My '55 Chevy BelAir Blog

From One Chevy Tri-Five Enthusiast To Another!

The sound of music

Cruisin’ in a classic car is fun, but let’s face it, without tunes, it can get a little boring listening to the hum of the engine.

With all the parts I have laying around, I decided to piece together a sound system. The only thing I was undecided about was where to mount the radio. On one hand I wanted to put it where a radio normally goes but that would require cutting the dash. On the other hand if Imounted it securely under the dash, I could preserve the original look of the car and still have tunes. I went for the under dash mount.

The only other thing I needed was a way to mount the front speakers. Luckily I found a place online that makes durable plastic kick panels especially for 55 Chevys so the speakers can be mounted and still let the air flow.

The only issue I had installing them was the heater assembly. Apparently, someone before me had installed a different heater assembly (square one) under the dash so I had to remove it to get the kick panel to fit properly. Hey who needs heat in Florida? Other than that they fit in as they were meant to and I was in business, and able to cruise in style.