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Old 01-29-2017, 07:32 PM
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What radio do you have?

I am looking to replace the current radio that is in my 78 J10. It did not have a radio from the factory but the previous owner installed an old kenwood which is no longer made. Just curious what you guys are using. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:18 PM
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I put in a JVC KD-X50BT that I had left over from another project. AM, FM, WMA, MP3 player with bluetooth, AUX and 2 USB inputs, and RCA outputs for an amp if I choose. Really like the Bluetooth for handsfree calls and streaming Pandora on longer trips.

I think I paid around $100 for it a few years ago.

(sorry for the pic quality)
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:42 PM
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Jensen single-DIN with fold-out touch screen, Sirius/XM, Bluetooth phone, satellite navigation.

Matches the "Accusound by Jensen" speaker grilles (OEM was a Jensen cassette deck).


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Old 01-30-2017, 08:32 AM
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Mine still had the factory push button radio with a POS deck installed in an ammocan bolted under the dash... PO was not tasteful. The factory location is a bit smaller than modern single dins, subscribed to see what other people have done,
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:13 PM
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Radio Delete plate with under-dash 8 track player in my 63
AM radio in my 68
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AM radio with under-dash FM converter in my 71
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:13 PM
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:02 AM
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AH, ah... working on this one, the 7155, installed in 1984-85


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Old 03-22-2019, 08:08 PM
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Mine has the factory AM that has been converted to AM/FM/Aux



Looking at it you would never know it isn't completely original.
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:04 PM
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Who did the conversion? That looks great. Too late for my Wag,
already cut the dash for single DIN, but all of my other car dashes are intact...
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:07 PM
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Who did the conversion? That looks great. Too late for my Wag,
already cut the dash for single DIN, but all of my other car dashes are intact...


The person who did my radio was
http://www.billtheradioguy.com/
It's not very cheap I think it was around the cost of a replacement radio but worth it to me to keep my original radio and get FM. There are a couple of people doing this. Here is a list of at least some
http://tech-retro.com/Aurora_Design/Auto_Dealers.html
One thing to be aware of is to be very specific about what you want done As far as converting to AM-FM he has two things he does, one is called an "add-on" the other a "Conversion" to him these mean 2 different things.
http://www.billtheradioguy.com/conversions.html

"Add-on" means he adds on an FM tuner and aux jack and can add on extra speaker connections, which I didn't have done or want.

"Conversion" means "Stereo conversion allows from 1 to 4 speaker stereo from AM/FM, iPod, MP3, CD, USB and Bluetooth input with an option for Voice Command. With power ratings at 4x45 watts, external amplifiers may be added through 5 line outputs for even more power if desired."

Not being aware of this I asked for an FM only conversion, which to me meant just add FM (Mono) but to him meant the full blown conversion with 4 speakers and all that. When he told me it was ready and the bill was $450 I had a cow because that was not what I asked for. I only have one speaker and don't plan on adding others because I'm almost deaf in one ear so stereo is wasted on me and I didn't want to add any speakers. He said he would make it right and a week or two later sent me a radio back that was Mono but I noticed the original connections were not on it. So I checked my pictures and found it had a different serial number than the one I sent him so I had another cow and fired off a very unpleasant email to him because I expected MY radio back not somebody else's. He apologized, paid return shipping and made it right. I'm happy with my radio and wouldn't hesitate to send him another one, I just feel it's necessary to caution people considering this about being very precise about what you want and expect. If you want just FM added specify you want an FM mono add-on. If you want extra speakers, specify that or whatever you specifically want and if you are as picky as me and expect to get back the exact radio with the correct numbers and exact wiring connections, specify that and take pictures so you can be certain you get what you are paying him to do.

I don't really blame him for trying to switch out radios, he did the full conversion thing on mine and didn't want to do all the work to undo it when it is likely nobody would notice the switch. The truth is I wouldn't have noticed the switch if it hadn't been for the different connectors, which left me scrambling to try to make work rather than just sticking it back in and connecting up the original connections.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:37 PM
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I have a Pioneer single DIN bluetooth that used to be in the glove box, but the PO butchered the box, so I replaced it was a plastic one from BJ's. I installed a Tahoe console, so I am moving the stereo there. The cool thing is Crutchfield makes an antenna splitter (or "joiner" might be a better term) allowing me to retain use of the original AM radio and the console stereo. Works great. I can even play both at the same time.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:19 PM
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Alpine 7502

I remember those!! That's what I was going to mention when I read this post - If they still made a modern deck with the post style face.
Mine is a Sony of similar vintage, but it's not a post style. Looks more like letanks, but without the cool EQ adjusters on the side!
Cool thread!

....now if I can only find where I put my Def Leppard tape and try to wind up all that slack in the reel with my finger while going through this intersection....
Good times!
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:48 PM
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Kept my original 8 track in the dash and just installed this blue tooth amp to run my music from my phone...kicks serious ass for the $$ and I have access to all sorts of music including radio through apps

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_530ST4...mnews=14263309
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:32 PM
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8 track...

AWESOME! I'd be using that rather than Bluetooth. I don't know nothin' bout that fancy stuff!
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Old 05-05-2020, 12:47 PM
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My 79 came with a hacked dash and no stereo. So I made my own Delete Plate. Hold the laughter!
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Old 05-05-2020, 12:57 PM
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Old 05-05-2020, 01:01 PM
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It looks like and old style radio when off, but has a digital read out when turned on. I think it was about $215.00 shipped.
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:30 AM
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Radio

Pioneer AVX-3400NEX single din folds out. Haven't installed yet. Oh the day!

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Old 05-06-2020, 08:17 AM
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We have been happy with RetroSound in my wife's 77.




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Old 05-07-2020, 08:25 PM
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We have been happy with RetroSound in my wife's 77.








Im going to go this route in the Wagoneer I bought from Drlocke. He cut the dash for a DIN size and retrosound makes a repair kit that fits their radio.


Pricey to get go back to a 2 shaft, but I can't stand modern looking radios in old vehicles.
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