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01-03-2007, 04:34 PM
I'm working on the 65 dodge a100 and was wondering what radio has a good sound that will fit my 1 3/8 x 3 1/2 inch opening with two post knobs (one at each end). Don't want to cut a hole in the dash to mount a CD player. Any thoughts or models that will fit the hole? Anyone have an old 70's / 80's pioneer/alpine/kenwood etc. that would fitor they want to sell. Looking for some thoughts on the matter. AM/FM cassette models will work. Old school system will work but has to be clear no noise. Thanks Tom.

Or do I need to get out the saws all and get busy. clue me in.

01-03-2007, 05:17 PM
Go to crutchfield.com There should be a link there for you to tell them what you want and they should be able to fine you the right radio.

01-03-2007, 05:20 PM
i may have an old supertuner tape deck
i'll look tomarrow
don't forget on the "old double post" radios
if ya losen the lock nut on each post they are adjustable to fit differant width holes
-just incase ya get one and it doesn't drop right in

01-03-2007, 05:32 PM
I just got off the phone with crutchfield and they said they had nothing that would fit.Pretty sad situation those guys once were the king in electronics.

Leadfoot A pioneer supertuner III is exactly what I'm looking for if the knobs can be adjusted.. Don't mind widening the main hole a little bit to fit. There's already two sets of shaft holes on both sides so I can't afford to drill any more. The cover plate should cover that. Let me know if you want to sell that pioneer if its in good shape/still have it. thanks tom

Back in the day a alpine radio and a set of Jensen triaxials were the chit man. My how times have changed. Take me back to the 8 track days man. Things seemed a heck of a lot easier to make a decision. ..

01-03-2007, 07:22 PM
i have to look, it's in a porche 914 i have in the backyard and been sitting a bunch of years,will look at it tomarrow
has a custom one speaker home made wood 6X9 in a box too lol big audio
...ahh the jenson days..nothing like some
metallica pounding away out of a pair of jensons,kenwood casette deck,and some unkown
powerbooster/eq with rows of flashing lights
in a 79 formula with the windows rolled up
in my driveway at 3 am... hell yeah the memories.. well parts of em lol

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01-03-2007, 07:25 PM

These come in several flavors, they might have something.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2001532/c-10101/Nty-1/p-2001532/Ntx-mode+matchallpartial/N-10101/tf-Browse/s-10101/Ntk-AllTextSearchGroup?Ntt=st ereo

65 Sportvan Deluxe, 67 Sportvan Custom

01-03-2007, 07:29 PM

The link isn't quite right, just do a keyword search on JCWhitney.com for "Stereo" then you can find the vintage stuff and refine to "Dodge"

65 Sportvan Deluxe, 67 Sportvan Custom

01-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Being the old fart that I am and never having owned a vehicle with a CD player, I too, love the old 2 knob radios. Why do I needed a remote in the front seat anyway. "Geez, I tired, I don't feel like reaching over and turning the radio up a little". I lost 3 Pioneer Supertuner III's in the Hurricane. I will be loking for another one soon also.

01-03-2007, 10:17 PM
Tom go to ebay parts section and look up radios there are a few that will work I bought a in dash cd that looks like a stock G.M. radio. i think they have them for you van as well.. will check it out for you and get the #

01-03-2007, 10:26 PM
all they have are for Chevy sorry...

01-03-2007, 10:58 PM
On my 2nd Chevy van I install one of these with a Shotgun Booster and 6x9 Jensen Triaxles. It could actually override the engine noise. Sounded great. Didn't even have AM. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Pioneer-SUPERTUNER-Underdash-FM-Cassette-Stereo_W0QQitemZ220066379088QQihZ012QQcategoryZ715 74QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Joe Russin
01-04-2007, 07:23 AM
Tom, Brothers Truck Parts also has a nice selection of twin post radios

I beleve Hidden Audio also makes a whole series of twin post radios that will fit the dash of our early vans..........

I my self was wanting to not cut my dash. I had a brand new Pioneer 100 watt am/fm/cd player here,and really did not want to spend another summer riding in a tin can with no tunes.........

I confess I comitted a sin and cut my dash and installed the Pioneer head unit.
It was painless and the new unit looks like it belongs there.........


I pulled this sin off after I painted the dash using a trusty dremil tool and a small cut off wheel.Did not even bubble the fresh paint


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01-04-2007, 09:59 AM
Thanks for all comments. Decided to go with this model. Tom http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pioneer-KEH-2929-Vintage-AM-FM-Stereo-Radio-Shafts-NOS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ80741QQihZ019QQitem Z290068122802QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW#ebayphotoho sting

01-05-2007, 05:04 AM
Guess I'm a little late on this one.

Seller has a wide variety of radios.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CAMARO-CHEVY-GM-8TRACK-DIGITAL-PLAYER-last-1_W0QQitemZ190067696124QQihZ009QQcategoryZ38644QQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Nice unit that you did end up with http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif

Mike - Passion Pit II

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