Registered: Tue May 31 2005 12:00 PM
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)
Registered: Sun Mar 24 2002 12:00 PM
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.