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Radios in older cruisers

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by FLFJ40, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. FLFJ40

    FLFJ40

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    I am looking for ideas on where to put a radio in my '69 when I am finished with the rebuild. I used to have a cheesy plywood center consol thing in front of the heater. I am thinking about putting in the middle of a cage, anybody do that? Is it safe or hard to use while driving. I don't want to chop up the dash.
     
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  3. FLFJ40

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    I have 40/60 seats.
     
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    i've seen it in a cage, no pics though. looks pretty slick... PO chopped up the dash on mine, i don't run a radio in the summer so i'm gonna try to patch it up.
     
  5. Toyo FJ40

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    I was thinking something like this.

    http://www.customautosound.com/SecretAudio.htm

    You can mount the radio/cd changer 12 ft from the face plate, like in the tool box under the seat. Or just use the remote and no face plate(RF remote).

    Kevin
     
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    I run an Amp in tool box under drivers seat. I have an RCA to head phone jack wire come out the box then I plug whatever I want to listen to into it. CD player, Ipod, whatever. No headunit necessary. More secure that way.
     
  7. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    What do you guys do about wires out of the tool box, did you just drill holes in it?
     
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    Ige, do they swing up? Are they hard to see/use?
     
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    Nice over head!!! Gonna start on mine tomorow!! Just picked up the stereo components last week and the metal this week!!

    Ill try and get some pics and post later
     
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    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    Ige we can't see the ultra sturdy overkill piece of DOM tube in that pic. :D
     
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    yep...works great for stereo, but sucks chunks for cb...the hole to route the mic is on the bottom and clearances are tight in the front...i don't konw of a cb that doesn't hook up in the front.

    sorry mike...dont think i have a pic of the dom i used to mount the console :flipoff2:
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