Stereo Speakers

I was looking at replacing the front speaker in the 54 Hornet that are tied to a modern under dash CD player.  The front speaker grill is huge at almost 18” side to side & I’m wondering if one can put 2 speakers there?  Has anyone used modern speakers in that spot & if so what did you find that worked if anything?  

In the rear it looks like there was only one speaker in the middle?  I found a speaker mounted but no grill or hole cut for the speaker…. odd!





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  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,276Senior Contributor
    You most certainly can! 


  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,276Senior Contributor
    You can also put in a pseudo modern Hudson radio




  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 942Senior Contributor
    So how are the speakers secured?  Are they 6x9’s?  Was depth an issue?
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 817Senior Contributor
    I made a plate to mount a set of speakers I pulled from a old boombox in the front speaker mount of my '52.  Just trace the old speaker for a template.  I fit the 2 4-5" (can't remember exact size) speakers into that.  Sounds pretty good with my cheap bluetooth stereo amp I fit to the face of my old radio face - At least I get my kids to complain when I crank the music up. B)  Happy to share how I did my stereo if interested.
  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 942Senior Contributor
    Bluetooth Stereo Amp?  Explain that some more…. Does one still need a head unit with it or not?
  • GrimGreaserGrimGreaser Posts: 817Senior Contributor
    So - this is what I have:  Amazon.com: TSA2110A - 2 x 8 Watt Class D Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Amplifier Board : Electronics.  There are units out there with more output - but this is plenty for a pair of old boombox speakers.  Unless it's cranked to 11 - I can't really hear it over my exhaust anyway...  B)

    Dirt cheap and simple - you'll have to play music from your phone or some other Bluetooth player (I never listen to over-the-air radio anymore - my blood-pressure is high enough, thanks.  God I hate commercials...).  I made 3D printed parts to use the left 3 stock radio buttons to push the 3 buttons on the amp board for volume/skip/play/pause. All I have from the original radio is the face and buttons.  
  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 942Senior Contributor
    I’m with you, really hate commercials & thus I only really use Spotify anymore. Thus streaming from my phone is ideal, especially if I get it mounted on the dash.  

    Last night as I was thinking I might understand where you were coming from I ran across this on Amazon.  It looks like the souped up version of what you did.  I’m not super stereo savvy but it looks promising to just connect to the amplifier & run from my phone via Bluetooth.  Well at least that’s what I want to do anyway!


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