Anyone know about Headunits in classic cars?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ronin, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Ronin

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    I'm thinking I'm just gonna take this thing to a shop? think that would be a good idea?

    66 mustang, probably gonna go with an alpine deck

    anyone know about this sort of thing?

    i dont care if i have some hi-tech looking cd player in there, i just want to know about the wiring factor
     
  2. twistid

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    older cars usually take more work to do... depends on the owner, the car, and the equipment on how much more work. old cars the speakers were common ground, and the had no memory wire. then there's to wack the dash, or relocate the deck.
     
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    theres a couple aftermarket decks that will go into the OEM opening... it will even had the dual shaft knobs but will have a digital tuner and rca preouts.
     
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    thats really the only way to go, last thing i want to see in a 66 mustang is a hacked up dash with a goofy looking deck in it
     
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    If I were to do something like that, I would go with a custom console on the tranny hump. That way most of the modifications are reversible.
     
  6. bearsdidit

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    good call
     
  7. Ronin

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    those retros are pieces of shit IMO and overfucking priced
     
  8. Ronin

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    that sounds like a good idea, I can angle it towards me and just build a little holder for it and bolt it to the tranny hump and run the cables underneath the carpet


    if not that, then ill put it in a console like a humphugger (its a console rest that sits over the factory console, has a compartment in it)

    i think the console rest concealment might be my best bet

    back in the day someobody had already hacked into the dash anyway for a cassette player, so im thinking i might just remove the casette player and put a black piece of metal in there as flush as possible until i put something oem in for looks down the road.
     
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    My buddy has a 79 Corvette Pace Car with low miles on it, he wanted to put a CD player in it, but did not want to ruin the dash, so he just went with a hidden 6-disc CD changer instead.
     
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    why not just run all new wires?



    if you don't mind I'd love to see the install pics.
     
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    the console works well, we've done several of those. another alternative is to go in the glovebox, provided there is room. then an MP3 disc, sat radio, or changer and you're good to go.
     

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