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Old 02-09-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default 40 standard speaker grille question

I have a Standard 40 2 door that dos not have a radio. I can see through the radio speaker grille to the firewall. My question is should there be a black out material on the back side of the speaker opening or not? If so, is there a certain type used as standard and if so, supplier.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: 40 standard speaker grille question

Yes, there is a black out material. It's called radio speaker grille cloth.
C and G Parts sells it. Part # 40-18806
https://cgfordparts.com/wwwsectionfi...o_speaker.html When I bought a piece from Drake back in the early 1970's it had the same part # as C and G does today. The color was black. Make sure C and G has the black color as they use the same part # as DRAKE did but it may be a different color as it isn't specifically listed for a 1940 Ford. If you are not building a concourse car you can use black window screening material.
Go to Ebay and look for "Radio speaker cloth material". Most vendors will sell you a smaller piece for your speaker. When it's installed you can't really see the pattern.

Ebay has this speaker cloth which looks like mine.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Rad...YAAOSw-0xYcSyj
this also:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Rad...8AAOSwttVaIqmT

Folks who restore 40 Fords to OEM specs probably know exactly which cloth is correct.

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Old 02-09-2019, 08:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: 40 standard speaker grille question

I used a piece of black door panel board in the back of my speaker grille.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: 40 standard speaker grille question

Thank you 19Fordy and TJ, this was exactly the information I need.
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