Cheap door panels

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  1. colnago

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    Hauling pebbles from one area of the beach to another? ;)

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    I transferred the Falcon emblems over to my new ABS door panels today; something to do on a rainy day.

    door emblem, L.JPG door emblem, R.JPG
     
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    Speaking of door panels ,I see 2 speakers on the kick panels.
    Would you kindly let me know what brand and model Please:):D and do you like the sound?
    Will Richard's radio push decent sound between them and ones behind my seat?
    Nice emblems you got there!!!
     
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    Those are Pioneer TS-G1645R 6-1/2" speakers. They sound fine and have good range, but I wish they had more bass; that's why I added the boom tube under the package shelf. I believe the problem is not the speakers themselves, but the limited amount of space behind them in the kick panels. But I sure didn't want to cut up the door panels for speakers, so it's a compromise.

    If Richard does the modern conversions to older radios, I don't know anything about them. I Googled reviews of those conversions when I was shopping, and ultimately went with the RetroSound.
     
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    Thanks,
    I just wanted to make sure there was enough room behind the panels for the speakers
     
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    Thank you, I took another look at BB's pics yesterday and saw that the kick panels were raised to accommodate the speakers.
    I have an old Mac's catalog that the PO gave me and found them in there.
     
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    I'll definitely be going with these kick-panel speakers. Right now, I have nothing. I don't think my kick panels are original, but I still don't want to butcher them. I'll probably go with the ones that BB is using. Should be easy enough to wire things up, and give better sound than the single dash speaker.

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    It looks like most of the panels sold can be dyed to match the interior.
    Which is what I have to do ( palomino beige)
     
  10. ron schlorff

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    I like the ABS door panels. I made cheapy plain black vinyl ones with thin foam underlay, over thin Masonite sheets, years ago; they are ok too, but that textured plastic is nice touch!
     
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    I notice you still have your brake handle in tact. Mine gets broken off anytime anyone "who is not me" has the car and it breaks off! I have ordered about 4 of them to keep in stock each time that happens. Any one know of a billet one for replacement of the hand brake handle?
     
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    I think the DIY panels look pretty good. They're functional, they fit, and they are probably easy to clean.

    And they likely won't lead to people asking if you installed them backwards....

    This s from a 71 Torino GT convertible for sale here in Los Angeles. Apparently the owner didn't realize the spear was supposed to point to the front. The door lock plunger hole is in the right place, so he didn't install them wrong, they were made wrong.
    oops doorpanel.png
     
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    Along those same lines:

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