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From:sacramento, ca. usa
Registered: May 2000

posted 10-03-2000 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'm considering installing a new stereo in my car. i'm still not sold on the custom autosound head units and i like the current selection of in-dash cd units...question, how "bad" is it to hack up the stock mount to fit a new DIN style head unit? any other ingenious mounting ideas out there? is it all that difficult to put a new one in? i feel bad cutting up the dash but the new tech looks good. what's consensus out there? thanks again....jeff


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From:Antelope, CA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-03-2000 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont do it! That is one big rectangle you will have to cut. I have seen a number of people mount them under their dash with brackets. Pick up a Street Rodder mag and you will see some premade mounting boxes that mount under the dash, some very trick pieces that look nice. I have also seen people mount them in the glove box (they buy ones with the wired remotes, wireless cant go through the glove box door :>). Some of the things rodders do are very cool. They have motorize mounts that come down from behind the dash to reveal the cd player. Any of these ways you either use a block off plate or leave the old radio in (with the old radio, thats what theives are gonna notice first :>). If you do the mounting right they will be even harder to steal than ones in your dash itself. The other way is to get a converted JVC or Kenwood (Sac Mustang sells one of them I think) deck that has cd controls and install a 6, 10 or 12 disc changer (# depends on brand). Wiring a deck is very easy to do. Hope I have been of some help :>).

1965 Mustang coupe, 200 ci w/ a Holley 2300, Clifford header, and true duals w/ 26" Smithys


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From:Houston, Texas
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posted 10-03-2000 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback67   Click Here to Email Fastback67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suggest that if you want a CD player in the dash go for it, on the 67's the radio bezel just screws in and replacements are readily available if you ever want to go back stock. The bezel is pretty thick though so make sure you have the right tools to cut it.

1967 Mustang Fastback-under construction
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From:miami, fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 10-03-2000 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thast's true on a 67-68. I think that I may do the same thing rather than waste out a primo 68 console! I'm goin to make a hole for the new radio, cutting off those pieces on the back and then make a new front. As for a console, those aftermarket "humphugger" aftermarket consoles work great and look good I have the kind that slips over the regulat console on my 65 and it's great-has a drink holder.


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From:S.F., CA
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posted 10-03-2000 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can use a Customer Autosound deck and just use a CD changer with RF hookups. Or do what I65Stang said and get a Kenwood or JVC with changer controls. Its up to you but if you do put in one of those nice CD decks, I hope you park your car inside! If you don't than, don't let me walk by your car, look in the window, and bust out my slim jim!!


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