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52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
#1331982 Wed Oct 30 2019 11:43 PM
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Sometime over the past 58 years some surgical cuts were performed in the area of the stock radio mounting holes. The metal around the area where the volume and tuning knobs would normal be, was removed. Does anyone know if any kind of custom bezel is manufactured to cover up and dress up this area. Not really interested in any cutting and welding to this area as it has been painted to match the interior. Prefer a thin plate with the cut outs or a custom bezel or even a bezel from another radio that would fit, any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks Hugh

Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
kahoys #1331988 Thu Oct 31 2019 12:39 AM
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I had to manufacture this radio dash mount after previous owners had done several butcher jobs on the dash. I could not find a chevy radio for a reasonable price so I grafted the radio out of a 72 Ford. A better radio anyway.

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Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
kahoys #1332347 Sat Nov 02 2019 11:07 PM
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I have a similar predicament. And I'm thinking of just using a thin piece of wood and add a on/off switch and a volume knob... Bluetooth input only.

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Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
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Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
kahoys #1335269 Tue Nov 26 2019 12:36 AM
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Brad I won one of these bidding on Ebay a while back. Ending up returning it as it did not fit, way too much room between the factory knobs, would not fit a factory radio. Was really looking forward to using it.

Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
Brad Allen #1336252 Tue Dec 03 2019 05:54 PM
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That radio trim piece looks pretty nice. What is it called? Can you get it as a repop?


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Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
kahoys #1336330 Wed Dec 04 2019 12:50 AM
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You might try making a card board pattern of what you have in mind and take it to a shop that will laser cut stainless sheet. It's available in both polished and satin finish of many different gauges (thickness). Just a thought. It mostly depends on if you find the right shop that will assist you in converting the dimensions of your pattern into a dxf file. Might not be as pricey as one would think. At least you'd be getting something that you know will work.

Good luck.

John


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Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
kahoys #1336707 Fri Dec 06 2019 09:00 PM
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I used a thin piece of aluminum. made the holes for the knobs where they needed to be and made the radio cut out fit accordingly. Then laid it over a pipe and bent a contour to fit the dash

Re: 52 Chevy pickup half ton/custom radio bezel
jremig #1337584 Sat Dec 14 2019 02:27 AM
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jremig,
Any pics available of ur work, and interest in making one more for a price of course.


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