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Radio to fit stock dash opening

Discussion in 'Audio' started by TX Mudder, Jun 2, 2001.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Ok, I'm not going to hack the dash for a DIN radio. My truck is a 73 and it has the center section cutout and the hole on each side for the volume/tuner. Where can I find a replacement head unit? I'm thinking cassette player and CD changer maybe? I currently have a cheapo cassette player fromn Wal-Mart os soemthing, it was in when I got the truck.
     
  2. Prembird

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    i know kenwood make one but it is for an older mustang... has the mustang symbol on it... besides that i am not sure... sorry could be more help...

    Prembird

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  3. tori89k5

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    Just go to a local Circut City or Best Buy, the will have nice 3 hole stereo's and with changer controls too.

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  4. Blazer79

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    Just visit <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.crutchfield.com>http://www.crutchfield.com</A>. They have a lot of search features that allow you to find only what fits your car (truck). Their prices are not the best, though, so you can write down the model # and buy it at a cheaper store.

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  5. ChrisM72beast

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    Just an F.Y.I. Unfortunately, Kenwood is not making a CD changer controlable "knob" stereo. I know cause I
    had the last model made. I broke down and cut the dash : ( Friday.
    I agree Crutchfield is the way to go as far as searching but not buying. You might want to look a local store in
    your area, rather than a large chain store. I've found that you can find discontinued and last years model if you
    ask if they have any clearence specials. Good luck and hope you don't have to cut.
     
  6. '73 K5

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    I used to install stereos at Best Buy and none of the 2 knob stereos we carried had CD changer controls. You could get a digital tuner 2 knobber of any brand and get any RF CD changer to work with it. They don't have to be the same brand. But sound quality would suffer. A dedicated changer will sound like a CD whereas an RF model will sound like a radio station.
    Cutting the dash isn't as scary or damaging as some people make it. The plastic dashes can be found in great uncut shape at junkyards for around $20...thats what I paid for mine. And the metal part that needs to be cut, doesn't have to be cut out. Make 4 horizonal cuts in the metal and bend each side back to allow enough room for the DIN sized radio to slide through. You understand what I'm saying? Then if you ever want to put a stock radio back in, bend the metal back and pop on a new plastic dash and no one will ever know the truck was altered.

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  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Someone hacked my dash before I got the truck and they did a great job, my head unit fits nicely.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  8. SummitXMK

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    LMC has one in there catalog that will also control the cd changer. However they are extrememly proudof it!!


    78K5 Cheyenne
     
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    Yeah, something like $300 proud of it.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  10. Prembird

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    another option instead of using a knob deck with cd controls is using a rf modual cd changer.. just get a nice tape deck.. put the rf mod. from the cd changer between the ant. and the radio and turn the radio into whatever station it is broadcasting on... easier then finding a knob radio with changer controls..

    Prembird
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