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Double din install question

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by xgxgx, May 17, 2018 at 12:15 PM.

  1. xgxgx

    xgxgx

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    I bought my 80 with an aftermarket radio. Single din with the cubby hole underneath. I’m looking to upgrade to a double din but from what I’ve found, you’re supposed to take the factory brackets and transfer them over to your new double din since the factory stereo was also a double. Since I never had the factory stereo, doesn’t anyone know where I could find them? Or am I completely wrong in my thinking?

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    Gabe
     
  2. Izzyandsue

    Izzyandsue Izzy SILVER Star

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    Crutchfields would be the site I would look for, they have the full kit to fit the 80. The brackets will be slightly different by brand of radio, some wold have an extra set of screws for cubby under the single DIN, so to go to double doesnt require a new bracket.
    But I would use Crutchfields for easy one stop shop, radio, bracket, harness. And usually the radio comes with bracket and harness as a free "install kit"
     
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    Right. That’s where I got the info from. Looking for part numbers, I don’t feel like dealing with the dealer parts guy, I’d rather be prepared

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    theyre probably on the existing radio. they just bolt to the side of it...
     
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    The double din brackets are typically the same bracket used to hold a single din and a cubby. I have done several double/single swaps (but not on an 80) and never needed new brackets. YMMV.
     
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    Izzyandsue Izzy SILVER Star

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    What year is your 80? I get this, 207 options.
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    MoJ Moderator

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    Many double din are actually single with a double din face. Example below. The brackets were likely used to mount your single. If you’re concerned pull out the current unit and have a look.

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    keep it as a single and add a cobra 18 wx st cb radio...
     
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    Look for a part out. Somebody’s got these laying around. But as someone else mentioned, they might be on your existing single din stereo already. Pull it and see.