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#528140 - Mon Apr 13 2009 08:40 PM 1952 Radio (GMC)
jeff liot Offline
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Registered: Tue May 31 2005 12:00 PM
Posts: 10
Loc: Victoria
Got this really nice original radio in my '52 1/2T GMC
Is it possible to keep all of the original knobs, dial etc and get a modern AM electronic system attached behind it????
My truck is a mild street rod and I really don't need originality, but it sure would be nice to have a working 12 volt AM radio. (original looking)

Thanks in advance

Jeff
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#528149 - Mon Apr 13 2009 08:58 PM Re: 1952 Radio (GMC) [Re: jeff liot]
tclederman Online
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 24753
Loc: Jarvisburg, NC

Jeff,

Yes, it is possible to convert with modern parts - $300-$400 by a radio shop.

http://www.vintageautoradio.com/index.ph...6&Itemid=55

It is also possible to by a new, modern AM/FM 12v that looks like an original GMC radio (and ports for iPods, etc) - $450-$550 without speaker.

http://www.vintageautoradio.com/index.ph...t&Itemid=67

Tim

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#528165 - Mon Apr 13 2009 09:20 PM Re: 1952 Radio (GMC) [Re: tclederman]
truckernix Offline
Registered: Sun Mar 24 2002 12:00 PM
Posts: 8803
Loc: Bracebridge Ontario Canada
There are differences between these two options. The conversion option usually uses the mechanical tuning mechanism of the old radio and I would think provide an input for an mp3 player. The conversions usually provide both AM and FM.

The completely new models provide AM/FM and MP3 input. The installed radio looks pretty well identical. I think the buttons give electronic tuning which is faster, more accurate and more convenient than the old mechanism. The radio chassis is smaller, lighter and saves space behind the dash.
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