[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.
> thanks
> Ryan

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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