View Full Version : Looking for rear seat speaker grille for 1965 commander sedan

07-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Hi guys! I know they are rare, but does anybody have a rear seat speaker grille/bezel for a 1965 commander sedan? Specifically in red if one can be choosy:) Thanks in advance!


07-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Weren't the rear speaker in 65s on the rear deck between the seat and the rear window?

07-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Yes it was directly in the middle of the rear parcel/package tray, saw one at Dover.

07-07-2014, 01:38 AM
The Speaker is a 4"X10" the same as the front speaker, and must be a 10 OHM, not the common 4-8 or 8 OHM if you are using the Original Studebaker/Delco Radio.
So the Grille fits a 4X10.

stude dude
07-07-2014, 02:07 AM
Those grilles are rare but there is a GM one available that looks very close, possibly even the same. Hopefully someone one the forum here will have previously compared them.


07-07-2014, 06:06 AM
I used an aftermarket one that fits early Mustangs. It fits, but naturally is not originally.

07-07-2014, 09:10 AM
I can probably help you with the original grille as I don't need it for my '64 conv. project.
Rob in PA.

07-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Rob, I'm interested in the grille. Also want to talk to you about that wagonaire! Ill pm you tomorrow after work. Thanks

07-08-2014, 03:14 PM
Studerich, I put the replacement speakers in from stude international. I don't know if they are 8 or 10 ohm. What would happen if we used 8 ohm speakers and where can you get 10 ohm speakers? Thanks

Wayne Youngward
07-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Speaker impedances are nominal at best. The effect of using an 8 ohm rather than a 10 ohm would be negligible.

07-08-2014, 05:10 PM
i agree with Wayne!:!:

now if you were going for a "audiophile" sound with high wattage amps, sub-woofers, etc. - there might be a problem with ohms... most speakers have a notice on the magnet with the info you want.

just make sure all the screws, etc. are tight. that should keep any rattle away.:)

07-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Great! Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice!

07-09-2014, 04:17 AM
I think Dennis Dupont of Derry, NH had a NOS rear speaker kit of this vintage on his table in the swap meet at Dover.

07-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Is Dennis the gentleman that had a NOS 65-66 clock? Missed the rear speaker kit.

07-09-2014, 07:04 AM
http://www.turnswitch.com (http://www.turnswitch.com/speakers.htm......If)

If you want original, great sounding speakers, that won't blow out your output of your radio (because of too low an impedance) Here is your answer.

07-10-2014, 06:51 AM
No, it was me who had the NOS clock.