D I Y Drive in Speakers

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  • #46226

    scudie
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    Recently acquired a couple of car stereo speakers, by the look of them I would assume that they are from the late 70’s possibly early 80’s. I am guessing that they were meant to be fitted as accessory speakers to the rear parcel shelf of a car, that probably didn’t have either a radio or speakers.

    Any way as they appear to be made of aluminium, an idea popped into my head, after seeing Sooners post’s of his Drive in speakers  I thought strip the speakers strip the paint and polish them up. I have a length of stainless tube from an old patio heater  that will do as a post, so all I have to do is find something to go on top of the tube to form a housing / lamp some how connect all the parts together hey presto diy drive in speaker set.

    Busy doing other things at the moment but it’s a definitely maybe one day.Cheers Scudie

    #46243

    Sooner
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    Aluminum will polish nicely. Not sure about the grills. You may need to paint them.

    #46499

    scudie
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    Have stripped one of the speakers, & started to remove the paint. Paint stripper had no affect nor did brake fluid, so ended up sanding it off.

    was thinking of having a go at making some replacement speaker grills from sheet aluminium & cutting slots in it. ?

     

    #46500

    Sooner
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    Or drill holes in it?

    #46501

    Klaatu
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    Slots, but make a nice design, not only straight slots of same length.

    #46504

    scudie
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    Will give the design some thought may be a deco inspired design.

    Cheers Scudie

    #46587

    scudie
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    Have had a little time to look at those speaker units, decided to make a replacement for the mesh, so far I have cut a couple of pieces of 8mm aluminium to match the shape of the speaker body.

    Will now give the design of the speaker grill some thought.

    Cheers  Scudie

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