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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I'd be interested.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Thanks Skils for clarifying. It is my contention that the original speaker that was mounted here was 70ís technology and basically garbage in this day and age. Speaker quality has come a long way since then. As Steve pointed out a professionally re-coned speaker is still a 70ís speaker. Period. Dual 3 1/2 inch speakers will not fit into a 5 inch area. Nor will they fit into the 6 3/4 inch area with an adapter. After lots of homework and deciding upon my new sterio set up....I was enlightened by Skills about actually using the original spot for the dash speaker to augment the rest of my set up. Therefore I put forth the idea of producing these. Jeffrey at BusOk has one but he wonít sell the bracket. I want to be able to choose the speaker. The choices are limited. Thatís it...plain and simple. There are 2 companies that make dual voice coil 6 3/4Ē speakers that will fit this spot. If any of you audiophiles can enlighten me please feel free to do so. Because I think I wasted 4 hours the other day researching and speaking to experts about dash speakers. I am not the guy who is gonna put nuts and bolts through my dashboard. It was merely an idea and now I have the original one to reproduce.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

in the early bays I use a 6x9 for the center speakers. late I use a 5" (I think) speaker.

by far, it is the best sounding solution, and way better than door or kick panel speakers. anyone that has been in my bus just can't believe what a quality speaker can do in that location
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I have a 1977 VWoA AM/FM radio hooked up to the speaker which sounds fine.

I also have downward facing under dash speakers and rear units hooked up to a hidden amp with an Aux in. So a couple of audio options that are +/- decent.

I like the original speaker just for the sake of originality.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

I would buy one as well!

Just out of curiosity, i recently decided to replace the original speaker and it was simply mounted to dashboard by two screws that were visible from above. Pretty sure this is how the bus came originally. Why is it that some came with bracket and some did not?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: 69-79 Bay dash speaker mounting bracket Reply with quote

Think it was the dealer that was supplying the radio and speaker and some just put the screws through the speaker holes. That is how mine was originally set up as well. My original speaker had a 4-5 mm rim of pressed greyboard that sat between the metal speaker frame and the underside of the dash.

Maybe other dealers were a little better about using the bracket. My original paper cone was totally gone from early on. I like how the bracket has the cloth "screen" to protect from some debris and liquid as well.
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