Q: Rear Speaker Placement
I see that Year one sell boxes for rear speakers for Convertibles. I’ve seen a picture of a rear convertible seat with a speaker mounted in the center top of it but were dual speakers factory mounted in the rear of the car ? and if so where and were “grills” used ?…under/in the well liner ? All the catalogues refer to a “rear parcel shelf” but this would only be for the coupe?
A: All 1967, 1968, and 1969 Firebirds with a rear speaker option had them mounted on the right side, whether coupe or convertible. Cars with the Stereo options had 4 speakers – 2 in the kick panels, and 2 in the rear. There were no center mounted rear speakers. The convertible needed a housing, and it was the same cardboard material used for the glovebox. It hung by 2 screws from the support that the rear seatback support was connected to, and went under the top storage well. There was a hole cut through the well, and the speaker grille clamped the well liner between it and the speaker housing.
Most every option a Firebird could have that required something screwed to the car had indentations stamped in the location the optional components mounted to, so you might find exactly where the speaker housing screws go. I believe the Service Manual has some diagrams for installation, as some were dealer installed as accessory kits.
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