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Old 03-20-2010, 09:55 PM
nismo2k6 nismo2k6 is offline
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Default How to Install Door Speakers (1987 ranger)

My 1987 Ranger did not come with factory door speakers so I had to modify my door panels by making a custom speaker bracket. See the pictures below.

Stock door panel.


Remove door panel and mark the speaker cutout hole in an area that does not obstruct the window crank.


Cut-out speaker hole with jig saw.


Measure size of new speaker bracket and cutout speaker hole.


Drill holes on bracket in the areas that will have direct contact with the door surface.


Although the two pieces of sheet metal fit very tight, I added some silicone to avoid any possibility of speaker vibration.


Attach speaker bracket to door sheet metal using 1/8" rivets.


Use plenty of rivets for a solid fit.


Trace speaker hole onto door panel.


Cut out speaker hole using 4" hole saw.


Drill from the inside out for a clean cut.


Run speaker wire through rubber grommets on doors and insert screw clips.


Attach speaker.


Attach speaker grill and repeat the entire process for the other door.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:06 PM
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Default re: How to Install Door Speakers (1987 ranger)

Looks nice, good job. I might be a little worried about the speaker wires getting pinched in the door.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:10 PM
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Default re: How to Install Door Speakers (1987 ranger)

Yes, that is a concern. I need to find a way to glue/secure the wires to the door hinge housing so that they don't come into contact with the moving parts.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default re: How to Install Door Speakers (1987 ranger)

Just a suggestion but I would say find some plastic flexible insulation and run it behind the hinge. Then wrap it in electrical tape. It works for modern cars. As long as you get a thick enough diameter insulation it won't get caught in the hinge. Good luck and it does look nice. I bet it sounds a lot better.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:10 PM
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Default re: How to Install Door Speakers (1987 ranger)

My 87 Ranger has speakers already so i hope this wont be a problem for me thanks for the guide tho !
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