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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Autosound Radio Install

I bought this radio from Charlie at Serpent Autosport. His prices are as good as they get. I'm replaing an old Blaupunkt mono low-fi which was a vintage install from dealerships back in the day-1973 GTV. I had to use the old faceplate to cover the dark/light wood lines, as the new one wasn't as wide.
The radio comes with bullet connectors so I used them for everything-makes it easier to repair, remove, change speakers, and do other wiring chores in the dash/console zone.
I also left some slack as I can bundle things up when I reinstall the console. At least that's the plan.
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I tried one of these hidden amplified antennas on the windshield-didn't work well at all...
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I made a dipole antenna out of speaker wire, using this site:

Plain Wire, Fancy Reception

I tucked it under the rear parcel shelf, ran the wire under the door sill, and spliced a male coax plug on it, and it works like a champ in my rural area. Totally invisible.
I had some quality 6X9 speakers lying around, so I removed the original parcel shelf and used it as a template to make a new one from 1/4" plywood, cut speaker holes and covered it with 1/4" foam and some black naugahyde. The speaker covers are domed-which I don't like as they really show from outside the car-but I can unplug the speakers from the trunk and reinstall the stock shelf in less than 10 minutes. So now I have a modern radio with pretty decent sound in my noisy little hot-rod!
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After some driving (a big 80 mile circle) this antenna lash-up isn't going to work for me, so I'm looking at exterior mast options.
I started this thread:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/gt-1...-pictures.html

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