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kid vishus
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posted 09-27-2002 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What precisely does everyone use for a radio in their older car? Looking thru stereo listings, it is incredibly hard to find a decent (or any for that matter) stereos with "shafts" and knobs for our older cars. Most of the new stuff all looks like rejected props from Star Trek. Crap I wouldnt even want to put in my Lightning, and they fit it.
To get one of those to fit any older stang it would require cutting the stereo opening, and I dont like that idea. At least I think it would.

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steve'66
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posted 09-27-2002 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob,

They make stereo/cassetes with knobs to fit the early Mustangs. They are more expensive but you can get them from MustagsPlus or NPD.

I cut the dash for the modern stereo/cd player,

SteveW

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mustangs68
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posted 09-27-2002 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got mine from Circuit City ..
simple old Pioneer AM/FM/Cass.
sam

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Ken
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posted 09-27-2002 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AutoSound systems drop right in !!!

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Fastymz
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posted 09-27-2002 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a low tech Jensen I got from summit for $49.99+ two polk 6" speakers in the doors I got those for $29.99 for the pair.The system sounds ok when the car is not running.
When I'm ready for real sound I'll do like Steve and cut the dash.

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lyle29464
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posted 09-27-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine has an 8 track. You can get some very good tapes at the fea markets. The music is good if you like the early 60's songs. It has very low distortion if you leave it at 10% volume or less.

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Square Pants
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posted 09-27-2002 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Square Pants     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I bought my 73 it already had a Sony AM/FM/CD with a removable face. Not sure if the previous owner had to cut the dash or not but with a convertible, I'm glad I have something with a removable face...

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Fastback68
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posted 09-27-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I might be dreaming, but I thought you could put the whole thing in the trunk these days, along with the CD stacker. All you have up front is something small you zap with the remote control. Is that a dream? Do they make radios like that yet?

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Jeff
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posted 09-27-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All radios are solid state today and most all have low distortion high watt stereo outputs. I acknowledge that the old style radio panels don't have the pizazz and features of modern radios but hey, you're not putting the radio in a modern car! An Autosound, Kenwood, or JVC fits in your dash and sounds every bit as good as any of the rest with the right set of speakers. All the rest of the difference is bells and whistles...

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johnmustang
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posted 09-27-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both of my stangs have the original radio`s in them , and , they both sound pretty good , but , I would much preffer to listen to the ponies under the hood than the radio anyway


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ice'68
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posted 09-27-2002 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ice'68   Click Here to Email ice'68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a Pioneer removable face CD Stereo in mine. It actually looks good sitting in the dash. I have 6.5's in the door panels, and 6X9's in the back. Sounds really good, even with the car on

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73trials
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posted 09-27-2002 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73trials   Click Here to Email 73trials     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Square Pants:
When I bought my 73 it already had a Sony AM/FM/CD with a removable face. Not sure if the previous owner had to cut the dash or not but with a convertible, I'm glad I have something with a removable face...


Oh, i'm sure they did some cutting. I installed a pioneer am/fm/cd detachable in my '73 vert, and it took some cutting. Of course, on these cars you can always get an extra (uncut) bezel like i did.

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 09-28-2002 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 73trials:
Oh, i'm sure they did some cutting. I installed a pioneer am/fm/cd detachable in my '73 vert, and it took some cutting. Of course, on these cars you can always get an extra (uncut) bezel like i did.


Remind me to ask your opinion when I get to the radio. it might be a bit.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-28-2002 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't hear the radio in my car

It only gets ball games and news radio anyway. It says F O R D right across the dial (factory AM radio)

I think Mustang magazines have all kinds of ads in the back pages for hi-fi systems that will fit, haven't paid enough attention to see if they're Star Trek vintage or not. I couldn't bring myself to cut the dash either

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Big D
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posted 09-28-2002 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can always mount/hide a newer tuner/CD player in the glove box..

Sam, you aint dreamin.. Place the CD unit in the trunk an use that little remote.. Keep your original radio sittin in the dash..

Circuit City has them all,, or if you are into doing it yourself check out Cruthfields,, they have excellent "How To" guides..

Don

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Mpcoluv
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posted 09-28-2002 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '69 came with a Kenwood unit that is still sold through NPD and other mustang vendors.
It works fine.....

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