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Old 12-03-2011, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 1989 2-door convertible Sidekick has 4-inch speakers on both sides of the rear bench seat. The speakers are set into the interior side panels. The original panels are made of fiberboard that is covered by thin vinyl fabric with foam backing. The fiberboard, vinyl and foam are old, fragile and need to be replaced.

The OEM interior panels are no longer available. I can use the existing OEM panels as templates from which to fabricate aftermarket panels. I want to use interior panel materials that will last, absorb noise and provide a baffle for the speakers.

What interior panel materials should I use to replace the original panels?
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You could check your local lumber or home improvement store for material like the factory panel. I recommend 1/2" MDF (Medium-density fiberboard). Since you're going to make new panels you can upgrade to bigger speakers or relocate the factory speakers. Then cover with automotive grade carpet or paint. Then mount in place with screws placed about 8" apart. Hope this helped.

Post some pictures of your new panels when you get them done thanks
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Here is a good link for car audio, home audio and parts and accessories.

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