Ford knobs on a Delco GM radio? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2010, 06:57 AM
staleg's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Hand brake
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Norway - Europe
Age: 47
Posts: 782
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Ford knobs on a Delco GM radio?

I have a GM Delco stereo FM car radio from around 1980, but the knobs are missing.
I see lots of nice radio knobs for sale on Ebay all the time
Will knobs from a 70's Ford radio fit?

Yea, it's a funny question, I know....

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2010, 07:11 AM
DanTwoLakes's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Contact adhesive
Last journal entry: 49 Packard
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Age: 64
Posts: 5,856
Wiki Edits: 22

Thanks: 0
Thanked 150 Times in 137 Posts
Let's put this in General Rodding Tech too.

Dan
__________________
__________________________________

No one lives forever, the trick is creating something that will.
__________________________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2010, 08:46 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,756
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 65 Times in 63 Posts
I'm not sure about what fits, but most of them seemed to be fairly similar in design.

There is usually a larger diameter chrome ring closer to the radio, behind the knob. On one side it is used to adjust tone (bass-treble) on the other to fade from front to back speakers or from left to right. Both of those rings usually have a notch in them to provide a center position. The knobs are then pushed on to the shaft after the rings. One knob is usually just a push-on press fit, while the other may have a flat piece (to match the shaft) that gives it more leverage to turn the radio dial.

Bruce
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2010, 08:51 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,756
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 65 Times in 63 Posts
You might try looking at these items. They are for a Corvette, but its probably the same radio.

http://www.zip-corvette.com/GroupDetails/SubGroupResults.aspx?gid={d80c4332-8e02-4b8b-99f7-4a34142faf97}&SearchType=_GROUP_SEARCH&GroupName=R adio+Face+Kits+%26+Knobs&

Bruce
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2010, 09:48 AM
ksg ksg is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West TN, USA
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Delco radio knobs


Hello Staleg.
I have a radio "salvage yard" from about that time frame.
Post a photo of your radio, and I will check inventory.
KSG
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2010, 12:27 AM
staleg's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Hand brake
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Norway - Europe
Age: 47
Posts: 782
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi ksg. That's interesting!
My radio need slotted centre hole on both inner knobs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the right side inner knob on mono radios is only a dummy?

My plan is to use the same style knobs on headlight, lighter and fan switch as the outer knobs on the radio.

I like very much the Chevy '68 model knobs, when the inner knobs are chromed. But they might be too big and bulky on a small hot rod dash with the typical small after market instruments?

My second choice IF those are smaller, is to polish up the front on the GM brushed aluminium ones from around 1977. That's maybe the knobs that were intended for my radio in the first place?

Here's the radio:

I'll might do something with that black house on it.
I'm also very interested if similar centre push knobs have been made in chrome finish?

1968 Chevy knobs:


1978 Chevy knobs:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-05-2010, 08:03 AM
ksg ksg is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West TN, USA
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Radio knobs

Anything can be made into a radio knob!
Plastic, wood, stainless steel, anything.
Matching knobs with the other dash knobs is the ideal plan.
Pick out the size, shape, color, material, etc. for the perfect dash, and radio knobs are easy. The trick is in the insert that goes between the knob and the radio shaft. Build the knob, insert, and away you go.
KSG
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2010, 03:38 AM
staleg's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Hand brake
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Norway - Europe
Age: 47
Posts: 782
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I know. But I want is to use something that already exist.
(The hot rod project has taken me close to 10 years already...)

The number of different radio knobs are enormous, some of the them are quite some pieces of art. I just want to get some that fits and that also can be used on my universal fan switch and a headlight switch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GM radio theft lock (hey-doc help) joseph brown Electrical 4 04-24-2006 07:40 PM
ford drive shaft same as gm 225buick Engine 3 05-20-2003 09:29 AM
36 Ford Banjo wheel to a late GM column Django Interior 8 01-07-2003 07:52 AM
Old Ford Radio ZigZag Interior 2 01-03-2003 05:39 PM
cigarrette lighter and radio for 1939 ford deluxe 1939FordDeluxe Interior 1 11-20-2002 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.