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boogieman

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modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by boogieman on Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:48 pm

dont want to cut the dash up in the 68, looks like the dial holes are 6.5" on centers, what fits?
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Post by JIMMYRIGGED on Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:18 pm

Retro sounds around $250. With lots of cool stuff. Installed in 30 min to cutting
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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by vanny on Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:44 pm



Changed the settings to 640pixels so the picture wouldn't get cut off.

I also think that Corvairs have an undermount unit you can buy that will mount to the bottom of the dash with no cutting. Just another option to think about. There's a picture of one in here somewhere. If I see it, I'll attach it to this thread.


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Post by uncle ron on Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:23 pm


67 to 72 Chevy truck radio has same dimensions as a Gen 2 van radio . uncle ron
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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by oldhornjunkie on Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:13 am

I found this at a garage sale for $10 in williamstown nj. Guy must have 200 car radios from the late 40s-70s.

I have scored a factory radio delete plate out of a 69 G10 at the local junkyard laying in the glove box. It was pretty ugly so I gave it a quick squirt with some Duplicolor from a rattle can.

I might make a sheet metal insert for the glove box for a modern (DIN/ISO) mount radio. My factory cardboard insert is a little beat..

That AM/FM Stereo Works Pretty good for being 40+ years old I tried it when I came home.



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Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:38 am

I do have a corvair underdash mount also I believe a radio that came from a 67-70 chev van. cant remember if its only an am one till i look.
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Post by oldhornjunkie on Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:12 pm

I thought about this as a option. Especially if your windshield tends to drip.

What size Speaker went in the dash I havent measured it yet.


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Post by oldhornjunkie on Thu May 12, 2016 1:58 pm

I made up a bracket to mount 2 5-1/4" speakers the the existing opening. It's a little crude but easily replaced and zero dash modification.













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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by vanny on Thu May 12, 2016 5:37 pm

Great Idea! Update without damage to the existing dash, nice work!


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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by oldhornjunkie on Thu May 12, 2016 6:40 pm

This is an experiment. I made 2 delrin spacers on my lathe as a cushion so it would give a backing to the machine screws. It's just a plate of aluminum with wrinkle powder coating. It wasn't rocket science. I ordered a cheapie Pyle Dual shaft radio for it. I had ok luck with their stuff in the past. It's easy enough to yank out. and once the harness is made up for the Van its going to be plug and play like a stock late 70s early 80s GM with the 3 plugs (Minus the one for the rear speakers I don't have.
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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by Vantasia on Fri May 13, 2016 5:57 am

I did the same thing for the front speakers in my '64. I used a piece of masonite to make the baffle, sounds fine combined with a pair of 6" x 9"'s in the walls in the backs behind the seats. I spaced it back from the dash with some stick on weatherstrip so the screws cleared and it makes seal. You really don't notice the lack of stereo separation. I used a pair of 4" no name speakers from PepBoys. My dash was already cut oversize so I made a plexiglass mounting plate over the hole for a modern head unit.

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Post by oldhornjunkie on Fri May 13, 2016 6:45 pm

My radio came in early so I wired it up when I got home from work. Even moving the shafts all the way out I had to kind of wiggle it into the opening. You'll see in the pictures.

Then the Bezel no longer fit so I made a new one out of Diamond plate aluminum, Machined up some spacers out of Delrin plastic to hide the shafts and I have a radio. With the antenna adapter I got to go from BNC to the Car radio. This cost me about $35. I'm using the CB antenna I have the scanner hooked to, and my radio reception is perfect. Most of the wiring metal, plastic is stuff I have laying around. and the speakers I bought an eon ago from the junk yard so they couldn't have cost more than $5 each. Like $3 worth of machine screws and nuts.

This Cheap Pyle Twin Shaft Radio isn't bad for $20. Shame it didn't fit better, but I made it work. Their bezel was still too short and you would have seen the dimples from the shaft openings. This looks a little cleaner IMHO. For a quick install on the fly it came out alright. Now I have tunes. It was starting to drive me crazy..









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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by Magic Bus on Sat May 14, 2016 7:14 pm

Nice Job. Nice write up. Where there is a will there is a way.
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Post by oldhornjunkie on Sun May 15, 2016 7:33 am

Magic Bus wrote:Nice Job. Nice write up. Where there is a will there is a way.


Thanks!! 15 years ago you could get damn near anything for older cars. Try getting a decent 4x10 speaker now for a Monte today.. good luck with that.

Tucked the wiring up in the dash and tied it off. I have the radio power tapped right off the fuse panel. You'll see in the next set of photos.

I got a $10 mini USB 32GB flash drive at best buy. It works!!! Despite Pyle says you're limited to 4GB. AND!! It picks back up on the track you shut off on, but restarts the MP3 from the beginning. I was not expecting that. And you can't even tell there is a USB flash drive in it since its so small.

This was exactly what I wanted.

My truck is ugly, ridden hard and put away wet. It was a work truck and it shows. I cleaned it out this morning so I can start working on the cooling system.





See where it says Ign Unfused with the arrow. I have the radio power on that with a 10amp Fuse link.





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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by rustytoolss on Sun May 15, 2016 2:09 pm

I installed a modern JVC/CD/MP3 stereo under the dash of my A100. The dash panel had been hacked up over the years. The stereo sounds great. But you need a degree from MIT to operate it. Yeah I'm old, But why does a stereo have to have a display. Telling me what song I'm listening to ? Just a PITA to use.
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Re: modern stereo in stock second gen dash

Post by Vantasia on Mon May 16, 2016 6:10 am

Looks good, I like those new "mech-less" radios, no tape player or CD, no moving parts, just a slot for SD cards or usb for MP3 input, I used one in a VW Beetle a few years ago, all you need these days. Surprised that Pyle has the modern inputs but an analog tuner dial and not an LCD screen?

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