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Old 09-01-2019, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm new here and I had some questions about where I should be mounting front speakers in my HB.

It didn't come with front speakers from the factory. I want to add them, but I don't see where they're supposed to go on the door panel. Would I need to cut a hole in the panel? Are they supposed to go behind that grill in the door? It looks like they are wired to accept speakers because there is a wire harness leading from the cab to the door and I don't have power windows, locks, etc anything else that would warrant that harness being there.

Also, what size are the front speakers? Any recommendations? Thanks!

Here are a couple pics of my door panel:




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You can fit a 6.5” with a depth of 2 1/16” or less mounted directly to the door. If you pull off the door panel you will see the round hole at the front of the door on the bottom half. From the factory, trucks equipped with speakers have a grill in the door panel with the speaker mounted to the door. Often, when installing aftermarket speakers guys will mount the speaker over the door panel.

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You can fit a 6.5 with a depth of 2 1/16 or less mounted directly to the door. If you pull off the door panel you will see the round hole at the front of the door on the bottom half. From the factory, trucks equipped with speakers have a grill in the door panel with the speaker mounted to the door. Often, when installing aftermarket speakers guys will mount the speaker over the door panel.

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Thanks! I'm gonna see if I can't find some of those door panels that already have the holes in them at a junkyard. Appreciate it!
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Thanks! I'm gonna see if I can't find some of those door panels that already have the holes in them at a junkyard. Appreciate it!
Good luck finding good panels at a junkyard.
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If you click on the picture on imgur, then on the right side select huge thumbnail, then select the BB code you can paste the pics on the forum.

2 options
1. cut holes in the door panels to mount the speakers
2. find door panels that have speakers already

This will give you an idea where the speakers are...



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Dvdswan, are these old pics of a dashboard swap? looks like a wire factory exploded!
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Its an old picture but its from my engine swap. I ripped out the engine harness to fit the new harness through the firewall.

I already have a round dash since its a 96.
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Skerd, no. Procrastinating, yes.
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dvdswan... thanks, I couldn't figure out how to make them big like that. Noted for next time.

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Good luck finding good panels at a junkyard.
Took a trip to the junkyard. Wishful thinking I guess. Felt bad for those old trucks. Gonna be cutting holes in my panels. I found a set of oem speaker grills on ebay so I'll be able to make it look somewhat decent. Thanks for the help all.
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