1966 Polara 880: The Build So Far, or "Bring Money".

TroyCo

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Started a project a few evenings this week: piping in some tunes.

I approached this upgrade on a budget. A Retrosound system would be ideal, but I feel the cost for one of those systems is not ideal for my needs. It all started with a pair of 3.5" speakers I've had kicking around for the past 20 years or so that were too small for everything else I've owned over the years.

With that, I bought the cheapest Bluetooth radio I could find and went about making a new glovebox insert to mount the radio.

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I thought about painting the inside with a hammertone paint, but decided it would be best if the inside were upholstered. Here are the results:

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I'm happy with how it turned out, and it looks a lot better than the old decaying liner.
 

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I decided the old speakers had to go. One would crackle every now and again, and that just won't do. To rectify that, I did the right thing and bought the best $40 speakers that had 1 day shipping Amazon had available.

Pictured below are photos of the speaker plate that I didn't include in the last post, as well as the new ones.

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Lanzar VX320: When *Quality* Matters.

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The sound quality is actually not terrible. Good, in fact. 80 watts peak each, the old Pioneers were only 40. Hopefully they last. If not, I won't be heart broken. I have less than $100 into this stereo setup.
 
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