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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chewie46, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Chewie46
    Joined: Oct 10, 2002
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    I want to replace the stock 6v radio in my 52 Pontiac with a good 12v stereo. Anyone know of a good company?
     
  2. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
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    from Las Vegas

    If your car is so quiet that you can hear a radio, it might not be a hot rod.
     
  3. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    JVC and Blaupunkt(?).
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  4. Mike51Merc
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    Radios are traditional. Stereos not so much.
     

  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    on my 57 suburban, I added an amp and a speaker box, and plug the ipod (or my phone, or walkman, or whatever) into it. Original radio is still in the dash, looking pretty, not working, like it has for most of it's long life.
     
  6. fifTsix
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    from TEXAS

    Yeah its a traditional custom just like he tagged this thread
     
  7. Boosted54
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
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    check out this real simple piece, am/fm and bluetooth so you can listen wireless to your ipod or mp3 player, also has a wired usb port if needed
    http://mbquart.com/mbquart_nautic_gmr1.html
     
  8. Chewie46
    Joined: Oct 10, 2002
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    It's just a real mild custom, just a cruiser. I'm a 20th century guy just wanna listen to the radio!
     
  9. jbrittonjr
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    Try the Crutchfield website.
    Plenty of choices there.
     
  10. squeaky32
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    id suggest leaving the stock radio in there, and running an amp to your speakers with an auxiliary cable to connect to a phone or ipod. that way you can keep the look but have music.
     
  11. I vote on leaving the stock radio and running an amp with an ipod.
     
  12. BootleggerMatt
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    I like the small amp and ipod way
     
  13. oldsman41
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    there is a company in Michigan I think, that will take your stock radio and put a am fm ipod connect in for you it isn't cheap but you cant tell the difference in look of the old radio. friend of mine had it done some time ago in his 49 merc.
     
  14. 1971BB427
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    I've done a couple by putting a radio (stereo) in the glove box or under the seat. Leaves the stock look, and with a remote I can operate the system and not have a new stereo visible.
    There are companies that make old looking new stereos, but I doubt there's one for anything beyond the most popular models.
     
  15. Steve!
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    This is cool

    [​IMG]

    "up to two hours of continuous entertainment"
     
  16. Hdonlybob
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    If you gotta have music, I like Squirrel's idea..
    Me, my dash has the original radio delete plate, and my music is listening to my original Smithy's purring down the road !!
     
  17. JEM
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    If what you want is an indash something that's an original-looking replacement...dunno.

    If you've got room to hide a DIN-sized box somewhere the $90 JVC KDX-250BT gets you four 20W channels, stereo Bluetooth pairing for phone and music streaming, iPod and USB connections if you care, and a keyfob-size remote. No CD or tape, which is why it's so cheap and light. Very non-original looking, so it will need hiding.

    I'm sure there's better answers, something somewhere with no face at all that uses a BT phone app as a 'faceplate', but probably more money.
     
  18. scoop
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    Amp,ipod have this setup in two of my rods works great.
     
  19. 54 Chevy
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
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    Check with Custom Auto Sound. They make radios that look close to the originals and will bolt into the dash without modification.
     
  20. K-A
    Joined: Oct 8, 2012
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    from sweden

  21. Problem is...don't hit a bump,rail road track or a rock in the road.

    I had one and sitting still they worked fine,,then came 8 tracks...HRP
     
  22. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
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    MadMan Muntz created and introduced the 4-track stereo cartridge system back in 1962. What's not traditional about that? :confused:
     

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