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Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1335218 Mon Nov 25 2019 03:42 PM
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I'm at 12-volts and put my radio in the glove box. I considered hanging it out of sight back by the firewall and using the remote that came with the radio but that might have led to distracted driving trying to aim the remote.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1339281 Fri Dec 27 2019 01:03 PM
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I"m looking at this radio for my 49. Anyone have this one that could tell me about the quality? Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/RetroSound-L...---&vehicleName=1949+Chevrolet+Truck


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342408 Thu Jan 16 2020 11:57 AM
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I bought the radio from the link I gave above. I guess I haven't bought a radio in so long I was expecting what I was use to seeing 40+ years ago. It's very small and cheaply made with all plastic knobs. It's like the old heath kits, you have to put some of it together. I stopped on this project to work on the new bucket seats I just bought. Trying to get the drivers side electric seat wired up.

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"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342439 Thu Jan 16 2020 04:05 PM
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I got mine for my 54 from Mongo's garage a member here, looks like an original but digital. my was 12volt so you would have to check on that and yes it around $500.00 but you can get a thing to play music from a memory stick. Or maybe one of these.


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342493 Thu Jan 16 2020 09:42 PM
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I purchased one of the units described in the link that We b Old provided. So far I am quite happy with it.


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342746 Sat Jan 18 2020 09:10 PM
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Ok....got my radio installed. After a dozen trial fits I finally got it the way I wanted. I got the knobs tight but there is a gap on the bottom side which I don't like but I saw no other way to get it to work.

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"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342747 Sat Jan 18 2020 09:13 PM
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Master Gabster
That looks pretty good to me.


1951 GMC 1 Ton Flatbed -- It is finally on the road and what a great time I have driving it!
1951 1 Ton Completed


My Chevy Master 4 Door is on the Road!
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1342748 Sat Jan 18 2020 09:16 PM
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Nice work


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Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
Johnny N #1345227 Thu Feb 06 2020 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny N
Nice work

Thanks


"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
1949 5 Window 3100
Veteran of the USAF
Re: *49 Pickup Radio*
olezippi #1352103 Sat Mar 28 2020 04:50 PM
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Ok guys.....need a little help. Keep in mind I know very little on the electrical side. Finally got around to wiring my radio up. I followed the instruction and it won't come on. Per the instructions I have the yellow wire coming from the radio going to a constant 12 volts on the fuse block acc 12 volts. I have the red wire coming from the radio going to ign on the fuse block. I tested the acc with a test light and it is always hot. I tested the ign on the fuse block and it's only hot when the key is on. There is a fuse on the radio and it's good. I took the yellow wire that is a constant 12 volts and ran it straight to the battery to make sure I was getting the proper voltage. I got nothing. I don't have the speakers or the antenna yet but didn't think I needed them just to see the radio light up. I'm I wrong about that? Either I'm not doing it right or the radio is bad.

Last edited by olezippi; Sat Mar 28 2020 05:07 PM.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape it's an electrical problem"
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