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rear deck speaker fastback
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after you installed speakers in the rear deck of your fastback, what did you do with the spare tire? have 2 1/2 inches gap from top of tire to the bottom of the rear deck. speaker measures 2 1/2 inch from mounting flange to the bottom of magnet, these are 4 by 10 speakers that fit the factory hole without cutting.
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(08-22-2019, 06:33 PM)164runner Wrote: after you installed speakers in the rear deck of your fastback, what did you do with the spare tire? have 2 1/2 inches gap from top of tire to the bottom of the rear deck. speaker measures 2 1/2 inch from mounting flange to the bottom of magnet, these are 4 by 10 speakers that fit the factory hole without cutting.
 OK, you have a Mustang fastback, probably with a loud exhaust, so why do you need large rear speakers?
I do have rear speakers in my Mach 1, but only small 4" diameter ones that also fit without cutting anything structural. I made up a new shelf out of 1/8" hardboard and mounted the two speakers on 1/2" plywood rings I made. I drilled a bunch of small holes in the hardboard, then covered it with a "utility" carpet I found at the local car parts and you name it store. The result is the speakers are unseen, the parcel shelf looks somewhat correct and I can listen to my original, albeit 73, AM/FM radio when I'm not wanting to listen to my exhaust note. There is a stereo front speaker mounted in the factory dash location as well and I blend the two.
There is plenty of room for a spare tire with these, but I do need to be careful when putting "stuff" in the trunk. Often I leave the tire out, only using it if I'm on a longer trip to a show. If you want the big speakers, leave the tire out. Also you deo not need a whopping big spare tire. Buy say a 215 60 14 or 15" on a steel rim. After all, it's just a spare and better than a "donut"
Geoff.

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I have 6x9s with some risers by Retrosound.  I admit they do look a little dorky, but they're pretty invisible thanks to the louvers and the fact that nobody can actually see anything back there anyway.   rofl

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no loud exhaust, ears cant take it. new speakers in doors, original speakers went bad. just want a decent sounding radio, no boom box. when I get car out on weekends and drink my morning coffee at gas station want a decent sounding radio. trunk is to nice to move spare tire. the two responses I got so far is what I been thinking about, just want to hear more ideas.[Image: 20190824-094144.jpg]deas.
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(08-24-2019, 09:14 AM)164runner Wrote: no loud exhaust, ears cant take it. new speakers in doors, original speakers went bad. just want a decent sounding radio, no boom box. when I get car out on weekends and drink my morning coffee at gas station want a decent sounding radio. trunk is to nice to move spare tire. the two responses I got so far is what I been thinking about, just want to hear more ideas.deas.
 Ah, I see you have an original spare by the look of it. I get what you mean. I'd look for a pair of high power, but smaller speakers. The 4" diam. that I have were cheapo's, but have adequate sound for my ears. I just want the radio on at times and with the balance split between back and front, I think you'll be happy. No 'boom box' for me either!

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going this route, have more pics when I get done[Image: 20190824-133024.jpg]

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speakers are now 4 by 8, they are not as deep, gave me more room for the spare tire. this is what I done so far, hope to have it done this weekend. I used speaker cloth to cover the package tray.[Image: 20190826-192849.jpg]

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(08-26-2019, 07:40 PM)164runner Wrote: speakers are now 4 by 8, they are not as deep, gave me more room for the spare tire. this is what I done so far, hope to have it done this weekend. I used speaker cloth to cover the package tray.
That should be good. Glad you figured out what works for you.

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done. now have sound front and back, don't sound too bad, and didn't break my bank account[Image: 20190831-150432.jpg]
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Nice job. Glad you didn't mount them above the "parcel shelf" I think that speakers look out of place where they can be seen. Sorry, just my opinion.
What material did you choose to cover the p/s? Looks like a pro job, well done.
Geoff.

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