25th Nov 2019, 12:43
Well that’s not an issue today. You can go to Crutchfield or places like Vintage Radio. Crutchfield has been my favorite since the 80s. I have had many classic cars and did newer ones. No cutting up dashes or cutting wires. You buy the kit for each car. The last time I used Crutchfield was on a Mercedes SL roadster; used stock openings with far better speakers. Far better radio. I suspect you like the stock push button look and you can get that stock look. But who wants just AM? I have a 70 SS with an Alpine system, hidden amp mounted in the rear trunk wall with a sub. So the big block doesn’t drown out the music. I had that professionally done to take part of the interior out and reinstall with Monster cables. And hidden LEDs, interior unseen, but neat for shows or an evening cruise night. I like the completely stock look, and you can do it with planning and buying right. Some of the aftermarket radios look completely stock.
There’s times too when it is nice to hear a V8 shifting through the gears instead of listening to a sound system. My only downside is I lost a spare tire in the process. But in 10 years it’s never broke down, had a flat or needed towed. Great rebuild. Just save your old working AM radio for the next owner. Can always go back in. Some guys never have any radio. Ordered as a radio delete car with a cover plate. Pretty neat to see on cars that were raced. Taking out every ounce of unnecessary weight.
Good luck; with care you will be really impressed after your modern retro look stereo is all in.
25th Nov 2019, 16:46
Put it in the glove box and leave the original in the dash for a nice nostalgic look :)