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Old 11-27-2007, 11:49 AM
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I honestyl don't know a thing about the 79's.... I do know that older cars were prone to using larger speakers but I bet that the size of the speakers is based on the trim level, for example if it was a "top of the line" (EX or whatever they called it then) I would assume it was 6x9's in the rear.

The easiest way to cover yourself on this is to call crutchfield and ask, that way when you order them, if they are wrong you can simply tell them that they mis-informed you and you just want to trade for the proper size.
 
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:20 PM
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.... or you can wait until you have the car to see what you are replacing.
 
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:30 PM
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1979 huh? When you get her be sure to post some pictures. I don't think I have ever seen that generation.
 
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:14 AM
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We prefer that all members help each other rather than segregating into generations. Also, help on an issue in one generation can often be applied to another gen. From the Wiki below, I gather that this can be a coupe or a sedan and can be a base model or an LX. Woohoo!!! A 2-speed auto!

EDIT: Also, if it has a digital clock, power steering and AC, it's an LX

The first generation Honda Accord was launched in 1976 as a two-door hatchback with 68horsepower (51kW), a 93.7-inch (2,380.0mm) wheelbase, and a weight of about 2,000pounds. It was larger than the tiny Civic at 162inches (4,115mm) long. The Accord sold well, due to its moderate size and great fuel economy. In 1978 an LX version of the coupe was added which came with air conditioning, digital clock, and power steering. In 1979 a four-door sedan was added to the lineup, and power went to 72hp (54kW) with the introduction of the 1751 cc EK-1 engine. In 1980 the optional two-speed automatic of previous years became a three-speed automatic. Slightly redesigned bumper trim, new grilles and taillamps, and remote mirrors on the 4-door (chrome) and the LX (black plastic) models. The CVCC badges were deleted. In 1981 an SE model was added for the first time, with novio-leather seats and power windows. Base model hatchbacks received the same smaller black plastic remote mirror that the 4-door, LX, and SE 4-door received at the same time. Instrument cluster revised with mostly pictograms, instead of the worded warning lights and gauge markings. Nivorno Beige (code #Y-39) replaced with Oslo Beige (#YR-43). Dark brown was discontinued, as was the bronze metallic. Shifter redesigned to have a stronger spring to prevent unintentional engagement of reverse, instead of the spring-loaded shift **** of the 1976 through 1980 model cars. The first generation Accords suffered from rustproofing issues, especially in the rust-belt states, where it was not uncommon for the strut towers to rust out and then fail. Once that occurred, the cars were no longer safe to drive and became parts cars. It is recommended to check for rust problems in those areas when looking at a 1st generation Accord. The cars are otherwise very reliable and fuel efficient.
 
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:22 AM
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/honda-accord1.htm

Here's another good write-up on the first gen accord.


I'm thinking that the car wasn't around long enough for there to be alternate speaker sizes. At the time, it was unusual to have a radio at no extra cost! ...... so I'd just go with Crutchfield's recommendations on this and also spend the extra 10 bucks so that if they are wrong, you are dealing with a reputable company.
 
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:19 PM
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Hey can you say Pimp My Ride? hahaha jk jk most of their cars are so tasteless.

That is a pretty sweet ride though, it even has a stock alpine headunit.
 
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:29 PM
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wow.. that's a beater if i've ever seen one...

looks crazy.. have fun with it!
 

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