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Old 11-20-2007, 02:09 AM
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Hey Alex. It looks like your making real progress on your car. Glad to see that you stuck with it instead of getting rid of it like you thought you were going to do. I also see that you are taking AutoCad in class. Stick with that. It will prove to be very handy later down the road. I don't know what your career goals are but if you are going for any type of design work, you will need all of that, that you can get.

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:14 AM
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Yeah they're the originals but they were already trashed so I didn't worry about cutting them. The speakers are two way Infinitys.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:57 PM
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I don't think you can install newer decks in old dashes without hacking the dash as the new decks aren't 2-knob anymore. Unless they make them like that again, a solution my dad's friend had back in the '80s was that he made a fake AM faceplate and stuck it with velcro over his deck when he parked the car. Kept the old standard knobs too. You couldn't tell the difference.
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Sometime in it's life, a previous owner cut a Craig cassette player into the dash of my 63 Bel Air. I have the original AM radio I want to put back in, so I'm going to have to graft a piece in to refill the original opening. Then I'm going to tuck a newer system into the glove box.

I don't know what the face of the stereo looks like, but what about blending it right into the door instead or sitting it through? Cut a slot in the door that would accept a CD, but the player is right back behind. So the CD disappears into the glove box door to be played. And if it has touch button controls, actually open up individual openings for the buttons right through the door. Kind of like the case on a remote control when you separate them. It would be a lot of work, but very trick looking.
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I don't think you can install newer decks in old dashes without hacking the dash as the new decks aren't 2-knob anymore.

They still make them although you might have to hunt for them. Chevy II Only also offers decks that are designed to replace your stock radio. I seriously considered one until I found my $70 stereo at Autozone. The stations (I used to like) come in weak for me and the Ipod is what I listen to the majority of the time.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:24 PM
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Classic Industries, CIIO, and pretty much every other Nova parts supplier I've seen has the stock radios for sale, only problem is they cost near an arm and a leg.

I will most likely be getting a cheap cassette or CD deck on Friday, with the cheap sales going on. I'll update then.

Kevin, the CAD designs are a little old, lol. But yeah I'm majoring in Computer Graphic design, and the experience in CAD and all the over software similar to that has been a big help. I guess being a computer geek has really paid off, contrary to what my mom says.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:06 AM
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:44 PM
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That site is great, but there aren't any prices!!!
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:46 PM
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Give them a call and ask. I think you should probably be prepared for some sticker shock. My guess is that their products are a little pricey, but I don't know that for sure.
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why not build a drop down bracket that tucks the stereo away under the dash then drop it down when you want to change a setting
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:49 PM
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why not build a drop down bracket that tucks the stereo away under the dash then drop it down when you want to change a setting
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I hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a ponder, I dont see why it wouldn't be as effective as what I already have planned.




Here's a pic of the dash in it's current state. No possibility of putting a deck in the stock spot, with the gauges in there. What was originally planned was to simply cut a slot in the glovebox door similar to the area where the gauges are, kind of how is receeds into the dash. But I'm not that handy with a welder, so it wouldnt be worth it to waste a glovebox door.

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Hiding a radio is a nice touch, cleans up the cockpit. I think you may find that trying to us it while cruising will be a hassle. Opening and closing compartment doors to see the face plate in order to make minor adjustments, change a cd/tape.
Another trick place to mount the radio is the roof, airplane like and you would be able to see the face plate at a glance, plug & play a cd dsk or tape, just adding to the confusion.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:10 PM
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So here's what I have planned, after long consideration of all the options mentioned here.

I'm going a fabricate a piece of metal in the glovebox, which receeds into the compartment about 1 inch. I will mount the deck DIN style via side attachments.

Shouldnt be that much work.

I'll post pics.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:50 AM
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My dash on my coupe is very limited, especially with ac. I'm installing my stereo in the trunk area, the remote control eye will be in the dash like a small clock. 10 cd changer and radio stations ought to be enuff, I probably will listen to the exhaust, the wife will like the stereo. That's a good start to your car, Alex, keep up the good work. Dan

OOOH, OOOOH, weather alert! It's going to be down to 65 today, better wear a long sleeve shirt.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:35 AM
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OOOH, OOOOH, weather alert! It's going to be down to 65 today, better wear a long sleeve shirt.

Might have to roll the windows up part way.
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