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Old 23rd September 2021, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hello--

How would I go about finding replacement foam for the woofer? They are Jensen 6x9 triaxials from the early 80's. While yes, I could get a drop in replacement...they are period correct for my 1981 toyota, and the people who installed them even signed the back of the body card! (will have to get a pic of it~). I think the speaker and tweeter suspension is fine, though I'll have to take mine out and inspect further.

This is a generic pic of them. I need to get the grills off mine.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 08:56 PM   #2
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I don't know where you are based, but here is a supplier of 6 x 9 inch oval foam surrounds: https://speakerrepairshop.nl/en/foam...nds/g-20000074
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Old 23rd September 2021, 09:13 PM   #3
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Ah yes, I remembering installing some of those back in the day.

Foxx, love is blind. Do yourself a favour. Have your friends over for a commemorative funeral pyre for the Jensen's on a Friday, and on Saturday morning install the new ones you bought on Thursday.

And yes, while you could get a drop in replacement...
Oh wait, that really is what you should do. I won't go into the details, just trust those who have been there.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 09:17 PM   #4
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I had a pair of those (with the blue cones) in the rear deck of my 1972 Nova.
Like Cal mentioned, when they rot, get new speakers.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 09:45 PM   #5
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I don't know where you are based, but here is a supplier of 6 x 9 inch oval foam surrounds: https://speakerrepairshop.nl/en/foam...nds/g-20000074
I'll take a look, though I am state side :/
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Old 23rd September 2021, 09:46 PM   #6
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Ah yes, I remembering installing some of those back in the day.

Foxx, love is blind. Do yourself a favour. Have your friends over for a commemorative funeral pyre for the Jensen's on a Friday, and on Saturday morning install the new ones you bought on Thursday.

And yes, while you could get a drop in replacement...
Oh wait, that really is what you should do. I won't go into the details, just trust those who have been there.
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I had a pair of those (with the blue cones) in the rear deck of my 1972 Nova.
Like Cal mentioned, when they rot, get new speakers.
How about no. I'd rather try fixing them before dropping some gaudy speakers into it, or wasting big money on good speakers. $20 for surrounds and glue, a little bit of time wont hurt
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Good luck but the paper of the cone is probably bitched as well.

For 45$ you can replace them with Kenwood.

Kenwood - Road Series 6" x 9" 3-Way Car Speakers with Cloth Cones (Pair) - Black

Frankly, I find these far less "gawdy" than those Jensens.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 09:56 PM   #8
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Good luck but the paper of the cone is probably bitched as well.

For 45$ you can replace them with Kenwood.

Kenwood - Road Series 6" x 9" 3-Way Car Speakers with Cloth Cones (Pair) - Black

Frankly, I find these far less "gawdy" than those Jensens.
the paper is fine, just the foam is gone. and, new speakers in a 40 year old car looks like *** tbh
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Fair enough... I just care less about aesthetics than sound quality, and I just assume the Jensens are not as good. I could be wrong of course. Just going on any speakers I've ever had in any old car. All of them had gotten wet at some point - in 10 different cars! Every time, I replaced them with something polypropylene... Repairing any of those speaker didn't even occur to me. I even put a pair of 12 inch house speakers in the trunk once (free is good).

For 20 bucks give it a try. If it works, you'll feel like you accomplished something. If not, you know they make 6x9's every day.
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Old 23rd September 2021, 10:23 PM   #10
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I just assume the Jensens are not as good. I could be wrong of course.
You are

I used to correspond with an old Jensen Engineer.
They worked under the heavy constraint of not being allowed to spend more than $6 or so in parts (1976 $6, about 1000000 Micky Mouse modern Dollars he he ), he told me that they had whole rooms of spare parts ("everybody" sent them samples, go figure) and he could easily build Open Baffle worth dual cone speakers with incredibly flat and wide response (again by open baffle single driver standards that is) , at least on axis.
I believe him.

Including the sad day when they were told the fatidic words: "no new parts orders, build what you can with whatīs available" .......

Joys of Globalization.

At the end they had been depending on *one* last Car manufacturer .... when they didnīt renew the contract .......
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