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Worlddre
04-17-2008, 06:49 PM
So I noticed that many of the members here own vehicles that do not utilize a standard 6.5" hole for the speaker mounts so i thought this might prove useful. In this particular tutorial we will be building for a 2002 GMC Envoy...tis not mine but a customers.

here we have the factory speaker from the front do...as you see no where near a 6.5" opening...there is actually a shallow mount 8" in this car.
http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565966_2203.jpg

now with the factory speaker removed measure the space between the window and the door frame and the space between the frame and the door panel. Then measure the depth of your speaker. now use these measurements to determine the thickness of the wood being used for your baffle. In this case I will be using 1/2".

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565967_5068.jpghttp://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565968_5395.jpg

now i run this across the router using a sprial downcut flush trim bit with a 2" shank to acount for the space.

now a picture of our copy.
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565970_6032.jpg

now we take our router and jasper jig not pictured and cut out your mounting hole
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565971_6418.jpg

now test fit, mount the speaker and you are done
http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565972_6738.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565973_7061.jpg
and in the car
http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/248/100/510058201/n510058201_565974_7588.jpg

Trey803
04-17-2008, 06:55 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2214000-2214999/2214971_32_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2214000-2214999/2214971_33_full.jpg

Trey803
04-17-2008, 06:57 PM
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll266/trey29803/HPIM0306.jpg
5x7 to 6.5" conversion

Worlddre
04-17-2008, 07:08 PM
keep em commin folks

krouchchocolate
04-17-2008, 07:30 PM
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r12/krouchchocolate/IMG_0143.jpg

6/9 converted to 6.5

SPY
04-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Did that Envoy have the Bose system in it?

Worlddre
04-17-2008, 07:53 PM
yup

Wkbdkid
04-17-2008, 09:15 PM
5x7 to 6.5(rear fill, dont have any pics of my front doors)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/wkbdkid/chadsdoor002-1.jpg

djman37
04-17-2008, 09:21 PM
Did that Envoy have the Bose system in it?


yup

yup, the reverse mounted driver. I got a box of those from a guy one time.

Worlddre
04-18-2008, 08:12 AM
:fyi: any local alpine dealer will likely give you a 5x7 to 6.5 for free or little money

NeverEnuffBass
04-19-2008, 11:16 AM
Should add make sure you paint or seal your baffles with something as they are somewhat exposed to moisture in door panels. MDF swells up like a mofo when it gets wet.

Beat_Dominator
04-19-2008, 11:32 AM
:thumbsup:

Dre makes a helpful thread! Nice pictures man.

Bake
04-19-2008, 09:34 PM
Here is one I cut with a jigsaw and coated with rubberized undercoating for my Bostons.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4522/bf2zi9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

stylez777
07-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Are the only 2 tools you can use either a jigsaw or a router? I don't own either and really didn't wanna buy either just to make spacers. Any way it could be done with a dremel? If so what kinda bits or attachment would I need?

ultimate157
07-25-2008, 09:35 PM
Did this quickly with a jigsaw and a scrolling blade. The jasper jig is in the mail.

You can also use a baffle to go bigger. Here I used a 3/4" baffle to mount a 7" with a huge mounting depth into a 6 3/4" hole. Probably would have fit diameter wise, but the magnet was hitting.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Audio%20System/Speakers/Ring.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Audio%20System/Speakers/RinginDoor.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Audio%20System/Speakers/Midmounted.jpg