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Single DIN - mounting advice
#1
I'm looking for advice/experience on modifying the radio bezel to accept a single DIN head unit. There is currently a Custom Autosound USA-3 unit in the car and I am less than impressed with the sound. I have replaced the paper Radio Shack speakers installed by the PO (unfortunately in the panels by the fold down rear sear - at least I was free to mount the new Polk Audio speakers without too much concern since the panels are cut) but the head unit is less than impressive.

Should I go with a repro bezel and cut away? I don't plan on cutting the original. Does anyone have experience with the NPD plastic DIN bezel? It doesn't look like it has the chrome details.

Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.

Here is what the new speakers look like since I know that we all like pictures!


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#2
they have some that are already precut for a single Din Radio.

http://www.mustangsunlimited.com/itemdy0...T1=AB71+01

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#3
I've seen those but wonder if anyone had used one. They are plastic instead of metal and don't have the chrome trim. Any picture of one installed so I can get an idea before spending the money?

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#4
I cut my original one many years ago, I cut the mount on a milling machine at work.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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#5
Pictures? I don't have access to a milling machine but I'd love to see the results.

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only pic I have


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Here is an old photo.


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Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#8
I have a proposal for you if you're interested. I currently have an Alpine aftermarket radio with a single DIN unit that is in great shape. The radio bezel is also in great shape. I'm looking for a more retro look, I had a custom autosound USA-1 in last 73 Coupe. I'm having trouble getting the pictures I took to show up in the post. I'm thinking if you have a radio that is in good shape along with a good radio bezel that we can do an even trade. I'll try sending you a PM with the pictures. Let me know...


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#9
I bought a repro bezel and cut it with a dremel cut off wheel, with holes drilled for the corners.

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#10
That is sweet. Thanks for the pics. It really gives me something to consider as I move forward.

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