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 Posted: 09-11-2013 01:20 am
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dthewlis
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I am trying to match (as far as possible) the original door speaker grilles for my JH but I don't have a good enough picture of them to to work from.  Generally the pics in the gallery aren't bothering with the speakers in the doors, needless to say.  Can anyone point me to a good pic of the speaker grille or send me one?  I'd really appreciate it.

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Dave Thewlis
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 Posted: 09-11-2013 12:25 pm
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I have had three JH's now and the door speakers I have seen are all retrofits. The original speakers, I believe, were on the sides of the tranny tunnel in the footwells.

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 Posted: 09-11-2013 02:08 pm
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Turns out up through 13499 (approximately) the speakers were indeed in the center console on either side of the transmission tunnel - which actually has scoop-outs in the metal to accommodate them.  As of 13500 the speakers were moved to the door panels (but the scooop-outs int he transmission tunnel remained).

On the central console the speaker grilles were round.  On the doors they were "rounded squares".  I just got a pic from Frank Schwartz of the door grilles on his car and they are the original speaker grilles.

So now I can move from being sure I know what they look like, to finding a pair!  Anybody out there have some spares they would be willing to part with?

Dave

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 Posted: 09-11-2013 07:17 pm
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I actually think I may have my originals. Let me look. If I do, you can have them for whatever it costs to get them to you.

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That would be great!

Dave Thewlis
4390 Chaffin Lane
McKinleyville, CA 95519-8028

Let me know please, and thanks.

Dave

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 Posted: 09-15-2013 08:49 am
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Found them. I'll stick them in a Priority Mail box on Monday. I'll let you know what the shipping is.

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 Posted: 09-15-2013 02:05 pm
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That's great.  Thanks - and be sure and give me an address to send the check to :)

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 Posted: 09-18-2013 05:48 am
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Mailed them out on Monday, you should have them by the end of the week. $5.60 in postage, return address is on the envelope. Just glad to help out a fellow member here, everyone's been so helpful to me over the past year.

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 Posted: 09-18-2013 02:37 pm
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Great, thank you very much.  BTW I'm leaving Friday on a trip, back the 28th.  If I don't get them by the time I leave, I'll send the postage back after I return.  Thanks again!

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 Posted: 09-19-2013 09:30 pm
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Grilles arrived, thank you very much indeed. Check in the mail tomorrow morning.

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 Posted: 09-19-2013 11:42 pm
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How about a photo?

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 Posted: 09-20-2013 12:07 am
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Will definitely do once I get things installed - won't happen for a few weeks as I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow.  Looking at the original door speaker grilles you sent, I have now uncovered a new difficulty.  The new speakers I got (Retrosound 452N) are the right size, not too deep, and sound really nice.  But they have a little tweeter right in the center which protrudes about 1/4 inch from the plane of the speaker front.  You can see this coming - the original grilles are indented so won't fit cleanly over the speakers. 

I need to see if I can recess the speakers in the doors  somehow to let the original grilles fit over them correctly - or make some kind of a gasket which I was hoping to avoid - or find another set of speakers that will work.

I managed to get original new center console speaker grilles from Marten Robey and I am not quite sure if they will have the same problem with these speakers but it might be easier to recess the speakers in the center console.

(The overall plan, since the new audio system has both front and rear stereo outputs, was to have the driver's side be the 'front' and the passenger's side be the 'rear'.) The installation works but the speaker grilles which came with the Retrosound speakers are too large and too domed, almost interfere with opening and closing the glove compartment, and just look out of place.  Sometime before I got 19299 the original owner had the car re-upholstered in white leather (Southern California) - when they did it they left off the door speakers, the courtesy lights, and other stuff.  Hard to make myself cut the leather...)

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 Posted: 09-23-2013 05:37 pm
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dthewlis wrote: Looking at the original door speaker grilles you sent, I have now uncovered a new difficulty.  The new speakers I got (Retrosound 452N) are the right size, not too deep, and sound really nice.  But they have a little tweeter right in the center which protrudes about 1/4 inch from the plane of the speaker front.  You can see this coming - the original grilles are indented so won't fit cleanly over the speakers. 

I need to see if I can recess the speakers in the doors  somehow to let the original grilles fit over them correctly - or make some kind of a gasket which I was hoping to avoid - or find another set of speakers that will work.
Yes, and that's why I ended up not using them and was able to send them to you.   Though I didn't have the original speakers in Ms. Jenavieve when I got her, they were probably similar to the originals in being a basic full range speaker with a whizzer cone for the tweeter.  The speakers I ended up installing were obviously not going to work with the original grilles, so I just bit the bullet and used the ones that came with the speakers.

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 Posted: 10-18-2013 05:46 pm
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I finally completed the installation.  I was able to mount the Retrosound speakers on the door metal, and the new leather-covered door panels were think enough that I got away with fastening the speaker grilles to them.  I had the grilles glass-beaded and painted so they look pretty good, and the center console grilles provided by Martin Robey do seem to be the originals (based on the diagrams in the Supplemental Parts Catalogue). 

I tried to get a picture that showed both the door grille and one of the center console grilles, attached below.  If anybody is interested in the process I took pictures throughout and could put an album up somewhere. 

Attachment: IMG_0483.jpg (Downloaded 105 times)

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That's a nice looking interior
Cheers
Dan

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