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Paula
December 27, 2016, 9:59pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from bxbodger


Brilliant!


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Paula
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Quoted from oldmetalhead82
My stereo is fitted , under the dash to the right of the steering column, the speakers are in the trim panels either side of the rear seat and the amplifier is in the boot.


Ooh is there room?
That sounds good.


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Paula
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Quoted from Nick Jones
As you have a saloon it's just possible you'll be able to hear the stereo at >45mph.......... provided it's a reasonably powerful one.  It's wind noise that is the problem, not mechanical/exhaust noise.

A Vitesse provides it's own sound track  

Nick


Nice!


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Quoted from Paula


Ooh is there room?
That sounds good.


The unit is in one of those plastic under dash mounting boxes (not sure if thats the right name for it) i got it from ebay, its a bit awkward to fit it there , but anyone looking into the car cant see it easily, on the down side you cant see it very well when driving because of the steering wheel !


Dave, North Sheffield. 1967 Herald 1200 Saloon, a rolling resto on a very tight budget.
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Paula
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Quoted from oldmetalhead82


The unit is in one of those plastic under dash mounting boxes (not sure if thats the right name for it) i got it from ebay, its a bit awkward to fit it there , but anyone looking into the car cant see it easily, on the down side you cant see it very well when driving because of the steering wheel !


Oh i see. One of these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIV.....KWTd_1y_GI9sDZg#rwid


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GT6 M
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this meb,e a daft suggestionee t,sum
butt,in my mind, why cant a GT / Spitty center support be fitted  { as in a pic above on Dons car }
then ye got the rad / cassette / disc,or what ever in there

also will most likely stiffen the car up too,!!
or is this a no no amongst Herald / Vit drivers

M


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.







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Paula
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Quoted from GT6 M
this meb,e a daft suggestionee t,sum
butt,in my mind, why cant a GT / Spitty center support be fitted  { as in a pic above on Dons car }
then ye got the rad / cassette / disc,or what ever in there

also will most likely stiffen the car up too,!!
or is this a no no amongst Herald / Vit drivers

M


like this?



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GT6 M
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Yes, like that

Is there any body on err done this to a Herald / Vit
is the holes in the chassis there like the GT / Spittys !!

Ohh, and it needs t,be fused too
thee,s type never ever give trouble
and the last one, can actually help t,keep yer car warm if a fault does occur



M


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.







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Paula
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Quoted from GT6 M
Yes, like that

Is there any body on err done this to a Herald / Vit
is the holes in the chassis there like the GT / Spittys !!

Ohh, and it needs t,be fused too
thee,s type never ever give trouble
and the last one, can actually help t,keep yer car warm if a fault does occur



M


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Don Cook
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The rectangular hole in the centre support doesn't fit modern Radio/CD, i got an alloy adaptor panel from ebay many years ago.


Don Cook
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Nick Jones
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This is the solution I came up with for my Vitesse, which was a direct copy of one I had made for my Herald saloon years ago.

The Herald one was usable, even at motorway speeds.  The Vitesse one is more or less useless above 45 - 50mph due to wind noise drowning it out.

Nick

H frame idea not entirely useful in a Herald/Vitesse as the dash assembly has no structural involvement.



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Paula
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Quoted from Nick Jones
This is the solution I came up with for my Vitesse, which was a direct copy of one I had made for my Herald saloon years ago.

The Herald one was usable, even at motorway speeds.  The Vitesse one is more or less useless above 45 - 50mph due to wind noise drowning it out.

Nick

H frame idea not entirely useful in a Herald/Vitesse as the dash assembly has no structural involvement.


That looks good.
The wood is a good match. What did you use?


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Quoted from Einar
Scroll a bit down on these sites and you got an idea of how I fitted stereo, sub-woofer and speakers.
http://vitesse.no/Garage%202008-2009.html
http://vitesse.no/Garage%202011-2012.html
http://vitesse.no/Garage%202012-2013.html


Thanks for these links I just got a pair of MX5 front seats one, of the links gives how to fit them, I also want to fit a retro radio and speakers. I saw on Triumph sports 6 facebook page a guy had made a flap with a retro radio face, this hinged down and a modern head unit was behind it. Don't know how to copy the link to here. It looked really good.
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Thats the one, i also put two metal strips from the under side of the box to the bulk head to stiffen the box  up, this requires (purists do not read any further) two holes drilling in the bulkhead .


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Paula
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I went for this in the end. Speakers are going in the kick panels.
NIce old looking Caliber Stereo. Think it fits in nicely.
I used one of those black plastic under shelf holders.



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