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SevenOaks
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

Hey Rich, thanks! We plan to get back to Durango again, after the thaw of course! Very Happy
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1974 9-passenger bus
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: My 3yr Search for Single Cab is Over Reply with quote

The single cab came with an old stereo and speakers that hadn't ever been reinstalled after the interior refresh - apparently because, wisely, nobody wanted to cut new holes in the door panels where the speakers had previously been (thank you!). The old stereo wasn't worth keeping so I bought a Retrosound stereo and easily got it installed.
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I was particularly pleased with how the back support strap (used less than half of it) perfectly attached to the back of the ashtray mount.
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But, how to mount those speakers? I figured I'd end up getting a dual voice coil speaker for the dash but I'm not that impressed with the one I have in my bus.
Then I saw this thread about the original dash speaker mount
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=692312

In there, Skills mentioned he uses a 6x9 speaker in that spot in an early bay. Sure enough, the space is cavernous compared to my '74. So, I figured I could make a mount for fitting both of the speakers in the dash space.
Here's how that went.

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How am I going to cut out 5" holes? Quick trip to Harbor Freight for the $16 hole saw set with a 5" saw!

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And a good use for the other half of the radio's back strap!
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Paint it black
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And by golly, it fits! Sounds great, too.
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