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Old 01-07-2017, 06:08 PM   #51
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Some brand new Volvo goodness! No damm defroster vents in it, I will have to bug Hiper to find some new ones.
That's one I can't help you with. I've checked all the colors just in case painting was an option but none of them are available either from the dealer or the aftermarket. The plastic rivets that hold them in place are available, but not the vents.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:18 PM   #52
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Well , that sucks. I will keep looking. Thank you.
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Where did you get the dash?
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:41 PM   #54
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Skandix in Germany 522.0 euros plus 70.00 shipping.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:42 PM   #55
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:26 PM   #56
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Were you able to use the stock front speaker grilles?

What are you going to put in the rear doors? I've been wondering how easily 6.5s could be adapted back there. Obviously would involve some cutting.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:35 PM   #57
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Were you able to use the stock front speaker grilles?
I used the Rockford Fosgate grilles as they are 5.25" speakers vs the OEM 4". Tight fit but it works.


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What are you going to put in the rear doors? I've been wondering how easily 6.5s could be adapted back there. Obviously would involve some cutting.
A 6.5" will fit if you center it in the lower door opening, no cutting other than the card itself.

This is a 5.25 and component tweeter in my rear panel.

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Old 01-14-2017, 11:47 PM   #58
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Found some time to work on the door panels today. Got a nice set from SwedishIron and replaced my drivers door card after cleaning and reinforcing the back with gaffers tape. One of the problems with the larger 5.25" speakers was that they spanned the indented area of the panel. The 4" will fit flush in the recess but nothing bigger.

When I installed them in the original panels they distorted it when tightened down. I ordered some 1/4" plastic spacers and then cut them to set in the recessed area, mounted them to the speaker and now the speaker can be snugged up and still not bend the panel.






Rear doors in the AM. A whole weekend with nothing but Volvo tinkering!
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:25 PM   #59
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Got the front door panels complete and all the new switches, plates and trim installed. Installed new Dave Barton inner window rub strips and sealed eveything up. Ran out of daylight to do the rears.




Anybody have the speaker in the rear not in the original cut outs? Thinking of moving the speakers towards the front of the door so not to be broadcasting directly into the side of the seat and mounting the tweeters up high where the factory optional ones were. Pics? Ideas?
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:11 PM   #60
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Do you carry rear seat passengers often and care about what they hear? Lots of guys who are serious about sound quality in a vehicle don't run rear tweeters at all. The consensus is they provide little benefit for the front stage, and only make tuning more difficult.

FWIW, I'm planning on using only mid-bass drivers in each rear door, attenuated and time aligned to (hopefully) enhance the front stage. The stock lower door location should be fine for lower frequencies, which aren't as "directional" as the sound tweeters put out.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:22 PM   #61
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Do you carry rear seat passengers often and care about what they hear? Lots of guys who are serious about sound quality in a vehicle don't run rear tweeters at all. The consensus is they provide little benefit for the front stage, and only make tuning more difficult.

FWIW, I'm planning on using only mid-bass drivers in each rear door, attenuated and time aligned to (hopefully) enhance the front stage. The stock lower door location should be fine for lower frequencies, which aren't as "directional" as the sound tweeters put out.
Makes sense, I will talk to my audio guy and see what he thinks. Post some current pictures of your car, quit holding out on us.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:09 PM   #62
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Post some current pictures of your car, quit holding out on us.
Done!
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:32 AM   #63
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Were you able to use the stock front speaker grilles?

What are you going to put in the rear doors? I've been wondering how easily 6.5s could be adapted back there. Obviously would involve some cutting.
Canned the components, like you said, my audio guy said it was a waste, just put good 6.5 full range instead.

I mounted them in the new door panels, and notched out the center of the inner door. They WILL fit without trimming, but really tight. I used the euro spec RF 6.5's as they are a bit shallower.
http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/p1650
Here is a crude pic of what I cut.



This will allow the speaker to be in the center of the door and the upper edge just about a 1/2" over the chrome trim line that separates the lower panel. I will take a picture tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:41 AM   #64
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that plastic condom on doors doesnt do ****.... and actually keeps some of the moisure in between it and the door panel. Do what I did and paint the inner doors panels with epoxy paint.
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that plastic condom on doors doesnt do ****.... and actually keeps some of the moisure in between it and the door panel. Do what I did and paint the inner doors panels with epoxy paint.
Yea, I kinda figured that and I have covered the complete back of each door card with gaffers tape to keep the moisture out. But, what the hell, I spent too much time cleaning the condoms to just throw them out.
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Conner, Here is the 6.5" installed in the rear door.


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Old 01-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #67
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Great job. Looking forward to hearing about how much wind noise is reduced especially after roof sound deadening.

I have a 245 soon to be getting royal treatment. Thanks for the inspiration .
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:44 PM   #68
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Great job. Looking forward to hearing about how much wind noise is reduced especially after roof sound deadening.

I have a 245 soon to be getting royal treatment. Thanks for the inspiration .
it's substantial with the added benefit of reduced radiant heat from the sun

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Conner, Here is the 6.5" installed in the rear door.
Awesome. Do you think there is any chance a speaker 1" deeper than those RF's would ever fit in that location without spacing them?

I may have missed it, but where did you mount your amp(s)?
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Great job. Looking forward to hearing about how much wind noise is reduced especially after roof sound deadening.

I have a 245 soon to be getting royal treatment. Thanks for the inspiration .
It is worth every penny and hour spent IMHO. The link below from Jack is what inspired me to order a new headliner and start the process on the roof. With that done, I estimate about 150 sq foot of .080 sound mat ( about $275.00 from Amazon) will be in the wagon. I will add a layer of foil bubble pack to the roof the same as the floor pan.

The car is almost strange to drive now as quite as it is, not used to it yet. Wife's S40 has more road noise than the wagon. I will update when the roof is done.
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Awesome. Do you think there is any chance a speaker 1" deeper than those RF's would ever fit in that location without spacing them?

I may have missed it, but where did you mount your amp(s)?
Depth won't matter at all in the center section as the window doesn't intrude into that at all.

My amp is in the RR buttcheek , sad to say just laying down in the bottom. Was mounted on a piece of wood from the last owner and I removed that when adding the sound mat. I haven't taken time to make a mount.
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Old 01-28-2017, 11:36 PM   #72
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Today was cargo day. Pulled the rear seat and all the rear trim and re colored the carpets and trim. Can't see replacing the carpet as it's perfect other than being dark blue from the sun. Bought some SEM "Color Cote" that is made for hard trim or cloth/carpet. Followed the instruction as listed and it looks great.





You can see the diff vs the carpet on the rear seat back.

All new trim covers, hardware and rear sill plate.


Seats, new Volvo headliner and dash are next in line. Need more weekend

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Yea, It needs to lose them. I really don't want to put them back with the new headliner, I may scrap them and just plug the holes in the wheel tubs as I would never let anyone ride in the "suicide seat" anyways, unless I really don't like them.
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It is worth every penny and hour spent IMHO. The link below from Jack is what inspired me to order a new headliner and start the process on the roof. With that done, I estimate about 150 sq foot of .080 sound mat ( about $275.00 from Amazon) will be in the wagon. I will add a layer of foil bubble pack to the roof the same as the floor pan.
Where'd you order a new headliner from?
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