| Home  Blogs Help Search Login Register  
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Removing foot rest?  (Read 4895 times)
davidewanprice
Guest
« on: August 31, 2007, 09:14:19 pm »

Has anyone ever removed the foot rest. Im asking because id like to fit some new speakers and it would be far easier to do so if i could I could take the rest out. Ive bought some nice replacement speakers for the doors and fitting them went well. I just want to do justice to the rest of the car.
Logged
macaroni
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 533


Murena and Multipla - I like it 3 abreast!


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:27:02 pm »

I thought of this when I fitted some speakers to my car, but decided against it as my foot would always be banging the speaker when not on the clutch.

I had to get some narrow fitment speakers instead.

Logged
davidewanprice
Guest
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 09:39:58 pm »

Well i can get the speaker in but its the cover that gets in the way, but my idea is to remove the rest, fit the speaker and cover, then by hook or crook re-fit the rest. Best made plans! Without sounding like a chav, i cant wait to test them out when ive finished fiiting them, lets face it its got to sound better than 25 year old speakers!
Logged
Anders Dinsen
Administrator
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2908



WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 10:50:03 pm »

I managed to get my Sony speaker tucked in behind the footrest. I have uploaded a photo of it here:
http://gallery.dinsen.net/v/Murena/DSCF0084.JPG.html

Like Macaroni's, my speakers are quite narrow fitment. They are described in another thread.
Logged

'82 Murena 2.2 prep 142
'01 Grand Espace 24v
'08 Smart Fortwo 0,8 cdi
macaroni
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 533


Murena and Multipla - I like it 3 abreast!


« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 12:01:48 am »

My speaker has no cover, but the side of the footrest protects it from my clumsy size 10!

Unless you have spent big money on reference speakers, I wouldn't get too excited about trying out the sound. I tried several speakers and none of them sounded any good; there is just not enough room behind the speaker for the sound to develop.

I got some quite expensive Pioneers and they sound pretty rubbish through my Sony HU. I am going to try a decent Pioneer HU next.

Failing that, ignore all the comments about heat soak, get a pair of Dellortos with open filters and enjoy the sound of some carbs!
Logged
davidewanprice
Guest
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 07:52:33 pm »

Got the speakers in! even the one behind the footrest! It wasnt easy but it sounds so much better! It looks neat too, I used some 17cm Pioneer speakers (if anyone wants the code i can find it) in both the footwells and in the doors. The hole pattern is exactly the same as the factory originals (though the new ones are a tad deeper) so no cutting.

While i was at it i re-fitted the inner door panels so they dont look like they're hanging off, most of the old fittings were missing and had screws hanging in the fibreglass door panel (I used to fear the Mrs slamming the doors!). I got most of the new fittings from Halfords. I also moved the alarm sensors to a better place (Sunvisors were the problem), fitted them on the roof at the back (looks very neet), got all the lights in the interior working AND sorted two bits of trim that were doing my head in! You may have experienced the same, its the ones that cover the vents behind your head on the door pillar above the seat belt housing. The fixings were broken and every time you opened or shut the door they fell in due to the vaccum! The only problem not is that now they've been fixed the vaccum created by shutting the door is greater, resulting in an even harder slam by the Mrs! My poor car!

Well! Im very please with the progress on my car!
Logged
macaroni
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 533


Murena and Multipla - I like it 3 abreast!


« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007, 09:15:52 pm »

I'd like to know what speakers they are, and what headunit you are using.

My speakers sounded crap with an old Sony HU.

Sounds like you have sorted loads of interior problems and I too have issues with those bits of trim behind your ears.
Logged
davidewanprice
Guest
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 12:13:54 am »

So much for progress! After returning from silverstone i got home to find when i closed the door, my inner door skin came off.... Back to square one! Has anyone cured this problem. I used some bits i picked up from Halfords which work similar to a raw plug. Seemed to do the job but within a week they pulled through the fibreglass.. Ideally i need something that can go either side of the fibreglass to both hold the plug and strengthen the fibreglass. Any ideas?
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to: