[Spridgets] Spridgets Digest, Vol 11, Issue 53
Mark A. O'Neil
mark.a.oneil at Dartmouth.EDU
Mon Apr 28 18:30:28 MDT 2008
On Apr 28, 2008, at 7:40 PM, spridgets-request at autox.team.net wrote:
> I know some of you may complain about this, but i want some tunes
> with my engine noise. There is only 5 3/4 inches depth in the
> center console and most modern radio are 6" (6 1/2" with wiring) how
> did you install yours? and or what model radio did you use. Oh and I
> will soon have a working 1974 original AM radio for sale.
I added tabs to the console to allow mounting it slightly more forward.
I also fabricated a frame out of thin gauge aluminum which I mounted
on the front which holds the radio - this I placed over the speaker
hole, the radio is angled down slightly to give a bit more room. I
then made a boxed shelf which goes in the lower hole left by the radio.
The nice thing is placing a CD so that it hits the underside of the
dash pad lines it up perfectly with the CD slot. Couldn't have worked
out better if I had tried.
Took a couple evenings to sort out - If I were to do it again I would
just make the frame deeper rather than mess with extending the console.
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