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WildOnce340

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Is there any reason I should pay approximately $900.00 for an AM/FM thumb wheel radio for my 1969 dart from Classic Car Stereo, when I can buy, what appears to be the same thing from Redondo for $395.00? Any information would be helpful.

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Jim
 

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I think I got one from resto radio a few years ago about $500.00 with everything on it.
 

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The thumbwheel radio in my 1969 Dart was cool. Not so, the knob ones in my 1964 and 1965 today and didn't care for AM-only. One radio actually worked somewhat. Instead, I installed an Android Head Unit 7" screen in both. It sits in front of the dash, but thin so only projects 1.5". I just mounted the brackets thru the radio knob holes so no cutting of the dash. Can load many Android apps, but the cheapie $85 Chinese one I got appears too wimpy to run Android Auto. You can use phone-mirror though to display phone apps on the screen (via USB cable) and has its own GPS for navigation. I also got the backup camera ($20), which is very useful. It switches to the camera when you shift to reverse (tap backup lamp wire).
 

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The thumbwheel radio in my 1969 Dart was cool. Not so, the knob ones in my 1964 and 1965 today and didn't care for AM-only. One radio actually worked somewhat. Instead, I installed an Android Head Unit 7" screen in both. It sits in front of the dash, but thin so only projects 1.5". I just mounted the brackets thru the radio knob holes so no cutting of the dash. Can load many Android apps, but the cheapie $85 Chinese one I got appears too wimpy to run Android Auto. You can use phone-mirror though to display phone apps on the screen (via USB cable) and has its own GPS for navigation. I also got the backup camera ($20), which is very useful. It switches to the camera when you shift to reverse (tap backup lamp wire).
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Photos requested.
1964 Valiant red interior. Dash was hacked by a P.O. to fit a non-OEM radio (2nd photo). I need to route the GPS cable behind the dash and mount the USB connectors on the bracket. 1965 Dart is black interior

dash w Android radio.jpg


radio hack job.jpg



dash w radio.jpg
 
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