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Re: Radio
#86932 Fri Oct 22 2004 10:12 PM
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Master Gabster
I must add to my previous comments about cleaning. On the AD radio, I discovered that alchohol actually melts the front bezel. So I wouldn't touch that nice frony plastic with it.


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Re: Radio
#86933 Sat Oct 23 2004 04:11 AM
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Shop Shark
Quote
Originally posted by 46forme:
That's a pretty cool radio. Where are you going to mount it?
It's not as big as the photos make it look. From what I understand in the rare instances where these were in these trucks they were mounted below the headlight switch. This is also where I was planning to mounti my fog, hear and def switches. Those will now go on the other side of the sttering wheel.

I'm still debating in my own head if I should even wpend the time to try to get it to work or just use the caseing and front to house a modern radio.


Tim Sheridan
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Re: Radio
#86934 Sat Oct 23 2004 04:44 PM
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There is only about $6 of capactors in the radio that need replacing and can be replace in about an hour or so with a soldering gun. I find the tube radio as well has a different sound than the modern transistor radios of toda, much softer, and i seem to get more radio stations. The only problem is having the tubs checked, but checking around you should be able to find a TV shop that still has a tester, just make up a diagram of the tube locations (may already be one on the inside of the back cover) and check to make sure that there is still a readable number on the tube.

Re: Radio
#86935 Fri Nov 12 2004 06:21 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
If you do decide to go the restoration route and find that you need a replacement tube or two, let me know. Along with my goofy old truck hobby, I have a goofy old tube amplifier hobby. Who knows, you might be able to get replacements locally, but I've got several crates of old tubes in the basement that I'd be happy to dig through for you.

Honda DOHC V-6 is to a Stovebolt
as a
Media-card MP3 player is to a Tube stereo

They both get the job done, but so much of the soul gets lost along the way.

Analog forever!


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Re: Radio
#86936 Sat Nov 13 2004 06:04 PM
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If anybody is interested in one of these radios I've seen three of them on e-bay in the last three days. None of them are mine by the way.

Item number: 4503960666

Item number: 4504067089

Item number: 4504066505

When it rains it pours...........


Tim Sheridan
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Re: Radio
#86937 Sat Nov 13 2004 08:34 PM
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Posts: 6,844
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Master Gabster
tim, i just got my custom classic truck magazine and in there they in stalled all the switches inside the glove box in a 41 willys truck to clean up the dash looks slick. i have also seen the radio installed there. the truck won top 8 at the ridler show in chicago. i would bet it cost over 200,000 to do professionaly it took 6 1/2 years to do. ron


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Re: Radio
#86938 Thu Nov 18 2004 01:06 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,459
Extreme Gabster
I plan to build a custom fiberglass glovebox and mount a modern DIN radio in it. I just picked up a new Kenwood unit for my BMW that plays CD's as well as MP-3 and WMA files burned on a CD-Rom, so you can stuff several hours of music in there. It cost less than $160. I love it, it makes 50W/ channel and sounds great. The unit has a full function remote control so you could control it with the glovebox shut if you provided a pathway for the IR sensor to run the remote. An alternate location would be under the seat or behind the dash on some sort of power up/down motorized mount so you could make it dissapear.

I plan to mount a pair of Blaupunkt 6" speakers in the front part of the headliner and a pair firing up from behind the seat. A small sub under the seat would create a pretty nice system. Just use dynamat to control the noise.

I don't mind things showing in the interior as long as metal wasn't sacrificed to do it.


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Re: Radio
#86939 Fri Nov 19 2004 03:36 PM
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Master Gabster
i just found a place to convert the radio without changing the look. go to s&m electro tech.com. they list prices and pictures of the finished product. not cheap. hope this helps. ron


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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Radio
#86940 Sun Nov 21 2004 04:55 AM
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That is awesome.I would see if it worked before I gutted it,obviously it would be worth a lot more in working order,and the truck would be worth more with an original working radio.

You can mount a nice stereo under the dash and out of sight


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