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12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
#571700 Sat Sep 05 2009 06:23 PM
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Here is one way to get tunes in your ride. Use a 12 volt cassette radio with the a pot on each side. Remove the cover, unscrew the pots and pull the wires or ribbon cables outward. Cut holes in the cover to accommodate the wires. A radio with a U shaped cover is easier to modify. A radio with a flat cover may need to be completely dismantled to get the sides off. Use a radio hole plug for the mounting bracket. Cut a hole in it for the radio front. Screw the bracket to the radio chassis, these screws will be behind the dash. The pot shafts will secure this assembly to the dash. Add spacers between the bracket and the radio to set the radio back, so the knobs are close to the dash.
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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #575517 Fri Sep 18 2009 06:38 PM
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This is great information, please re-size your photos so that we can get a good look.

Regards,

Cosmo


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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
Cosmo #791433 Sun Oct 23 2011 06:11 AM
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Last edited by walterhvogel; Sun Oct 23 2011 06:13 AM.

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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #791687 Mon Oct 24 2011 05:33 AM
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Yes, your link di work, but I would have put in an older style CD player so you di not get the light show like what's on the newer one's. Just my $0.02 though. Looks great though! How di you manage to fit that in there? Did you have to move arund anything under the dash?

Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1146429 Sun Jan 24 2016 10:16 PM
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Last edited by walterhvogel; Sun Jan 24 2016 10:19 PM.

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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1146450 Sun Jan 24 2016 11:56 PM
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I wish the PO on my truck had done this, but NOOOOOOO, he decided to take a tin snips and just cut a hole in the dash for his radio to fit. I have the old part of the dash before I put the replacement in as a souvenir.

http://devestechnet.com/Images/Restorations/1950B/D50b00044lg.jpg
http://devestechnet.com/Images/Restorations/1950B/D50b01002lg.jpg

What to do, and then what NOT to do! Nice job!


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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1146456 Mon Jan 25 2016 12:53 AM
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Is anyone reproducing the radio delete plate?

Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1146490 Mon Jan 25 2016 03:28 AM
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Seems I've seen them offered somewhere....I think. Expensive though if I remember correctly.
And ad in the Swap Meet will probably turn one up for you.


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Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1147609 Mon Feb 01 2016 04:23 AM
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I actually installed the cassett deck from an 85 monte carlo ss that i had. It fit surprisingly well, a bit tight on the control arms but wasnt bad

Re: 12volt radio dash mounted in a '50s chevy
walterhvogel #1147611 Mon Feb 01 2016 04:24 AM
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Also links arent working

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