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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I am thinking about reproducing these. They will not be like the originals with the bale for an original speaker as I think most people would consider those speakers worthless. These will be set up so that you could mount a modern dual voice coil speaker of your choice in the stock location. Which would be limited to a couple of choices in terms of size. Retrosound now produces excellent speakers for this application but does not make the mounting plates for Early and Late Bays. Itís my understanding that these speakers and mounting plates were a rare option that very few Buses had or still have. I have to look into the cost of producing these because there is quite a bit involved in doing so. I am just wondering if there is a market for them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I'd buy one
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Count me in for one as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I'd be interested
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

you mean this one?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Yes thatís the bracket. Minus the 70ís speaker. The new speakers can handle 100 watts and are dual voice coil.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Iíd be interested in the bracket. I put my door cards back together and installed new kick plates - no holes for speakers. Iím planning to install an old AM/FM radio and use in the in-dash speaker spot. Iíll probably need the bracket to do so.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:24 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I'd be interested too, for my '78

Thinking of mounting a midtone speaker there and voice coils on the door for better front sound balance. - The thought of a high pitch shrill or screech bouncing off the windshield and into the face doesn't seem appealing somehow. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Here's what we did for a Retrosound dash speaker install in a 1978.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

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Yes thatís the bracket. Minus the 70ís speaker. The new speakers can handle 100 watts and are dual voice coil.


you made an assumption without knowing what the picture actually is. It is a professionally re-coned speaker mounted in a standard bay speaker plate, and wired like the originals in case someone wants to put a stock radio in. BTW - dual voice coil speakers sound like mud. What you need it so make a plate that handles dual speakers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Im in for one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I'd be in for one as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

+1 here
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

SGKent wrote:
...What you need it so make a plate that handles dual speakers.


I like this idea, too
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I have no idea what you guys are taking about. Does someone have a picture of this installed?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

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I have no idea what you guys are taking about. Does someone have a picture of this installed?


that unexplainable screw hole in the dead center of your dash between the vents closest to the windshield hold the speaker in place. the rubber bushings get wedged on the shelf where the dash pad and dash face meet up
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

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I have no idea what you guys are taking about. Does someone have a picture of this installed?


that unexplainable screw hole in the dead center of your dash between the vents closest to the windshield hold the speaker in place. the rubber bushings get wedged on the shelf where the dash pad and dash face meet up


Thanks! It didn't even phase me to think that mounting a speaker there required anything special.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

ivwshane wrote:
I have no idea what you guys are taking about. Does someone have a picture of this installed?

Like this?
The two rubber bumper feet slip under those metal tabs on the underside of the dash, the screw holds the other end.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

The OG speaker with mounting spacer
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

A couple more pics of the mounting plate after I first got it
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