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Radio Location in a 41-46
#1376397 Tue Sep 08 2020 07:32 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 24
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New Guy
Can anyone please tell me where the radio, if a radio was available for a 41-46, was located? I prefer not to cut into my dash and thought I could hang it below the dash but there are so many obstructions with the window crank, the vent lever, the switches, and glove box, I am hoping someone has a good solution.
Many thanks to all,
Steve

Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
SH Miller #1376415 Tue Sep 08 2020 10:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,402
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SH, I have a 46 2-Ton Chevy and the second owner.
Bought it from the wife who's husband bought it new in 1946.
It has, what I think, is a factory radio or a dealer add on.
I'll see if I can get a picture of it. If it is not raining right now.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
SH Miller #1376417 Tue Sep 08 2020 10:19 PM
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Got up to the barn and back before it started storming. Got a few pictures.
I don't know if is a factory or a dealer add on.

Hope this helps!
Don

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IMG_2832.JPG (248.04 KB, 117 downloads)
IMG_2831.JPG (229.78 KB, 120 downloads)
Trucks%206.jpg (24.76 KB, 108 downloads)

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
SH Miller #1376523 Wed Sep 09 2020 06:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 155
D
Shop Shark
Look for the pictures the Tim Sheridan posted of his pickup. It shows what I think was the normal radio location on a 41-46 for a GM supplied radio. It hung below the dash to the left of the steering column.

Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
SH Miller #1376538 Wed Sep 09 2020 08:27 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,353
H
Shop Shark
Steve,
The correct radio and location for your 46 is shown in the attached photos. Also a photo of the correct antenna.
Harold

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Radio and dash 1946.jpg (29.2 KB, 80 downloads)
Restored Ready to Install 1.JPG (46.72 KB, 78 downloads)
Restored Ready to Install 4.JPG (59.61 KB, 73 downloads)
Antenna 1946.jpg (14.9 KB, 72 downloads)
Interior 6.JPG (31.92 KB, 63 downloads)
Last edited by Harold46; Wed Sep 09 2020 08:46 PM.

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Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
SH Miller #1376540 Wed Sep 09 2020 08:34 PM
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Harold has it right. I have the same radio installed in the same location on my '42. Works OK and it is fun to have the stock set up. It is only AM, of course, and the integral speaker points to the floor. Unfortunately, I don't have an ear near my left knee and it is very hard to hear over the cab noise going down the road.
Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Radio Location in a 41-46
Harold46 #1376563 Thu Sep 10 2020 12:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
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Harold,
Thank you so much. Pictures are worth 1000 misconstrued words.
Aloha,
Steve


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