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For those folks out there who wanting every detail of their old truck to be correct, this guide for identifying the truck radio may be helpful. Although we currently only have the descriptions, we are collecting images to go with each one. So, if you've got an image that will fit one of the categories, please send it along to Fred Nixon.
The correct radio from 1947 on up is a fairly well defined. Before that things get a little murky. Trucks were sort of the last place for people to worry about radios because TRUCKS were all about doing WORK. It is interesting to read the old car ads as they try and woo people with all the convenience features and things to add to your enjoyment. Truck ads, on the other hand, were more focused on what you could do with them. Ohhh rah!!
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We received permission to use this technical information which Fred found in the Chat Room of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA). VCCA's sole purpose is to promote the sharing of information about the restoration and operation of vintage Chevrolets (cars and trucks). The author of this information is Ray "Chevradioman" Holland. He is the VCCA's technical expert on old Chevy radios and a member of the Columbia River Region VCCA.
"Hopefully, the information will aid folks in obtaining the correct radio for their "ride." It is intended to depict the correct radio for the truck line and is not intended to cover the car radio line."
Stovebolters are in the process of collecting images to go along with these descriptions. If you've got one that fits (or several), email them to Fred and he'll take it from there! Dave "1958GMCnut" Betker also found this link on Google -- It is for "identifying instrument panels, clusters, gauges, clocks, radios, horn buttons, and horn rings for American cars and light trucks made between 1930 and 1970." Well laid out and some addition details! Good on Google! ~ Editor
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