Modern radio in FJ62

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So how do you go about putting a modern radio into the funky shaped spot in the FJ62?

Steve
 

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Steve, pages of 'Mud posts exist regarding this.
Many folks (including myself) stab in a Scion head unit.
 
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Picked up one for my 62 on Ebay - can't remember which car it was out of - I believe it was an early 90's Toyota. It's plug and play. Just make sure it has a built in amplifier .
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I put a new single din Pioneer and a pocket with a door out off a mid 90's camry.

Putting a radio in a toyota is as easy as changing oil.
 
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bro in law did mine, picked up the pocket at al and eds, $20. Bolted right up. Standard toyota pocket, used the same at my 91 4x4.
 
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Thanks y'all.

I think the DIN and pocket thing is the way I will go.

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Someone on here installed a unit out of a Tacoma that fit perfectly and looked great. Can't remember the year but I remember it had the jack for the Ipod like the scion units.
 
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A Pioneer DPH4000iB or 5000iB will work and comes with the cable to hook up the iPod. What I have and seems to do the trick. Plus the 5000iB can be mounted at around 70 degrees if you decide you want to install it in an aftermarket console
 
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For anyone interested. Cruiserpants, I had the same one stock in my 99' 4 Runner Limited edition (RIP), I also believe it comes in the Tacomas, but they don't have the I-pod plug. In my 62 I have the pocket style above and it fits any aftermarket head unit. Thanks for the info on the Scion unit guys, I'm gonna dig one of them up real soon.
 
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The PO of my rig left the stock radio in the dash and installed an Alpine unit with iPod hook up in the Tuffy box. I think the stock am/fm unit in plain view is a better theft deterrent than my big mean ol Boxer giving them the stare down.





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I took out the double-DIN stock radio/tape deck. Separated the tape deck part from the rest. Pulled the circuit boards out and sanded the face plate. Put some masking tape over the back of the tape-insert hole. Filled all depressions with marine bondo (3M product). Sanded the face smooth and flat. Then sprayed with black bedliner. Lightly stuck a piece of textured paper towel on face after bedliner was half-cured and peeled it away, leaving a nice diamond texture.
Installed a single-DIN cd player on top with the empty tape-player filler on the bottom.
I know it sounds horribly white-trash; actually everyone at work gave me hell as they walked by. But I've gotten a lot of complements on it . It turned out pretty well, and only cost me three squirts of bedliner and about 2 oz of bondo. I'll post a pic if anyone's interested. Otherwise, I'll slink off into the cheap-skate corner :).
 
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I've got a double din JVC in mine, looks like it was born there (other than being silver). Includes a cassette, which is nice for playing my portable dvd through the truck speakers.
 

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