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Old 08-24-2019, 12:07 PM   #11
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No luck - the dimmer switch is already up against the speaker bezel, I will either have to relocate the switch or get speakers that fit correctly. I would rather have a speaker set that fit into the kick panel location that did NOT protrude beyond the face of the panel. Does anyone know of a set that has those characteristics?

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How is that helpful or relevant? Are you happy that my dimmer switch is blocked, happy with the responses, or just increasing your post count? I am confused...
Sorry... you're right it wasn't helpful for you, unless it caused you to think a little? I just thought with a little thought you could figure out how that had to work... but Bruce explained it well for you.
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No luck - the dimmer switch is already up against the speaker bezel, I will either have to relocate the switch or get speakers that fit correctly. I would rather have a speaker set that fit into the kick panel location that did NOT protrude beyond the face of the panel. Does anyone know of a set that has those characteristics?

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I DO understand your frustration with those kick panels. I received a set of those kick panels (without speakers) along with a car I purchased. It's pretty obvious looking at them that they would cause issues with the dimmer button and with foot space (if you have large feet like I do). These are apparently made for 'music afficionados' who want larger speakers, as I think only very small speakers would fit inside a relatively flat panel... I'm doing without a radio in my '56 Nomad partially due to that issue.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:42 PM   #14
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I DO understand your frustration with those kick panels. I received a set of those kick panels (without speakers) along with a car I purchased. It's pretty obvious looking at them that they would cause issues with the dimmer button and with foot space (if you have large feet like I do). These are apparently made for 'music afficionados' who want larger speakers, as I think only very small speakers would fit inside a relatively flat panel... I'm doing without a radio in my '56 Nomad partially due to that issue.
Well, I do like music, but I have made pretty much everything invisible: The rear package tray speakers are hidden, there is no head-unit (direct wire to the amp in the trunk) and I have a radio delete plate on the dash. I may just have to go with the dash speaker and be done with it. It would make more sense with everything I already have set-up...

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I have the original radio in the dash for looks only. I too have an amp in my trunk that is direct wired for my MP3 players or iPhone the same as yours. I have a 6x9 JBL in the rear deck with the grill painted the same color as the tray, and the other 6x9 in the original dash location. They sound great and look original until I open the trunk, then you can see the amp bolted in.
The 6x9's bolt in the original locations with no modifications at all.

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Yes, I will be going with the 6X9s and new panels. I am not happy that I had to get these for them to be incompatible with the stock configuration of a car.
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Have you considered installing them in the bottom of the door, or under the seat? Of coarse you will need wires thru the door jambs.
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Clark that is no new problem. If you would have researched the item before buying it, you would have found plenty of info revealing that scenario. Sorry, just saying.
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Clark that is no new problem. If you would have researched the item before buying it, you would have found plenty of info revealing that scenario. Sorry, just saying.
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Fair enough. I am spoiled by the Amazon reviews: hard to go to vendors that are stuck in the late 90s.
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