I am finishing up installing my new speakers into the Bronco.
I donʻt know if anyone else has reused their OEM speaker parts, but here is what I did.
OEM speaker with connector that can be reused.
I used a soldering iron to unsweat the wires from the connector.
Here is the connector that is free from the speaker. I also cut back the
metal area where the wires attatch to the connector.
Soldering new wires and making a harness is a snap, I wrapped electrical
tape around the harness for safe keeping.
Harness soldered to the new speaker.
New speaker in stock location
Removing the grille and giving it a fresh coat of paint made a big difference
in the appearance. Soon the black grilles will match the new black vinyl flooring in the Bronco.
Reusing the stock connector saved me at least 30.00 on two sets of harnesses. Also I would have had to wait at least a week for the parts to make it here.
At least a small part of my Bronco is going "green".
now that is what i'm talking about, devils in the details.
I always wondered about a small sub inside of the little in the back by the gate, but it doesnnt leave much room to build a proper box.
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One great point about installing a center seat from a Superduty.
The rear mounting points of the center seat falls on the factory reinforcement
brackets(channel) for the stock seatbelts. I was able to secure the new center seat and center seatbelt with peace of mind. The use of 1-1/4" x 7/16" grade 8 bolts, washers and nyloc nuts tied up the install.
Iʻll get more pictures of the center seat after/during the installation of the vinyl flooring.
The center seat forward mounting bracket had to be modified. Pictures will
show how the bracket was cut.
Nice thing about all Bronco floors from at least 92 up, they had the holes (threaded and everything) for both the bucket and bench seats and seat belts. Gives you a lot more mounting options for projects like this.
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It makes the modifications very simple, not to mention the large cabin space which makes life even easier.
The folded center seat makes a comfortable arm rest. I seems like I am locked into the driverʻs seat, almost NASCAR like now.
I canʻt wait to cover all the seats with Wet Okole seat covers.
Since the price tag for these covers are pretty steep, I have to save up a little
more coin for this item on the wishlist.
I think the next project will be the new flooring. It may take my wife, my son and I to tackle the project. I bet it will take a whole day to complete. I am not looking forward to cutting all the holes in the vinyl.
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