Hello guys. I've been looking around the site and the web in general as I want to upgrade the sound in my '67 Chevelle. So many challenges to doing that.
My car is a non-AC car with buckets and center console that currently has an original single dash speaker (4x6 I think) and 2 - 6x9's (Sony Explod) that the previous owner mounted in the rear package tray. Radio is a Ken Harrison unit that somewhat maintains the look of the original and gives me a rear aux input. Sound ranges from horrible from the radio itself to dismal from my iPod.
Issues are that I don't want to stray too far from a stock look on the car. On-line Chevelle restoration shops all carry kick panels which incorporate a very shallow, crappy 6.5 speaker which are a direct bolt in, however when building these out for a decent 6.5 component speaker they get in the way of the emergency brake pedal. Some guys have cut the e-brake lever, put a spacer on it (or just bent it) to shift it toward the passenger side and then rewelded it. Not ideal.
Still trying to figure it all out but ultimately would like to either replace or remove the dash speaker and 6x9's, somehow fit in 6.5 components and tweeters (HAT imagines or clarius?), get a decent head unit (Pioneer DEH80PRS?) housed in the glovebox and put a sub(s) (Morel ultimo SC?) and amp(s) in the trunk. Probably remove the current radio and put a blank dash plate over where it resided.
The music I listen to most frequently is classic rock, jazz and classical music with no rap, hip hop, dubstep or country.
Also the motor on the car is a fairly loud Chevy 350 with dart 2 heads, headers, Holley 750 double pumper, street dominator intake, moderate cam, hooked to a turbo 350 pushing around 425 ponies so sound deadening is going to be a must to overcome some of that.
Anyway, that's the quandary for the moment.