Mustang Kick Panels with Speaker Openings (1967-1968) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Phillips Head Screw Driver
Install Difficulty:
  • Easy
  • Easy Project
1. To get started installing your new Mustang Custom Autosound COM-KMC2 Kick Panels with Speaker Openings, open the box and check out your new parts. They will fit any aftermarket speaker with a 6.5 inch diameter opening.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
2. The displacement on the speaker holes on these kick panels was pretty shallow for typical Mustang 6.5 inch speakers so I used inexpensive 1 inch standoffs for installation of my speakers.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
3. I also used a Mustang Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit on the backside of my kick panels to make the plastic more rigid. This will lessen the flex and stop unwanted noise or buzzing.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
4. Now that the new kick panels are prepped with the new speakers and Dynamat, remove the original Mustang kick panels. To do so, remove the door sills by removing all nine Phillips head screws on each side. The original kick panels are held in place with two Phillips head screws. Remove them. There is a curved lip along the door's opening edge, so you have to pull the panels towards the back of the car to release them.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
5. For additional help with cabin temperature and road noise, Mustang kick panel insulation was installed using Mustang spray adhesive to attach it to the kick panel.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
6. The insulation comes with a perforated opening for the speaker wire. Run it through the opening and connect it to your sound system. Once they're connected, test the Mustang speakers before you finish installing the kick panels.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
7. To install the kick panel, I simply pressed it in place over the door opening lip. I don’t plan on using additional installation screws because it is a tight fit, and the kick panels did not come with pre-drilled holes for any mounting screws. However, if I notice the kick panels flexing as time passes, I will install self-tapping screws.
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image
8. Reinstall the aluminum door sill, then enjoy your new Mustang Custom Autosound Kick Panels with Speaker Openings and your new speakers!
Mustang Kick Panel with Speaker Openings Install Image