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Speaker grills
Written by rvicke on 3/13/2012 at 03:00 am

Mine didn't have speakers, so I took the dash off, cut out the holes using the
pattern laid into the plastic dash, sanded it down cleanly, and fabricated the
speaker 'covers' by going to the auto junkyard and going through the cars until
I found a suitable speaker cover 'grill'....think I found it in a BMW, but not
sure if it was stock....cut them to fit and epoxied them into the back of the
dash.? Painted it all with a glossy plastic black paint (the plastic underneath
the factory paint is an off white, and reinstalled over a good pair of marine
speakers (my PC lives outside).?

After seeing another owner do it and asking, I used a hobby knife to cut the
cut-outs out of the plastic dash.? Going slowly and a couple of passes, it fell
out....just go slow, easy to get out of the pattern.

It probably would have 'looked' better the second time through, but I do have
sound now.....don't use it on short trips, but long ones....sure is nice.? If
I'm ever flush with cash, I may buy another one and try it the second time....;)

Good luck...

Rick

Message Thread for message #111258

craigmrihit
3/13/2012, 12:24 am
Speaker grills
Hey guys, While my PC is at the shop getting repaired, I want to determine how I'm going to go about adding speakers to the fairing. I looked and cannot find any "how to" guides. Are there off the shelf speaker grills available or will

    swiftly1...
    3/13/2012, 12:30 am
    Speaker grills
    You are on your own. Both of my PC's came with OEM grills and I put Hona marine speakers in. Dick ________________________________ From: Craig <

    obijuanak
    3/13/2012, 01:14 am
    Speaker grills
    I fabricated my own from 6" round speaker grills. Just measure cut and bend (mine stood off the panel surface by about 1/4" instead of being flush). Take your time. A final pass with black spray paint will keep them looking good. Then

    rvicke
    3/13/2012, 03:00 am
    Speaker grills
    Mine didn't have speakers, so I took the dash off, cut out the holes using the pattern laid into the plastic dash, sanded it down cleanly, and fabricated the speaker 'covers' by going to the auto junkyard and going through the cars until I fo

    gamick08
    3/13/2012, 02:37 pm
    Speaker grills
    Craig, the panel where the speaker grills go is designed to be removed, id. the goove makes the plastic there thinner than the rest of the panel. Artful use of an Xacto knife and a little finishing will do the job. For speaker grills I us