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Old 06-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #15
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Very, very nice look!

This is what I use everywhere I can! Cambridge SoundWorks Model 12 Portable Speaker System : Speaker Systems
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:19 AM   #16
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Though I would share what I did on my 68 Overlander that I am restoring. I went with a scosche auto stereo that can be completely controlled by a smartphone via a app (iphone or android) Meaning I can change the radio stations, stream music, play Pandora, play a cd, and even place phone calls over the stereo system using my iPhone all without wires. I can even sit outside under awning and control everything including volume simply with my phone.

In term of speakers, I went 6x9 Infinity Reference series that I bought off amazon mainly of the excellent reviews. I concur with the excellent reviews some of the cleanest sounding speaker I have heard in a while. 5 Stars for sure.

I mounted the stereo in a under the dash mounting box that I flipped upside down and mounted to the overhead cabinet. Again you can find these on Amazon. See pics.

I replaced the faded speaker fabric but decided to go with a vintage speaker fabric used on the classic Fender Amps of the 60s. You know the one Hendrix and Clapton used to use! I redid the sliding Cabinet door with aluminum. I even order a 60s fender emblem to finish the project off.

I am happy with the results. The system sounds amazing and I think it looks cool while remaining vintage. Like being able slid the cabinet door shut and control the systems with my remote/phone!
Way cool setup!
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #17
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Alike minds think great

Wyomingair, I LOVE what you have done. I am a Fenderholic. i have similar plans for my for my dinette. I bought some blonde tolex, blonde grill cloth, and vintage fender logo plate, to match my 1961 blonde Bandmaster. I think American made Airstream, an Fender amplifiers, go together like apple and pie. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my mug.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:02 AM   #18
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Wyomingair, I LOVE what you have done. I am a Fenderholic. i have similar plans for my for my dinette. I bought some blonde tolex, blonde grill cloth, and vintage fender logo plate, to match my 1961 blonde Bandmaster. I think American made Airstream, an Fender amplifiers, go together like apple and pie. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my mug.
What is that weird photoshopped rig in your avatar? Looks like 50 footer with 4 roof airs!
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #19
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What a beautiful setup! Can I ask where you got the trim for your table?
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1948 Seeburg speakers.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:40 PM   #21
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As well as looks, what's behind the speakers is key

I think that a good pair of 6X9" quality speakers, such as the Infinities mentioned above could give a very satisfactory sound, if you have matching quality electronics to drive them.

But: I am not alone in firmly believing that the enclosure that contains those speakers is just as important as the speakers themselves, if not more so.

They must be mounted on a rigid, non-resonant surface, and the volume of air enclosed behind the baffle board must be of a critical size and made of equally rigid material.

To ensure that the enclosures are properly designed and built, I would suggest you consult a high-end car audio shop, and either follow their instructions, or have them build it for you.

You won't be unhappy. It has been proven over and over again that a speaker is only good as its enclosure allows it to be.
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What a beautiful setup! Can I ask where you got the trim for your table?
The trim I used was ordered from Vintage Trailer Supply. I agree with the comments about the importance of the speaker enclosure, with that said I am very happy with the sound quality I have using the stock overhead speaker placement in my Overlander.
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