Help me fit new speakers to Dodge Caravan Wheelchair Van

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Richard Galli, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. My son is paralyzed. He has a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan that was converted to
    wheelchair use by stripping out the rear seats and cutting a channel/ramp in
    the floor so he can drive his wheelchair in from the rear hatch. He needs
    new sound equipment, and his speakers are giving us problems.

    1. Please point me to an online source of information (with photos if
    possible) showing how to get access to the rear-side-panel and front door
    speakers. The rears are especially troublesome.

    2. If anyone has actually upgraded a recent Caravan with new speakers, and
    they are GREAT, let me know which ones you chose.

    3. Of the speakers he has heard, his favorite are Boston Acoustics 6.5
    pros, which at 6 1/2 inches are oversize for the door and rear panel
    locations. Assuming we ultimately can't make those locations work, please
    point me to a vendor who might offer speaker enclosure pods that might
    attach to the rear header (ceiling). Because he has to drive in from the
    rear, we probably need two separate pods, because a wide unit might not
    leave enough headroom in the middle when he drives his chair in.

    Because the entire rear floor area is taken for his wheelchair ramp, and the
    spair tire and some hydraulic gear is located inside the car, and because we
    also have other support cargo to carry, our speaker placement options are
    comparatively limited. I don't even want to think about where we are going
    to mount the amplifier, but if I can get the speakers sorted out I will find
    a place.


    Best wishes,

    Richard Galli

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    Richard Galli, Aug 30, 2003
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