First Generation Firebird

RADIO

Posted By: tinindian6702

RADIO - 10/29/07 12:28 AM

What have you done for a radio in a 67??? I feel like it would be a mortal sin to cut a stock dash to fit a new style radio. Any pictures would be appreciated.
Thanks
Posted By: Bronze Bird

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 12:40 AM

http://www.casmfg.com/
Posted By: Hammered

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 12:58 AM

This guy sells reproduction radios, upgrades original radios and also sells aftermarket radios for custom cars: http://taymanelectrical.com/

I had him upgrade my original AM/FM
Posted By: Bob S.

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 02:48 AM

A company is making repro AM/FM radios for about $500 - they look like original but have modern guts and use modern speakers. If you're interested, I can try and find the link. They were selling them on e-bay. At that time they only had the black cramaro face plate, not the wood grain. Not sure if you can only use their face plate or if the original would work.
Posted By: Bob S.

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 05:39 AM

Wow, the price went up. Must be in demand in the cramaro world.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-68-C...tem190165860368
Posted By: Robert1968

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 09:12 AM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Firebird-...1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted By: Thomas Brandl

Re: RADIO - 10/29/07 09:45 PM

The company Bob S. is referring to is called Antique Automobile Radio, Inc. of Palm Harbor, Florida

Hereīs their link:
http://www.antiqueautomobileradio.com/

and thatīs their radio after installing the correct Radio knobs I got from Terry (and a correct burlwood radio face bezel I finally found on ebay -- theirīs black):



In contrast to their vendor on ebay they sell this radio themselfes for $595.00


Here it is before installation (much shorter than the original one...):






Regards
Posted By: Bob S.

Re: RADIO - 10/30/07 02:00 AM

Thomas, so a stock faceplate fits?
Posted By: CATBIRD

Re: RADIO - 10/30/07 06:00 AM

TININDIAN.....GO TO THE SEARCH SECTION AND TYPE IN RADIO AS THE SUBJECT AND NEWER THAN 2 MONTHS--OLDER THAN 1 MONTH. TOPIC DISCUSSED AROUND 09/04/07.......JOHN
Posted By: Thomas Brandl

Re: RADIO - 11/01/07 04:32 AM

Bob,

yes, thatīs a stock face plate without any modification. Togethet with the radio comes the correct black becel (diecast with chromed edges) that has been available in 67/68 for Camaros and Firebirds and thatīs once again available as a correct repro part today. I had some luck and finally got my hands on a fine looking burlwood radio becel on ebay (after several frustating attemps, I have to admit..). No problems at all...

Here you see the fitment bofore installing the correct radio knobs:

Posted By: WEARJ

Re: RADIO - 03/09/09 03:18 AM

Here's an Ebay link for a site called CLassic Autosound.

They have a wide variety of radios for many makes and models.

Ebay

I plan on getting one for my 67 Firebird Convertible as soon as some of the other higher priority replacements are done.
Posted By: colorado68

Re: RADIO - 03/09/09 04:01 AM

Here is the radio we are putting in our car. We liked the MP3 and CD features. About $250 which fit our budget. This is the custom autosound USA-630 model.


Posted By: '67jbird

Re: RADIO - 03/09/09 04:47 AM

Originally Posted By colorado68
Here is the radio we are putting in our car. We liked the MP3 and CD features. About $250 which fit our budget. This is the custom autosound USA-630 model.



What is your game plan for speakers with the 630?
Posted By: colorado68

Re: RADIO - 03/09/09 05:49 AM

We were thinking 5x7's in the rear arm rests and 4x6's in the kick panels and maybe a filler in the dash. Havent purchased them yet, still weighing options.
Posted By: '67jbird

Re: RADIO - 03/09/09 06:00 AM

The great conundrum - all the wind noise with 'verts, and no stock option for hi fi. Good luck, keep me posted. -John
Posted By: Firebird Bob

Re: RADIO - 10/02/17 11:36 PM

I have a 1969 Pontiac Firebird and had a hard time finding a radio. Finally got a USA-740 from www.vintagecarradio.com. It came in about week after ordering it and plan on installing it tomorrow. Will let you know how it sounds.
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: RADIO - 01/17/18 03:31 PM

Originally Posted by Firebird Bob
I have a 1969 Pontiac Firebird and had a hard time finding a radio. Finally got a USA-740 from www.vintagecarradio.com. It came in about week after ordering it and plan on installing it tomorrow. Will let you know how it sounds.


Thanks for sharing Bob, looking forward to hearing back on how it sounds and works. Am also interested in the fit and if you had to cut the bezel at all as all the others in the past that I have seen required a little bit of cutting. Please post some pics also if possible. Thanks
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: RADIO - 03/22/18 02:00 PM

Originally Posted by Firebird Bob
I have a 1969 Pontiac Firebird and had a hard time finding a radio. Finally got a USA-740 from www.vintagecarradio.com. It came in about week after ordering it and plan on installing it tomorrow. Will let you know how it sounds.


Any updates on the installation Firebird Bob???
Posted By: bill v

Re: RADIO - 04/15/18 08:59 PM

I'm listening to this thread also!! we have the original unmolested radio installed and a quick release supertuner mounted uder the dash. Have round speakers 6" that I cut into the doors in the early 80's (more like butchered into the doors)

Sounds like crap,so, we may have to do something down the line.

Thanks bill v
Posted By: jman01

Re: RADIO - 05/28/18 07:36 PM

just for anyone reading this radio post... the retrosound radio did not like the HEI distributor..the radio was cutting in and out and speakers were crackling I changed the radio with all the same wiring. and it solved the problem..
Posted By: USMC_Ordy

Re: RADIO - 06/14/18 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by jman01
just for anyone reading this radio post... the retrosound radio did not like the HEI distributor..the radio was cutting in and out and speakers were crackling I changed the radio with all the same wiring. and it solved the problem..


jman01 is this the same radio (USA-740 from www.vintagecarradio.com)that Firebird Bob posted here on?
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