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#55 of 63 Re: Weren't a lot of those numbers... [andre1969]
Apr 10, 2006 (9:23 am)
Yes, but it was not uncommon for them to carry over into badging, and on the '55 to '57 Chevy's there was no other identifiers for the base and mid-range models.
#56 of 63 Vintage Car Audio
Jan 04, 2007 (9:48 am)
OK, I am rebuilding a 1953 Bel Air. I want to put a CD player in it, and I swear that I have seen these before. It is a flip down face that looks like the old original AM/FM radio with dummy knobs. I have had this confirmed by about 6 people that they exist. BUT, nobody can tell me where to find them. Has anyone ever heard of or seen these, and if so where the heck can I find one? Thanks for the info
#57 of 63 Re: Vintage Car Audio [53belair]
Jan 09, 2007 (11:47 am)
Well, first of all there was never an "original" AM/FM radio in those. FM wasn't an option until 1963 or 1964.
Then you would have to convert to 12 volt and your Chevy wouldn't be original anymore.
And, I've never heard of such a thing. Usually people just hide the non original unit under the seat or in the glove box.
Jan 09, 2007 (12:01 pm)
I think I've seen ads for modern AM-FM radios that look old in Hemmings, in the color ads at the beginning
#59 of 63 I've seen those radios too...
Jan 09, 2007 (12:03 pm)
usually in something like a '57 Chevy. I have no idea where to get them, though. Back when I used to drive my '67 Catalina convertible more frequently, if I wanted tunes I just brought a boom box with me!
#60 of 63 Re: I've seen those radios too... [andre1969]
Jan 09, 2007 (12:26 pm)
I kept the original Sonomatic AM radio with the cool B-U-I-C-K lettering across the selector buttons in my 1968 Special Deluxe, but had a modern unit with a tape deck hidden under the dashboard.
#61 of 63 Re: I've seen those radios too... Try Here
Jan 09, 2007 (4:04 pm)
Looks like nice work, but a little expensive?
#62 of 63 Re: I've seen those radios too... Try Here [lokki]
Jan 09, 2007 (4:11 pm)
Isn't it great to be able to ask a question and get a link posted? Good job, lokki!
Stuff like this is going to be expensive and rightly so I suppose.
#63 of 63 Re: I've seen those radios too... Try Here [lokki]
Jan 09, 2007 (7:32 pm)
Those look pretty cool...I am sure the know-how and labor involved justifies the price...and not many do similar work.