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pcnbaseball44
01-16-2006, 09:42 PM
I want to get some 6.5" components but i already have the stock 5x7 components with a tweeter in the doors. I heard that they will fit with a little modification but will it be that hard or what? Has anyone done this, and what would i have to do?:eyebrow:

DiamondFanatic
01-16-2006, 09:43 PM
I want to get some 6.5" components but i already have the stock 5x7 components with a tweeter in the doors. I heard that they will fit with a little modification but will it be that hard or what? Has anyone done this, and what would i have to do?:eyebrow:
Build an adaptor plate. It really isn't very hard to do.

alphakenny1
01-16-2006, 09:47 PM
yea just build your own baffle out of mdf. as long you got skills with the router you are good to go.

pcnbaseball44
01-16-2006, 10:04 PM
O I got MAD skills!!!:laugh: What thickness MDF should i use? So i just make an adapter plate somehow? So like it will stick out of the normal hole so they will fit and then the screws go into the MDF and the back will fit in the 5x7 hole? Correct?

JimJ
01-16-2006, 10:06 PM
The thickness will depend on how much clearance you have behind the door...I used 1/2", but that's because I only had 3/4" or so of space before the panel hit.

alphakenny1
01-16-2006, 10:08 PM
yup just like jim said, all depends on your doors. i personally used 3/4.

and yes to the other question, the baffle goes into the stock screw holes or whatever and then you drill your own holes in the mdf and use that the screw your speakers.

pcnbaseball44
01-16-2006, 10:20 PM
Alright i guess im a little confused on how to get the drilled in. Is there any pics of this or something? I guess i just dont get it. Haha sry.

JimJ
01-16-2006, 10:22 PM
Use self-tapping sheet metal screws to go into the surrounding door metal...put some non-hardening modelling clay between the MDF and the metal, first.

baseballer1100
01-16-2006, 10:23 PM
They have adaptor plates on ebay if need be.

pcnbaseball44
01-16-2006, 10:29 PM
Alright thanks for the help. Pics?

JimJ
01-16-2006, 10:31 PM
I have pictures of mine, but you can't really see how they're mounted as the plate is bolted down already.

pcnbaseball44
01-16-2006, 10:33 PM
Maybe i can get an idea though. Would be that much easier.

El Ropo
01-16-2006, 11:01 PM
Alright thanks for the help. Pics?

http://home.austin.rr.com/elropo/Files/install002.jpg

http://home.austin.rr.com/elropo/Files/install004.jpg

http://home.austin.rr.com/elropo/Files/install005.jpg

JimJ
01-16-2006, 11:02 PM
I'll get some photos of mine tomorrow...

takeabao
01-17-2006, 05:28 AM
Or if you don't want to do it yourself... contact this dude: http://community-2.webtv.net/MarvsPlace/MarvsPlace/

billybrown66
01-17-2006, 11:38 AM
i used 1/2"mdf for adapters in my doors, although i can't help but feel that i could get stronger material. the mdf seems okay, i can fit anything thicker for sure, but it seems a bit light. has anyone had any expierence with other material for speaker adapters?