spent yesterday replacing my passenger side door panel and new speakers.
When I got this car, the passenger side had two or three diagonal places on the upper part of the panel that almost looked like someone laid a curling iron on it....a couple of times.
NightSnake found a panel for me at the local bone yard out of 1997 Mustang. Funny, because the color is Charcoal like most of the 99-04, but the 96 (mine), at least, the interior stuff is not Charcoal, it is black, so the color is very slightly off, but in a tinted car and an all black car, you can't tell. plus, I have a terminator steering wheel and termi seats that match the charcoal anyway.
now, the interesting part.....if you look to buy door panels for these years, i.e., 94-04, they say they are all the same. NOT!!! if you have the mach stereo, the speaker housing up by the mirror for the tweeter requires the door panel to be cut out more to go around the housing for that speaker. I tried and tried to put the newer (to me) panel on there but it would not fit. then compared to the two panels and could see a huge difference in the cut out. wound up having to cut out more of the panel which is some kind of plastic, also had to cut the vinyl to fold down, until it would go around it and fit in where it would go on the door and also not hit the dash on the side when closed.
got it done, but it does not fit like the other one and is not finished on the upper end like the old one. still, it looks better than the old one since I don't see the melted part anymore.
I went ahead and replaced the speakers since I was in there and did not know if they had ever been touched....they hadn't.
another glitch. most of the places I looked for replacment speakers indicated that the speakers were 5.25 round speakers. they did list some 5 X 7, but mostly the 5.25 round. so i buy locally a set of Sony speakers to put in, 5.25. then I get everything apart...they are 5 X 7. so back to the store I go and exchange them. now I have new speakers in both panels up front..next to the rear since they have probably not been replaced either. no pics of the whole process...to busy trying to make everything work.
I might have changed the name of the car too soon...............
1996 SVT Cobra
was Frankenstang Bullitt #4923
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Last edited by Murder Snake; 09-06-2015 at 07:42 PM.