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Kick Panel clearance

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 67lemanster, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. 67lemanster

    67lemanster Registered Member

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    i am wanting to put some component speakers in the front of my blazer. i plan i putting the tweeters in the a/c vents on the side of the dash. i was wanting to put the 6.5" woofers in the kick panels. this would require me cutting a 6" round hole metal panels, which i am ok with(i have done on my lemans and my camaro). how much clearance is back there? i only need about 2" depth max. any other things to look out for? thanks
     
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    67lemanster Registered Member

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    it will work but there is a verticle support between the outside kick panel and the inside panel. oooops. the verticle brace is right smack in the middle of the hole. back to the drawing board.
     
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    i saw some plastic pannels on e-bay once. they angled the speaker out. this gave me the idea to make my own outa fiberglass. have not done it yet though. the pannel held a 6.5 " speaker. might want to see if you could find thoes. i dont think it will mess with anythign else, only question is the e brake pedal.
     
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    kick panels

    LMC has kick panels designed for speakers. I think they will hold a 6 inch and can probably be cut to hold bigger.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Ever thought about doing something on the floor...?

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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Images above "borrowed" from Greg72's picture album.
     
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    I am pretty sure that water runs behind the kickpanel when it rains (it flows down from the cowl. If you cut a hole and put a speaker there, the back of the speaker will get wet.
     
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    JakeSlim made some really slick kick panels for his 69. Even posted pics not too long ago. Hand laid glass with the speakers angled out.
     

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