the face wouldn't touch the perforated plate, but that wasn't a big deal. I am going to find some 1/4" neoprene or similar to place around the perimeter to eliminate any chance for vibration to transfer tot he dash panel before final installation.

I have no idea how it sounds, yet, but once it's all done (and hopefully, that will be very soon) I'll let you know.
 
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