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Radio's for an uncut dash

Discussion in 'Audio' started by Storm24m, May 12, 2002.

  1. Storm24m

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    Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    Anyone know where to find a decent AM/FM cassette radio that would fit an uncut dash? I guess those are out of date now. I can't find them anywhere.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    Try LMC. They are posted in the catalog,but they are pretty expensive.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    I see the old knobers at alot of pawnshops. Try www.crutchfield.com and www.cmttrading.com I don't know if either one has them or not, but you could look.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    J.C. Whitney has them. The last time I looked they even had ones with Chevy logo's etc.

    It'd be cheaper to just cut the dash and get a newer style radio though. just my $.02
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    I always thought it would be "stealthy cool" to install an original factory AM Radio (preserving the factory hole) but have all the buttons and knobs wired to control a modern CD player that would be hidden either under the seat or in the dash somehow.

    I am envious of your "uncut" dash....I hope you find a stereo that allows you to keep it that way. Mine was "butchered" before I got it. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    Steel horse makes a nice center console with a mount for modern sterios.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    I wanted to keep the dash uncut. Not that I really care, but someone might eventually. Anyone know of any retail stores that carry em? Maybe I'll check some pawn shops.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    You could get a (Steel Horse) console with the opening for a modern sterio. That way you wouldn't have too cut anything. The original console just unbolts. Save it for when ever you decide too sell your truck if ever.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    The radios that you are referring to are known as "shaft" style because of their two shafts for volume and tuning. You can sometimes still find these at big electronics stores like circuit city and best buy, although they will likely have only one or two to choose from. Auto parts stores also carry cheapo shaft radios. And www.crutchfield.com has at least one, a $99 Kenwood.

    I might take some bashing over this, but I would try to avoid the pawn shops 'cause they are usually overpriced junk shops, at least for stereo gear.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    i had a "shaft" radio from radio shack it looked horribly but had CD input right on the front and with a crappy radio in the dast, no one knew what kind of system i had installed.
     
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    Re: Radio\'s for an uncut dash

    I like Gregs idea. I was just at the salvage yard last weekend and the burban I was taking pieces out of had a very nice looking factory radio in it. If my dash was not cut I would have gotten it and installed my deck in the console. I like the "stealthy" idea also. Just not sure if I want to look down that far to see the radio.
     

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