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Ok guys, how do I go about mounting my rear speakers in the package tray? I know this may seem like (or maybe it is) a dumb question, but how do I physically mount them, while still getting a cover to mount on top and not have a high spot in the masonite package tray? Do I need to get a particular set of speakers? I assume they are to be bolted to the steel structure to avoid rattles..... Some guidance please.... Thanks in advance!
 

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I'm doing this very thin in my 66 coupe soon. Since this is just a daily driver type, I'm considering mounting them in the trunk under the package tray support?. Then I will only have the speaker grill's on the package tray.
But if anyone has any better ideas, I'll reconsider.

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1966 White Pony Int.(289)A Code
1966 Coupe (289) C Code
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Depends on what you want the finished product to look like. Under the masonite package tray, there is a metal framework supporting the package tray and back of rear seat. It should have speaker cutouts already. Measure them out. I believe they are 6 X 9, but it's been too long since I bought mine so I don't really remember exactly. Get speakers that fit the existing cutouts. I know Panasonic makes them, for one.

You can either cut out the masonite and mount the speaker to the metal frame and the cover on top of the cutout part of the masonite, or somehow slit or drill holes in the package tray to let the sound through and not use the speaker cover (kinda Mickey Mouse just to keep from having speaker covers on your package tray, esp. when package tray is 10 bucks).

I just plopped my carpeted subwoofers in the back seat (nobody ever sits back there, anyway, and if they do, I unplug and move to trunk - the woofers, not the people... although, now that I think of it....).

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Well, here is what I did.

I took the masonite, and bought a large piece of vinyl and some foam. Mounted the speakers (6 x 9) from underneath the package tray. I then cut out holes in the masonite for the speakers, placed the foam on top and covered the foam and masonite with the vinyl. I installed the speaker grilles on the vinyl covered panel. The latest on that chapter in my saga is that previously the sun melted the speaker grilles. I am now in the process of locating some speaker grilles for the package tray. By the way, the package tray is only held in with two screws on each side.



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6x9's won't fit into the speaker holes of the package tray support, unless mounted from underneath. Then I just mounted the speaker grills to the package tray. It's actually kinda slick this way, as you can still remove the package tray if needed, without having to remove the speakers.

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IIRC someone on the old forum said almost the exact same thing. Maybe you! Your's is the way I plan to do this.
Thanks

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1966 Coupe (289) C Code
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The problem I had with that is that my speakers vibrated and had that nasty, "sounds like something is loose back there" sound. So I attached to support (mine fit fine).

BTW - one screw on each top end and two snap-in clips (either side of center) holding front edge of package tray.

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I mounted 6x9s under my package tray with only the grills mounted on top.

I've got some photos on my website.

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1968 PDB, Corbeau
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