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rosspod
10-25-2004, 12:44 AM
When i removed the door panel, i could not find any type of release for the speakers, they are mounted directly to the door, and have some sort of bolt type thing, any ideas on how to proceed?

JonnyScorch
10-25-2004, 11:03 AM
The speakers in the back doors of my 91 244 are rivited to the plastic mounting thing and i assume through the card board backing as well.. to get them out you could just drill out the rivit or find some other way to get it out, BUT then ya gotta figure out how your going to mount them back that will be strong enough.. I got to those speakers and i didn't want to pull the door panels so i'm leaving them as is until i need to take the panels off for something. Annoying stuff..

Hank Scorpio
10-25-2004, 11:35 AM
If you dont want to save the covers a screw driver pops em off pretty quick ;)

Volv-a-Ratti Man
10-25-2004, 11:45 AM
When you put new speakers in the rear doors, it is good to put in the new ones low enough or larger to pick up two holes into the sheetmetal, or cut a small section of the lower sheet metal so that you mount larger speakers rigidly to the door not the pannel.
check this thread about how I put in the 5x7's
http://www.clubvolvo.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1196

rosspod
01-01-2005, 12:56 PM
okay i finally got around to doing this, and i got the entire panel off this time, and i hammered out the rivir, but its till hung on by some metal the view is like this from the back:

http://intheclear.org/back.jpg

any ideas?

thanks,
ross

dl242gt
01-01-2005, 02:30 PM
You have to drill out the rest of the rivets. That will let the speaker fall off the door. You only removed the center nail. But the part that gets crushed to hold a piece together is still on there. Drill the center of those things out. Use a drill just slightly larger than the center hole. That will do it.

Happy New Year,

rosspod
01-01-2005, 02:47 PM
haha whats funny, is i was like, damnit. im not going to let this beat me. these speakers are going in this weekend. so i started filing down the rivet, then i plan to cut the speaker out of the holder, then use a type of nut/bolt/washer system to hold it in the holder and put the grille back on.

rosspod
01-01-2005, 03:09 PM
since ive got this thing figured out, im turning into a tutorial for barkay. ive taken a few pictures to bring you up to speed, and i am off to lowes to talk with someone down there about how to bolt this thing in. thanks peter, and dave, and everyone else who has participated in this thread. i really couldn't have gotten this far, this soon without your help and patience!