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78 firebirdm21

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factory radio
« on: March 23, 2019, 06:37:12 PM »
I wanted to put a stock am/fm radio back in my 78. had a aftermarket radio installed in it many years before I got it,found out the dash was altered to install the aftermarket radio. they had cut out the openings for the radio studs from the factory radio, guess I have to keep the aftermarket radio, any ideas???

Jack

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Re: factory radio
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 07:07:23 PM »
The bezel of the stock radio will cover the opening, you should be good to go.




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Re: factory radio
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 02:15:48 AM »
Yes, it will install as long as you use the rear mount. I used an aluminum strap rear mount with holes in it that offer adjustment.
As said, the bezel will cover the cutout area. I installed the oem Delco am/fm 8 track radio in my '78 TA. You will need
the speaker wire plug-ins and use 4 speakers to get the most quality sound from it. Plug-ins can be found on ebay with
the pigtails. I have 2 speakers in the rear dash with oem speaker grilles and 2 round speakers mounted on each side
in the front of the console. Some installs have speakers under the front dash.  How are your speakers oriented?

78 firebirdm21

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Re: factory radio
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 09:46:48 AM »
yes, has the stock radio speaker in dash I installed excellent original door panels as the original ones were cutup by speakers, just want the look of original radio as I rarely listen to it

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Re: factory radio
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 08:54:01 AM »
You might need to build something to hold the visible end of the radio in place, as the original dash did.  Whatever you put in there would be covered by the bezel.  I suppose you could just try it as-is and see if it's okay.
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Re: factory radio
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 08:54:01 AM »