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*49 Pickup Radio* #1334762 Fri Nov 22 2019 12:14 PM
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olezippi Offline OP
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When I bought my 49 it did not have a radio. I don't think my wife or I would ever use one much but I do need something to put in the hole. Couldn't find any old used radio's on eBay as I assume they are all snagged up for rebuild to get that high dollar. Just can't bring myself to pay $500+ for a repo or rebuilt one that will rarely get used. Don't want the delete. What are my other options?

Last edited by olezippi; Mon Nov 25 2019 12:01 PM.
Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334781 Fri Nov 22 2019 01:47 PM
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tclederman Offline
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"Don't want the delete."

"Don't want the "delete"?
What needs to be deleted, the dash cover plate?
That was not a delete.
That was the standard equipment, probably found in the vast majority of A0 trucks?

Modern options: buy the block-out/cover-plate and use a Cell-Phone/Satellite radio.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334783 Fri Nov 22 2019 01:55 PM
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They sell a nice modern radio that fits nicely in the space. It comes with AM/FM and line input. The upgraded models have more features. It doesn't look like the original but is nicely styled. I think the model that I have seen advertised is called the USA 230.


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334785 Fri Nov 22 2019 01:59 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Good/logical advice, as usual, truckernix.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334792 Fri Nov 22 2019 02:31 PM
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Place a Radio Wanted Ad in the Swap Meet Forum.


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334825 Fri Nov 22 2019 05:08 PM
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I've seen people that have rigged up a stock face plate over a modern radio.


Another quality post.


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: tclederman] #1334895 Sat Nov 23 2019 01:22 AM
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olezippi Offline OP
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Originally Posted by tclederman
"Don't want the delete."

"Don't want the "delete"?
What needs to be deleted, the dash cover plate?
That was not a delete.
That was the standard equipment, probably found in the vast majority of A0 trucks?

Modern options: buy the block-out/cover-plate and use a Cell-Phone/Satellite radio.

They were called a radio delete plate. I guess for the fellows that didn't want the radio. I don't want to use one of these.

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Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1334905 Sat Nov 23 2019 02:09 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
It is/was called a radio control cover plate. A labelled illustration is in that Parts Manual.

That cover was standard equipment - the radio was an RPO or an Accessory.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: tclederman] #1334938 Sat Nov 23 2019 11:56 AM
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olezippi Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Originally Posted by tclederman
It is/was called a radio control cover plate. A labelled illustration is in that Parts Manual.

That cover was standard equipment - the radio was an RPO or an Accessory.

I like the prices ☺

Re: *49 Pickup Radio* [Re: olezippi] #1335195 Mon Nov 25 2019 12:02 PM
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olezippi Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Now the wife says she wants a working radio. Go figure???

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