Q: Radio Question
I’m about to buy an in-dash Kenwood AM/FM/Cass (KRC3006) and install a 6 CD changer in the glove box of my 1968 Firebird (with AC).
Any suggestions, comments, warnings before I buy the stuff and begin the install?
A: Before you lay your money down, I would be very careful and check into how the radio mounts into the dash. As you are probably aware by now, the 1967 and 1968 FIrebird radios differed greatly on the way they were mounted in the dash from most radios/cars of that era.
Most radios back then were mounted into the car by three mount points, the volume and tuner “styles” supported the front of the radio, and there was usually a bracket that supported the rear of the radio. In the 1967 and 1968 Firebirds, the radio actually has two tabs on the front of the radio, (one on each side), which are used to bolt the radio to the dash in the front. The volume and tuner “styles” do not in any way play a part in holding the radio in the dash.
Also be aware that the dashboards on these cars slope “back” which requires an “angled” face plate on the radio to “clean”
If the radio you wish to install is a generic radio, you probably will not be happy with home the radio fits in the dash.
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