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Old 03-02-2014, 01:24 PM
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May IN the seat, I hadn't thought of that. It can't mount under the seat as there is a big brace welded to the floor across there.
It could mount under the rear seat right in the middle by the drive shaft tunnel there is just enough room for it.

In the mean time I installed this one.



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Clean install!...... you can't even see the wires!.....lol

I noticed you had a tranny hump cup holder........ you might think about building a metal box that would fit under you cup holder, hold the radio and still allow drinks....... wires could be run under the carpet to a plug. The plug would allow you to remove the whole thing when you're not crusin to prevent theft etc.....
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Hi,
Taking EOD's idea one step further, fab up your own cup holder & center console. It would only need to be about eight inches wide at the upper point. Brackets at the top edge would allow it to be attached to the lower edge of the dash. The lower portion would contour the trans hump helping hold it in place. Have it hold the radio of your choice as well as speakers on the sides of it. Add cup holders for beverages, maybe a pocket for papers, pens, wallet.
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You know what, I hadn't thought of that. Gearhead had that idea a few posts ago but it was a newer console looking thing that didn't grab me. But making something from scratch that looks stock, now that's an idea! Thanks!

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This is what I did years ago when I worked in boston and wanted to keep my radio instead of it going bye bye.. while I was working..
I left the gm am/fm radio in dash.. and installed the newer head unit(am/fm/cd with cd changer control) in the glove box.. the unit was a removable face plate type, sold with the idea no face plate the thugs can't use it.. and that works.. but then they look to see if there are amps /etc , so it went into the glove box.. it also had a wireless remote.. but I made up a cable to go from the head unit to the faceplate and the faceplate would go into the ash tray when not used. when used it was stuck to velco that was on the factory radio.. so the controls where not all the way over to the pass side and in the glove box.. it worked great.. changing c/d's still required opening the glove box, but I also had the c/d changer so ,that didn't happen much..
Only took a little soldering to make the patch cable like connection was cake.. it's only 5-8 pins.. might be worth looking into..
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I understand where you're coming from size wise, the non-cd units are just very shallow, and can be mounted any which way - sideways, upside down or on the roof if you're going for that Doc Brown look. It's too bad they don't make mp3 players with AM tuners, you could just run it directly into a small, remote mounted 2-channel amp and just control it from the player itself.
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I understand where you're coming from size wise, the non-cd units are just very shallow, and can be mounted any which way - sideways, upside down or on the roof if you're going for that Doc Brown look. It's too bad they don't make mp3 players with AM tuners, you could just run it directly into a small, remote mounted 2-channel amp and just control it from the player itself.
they do.. a few of the I pods have radios, and there was another brand. having a brain fart.. BRB
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any of these with an amp with speaker level inputs would work..
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It's hilarious, the radio I am listening in the Rambler has TV channels. LOL

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Brian I tried to find a photo of a Corvair radio and underdash housing I think this Might be something you could use ,,also mid 80s GMC brigidaer Big truck had a similar housing but they also had the speakers mounted in housing ,1 on each side ,should be some one on here to post a photo ,but you probably remember those .
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The underdash just doesn't work because that's where the controls are for the heater and stuff. I think I'm just going to forget the CD and get the one I have with the USB and memory card and just find a little spot and get it over with. Or I will mount that one under the dash and make a cover for it with fake gauges or a tissue dispenser.

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you are good with metal.. make an overhead console for the radio.. on the idea of the conversion vans.. or trucks.. most times had a c/b in the center slot.. radio and sunglass holder.. yaba daba do.
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You could take the housing you have, trim off the existing screw tabs, take a couple pieces of aluminum and screw onto the sides of the mount, mold/bend that to the shape of the transmission hump, trim and mount your existing cup holder on top of your radio mount. If it looks good leave it as is, if needed take some fiberglass and blend it all into one shape. Might take a little work but by far the cheapest.
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This car is a 60's rig right??? or 50's sorry missed that part..
no matter hit ebay for a metal school lunchbox. with your carton or tv show of choice on it.. put radio in it... hinge the handle side so you can pull it down to open that side so you can control the radio (velrco to keep it closed when not used) and wa la.. a item that not look totally out of place at a show.. houses the radio. takes only a little mod's and adds to the car's "feel"
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This car is a 60's rig right??? or 50's sorry missed that part..
no matter hit ebay for a metal school lunchbox. with your carton or tv show of choice on it.. put radio in it... hinge the handle side so you can pull it down to open that side so you can control the radio (velrco to keep it closed when not used) and wa la.. a item that not look totally out of place at a show.. houses the radio. takes only a little mod's and adds to the car's "feel"
LOL, that is hilarious! and a damn good idea. LOL

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