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Old 02-18-2007, 09:16 PM
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Dog-Resistant Speaker Covers for Rear Deck

The speaker covers in my 380SL were a joke; they were the "modern" type designed to show off the speakers and not actually designed to protect anything. So, I looked for good, metal covers. I just couldn't find any in 6x9. Most of the covers made now are plastic junk, and the few "industrial metal" covers are round only and way too big. So, I made oak frames, stained them walnut, and took some fairly sturdy perforated aluminum and trapped screws inbetween the two parts and JB-Welded things together. They turned out OK, although I am certainly not much of a woodworker. Now, my dogs can walk back there without putting a leg through a speaker or snagging a nail on the grille (the perfs are a lot smaller than their nails).

Does anyone else have this problem? How did you deal with it? I would rather have speakers in the plastic sides but this looks really tough to do well, and the PO cut these holes already; better yet, I'd love to have the deck sold at Performace Products but not at that price.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:41 PM
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That is a grate idea !! I have been thinking about doing something but haven't come up with anything yet. I think I will try something like yours.
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:25 PM
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I wonder if that meant to be a pun
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