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Just wondering how you guys have put 6.5" speakers in the front doors of your patrol.


I have an ST model which has the electric windows/lock facia that is all one piece over the speaker area.


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the good news

its possible

the bad news

you wont get them in the stock position. very few to no speakers have a shallow enough magnet to clear the channel for the window

heres where i have mine



 

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Cheers mate!

I finally found a thread but they had cut the lower part of the plastic facia. I spose if your going to cut a hole may as well be the trim which can be replaced easily.
 

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Matty T- those door trims look sweet, were did you get all the bits, wouldnt mind mine looking beter then plane old 3mm ply lol
 

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Matty T- those door trims look sweet, were did you get all the bits, wouldnt mind mine looking beter then plane old 3mm ply lol
its only 3mm mdf and some speaker box carpet lol. made a template with the stock door trim, and used the other bits off the old trim (armrest etc) and put on the new one
 

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i just cut mine and put spacers in , the plan was to fiberglass the spacers to the rest of the arm rest but ICBF
mate ur on the right track, cut the rest of the original speaker trim away then cut an 18mm craftwood ring to the same shape as the original speaker grill. then vinyl it, thats wat i do at work on the odd occasion i see one.
 

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Ended up finding some shallow cone speakers as I was holding the drill with holesaw I couldnt do it ha!!
 

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This is what I did.. It takes practice, is time consuming but you can end up with a nice result if you do spend the time..
Start by using cardboard to make a template of how big an what shape you want your pod/door card to be, then use a jigsaw to cut it out. I used 9mm mdf. You also need to source some speaker pods $50 and some vinyl enough to cover your whole pod for both doors.


Then strip the pods of their factory vinyl and remove the glue.


Use some PVA and screw the Pod to the MDF. Also test fit it to the car to make sure you are not installing it too low or too far forwards. Height is an issue as if it is too low you will be kicking the speaker and forwards is an issue because of the dashboard placement!
Once you are completely happy with position, start bogging!!! Use car body filler to smooth out where the pod joins the board.


Once you have bogged one and you're waiting for it to dry, start on the second one!!
When the bog has completely dried on the first one Sand Sand Sand!!! (my most hated part) make sure you wear a mask!!!!
Sand back with rough stuff and finish with some really fine wet and dry. Clean up all the edges and if you have window winders like me you may need to shamfer the wood right down aswell as the back of the window winder to stop it fouling you finished vinyl! Can't stress enough that final prep makes your vinyl look good or bad so take you time and make sure everything is silky smooth!



Once you are happy you need to get your contact adhesive and heat gun ready (on a warm not hot setting) and starting from the face ofthe speaker pod apply the adhesive working away from the pod. The key here is waiting for the adhesive to go tacky, before applying the vinyl!!!!
Cut a SMALL cross in the middle of the speaker opening to help it stretch and using the heat gun heat the vinyl into the dips and creases. This is the bit that takes alot of practice and I'm sorry I don't have more pics of it! You will end up with some wrinkly ball bag looking vinyl you need to hide behind the pod against the door jam. Very had to avoid this excess of vinyl
Anyways end product should look something like this, hopefully without bubbles.


I took these photos and never got around to doing much with them I will head out now and get a better shot of the finished pod with my nice new focals installed but this is a start!
Have fun!!
 

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As you can see I have still never gotten around to putting caps I've the screw i used to secure the whole door card to te door itself! Also forgot to mention I used the contact adhesive and some tiny screws to fix the new pod to the old door card as well as the three large screws that help to hold the whole lot to the door!


And this is the wrinkly scrotum vinyl I was talking about that you need to hide behind the pod
 

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I have these speakers that should be a direct fit for the front of a GQ. 42mm mounting depth, as thin as it gets... I still need to mount mine so can't confirm yet, will let you know soon (maybe tomorrow). If it works it'd be way easier than anything previously posted...

Pioneer USA - TS-G1642R - 6½" 2-Way Speaker with 180 Watts Max. Power

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thats a whole lot of unnecessary dickin around right there, come up alright but completely unnecessary especially for manual windows
 

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If it helps, I have a 91 GQ TI with electric windows, the JVC 6" speakers fitted in behind factory grill with out any issues.
 

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I would say necessity is in the eye of the beholder.. With these door cards comes added rigidity and a lower resonance point that the somewhat feeble GQ doors do not offer in standard form. If all you want is to listen to the wireless or maybe turn the subwoofa up reel loud!!!! Then this is not the solution for you.. On the other hand If you enjoy sound quality you would spend the time and effort.
 

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I have needed to install some decent sound for some time as all i have found is some slim line splits and it sounds like crap so this will have to be the next new hobby to have a go at
 

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If you spend the time you won't be dissapointed! These pods with a small amount of dynamat behind them produce excellent clear bass response!!
 

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and what about rear speakers whats everyone done for them? i have brand new 6x9 that i cant seam to fit anywhere and the rear doors are out of the question??
 

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and what about rear speakers whats everyone done for them? i have brand new 6x9 that i cant seam to fit anywhere and the rear doors are out of the question??
I have 6x9's in my rear doors. Just got a couple of cheap plastic spacers for about $12. They look neat enough and besides, they are hidden from view in the very back. Have no problem with resonating either and I have a 10" sub next to them.
 

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do they get kicked the crap out of when people get in and out?
 
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