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Old 11-17-2007, 04:37 PM
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stereo in glove compartment?

What are your thought on stereo decks located inside the glove compartment, or in the glovebox door?

I am thinking of cutting a hole in the glovebox door, and modding a bezel for it so i can put a stereo deck in there. I havent seen this idea in particular completed, but i have seen many done inside the compartment, which looks good, but is pricey.

my thinking is just weld shut the door so it doesn't fly open while taking a turn. Then just cut a slot in the door, make a simple bezel out of aluminum, and be done with it.

I'm sure there are people out there that dont suggest hacking into a piece of interior like that....so dont get on my case!

Im interested on hearing your thoughts.

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Old 11-17-2007, 04:51 PM
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When I was a kid, I often put my 8 track players (I'm showing my age ) inside the glove compartment to hide them from view and thus from thieves.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:17 PM
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When I was a kid, I often put my 8 track players (I'm showing my age ) inside the glove compartment to hide them from view and thus from thieves.
But I dont want to just "set" it in the glove compartment. If I pay the outrageous price for a decent deck, I'm not going to hide it just so thieves will stay away.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:11 PM
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Sounds good to me Alex....You could fill in around the door and remove the latch , and the glove compatment liner, etc. and then re-paint and it would look like it never had a glove compartment. Then cut your slort and mount and install bezel etc. Its your ride man....do it like you want it.
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It would work yes. I'v seen the aftermath of such things done. personally I wouldn't hack a dash apart to put a radio in.. my dad is going to replace his dash in his 1966 Dodge Charger with an original unhacked dash which will cost $600-$1,000 because his had the radio part hacked out for a CD player, that don't fly w/ a Restoration.



there would be less work involved w/ putting a steel plate 1/2" behind the glovebox door, cut the hole for your cd player, then paint it gloss black or the interior color. I'v seen this done, and it looks nice. prolly cheaper and easier than cutting the glove box door
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:19 PM
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Just find a spare glovebox door. Then if you want to return it to stock, no problem.
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i didnt want to cut up the dash either so first i got a custom autosound usa5 to go in the dash sound sucked but it looked ok after i put in a/c i had no glovebox anyway so i made a bracket out of a piece of 5/8" finished plywood and a few "L" brackets to where the old glovebox mounted i then got a sony radio with a remote and it works great no one can see it unless i leave the glovebox
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:46 PM
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Here's what I'm going to do.

Instead of messing with the whole dash, I'm just going to drill some hole on the top corners of the door and bolt them shut so the door doesnt open, but is still operable. I'll also remove the latch and lock, fill it up with body filler, and prime it/paint it the dash color. Then if later down the road someone steals the deck, or I want a new look, I'll buy and replace the door.


Now to find the deck....anyone have one for sale?
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Well looks who posted!! What's been going on Alex? Still working? Still working on the little Deuce? Fill us in.

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:22 AM
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Here's what I'm going to do.

Instead of messing with the whole dash, I'm just going to drill some hole on the top corners of the door and bolt them shut so the door doesnt open, but is still operable.
Why not just install the deck in the glove box door and then lock the door?

Henry's right.....it's your ride, do whatever you want with it that makes you happy..
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:13 AM
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If I pay the outrageous price for a decent deck, I'm not going to hide it just so thieves will stay away.
Why advertise what you have? That's like begging them to come take it. Keep it hidden.
After losing many stereos I finally got the cheapest 2 post cassette deck I could find. Haven't had a problem since.
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:35 PM
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Why advertise what you have? That's like begging them to come take it. Keep it hidden.
After losing many stereos I finally got the cheapest 2 post cassette deck I could find. Haven't had a problem since.
Well I figure since it'll be parked next to the house, if not inside the garage, that people wont steal it.
I was also thinking about getting a cassette deck, and using one of those cassette recorder things and playing my iPod.

I dont know, we'll see when we get the deck.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:37 PM
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I've posted a few pics in my journal. Feel free to check them out.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:09 PM
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Since you have a Nova/Chevy II also this is my set up. And yes it works pretty well with an Ipod.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:19 AM
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I love your kick panels. They look stock, are they? Thats another item on my wishlist.
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