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Radio??????
#1420206 Wed Aug 11 2021 01:05 AM
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Hello folks,
Have any of you installed a AM/FM stereo with Bluetooth , that you didn’t cut the dash. 12 volt, I’m looking for one that has the Bluetooth built-in . I’m wanting to stream music through the Bluetooth. Please let me know what you have if you don’t where you purchased the unit. A picture would really be nice.

Thank you
Dendo
email dennis1959@bellsouth.net

Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1420236 Wed Aug 11 2021 07:12 AM
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What year truck?


58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.
Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1420248 Wed Aug 11 2021 12:14 PM
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They make new ones that fit the original opening. Most venders carry them. Look in eBay and fo a search for “1952 Chevy Truck Radio” and substitute your year for 1952.


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Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1430887 Sun Nov 21 2021 05:35 PM
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Read the reviews carefully, I bought a well known brand name radio which was far from inexpensive, but this year (just off warranty) the audio adjustment quit. It's not mechanical either, its a failed capacitor or chip somewhere so basically junk now.

That said, it did fit nicely.

I can't believe I don't have a photograph of it - I'll try and remember to grab one today. Would have it out driving today but it's pouring rain.

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Sun Nov 21 2021 11:36 PM.

1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1430891 Sun Nov 21 2021 06:22 PM
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I would contact them and maybe it can be fixed, I would hope they would rather have a happy customer than one that would report back to every one that owns a old truck that they don’t last.


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1430902 Sun Nov 21 2021 07:22 PM
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As far as location is concerned, I put a modern radio in the glove box. A faceplate with knobs plug up the original holes.

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1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

29 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 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: Radio??????
KEVINSKI #1430930 Sun Nov 21 2021 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KEVINSKI
I would contact them and maybe it can be fixed, I would hope they would rather have a happy customer than one that would report back to every one that owns a old truck that they don’t last.

Excellent point, Kevinski. I'll remove the brand name from my post as I don't want it to come off like a criticism. They look good.

The point I intended to make there was simply to check the reviews and make a fully informed decision. The issue I ran into turned out to be commonly reported (but I didn't research it before I bought it).


1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Radio??????
Wally / Montana #1430984 Mon Nov 22 2021 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Wally / Montana
As far as location is concerned, I put a modern radio in the glove box. A faceplate with knobs plug up the original holes.

I have seens this idea mentioned a few times. Do you have to cut out the back of the glove box to make it fit? Or just punch a hole for the wirinf?


58 Apache, long bed fleetside, V8 w/SM420
Drivable but the rear axle needs work.
Re: Radio??????
Dendo #1430987 Mon Nov 22 2021 04:51 PM
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The radio fit fine but you might make some measurements. I attached it to a 1x4 using the little screw holes in the bottom of the radio. I then bolted the 1x4 through the bottom of the glove box. You can see the bolt head in the picture.

A cheap $70 Insignia radio didn't last long. My '48 rides like a truck.

My much nicer $70 Sony has lasted for years.

Last edited by Wally / Montana; Mon Nov 22 2021 04:52 PM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

29 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 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: Radio??????
Dendo #1430997 Mon Nov 22 2021 06:55 PM
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I bought a $30 radio a $10 antenna and a pair of $30 speakers from wally world. My radio has been floating around unmounted in the glove box for three years with out a problem. The antenna is in the glove box as well and comes in fine. I didn't want to bastardize my 6 volt system so I wired the cigar lighter and the radio to a solar panel on my tool box. People have asked if my truck is solar powered.

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