Many who have bought these radios are not pleased at all with them. They
sound like crap and are very cheap looking as mentioned by an earlier post.
At 10:25 AM 1/2/01 -0800, you wrote:
>Take a look in any "Classic Truck" or "Custom Classic
>Truck" magazine and you'll find an add for new
>AM/FM/CD stereos that are made to look like original
>units and fit into stock dash locations. I don't
>remember the cost but I think they're comparable to
>some of the remote location units that everyone is
>talking about. Either way you go it sounds (no pun
>intended) like a great truck your building. Hope to
>see some photos one of these days.
>--- "G. Simmons" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >* * *
>> >The dash in this ole truck is cherry original, and
>> >it came with the original radio and speaker. I
>> >don't listen to AM radio, I listen to FM, and CDs.
>> >In my other two trucks (both 59s), I have later
>> >radios hung in different places..the orange truck
>> >has it under the dash, the other has add on a/c
>> >under the dash, so the radio is over the drivers
>> >side sun visor. Both of these mountings work ok,
>> >but it's not easy to see the radio, especially when
>> >paying attention to traffic. Also, they look like
>> >sore thumbs. So, I'm pretty sure I want to go
>> >and put a radio/CD player in the dash of the
>> >Suburban. * * *
>> >Any ideas?
>> Jim, I had this problem when I restored my 55 Buick
>> some years ago. If
>> you've ever seen one, you'll know that the dash is
>> really a stunner. Great
>> mid 50s design. I'd seen some older cars with
>> radios hanging down like a
>> goiter or in some awkward place like the glove box,
>> and I'd have rather just
>> had the original am than that. In addition, the
>> original radio worked
>> So I put a sony 10 disk cd changer in the trunk and
>> ran a controller up to
>> the front. The speakers are hidden in the door
>> panels, and the front seat
>> has a little pocket for the controller. If I had
>> wanted to, I could have
>> made the controller flip down from under the dash.
>> It is very thin, and
>> could be made to disappear up there.
>> I didn't get fm with mine, but you can get them that
>> way. Shame to cut your
>> dash up. Those original radios were pretty cool,
>> Grant S.
>> City of Angels
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