I did mine the same way as above, but the dash had been cut into before. If it is a "Good dash", I agree with GT Jim and jlthunder. JVC makes 6 and 12 CD disc changers that can mount almost anywhere with a small remote. JarrellPROPEL said:I like to trace the exact template directly onto the plastic with a mechanical pencil. Then use a dremel cutting wheel to cut a hole within this outline (about 1/8"-1/16" away from the outside lines). Finally, clean up with a fine flat file until you reach your markings. With this method, you can make the hole so clean you might not have to use the radio shroud plate.
Common problem with AM radios of that era. Factory manuals specifically state to add RFI suppression capacitors to the vehicle when installing the radio. RFI capacitor installation at the generator/alternator is noted only in the FSM radio section, but not on the single sheet radio/antenna installation instructions sent with "radio kits". When installed at the dealer (many were, especially early on), this was typically ignored because required capacitors were NOT INCLUDED as part of the radio installation "kit".greensmurf20 said:my GTs AM radio worked pretty well it seems. got 2 country stations, an opera station, a few talk shows and 1 disney story teling channell. the disney one is the one that really got me
its funny when driving and listening to the AM radio. the stereo kinda "whistles" in tune with engine RPM. the only way to describe it is kinda like the exhaust whistlers people used to put on the VWs.
so how much are these actually worth? i have an uncracked one with all 5 square lights and it seems to be uncut, i'll have to check if it has the light over the rocker switches or not though, i can't remember...PROPEL said:Anyway for GTs, the rarest dashpanel is the '69 square directional one WITHOUT the light over the rocker switches. PLEASE keep these original as they are near impossible to find in good shape. Most have either already been cut for new stereos, or have cracked due to the early pushstud mounting method. And if anyone wants to trade a pristine one for a previously cut one, just PM me.
That sounds like a good uncut dash. I paid LOTS to import an uncut dash for my GT and ended up having to try three times to get an unmolested one.rsefczek said:i think i understand a bit better now. i was looking at the dash again to check the condition. i has 4 radio holes: one rectangular one in the center, 2 for the usual knobs, and one smaller one above one of the holes for the knobs. is this correct or has someone already "modified" the dash. if this is original, i would be happy to trade for a "cut" one. there is no radio, the clock is kaput, but there are no cracks or breaks and the mounting pieces are all there (non-glued as best as i can tell).