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b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
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03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 08, 2015 12:19PM

I liked the idea of built in speakers in the Miata and Fiero seat swaps. But having a limited budget and wanting to keep a more stock look I came up with this.
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Starting with a set of headrest in such bad shape I couldn't tell they were supposed to have a wood strip along the bottom to staple the ulpolstery onto. I ended up using sheet metal screws to attach the cover.
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I fabricated sheet metal boxes to house the speakers.
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I split the foam cover lenthwise and opened up the cavities to fit the new speakers and used contact cement to reassemble the two halves.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4466 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 08, 2015 11:17PM

So very, very cool!

Does the third photo show that you tried two different kinds of speakers, or does it show the front and back views side-by-side?


b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(16 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 09, 2015 09:52AM

Thanks, its front and back views. I wired the drivers side as the front speakers and pass. side as rear speakers so the volume can be adjusted from side to side.

Bob


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3922 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 09, 2015 12:52PM

Very nice!


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(211 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: March 09, 2015 04:03PM

I like it!


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1501 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 17, 2015 08:37PM

Nice job! Did you vent the rear of the headrest to allow the speakers to breathe?


b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(16 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 17, 2015 09:01PM

No should I? they sound fine to me



mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1501 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 17, 2015 09:19PM

From Mr.Mikes webpage...(scroll down through the instructions)

[www.mrmikes.com]


b6281t
Robert Stolt
Glenwood City, WI
(16 posts)

Registered:
03/01/2015 10:39AM

Main British Car:
77 MGB 2008 GM 3800 with T5

Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: b6281t
Date: March 26, 2015 09:48PM

Thanks for the feedback Rick I'm always open to learning something new. I made the speaker headrest 9 years ago and I'm no audiophile but they do sound fine to me.
Bob


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1501 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: MGB headrest speakers
Posted by: mowog1
Date: April 04, 2015 05:51PM

I was talking with Kelvin Dodd (Moss Motors) at the BMTA conference last weekend.

I think he's going to be doing a conversion similar to yours for his MGB.


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